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Lonely Planet Experiences: Warsaw’s Wild Side

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the bohemian neighbourhood of Praga, an artsy district that’s been reborn after years of negligence.
  • See how post-industrial buildings are now being used by artists and performers.
  • Sample traditional Warsaw delicacies like tatar and pyzy and flaki — once-popular treats at the buzzing bazaars.
  • Travel in time from the 19th century through the communist era and into modern Warsaw.
  • Step into the hidden world of tenement houses, for which Praga is famous.
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six months of free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App, which includes over 8,000 destination guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks.
Adults Older than 12 years old
Children From 6 to 11 years old
Infants Up to 5 years old

Discover the Praga District

In Warsaw, it’s not the Wild West — it’s the Wild East! Discover the most fascinating neighbourhood in the city, the Praga District, on the hipster east bank of the Vistula River. Meet the locals who live here, learn about the area’s fascinating history and taste the most delicious local food in the city, all with a local by your side.

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Local impact — How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • You visit Wedel Chocolate shop to sample their marvelous drinking chocolate, and the Wedel company has very responsible fair trade practices and a great CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program through which they support local NGOs in Warsaw.
  • You will also walk through an area that hosts the Warsaw Street Art Doping Festival and view some amazing murals. By viewing the art, you will show interest in the medium and ensure continued support for the festival in the future.
  • As part of this tour, you have a meal in Pyzy and Flaki Gorace, where our business will not only help the owners continue the operation of this multi-generation family-owned restaurant, but you will also help the chef continue to participate in the Polskie Skarby Kulinarne program, which aims to rediscover, maintain, and protect Polish culinary heritage.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, local food samples (appetiser, lunch) and drinks (hot chocolate, orangeade, shot of local vodka)

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, transportation to and from the meeting and end points, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: In front of Pijalnia Czekolady E. Wedel (Chocolate shop in little white building) Jana Zamoyskiego 36, Rogatka, 03-801 Warszawa. Google maps link.
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  • Starting time: 2.00 pm
  • Ending point: Wybrzeze Szczecinskie (along the river and well-connected with Old Town and the metro)