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Warsaw: Historic Private Tour in Retro Fiat

1. Warsaw: Historic Private Tour in Retro Fiat

Cruise through the city of Warsaw in style in the passenger seat of a retro 125p Fiat. With your tour guide, set off from your pick up location and head to the unique district of Praga, a UNESCO listed World Heritage site located in Warsaw's Old Town. Here you will have a chance to learn about the tragic history of Warsaw's Jewish community whilst visiting the remnants of the old Jewish Ghetto.  Continue your tour through to some of the city's most important historical landmarks. Visit key locations whilst learning about the uprising of Warsaw, the largest armed uprising of civilians during World War II. Finish your tour with a trip to the Polish capital and discover how it was rebuilt under the regime of Stalin after its destruction during the World War. 

Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

2. Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey along the Royal Route of Warsaw to see aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Visit the summer residence of the last King of Poland in Łazienki Park. Then, walk around the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town to see the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral and the tombs of the Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties. Enter the former Jewish Ghetto to look at the Polin Museum and Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Continue to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and discover where the Nazis assembled the Jews for deportation to the death camps on the infamous Umschlagplatz. Continue by bus to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and Monument to the Victims of the Katyn Massacre. Drive through the gritty Praga District, traffic permitting, and see the Monument of Brotherhood of Arms. Get a unique view from Dąbrowski Bridge before getting dropped off at your hotel. 

Warsaw: Guided Bike Tour

3. Warsaw: Guided Bike Tour

Discover the different sides of Warsaw as you pedal around the city with your knowledgeable guide. Admire the iconic sights and buildings in both the city and center and the UNESCO listed Old Town area. Ride along the Royal Route, a beautiful venue with many important buildings from both historical and architectural standpoints including Warsaw University and the Holy Cross Church, where Frederic Chopin's heart is interred. Continue your ride and head to Warsaw's UNESCO Site - The Old Town. It's the only example of such type of post war reconstruction in the world. Learn about the most iconic landmarks such as the Royal Castle, St. John`s Cathedral, Market Square and more about the area’s history spanning over 700 years.  See the most important monument dedicated to Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Right next to it you will see one of the city's iconic contemporary buildings, The Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Next, pedal towards the Vistula River to discover the city's natural treasure. Experience the vibrance of promenade, a favourite place of locals full of cafes, bars and sport activities. Head back to the other side of the river to see how a pre-war and ruined power plant that was transformed into a trendy multi-purpose hub full of restaurants, public squares, designer boutiques, and outdoor activities.

Warsaw Jewish Heritage Private Tour in Retro Fiat

4. Warsaw Jewish Heritage Private Tour in Retro Fiat

Start your private tour being picked up from your central hotel in Warsaw. Meet your knowledgeable and helpful driver- guide and board your comfortable Fiat 125p,  iconic car of the 1980’s. Your tour includes a souvenir photo of you with your car, and onboard snacks to sustain you during your explorations. During your tour, learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jews and how they struggled during WWII’s Nazi occupation. If you wish, feel free to ask your guide to tailor your route to include any particular points of interest to you. Explore the former Jewish Ghetto territory and see the remains of the Ghetto Wall, the red-brick construction built in 1940 that effectively isolated more than 400,000 Jews from the rest of the city. View photos and hear stories about those times, and then pass Grzybowski Square (Plac Grzybowski), once a part of the ghetto, on your way to the Nożyk’s Synagoue. Look around this still-operational synagogue, the only one in Warsaw to have survived WWII. Go deeper into the former ‘Large Ghetto’ of Muranów district, built on the rubble of the ghetto, and now adorned with street art and modern buildings. Park here and take a walk around the Jewish Cemetery to see some of its thousands of graves. Next, bow down at impressive Ghetto Heroes Monument and, if you wish, visit the nearby Museum of the History of Polish Jews (own expense). Opened in 2013, this acclaimed modernist space documents 1,000 years of Polish Jewis through artifacts and imagery. If you wish, ask your guide to show you some locations used in Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning movie,The Pianist, set in Holocaust-era Warsaw. See some of the settings in the Praga-North (Praga-Północ). Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your picked place. 

Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

5. Warsaw: Full-Day Private City Tour by Luxury Car

Get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw and set off for an exciting experience. Cruise around in a luxury Mercedes car with a dedicated driver. Enjoy a wonderful eight hours with a private city guide as you visit locations inaccessible by foot. Your guide will create your route based on your requests; some sample itinerary items are as follows: • The Royal Route drive along the most elegant artery in Warsaw • The Royal Łazienki Park to explore the unique European park with a monument of Frederic Chopin • The Praga district to see the mysterious tenement houses on Ząbkowska and Targowa Street, St. Florian’s Cathedral, and the National Stadium • The former Jewish ghetto of Umschlagplatz, Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto, Tomb to the Unknown Soldier, Grand Theatre, and Monument to the Katyń Victims • Warsaw Old Town with Sigismund’s Column, the Royal Castle, the Warsaw mermaid, the colorful facades of tenement houses, and St. John’s Cathedral In addition to your full-day tour, you can enjoy included entry into two museums from the following four:  • The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Polish: Zamek Królewski) is a castle residency that formerly served throughout the centuries as the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Poland were located there from the sixteenth century until the Partitions of Poland. • Palace of Culture and Science is one of the tallest buildings in Warsaw. With a total height of 237 metres (778 ft) it is the tallest building in Poland, the 5th-tallest building in the European Union (including spire) and one of the tallest on the European continent. Constructed in 1955, it houses various public and cultural institutions such as cinemas, theaters, libraries, sports clubs, university faculties, and authorities of the Polish Academy of Sciences.  • The Warsaw Uprising Museum in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years. It opened on July 31, 2004, marking the 60th anniversary of the uprising. • Life Under Communism Museum feels like a time capsule of communist Poland. It’s meant to let younger generations get a sense of the lives their elders lived within the People’s Republic of Poland. A lot of the material was donated by members of the public, and the collection continues to grow as more donations arrive.

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4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

A really excellent introduction to Warsaw and it’s history. The guide was very knowledgable and fun, with a wry view of things. She was excellent. Also, an extremely comfortable coach, with water, coke and beer. All round a great experience.

It was a great tour, I learnt so much about Warsaw and Poland. It's a great way to discover the city and its history. Everything is well organized, it's a must do while in Warsaw ! Many thanks to Dorothy who helped arrange the pick up !

A sensational way to explore Warsaw, a very competent and well-equipped driver and at the same time the guide Konrad showed us Warsaw that we did not know before, just cymes

Very good tour, with an incredibly good guide, Olof! Interesting and personal which made the three hours go very fast! Can be recommended.

Olaf our travel guide was outstanding. His enthusiasm was evident as was his knowledge. We covered a lot of places.