Warsaw – Life Under Communism Walking Tour

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  • Day Tour4 Hours
  • Max People: 15We can accommodate groups larger than 7 with advanced notice. Contact us for details.
  • Warsaw

Explore Poland’s Struggle for Freedom: From World War II to the Iron Curtain

In spite of being the “First Ally” of the West in WWII, Poland was negotiated away to Josef Stalin’s Communist regime at the war’s end. Despite many years under a repressive regime, Poland emerged from the shadows of the Iron Curtain in 1989 to find her freedom once more. It is often said that while WWII ended for the rest of the world in 1945, it did not end for Poland for another 44 years. Join us today as we explore the effects of Communism on the Polish population, delving into a history that shaped modern Poland.

We will begin by visiting the Palace of Culture and Science. This building epitomizes the architectural style of the Soviet era and serves as a symbol of Poland’s communist past. Learn about Poles’ politics, society, and daily life during this time as you navigate the halls of this iconic building.

Visit he Museum of Life Under Communism and Constitution Square

Next, we will head to Constitution Square, a prominent example of socialist realist architecture and an important urban project from the early days of Communist Poland. This square was conceived to represent the ‘new’ Warsaw and continues to be a fascinating window into the past.

Our journey will then take us to the Museum of Life Under Communism. Here, you will understand what life was like for ordinary citizens under the oppressive Communist regime. Through exhibits and personal accounts, the museum captures the Polish people’s struggles, hopes, and resilience during this era.

If you are interested in exploring more about Polish life under repressive regimes, ask us about visiting the Pawiak Prison, Gestapo HQ, and Katyn Museums in Warsaw.

These additional sites provide a more comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by Poland during the Nazi occupation and the Communist era. Get in touch to discuss expanding your tour. 


This is a walking tour and will require a lot of walking. Wheelchair access is generally good throughout Poland and should not present an issue on this tour.

Minimum age allowed on this tour depends on parents and their mobility with the child.

Special Notes

Sturdy walking shoes required.

Bring weather appropriate clothing, sunscreen in summer, warm clothing in winter.

Ensure you bring along any snacks and water you will need for the journey, although they can be purchased along the way.

Price Per Tour

The price of the tour is €220.00 (incl of VAT) + €5.00 per person for entry to the Museum of Life Under Communism.

Price Includes

  • Meet at the Palace of Culture and Science
  • Escorted by local, licenced where required, and highly experienced English & Polish speaking guide (ask us about tours in French and Spanish)
  • Museum entry
  • Drop-off at central Warsaw location

Price Excludes

  • Costs involved with travel to & from Poland.
  • Costs involved with travel to & from Warsaw from elsewhere in Poland.
  • Accommodation.
  • Airport or train station transfers, however can be arranged.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner throughout tour.
  • Activities outside of the quoted itinerary.
  • Gratuities (e.g., for guides, hospitality) at the discretion of guests.
  • Other personal expenses.
Your Warsaw Guided Tour Itinerary


Depart pick-up point – Statue in front of Warsaw Tourist Information Centre, Palace of Culture and Science, Emilii Plater, across the road from the Hard Rock Café at Zlote Tarasy Shopping Mall

  • Palace of Culture and Science from the outside.
  • Constitution Square
  • Museum of Life Under Communism.
  • Hear the many stories of life under Communism for the Polish people



Departure from central Warsaw location

The Route