Communism Tour of Warsaw

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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.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French
Our tour was fabulous and so informative! Picked up from our hotel entrance by the lovely jacek who was both warm and knowledgable in the most amazing vehicle we went on tour of the sites of historical importance during the communist era including the muesum of life under communism. So interesting and for the money well worth it! Would 100% recommend this tour!
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Highlights

  • Communist Warsaw and social realism
  • Palace of Culture and Science
  • People's Republic of Poland Communist Party Headquarters
  • Visit the Museum of Life Under Communism
  • Ministry of Agriculture & Constitution Square

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Description

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.

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. You will see the utopian architectural ideas of the communist authorities - the Party House of People's Republic of Poland and the Ministry of Agriculture. You will go to Plac Konstytucji (Constitution Square) to get to know the MDM (Marszalkowska Residential District) designed to fit the communist ideology. 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...

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

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What’s included & not included

  • Friendly and professional English-speaking guide
  • Admission to the Museum of Communism

Meeting point

Pick-up from selected hotels only in the city center.

Reviews from travellers (14)

5.0/5

Amazing tour
Our tour was fabulous and so informative! Picked up from our hotel entrance by the lovely jacek who was both warm and knowledgable in the most amazing vehicle we went on tour of the sites of historical importance during the communist era including the muesum of life under communism. So interesting and for the money well worth it! Would 100% recommend this tour!
Interesting tour with excellent guide
The tour gives good insights to what life was like in Warsaw during the communist era. It’s fun and a little quirky to do the sightseeing from an old commie time bus. The excellent guide, Eliza, is putting everything into context.
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We had a great tour with Arthur. He was very knowledgeable and explained how life was under communism, It actually seems somewhat unreal to us, never having to endure such a regime. Highly recommended

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4.7/5

Awesome tour!
A tour in a Nysa van is a great idea, you can really feel the atmosphere of the past. Our guide Kasia was amazing, she knows everything about the city and has many small sidestories, which make you really interested in the history of the city. It was great fun, really worth it and I would recommend it to everyone who is looking for a really original tour. I wish there was a tour like this in every interesting place in the world cause it really makes you fall in love with the place. Great job guys!
Fantastic Tour
What a great way to see Warsaw! The Nysa van is a novelty and definitely not the most comfortable but all the same a cool way to drive through the streets of the city. Artur was our guide and was fantastic, he was so knowledgable and made the day very fun! I would highly recommend for anyone looking to learn a bit more, Warsaw is so big and we wouldn’t of gotten to everything had we tried ourselves. It’s a gem!!
Very informative tour!
Bartek is very knowledgeable and a great guide.
The tour is well worth attending!
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Tour operated by: Adventure Warsaw