• Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover Krakow’s communist history on a 2.5-hour tour in a Trabant car. Take a ride in the vehicle classic to the era and explore the Nowa Huta district with your guide. Along the way, hop out to wander the neighborhood’s streets and learn about the rich history behind them. Upgrade to extend your tour with a visit to a private museum and a communist-era restaurant. 

Highlights

  • Communism tour of Krakow
  • See the city in a car popular during communism - the Trabant
  • Visit the Nowa Huta district and other communism-related sites
  • Upgrade to the 4-hour DELUXE tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

Communism Tour - Nowa Huta, Stalin's Gift to Krakow

Begin your tour with pickup from your Krakow hotel. Hop in your Trabant with your guide and travel back in time as you cruise through the city in a car manufactured by the Eastern Bloc.

Head to the Nowa Huta district, famously known as the city’s communist enclave. Learn the history behind the neighborhood that was Stalin’s ‘gift’ to Krakow, and one of the most pronounced examples of social engineering. Hop out to wander the labyrinth of tenements, designed to be a model communist city. Hear the stories of life behind the Iron Curtain as you explore the epicenter of Poland's resistance movement, a revolution which lead to the eventual overthrow of the communist government.

To upgrade your tour, select the 4-hour deluxe option at time of booking. This extended excursion includes a trip to a communist-era restaurant and a guided visit to a private museum. See a communist apartment, try pickled cucumbers and hop behind the wheel to test out the Trabant on your own.

Customer Reviews

Wendyam76

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Joanna was an excellent guide! A very different experience but can thoroughly recommend

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Really learnt a lot about another side of Polish history that we otherwise would have missed.

Karen G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Fantastic day with my guide. She was very informative, fun, and so knowledgeable it made my day! The Trabant car was fun too.

Sabina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

PENKA B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Hightly recommend. It was fun!

Heiða Dögg L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We loved this tour! Out guide was full of knowledge and stories and both grownups and 12 year old agree that this was our favorite part of our Krakow trip : We can not recommend this tour enough. The luxury option was totally worth it. Thank you for our crazy tour, Maciej :

Peter G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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 !!

Craig H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Yvonne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Oliver R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We did the deluxe tour and I can't recommend the tour enough. It was the best thing that we did in Krakow.

What I didn't realise before I got there was that Nova Huta is a really special place and one of a handful of towns that are built in the Socialist Realist style in the former Soviet Union. It was an attempt to create a workers utopia through town planning and architecture, rather than how to build housing as cheaply as possible. As a result it had much more in common with a city like Paris than a Soviet sprawl of tower blocks.

The result was a fantastic guide taking us around an extraordinary place in a wonderful car, it was simply brilliant. The deluxe tour allowed us to see a bit more of what it was like in communist times and the lunch was delicious.

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