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Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

Kraków, Poland

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Find out more about Poland’s communist past during a private tour in a genuine trabant car in Krakow. Featured on a BBC documentary, this private tour takes you to significant Communist spots and reveals lesser-known stories about Poland’s resistance to the ‘Iron Curtain’. Plus, you’ll have the option to upgrade to a longer option that includes a visit to the abandoned Lenin Steelworks.
  • Travel back in time to Communist Poland on a Soviet tour of Krakow
  • Cover more sights in less time in a Trabant car
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of your private guide
  • Stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included

What's Included

  • Transport in a genuine Trabant / Polish Fiat 'Toddler' / Soviet Lada automobile
  • Nowa Huta district sightseeing (driving/walking)
  • Refreshments in an old-fashioned restaurant
  • Local 1950s shop
  • DELUXE OPTION: Lunch in an old-school 'Milk Bar' canteen
  • DELUXE OPTION: Visit to the abandoned Steelworks' HQ
  • DELUXE OPTION: Pickled cucumbers with traditional shots of Polish vodka
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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After you've done the conventional tours, try this one for an unforgettable experience.
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Amazing time in good company.
Carrie_S, Mar 2023
Wonderful experience with our fantastic guide Cornelia. We would have loved to have had the whole day with her and visited some other places. The old car was a joy. History brought to life. Would definitely recommend.
fun and different
John_S, Feb 2023
We had a great time. It was different from traditional tours. Enjoyed riding in the car and hearing all of the stories.
Excellent guide, thoroughly enjoyable trip!
Nabil_K, Dec 2022
An excellent trip around an area you wouldn't think (or know) to visit! Our guide, Kornelia, picked us up directly from our hotel, despite it not being one of the official collection points. She was running a little late due to traffic that morning but messaged in advance to let us know. The guide can make or break this kind of trip, and despite the horrible weather conditions on the day, Kornelia was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable about the area and its history. She could tell us stories of the era and answer all the questions we had, and altogether made the trip very enjoyable! We went for the deluxe option which included a trip to the Steelworks which was very interesting. Unfortunately, there is no longer electricity in the bunker, not the fault of the Crazy Guides, however, Kornelia was prepared and we were armed with an array of torches and continued to venture through the various underground rooms. If anything this created a slightly eerie feeling to this element of the tour however certainly added to the atmosphere of the place which has remained largely unchanged in the past 60 years. There was also a trip to an authentic Milk Bar included. This was like stepping back in time, the setup of the place hadn't changed at all. We arrived shortly before lunch so there was still a good selection of food and drink to choose from. Overall this was a fantastic trip, highly recommend it!
Memorable Experience
Jane_M, Dec 2022
An excellent trip back into time with an excellent and knowledgeable tour guide. This was the second time in three years that I’ve done this tour and would do it again if I return to Krakow.
Amazing tour
Yogender_R, Oct 2022
This tour was amazing. Maceij (sorry if I misspelled your name) was amazing. His personal stories added an amazing layer to the tour that really humanized the Communist period. The Trabant itself was amazing to ride around in (whoever's maintaining it is doing an amazing tour).
Best tour in krakow
Nicola_A, Aug 2022
Wonderful tour guides Anthony and Thomas explained everything to us really well. Loved the whole tour and Thomas is a character you won’t forget. We laughed so much our tummy’s hurt!
Trabant to Nowa Huta
SallyAnne_W, Jun 2022
Great trip, guide Kornelia was brilliant. Trabant ride gave the trip a novel twist. Nowa Huta is very interesting & this was the perfect way to see it
A meaningful journey back in time
Stephen_S, Aug 2021
This tour was certainly the highlight of our weekend in Krakow over the bank holiday weekend. Our guide, Maciej, made the tour a very special experience in being both passionate and very knowledgeable about the development of the Nowa Huta area and Poland during Communism. Maciej was able to relate his family’s experience of living and working in the Soviet inspired new town which greatly benefited the historical context. The tour was very well organised, my wife particularly liked the folder of communist era photographs shown to us at the oldest cafe in Nowa Huta - a very welcome coffee break- whilst I loved the civil defence bunker - a real time capsule to the 1970s/1980s Cold War. Our Trabant ride greatly enhanced the experience with the rain dripping in through the roof just adding to the authenticity! Highly recommended for those looking to do something a bit different in Krakow….
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The best thing to do in Krakow
Gennaro_P, Jul 2020
I loved this experience. The tour was probably one of the best thing that I have experienced in Krakow. Thanks also to our driver who was fantastic. She brought us in a total different area from the city center, something that probably the occasional tourist wouldn't go visit by himself. The Communist tour was really interesting and the guide/driver explained lots of things. We ended up eating in the most traditional milkbar and it was an amazing experience. Thanks a lot!
Response from Host, Oct 2020
thanks for the great feedback. It helps to boost our positive PR that is very very important during these bad for tourism times ! :)
Communism Tour
Darius_R, Jan 2020
Great little tour, liked the guide. The Trabant really added to the immersive experience. Works well as a short trip when visiting Auschwitz on Saturday and filling the time before the airport on the Sunday morning. Our guide even drove us to the airport and saved us the price of a taxi.
Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Kraków
Susan_C, Dec 2019
We were touring Eastern Europe for a month. This tour was a major highlight of our trip. The itinerary was very well thought out. Touring Nowa Huta, the Soviet « utopian » city in an era car and experiencing a little bit what it was like to live there (including the propaganda) far exceeded our expectations. What really made the trip was our guide. Claudia is a outstanding young woman. Her knowledge and passion made a deep impression on us in helping to understand life in Cold War Kraków. And her mastery of the ancient Trabant is fantastic. We would strongly recommend this tour with Claudia.
Great Fun and really interesting too.
AnnieG45, Jun 2019
Our lovely guide Cornelia was as funny and fun as the car, and the areas she took us weren't covered by any other tour. After you've done the conventional tours, try this one for an unforgettable experience.
Excellent tour with an amazing guide
Sarah B, Feb 2019
The tour is very engaging and interesting, you learn so much and riding in the Trabant is exciting if not a little scary. Our tour guide Maciek (apologies if misspelt) was fantastic and very friendly, it was a great experience overall and I definitely recommend to anyone visiting Krakow.
The driving experience is great and...
Mark S, Aug 2018
The driving experience is great and completely authentic - uncomfortable, noisey plus you feel vulnerable in traffic, and the overall feeling that the 33 year old car you are travelling in may not actually make it to your destination. The guide was young and well trained, but perhaps lacked the depth of experience and knowledge than somebody that may have lived through the era would have had. Our main issue with the tour was that we were placed together with another group which negatively impacted the entire experience for us. It was hard to see why this was necessary as we had two guides, two cars and in our view was totally avoidable. A private tour should be as advertised.
Response from Host, Aug 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you liked the experience (the car, the guide and the concept). I'm sorry though that you did not feel comfortable with sharing this experience with other travelers. It happens occasionally that guides follow the same route if they meet in Nowa Huta with our guests on same tour. We look into this issue more comprehensively to avoid further unpleasant situations. Once again I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Joanna was an excellent guide! A very...
Wendy_M, Feb 2018
Joanna was an excellent guide! A very different experience but can thoroughly recommend
Fantastic day with my guide. She...
Karen G, Aug 2017
Fantastic day with my guide. She was very informative, fun, and so knowledgeable it made my day! The Trabant car was fun too.
Highlight of my trip to Krakow. I...
Sabina A, Aug 2017
Highlight of my trip to Krakow. I left the tour with so much new knowledge about Poland and Krakow. Our guide was very sweet and she even drove me to wherever I had to go afterwards. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in communist Europe.
We had an AWESOME afternoon with...
Peter G, Jun 2017
We had an AWESOME afternoon with our crazy guide Goshka !! The tour was fun , historical and interesting ! We loved everything about this tour , from driving around in the trabant and great commentary from our lovely guide ! We did the delux 4 hour trip and was worth it as we got to see an old apartment in Nowa Huta , we loved it all ! Special thanks to our CRAZY GUIDE !!! She was FABULOUS !!
If you visit Krakow and have any...
Craig H, May 2017
If you visit Krakow and have any interest in the recent history of Poland you would be doing yourself a dis-service by not booking this tour. I highly recommend the deluxe tour as it also includes lunch in one of the legendary milkbars of the communist era. Sparse, but delicious. Also, if you have the ability to ask for a specific tour guide you must request Agnieszka Masternak. Not only is her English immaculate, but her knowledge and personal experiences of the transition from communism to capitalism made the tour and experience that much more enriching. A must if visiting Krakow.
Absolutely brilliant tour with...
Yvonne C, Mar 2017
Absolutely brilliant tour with Maciek whose knowledge of local history and depth of knowledge about Krakow made this a really memorable trip in a lime green trabant. A must do if visiting this city.


Product code: 2592COMM