Alternative Warsaw

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English, Spanish (check the booking calendar for availability)
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Meeting point
St. Florian’s Cathedral. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.
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There is Warsaw you know. The Old Town, the modern centre, rich shops, and restaurants. But there is also another side. Neglected, dark, and forbidden. Are you ready to play Alice in Wonderland and adventure into the unknown? Let us take you to Praga, the thrilling right bank district of Warsaw.

For many years, the other side of the river was a separate city. Some would say the two sides of Warsaw are still completely different worlds. The architecture of Praga stands out from the rest of the city as it was mostly unharmed during the Second World War. For decades it was considered a no-go zone in Warsaw. Today, things have changed.

With our guides, you will see the multicultural and alternative Praga. Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish places of worship standing next to each other, dilapidated buildings and backyards, street art, and street trade. The so-called “Hollywood ghetto”, an area so run down that it could be used as a set in a Holocaust movie almost with no scenography. The only wild bank of a big European river, the bears (yes, bears), and much, much more! Are you ready to follow the white rabbit?

During this tour you will see:

· the infamous Praga district

· architecture that survived WWII

· courtyard shrines and places of worship

· the heart of Old Praga

If you are interested in discovering the alternative face of Warsaw check out also our Warsaw Street Art free tour!

Additional Important Information
  • professional local guide
Ticket Message

Look for a guide with a yellow umbrella or Walkative! sign.

  • Meeting point: St. Florian’s Cathedral – in front of the main entrance. Look for the guide with a yellow umbrella
  • Start time: Participants are expected to show up 5 min before the start time.
  • Groups of 8-12 people that booked with paid option – note it is not a private tour.
  • Groups of more than 7 that did not pay for the reservation can be rejected by the guide.
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Meeting Point
St. Florian’s Cathedral. Look for the guide with yellow umbrella.,

Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.

An alternative view on Warsaw

Rated 5 out of 5
3 weeks ago

You might think that after Old Town and Jewish Warsaw tours you have quite a good picture of Warsaw but this tour will change your mind!

This part of the city is so different and diversified- everyone can get surprised.

What is more, our guide was able to share info in a very light an funny way.

I recommend in 100%


Brilliant walk

Rated 5 out of 5
3 weeks ago

Thanks, Anya, very good tour, surprising to see an orthodox cathedral in Warsaw, and the chapels were very quirky too


Very good tour

Rated 5 out of 5
4 weeks ago

Maybe more interesting than the typical “European” old Warsaw, very intriguing explanations from the guide Lukas and a big contrast in sights! Had a nice drink after the tour in the Vodka Factory place.


Every city has it's alternative side

Rated 5 out of 5
4 weeks ago

Warsaw is interesting: one bank is fully built up and the other is beaches, forests, a zoo and then like a separate universe, the Praga with its weird chapels, own identity, a bit drab townhouses and modern developments. The tour was really good, really good English!


Not alternative at all

Rated 1 out of 5
4 months ago

The explanation of the tour is much more exciting than the tour. There was nothing alternative about the tour. We where told stories about, jews, Nazis train stations and vodka. We saw the old Bazar or at least the entrance of it. Madonna statues. A shopping mall and its train station. We did not see anything alternative, something you could not read about or not easily find yourself. We saw the typical tourist things. The guide did his best but the tour was not at all what we expected after reading the description. And it is not pay what you can. They expect you to pay something, we are not sure how much but the quide rudely did not accept our 110 slots and coins. He told us to keep our money!!! That is so rude!!!


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