Warsaw Rising 1944 private tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

3373


Categories

City, Museums / Culture, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Polish (fluent)

Private Warsaw Tour: World War II Polish resistance tour with a private guide


General 'Bor' Komorowski, commander of the Polish Underground Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), set the beginning of the uprising in Warsaw against the German occupying forces at 'W-hour' on August 1, 1944.

By 1944 with the tide of war turning, and their resources and morale seemingly in disarray, German forces had begun a strategic retreat from Warsaw. The Home Army (Poland's wartime underground movement) launched a military strike with the aim of liberating Warsaw from the occupation and installing an independent government. The battle lasted 63 days and cost the lives of over 20, 000 troops and some 150, 000 civilians. With the uprising defeated, Hitler ordered all remaining civilians to be expelled, and surviving buildings to be numbered in their order of importance to Polish culture and systematically dynamited. The darkest chapter of Warsaw's history had been written. On the 60th anniversary of this event (1st of August 2004) the Museum of Warsaw Uprising opened.

Itinerary

Tour Duration: 5 hours

ROUTE: District of Wola civilians slaughter, Old and New Towns area of fighting, Monument to Warsaw Uprising, memorial sites, sewage transportation system, Vistula river bank battle, Military cemetery.

Optional: Museum of Warsaw Uprising (individual visit, guided visit possible - must be booked in advance) - more time required (Museum is not available on Tuesdays).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: your hotel in Warsaw or other location chosen - to be discussed

End location: your hotel in Warsaw or other location chosen - to be discussed

Duration: 5 hours

the tour may be extended on demand each additional hour - 35 EUR

Transportation

car and walking tour
car transfer during the tour for up to 4 pax included
Vehicle - Suzuki Sx4 S-Cross, a/c, year of production: 2017

For larger groups demanding transfers extra transportation (mini-van, bus) cost will be added - please contact for details.

What’s Included

Guiding service, tax, car transportation for up to 4 pax, parking fees.
Vehicle - Suzuki Sx4 S-Cross, a/c, year of production: 2017

Estimated Local Cash Needed

18 Polish Zlotys - per person
Optional
- Museum of Warsaw Uprising entrance fee (18 PLN per person) - for larger groups entrance must be booked in advance.
- guide in Warsaw Uprising Museum (100 PLN per tour - must be booked in advance) or audio-guide (10 PLN per person).

What’s Extra

Optional - Museum of Warsaw Uprising entrance fee (4.5 € per person) - for larger groups entrance must be booked in advance (we can arrange this).
Optional - guide in Warsaw Uprising Museum (25 € per tour - must be booked in advance) or audio-guide (2.5 € per person).

For larger groups extra transportation (mini-van, bus) cost will be added - please contact for details.

A Recent Review of this tour

5 out of 5. 100%. Going on a tour with Ewa reminded me of my university days. Ewa was very good at giving me a lesson in history. I learned so much during this tour. Ewa explains things very clearly and articulately. I learned so much about the history of Poland and the future progress of Poland. There were a lot of misconceptions I had of the Warsaw Rising that Ewa was able to explain. I highly recommend this tour of history.
Andrew Chung

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