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Warsaw: Polish Vodka Museum Tour with Tasting

1. Warsaw: Polish Vodka Museum Tour with Tasting

Journey back through time as you discover the history of Polish vodka with tons of fascinating facts thrown in. Enjoy a 70-minute tour at the Vodka Museum in Warsaw's Praga district with a qualified guide. Arrive at the museum, and begin the tour with memories presented by former employees of the Warsaw Vodka Factory at Koneser. Explore 5 interactive modern galleries enabling you to become acquainted with the history of Polish vodka. After the tour, head over to the Vodka Academy for a 20-minute tasting workshop. Once you've wet your palette with some delicious vodka samples, visit the 3/4 Koneser Cocktail Bar located on the 3rd Floor of the museum. Try the best cocktails prepared with different types of Polish vodka.

Warsaw: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

2. Warsaw: 2-Hour Guided Segway Tour

Discover the artistic heart of Warsaw on this half-day Segway tour. Cross the Wisła River and glide trough the pre-war district of Praga, one of the few areas of Warsaw that was not destroyed during the Second World War. Explore working-class Praga, which is today one of Europe's major creative centers, overflowing with artistic studios, galleries, alternative theaters, and underground clubs. Ride a Segway through Skaryszewski Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Poland. See the old Koneser Vodka Factory, a complex of 19th-century buildings which now houses a dynamic cultural center. Discover Soho Factory, the cultural center for creatives of the area. Riding a Segway is simple, and a short training session before your tour will ensure you are able to move around on a Segway freely and confidently.

Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

3. Warsaw: 2.5-Hour Dark Side - Praga District by a Retro Bus

Have you seen the top attractions in Warsaw and want something more? Are you bored with the touristy places and feel like adding some new thrills to your stay in the city? Then take this unique bus tour to the “dark side” of Warsaw – the infamous Praga district. Find out why the district was considered the most dangerous part of Warsaw. See a marketplace where you could buy almost everything from jeans and diplomas to Kalashnikov rifles and check yourself if it’s still open. Every Saturday morning (at 11:00 AM) in front of the Palace of Culture and Science, there will be a retro Jelcz “cucumber” bus to take you to the Praga district for a 2.5-hour tour. On-board, there will be a guide to help you through the district and to make sure you come back in one piece. On the road, your guide will provide commentary and introduce you to the history of Warsaw and the Praga district - a district of an amusing yet sometimes scary past. After crossing the Vistula River, you will get off at the first stop – a chocolate factory. Here, get to know the story of the company producing sweets in Warsaw since the mid-19th century and taste a cup of their delicious hot chocolate. The next stop will be Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is one of the most impressive religious buildings in Warsaw. It’s architecture was inspired by the Roman basilica of St. Paul. See a former vodka factory, Koneser, and find out what delicacies where made there and what is in this complex now. Tour will also cover the area called the Praga “Bermuda Triangle.” Get to know the origin of the name, and see some examples of the authentic pre-war architecture with scenic courtyards and colorful shrines inside. The neighborhood still has the atmosphere of old Warsaw and is loved by film directors, like Roman Polański, who filmed “The Pianist” here and many more that will be mentioned by your tour guide. From here, you will head back to the Palace of Culture and Science to finish the tour.

Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

4. Warsaw: 2-Hour Praga Walking Tour

This tour shows a different face of Warsaw, the authentic and legendary district of Praga. Located on the right bank of the Vistula, just a few minutes from the Old Town, Praga differs significantly from the left side of Warsaw. Over the centuries this part of Warsaw was characterized by trade and industry and was a melting pot of cultures, where the Christians, Jews and Orthodox lived side by side. During this 2-hour walking tour, you will explore the streets of pre-war Warsaw including tenement houses with bullet holes, as well as grey apartment blocks from the communist time and the industrial post-industrial zones. These buildings now home art galleries, boutique designers and restaurants. You will hear about the best known entrepreneurs who helped make Praga the major trading hub in the pre-war time, and later on during the communist time to a symbol of free trade. You will also hear the authentic history about the director of the Warsaw Zoo and his wife, who helped save hundreds of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. Take a look at St. Florian Cathedral, the orthodox church (former place of the synagogue and the ritual bath), the Rozycki Bazaar, the monument of the Praga Street Band and the complex of the vodka factory “Koneser”, all with your local expert guide.

Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

5. Warsaw's Must-Sees Self-Driving Tour

Your first time in Warsaw? Or you know it but want to admire it in a different way? Try out a Fiat 126p self-drive Must-see tour. Feel the spirit Warsaw and find out more about its fascinating history while driving an iconic car of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – Fiat 126p a.k.a „Toddler”. Hop on board and just enjoy the ride while listening to our guide presenting you the best known landmarks of Warsaw The best fun way of diving into the city’s atmosphere, the architecture and to meet the people of Warsaw. Drive down the streets of Warsaw and feel like a Monte Carlo race driver in our 650cc Fiat 126p. Do you want to know how the Palace of Culture was constructed?  Visit one of the youngest Old Towns in Europe, altogether with even younger Royal Castle. See what survived the turmoil of War in Warsaw. Bow down in front of the Monument of Warsaw Uprising and know the story of this fascinating action of WW II. If you feel more adventurous drive across the river and visit Praga district – a bit darker side of the city. Drive by its pre-war buildings, feel the multiculturalism of the district, with its Catholic St. Florian’s Church next to Eastern Orthodox Church, and remains of a synagogue. Drive around former vodka factory „Koneser” and visit nearby heart of Praga – Różycki’s market. Enter the part of Warsaw with pubs, bars and cafes hidden in places known only to locals. 

Warsaw: Cocktail Workshop with Polish Vodka

6. Warsaw: Cocktail Workshop with Polish Vodka

Under the supervision of expert bartenders, create two drinks and gain practical cocktail skills as well as expanding your knowledge of Polish vodka, a world-famous product that includes protected geographical indication. The team of bartenders at Vodka Academy Bar invite you to join this unique experience and learn the secrets of their craft. At the end of the workshop, make a toast with a cocktail that you have prepared yourself. Learn how to create unique compositions using natural and easily accessible ingredients. With your new skills, it will be easy for you to recreate these recipes at home and impress your family and friends.

Warsaw: Praga District Tour with Vodka Museum and Tasting

7. Warsaw: Praga District Tour with Vodka Museum and Tasting

Your guide will greet you at the hotel and invite you for the fully private sightseeing. Cross the bridge to east side of Vistula River and discover different face of the Polish capital! This part of Warsaw was culturally, ethnically and religiously diverse for centuries. Nowadays Praga is considered to be the most authentic part of the city, as it miraculously was not destroyed during World War II. During the tour you will see two historical churches: St. Florian's Cathedral (Catholic) and the Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene (Orthodox) and the Monument to the Prague Backyard Band. Pass through the most popular streets in Praga – such as Zabkowska street. While strolling along cobbled roads, among old pre-war tenement houses, feel as if have stepped back in time by several dozen years! During the walk seek out famous little shrines hidden everywhere and the original murals on the old buildings. In the end, visit the Polish Vodka Museum in the renovated Koneser centre. Here explore the interactive exhibition, walk through over 500 years of history and tradition connected to Polish national beverage and learn what made Polish Vodka famous worldwide. Learn ins and outs of alcohol tasting and experience the taste of three different Polish Vodkas. Na zdrowie!

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What people are saying about Polish Vodka Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 119 reviews

I have to admit... I booked this tour more because of the novelty of the idea of a vodka museum. My partner as well, was not so much in the mood as we arrived. But 1.5h later after the tour completed and we are drinking homemade salt and caramel vodka drinks in the rooftop cocktail lounge, and we were so happy we booked the tour! It's really interesting to here about the history of Vodka which is also intertwined with Polish history and how Vodka production and consumption has changed over the years. Of course, no vodka tour ends without some tasting and although I didn't like a couple of the vodka's, we received in depth instructions on how to taste different types of vodka, the difference between different grains used, and most important, how to weed out bad vodka from good when purchasing in a store. LOVED this tour and definitely can recommend it!

Went on the dark side tour. Had an interpreter, Adam, and he was absolutely fantastic. Gave us some additional information and this was perfect. Go, enjoy and learn. Warsaw is an incredible city and to have this tour brings the city alive.

If you have 2 hours free, and you like to taste vodka. I recommend it. The guide was very friendly and explained everything. They also have 2 nice bars. During summer you can go to the rooftop and enjoy some drinks

This was an amazing place! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and at the same time gave you the time to look at things yourself. At the end you get to taste some different vodkas all from Poland of course.

This is a really a great excursion to go on while visiting Warsaw, with pre- and post-War history and architecture around every corner. The historical bus you ride enhances the experience, too.