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Krakow: 2.5-Hour Crazy Communism Tour by Trabant

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Activity provider: CRAZY GUIDES

Krakow: 2.5-Hour Crazy Communism Tour by Trabant

Activity provider: CRAZY GUIDES
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From US$ 71.45 per person

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Visit Nowa Huta, Krakow's centrally planned socialist district in a genuine, vintage Trabant automobile. Your guide will keep you amused with stories about how the average Pole lived, worked, and played under Communism. Enjoy Communist refreshments!

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
Pick-up at your Krakow hotel is provided.
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  • Tour the city in a vintage, East German-made Trabant
  • Explore the Nowa Huta district – the pride of the Communist authorities
  • Enjoy your amusing guide and the many interactive attractions
Full 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 on a visit to Krakow's 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 centers 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 city. Not only will you discover what life was like under communism, you’ll hear all sorts of interesting stories. Your laid-back local guide will certainly bring the 'good old days' back to life! The Communism Tour includes walking around the district and refreshments in an old-fashioned restaurant. There's also a short visit to the local 1950s shop with unique, traditional tacky souvenirs, truly Socialist interior design, and a small exhibition of real-life communist items

  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by a vintage Trabant automobile
  • Laid-back English-speaking local guide
  • Nowa Huta district sightseeing
  • Refreshments at a Communist restaurant
  • Small exhibition of real-life communist items in the local 1950s shop
  • Food and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Vintage Trabbies sometimes break down and it's part of your adventure :) In such a case we continue the tour in another Commie car or a taxi.
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4.9 /5

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Fantastic value for money. Our guide Klaudia was excellent. Her knowledge of the area we visited, her professionalism and her positive energy all helped make this such a enjoyble tour. We loved learning from her about life under communism in Poland and driving round in a Trabant was great fun and I felt safe at all times!

March 4, 2020

Great fun and very informative.

I know a lot of people do these tours because they are either interested in the cars or want to do something a little quirky. Putting the cars aside it's still a great tour to do and recommend for anyone interested in the area or period. Our guides were local to the area and made it a fun, interesting and informative tour. Our group of seven contained petrol heads and non-petrol heads and we all thought the tour was great and the cars (a Trabant and a Lada) were an added fun bonus. Highly recommend.

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October 8, 2019

Amazing! Would recommend for sure!

Trip was amazing, the 2 guides we had made the trip so enjoyable. The laid back trip gave us a great insight into a lot of things we never knew happened. Would definatley recommend this and would even do it again when We come back to krakow! Absolutely something everyone should do if they visit!

February 6, 2019

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