Warsaw: Communism Tour (regular city tour)

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Warsaw: Communism Tour (regular city tour)
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An intriguing trip addressed to those who want to know what the communist period in Warsaw and Poland was like. Political anecdotes, the ideas of rebuilding Warsaw after the Second World War and the absurdities of everyday life of ordinary residents of the city. We will drive a classic communist car, that is, a historic minivan - Nysa 522.

A professional guide will narrate a tour of landmark communist buildings and local history.

Experience the absurdities of communism and set off with us to a city full of history!
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In Brief

Location:
Warsaw, Poland
Country:
Poland
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Hotel pickup included
Snacks and Beverages included
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
Overview
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1, Warsaw 00-110 Poland

You will know the history of the symbol of Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science, which was created on the sea of post war ruin.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Wspólna 30, 00-930 Warszawa, Poland

You will see the utopian architectural ideas of the communist authorities - the Ministry of Agriculture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Palm Tree, Plac de Gaulle, Warsaw 00-001 Poland

You will see the utopian architectural ideas of the communist authorities - the Party House of People's Republic.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Pomost 511, Bulwar Flotylli Wislanej, Warsaw Poland

The history of the creation of the monument Glory Saperom - dedicated to those who were the first to undertake the reconstruction of Warsaw. Monument dedicated to the fallen people of the city of sappers. This is the first graphic commemoration of the battles of the Warsaw Uprising as well as fights at Monte Casino in public space - May 08, 1975 - Edward Gierek - Minister of National Defense Wojciech Jaruzelski

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Plac Konstytucji, plac Konstytucji, Warsaw 00-001 Poland

You will go to Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square) to get to know the MDM (Marszałkowska Residential District) designed to fit the communist ideology.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Museum of Life under Communism, ul. Piekna 28/34, Warsaw 05-077 Poland

At the end, we will visit the only such place in Warsaw - Museum of Life Under Communism. A replica of a real flat, propaganda films screened in a mini cinema hall, a reconstructed communist cafe await you there.. We will learn how the inhabitants of Warsaw used to live like...

Duration: 45 minutes

Inclusions

  • real local guide
  • interesting stories about communism time in Warsaw
  • transportation by communist van
  • pick up and drop off
  • visit in the Museum of life under communism
  • Entry/Admission - Museum of Life under Communism

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up / drop off from meeting points:
• meeting point – city enter of Warsaw – Hard Rock Café (under the guitar) – Złota 59, Warszawa 
• meeting point – the Old Town – under the Sigmund Column on the Castle Square – plac Zamkowy, Warszawa

Pick up / drop off from hotels:

Pick up and drop off possible only for centrally located hotels in Warsaw. If your hotel is not on the city center please chose option “Pick up / drop off meeting point”.

Hotels list:
• Bellotto Hotel - Warsaw
• Bristol Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw
• Campanile Hotel - Warsaw
• Gromada Hotel - Warsaw
• H15 Boutique Hotel - Warsaw
• Hampton by Hilton Warsaw City Centre
• Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Centre
• Holiday Inn Warsaw City Centre
• Indigo Hotel Warsaw Nowy Świat
• InterContinental - Warsaw
• Leonardo Royal Hotel Warsaw
• Mamaison Residence Diana Warsaw
• Mercure Centrum - Warsaw
• Mercure Grand - Warsaw
• Metropol Hotel - Warsaw
• Novotel Centrum - Warsaw
• Platinum Towers - Warsaw
• Polonia Palace Hotel - Warsaw
• PURO Hotel Warszawa Centrum
• Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel - Warsaw
• Radisson Blu Sobieski - Warsaw
• Raffles Europejski - Warsaw
• Residence Hotel St. Andrew's Palace - Warsaw
• Rialto Hotel - Warsaw
• Sheraton Warsaw Hotel
• Sofitel Warsaw Victoria
• Westin Warsaw

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Our retro minivans Nysa 522 have not got air conditioning. They have heating system for wintertime.
  • Our vintage vans h Nysa 522 have not got seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).
  • Please wear comfortable clothes because during the tour are short walks.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

A Great Day . and a great Guide
• Submitted 02 Nov 2015
Enjoyed my time but the trip was a bit disorganized...spent a long time picking up extra guests. Guide was knowledgeable but I was never clear about where we we going. Great value but the visit to the deserted bazaar was a waste of time
• Submitted 13 Oct 2015
We got tricked. Thought we were taking the small-group heritage communism tour that we had booked but when we showed up the same vendor Adventure tours was running another tour, the Warsaw adventure tour, and even though he saw our voucher for the Small Group Heritage Communism tour, our guide Lucas told us to get into the bus. Since no one from the company called us to say we were missing from the other tour, we think this was probably deliberate as they probably did not have any other people on the tour we were going to take and decided to cut corners by quickly including us in the tour which did have customers so they would not have to run a separate van or guide. We only realized this halfway through the tour when I questioned why we were not going to the iconic Palace of Culture and Science and being told it was not part of the tour. Nor did the guide take anyone to the museum of communism which by the way was included on both our original tour and the adventure tour we were hustled into. There were some hushed phone calls between his office and him which appeared to suggest that our situation was known and if not planned, at least overlooked. Having said that, some of the features of the adventure tour and the enthusiasm of the guide was commendable, only wish I could write about the original Small Group Heritage Communism tour!
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Warsaw, Poland
Country:
Poland
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
See Availability
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Hotel pickup included
Snacks and Beverages included
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide