1. Poland
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  3. Warsaw
  4. Praga

Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

Product ID: 87794
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Tour a more adventurous part of Warsaw and see some of the most interesting sites there like a former vodka factory, a former black market, Russian Orthodox Church and a chocolate factory. Enjoy plenty of Praga murals and visit the Vodka Factory "Koneser"
About this activity
Duration 150 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a ride on a historical bus Jelcz "cucumber"
  • Listen to stories brought to you by a live guide on-board
  • Visit a post-industrial Soho Factory area and a nearby chocolate factory
  • See the most impressive examples of Warsaw street art
  • Enjoy picturesque streets of Praga like Zabkowska, Brzeska and Stalowa
Full description
Have you seen the top attractions in Warsaw and want something more? Are you bored with the touristy places and feel like adding some new thrills to your stay in the city? Then take this unique bus tour to the “dark side” of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district. Find out why the district was considered the most dangerous part of Warsaw. See a marketplace where you could buy almost everything from jeans and diplomas to Kalashnikov rifles and check yourself if it’s still open. Every Saturday morning (at 11:00 AM) in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, there will be a retro Jelcz “cucumber” bus to take you to the Praga district for a 2.5-hour tour. On-board, there will be a guide to help you through the district and to make sure you come back in one piece.

On the road, your guide will provide commentary and introduce you to the history of Warsaw and the Praga district - a district of an amusing yet sometimes scary past. A melting pot of different cultures and religions before World War II and then forgotten for many years, it is now an up-and-coming district of Warsaw. After crossing the Vistula River, you will get off at the first stop – a chocolate factory. Here, get to know the story of the company producing sweets in Warsaw since the mid-19th century and taste a cup of their delicious hot chocolate. The next stop will be the Soho Factory – former industrial heart of the Kamionek neighborhood now becoming a creative center of Warsaw. Find out more about its past and see these revitalized sites.

Praga is full of murals and on the road, you will see the most interesting ones. Take a look at the longest residential block in Warsaw and see the Różycki bazaar, where you would be able to buy a set of forged documents, foreign currency or a tank in parts. See a former vodka factory, Koneser, and find out what delicacies where made there and what is in this complex now. Tour will also cover the area called the Praga “Bermuda Triangle.” Get to know the origin of the name, and see some examples of the authentic pre-war architecture with scenic courtyards and colorful shrines inside. The neighborhood still has the atmosphere of old Warsaw and is loved by film directors, like Roman Polański, who filmed “The Pianist” here and many more that will be mentioned by your tour guide. From here, you will head back to the Palace of Culture and Science to finish the tour.
Includes
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on-board
  • 2.5-hour bus tour
  • Transport by a 1980s coach
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)

When you get there

Meeting point

Palace of Culture and Science, the main entrance.

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Know before you go
• A small amount of walking is involved