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Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki) Tours

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Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki)
The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki or PKiN in Polish) is the tallest building in Poland, completed in 1955 as a gift to Poland from the Soviet people and Joseph Stalin himself. The building has over 3,000 rooms on its 42 floors, which include offices, institution headquarters and the Polish Academy of Sciences. There is a post office, cinema and swimming pool, as well as museums, libraries and theaters.

The Congress Hall (Sala Kongresowa) and Concert Hall (Sala Koncertowa) are considered the most important of their kind in the country. The former can hold nearly 3,000 people and has been considered the home of Poland’s jazz music scene. Artists such as Bruce Springsteen and the Rolling Stones have performed here. 

Not surprisingly, there have been some negative feelings around the building, as many Polish citizens believe it is a symbol of Soviet domination. It was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science, but the dedication was later removed.

The main reason tourists visit the Palace of Culture and Science is for the terrace on the 30th floor. Standing at 114 meters, travelers can enjoy stunning panoramic views of Warsaw from ‘trzydziestka.’

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The Palace of Culture and Science is open daily from 9am to 8pm and there is a charge to visit the 30th floor terrace. 
Address: plac Defilad 1, Warszawa 00-901, Poland
Hours: Daily 9am-8pm
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Palace of Culture and Science : SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture and Science : SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

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Discover one of Poland’s tallest buildings, and a structure that defines the skyline of Warsaw—the Palace of Culture and Science. Avoid the hassle of organizing your own transport, and benefit from having hotel pickup and drop-off included. Once at the Palace, commentary is provided as you explore the premises with a guide. See the Main Hall, the City Hall Chamber, the Chapel, Copernicus Hall, the VIP lounges, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.71
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City Sightseeing Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Warsaw Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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See Warsaw’s top attractions on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour, valid for 24 or 48 hours. Hop aboard the double-decker bus and pass the Royal Castle, the National Museum, the UNESCO-listed Old Town and more. Hop on or off along any of the route’s 10 stops and enjoy exploring this vibrant capital city at your own speed.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.77
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$22.77
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Palace of Culture and Science : PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture and Science : PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

YOUR GROUP ONLY TOUR is dedicated to clients who want individual care during the trip. You do not share the vehicle with other customers, and your personal driver / coordinator will take care of your comfort and are at your disposal. The Palace of Culture and Science is a controversial building for many Varsovians. Some of them feel that it does not fit in with the rest of the city, others regard Warsaw as a „multi”-spirited city in which there is a place for such a building. The tremendous structure houses restaurants, a university, theatres, cinemas, offices, conference and concert halls, and even a swimming pool – that is over 3000 different rooms. During Tour You will see: Main Hall – City Hall Chamber – Troika Hall – Chapel - Copernicus’Hall – Mickiewicz’s Hall – VIP lounges – Starzyński’s Hall – Warsaw Hall – Broniewski’s Hall – Rudnev’s Hall – Gothic Hall – VIEWING TERRACE with a marvellous view of Warsaw.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.29
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$80.29

Private Tour: Warsaw City Sightseeing by Retro Fiat

Private Tour: Warsaw City Sightseeing by Retro Fiat

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Explore Warsaw from behind the wheel of a vintage Fiat 125p on this private tour. Hop aboard to see the city’s top attractions, including Castle Square, Soviet-era architecture and the Old Town. Opt to add a museum visit, stops at the former Jewish Ghetto or bohemian Praga district or any other points of interest. Pick up insightful Polish history from your guide and top off your trip with a snack or meal (own expense) at a communist-era milk bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.90
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Half-Day Warsaw City Sightseeing Bike Tour for Small Group

Half-Day Warsaw City Sightseeing Bike Tour for Small Group

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This bike tour helps you save time and see multiple Warsaw highlights in one day. You won’t waste time waiting for public transport, or studying maps, as a guide will lead the way and show you local shortcuts. Traveling by bike means you’ll be able to access places that can’t be reached by train or bus. See multiple highlights such as The Palace of Culture and Science, the Old Town, University Library, and more. 
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  • 3 hours
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$29.96
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Self-Drive Tour: Communist Warsaw by Retro Fiat

Self-Drive Tour: Communist Warsaw by Retro Fiat "Toddler"

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Are you interested in communist Warsaw, comrade? Tired of typical tours? You don’t want to admire the city only through the window? Try yourself on our Fiat 126p self-drive Communist tour. Can you imagine better way to learn about communist history in Poland than while driving an iconic car from those times - Fiat 126p a.k.a „Toddler”? Driving the "Toddler" is the best fun way of diving into the atmosphere, the architecture and the people of Polish communism. As you drive, your guide will familiarize you with Warsaw of the communist epoch, showing you the most important landmarks like Palace of Culture and Science, Constitution Square, House of The Polish Communist Party or communist-era housing blocks of the Muranów district.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$46.74
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Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Walking Tour - True History

Warsaw: Jewish Ghetto Private Walking Tour - True History

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We prepared with high precision and special for you special unique program of tour. During this tour we will deliver you a big portion of knowledge about Jewish history and culture. Also you will experience the life of Jews in authentic remains of Jewish Ghetto. So you can explore Jewish culture and as well compared how it looks like especially in Poland. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.13
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$74.13
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Palace of Culture & Science + Lazienki Park: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Lazienki Park: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Avoid the hassle of touring with strangers on this private tour of two of Warsaw's must-see attractions. You'll get a private guide for your party only, who will take you around the dramatic Palace of Culture and Science and Lazienki Park. Learn about Warsaw's centuries of history and get plenty of chances to ask questions, all while going at your own pace. An ideal tour for first-timers to Warsaw.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.66
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$106.66

EVERYDAY Warsaw: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

EVERYDAY Warsaw: Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you a unique program of Beer Tasting tour. During this tour you will try selected kind of beers, try delicious local appetizers and learn about Polish history, customs and traditions. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.46
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Palace of Culture & Science + POLIN Museum : SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + POLIN Museum : SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

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SMALL GROUP TOUR is dedicated to customers who want to discover Warsaw in small groups. It means that you can share transport / and attractions while touring with others, but during transport we use vehicles with a maximum of 8 passengers. Tour Package includes visiting two locations: Palace of Culture&Science and POLIN Museum. The Palace of Culture and Science is a flagship example of communist, monumental architektur from the 1950s. The tremendous structure houses restaurants, a university, theatres, cinemas, offices, conference and concert halls and swimming pool – that is over 3000 different rooms. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is documenting the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await visitors, showing how Poles and Jews lived together for many hundreds of years and how both cultures merged together.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.08
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$91.08

Palace of Culture & Science + Lazienki Park: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Lazienki Park: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Avoid the hassle of touring in a large group on this small-group tour of two of Warsaw's highlights. Visit the must-see Palace of Culture and Science, as well as pretty Lazienki Park. Learn about Warsaw's centuries of history from your guide. This tour is ideal for travelers wanting a good introduction to Warsaw.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.08
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$91.08

Palace of Culture & Science + POLIN Museum: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + POLIN Museum: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

YOUR GROUP ONLY TOUR is dedicated to clients who want individual care during the trip. Your private group can consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people. You do not share the vehicle with other customers, and your personal driver/coordinator will take care of your comfort. Tour Package includes visiting two locations: Palace of Culture&Science and POLIN Museum. The Palace of Culture and Science is a flagship example of communist, monumental architektur from the 1950s. The tremendous structure houses restaurants, a university, theatres, cinemas, offices, conference and concert halls and swimming pool – that is over 3000 different rooms. POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews is documenting the centuries-old history of Jews in Poland. Multimedia exhibitions await visitors, showing how Poles and Jews lived together for many hundreds of years and how both cultures merged together.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.66
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$106.66

Palace of Culture & Science + Wilanow Royal Palace: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Wilanow Royal Palace: PRIVATE TOUR /inc. Pick-up/

Avoid the hassle of touring with strangers on this private tour of two of Warsaw's must-see attractions. Receive personalized attention from your guide at the grand Palace of Culture and Science, and the 17th-century Wilanow Palace. An ideal tour for travelers wanting an overview of Polish history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Palace of Culture & Science + Wilanow Royal Palace: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Wilanow Royal Palace: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Warsaw’s answer to Paris’ Versailles, Wilanow Palace is tricky to reach by public transport: Wilanowska metro is 3 miles (5 kilometers) away. See this and more in just half a day when you book this small-group tour with 2-way transfers direct from your hotel or apartment. Explore the landmark Palace of Culture and Science with a live guide, then discover Wilanow with an audio guide in your choice of language.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.08
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$91.08

Palace of Culture & Science + Warsaw Uprising Museum: PRIVATE TOUR /inc.Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Warsaw Uprising Museum: PRIVATE TOUR /inc.Pick-up/

YOUR GROUP ONLY TOUR is dedicated to clients who want individual care during the trip. Your private group can consist of a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 people. You do not share the vehicle with other customers, and your personal driver/coordinator will take care of your comfort. Tour Package includes visiting two locations: Palace of Culture & Science and Warsaw Uprising Museum. The Palace of Culture & Science is a controversial building for many Varsovians. Palac is a flagship example of communist, monumental architektur from the 1950s. The tremendous structure houses restaurants, a university, theatres, cinemas, offices, conference and concert halls and swimming pool – that is over 3000 rooms. Warsaw Uprising Museum takes its visitors back to 1944. The multimedia exhibition shows the fight and daily lives of the uprising participants juxtaposed with the horrors of the occupation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.66
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$106.66

Palace of Culture & Science + Warsaw Uprising Museum: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

Palace of Culture & Science + Warsaw Uprising Museum: SMALL GROUP /inc. Pick-up/

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This is the perfect choice for history fans. Avoid crowded public transport, and instead, opt for a small-group tour limited to eight passengers. Make the most of your time in Warsaw by learning more about its past at two key locations—the Warsaw Uprising Museum, and the Palace of Culture and Science. See architecture that reflects the communist era, and watch multimedia exhibitions that show what life was like during the Warsaw Uprising.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.08
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$91.08

Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

Warsaw: Palace of Culture & Warsaw City Center Private Tour

We prepared with high precision and special for you special unique program of tour. During this tour we will deliver you a big portion of knowledge about PRL times and turbulent and funny culture. Also you will visit a grat Palace of Culture and Science with fantastic panorame of city on top of it. Enjoy a walking tour of some of Warsaw's Communist era sites including Kino Relax and a former political party house. You will be led by licensed guide who has many-years of experience and they are the best in all country! All of it will make this tour very unforgettable.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.95
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$81.95
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Private Tour: Warsaw's Communist History by Retro Fiat

Private Tour: Warsaw's Communist History by Retro Fiat

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Immerse yourself in Warsaw's communist past with this private tour of Warsaw's socialist sites with a knowledgeable local guide, cruising around in an iconic automobile of the era while learning all about what the communist ear was like in Poland. See the important communist sites such as the Palace of Culture and Science, the House of the Polish Communist Party and much more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.90
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$74.90
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Communism Tour - private tour by retro minibus

Communism Tour - private tour by retro minibus

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Let yourself be taken on a ride by retro minibus made in communist Poland to investigate the history, ideology and architecture of a former Polish communist state. Warsaw seems perfect for it due to World War 2 destruction of the city and reconstruction done by the communist government. There's a lot to see, be prepared then for a high pace and strict schedule. Palace of Culture and Science, Constitution sq, former Communist Party HQ are just some places one either visits or passes on this tour. Stories about the black market, an idea of a garden-city of Warsaw and new communist ideology combined with the right context and retro time machine will bring these past days back to life. Witness visit of Pope John Paul, an introduction of Martial Law and Free Elections of 1989 through tales told during this 3-hour experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.61
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$67.61
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Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup

Historical Tour of Communist Warsaw In A Nysa 522 With Pickup

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Enrich your knowledge of Warsaw’s communist history on an educational tour of the Polish capital. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel around Warsaw in an authentic communist-era vehicle, visiting sites associated with Poland’s socialist history; discover the impressive interior of the Palace of Culture and Science; browse intriguing exhibits in the Communism Times Museum; and stop at Constitution Square.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.17
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$49.17

Warsaw Regular City Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Warsaw Regular City Tour: Off the Beaten Path

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Get acquainted with the historical sights and cultural delights of Warsaw the alternative way on a tour by retro Nysa van. Travel back in time to Poland’s communist era and visit arresting monuments with a knowledgeable guide; admire the grand architecture of the Palace of Science and Culture; see the Jewish Ghetto and bohemian Praga district; and enjoy a lunch inspired by Polish culinary classics.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.32
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$55.32

Private Warsaw Highlights tour

Private Warsaw Highlights tour

The best trip for everyone who is in Warsaw for the first time! We are going to show you the most important places in the capital of Poland. Nothing interesting can escape our attention. For sightseeing, we suggest the only such means of transport in the city - vintage Nysa 522, which is a spacious and very retro minivan that once used to drive around Polish streets.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.03
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$146.03
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Private Communist Tour of Warsaw

Private Communist Tour of Warsaw

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Find out more about Poland’s socialist history by going on a private communist tour of Warsaw. Save hours of research time, and benefit from a guide’s expert knowledge about the top communist sites in Warsaw. Highlights include Constitution Square, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Palace of Culture and Science, and the Museum of Life under Communism.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.03
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$146.03
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Warsaw Evening Private Tour by Retro Fiat

Warsaw Evening Private Tour by Retro Fiat

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Immerse yourself in the exuberance of Warsaw’s nightlife scene on private 3-hour tour in a retro Fiat car. See the illuminated city sights with a knowledgeable guide while gaining an alternative perspective of the vibrant Polish capital. Sip refreshing Polish vodka as you travel past landmarks like Constitution Square and the Palace of Culture and Science; stop at a communist-era bar for tasty snacks and vodka shots; and learn about the rich history and culture of the city from your expert guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.64
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$47.64
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What are Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki) hours of operation?
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Palace of Culture and Science (Palac Kultury i Nauki) hours of operation: Daily 9am-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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