Warsaw Wild Side



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Warsaw
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Karolina
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4 hours
Offered in English
what's included
Entrance ticket to Neon Museum
Local food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic available) - two food stops.
what's the plan
Praga is a district with a unique, wild spirit. Once multicultural, with Polish, Jewish, and Russian citizens living together, it managed to survive WWII but was then left neglected for years.
The neighbourhood has since been rediscovered by artists, and now Praga is a district of alternative clubs, street art projects, little cafés run by people with passion, and old citizens who still meet in the courtyards of their tenement houses.
We’ll start our Warsaw walking tour at a very unique museum: the Neon Museum, which was created to preserve Poland's' Cold War-era neon signs.
Want more art? All around Praga, you’ll spot little pieces of art: murals, statues, and art projects done by children from the neighbourhood.
As we explore, you’ll see remnants of the past, and the multicultural character of the Praga district: the Polish-Russian spirit distilling factory, former Jewish bath house and their hall of residence, and the domes of the Orthodox church next to the pinnacles of the Catholic cathedral.
We’ll also travel in time: from the oldest tenement houses on Zabkowska Street that retain their 19th-century charm, through to the longest block of flats in Warsaw featuring typical architecture from the communist period, to the post-industrial buildings that have been converted into uptown lofts and new investments around Port Praski.
From time to time we will stop to grab some tasty local specialities. You’ll learn why some treats are served in jars, and you’ll have a chance to try traditional Polish tatar, as well as pyzy and flaki. We’ll wash it down with a sip of Polish vodka or Oranzada, a sweet drink beloved by children from the ‘80s.
One very important part of Praga’s past was the bazaars. There are plenty of stories about the times when you couldn’t find anything in the shops in Poland — but you could find everything in Rozyckiego Market. While sniffing around for “illegal meat” you could hear about what was going on in the world beyond, and, tired after hunting, you could then have your jar filled with hot flaki. As you ate, you could enjoy the sounds of Praga’s folk bands — or sing along with them. We’ll pass by Rozyckiego Market and the monument to Praga’s folk bands, and you’ll learn about this part of Praga’s soul.
We’ll finish our walk in a great panoramic spot of Warsaw Old Town. From here you can, by foot, head back to the city centre or enjoy the nightlife on the riverbank.
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meeting point
Tram stop “Bliska 04” on Grochowska Street (trams no 3, 6, 22, 24, 26). Look for your guide with red sign: WARSAW URBAN ADVENTURES.
what time should we meet
15:00
notes
Ending point: Wybrzeze Szczecinskie (along the river and well-connected with Old Town and the metro). Transportation to and from the meeting and end points are not included.
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about your host
Hello my name is Karolina. Exploration and tourism are my professional and private passions. In everyday life I work as a tour guide, tour leader and product managers for different travel agencies, and I spend my free time wandering around and discovering remote places, meeting fascinating people, and experiencing new and unexpected. And everywhere I go I search for local tastes: strange food, local delicacies, unknown flavours. Warsaw always manages to surprise me — new places turn up, great events take place, surprising cards of its history are being revealed. It’s a crazy run to catch up with Warsaw and I’m loving it!
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cancellation policy
free cancellation up to 3 days before experience date