Warsaw Behind the Scenes Tour by retro minibus

Cultural & Theme Tours in Warsaw

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Experience a fascinating history of Warsaw, Polish culture and nowadays life. 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. Full history coverage, impeccable approach to data and facts, undiscovered places and people of Warsaw, genuine sites of the city, personalized guide and retro minibus Zuk – all that underlines everything that is so special about this tour. Cover vast parts of history as well as vast parts of town thanks to nice tempo and vintage time machine which makes the experience very authentic. Buildings that survived two world wars, communist era and thirty years of newborn Polish capitalism have shaped modern Warsaw that grew around them. Get yourself involved into a thorough exploration of history, culture and art of this city while still being entertained by stories about places like Palace of Culture and Science, ghetto relics or Praga district.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandThe Palace of Culture and Science is the undisputed symbol of Warsaw. The Palace was built in 1952-1955 as a gift from the Soviet Union to the people of Poland.Varsovians still commonly use nicknames to refer to the Palace, notably "Beijing", "clown", "nightmarish dream of a drunk confectioner", "Stalin's syringe", "small but stylish". Other less common names include "the Elephant in Lacy Underwear", "Russian wedding cake", or even "Stalin's dick".The permanent residents of the Palace are cats that live in the basement. Animals have their guardian who cares about them. In the highest part of the Palace, peregrine falcons live, which just below the spire, have their nest erected. They have been there since 1998. A pair of falcons have young children there. In the Internet users' competition, the young falcons were given the names: Bazyl, Orion and Wawa. A little lower in towers at the height of the 15th floor, the kestrels found their asylum. And on the level of the 6th floor, on the roof of the Studio Theater, among the melliferous bushes, there is an apiary of urban bees.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Śródmieście PołudnioweThe piece of Warsaw, which survived WWIIStop At: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandPOLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The Hebrew word Polin in the museum's name means either "Poland" or "rest here" and relates to a legend about the arrival of the first Jews to Poland. The Museum faces the memorial commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943.(without visiting inside)Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Stacja Muranow, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandThe Muranów district was build just after the war on the rubble of a densely built-up and vibrant Jewish district of Warsaw. Muranów is today a souvenir of the architecture and ideology of socialist realism. The Venetian origin of the Muranów name is a bitter irony of history, because the word "ghetto" was used for the first time in Venice in 1516.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Praga Polnoc, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandPraga is one of the oldest districts in Warsaw. Through the centuries, Warsaw's right-bank was an independent town. In 1648 it was granted municipal rights by the king Władysław IV Vasa. It was joined to Warsaw at the end of 18th century. In 1945 it was divided into Praga-North and Praga-South.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Zabkowska Street, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central PolandZąbkowska Street is one of the oldest streets in Warsaw.Koneser district. After the war, Koneser was one of the largest producers of vodka - the main export product and its own currency in communist Poland.Events, food, fashion, design, art and unique urban space. This is a new modern Koneser. The historic vodka factory in the heart of Old Praga returns to the map of the capital in an energetic, lifelike version.Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Pickup is available up to 1 km /0.62mi from the central point which is Palace of Culture and Science
  • Communist retro minibus Żuk
  • Traditional refreshments in local eatery
  • Professional local guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks above specified
  • Entrance fees above specified inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews


  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide