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  1. Poland
  2. Mazovia Province
  3. Warsaw
  4. Palace of Culture and Science

Warsaw: 3-Hour Communism Tour in an Original Socialist Van

Product ID: 25189
This 3-hour tour of Warsaw takes you on a discovery of Poland’s socialist past as you drive around the city in an original socialist-style van. Visit the places connected with socialism, including Constitution Square and the Palace of Culture and Science.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Pickup is possible from selected hotels in the center of the Warsaw only (3 or more tour participants are required). Contact the tour supplier directly in order to make pickup arrangements and to see if your hotel is eligible for the service. For parties of less than 3 participants, or if you are staying outside the selected area, you must make your own way to one of the following meeting points: • City enter of Warsaw – Hard Rock Café (under the guitar) – Złota 59, Warszawa • The Old Town – under the Sigmund Column on the Castle Square – plac Zamkowy, Warszawa
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Poland’s socialist history as you tour around Warsaw in a Nysa 522, an original socialist-style van
  • Explore the famous communist sites in Warsaw, including Constitution Square and the Ministry of Agriculture
  • Visit the heart of socialism at the old seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Worker’s Party
  • Discover the insides of the Palace of Culture and Science
  • Experience what it was like to live in Poland during the Communist era by visiting the Communism Times Museum
  • Watch some post-1950s propaganda films
Full description
On this unique trip through the legacy of Polish socialism, you will explore Warsaw in a Nysa 522, an original socialist-style van. You will be picked up from your hotel before starting the tour around the places in Warsaw connected with the socialist past, where you can experience this era in Polish history for yourself.

The tour starts at Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square), the first square ever to be built especially for the working people. Here you will feel the propaganda of the socialist era before heading on to the Ministry of Agriculture, where you will have the chance to learn about the utopian plans of the post-war city reconstruction.

The next stop on the tour is at the Palace of Culture and Science, where you can learn about this gift from “Uncle” Stalin. You will then continue on to the very heart of socialism, the old seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party.

You will also visit a typical housing estate and enter a flat furnished in the socialist style. Here you will be invited to taste a typical refreshment of the workers from the socialist era – a shot of vodka and a slice of bread with lard and pickles. Not only will you see how people used to live during the socialist era, you will also have a unique opportunity to watch the post-1950s propaganda films.
Includes
  • Real local guide
  • Interesting stories about communism in Warsaw
  • Transportation by communist van
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected centrally-located hotels, if option selected
  • Visit to the Museum of life under communism

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Meeting point
Important information
Know before you go
• The hotel pickup and drop-off service is only available to tour groups of 3 or more participants. Parties of 1-2 people should instead make their own way to one of the meeting points.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 56 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Interesting, fun and loaded with information.

We are so glad we booked this tour as it was really very interesting and fun. We got a chance to see so much that we otherwise would not have been able to. Our tour guide was so nice, friendly and knowledgeable. He really went out of his way to take care of everyone and make sure everyone was understanding and being informed. This was a fantastic tour that we woudl highly recommend.

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October 11, 2017

Great fun informative tour

We had a great time on our tour with Artue. Travelling in the old style van was fun and added to the experience. Artue was very knowledgeable about all areas of Warsaw's history and architecture and was a fantastic guide. The tour was well paced, with a number of differed stops, a really fun lunch in a traditional restaurant, a look inside the palace of science and culture with interesting facts, and polish vodka tasting at the museum of life in the communist era. Would highly recommend especially for those interested in Warsaws communist history as well as for anyone wanting a fun and interesting way to spend a morning in the city.

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September 11, 2017

December 24, 2019

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Adventure Warsaw

Product ID: 25189