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.
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
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.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
18 Polish Zlotys - per person
- 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).
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I had the privilege of spending three very full days with Ewa, learning about Warsaw's experience in WWII. Ewa is not only a history specialist, but she is also an expert guide: intelligent, fluent in English, passionate about her subject and city, energetic and flexible. I've retained many guides in my far-flung travels, and Ewa is among the very, very best. I highly recommend this tour with Ewa!