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Warsaw: Behind the Scenes City Tour by Retro Minibus

4.9 / 5

42 reviews

Warsaw: Behind the Scenes City Tour by Retro Minibus

From US$ 49.92 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 4-hour driving tour. Enjoy local refreshments.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up at centrally located hotels. Please provide full details.


The experience
  • 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. To fully experience the spirit of Warsaw enjoy local refreshments. Please note the maximum distance for the hotel pick-up location is 1 kilometers from the city center.
  • Pick-up and drop off from your accommodation with 1 kilometer of the city centre
  • Local Refreshments
  • English speaking guide
  • Ride in a retro minibus
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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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 42 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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    November 9, 2019

    Excellent and informative!

    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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    September 10, 2017

    Great tour with a great insight

    Immediately upon arrival, we knew this tour was going to be good. Our guide was friendly and welcoming, and encouraged a conversational tour, rather than a lecture, and it seemed very personal because of this. The information we received and the insight were such that would be very difficult to get otherwise, and the included lunch was simple, but delicious, consisting of food that would be very hard to find otherwise, along with the history behind the meal. Would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Warsaw and interested in history.

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    September 23, 2016

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