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  • Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    1. Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Tour

    During this 3-hour tour you will explore the real-life neighborhoods, streets, and homes that made up the Warsaw Ghetto, the largest of all the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Europe during World War II. Learn from a professional guide who will weave together the harrowing stories of everyday life in the ghetto while you explore fragments of the ghetto walls, the last street of the ghetto, and the still-functioning synagogue that survived the Second World War. Learn about the history of this haunting place where German authorities imprisoned Jews, located in the Muranów neighborhood of the Polish capital, between October and November 1940. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were located in this area of four square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, disease and more than 300,000 were killed in the nearby Treblinka extermination camp. Disco...

    Czesław Was our guide and he was amazing. His passion & expertise was flawless. We are US tourist and with CoVID we wanted a private tour. Can’t express how much we loved our guide Czesław

  • Warsaw: Afternoon City Tour with Pickup & Drop-off

    2. Warsaw: Afternoon City Tour with Pickup & Drop-off

    Climb aboard a comfortable, 18-passenger air-conditioned coach and sit back and relax as you see the sights of Warsaw in the intimacy of a small group. Tours are available year round and can typically start with a hotel pick-up at 2:00 PM and end with a return drop off at 5:00 PM. The program is flexible but includes many landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town. Go to Castle Square and the Royal Castle, where the Polish monarchs resided from 1596 until 1795 and the Polish President briefly took residence in 1918. Get the chance to see King Sigismund's III Column, the first secular monument in Poland. Admire the Gothic church of St. John's Cathedral, where the sarcophagi contain the remains of eminent Poles. Look at the architecture of the Old Town Market Square and Barbican, before visiting the former Jewish Ghetto. Here, stop briefly at the Memorial to the ...

    Started a little late but the knowledge of the guide made up for it. She was born here and her presentation of historical facts and stories was light years ahead of our other tour guide.

  • Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

    3. Warsaw: Warsaw Ghetto Private Walking Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Experience an informative and impressive tour of the Warsaw Ghetto. The topic of this tour is the history of the establishment and liquidation of the largest ghetto in Europe. In 1940 the Nazis established the ghetto in the heart of Warsaw. Over 400,000 Jews from Warsaw and the surrounding area were crammed in an area of 4 square kilometers. 100,000 people died here from exhaustion, hunger, and disease and more than 300,000 were killed in Treblinka extermination camp. As a result of the attempt to completely liquidate the ghetto, an uprising broke out in 1943. The unequal struggle between the rebels against the armed German troops lasted nearly one month. In revenge, the Nazis completely destroyed the ghetto. It was survived by only a few Jews including Władysław Szpilman, the hero of the movie “The Pianist” by Roman Polanski. Before the Second World War, the second largest Jewish comm...

    Mary was an excellent guide who was both patient and knowledgeable in answering all my questions on Jews, their background, reasons for oppression as well as all the horrors they went through during the holocaust. I would highly recommend this trip and Mary to anyone who is considering a private tour and the opportunity to satisfy all your queries.

  • Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

    4. Warsaw Must-Sees: 4-Hour Private Tour by Retro Fiat

    Start your private 4-hour tour with a pick-up at your central Warsaw hotel at the time of your choosing. Your driver/guide will meet you and you’ll hop on board a historic Fiat 125p, the iconic 1980s car and a symbol of Warsaw’s communist years. As you travel your guide will provide entertaining commentary about life in Warsaw, what it means to be Polish today and how this has changed throughout the years. The itinerary of the tour can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to ask to visit places of particular interest. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town and learn how its buildings were rebuilt after WWII. See the Royal Castle and admire the beauty of churches, parks and palaces along the Royal Route. Visit the Palace of Culture and Science, the most iconic monument of Communist-era Warsaw. See the Soviet-era architecture around Constitution Square and housing blocks from that ...

    A unique way to see and find out more about the City. Great guides and some nice quirky touches like doughnuts and vodka !!!

  • Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

    5. Warsaw: Warsaw Historical Group Tour with Pickup & Drop-Off

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey along the Royal Route of Warsaw to see aristocratic residences and famous monuments. Visit the summer residence of the last King of Poland in Łazienki Park. Then, walk around the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of the Old Town to see the Royal Castle, St. John's Cathedral and the tombs of the Jagiellonian and Vasa dynasties. Enter the former Jewish Ghetto to look at the Polin Museum and Memorial to the Heroes of the Ghetto. Continue to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and discover where the Nazis assembled the Jews for deportation to the death camps on the infamous Umschlagplatz. Continue by bus to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument of the Warsaw Uprising and Monument to the Victims of the Katyn Massacre. Drive through the gritty Praga District, traffic permitting, and see the Monument of Brotherhood of Arms. Get a uni...

    It was great tour in Russian. The guide was super polite, intelligent and told me many interesting stories on top of the classical tour. And he replied on all my questions, and usually I have a lot :)

  • Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    6. Warsaw: 3-Hour Morning Historical Sites Bus and Walking Tour

    Take a 3-hour comprehensive tour of the main highlights of Warsaw on a comfortable air-conditioned bus with a group of 15 participants at most. Learn about the somber and troubled history of the city by visiting some of the remaining sites and monuments to the uprisings and tragedies that took place in Warsaw during WWII. Your knowledgeable guide will also point out some iconic architectural wonders along the way.   Start your trip in the Royal Garden Lazienki, full of monuments that survived the war. The next stop will be the Monument to Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, which commemorates the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during WWII. Continue on to Umschlagplatz, one of the most heartbreaking places in Warsaw: on this square, Nazis loaded Jewish people into carriages and transported them to Treblinka concentration camp.   Visit Warsaw’s Old Town, where the Royal Castle is located—destroyed during the ...

    Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

  • WWII Warsaw: Muranów District Exploration Game

    7. WWII Warsaw: Muranów District Exploration Game

    Explore Warsaw’s fascinating history while solving clues throughout the Muranów District. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions, so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of Warsaw will unravel before your eyes. If you are a large group, one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members can play the city game on their smartphones. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour. The city game will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit. You won't need a guide - just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

  • Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

    8. Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

    This tour shows a different face of Warsaw, the authentic and legendary district of Praga. Located on the right bank of the Vistula, just a few minutes from the Old Town, Praga differs significantly from the left side of Warsaw. Over the centuries this part of Warsaw was characterized by trade and industry and was a melting pot of cultures, where the Christians, Jews and Orthodox lived side by side. During this 2-hour walking tour, you will explore the streets of pre-war Warsaw including tenement houses with bullet holes, as well as grey apartment blocks from the communist time and the industrial post-industrial zones. These buildings now home art galleries, boutique designers and restaurants. You will hear about the best known entrepreneurs who helped make Praga the major trading hub in the pre-war time, and later on during the communist time to a symbol of free trade. You will also h...

  • Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

    9. Warsaw: Private 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour by Car

    Discover the many facets of Warsaw on a private tour of the city. Find out how Warsaw was in the past, how it is today, and what it will be like in the future. Visit the important monuments, architectural highlights, royal palaces, and residences. A Polish expert will show you the places and events connected with the Second World War and the post-war period when the city was in the hands of Moscow. Admire the modern side to Warsaw, a city that is dynamically developing. Stroll through the picturesque old town and see the Royal Route. Marvel at the royal Łazienki Park and the palace complex, and learn more about the Warsaw Ghetto, the architecture of socialism, and the history of Warsaw Jews.

  • Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

    10. Warsaw Communism Private Tour in a Retro Fiat

    Feel the spirit of communist Poland during a drive in the iconic automobile of the 70’s and 80’s Fiat 125p. You will be chauffeured by a professional driver-guide who will introduce you to Warsaw of the communist epoch. You start by being picked up from your centrally located Warsaw hotel, at your chosen hour. As you travel, your guide will share entertaining facts about life in communism, how it has changed, and what does it mean to be Polish today. Your agenda can be tailored to your preferences, so feel free to 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 some anecdotes and get to know why is it called the gift from Moscow. See the Stalin-era architecture at the Constitution Square, a unique and the most representative communist housing dis...

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Overall rating

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Fantastic tour! Very rich in Poland history, just what I needed. The driver was so nice. My tour guide Olav(I’m not sure how to spell his name) was very knowledgeable and patience with all of our questions. I love how passionate he was talking about Polish history. He also pointed out some great restaurants about certain food in the old town which I went back to have- the Polish sweet dumplings. They were delicious!!! I have a complete different view about Poland after my visit to Poland and May I tell you how much I love Poland?!

Czesław Was our guide and he was amazing. His passion & expertise was flawless. We are US tourist and with CoVID we wanted a private tour. Can’t express how much we loved our guide Czesław

Started a little late but the knowledge of the guide made up for it. She was born here and her presentation of historical facts and stories was light years ahead of our other tour guide.

Great tour with Adam very knowledgeable would highly recommend

Our guide Ewa was excellent, informative, and personable!