Guided tour

Warsaw: Behind the Scenes City Tour by Retro Minibus

4.9 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Warsaw Behind the Scenes
Guided tour

Warsaw: Behind the Scenes City Tour by Retro Minibus

Activity provider: Warsaw Behind the Scenes

From US$ 68.32 per person

Get off the tourist track, jump in a classic Polish communist-era minibus and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Warsaw on this driving tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Pickup included
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  • See parts of Warsaw you would never find otherwise
  • Investigate recent historical events as well as the most important ones from the past
  • Be introduced to Warsaw by our well educated and friendly guide
  • Join other travellers and make new friends on board of a Zuk retro minibus
Full description

Get to know Warsaw more intimately on this cool, behind-the-scenes city tour. Feel the city's atmosphere, taste its flavors, and understand its history deeper in a small-group tour. This tour will take you to the spots which are harder to find in the guidebooks and will let you experience the true city. You will be transported by an authentic communist-era retro minibus, known as a Żuk, to give you a real feel for the old days. Get ready to explore what remains of the pre-war city and compare it with the monumental post-war communist constructions.

  • Pick-up and drop off from your accommodation with 1 kilometer of the city centre
  • English speaking guide
  • Ride in a retro minibus
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • This tour is a shared one and there can be up to 8 guests in the car. If you need more space to feel comfortable, please book the private tour.
    • Please note that this type of car does not have air-conditioning and there might be no seat belts in the back seat (it is legal in Poland if the car was manufactured before year 1990)
    • This tour is available for adults and children taller than 150 centimeters (4.9 feet) only.
    • You must contact tour operator before booking the tour to make sure the tour is appropriate to you if you have food intolerances, allergies or other health issues
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 51 reviews

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    Our guide spoke perfect English and was hugely informative. He really helped to paint a vivid picture of War torn Warsaw as well as educating us about life under Soviet rule. It was fun to travel round in the communist era bus and we saw parts of the city which we wouldn’t have experienced otherwise. He also took us to a hipster place for lunch ( which we hadn’t realised was included in the price) where we had a local speciality and obligatory beer. Would thoroughly recommend.

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    March 29, 2023

    This was a great tour! Mark did an amazing job of educating us about the history of Warsaw from past to present. My friend and I really enjoyed the personal interaction. He was very personable and we felt safe and comfortable driving around Warsaw with him. I highly recommend this tour. We also enjoyed our lunch and shot of vodka!! Very memorable experience. Keep up the good work!

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    March 29, 2023

    We had a fantastic tour guide named Marvin! A great and informative tour of the city with a delicious lunch stop! Loved the transportation, lots of fun. Would not hesitate to recommend the tour to anyone interested in something more than the regular generic tour of sites.

    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 23553