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Krakow Communism Deluxe Tour and Nuclear Bunkers

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430 PLN

Explore Nowa Huta, Krakow's pre-planned socialist district, in a vintage Trabant automobile. Visit a communist-era nuclear bunker, stop for lunch at a classic Polish milk bar, watch a small exhibition of real-life Communist items, try pickled cucumbers with vodka much more!

Duration: 4.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
If you ever go to Krakow be sure to book a Communism deluxe tour. our great guides - Ida and Isabell - made the Day for us. Enthusiasme and knowledge combined made it interesting and funny.
Thank you and regards Niels Denmark
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Highlights

  • Explore the Nowa Huta socialist district in a vintage East German Trabant
  • Visit an authentic communist-era nuclear bunker
  • Have lunch at an old-school Polish milk bar
  • Enjoy pickled cucumbers with traditional shots of Polish vodka

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Description

Enjoy an extended tour of Krakow’s Nowa Huta district in a vintage Trabant automobile – an icon of socialist East Germany.

All customers are equal, but some are more equal than others! If you fancy yourself as more of a communist bigwig than an everyday socialist worker, then this upgraded version of our standard communism tour is for you. Once you’re done sightseeing in the Nowa Huta district, you’ll be treated to lunch at an old-school Polish milk bar.

We'll visit a small exhibition of real-life Communist items in the local 1950s shop on this tour. You'll also get a first-hand taste of the threat of nuclear war in Poland during the 1950s at the original bunker located under the former Lenin Steelworks and enjoy a rare opportunity to sample pickled cucumbers served with a shot of vodka.

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What’s included & not included

  • Private 4.5-hour tour of the Nowa Huta district with hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in a vintage Trabant automobile (for groups of 4-6 people, transportation in 2 vintage cars) off
  • Laidback English-speaking local guide
  • Visit to the original Cold War bunker at the former Lenin Steelworks
  • Lunch at a Polish milk bar
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

Your hotel/apartment

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

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Most fun tour of our 7 week Europe trip
We spent seven weeks touring various cities in eastern Europe, and our tour in Krakow with Crazy Guides was one of the highlights of our trip. We took the Deluxe Communism tour, which goes to the communist community, Nowa Huta, which was established by Stalin as the "model" communist community after WW2. Our guide was Kornelia, and she was terrific. She was both knowledgeable and personable, and she spoke excellent English. Kornelia picked us up at our hotel in a lime green Trabant, which was fun to ride in, and our tour included lunch at one of the few "milk cafes" left from the time that the communists were in power. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, and I would highly recommend taking this tour while you are in Krakow. I promise that this is a tour that you will be telling your friends for months after you return home.
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Highlight of our trip to Krakow
I can't recommend the deluxe trabant tour enough.

Firstly Nova Huta is a really cool and unique place and not something you are going to see in other ex-comunist cities. It is a soviet version of paris rather than a string of tower blocks.

Secondly our tour guide was really great and we absolutely loved driving around in the Trabant. The deluxe tour gave us extra time to explore and my wife fell in love with the Milk Bar pierogis.

This operator has 14 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Nice, casual and interesting
It was great to have such an easy going and fun guide with great personal insights from his own and his family's experience. Though it would have been nice to get more info on the history side and how it shaped Krakows society today. Otherwise, it was a refreshing interesting tour, far from the traditional touring experience!
tour is off the beaten path!
Great tour. We would never have learned the backstory of Poland’s communist history or visited this area ourselves. Truly interesting and the car is the cherry on top!
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Interesting tour exploring life behind the Iron Curtain
I booked this tour for my parents and me (a little bit difficult for an elderly person to squeeze into the back of the Trabant, but not impossible). Our guide Claudia was very informative and personable. We learned a lot about life in Poland under communism; sampled some vodka and received an excellent recommendation for dumplings. The tour gives you an opportunity to see a totally different side to Krakow. I would recommend.
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Tour operated by: Crazy Guides