Warsaw Behind the Scenes Tour by retro minibus
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Stop At: Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw 00-110 Poland
The 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 minutes
Pass By: Restauracja Śródmieście Południowe, Koszykowa 55, 00-659 Warszawa, Poland
The piece of Warsaw, which survived WWII
Stop At: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, ul. Mordechaja Anielewicza 6, Warsaw 00-157 Poland
POLIN 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 minutes
Stop At: Stacja Muranow, ul. Gen. Wladyslawa Andersa 13, Warsaw 00-159 Poland
The 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 minutes
Stop At: Praga Polnoc, ul.Zabkowska, Warsaw Poland
Praga 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 minutes
Stop At: Zabkowska Street, Zabkowska, Warsaw Poland
Ząbkowska 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
- Communist retro minibus Żuk
- Traditional refreshments in local eatery
- Professional local guide
- Entry/Admission - POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour is priced per person and guests participate in their tour together with other travellers.
- The minimum number of persons needed to launch the tour is 2. A single traveller 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).
- If a single reservation is made for at least 8 persons tour becomes exclusive for that group and no other travellers are added.
- if your party is smaller than 8 and you would like to receive an exclusive service please book 8 tickets for a shared tour or choose one of our PRIVATE TOURS
- Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide.
- If two minibuses are used on the tour, guide will ride in only one during transfers.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- 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.
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Our tour guide Luke was intelligent and funny. We really enjoyed seeing Warsaw with his stories about the city. Had a great time and learned things we would not have on our own. Good time!
It was a fantastic tour! Mark was our guide. Tour was informative and entertaining at the same time. I would highly recommend the tour if you visit Warsaw.
This is called Behind the Scenes but we didn't really see anything more than we had seen. The lunch was on a cafe in a street that houses alcoholics so not the best to sit outside and eat. tour guide was ok but really went on too much about deaths in WW11 and we knew most of it. thought this tour would be fun but Ll we really did was drive past places in the van. Not a great tour considering prices and what we got.