Krakow Communism Tour

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Explore Nowa Huta, Krakow's pre-planned socialist district, in a vintage Trabant automobile. Your guide will keep you amused with stories about how the average Pole lived, worked and played under communism, and treat you to refreshments at a local communist restaurant.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English
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!
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Reviewed by Paulina

Highlights

  • Explore the Nowa Huta socialist district with a laidback local guide
  • Get around in an authentic Trabant automobile

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Description

The Berlin Wall may have fallen and the Iron Curtain cracked, but many of communism’s most famous legacies are alive and well in Krakow.

On this 2-5-hour tour you’ll travel in a vintage Trabant automobile to Krakow's pre-planned socialist district of Nowa Huta, complete with steelworks and houses built in the Soviet realist style.

This unique project was meant to be a model communist city, but later came to be one of the centres of revolution and resistance within Poland.

During the tour you’ll travel back in time to experience the wonders of this one-of-a-kind district. Not only will you discover what life was like under communism, you’ll hear all sorts of interesting stories. Your laidback local guide will certainly bring the good old days back to life!

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What’s included & not included

  • Private 2.5-hour tour of the Nowa Huta district
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transport in a vintage Trabant automobile
  • Laidback English-speaking local guide
  • Refreshments at a communist restaurant
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting point

You hotel/apartment

Reviews from travellers (14)

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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5.0/5

A “must Do” in Krakow
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
Nowa Huta great trip!
Our guide was friendly and informative. It was great travelling in the Trabant and visiting the Milk Bar. Watching the propaganda film in the authentic appartment drinking Vodka took us back in time. Highly recommend this trip.
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Communism Deluxe...best thing to do in Krakow
A friend and I booked the Communism Deluxe tour in late May 2016. We were picked up at our hotel in a green Trabant by the best crazy tour guide ever...Kuba M. He was relaxed, fun to spend time with. Knew how to be informative and fun throughout the tour. You really got to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Poland during the tough time of Communism. Apart from driving around Krakow in a cool Traby, you went to an old style MilkBar and ate traditional Polish dishes. We visited a typical apartment and drank Polish vodka. If you visit Krakow and have 4 hours to spare, this tour is a must. This was a true highlight of our time in Krakow even though it rained all day. The price of the tour is well worth it. Best money spent during our time in Krakow. Thanks for the memories Kuba, hope to see Krakow again real soon.
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