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Private Tour: Warsaw's Jewish Heritage by Retro Fiat
"Start your private tour with a pickup at any point you wish in Warsaw including your central Warsaw hotel or Warsaw airport. Meet your knowledgeable guide and settle into your Fiat 125p the 1980s car that was a fixture of life in communist-period Warsaw. Your tour includes a souvenir photo of you with your car and onboard snacks to sustain you during your explorations.On route learn about the history of Warsaw’s Jews and how they faced the perils of WWII’s Nazi occupation with great forbearance. If you wish ask your guide to tailor your route to include any particular points of interest to you.Explore the former Jewish Ghetto area and see the remnants of the Ghetto Wall the red-brick edifice built in 1940 that effectively imprisoned more than 400
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Private Off the beaten path trip in Warsaw
"This tour operates in a small group with an educated local guide ensuring that participants get the most out of their visit to Warsaw. Visit key communist sites such as the Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji) and Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN building). Head inside a typical communist-era flat and try traditi feel the propaganda at the Palace of Culture and Science (PKiN) and learn about the unknown secrets of the former headquarters of the Central Committee of the Polish United Workers’ Party (i.e. the Party House). The tour continues to the Museum of Life u"""Go back in time and explore historic Warsaw on this tour via a Nysa 522 van. This 4-hour tour will be led by an expert guide who will talk about significant events in Poland’s communist history like the soviet-run elections after World War II. Walk through Constitution Square (Plac Konstytucji) and other communist sites to learn about its socialist architecture."title=Highlights&1=Private+Warsaw+tour+of+communist-era+sites&2=Hear+about+the+city+during+the+days+of+communism&3=See+landmarks+like+Constitution+Square%2C+and+learn+about+socialist-style+architecture&4=Enjoy+a+personalized+experience+with+a+private+guid
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Historic Warsaw Tour by Retro Nysa Van
"This tour uses the old communist van ""Nysa 522"" as transportation during the trip to places that are usually not easy to find. The enthusiastic guides will lead the group to non-tourist areas providing a unique experience for visitors of Warsaw.On the way to the first stop the tour visits the remains of the Communism at Constitution Square and Palace of Science and Culture. The tour continues to pre-war Warsaw streets which survived World War II Jewish Ghetto and the bohemian Praga district.The first itinerary stop on the tour is a visit to the city center where the streets that survived World War II are visible. Upon entrance observe the gates courtyards and staircases of yore. In many of those buildings the bullet holes from the Warsaw Uprising are still intact
From EUR43.00

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Sphinx: very good

I found this restaurant on the same guide where I found the hostel. I don't know how to describe their menu with anything other than "international with a hint of Middle East". The atmosphere is sober and with music at the right volume for talking without screaming. The ground floor is the smoking area and the floor upstairs is for non smokers. Their portions are big and filling and their food is indeed tasty.

They don't get top score from me because it took the waiters a little while to notice that we wanted to take a look at the menu, but once we got it the service was great. And because Mr. Sweden's steak was too thin to be cooked medium rare, the way he likes it.

Favorite Dish Their Shoarma. I ordered it fries and it comes with pita bread (which I love) and 3 sauces: sweet & sour (which wasn't sour), salsa (their spicy sauce) and garlic (the best garlic sauce I've had).

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  • Sunday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Monday 11:00 to 23:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 17:00
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