Warsaw City Tours
Warsaw City Tours
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George_The_Pig
92 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
Booked on this trip when checking in at our hotel as the receptionist offered it straight away. We immediately hooked for two reasons, firstly it is a super way to get to know the lie of the land so to speak and secondly at around the equivalent of £25 each, it seemed to be exceptional value for money and it was.

We were collected from reception on a bit of a damp morning so had brollies with us. The very pleasant guide, Agnes a Varsovian by descent who speaks fluent English, told us not to bother as they were available on the bus if needed.

The three hour tour takes you round the bits you have to see and you get a history lesson to boot. Things you might not have considered looking out for such as the architectural differences reflecting Soviet influence versus some more traditional Polish styles, are pointed out as you are driven around. The walking bits are not at all challenging, no steep climbs or anything like that but the longer time away from the bus was around 45 minutes, to accommodate the time taken to pass on the necessary information.

I'd happily recommend this tour (and they do others too) and as I have tried to explain, do it on your first morning and then you'll get an idea of where things are that you might want to go back to visit, for example, The Gestapo museum which whilst referred to and pointed out, was not a scheduled stop/visit.
Written December 6, 2015
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claudeBournemouth
Maidenhead, UK8 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
We only had 2 days in Warsaw, so we wanted to be shown the sights , which we could then go back to revisit the following day if we had the time. The pick up from our hotel worked well and was on time. Our guide was very knowledgeable and humorous. We saw all the main sights, and finished in the Old Town, where we stayed for lunch. You could have been taken back to your hotel if you chose. A perfect tour for us.
Written October 8, 2018
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LaiMS54
Orebro, Sweden100 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The tour bus arrived on time as stated,very good English speaking and friendly guide. Though the tour was aprox. 3 hours,it´s worth it if one is visiting Warsaw within a short time,great way to see Warsaw and learn more about the history of this amazing city and people who built up the 90% destroyed city after WW2 by the amazing lady guide whom I forgot to ask for her name. I recommend this tour to others!
Written July 29, 2019
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Emily M
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Couples
This tour was booked as a birthday present for my father. He waited at one of the listed hotels, at the specified time, and no one picked him up for the tour. I have been trying to get hold of viator to talk to them, and hopefully to get the ticket price refunded, but they're very evasive and insist it's not their fault, but I should have called the tourist office...? If I book through a site, I don't expect this kind of service, and I certainly do not expect to be blamed for someone else not doing their job.
Written July 30, 2018
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ILP
Zurich, Switzerland56 contributions
I’ve booked this trip in Warsaw and unfortunately the organizer didn’t show up. There is a big list of about 15 hotels mentioned on the voucher where pick up is organized, but pickup never happened although I was waiting at one of the mentioned hotels.

Normally there is an option to meet at a central meeting point or you are picked up at your own hotel, neither of these happened here.

Tried to call the organizer but they disconnected each time I called, messaging didn’t work either. Also I tried to contact Viator but remained on hold forever, which is kind of annoying when you’re calling internationally.

So in summary don’t book this trip if you value your money/time.
Written June 14, 2018
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Erik N
9 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was really looking forward to this and it started of well with the pick up service and nice bus.
But form there is was a disappointment. The English that he spoke was a bit hard to follow, also for the native English speakers (which I'm not, but I had lunch with some of them after the tour), but ok, not the end of the world.

My biggest problem with this tour was that we got information that was all over the place in the sense of chronology and lack of background information.

So we walked and drove trough the city, and it was a lovely sunny day, so the conditions were perfect to enjoy this tour. But of course the statues and buildings would not be in a nice chronological order or grouped together by topic. So I believe it's the guides job to string things together, and also give background information to set the frame to talk about a statue or building. Not just jump 200 years back from what we were talking about and just say: "this is so and so person" and then move on.

I'm European and love history, so I could follow most of what he talked about, but you can't expect people from other parts of the world to know that much about Poland before they arrive. Even Chopin is not that well known that you could skip a brief introduction. We came out of the bus and the first thing the guide said was that Chopin use to play her at this building. Maybe some on the tour thought "play what... basketball, drums, chess...? How is this guy" it could be anything. Or that he started of talking about Warsaw was a city of copies and made jokes about it for the first hour. Most didn't get it before later, when we came to Old Town did he explain clearly that Warsaw was almost completely destroyed and had to be rebuild after the war. They decided to rebuild it as it used to look (hence copy) and therefor it's the most "modern" old town in Europa. To top it off he looked at the guy from Hong Kong and said (more than once) "you know all about copies, you will like this". Yeah.... he did't appreciate the joke.

Oh, and another thing, I'm not sure his political views has to be a part of the tour. Hating on the EU and saying that it's all run by communists, wishing Poland had a bigger army and could show strength, admiring Russia, etc.

I really don't like writing a negative review, but I do it because I hope they read it and improve. I'm not an expert, but I know enough to know that this could be done better. Maybe start of in the bus with some background information about Poland (instead of pointing out embassies, which is not interesting except when you need one) for example: What you need to know before we start is that Poland, like some many central European countries, was heavily shaped by conflict, maybe more than most. Poland is a large and populous European country, but we are located between a rock and a hard place, flanked by the European juggernauts, Russia and Germany (former Prussia). As we will see, this has heavily shaped Warsaw and our freedom and independence has not come cheaply....
Here you see we honor the soldiers that fought in Tobruk, Dunkirk, Monte Casino, and yes, Poland was occupied, but many escaped and fought to free their homeland by joining the British forces. Polish pilots even heavily aided the British in the decisive victory in "the battle of Britain", many among the top scoring pilots.
Written April 1, 2019
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lol_hargs
Johannesburg, South Africa290 contributions
I was very disappointed overall as our guide did not speak good English and was very sarcastic so we didn’t know if he was telling us facts or trying to be funny. Others in our group also said they couldn’t understand him. The sights were nice but I wish I had understood everything the guide said about them. If you go, dress warmly!!!
Written January 28, 2018
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Scott R
Glasgow, UK84 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We arranged the tour for a Saturday afternoon and the bus picked us up directly from the hotel. We got lucky as we were the only two on the bus (apparently it had been busy in the morning). George our guide had an encyclopedic knowledge and because it was only the three of us managed to get round a lot more things than he would have with a larger group. The trip included parks, churches, the castle, squares and statues. Very informative. Good value as there is no way we would have seen half the stuff otherwise.
Written February 13, 2019
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Anthony P
Houston, TX97 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
I really enjoyed myself on this tour. I had really lucked out as it was just myself and another person. Our tour guide was amazing. Answered both of our questions and was very knowledgeable about topics both on and off the tour. Working with the company was easy and painless. I would totally take another tour from them but they don't have any additional that peaks my interest. I would suggest going with this company. They seem to want to cater to their clients.
Written December 19, 2018
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Ramesh1972
Ballarat, Australia52 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We had a knowledgeable and friendly guide and we generally enjoyed the tour. The downside was that there were 14 of us we found the group a little too big. It was also a little rushed which was a pity because we visited some great sights. We started at the Chopin memorial and on through the rest of the Royal Lazienski Park with brief stops at some of the historical buildings, then on to POLIN (outside only), a walk through the old city and ending up at the Warsaw Uprising Memorial. Personally, I would have preferred a slower pace with more time to appreciate some of the places we visited.
Written May 28, 2018
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