Warsaw: Communism Tour (regular City Tour)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • 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 :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up / drop off from meeting points:
    • meeting point – city enter of Warsaw – Hard Rock Café (under the guitar) – Złota 59, Warszawa 
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  • 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

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

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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Sep-2017

    We got tricked. Thought we were taking the small-group heritage communism tour that we had booked but when we showed up the same vendor Adventure tours was running another tour, the Warsaw adventure tour, and even though he saw our voucher for the Small Group Heritage Communism tour, our guide Lucas told us to get into the bus. Since no one from the company called us to say we were missing from the other tour, we think this was probably deliberate as they probably did not have any other people on the tour we were going to take and decided to cut corners by quickly including us in the tour which did have customers so they would not have to run a separate van or guide. We only realized this halfway through the tour when I questioned why we were not going to the iconic Palace of Culture and Science and being told it was not part of the tour. Nor did the guide take anyone to the museum of communism which by the way was included on both our original tour and the adventure tour we were hustled into. There were some hushed phone calls between his office and him which appeared to suggest that our situation was known and if not planned, at least overlooked.

    Having said that, some of the features of the adventure tour and the enthusiasm of the guide was commendable, only wish I could write about the original Small Group Heritage Communism tour!

  • 02-Nov-2015

    A Great Day . and a great Guide

  • 11-Oct-2015

    Enjoyed my time but the trip was a bit disorganized...spent a long time picking up extra guests. Guide was knowledgeable but I was never clear about where we we going. Great value but the visit to the deserted bazaar was a waste of time