Nowa Huta Communism Trabant Tour Deluxe

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Nowa Huta Communism Trabant Tour Deluxe
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Embark on a journey back in time with the Nowa Huta Communism Trabant Tour Deluxe, where you'll experience the sights and sounds of a bygone era. Step into a vintage Trabant or a similar old car and be transported to the heart of Poland's communist history. This unique tour offers a nostalgic trip through Nowa Huta, a district in Krakow that was designed as a model socialist city during the communist era. With an expert guide at your side, you'll explore the key landmarks that defined this fascinating period in Polish history.
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Duration: 4,5 hours
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Avaiable languages: English
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Free Hotel Pickup

Trip Itinerary

  • 1
    Hotel Pickup

    We will pick you up directly from your hotel. Pick up time is flexible.

  • 2
    Transfer to Nowa Huta

    You will be taken to Nowa Huta district by our English speaking guide.

  • 3
    Transfer and Hotel Drop off

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

Pickup from the Hotel by Old Car (Trabant or Similar)

Your journey begins with a nostalgic pickup from your hotel in a classic Trabant or a similar vintage car. These iconic vehicles, often referred to as "the people's car," were a symbol of everyday life in communist Poland. As you step into the car, you'll immediately be transported back to the 20th century, where you can feel the spirit of the time as you cruise through the streets of Krakow.

Nowa Huta Sightseeing

1. Central Square

Central Square, serves as the heart of Nowa Huta. This vast square was designed to showcase the power and grandeur of the communist regime. Admire the imposing architecture that surrounds the square, including the monumental Central Steelworks, a symbol of industrial progress during that time. Take a moment to reflect on the significance of this site, which became a meeting place for political demonstrations and rallies during Poland's struggle for independence.

2. Rose Avenue

As your Trabant glides through the wide boulevards of Nowa Huta, you'll pass along Rose Avenue. This tree-lined street was once a prestigious promenade, where high-ranking communist officials would stroll and enjoy the greenery. Today, it serves as a reminder of the idealized vision that the regime sought to create, showcasing the contrast between the grandeur of the surroundings and the stark reality of everyday life for the residents.

3. Steelworks Building with Shelters

A visit to Nowa Huta would not be complete without exploring the impressive Steelworks Building, which was the heart of the district's industrial might. Step inside to witness the massive machinery and learn about the grueling working conditions endured by the labor force. Don't miss the opportunity to venture into the underground bomb shelters that were built to protect the workers during the Cold War period, offering a glimpse into the anxiety and tension that permeated society at that time.

4. Tank

In Nowa Huta, a tank serves as a symbol of resistance against the communist regime. Erected in the center of the district, this tank commemorates the protests that took place during the 1980s, when the Solidarity movement emerged as a powerful force for change in Poland. Your guide will share stories of the brave individuals who fought for freedom and democracy, inspiring a nation and leading to the eventual downfall of communism in Poland.

5. Lord's Ark

Conclude your tour with a visit to Lord's Ark, a unique church that stands as a testament to the resilience of the people of Nowa Huta. This modernist structure was built during the communist era against significant opposition from the authorities. Its construction became a symbol of resistance and determination, as the local community fought for the right to practice their faith freely. Marvel at the bold architectural design and reflect on the significance of this place of worship.

As your Nowa Huta Communism Trabant Tour Deluxe comes to an end, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of the history and culture that shaped Poland during its communist era. This immersive experience will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the resilience and spirit of the Polish people. So, step back in time and embark on a journey that will transport you to a fascinating chapter in the nation's history.

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  • Thomas profile avatar

    We had a fantastic set of drivers throughout our trip. Our tour guide was extremely informative.

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    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Great guys, reasonable price. The drivers on both legs were super friendly, helpful and punctual. The cars were clean and in good order. I would absolutely recommend this company.

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Here is a break down of all the activities in the tour:
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This tour is available everyday. Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic.

You will travel back in time in a genuine Trabant or Polski Fiat 125.

Our customers’ satisfaction is the most important thing, therefore we carefully select our guides and regularly monitor the customer’s feedback.

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Free Hotel Pickup

Remember that we will pick you up and drive you back to your hotel or apartment. We travel in small groups to make sure you are comfortable and on time everywhere.

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Please note that a minimum for Nowa Huta tour is 2 pax.

This tour is available everyday.

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