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

Warsaw: Off the Beaten Path 4-Hour Tour

Product ID: 25176
Head on an incredible adventure in an original Polish socialistic car, the Nysa 522, on a 4-hour tour of Warsaw. You will travel through time from the pre-war district of Praga to the socialistic center of Warsaw, learning how socialism affected the area.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup optional

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride in an old vintage van through unknown areas of Warsaw
  • Pass by former socialist sites, sculptures, squares, monuments, and more
  • Visit Praga, a borough of Warsaw lining the east bank of the Vistula River
  • Try polish cuisine in a Milk Bar
Full description
Let yourself be taken on an adventure through history on a 4-hour tour of Warsaw. Ride in an original Polish socialistic 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.

You will 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.

After the first part of this tour, before exploring Praga, you will stop for a traditional aperitif in an original house from the socialist époque. 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, through gates, where time has stopped before World War II, to the forgotten Jewish cemetery, to the old Vodka factory, and finally to a Famous Praga band which will play a song or more, just for you!

After a tour full of surprises, you will be able to relax in a real socialistic bar while devouring a typical Polish lunch.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup drop-off from the city center
  • Local guide
  • Lunch in a local milk bar

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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 the meeting point.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 121 reviews

Review summary

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    4.8 / 5
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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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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.

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March 1, 2020

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!

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November 22, 2019

Absolutely amazing and fun!

Our guide, Artur, was knowledgeable and shared so much with us. He gave extra inside info, as a local who grew up in Warsaw. He was personable and eager to connect with us and make relevant bridges to help all guests understand and learn more. We enjoyed his insider knowledge, learning tidbits ranging from Finnish houses to political controversies - both historical and modern. Overall, the day was a great day out!

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July 8, 2019

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Adventure Warsaw

Product ID: 25176