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  • Location:Warsaw, Poland
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Communist Warsaw Tour by Nysa 522 Car

Hop aboard a communist-era Nysa 522 car and enjoy a small-group tour of Warsaw, learning about Poland’s communist days! As an expert local guide drives from site to site, learn about life in Warsaw after the Second World War when the communist regime came to power. Visit fascinating sites like the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN building) and Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji), and sample typical 1950s Polish snacks in a communist-era flat.

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

Communist Warsaw Tour by Nysa 522 Car

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

Start your small-group tour with a pickup from your central Warsaw hotel, and jump inside your colorful Nysa 522 – Poland’s much-loved communist-era car. Relax as your guide navigates the streets of Warsaw while explaining the city and its fascinating communist past.

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.

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.


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


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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