Warsaw Off the Beaten Path Tour

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39 EUR

A fascinating trip for people who are in Warsaw for the first or third time and they need something more than a regular tour! This trip is for visitors who enjoy places away from the main tourist routes!

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French
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!
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Reviewed by Malai


  • City break with hidden Warsaw
  • Places outside the typical tourist route (non-touristic places)
  • Pre-war Warsaw, Warsaw’s Vistula river and Warsaw’s Praga district
  • Tasting of Polish cuisine in the local bar
  • Retro minibus named Nysa 522

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We will take a look at the cities less known places, visit both banks of the Vistula river and discover many faces of the Polish capital city. We will ride a retro Polish Nysa 522 minivan.

We will surprise our guests with little-known anecdotes about the history of the city and Poland. The companion of your adventure will be a professional and a little twisted local guide.

We will start on Grzybowski Square, which is the epicenter of capital contrasts - from pre-war buildings, through relics of communism, to modern skyscrapers of the future. We will discover the secrets of Warsaw courtyards, look at the gates to feel the breeze of another city, slightly hidden from the eyes of onlookers. We will get to know the places where Varsovians meet, we will see where hipsters and nature enthusiasts go to. The River Vistula will reveal its secrets - after all it is the queen of Polish rivers. The eastern part of the city is located on the right bank of the river - Warsaw's Praga district. We will touch the buildings that survived the war and we will stop for refreshments at the local bar.

See different faces of the city, experience new things, get ready for an adventure!

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What’s included & not included

  • Nysa Van
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off from hotels in the city center
  • Admission fees
  • Friendly and professional English-speaking guide
  • Tasting of Polish cuisine in the local bar

Meeting point

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

Reviews from travellers (24)


Awesome tour with great guide
We loved this tour, we saw loads of different parts of the city that we would never of found on our own. Pawel was a very knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Warsaw and it’s history and architecture. We also really enjoyed the lunch at the milk bar and I adored the gorgeous pink van we were transported around in. Thank you for a great day x
Great introduction to Warsaw
Myself and two friends wanted to spend our first day in Warsaw getting an idea of its layout and learn some interesting facts about the city. This was the perfect tour. Our guide Lukasz was great - very polite, friendly and full of energy and knowledge. The weather was pretty grim - cold, windy with rain and snow and the vintage van really gave you an idea of how it must have been for people back in the 70's and 80's when vehicles didn't have any of today's mod cons. The tour itself was interesting and well paced and the lunch stop was perfect. The little museum of communist life was a nice addition - lots of trinkets and objects that people would have used in their everyday lives. I recommend the tour if you've not been to Warsaw before and want to spend a few hours getting to know the place.
Great way to see Warsaw
We did the 4 hr off the beaten track experience on Friday morning after arriving on Thursday. Our guide was very informative and helped us to understand anything we wanted to know about Warsaw and Poland.
The trip covers so many parts of the city that you would not find in a tourist book and the history behind everything is fascinating.
Lunch in a milk bar was definitely an experience we would not have done if not for the trip. And it was worth it!!! The food was amazing local cuisine and the value was incredible.
All in all a very good trip in a retro bus :)
Thank you!
A tale of Poland’s quirky history ...
Although themed as a tour of Poland’s Communist past, it turned out to be far more than that. A thee-plus hour potted history of the country’s yesteryear, triumphant and tragic by turns, never dull or uninspiring. The story of daily life under the Communist regime was particularly amusing, but behind the smiles lay the misfortunes of a country that has seemingly never ceased to suffer. The lamentable treatment of the Jews and minorities in WWII, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Nazis, the futile and costly wartime uprisings against tyranny, the Soviets, all culminating in the rise and fall of Communism. And then, after the Communists were sent packing in the late-80s, a palpable sense of hope for Poland’s future as a proud, independent member of the European family. The history of a country covered with humility, respect, not to mention a great sense of humour. I enjoyed the tour very much.
Great tour, good value
This tour was a highlight of our short stay in Warsaw. Our guide Mariusz was engaging and had an impish sense of humor. His knowledge of history and first-hand accounts of living through the Communist era were fascinating and we came away with not only a greater appreciation of Poland but with a desire to return and explore more of the country.

I recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the 'real' Warsaw and gain some insight into its history and culture. It was also a lot of fun and great value for money. If you're going to Warsaw, book this tour, you won't be sorry.

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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.
communism tour warsaw
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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