Tour code: 5752_WCOMM
Travel back in time from behind the wheel of a Nysa 522 on this 4-hour tour of Warsaw. Led by a local guide, hop aboard your communist-era car as you discover top sites, including the socialist architecture of Constitution Square, the Palace of Culture and Science and more. Along the way, stop for a classic Polish snack and shot of vodka inside a Soviet-era apartment. To keep this small-group experience as intimate as possible, numbers are limited to seven.

Highlights

  • 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

Communist Warsaw Tour by Nysa 522 Car

Explore communist-era sites while exploring Warsaw by a Nysa 522 car!

Meet your guide at your central Warsaw hotel and hop aboard a brightly-hued Nysa 522. Enjoy a unique view of the city as you hit the streets in the beloved communist-era car. As you go, hear about the city’s postwar history from your guide. Learn about key political figureheads such as Lech Walesa, the leader of the Solidarity Union Party, while passing must-see attractions.

Head first through the socialist architecture of Constitution Square and gaze up at the impressive Ministry of Agriculture on Wspólna Street. Then, check out one of the city’s most famous Stalinist skyscrapers, the Palace of Culture and Science. Learn why Varsovians refer to the structure as the ‘elephant in lacy underwear,’ as you step inside to explore.

Continue to the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party, the group’s headquarters during communist rule. Delve deeper into the period’s politics and disputes before heading to a communist-era apartment.

Inside, enjoy a taste of traditional snacks characteristic of the 1950s and 60s, complemented by a shot of local vodka. Watch a few brief communist propaganda films before hopping back inside your Nysa 522. After four hours, your tour will conclude at your Warsaw hotel.

Customer Reviews

Ed D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an excellent way to learn about what life was like under communist rule of Warsaw. The museum that depicts day to day life in commie Warsaw was simply excellent with the exhibits and items featureds.

I W T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Fantastic, and informative, tour lead by the fantastic Tom! This is the second Viator tour that I've been on and both have been great. For the money you can't beat it....

Shane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Rebecca G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

great tour guide...very knowledgeable and professional.....learned alot

paul

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great tour, well worth doing

Gerald E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fun and very informational 522 car tour. The driver was knowledgeable, pleasant. The Nysa 522 car made it really great.

Hilary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

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.

Ross C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was a fabulous tour. Our guide Bart was informative, professional but lots of fun. The tour itself was quirky especially the vehicle. Bart gave great insight to the Communist era prior to the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Highly recommended and value for money

Wendy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Wonderful trip and tour was the best I have had....Adventure warsaw group is the best really. The tour was 5 people and was very detailed I learned a lot fro a actual local who lived during the Soviet occupation. I highly suggest this tour. The Van was really cool too what a adventure.

Carolyn M Australia

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

This was an outstanding tour. Mariusz, our guide, really knew his topic well, and kept us entertained and informed. The four hours flew by. A couple of things you should be aware of though...there are no seat belts, or in fact any sort of safety devices in the car, so I wouldn't recommend it for the safety conscious; and secondly we didn't get entirely what was advertised. No snacks or films at the communist era flat for example. But this aside it was a most enjoyable, highly recommended tour.

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