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Private Tour: Warsaw's Communist History by Retro Fiat

  • Private guided tour of Warsaw's Socialist-era sites
  • Learn about the history of the Communist period in Poland
  • Cruise around town with your guide stopping by sites related to Communism in Warsaw
Private Tour: Warsaw's Communist History by Retro Fiat
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Immerse yourself in Warsaw's communist past with this private tour of Warsaw's socialist sites with a knowledgeable local guide, cruising around in an iconic automobile of the era while learning all about what the communist ear was like in Poland. See the important communist sites such as the Palace of Culture and Science, the House of the Polish Communist Party and much more.
What to Expect
Where does Polish sentiment towards the communist era come from, and how has communism shaped Poland? This tour will tell you all about it, showing you places from communist Warsaw that have not changed that much since the fall of the regime, and still have that special something that makes them a unique monument to the past.

You will see socialist realist architecture, MDM housing district, Muranów housing district and communist restaurants, and have the opportunity to try a shot of locally produced vodka.

Feel the spirit of communist Warsaw during a drive in the iconic retro automobile of the 1970’s and 80’s - the Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw of the communist epoch showing you the most important landmarks like Palace of Culture and Science, house of The Polish Communist Party or communist housing districts.

As you travel, your guide will share entertaining facts about life during the communist era, how it has changed since, and what it means to be Polish today. Your itinerary can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask your guide questions, or ask to visit somewhere of particular interest.

Visit Palace of Culture and Science, the hulking symbol of Warsaw’s long-gone communist epoch. Find out more about its construction, listen to anecdotes and get to know why it is called 'Stalin’s gift'.

See the Stalin-era architecture of Constitution Square, a unique and representative communist housing district. Hear fascinating stories about the House of Communist Party, find out what is it used for now. Gaze at the communist-era housing blocks of the Muranów district as you cruise around the city and feel the atmosphere of communist Warsaw.

Later on, enjoy pierogi or other traditional meal of your choice at a communist-themed milk bar (own expense), these government subsidized restaurants allow you to taste traditional home-like cuisine. Sample the hearty Polish fare and hear how the bars provided cheap food to the masses in communist times. As you ride, have a shot of the best local vodka, alongside a tasty snack, all served on board.
Your tour ends with a drop-off back at your hotel.
Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 6 November 2018
Excellent Warsaw Tour

We had a brilliant tour with Aleksander, who was a great and really well informed guide on our tour. We chose one that was off the beaten track and we really enjoyed it. Aleksander took us really interesting and unusual locations, each one had its...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 4DavidF
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Memorable Tour of Communist Warsaw

My husband and I were on an escorted bus tour of Eastern Europe during September. Having seen so many ancient castles and buildings, we wanted a more personalized experience. We were curious about what life was really like living behind "the Iron Curtain", so I...More

1  Thank Climber788993
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Excellent Trip

Me and my girlfriend went on this tour last month. I would definitely recommend this, Marcin our tour guide was fantastic. He was a very knowledge guy with a good sense of humour. I definitely learnt lots on this trip about Warsaw and if anyone...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Blane M
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile
Thoroughly enjoyed. A must do!

My daughter, her partner and I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this tour. We learned so much about the history of Warsaw and we were always able to ask questions. Our guide Martin was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in a friendly and down to...More

3  Thank shazpot101
Reviewed 27 January 2018
Great historical tour about communism and more!

We really enjoyed this tour and learnt a lot about the Polish history and also the present-day culture. It was fun to go around in the little Fiat and our tour guide Martin was excellent, -very informative and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend this tour to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank marinamR6910VC
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