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Warsaw Behind the Scenes - small group tour by retro minibus

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Warsaw, Poland

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Get beyond Warsaw’s tourist trail on a history and culture tour that offers a unique insider’s perspective on the city. Board a Communist-era Zuk van and explore the architectural heritage of Socialist Realism. Step in pre-war courtyards tucked off elegant streets, learn the stories of the families who lived in Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto, and see where Germans and Poles clashed in fierce street battles. Visit the hip neighborhoods of the artistic Praga district, and sample Polish delicacies, pastry and vodka in local eateries as you learn to order, eat and drink like a Pole.
  • Small-group tour of Warsaw's hidden gems
  • Explore the city's architecture, culture, and history
  • Visit WWII sites and historic neighborhoods
  • See a hip, up-and-coming district
  • Learn about life in the city
  • Traditional food and drinks included
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Communist retro minibus Żuk
Glass of Polish vodka
Professional local guide

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
After booking the tour, the tour operator will contact you through Viator message system to confirm the exact pickup time (since we collect our travellers from various hotels).

Departure Time

10:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The minimum number of persons needed to launch the tour is 2. A single traveler 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).
  • Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide.
  • 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 health issues such as mobility limitations.
  • We can accommodate groups up to 45 persons
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Warsaw Behind the Scenes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Warsaw Behind the Scenes - small group tour by retro minibus?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Warsaw Behind the Scenes - small group tour by retro minibus?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Warsaw Behind the Scenes - small group tour by retro minibus?
This activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Warsaw Behind the Scenes - small group tour by retro minibus.

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  • "Well worth spending half a day getting to know the history of Warsaw." See review


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Excellent Tour
, Mar 2020
Excellent tour of the area and very knowledgeble guide. This tour really highlighted what it was like in Warsaw during and after the war and especially living in the Ghettos. Good lunch in an authentic Polish cafe. Well worth spending half a day getting to know the history of Warsaw.
Fantastic Tour highly recommend
, Mar 2020
Art was a fantastic and informative guide, he was friendly and explained the sights in a very moving way. This tour was really good, moving away from the normal tourist spots, the lunch was really tasty in a Polish restaurant and the cucumber vodka was really great 😋 thank you Art for a very good few hours in a lovely city, I would highly recommend it.
Excellent quirky tour of some of the less obvious parts of Warsaw
, Mar 2020
Very interesting tour off the beaten track slightly helping us to get a different glimpse of Warsaw. The Zug minibus added a different, fun dimension. Our guide Jan was very entertaining and engaging. Relaxed and knowledgeable and easy to get along with during the tour. Tour started off with quite a lot of coverage of the Jewish Ghetto areas which was fascinating. However, would have been even better had there been a little more of a scene-setting short history lesson before we got into it. Two days later we visited the truly excellent Polin museum when a lot of what Jan had introduced us to made a lot more sense. Jan had assumed knowledge at the start which we did not have. Quirky tour that took us off the beaten track. Recommended
Excellent behind the scenes Tour
, Mar 2020
Excellent way to see Warsaw. Plenty of history and sightseeing. Guide was superb, very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks, William We appreciate your opinion With people like you, we could do it for free Best of luck! . J
Knowledgeable guide
, Feb 2020
I am very interested in history and the guide was very good with that. No more to say. I don’t have anyting else to say
4 incredible hours
, Feb 2020
I loved the tour. Lucas, our guide, is very professional, empathic and funny. Don’t miss it. The very Warsaw mood
Fabulous Tour
Michele K
, Dec 2019
Great tour with Art. Lots of history and info about the city. We learned about the war, and how almost nothing remained. Art was professional, knowledgeable and answered our many questions. I would suggest to anyone who would like to learn about the city in depth
Brilliant tour.
, Nov 2019
An amazing 4 hour tour in a 1970s Zuk communist regime mini van. Mark was outstanding. So much knowledge of the subject. Told us so much about pre 1939 Warsaw, the Nazi invasion, the Jewish Ghetto and the years 1945 to 1989 Soviet rule and living under communism. Although a cold day, Marks enthusiasm kept the 6 passengers involved in the tour. Great memory of our time in Warsaw.
fun trip through Warsaw
Diane S
, Mar 2019
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!
Best Tour Ever!
Clifford C
, Sep 2018
Mark was our Tour Guide in Warsaw. He knew everything about the City and the people that had controlled it for so many decades. His knowledge and EXCELLENT English made the tour very enjoyable and our group of 4 loved every minute of it. I highly recommend his tour.

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