The Dark Side of Warsaw: Praga District Tour in a Retro Bus


25 EUR

Take a guided tour in a retro bus around the Praga district. Formerly known as the most dangerous part of Warsaw, it’s now become trendy. Visit it with a guide who can help you uncover its secrets. See beautiful murals, visit the Soho Factory and walk down picturesque pre-war streets.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English


  • Take a ride in a retro bus called Cucumber
  • Visit the post-industrial Soho Factory and a nearby chocolate factory
  • See Warsaw’s best street art
  • Enjoy the district’s picturesque streets: Ząbkowska, Brzeska and Stalowa

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Seen Warsaw’s top attraction and looking for something else? Bored with touristy places and want to do something more thrilling? Join our bus tour to the dark side of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district.

Every Saturday morning there’s a retro Jelcz bus called Cucumber waiting to take you to Praga for a 2.5-hour tour. To make sure you come back in one piece there’ll be a guide to help you navigate the district.

During the tour you’ll see a chocolate factory and hear the story of a company from the mid-19th century. You’ll also visit the Soho Factory, a former industrial area that has been transformed into a creative centre.

Praga is full of murals, and we’ll show you the most interesting ones. We’ll also show you Różycki’s Bazaar, where you can buy forged documents and foreign currency, or gamble a bit. In addition, you’ll see the longest residential block in Warsaw.

The tour covers Praga’s Bermuda Triangle – find out about its name and see authentic pre-war housing with scenic courtyards and colourful shrines. Its atmosphere is loved by filmmakers; you’ll find out what films were made here and why Polanski chose it for the set of The Pianist.

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What’s included & not included

  • 2.5-hour tour in a retro 1980s bus
  • Professional guide
  • Live on-board commentary
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Palace of Culture and Science, main entrance parking lot form the Marszałkowska street (Palace of Culture and Science)

Reviews from travellers (1)


Great tour!!
Martin, our English guide, really good! Well organized, interesting and informative! We recommend it!

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Tour in a retro Fiat 126p
Such a great way to see the city and all surroundings!
Very intresting history about communism and how it effected Warsaw /from Erik & Cornelia
Great time exploring Warsaw and drinking vodka
We had a wonderful time with Paweł exploring Warsaw and getting around in the Fiat. This was the ideal way to explore the city as soon as we got there, to get our bearings and to get out and see a lot in a fairly short period of time. Pawel knew a ton about the city and we enjoyed just spending the time driving around together, learning some history and drinking vodka throughout.
Very fun, very interesting
A great way to explore the city. Would like to thank our tour guide Marcin, who was very informative and interesting and also made us both feel comfortable driving the car. The car is very easy and fun to drive. The tour teaches you about polish history and shows you historic monuments all over the city. Would definitely recommend, me and my girlfriend had lots of fun.
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Tour operated by: WPT 1313