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.