Since the tour is called “Behind the Scenes” we will let you experience less touristy parts of our city. Tour will start with remains of the pre-WWII city centre of Warsaw. Lovely facades but.. small and dark courtyards. Compared to communist made blocks of flats, which do you think is better? Feel free to discuss it with your guide. Next, the group will explore less known parts of former Jewish Ghetto, created by Nazi in the year 1940. This is an important part of our history since 30% of Warsaw citizens in the year 1939 were Jewish and their influence can still be found in Polish culture. Two city uprisings during WWII ended up in the almost complete destruction of our city (85% of it was gone) and a communist regime, which settled up in the year 1945, had a serious task to cope with – reconstruction of Poland’s capital city. What’s more, since it seemed to be the only chance ever, architects decided to remodel the city and make it a much more comfortable place to live and work. On the other hand, the communist party wanted to convert Warsaw into a model Soviet-style city, with monumental buildings filled with the happy proletariat. Did they succeded? Let’s check it on our tour. The next part is the enigmatic Praga district, located at the Eastern side of the Vistula river. Once forgotten, nowadays it becomes a hip and artistic piece of Warsaw still not affected by commercial tourism. On the way back to the city centre you will see some interesting buildings like the National Stadium, National Museum and hear stories about them – did you know that you can find a palm tree in Warsaw? After 4-4,5 hours our guide will drop you off back in your hotel or in the city centre if you wish to.
The minibus is a “history on wheels” and we are pretty sure that you will love it! This is a small group tour, which means that we join no more than 8 travellers in one car. Nevertheless, if you would like to book the tour for the bigger group – that is no problem, with our 6 minibuses we can host up to 45 persons at one time and in this case, we will ride a group of minibuses together. Our guide will talk with you in the car and on short walks – this is not just a driving tour since you will explore also places not accessible by car, but the total amount of walk is low. Please feel free to have discussions with our guide, we love to keep our tours interactive and we want to treat you not just as a tourist, but as our foreign friends who visit our hometown.