Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 - Regular Warsaw Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hard Rock Cafe Warsaw, Złota 59/Złote, 00-120 Tarasy, Poland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up / drop off from meeting points:
    • meeting point – city enter of Warsaw – Hard Rock Ca.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

An intriguing trip addressed to those who want to know what the communist period in Warsaw and Poland was like. Political anecdotes, the ideas of rebuilding Warsaw after the Second World War and the absurdities of everyday life of ordinary residents of the city. We will drive a classic communist car, that is, a historic minivan - Nysa 522.
A professional guide will narrate a tour of landmark communist buildings and local history.
Experience the absurdities of communism and set off with us to a city full of history!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Led by a local guide

Know More about this tour

Let yourself be taken on an adventure through history on a 4-hour tour of Warsaw. Ride in an original Polish socialist car, the Nysa 522, as you travel all across the city, learning various historical facts and seeing the most important sites that socialism brought. Experience the bygone era of socialism through the typical blocks of flats, monumental palaces, squares, sculptures. and much more. 

We will start with the first square ever to be built especially for the working people, i.e. Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji). Here you will feel how the propaganda worked in the socialist era. This is also the place where we will visit the Museum of Life under Communism. Here you will experience a small apartment furnished in socialist style, a communist party members office, a shop, a bar and a street from the era. You will see how people used to live and watch propaganda movies of the 1950s.

Next we will go towards the seat of the Ministry of Agriculture where you will have a chance to get to know the utopian plans of the post-war city reconstruction. Our next stop will be the Palace of culture and science a gift from Uncle Stalin will reveal its secrets to you.

We will not miss the very heart of socialism, i.e. the old seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party (in Polish: Dom Partii The Party's House).

Next stop is in Praga district where we see the typical housing estate with the longest building in Warsaw.

Inclusions

real local guide

interesting stories about communism time in Warsaw

transportation by communist van

pick up and drop off

visit in the Museum of life under communism

Entry/Admission - Museum of Life under Communism

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Our retro minivans Nysa 522 have not got air conditioning. They have heating system for wintertime.

Our vintage vans h Nysa 522 have not got seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).

Please wear comfortable clothes because during the tour are short walks.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Aug-2021

    貸し切りでツアー参加しましたが、リーズナ ブルなお値段で、更にガイド/ドライバーさ も終始皮肉がきいて面白い話で3時間あっと う間に終わりました。古いバンでちょっと タガタしますが、それも趣があって良かっ です。共産時代のワルシャワの様子、また どの道のビルがこの時代の物なのか、新し 物なのか、実際にその場で説明してくれて その頃のワルシャワの人たちに思いを馳せ した。ガイドさんは30代でしたが、祖父や に自分が初めて戦いを経験しない世代だと われる、と言っていた事が印象的で、共産 代が遠い昔ということではないことに気付 されます。

  • 08-Aug-2021

    The driver was quite friendly and knowledgeable. The bus itself, cute and perhaps a bit uncomfortable for some (we were fine) but do realize, it isn't a comfort sedan! That is part of the experience. We live in Warsaw but had a friend visit and it was just right for both parties. There were spots they took us to and explained that we did not know about. The museum was interesting and our guide did a good job explaining.

  • 03-Mar-2020

    Sadly it was a super rainy cold day during or tour but that’s life ! The pink Nysa pick us up on time outside the Hard Rock Cafe. It was so cool to travel round in this old van even if it was pink! The stops we made where interesting and our tour guide was very knowledgeable really enjoyed the life under communism museum! My only regret is not getting a photo with the van but the weather didn’t help this factor and my own fault for forgetting! Very enjoyable tour would recommend

  • 19-Nov-2019

    Com veiculo antigo visitamos os principais pontos para rever a experiência comunista, inclusive o MUSEU. Guia muito preparado e os locais bem escolhidos. RECOMENDO!!!!!!

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Expérience originale pour découvrir Varsovie à l'ère communiste... Les anecdotes de Liza, notre guide, nous ont plongées dans l'Histoire de cette ville formidable et donné l'envie d'en explorer d'autres facettes. Très peu adepte des visites guidées, celle-ci m'a fait changer d'avis sur la question. Je la recommande sans hésiter !

  • 09-Oct-2019

    I fancied a tour around Warsaw but wondered how to convince my partner to try one, when I spotted this one in a vintage Communist van. As they are a massive fan of vintage vans it was no trouble conceiving him this was the trip for us. We were picked up by Pablo in a pink van from our hotel and had a wonderful few hours touring around the communist sights around Warsaw. Pablo a local, who was a boy during communist rule was amazing and a real insight in to what it was like to live through the period and how things have changed during his lifetime and how things are going to be in the future. He also was kind enough to drop us off where we wanted in Praga. It was a wonderful time and very surprising especially the Scandinavian log cabins village in the centre of the city. It felt like a country hippy paradise in the city.

  • 16-Aug-2019

    A great way if getting 'behind the scenes' in Warsaw. Amazing little can, charming knowledgeable guide who was clearly very proud of her polish history. Thoroughly recommend.

  • 23-Jul-2019

    My wife and I had the pleasure of joining the Communism tour led by Artur. We happened to be the only people in the morning tour so we were lucky enough to get a very attentive treatment. Artur was very passionate about teaching about Warsaw and it showed during the tour. We had a lovely time and learned a lot. Dziękuje bardzo, Artur!

  • 09-Jun-2019

    A very novel approach to city viewing. Our guide and driver Arthur had a great approach with visitors and made me feel very welcomed in Warsaw. His knowledge of the city and people and that of Praga was educational. He related modern day Warsaw to war struck Warsaw with ease, humor and respect . We visited many off the beaten track landmarks uncovering a few nice surprises along the way. Finished the tour by sharing a delicious traditional polish lunch. If touring during Summer months wear cool clothes and bring water although some water was provided.

  • 23-Apr-2019

    We were picked up in an old retro van and the bumpy ride was half of the adventure! Our guide spoke super fluent English and had detailed and interesting knowledge on all that we saw. We were shown collossal monumental Communist architechture and housing complexes, art, deprived neighbourhoods and were given a private tour in a Communist Museum that featured old propaganda movies (very fascinating). The flexible guide gave us information on everything we asked aboout. My teenager son, whose disinterested looks during the tour hinted at the opposite, described the tour in great superlatives at its end. The guide really had the ability to capture all, both middle-aged (as me) and young. This tour company is highly recommended! Next time in Warszaw I'll venture for an "off the beaten path" tour. Looking forward to it!

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