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  • Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    1. Palace of Culture and Science: Tour with Viewing Terrace

    Join this guided tour of the Palace of Culture and Science, one of the highest and most magnificent buildings in Warsaw and visible from almost all places in the city. As an added perk, skip the line to the viewing terrace. During the tour, discover the characteristic interiors of the Palace of Culture and Science: ballrooms with excellent woodwork, conference rooms with original furniture and equipment from the ’50s, and majestic marble staircases. Your tour guide will bring you closer to the entire history of the building from 1952 until now. Enjoy entertaining stories and anecdotes as you walk through the building’s history. At the end of your journey, skip the line to the elevator and go to the viewing terrace on the 30th floor to discover a beautiful view of the city. You’ll never look at the Palace of Culture and Science in the same way after this tour.

  • Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

    2. Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

    Have you seen the top attractions in Warsaw and want something more? Are you bored with the touristy places and feel like adding some new thrills to your stay in the city? Then take this unique bus tour to the “dark side” of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district. Find out why the district was considered the most dangerous part of Warsaw. See a marketplace where you could buy almost everything from jeans and diplomas to Kalashnikov rifles and check yourself if it’s still open. Every Saturday morning (at 11:00 AM) in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, there will be a retro Jelcz “cucumber” bus to take you to the Praga district for a 2.5-hour tour. On-board, there will be a guide to help you through the district and to make sure you come back in one piece. On the road, your guide will provide commentary and introduce you to the history of Warsaw and the Praga district - a district ...

    Very nice tour with a very knowledgeable tour guide, she had a lot of stories! Nice to see a side of warsaw that you normally don’t get to see. Small note, chocolate factory visit could have been more interesting if you include an actual tour trough the factory.. but overall a great tour!

  • Warsaw Off The Beaten Path Self-Drive Tour

    3. Warsaw Off The Beaten Path Self-Drive Tour

    You’ve already visited the top tourist attractions in Warsaw? Tired of traditional form of touring? Hop on board of the well-known Fiat 126p a.k.a „Toddler” and take a self-drive tour to not-so-well-known spots of Warsaw! Guides will show you some of most interesting attractions which are not present in a typical Warsaw tour. You start the tour by the Palace of Culture and Science, where you quickly learn how to drive a Fiat 126p. Then, well prepared you set off for your first stop, tightly connected with the Palace. Neighborhood of constructors of the Palace of Culture and Science with its wooden housing. Here you find out how the life of those workers looked like and what is this place now. Afterwards, you drive to a completely different world in Old Bielany district. This picturesque interwar-era housing district with its gas lanterns (last ones in the city) has some of the most beau...

  • 3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw

    4. 3-Hour Guided Cycling Tour of Warsaw

    On this 3-hour tour you’ll have a comfy city bike and an expert guide who’ll take you to impressive places in Warsaw. Bike through the famous Royal Route, the Old Town and get panoramic views of central Warsaw from the banks of the Vistula River. See the University Library rooftop gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Palace of Culture and Science.  The duration of the tour is 3 hours and covers about 9 miles, cycling at a very relaxed pace. A break for refreshments is planned at the midpoint of the tour.

    This tour was very informative and fun! A great way to see the city and learn history. We covered a lot of places and the guide was great. I would recommend this to anyone who is traveling in Warsaw!

  • From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

    5. From Krakow: Private Tour to Warsaw with Guide and Transport

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow in a private car. Next, travel to Warsaw either by car or train, depending on your preference. Arrive in Warsaw and be greeted by your friendly guide, then set out on your sightseeing adventure.  Stroll through the New Town and stop by the Palace of Culture and Science, the Grand Theater, and the Saxon Garden to see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Explore the historical Old Town next and admire the impressive Royal Castle. Listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about the city's impressive history and former Polish Kings. Afterwards, wander around the Market Square, soak up the bustling atmosphere, and see the Uprising Monument. Stretch your legs as you discover Wilanow Park and admire the colorful gardens that surround you. Finally, stop by the White Hall to marvel at the richly decorated and ornamented interior. At the ...

  • Warsaw: 3-Hour Communism Tour in an Original Socialist Van

    6. Warsaw: 3-Hour Communism Tour in an Original Socialist Van

    On this unique trip through the legacy of Polish socialism, you will explore Warsaw in a Nysa 522, an original socialist-style van. You will be picked up from your hotel before starting the tour around the places in Warsaw connected with the socialist past, where you can experience this era in Polish history for yourself. The tour starts at <en> Plac Konstytucji</en> (Constitution Square), the first square ever to be built especially for the working people. Here you will feel the propaganda of the socialist era before heading on to the Ministry of Agriculture, where you will have the chance to learn about the utopian plans of the post-war city reconstruction. The next stop on the tour is at the Palace of Culture and Science, where you can learn about this gift from “Uncle” Stalin. You will then continue on to the very heart of socialism, the old seat of the Central Committe...

    Really enjoyable and informative. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. A really interesting way to spend 3 hours!

  • Warsaw: Communist History Self-Driving Tour

    7. Warsaw: Communist History Self-Driving Tour

    Jump in and drive an iconic Fiat 126p "Toddler” around Warsaw yourself while you learn about communist history in Poland from your guide. You'll see the most important landmarks like the Palace of Culture and Science,  the house of The Polish Communist Party, and the communist housing districts. Visit the Palace of Culture and Science, the hulking symbol of Warsaw’s communist era, and learn more about its construction, listen to stories from its past, and discover why it's called "Stalin’s Gift." As you drive, your guide will share entertaining facts about life during the communist era, how it has changed since, and what it means to be Polish today. See the Stalin-era architecture of Constitution Square, a unique and representative communist housing district. Hear fascinating stories about the House of Communist Party and find out what is it used for today. Discover the communist-era ho...

    Excellent tour guide, and wonderful cars after we got used to them. I thought the driving would be very stressful around the city but the guide was brilliant and helped us all the way.

  • Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

    8. Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

    Feel the spirit of communist Poland during a drive in the iconic automobile of the 70’s and 80’s Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw of the communist epoch. You start by being picked up from your centrally located Warsaw hotel, at your chosen hour. As you travel, your guide will share entertaining facts about life in communism, how it has changed, and what does it mean to be Polish today. Your agenda can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask to visit somewhere of particular interest. Visit Palace of Culture and Science, the hulking symbol of Warsaw’s long-gone communist epoch. Find out more about its construction, listen to some anecdotes and get to know why is it called the gift from Moscow. See the Stalin-era architecture at the Constitution Square, a unique and the most representative communist housing dis...

  • Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

    9. Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

    You'll begin your tour at the Palace of Culture and Science which was built in 1955. During the tour, you'll have a chance to learn the history of the Polish People's Republic (PRL) and its influence on Warsaw and Poland. Your private guide will accompany you to the 30th-floor observation terrace to point out landmarks and answer questions as you admire the breathtaking view over Warsaw from 114 meters above the ground. Then, you'll head out to explore some of the communist era sites in Warsaw's city center including Kino Relax.

  • Warsaw: Private City Tour in Nysa 522

    10. Warsaw: Private City Tour in Nysa 522

    Let yourself be taken on a 3-hour adventure through the streets of Warsaw. Ride in an original Polish socialist car, the Nysa 522, as you travel all across the city, learning various historical facts and seeing the most important sites that socialism created. Experience the bygone era of socialism through the typical blocks of flats, monumental palaces, squares, sculptures and much more. Discover 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. You will start with the first square ever to be built especially for the working people - Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji). This is also the place where you will visit ...

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based on 329 reviews

This tour was very informative and fun! A great way to see the city and learn history. We covered a lot of places and the guide was great. I would recommend this to anyone who is traveling in Warsaw!

I’m so glad I went on this cycling tour. Eric the tour guide was so wonderful. You will get to know a lot about polish historical events. I recommend this tour, you will enjoy every bit of it.

This tour is the best Ive had. Informative, professional friendly and with great advice and humor. And the biking is fun and easy going…..

Great to see the less touristy, but very interesting side of Warsaw.

Very friendly and sympatical guide, the tour fits most sights.