WARSAW OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
– SECRET ROUTE OF WARSAW
Discover the most hidden parts of Warsaw during our off the beaten track group tour. See Warsaw from the perspective of a local and find out about city’s fascinating history its influence on Polish culture and modern-day Warsaw. Professional guide, Zuk retro minibus and quite a few unknown stories about the city’s life included!
ABOUT OFF THE BEATEN TRACK:
Our Warsaw Off the beaten track Tour includes walking with a guide as well as driving in a retro minibus “Zuk”. You’ll be either picked up from your hotel in the city centre or meet with your guide in front of the Palace of Culture and Science.
The tour starts with a visit in the most important places of the Warsaw pre-WWII history. You’ll see how it looked like before it was completely destroyed.
Then, you’ll explore dark times of the World War II in the city including Ghetto wooden bridge memorial and some parts of the former Jewish Ghetto (those less known), that existed in the city between 1940 and 1943. You’ll find out about the history of ghetto, its legendary Uprising in 1942, the story of communist rules in the country and the city’s almost unbelievable reconstruction.
The tours also includes a visit in the least commercial part of the city – Prague district, that is often called ‘the artistic quarter of Warsaw’. You’ll explore its inimitable atmosphere filled with art, music, magic and the spirit of good old-times.
On your way back you’ll pass by several important Warsaw objects such us National Stadium, National Museum and famous Warsaw’s palm.
You’re more than welcome to ask our guide all of your questions! He will willingly answer and give you recommendations of best spots in the city as well as useful tips for a perfect Warsaw trip.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off (only in the city centre)
English-speaking, professional guide
English-speaking, friendly driver
Duration: 4 hours
Type of the tour: Group
Meeting point: Palace of Culture and Science
Transportation: “Zuk” minibus (walking + driving
* Tours by ZUK minibuses are available for travelers taller than 150 cm (4,9 ft).
WARSAW UNKNOWN HISTORY
World War II completely destroyed Warsaw’s architecture turning most of its historically important places into ashes. 80 % of the city’s buildings simply disappeared. Then, as the communism settled into the city, the socialist authorities got round to Warsaw’s reconstruction.
Unfortunately, led by socio-realistic, in the spirit of which destroyed Warsaw was rebuilt, left monumental buildings and wide streets. The architecture of the post-war capital was to show the strength and power of the only valid ideology. Communist authorities, keeping the reconstruction of Warsaw in the spirit of “new, better times”, irrevocably destroyed many old monuments and architecturally valuable objects that were closely related with Poland’s independent period.
This unique district was once a separate city at the eastern bank of the Vistula river. It was attached to Warsaw in 1791 and quickly became its integral part. Unlike other districts of Warsaw, it survived the World War II in almost unchanged form. Due to that fact, we can still feel the atmosphere of a pre-war city in Warsaw’s Prague, where time simply goes slower. Instead of modern skyscrapers, the area features shabby brick-build tenement houses, intriguing murals and retro cafes. A lot of artistic and cultural events take place in Prague making it incredibly attractive place for numerous artists, musicians, poets, hipsters and those who would like to see Warsaw from slightly different perspective. While visiting Prague district it’s worth to see:
- Neon Museum
- Różycki Bazaar
- Notre Dame Cathedral of Prague
- Monuments of Prague’s Yard
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