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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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
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Overview

If you’ve ticked off Warsaw’s more obvious attractions and are seeking an alternative sightseeing experience, look no further than this bus tour of Praga, an infamous district with a dark history. On a retro bus, you’ll travel to Praga highlights such as 19th-century chocolate factory, Różycki’s Bazaar, and locations used in the hit movie ‘The Pianist.’ Plus, you’ll admire street art murals and learn about the mysteries behind an area known as the Praga Bermuda Triangle.
  • Ideal for travelers seeking an alternative sightseeing experience
  • Delve into the dark history of the infamous Praga district on a retro-style bus
  • Visit a 19th-century chocolate factory and locations used to film ‘The Pianist’
  • Admire street art and learn about the mysterious area known as the Praga Bermuda Triangle
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Professional guide
Live commentary on board
Transport by 1980's coach
A cup of hot chocolate
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Pałac Kultury i Nauki, plac Defilad 1, 00-901 Warszawa, Poland

Departure Time

11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins outside of Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science at 10:30am, when you’ll greet your guide and board a retro-style bus destined for the infamous Praga district.

During the short journey over the Vistula River, your guide provides a historical introduction to the district, formerly an independent metropolis. Stop first at a 19th-century chocolate factory to sample a cup of hot chocolate and then learn about the radical transformation of the Kamionek neighborhood as you explore its hip bars and cafes.

The next stops are the streets of Brzeska and Stalowa, replete with colorful murals depicting Poland’s history and political climate. See, too, the former black market of Różycki’s Bazaar, where customers could buy forged documents, and visit a former vodka factory.

Finally, learn about the mysteries behind an area known as the Praga Bermuda Triangle, full of scenic courtyards and pre-war architecture. From here, you’ll return to your original departure point at the Palace of Culture and Science.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Palace of Culture and Science
Our buses will be waiting for You in fornt of the Palace of Culture and Science, nowadays the symbol of Warsaw City, known as the gift from Joseph Stalin.
Pass By:  
Palm Tree
Have You heard the story about the Date Palm Tree in Warsaw's city center ?
Pass By:  
National Museum in Warsaw
Hear the story what was hidden in the basement of the National Museum during WWII.
Pass By:  
PGE National Stadium
Football stadium built for UEFA Euro Championship 2012.
Stop At:  
E.Wedel
You will be given a cup of hot chocolate and you will hear very interesting stories about this factory.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Dw.Wschodni (Lubelska)
Is Warsaw East railway station considered as the most beautiful station in Warsaw? We will let You know about it during the tour.
Pass By:  
Kijowska 11
Have You seen the longest building in Warsaw? That is the right time!
Stop At:  
Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
You will see one of the most beautiful churches in Poland.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Warsaw Vodka Factory "Koneser"
You will hear stories about former vodka factory and you will find out if vodka had any impact on the district.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Praga Polnoc
You will discover why this district is called "the dark side of Warsaw".
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bazar Rozyckiego
Discover where is the longest operating marketplace in Warsaw and check out yourself what is sold here now.
Pass By:  
Mała
Picturesque street which became a movie set for the film "The Pianist" by Roman Polański.
Stop At:  
New Praga
You will hear an interesting story about the founder of Nowa Praga district and also You will see the inner courtyard of the prewar residential house.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Warszawie
Have You watched the movie "The Zookeper's wife"? If so, You can't miss Warsaw's Zoo.
Pass By:  
Vistula River
We will cross the Vistula River, the mother of the rivers in Poland.
Pass By:  
The Royal Castle in Warsaw
Admire the breathtaking panorama of the Royal Castle.
Pass By:  
Monument to the Heroes of Warsaw
Known as the Warsaw Nike, commemorates all those who died in Warsaw during WWII.
Pass By:  
Marszałkowska
The main street in Warsaw, enlarged after the WWII.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY WPT1313 Warsaw Private Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Discover the Dark Side of Warsaw in Praga District by Retro Bus.

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jacobmfeinstein
, Sep 2019
Attention was paid to ensure I had my own English interpreter who was wonderful. I came to to visit my friend who lives in Warsaw and took her along on this tour. She enjoyed it thoroughly and learned things she hadn’t known about her own city. She enjoyed it so much that she is taking her family on the tour. Highly recommend!
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Ryan S
, Oct 2017
If you're considering this, definitely do it! The retro bus gives a great feel, the tour covers some interesting spots including the best hot chocolate you'll ever taste straight from the factory. Our english speaking guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and made sure the Polish narration over the speaker was not too loud so we could hear him just fine. Great tour.
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