Warsaw Behind The Scenes Tour By Retro Minibus

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 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
    Pickup service from hotels, Airbnb and apartments is available up to 1-kilometre radius from the city centre. If your hotel/apartment is located farther or it’s not rea.. read more
  • 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

Experience a fascinating history of Warsaw, Polish culture and nowadays life.
Our guide will take you through less known and, in the opinion of our clients, much more interesting and eye-opening sites than typical tours cover. Full history coverage, impeccable approach to data and facts, undiscovered places and people of Warsaw, genuine sites of the city, personalized guide and retro minibus Zuk all that underlines everything that is so special about this tour. Cover vast parts of history as well as vast parts of town thanks to nice tempo and vintage time machine which makes the experience very authentic. Buildings that survived two world wars, communist era and thirty years of newborn Polish capitalism have shaped modern Warsaw that grew around them. Get yourself involved into a thorough exploration of history, culture and art of this city while still being entertained by stories about places like Palace of culture and science, ghetto relics or Praga district.

Highlights

Get inside tips from a local

Small group ensures personal service

Hotel pickup included

Lunch included

Snacks and Beverages included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace of culture and science, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

The Palace of culture and science is the undisputed symbol of Warsaw. The Palace was built in 1952-1955 as a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland.
Varsovians still commonly use nicknames to refer to the Palace, notably "Beijing", "clown", "nightmarish dream of a drunk confectioner", "Stalin's syringe", "small but stylish". Other less common names include "the Elephant in Lacy Underwear", "Russian wedding cake", or even "Stalin's dick".
The permanent residents of the Palace are cats that live in the basement. Animals have their guardian who cares about them. In the highest part of the Palace, peregrine falcons live, which just below the spire, have their nest erected. They have been there since 1998. A pair of falcons have young children there. In the Internet users' competition, the young falcons were given the names: Bazyl, Orion and Wawa. A little lower in towers at the height of the 15th floor, the kestrels found their asylum. And on the level of the 6th floor, on the roof of the Studio Theater, among the melliferous bushes, there is an apiary of urban bees.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: rdmiecie Poudniowe

The piece of Warsaw, which survived WWII

Stop At: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The Hebrew word Polin in the museum's name means either "Poland" or "rest here" and relates to a legend about the arrival of the first Jews to Poland. The Museum faces the memorial commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.
(without visiting inside)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Stacja Muranow, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

The Muranw district was build just after the war on the rubble of a densely built-up and vibrant Jewish district of Warsaw. Muranw is today a souvenir of the architecture and ideology of socialist realism. The Venetian origin of the Muranw name is a bitter irony of history, because the word "ghetto" was used for the first time in Venice in 1516.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Praga Polnoc, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

Praga is one of the oldest districts in Warsaw. Through the centuries, Warsaw's right-bank was an independent town. In 1648 it was granted municipal rights by the king Wadysaw IV Vasa. It was joined to Warsaw at the end of 18th century. In 1945 it was divided into Praga-North and Praga-South.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zabkowska Street, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

Zbkowska Street is one of the oldest streets in Warsaw.
Koneser district. After the war, Koneser was one of the largest producers of vodka - the main export product and its own currency in communist Poland.
Events, food, fashion, design, art and unique urban space. This is a new modern Koneser. The historic vodka factory in the heart of Old Praga returns to the map of the capital in an energetic, lifelike version.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

Pickup is available up to 1 km /0.62mi from the central point which is Palace of Culture and Science

Communist retro minibus uk

Traditional refreshments in local eatery

Professional local guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks above specified

Entrance fees above specified inclusions

Entry/Admission - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Tour is priced per person and guests participate in their tour together with other travellers.

The minimum number of persons needed to launch the tour is 2. A single traveller can join the tour if another booking for at least 2 persons exists.

Tours with retro minibuses are available only for persons taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).

If a single reservation is made for at least 8 persons tour becomes exclusive for that group and no other travellers are added.

if your party is smaller than 8 and you would like to receive an exclusive service please book 8 tickets for a shared tour or choose one of our PRIVATE TOURS

Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide.

If two minibuses are used on the tour, guide will ride in only one during transfers.

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

If a single reservation is made for 1 to 7 persons they are joined with other travellers, to total 8, which is a capacity of one retro minibus.

Retro minibuses are not equipped with air conditioning, they are equipped with an efficient heating system for wintertime.

Some of the retro minibuses are not equipped with seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).

Please contact us before booking the tour if you have food intolerances, allergies or other health issues such as mobility limitations.

Most travelers can participate

Vegetarian option is available, tour supplier must be informed about this requests at least 24 hours before the tour.

Vegan and non-gluten options are not available.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Mar-2020

    Excellent tour of the area and very knowledgeble guide. This tour really highlighted what it was like in Warsaw during and after the war and especially living in the Ghettos. Good lunch in an authentic Polish cafe. Well worth spending half a day getting to know the history of Warsaw.

  • 04-Mar-2020

    Very interesting tour off the beaten track slightly helping us to get a different glimpse of Warsaw.
    The Zug minibus added a different, fun dimension.
    Our guide Jan was very entertaining and engaging. Relaxed and knowledgeable and easy to get along with during the tour.
    Tour started off with quite a lot of coverage of the Jewish Ghetto areas which was fascinating. However, would have been even better had there been a little more of a scene-setting short history lesson before we got into it. Two days later we visited the truly excellent Polin museum when a lot of what Jan had introduced us to made a lot more sense. Jan had assumed knowledge at the start which we did not have.

    Quirky tour that took us off the beaten track. Recommended

  • 02-Mar-2020

    Excellent way to see Warsaw. Plenty of history and sightseeing.
    Guide was superb, very helpful and knowledgeable.
    Highly recommended.

  • 10-Dec-2019

    Great tour with Art. Lots of history and info about the city. We learned about the war, and how almost nothing remained. Art was professional, knowledgeable and answered our many questions. I would suggest to anyone who would like to learn about the city in depth

  • 02-Dec-2019

    An amazing 4 hour tour in a 1970s Zuk communist regime mini van. Mark was outstanding. So much knowledge of the subject. Told us so much about pre 1939 Warsaw, the Nazi invasion, the Jewish Ghetto and the years 1945 to 1989 Soviet rule and living under communism. Although a cold day, Marks enthusiasm kept the 6 passengers involved in the tour. Great memory of our time in Warsaw.

  • 20-Mar-2019

    Our tour guide Luke was intelligent and funny. We really enjoyed seeing Warsaw with his stories about the city. Had a great time and learned things we would not have on our own. Good time!

  • 19-Feb-2018

    Very informative and great tour. The guide took us all over and was very polite. We had some great food also.

  • 31-Oct-2017

    This tour allowed us to see the highlights of Warsaw as well as some off the beaten track locations. We were lucky to have Mark as our guide. It was like meeting up with a college buddy who was so proud to show us his city. We all hit it off immediately. There was no script. Mark just explained all the sites he thought we should see in a conversational, matter of fact way. He was more than willing to answer all our questions especially those about growing up in Warsaw. The highlight of the tour was lunch at a little family owned cafe in the part of town not frequented by tourists. Excellent. Complete with a shot of homemade vodka. The funky Communist era fire truck fit in all the parking areas limiting the need to walk far.
    I cant imagine there is a better way to get an overview of Warsaw.

  • 06-Oct-2017

    Our guide Marc Mark? was excellent. We did the extended tour and received a lot of information. His English was great and he was very knowledgeable. We recommend highly!

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Our guide Mark was great! He told us so much about Warsaw and the people and took us to places our coach tour was unable to go. All I can say is THANK YOU MARK

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