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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

P
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

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Having done a similar tour in other Eastern European countries, we were keen to see the communist district of Nowa Huta and learn more about Kraków under communist rule. Our guide, Blazej, was absolutely brilliant - interesting, entertaining and incredibly friendly. He was really great to talk to and made the whole experience very enjoyable. He even managed not to laugh too hard when I fell over (very embarrassing!)
I was really impressed that, even though I booked the communist tour, they gave my friend a chance to drive the trabant on our request. They were very willing to make the tour work for us. The car was great fun and the sites we saw were interesting and provided a good contrast to the old town where we spent most of our time. It was nice also to sit in an unchanged restaurant, have some vodka and chat about both communist life and the more current problems faced by Poland.
A great morning, a great guide and a great experience. Thanks very much.
M
Used Crazy Guides for a tour of the historic Communist area of Krakow. Our guide Kornela was wonderful and made our time with her thoroughly enjoyable. This tour included being picked up and driven around in a Trabant and I was even allowed a go at driving it!
L
We went on this tour with Kuba and had a brilliant time driving around in the Trabant, learning about life under communism and the propaganda. Kuba's friendly relaxed nature made it a brilliant day, the vodka and cafes made it a memorable day.
3
The Communist tour was part of a four day trip to Krakow, and was one of the highlights. Marieck our guide and driver was very enthusiastic and knowledgable. Driving around in an old Trabant, learning about life under communism was so interesting and left us wanting to learn more. The lunch at the milk bar was tasty and different. Would definitely recommend this tour and the guides. Thank you for an interesting and enjoyable morning.
An interesting and informative couple of hours spent seeing parts of Krakow I would not otherwise have encountered. Our guide told a good story help us see the local context for exotic events I remember from BBC news reports back in the 1980's.
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