Communist Warsaw Tour by Nysa 522 Car

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Communist Warsaw Tour by Nysa 522 Car information and booking

from
$53
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located Warsaw hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
10am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Hop aboard a communist-era

Nysa

522 car and enjoy a small-group tour of

Warsaw

, learning about

Poland

’s communist days! As an expert local guide drives from site to site, learn about life in

Warsaw

after the Second World War when the communist regime came to power. Visit fascinating sites like the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN building) and Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji), and sample typical 1950s Polish snacks in a communist-era flat.

Numbers are limited to seven on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Warsaw hotel, and jump inside your colorful Nysa 522 – Poland’s much-loved communist-era car. Relax as your guide navigates the streets of Warsaw while explaining the city and its fascinating communist past.The country became a communist regime following the end of WWII in 1947, after a series of soviet-run elections. After nearly a decade, the suppressed citizens of Poland started to riot, yet it wasn’t until 1989 that Poland’s communist regime actually fell.Hear tales of prominent communist-era figures who were pivotal in the country’s history, like Lech Walesa – the leader of the Solidarity Union party – while exploring key sites around town. Visit Constitution Square a showpiece of socialist architecture, and then stop for photos in front of the grandiose Ministry of Agriculture building at Wspólna Street.Next stop is the Palace of Culture and Science (or the PKiN building), an imposing Stalinist skyscraper that remains unpopular with the Poles. As you explore inside, hear about its nickname, the ‘elephant in lacy underwear,’ a tongue-in-cheek moniker that attests to the building’s size and elaborate architecture. Travel further into town and stop to see the old seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (Dom Partii), home to the once-dominant political party of Poland’s communist days. After hearing about the politics that were debated out inside its walls, continue your tour to a typical communist-era housing estate.Head inside one of the area’s flats and sample snacks that would typically have been eaten during the 1950s and 60s. Down a neat shot of vodka alongside (nicer-than-it-sounds) slices of bread with lard and pickles and watch a few short communist propaganda films. After looking around the flat and learning about life under socialist rule, hop back inside your Nysa 522, and then finish your tour at the start point.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by nysa 522
  • Local guide
  • 1 shot vodka
  • Snacks

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified