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  1. Poland
  2. Mazovia Province
  3. Warsaw

Warsaw: Small Group Beer and History Tour with a Local Guide

Product ID: 311893
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Explore the history and culture of Warsaw, beer in hand! Under the waving propaganda banners from the Communist era, discover the post-war icons of Poland’s capital, check out the nightlife scene and most importantly, try the city’s best craft beer.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Become a real beer connoisseur as you taste your way through Warsaw
  • Visit the oldest tap bar in the city and enjoy beer and a snack
  • See some of Warsaw’s most iconic sites in a small group with a local guide
  • Find out where locals go to have a good time in the city
  • Learn what life was like during the Communist era and after its collapse
Full description
Meet your local guide at the iconic MDM Square, a Communist time capsule with architecture that represents the epitome of the socialist realism fantasy that influenced urban planning in Poland during the aftermath of the Second World War. Your friendly local guide will give you the lowdown on the significance of the sculptures and buildings and tell you stories about life in Warsaw during the communist era.

After that dose of local history, you will visit the oldest (and best) tap bar in Warsaw to try some beer and Polish snacks. Then stop at one of the most popular and reputable beer sanctuaries in Warsaw where you will taste four different types of beer. You will then check out a strange monument that starts underneath your feet and finishes leading up to the sky. It is strongly connected to the former Central Office of Press Control, Publications, and Spectacles (a fancy name for the censorship bureau). Here your guide will chat about banned books, ignored writers, false reality, freedom of speech -- all topics that are still very relevant in today’s world of ‘fake news.’

Continuing with the Cold War theme, your evening stroll will come to an end at Party's House, the monumental seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party before 1989. This incredible place is full of curiosities. It was built using ‘voluntary’ donations that the local people were actually obligated to give. Ironically, it’s a symbol of a socialistic economy but nowadays it is the home of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and Financial Center. The tour ends here but before you go, do not forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in the city.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tastings at two local venues (five varieties of beer in total)
  • One hot snack
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Plac Konstytucji 2 (Constitution Square no 2) in the arcade adjacent to the art gallery Desa.

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• In the unlikely event that one of the regular stops is closed, you will be taken to an equally awesome one nearby
• Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
• This tour can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions
Organized by

Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 311893