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Warsaw Behind the Scenes Tour by retro minibus

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Overview
Experience a fascinating history of Warsaw, Polish culture and nowadays life on this 4 hours off the beaten tourist path tour. With the help of our communist retro minibus, our guide will take you through less known and, in the opinion of our clients, much more interesting and eye-opening sites than typical tours cover. This small-group tour features places related to World War II, Jewish Ghetto, communism era, Praga district, and other interesting stories and anecdotes. Local Polish snacks (it’s a daily choice) are included in the tour price. Get to know the “real” Warsaw!

The minibus is a “history on wheels” and we are pretty sure that you will love it! Please feel free to have discussions with our guide, we love to keep our tours interactive and we want to treat you not just as a tourist, but as our foreign friends who visit our hometown.
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  • 1
    Warsaw
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Warsaw Ghetto
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 3
    Fragment of Ghetto Wall
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Chlodna Street
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Muranów
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 6
    Bazylika katedralna Sw. Michala Archaniola i Sw. Floriana Meczennika
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 7
    Praga Polnoc
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 8
    Palm Tree
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 9
    Krucza
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Escape the tourist trail on a small-group tour of Warsaw’s hidden gems
  • Discover Socialist buildings, pre-war streets, the Jewish Ghetto, and Praga
What to Expect
Your guide will collect you from in front of your hotel in a cult Żuk fire van. As you explore Warsaw, journey deeper into Polish history and culture. Learn the heartbreaking tale of Warsaw’s Jewish community at the Jewish Ghetto; discover secret courtyards and Belle Époque streets that survived the ravages of World War II. Learn about post-War Communist architecture at landmarks like the Palace of Culture and Science before exploring Praga, a once-forgotten district that’s now a hip, creative hub. Along the way, sample Polish food and drink in off-the-path local eateries.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup service from hotels, Airbnb and apartments is available up to 1-kilometre radius from the city centre. If your hotel/apartment is located farther or it’s not reachable by car our advisor will suggest the closest and most comfortable meeting point.
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Communist retro minibus Żuk
  • Daily choice refreshments (doughnut, or snacks from the bazaar, or food in local cantine)
  • Professional local guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum number of persons needed to launch the tour is 2. A single traveler can join the tour if another booking for at least 2 persons exists.
  • Tours with retro minibuses are available only for persons taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).
  • Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide.
  • Retro minibuses are not equipped with air conditioning, they are equipped with an efficient heating system for wintertime.
  • Some of the retro minibuses are not equipped with seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).
  • Please contact us before booking the tour if you have food intolerances, allergies or other health issues such as mobility limitations.
  • Vegetarian and non-gluten option are available, tour supplier must be informed about this requests at least 24 hours before the tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A quirky way to see the real history of the city. Wonderful 4 hours spent with Art on our tour today. Knowledgeable in Polish history and spoke very good English. Seats very comfortable although a large step to get in and out of van! Heated up quite quickly once van got going.
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We're visiting Warsaw for the weekend and did the behind the scenes tour with Art this morning. He was friendly, very knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the city. A great trip, really enjoyed it and highly recommend. Ask for Art as your guide, he's fantastic :)
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Good knowledgeable guide, crisp itinerary and ended with sumptuous food. Could not have been better.
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Great tour with Art. He really knew the history of Warsaw and was able to answer all of our questions. The tour was very interesting and time went by quickly. The stop for a snack was great. We tried out a little authentic restaurant and had cucumber vodka and spicy polish style
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Lukas conducted an excellent behind the scenes tour. He arranged the pick-up and drop-off for our convenience. His ability to lend historical context to each segment made the tour a special experience. He is a skilled communicator and injects humor to keep customers
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32audreym
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5217
A quirky way to see the city
A quirky way to see the real history of the city. Wonderful 4 hours spent with Art on our tour today.
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898efaa
10
Excellent tour with Art
We're visiting Warsaw for the weekend and did the behind the scenes tour with Art this morning. He was friendly,
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Karen A
10
Frankfurt
Great guide. Jon was extremely knowledge, fun, and energetic. Fun way to see Warsaw in crazy bus. Would do again.
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abhijat9
London, United Kingdom
10
Very good experience!!
Good knowledgeable guide, crisp itinerary and ended with sumptuous food. Could not have been better.
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KellyBond
Carramar, Australia
305
History of Warsaw told by a local
Great tour with Art. He really knew the history of Warsaw and was able to answer all of our questions. The tour
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JoseFromSA
San Antonio, Texas
70
Interesting and Informative
Lukas conducted an excellent behind the scenes tour. He arranged the pick-up and drop-off for our convenience.
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Krissyfedup
147
Fabulous Tour
Our family of four took the Private WW11 Tour with Lukas. We all absolutely loved it. Lukas was not only very
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meganrJ1872FS
Parklea, Australia
40
Awesome Tour, well worth the money and our guide was great!
Luke’s was very friendly and engaging on our tour, he took us to plenty of different places and was well versed in
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CSBenno
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
63
Warsaw Tour - Behind the Scenes
Our tour took place on cold 3rd December 2020. We were picked up at our hotel and accompanied by 5 other people.
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967mikas
10
Great!
Jan was excellent quide! Good conversation and good sense of humor. We liked tour very much. Pick up from hotel is
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Juli F
Crawley, United Kingdom
417
Do it!
We are a family of four and were in Warsaw for just three days between Christmas and New Year. So glad we chose
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Captain_J_Spaulding
Miami, Florida
9896
More Than Just a Zuk
A fantastic tour that covers a large area in an equally large city, providing a surfeit of information and history
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Rebecca M
Northampton
81
What an amazing experience
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Informative, fun, emotional and worth every penny. Do it!
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STEVE C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
104
Outstanding Tour to Wolf's Lair
One of the greatest tours I've ever been on was to the Wolf's Lair with Warsaw Behind the Scenes. The bunker
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m402015
Limerick, Ireland
1914
Fantastic
We went on this tour with our guide Mark. Couldn't say enough good things about him as a guide. Extremely
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