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Warsaw: Off the Beaten Path Tour

1. Warsaw: Off the Beaten Path Tour

Go on an adventure through history on a tour of Warsaw. Ride in an original Polish socialistic car, the Nysa 522, as you travel all across the city, learning about various historical facts and seeing the most important sites related to the socialist era. Experience the bygone era of socialism through the typical blocks of flats, monumental palaces, squares, and sculptures. See the different faces of Warsaw: from the yards of XIX-century tenement houses to Constitution Square, the Palace of Culture and Science, Próżna street, Muranów District, and pre-war Praga on the other side of the river. As you travel along, your tour guide will entertain you with facts and anecdotes about life in Warsaw. Meanwhile, you will get a lesson on socialist propaganda in the form of news. In Praga, you will see unconventional sites: from a bazaar, where you could buy almost anything, or to the quiet Jewish cemetery. See an old Vodka factory, and finally visit a famous local band, who will play a song just for you.

Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

2. Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

Feel the spirit of communist Poland during a drive in the iconic automobile of the 70’s and 80’s Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw of the communist epoch. You start by being picked up from your centrally located Warsaw hotel, at your chosen hour. As you travel, your guide will share entertaining facts about life in communism, how it has changed, and what does it mean to be Polish today. Your agenda can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask to visit somewhere of particular interest. Visit Palace of Culture and Science, the hulking symbol of Warsaw’s long-gone communist epoch. Find out more about its construction, listen to some anecdotes and get to know why is it called the gift from Moscow. See the Stalin-era architecture at the Constitution Square, a unique and the most representative communist housing district. Visit communist ministerial district with its amazing Ministry of Agriculture and hear interesting stories about the House of Communist Party, find out what is it used for now. Then gaze at communist-era housing blocks of Muranów built upon the former Ghetto and learn more about the Party’s influence on architecture. As you ride, have a shot of best traditional vodka, alongside a tasty snack. After the tour you are driven back to your hotel.

Warsaw: Private Tour by Communist Van

3. Warsaw: Private Tour by Communist Van

Journey through the 20th-century history of Warsaw by classic vehicle from the Communist era. Board the vintage Nysa 522 and marvel as the bygone age is brought to life before your eyes. Pass typical apartment blocks, along with monumental palaces, public squares, and iconic statues. Look inside the yards of 19th-century tenement houses, and gaze in wonder at the monumental Palace of Culture and Science. See the Socialist Realism architecture of Constitution Square, and drive down picturesque Próżna Street to the Muranów District at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto Hear entertaining facts about life in the city, before you cross the Vistula River to the Praga district after a traditional aperitif in an original Socialist era house. Get a lesson on propaganda in the form of the news, visit a bazaar where you could buy almost anything, discover an old vodka factory, and get serenaded by a famous band.

Warsaw: Private Vodka Tasting Night with Snacks and Pickup

4. Warsaw: Private Vodka Tasting Night with Snacks and Pickup

If you prefer knowing the country by its liquors and the city by its bars, then this is what you need! Get into a retro Fiat 125p and prepare for an unforgettable night ride In Warsaw. Go on a city sightseeing tour with vodka tasting! On this ride, visit two different bars and the Polish Vodka Museum, where you will taste around 12 different types of vodkas. For the whole time you are accompanied by a driver-guide who helps you understand Polish culture, customs and cuisine. And no worries about transportation, no need to call a taxi, no waiting for public transport or walking unnecessary miles and getting lost! You have your private chauffeur-guide! Start by being picked-up from your hotel, where you already get something for starters! A shot of Polish herbal vodka to start this vodka night. Get on board your vehicle – a yellow retro cabby from communist times which takes you to the to the first stop – the Polish Vodka Museum which is located on the other side of Warsaw, so to get there, you ride through amazingly picturesque downtown and cross Vistula river with one of the spectacular bridges. Here, in the Museum you will be familiarized with the process of vodka production, raw materials used for it and also its various flavours. After an informative tour of the museum you will have the opportunity to taste three different types of polish vodka in a special service sector. Next, is a bohemian bar in Praga district, which for a long time has been considered a dark side of the city and its mysterious atmosphere still has an impact on people. But are there reasons for it? If you want to find out where to get forged documents, what was cultural, folklore and a business heart of Warsaw and is still a shady place, just take your shots and enjoy the story. On your way to the next bar, have a small stop-for-shot by the Palace of Culture and Science, the most recognizable landmark of Warsaw and symbol of Polish communism. Its colorful illumination is different every day and makes you raise your head and gaze in amazement. Palace is right in the heart of Downtown and your guide will tell you about its fascinating history and  incredible surroundings The final stop is in Muranów district. Here, in a bar dating back to the 60s’ enjoy the atmosphere, spirits and some snacks. The guide will tell you about the fascinating, yet harsh communist times in Warsaw and in Poland, the staff will tell you a fascinating story about the place and a beautiful neon will help you feel like you are in the streets of communist Warsaw. After end of this tour you can be either dropped at your hotel or enjoy the rest of the night going wild in some more Warsaw pubs! 

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4.8 / 5

based on 126 reviews

It was an amazing tour with Artur ! he was super knowledgeable of the history, fun facts as well as was super precise with numbers and dates. We could tell he knew a lot and he is a real Warsaw local. The mini van is not comfortable but we only go with it for short distances. We had an authentic lunch at a milk bar, saw many interesting faces of Warsaw you could not find in any guide as well as had a good overview of the city history. You do this tour and complement with the must see attractions and you have an exhausted experience of Warsaw. We also 100% recommend Artur as a guide. Lot of the success of the tour is on his shoulder and he smashes it.

Absolutely loved the experience! The van is so cute and a really unique way to travel around the city. The highlight was definitely the traditional Polish lunch in a milk bar... I'm a fussy eater but everything was absolutely delicious and definitely something I wouldn't have tried otherwise! Saw lots of cute and interesting places we never would have discovered otherwise. Thank you so much!

Our guide artur was a VERY friendly and open-minded person with a ton of knowledge about warsaw. it was definitly worth the asked price and it was a really good experience. would recommend it to anyone who wants to see another side of warsaw.

Bartek was fabulous. He knew lots about Warsaw and was passionate about it. It was fun and interesting and Warsaw opened up for me as a result of the trip. Thr traditional food was delicious. Wonderful value for money.

Very knowledgeable guide. Educational in-depth learning of part of modern Polish history in live.