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Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

  • Discover the history of Nowa Huta, a model suburb from the communist era
  • Travel back in time as you ride in an original Trabant vehicle
  • Explore Nowa Huta as a feat of architecture and urban planning
Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow
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Standard Tour (2.5 hours). Departs at 9am
Deluxe Tour (4 hours). Departs at 9am
Catch a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain with this 2.5-hour tour of Krakow’s communist history. Join your guide in an authentic Trabant car as you explore Nowa Huta, the Socialist Realist suburb designed by the Soviet Union. You’ll learn about this fascinating feat of city planning, where each detail held ideological significance. An optional upgrade provides access to a private museum and a restaurant from the communist-era.
What to Expect

Your 2.5-hour tour begins with convenient pick-up from your hotel in Krakow. You’ll commence your tour in an authentic Trabant vehicle, the iconic car of East Germany.

Travel to Nowa Huta, one of the world’s two fully-planned Socialist Realist cities, known as Stalin’s gift to Krakow. Track history through the architecture here, much of it driven by symbolism and ideology. Thanks in part to a campaign to build a Catholic church in the city, Nowa Huta later became a site of Poland’s resistance movement.

If you wish, you may upgrade to a 4-hour visit which includes a guided tour of a private museum and a memorable trip to a communist-era restaurant. Visit a communist-style apartment, sample pickled cucumbers, and try your hand at driving the Trabant for a truly transporting experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A fantastic insight into the communism of Poland

Had a brilliant tour yesterday seeing the sights on Nowa Huta. We had booked a 2.5 hour communist tour of Krakow for our first day here and it didn't dissapoint! We were picked up promptly from our hotel and then driven around the communist town...More

1  Thank DayTrip734269
Reviewed August 7, 2018
An excellent informative and different tour.

Our party of 4 were picked up bang on time from our apartment by the tour guides, and their two Trabants. We opted for the deluxe tour and we were pleased we did, as we had a great morning visiting Nova Huta, which included a...More

2  Thank Chris O
Reviewed July 15, 2018
Another side to Krakow's history.

Picked up in a genuine trabant and driven around Nowa Huta. Experienced the real communist history of this area with very informative guides. 4 adults and 2 kids - something for everyone.

2  Thank Clare P
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

There were 5 of us so ended up in two Trabants, zipping around. Very relaxed tour however informative. Great way to spend an afternoon

2  Thank krispie41
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile
My best recommendation for Krakow

See the side of Poland that never gets recognized as a good location. Fantastic experience in the Trabant car.

1  Thank andrstov
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from 21Nicola | Reviewed this property |
Ours was booked for the morning but I think they run in the afternoon too
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure. You just give them your address
May 16, 2018|
Response from alexstymans | Reviewed this property |
A lot of different stops for sightseeing and/or a drink. 90% of the transport is by car. Good fun 😀