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Warsaw for WWII Buffs - private tour by retro minibus

This tour is designed for the ones especially interested in World War II history. Stories cover Nazi invasion on Poland, beginning of the occupation of the country, the birth of local resistance, Ghetto Uprising, Warsaw Uprising and the arrival of Soviet army. Travel through time thanks to stories you'll hear combined with pre-war and post-war photographs and our Zuk retro minibus. From the remains of seizing Warsaw in 1939 by the Nazis to its so-called 'liberation' by the Soviets in 1945, all this time you are assisted by our guide.

You'll learn not only about the fights, revolutions and heroes but also about everyday life in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation, the political situation in the region that has changed diametrically throughout coupe years of WW2 and consequences that World War 2 has brought to Poland. Red Army on 17th of January 1945 entered basically a ghost town inhabited by approx. one thousand survivors and the new era of communism started.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Pick up and drop off service
    • Professional English speaking local guide
    • Transport by retro communist minibus
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Warsaw, Warsaw, Mazovia Province, Central Poland

      1939-1940 Shock of Nazi terror. Polish resistance and Underground State.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Fragment of Ghetto Wall, ul. Zlota 60, Warsaw 00-821 Poland

      Last fragment od Warsaw Ghetto Wall

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Waliców, Warszawa, Poland

      1940-1943 Warsaw Jewish Ghetto and 1943 Jewish Uprising

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Chlodna Street, ul. Chlodna, Warsaw 00-000 Poland

      Memorial of the wooden bridge which linked two parts of Warsaw Jewish Ghetto.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Church. St. Augustine, Nowolipki 18, 01-018 Warszawa, Poland

      Muranów district - built on the top of the Ghetto ruins...

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Pomnik Bohaterow Getta, ul. Zamenhofa 11, Warsaw 00-001 Poland

      1943 Jewish Uprising, Jan Karski memorial and Polin Museum (from the outside).

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Memorial at Mila 18, Mila Corner with Dubois, Warsaw Poland

      The last point of defence of Jewish Uprisers, which became their grave.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Umschlagplatz, Corner ul. Stawki and ul. Dzika, Warsaw Poland

      It was a holding area set up by Nazi Germany adjacent to a railway station, where the ghettoised Jews were assembled for deportation to death camps during the ghetto liquidation.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Polish Security Printing Works, Romana Sanguszki 1, 00-222 Warszawa, Poland

      Defence of the State Printinghouse PWPW and the Old Town's defence - bullet holes can still be found in the building's fence.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Praga Polnoc, ul.Zabkowska, Warsaw Poland

      Praga district and Soviet Army which waited there for... 5 months to let Nazi crush 1944 Uprising.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Muzeum Wojska Polskiego, Al. Jerozolimskie 3, Warsaw 00-495 Poland

      Outdoor exhibition of Soviet war equipment (tanks, aeroplanes, vehicles) like the famous T-34 tank or Il-2 plane. Some British and German WWII gear can be found there too. This attraction is available on opening hours of Muzeum Wojska Polskiego (generally - until dusk).

      Duration: 25 minutes

      Stop At: Banking and Financial Centre Nowy Świat, Nowy Świat 6/12, 00-400 Warszawa, Poland

      Central Committee of the Polish United Workers' Party was the central ruling body of the Polish United Workers' Party, the dominant political party in the People's Republic of Poland (1948-1990).

      After 1989, the Warsaw Stock Exchange entered the former Headquarter of the Polish United Workers' Party. The House of the Party has become the place of the rebirth of Polish capitalism. History once again sneered at the past.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Pickup service from hotels, Airbnb and apartments is available up to 3 kilometres radius from the city centre. If your hotel/apartment is located farther or it’s not reachable by car our advisor will suggest the closest and most comfortable meeting point. Please note, that transfer from and to the hotel is counted into the total time of the tour. Sometimes it is better to meet the guide in the city centre, rather than spend the time on transfer from the far located pickup spot.
      Return Detail :
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Cars are used mainly for transfers between locations where guests have walks with their guide.
      • Tours with retro minibuses are available only for persons taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).
      • Retro minibuses are not equipped with air conditioning, they are equipped with an efficient heating system for wintertime.
      • Some of the retro minibuses are not equipped with seatbelts (which is legal with classic vintage cars).
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Regular temperature checks for staff
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Face masks required for travelers indoors and in the car
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Warsaw Behind the Scenes

    Activity ID: V-22434P12

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