Hop on an original communist van restored to perfection!
About the Warsaw Alternative Tour
Interesting stories have the power to ignite a fire within yourself, spiking a hunger for knowledge that you didn’t even know you had!
Because of this, the Warsaw Alternative tour focuses on powerful, yet historically accurate, storytelling.
✔️ 4-hour, 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 ✔️ Food, drinks and hotel pickup included
The stories wouldn't be as powerful without an iconic means of transportation
All of our trips are on an iconic "Zuk", original communist fire truck restored to perfection. While zooming across Warsaw, we’ll listen to popular songs from pre-war Warsaw and from Polish communist times!
Enthusiasm and love for the city are the core of the tour
The guides' main goal is to be able to transmit their love for Warsaw to as many people as possible. The guides are lively, bright and love their job! Their English proficiency is of the highest standard for and it’s easily understandable even if you are not a native English speaker.
What can you expect?
The tour focuses on the complicated history of 20th Century – World War II, Warsaw Ghetto, Warsaw Uprising, and life under communism. The guide will take you our favorite place to try local Polish food and traditional Polish vodka.
✔️ Get to know socialist realism architecture: Palace of Culture and Science and the communist neighborhood. ✔️ Discover belle époque streets and hidden pre-war courtyards. ✔️ Hear the heartbreaking story of Warsaw Jewish ghetto. ✔️ Check out the original Praga district – a hidden, hip and artistic gem of Warsaw. ✔️ Try the specialties of Polish cuisine ✔️ Visit places that tourists don’t usually have a chance to see.
NOTE: Pickup for shared tours is available up to 1 kilometer radius from the city center (the central point is the Palace of Culture and Science). If your hotel/apartment is located farther our advisor will suggest the closest and most comfortable meeting point.
Departure Time: 10.00 am
Tour duration: ~4 hours
This tour is available for adults and children taller than 150 centimeters (4,9 ft) only.
✔️ English Speaking Guide ✔️ Cult Żuk fire van from the communist era ✔️ Genuine Polish local food (Lunch at our favorite eatery) ✔️ Hotel pickup (Up to 1 kilometer from the Palace of Culture and Science. ✔️ An awesome 4 hours tour
Entrance fees above specified inclusions
5 out of 5 stars (based on 4 reviews)
October 13, 2019
This summer we booked the Warsaw Alternative Tour. And we had a great time. As a coincidence we had the whole red bus for the two of us, so we had a private tour. Fantastic. The tour guide explained a lot and showed us a lot. The food was special and really enough. A perfect tour and we will definitely come back! Thank you!
The Very Alternative Tour of Warszawa
August 26, 2019
I had the greatest day with Jan, I really enjoyed the mix of history and his own knowledge about Warszawa. It is definitely not something I could have found on my own. He made me feel so welcomed and comfortable, it was like spending the day with a friend. Thank you so much 🙂 – Caitlin
Funny guide and interesting
April 9, 2019
Lukas was the nicest tour guide we’ve ever met. He had a joke for everything and a very friendly attitude.
Very good service
March 7, 2019
Very good service – it all worked well from booking to a really good day of guiding in Warsaw. It was both personal and professsional!
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