Numbers are limited to seven on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.
- 4-hour small-group communist Warsaw tour by Nysa 522 car
- Hear about pivotal events in Poland’s history, like the soviet-run elections that put the Polish communists in power
- Explore Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji) and stop for photos of its socialist architecture
- Visit intriguing communist-era sites such as the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN building)
- Step inside a flat typical of the communist years and sample snacks that would have been eaten during the 1950s
- Small-group tour with a maximum of seven people ensures personalized attention
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a very fun way to learn about Poland's communist era – riding through Warsaw in a Trabant-like car!
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What You Can Expect
The country became a communist regime following the end of WWII in 1947, after a series of soviet-run elections. After nearly a decade, the suppressed citizens of Poland started to riot, yet it wasn’t until 1989 that Poland’s communist regime actually fell.
Hear tales of prominent communist-era figures who were pivotal in the country’s history, like Lech Walesa – the leader of the Solidarity Union party – while exploring key sites around town. Visit Constitution Square a showpiece of socialist architecture, and then stop for photos in front of the grandiose Ministry of Agriculture building at Wspólna Street.
Next stop is the Palace of Culture and Science (or the PKiN building), an imposing Stalinist skyscraper that remains unpopular with the Poles. As you explore inside, hear about its nickname, the ‘elephant in lacy underwear,’ a tongue-in-cheek moniker that attests to the building’s size and elaborate architecture.
Travel further into town and stop to see the old seat of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (Dom Partii), home to the once-dominant political party of Poland’s communist days. After hearing about the politics that were debated out inside its walls, continue your tour to a typical communist-era housing estate.
Head inside one of the area’s flats and sample snacks that would typically have been eaten during the 1950s and 60s. Down a neat shot of vodka alongside (nicer-than-it-sounds) slices of bread with lard and pickles and watch a few short communist propaganda films. After looking around the flat and learning about life under socialist rule, hop back inside your Nysa 522, and then finish your tour at the start point.
Fun and very informational 522 car tour. The driver was knowledgeable, pleasant. The Nysa 522 car made it really great.
So worth doing if you want something different and quirky and historically informative. I did this trip at the beginning of my stay in Warsaw and I saw the city differently after that. You learn a lot and the tour guide is great. This is a small, enterprise local company so you can feel good and support it! Plus you learn about the city.