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  • Location:Warsaw, Poland
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Warsaw Night Tour and Bar Crawl by Communist-Era Fire Engine

Hop aboard an eye-catching communist-era fire engine, and then see the sights of Warsaw by night! The fun 3-hour tour includes stops at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw’s main communist streets, the trendy neighborhood of Praga and three must-visit bars. Live the nightlife like a true Varsovian, enjoying Polish vodka and herring, and hear stories about the city’s culture and history from a local guide.


  • 3-hour Warsaw by night tour, traveling aboard a communist-era fire engine
  • Hear stories and anecdotes about the city culture, history and sights
  • Stop for photos by the Palace of Culture and Science, Poland’s tallest building, and then visit Praga
  • Explore the streets of southern Warsaw, seeing some of the boldest communist-era architecture
  • Visit three trendy Warsaw bars and enjoy Polish vodka with herring – a local specialty!

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you want to have a memorable night of fun, this is the tour for you! Dig deep into Polish culture and learn all about the city from a local! There’s no better way to learn about the city.

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What You Can Expect

Warsaw Night Tour and Bar Crawl by Communist-Era Fire Engine

See the sights of Warsaw illuminated by night!

Leave your central Warsaw hotel by hopping aboard a communist-era fire engine – your eye-catching mode of transport for the evening! Meet your friendly guide and then travel around the city, hearing anecdotes about day-to-day life in the city, its buzzing nightlife and of course, its history.

First stop is the Palace of Culture and Science (the PKin building), a hulking Stalinist skyscraper from where the Polish communist party once ruled. Eternally unpopular with the Poles, the building is nicknamed the ‘elephant in lacy underwear,’ a tongue-in-cheek moniker that attests to its size and fancy architecture. Learn about Warsaw during the communist days, and then stop for a beer in a local microbrewery to get your first taste of Warsaw’s burgeoning night scene.

Board your fire engine again, and travel to southern Warsaw, home to the boldest architecture from the communist days. See vast squares and wide streets, lit up by night, while learning about the Belle Epoque architecture that characterized the city before World War II and the onset of communism. Stop in a bar for a shot of Polish vodka washed down with a herring (in true local fashion!), and then travel to the neighborhood of Praga.

An edgy district, full of bohemian character, Praga is one of the few Warsaw districts to remain unscathed by the Nazi devastation of WWII. Explore its off-the-beaten-path lanes and courtyards, seeing lively cafés spilling out in the streets, and then head inside one of Warsaw’s coolest bars. Down a shot of Polish vodka and chat with your guide about the city, hearing insider tips about places to visit and sites to see. Your tour finishes with a drop-off back at your Warsaw hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The Warsaw tour is definitely a recommendation. Our tourguide Lucas was well on time to pick us up with an original Nissa van that was used during the communist time to transport prisoners. Lucas is a friendly, enthusiastic and intelligent young guide with a good knowledge about the history of Warsaw and speaks very good English. In total the tour was approximately 3.5 hours in which we have seen a big part of the city. In the end he took us to a private museum about the communist time. During the tour we drunk nice vodka's in various kinds of pubs. It is the way to experience Warsaw by night!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a great night! Hosted by local radio DJ Lukas, he was a great driver/host and full of information about the city, the communist history, and of course the bars. I highly recommend this tour as it's fun, informative, and allows you to see city spots you may otherwise not ever get to see.

Shane F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Carl V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

One of the highlights of my trip. Our guide Martin was very knowledgeable and gave a great feel for the city and its history . . . and of course was a lot of FUN! I would definitely do another tour with this group.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Very nice tour, but not by fire engine but by an old police car. the driver was super!!!!

Peter D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Bart our guide was excellent, He was full of knowledge and added some cultural insight into the whole tour. Though we did not ride in a Communist-Era Fire Engine the vehicle a 1997 Nisa was fun and did give the same experience. I would no say that this tour was much of a Bar Crawl but the bar stops we made were interesting overall experience was great I learned more about Warsaw that evening than I had anticipated. Thank you Bart.

Richard M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This was an awesome way to start our trip to Poland! We were a group of six and had the entire fire engine and tour guide to ourselves (max of 8 people per tour). It was great to see the city at night and explore hidden walk ways and courtyards by foot with our tour guide. The night concluded with a drive to a fantastic bar across the river where we sampled great polish vodka, beer, and even pickled herring! Our entire group would highly recommend this tour!!

Sheldon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was truly great. More than just a bar crawl, Martin shared the recent history of Warsaw with us (and Warsaw is a city where its history is omnipresent) and made the evening memorable. And the Fire engine was great, everyone noticed.


4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

The tour itself was very good. All we expected. Guide very knowledgeable.

The van was very poor. One back seat broken. Difficulty getting in and out. Almost unacceptable.


1 star rating: I do not recommend this February 2015

Not as advertised ... expected a fire truck, got a van hard to see, perhaps a bit to late into autumn

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