Tours and Tickets

Warsaw for WWII Buffs - private tour by retro minibus provided by Warsaw Behind the Scenes

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Warsaw for WWII Buffs - private tour by retro minibus

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
View all photos (17)
Recommended by 100% of travellers
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$91.44
(Price varies by group size)
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Warsaw for WWII Buffs - private tour by retro minibus
Face masks required for travelers indoors and in the car
Read more
Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
Itinerary
+
You'll get picked up
See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Warsaw
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 2
    Fragment of Ghetto Wall
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 3
    Waliców
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    See details
  • 4
    Chlodna Street
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    See details
  • 5
    Church. St. Augustine
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    See details
  • 6
    Pomnik Bohaterow Getta
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 7
    Memorial at Mila 18
    Stop: 5 minutes -
    See details
  • 8
    Umschlagplatz
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    See details
  • 9
    Polish Security Printing Works
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 10
    Praga Polnoc
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    See details
See 2 more stops
Important Information
Duration
3h
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off service
  • Professional English speaking local guide
  • Transport by retro communist minibus
Exclusions
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
11Reviews
1Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Alison S wrote a review Mar 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had our tour with Art and he was one of the best tour guides we have ever had! We learned a lot about Soviet times and WWII times in Poland. The photos he shows you when you are at the historic site really help understand the change Warsaw has seen in the last 70 years. He
Read more
Date of experience: March 2020
Helpful
Share
Kristina Wilson wrote a review Jan 2020
14 contributions8 helpful votes
Our family of four took the Private WW11 Tour with Lukas. We all absolutely loved it. Lukas was not only very knowledgeable and extremely interesting but he also made the tour very entertaining for all of us but particularly for my 15 year old and 12 year old sons. They loved
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Rob M wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
My wife and I were the only ones on the tour on this day. Lukas, our guide was friendly, and well informed about the history. He took us to places in Warsaw, that we would not have found ourselves. I am a WW2 buff, and I found the many stories that Lukas told, fascinating. A
Read more
Date of experience: October 2019
Helpful
Share
Hampa78 wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia55 contributions19 helpful votes
+3
Art was our phenomenally knowledgeable and friendly guide on this wonderful tour. My friend and I previously had seen many WWII sites in Warsaw, but everywhere Art went was new to us. He weaves personal stories into the historical locations, and seemed to know the in depth
Read more
Helpful
Share
Lennart L wrote a review Oct 2019
Onsala, Sweden1 contribution
Very good and interesting sightseeing with the guide Ark today. We really want to recomend this tour to everyone visiting Warzaw as tourists / Lennart & Irene
Read more
Helpful
Share
12
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Warsaw Behind the Scenes
Trish K
00
Not to be missed!
Fascinating trip back in time to WW2, the appalling treatment of the Jewish people by the Nazis and the takeover of
Read more
tobyr713
00
An excellent tour
I couldn't have wished for a better way to experience Warsaw. A fascinating insight into the city's past and presen
Read more
ccbb3306
00
Don’t Miss This!
I can’t recommend this tour enough! Mario was a fantastic tour guide and the four hours flew by. Warsaw is a fascin
Read more
Nuikulana
00
We learned so much!
Mario was a terrific guide and traveling via Zuk was fun! Thank you for an informative tour - we learned so much!
Read more
Maire_and_Jordan
00
Wonderful way to see the City
This was a fantastic tour in the coolest bus with a brilliant guide, Arturo. I was collected from my hotel in this
Read more
James B
00
Warsaw behind the scenes tour
Great way to spend a few hours discovering the history of Warsaw. We we transported around in an old retro communis
Read more
Bacami
00
Fantastic Tour!
We came to Warsaw on our first trip for a 50th birthday celebration. After looking for a little something differen
Read more
667rossk
00
Amazing
I could not recommend highly enough as Lucas was an amazing tour guide. His knowledge was unreal and was able to gi
Read more
32audreym
00
A quirky way to see the city
A quirky way to see the real history of the city. Wonderful 4 hours spent with Art on our tour today. Knowledgeable
Read more
898efaa
00
Excellent tour with Art
We're visiting Warsaw for the weekend and did the behind the scenes tour with Art this morning. He was friendly, ve
Read more
Karen A
00
Frankfurt
Great guide. Jon was extremely knowledge, fun, and energetic. Fun way to see Warsaw in crazy bus. Would do again.
Read more
abhijat9
00
Very good experience!!
Good knowledgeable guide, crisp itinerary and ended with sumptuous food. Could not have been better.
Read more
KellyBond
00
History of Warsaw told by a local
Great tour with Art. He really knew the history of Warsaw and was able to answer all of our questions. The tour was
Read more
JoseFromSA
00
Interesting and Informative
Lukas conducted an excellent behind the scenes tour. He arranged the pick-up and drop-off for our convenience. Hi
Read more
meganrJ1872FS
00
Awesome Tour, well worth the money and our guide was great!
Luke’s was very friendly and engaging on our tour, he took us to plenty of different places and was well versed in
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:800-130-2207
Frequently Asked Questions about Warsaw for WWII Buffs - private tour by retro minibus