World War 2 in Warsaw

WW2 in Warsaw Tour

Day: you choose

Start Time: you choose

Starting Point: Sigismund’s Column

Price: 40 EUR per group up to 10 people

Language: English/Italian/Russian/Polish

Warsaw was among the cities which suffered most during World War II. The city and its inhabitants experienced the horror of bombings, the terror of everyday life under the eye of SS but also courageously fought in two uprisings: the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

Join the tour and meet the Phoenix city.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we had to suspend regular free tours. This tour is available on request as a private tour, costing 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) per group up to 10 people.

Book a tour:

    Cost: 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) per group

    Tour Highlights


    • I took 2 tours with them – Old Town with Beata, and WWII with Gawel, both incredible.
      Such a difficult topic as the destruction and reconstruction of Warsaw, the War, etc and both guides were very informative, nice, super positive attitude.
      Can only say it’s super worth it to follow that orange umbrella around 🙂

      Thaís C, Czech Republic
    • A very professional guide Beata, with a great historical background provided an extremely documented tour, full of essential historical facts presented on a chronological way + essential moments rementioned according the standing spot.

      Virgile M
    • We signed up to the world war 2 tour in the square which was nice and easy. Our tour guide (Peter) was just fantastic throughout. He made us feel so at ease and excited about learning about Warsaw. He obviously was very intelligent and knew so much. He was so passionate about teaching us and nothing was too much trouble especially with all the questions we asked. We can’t recommend this tour enough and if you’re lucky enough you will be on a tour with Peter! Thank you so much we had a great time!

    • Pete our tour guide was excellent! We had the 1:30 tour on April 25. It was very enjoyable and informative. We attended an Orange Umbrella tour last year and it too was excellent. Will do another before leaving Warsaw within the next few weeks! Free but we encourage a well deserved gratuity!!!!

      MGardener66, USA
    • I did the WWII tour with Anna! She was amazing. A great story teller. She was able to tell some personal stories as her grandparents survived the war. She was a true local to Warsaw, born and raised. She was able to share the history of the war while sharing stories of what the population during the war had to endure. She also gave recommendations for food places and other top sights to see. Orange umbrella has other tours as well. HIGHLY Recommend using this company!

      Two Traveling B

    How come it's a paid tour?

    In October 2020 Polish government imposed several travel restrictions, in effect of which the number of tourists visiting Warsaw dropped by over 90%. We tried to maintain our free tour offer, but it proved impossible with so few tourists coming. Orange Umbrella is an independent, non-commercial guide organization – our guides are not salaried employees which means that they live on the money they collect from tourists. We believe that the price we are asking – 40 EUR (or 180 PLN) for a private tour (price per group up to 10 people, not per person), is convenient for both tourists and our guides.


    • Where does the WW2 Tour end?

      The WW2 Tour ends by the Memorial of the Warsaw Uprising situated on the border of the Old Town

    • What is the difference between WW2 and Jewish Warsaw tour?

      The WW2 Tour covers all major episodes of the second world war in Warsaw (siege, life under occupation, holocaust, resistance, destruction) while the Jewish Warsaw tour covers in details the life of Warsaw Jews before the War as well as in the Ghetto during the Nazi-German occupation. The areas covered are also different: on the Jewish Warsaw tour you will explore the Big Ghetto situated north-west of the Old Town, while on the WW2 Tour you will see the area situated south-west of the Old Town (Ghetto excluded).

    • Who are the guides?

      Orange Umbrella Free Tour guides are true Varsovians and professional, licensed Warsaw guides. They will share with you their Warsaw passion. During tours you will hear interesting stories about Poland and Warsaw.

      If you want to meet our guides before joining in our tours click here for more information. You can also read reviews of Orange Umbrella guides on Tripadvisor website.