Private Tour: Warsaw's Communist History By Retro Fiat

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Every hour, First tour at 9amLast tour at 9pm, Please confirm exact timing with the local operator directly via the number provided on the voucher
  • Departure Details :
    Palace of Culture and Science, plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up only from centrally located hotels.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Feel the spirit of communist Warsaw during this private tour in an iconic retro automobile of the 1970s and 80s - the Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw and its communist history, showing you the most important landmarks such as the Palace of Culture and Science, the House of The Polish Communist Party and the communist housing districts. Hop in the car and learn about the era of monumental, massive architecture, empty store shelves and never-ending queues.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Where does Polish sentiment towards the communist era come from, and how has communism shaped Poland? This tour will tell you all about it, showing you places from communist Warsaw that have not changed that much since the fall of the regime, and still have that special something that makes them a unique monument to the past.

You will see socialist realist architecture, MDM housing district, Muranw housing district and communist restaurants, and have the opportunity to try a shot of locally produced vodka.

Feel the spirit of communist Warsaw during a drive in the iconic retro automobile of the 1970s and 80s - the Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw of the communist epoch showing you the most important landmarks like Palace of culture and science, house of The Polish Communist Party or communist housing districts.

As you travel, your guide will share entertaining facts about life during the communist era, how it has changed since, and what it means to be Polish today. Your itinerary can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask your guide questions, or ask to visit somewhere of particular interest.

Visit Palace of culture and science, the hulking symbol of Warsaws long-gone communist epoch. Find out more about its construction, listen to anecdotes and get to know why it is called 'Stalins gift'.

See the Stalin-era architecture of Constitution Square, a unique and representative communist housing district. Hear fascinating stories about the House of Communist Party, find out what is it used for now. Gaze at the communist-era housing blocks of the Muranw district as you cruise around the city and feel the atmosphere of communist Warsaw.

Later on, enjoy pierogi or other traditional meal of your choice at a communist-themed milk bar (own expense), these government subsidized restaurants allow you to taste traditional home-like cuisine. Sample the hearty Polish fare and hear how the bars provided cheap food to the masses in communist times. As you ride, have a shot of the best local vodka, alongside a tasty snack, all served on board.
Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.

Inclusions

Private tour

Transport by private vehicle: Fiat 125p

Snack and shot of vodka

Professional local driver-guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Souvenir pictures emailed to you after the tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Nov-2019

    Some day we may book a similar tour but certainly never one better! Olga was our tour guide and she was exceptional. Not only did she have a command of the subject matter but she was able to relate and share personal stories that her family endured during this time period. Amazing! This tour is well worth the money and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Warsaw. As this time period played such a vital role in the evolution of Poland as we know it today, one would be remiss not to include this in depth look into a very dark time in their history. Not only did Olga masterfully drive the little Fiat through the hectic streets of Warsaw but she was able to answer a barrage of questions we threw at her while doing so. She made it fun and highly informative. Very well done!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Wonderful tour! We learned so much about Warsaw and Polish history during this tour. Martin took us to places the usual tour companies do not do. We took a “city” tour with another tour company the next day, and it was not nearly as good. We were really glad we had done the communism tour the previous day because we had the background knowledge to fill in all the information the second tour guide left out. This tour is a must!

  • 29-Apr-2019

    The tour guide started the tour asking us what we want to see, again i would have expected him to have an itinerary ready. We were then taken to the Praga district and shown many many buildings that had been stripped of decoration by Stalin. We were then also shown a picture of a "black market place" from the communist era. That was the extent of the Communist history of the tour. The remainder of the time was spent again just driving around the touristy parts of Warsaw with no reference to the Communist era at all and no itinerary being followed. The guide was very surprised when i asked to go to the Communist Museum which it then turned out was closed. Very disappointing and no value for money again.

  • 26-Mar-2019

    Martin, our guide, was very nice and new a lot! Very interesting, really enjoyed it 👍 I would not hesitate do it again.

  • 28-Jul-2017

    The little Fiat was really a hoot and added to the atmosphere as our guide Marcin took us around the city to experience this unique period of time. We had taken the WWII tour earlier in the day, so we covered 50 years of Polish history in one day. Marcin was not only very knowledgeable of the time period and architecture, but also very engaged in current day politics. Not always easy in English. We also appreciated Marcin's flexibility with finding us a place to eat first, then taking us to a requested place not on the normal tour. Highly recommended for history and architecture lovers!!

  • 21-Jan-2017

    Adoramos. O nosso guia Martin foi muito bom. Vale super a pena!!!!