Great trip, fascinating. Our guide Jacek was very knowledgable and passionate about the history of the area, and a lovely guy too!
This tour was just fantastic and the guide was very knowledgeable and planned a good variety of things to see. He had lived in the area his entire life, I believe. As it turned out, no one else signed up for the tour but me on the day I took it, so I got a private tour. Some companies would just cancel, I imagine, so I appreciate that. I wish I had gotten the guide's name, but forgot, but the company was Cracow Tours, I believe. For some odd reason, they don't seem to list this tour on their website, only one of those old car tours which seem to appeal to tourists who want some gimmicks. I didn't want gimmicks, and didn't even really want to ride in one of those. I am very interested in WWII history and really wanted a more serious and informative tour, which I got. I'm not sure how that works the car ones as the entire time we just walked around Nova Huta lots of walking, be warned, but all flat, but we took the tram to/from it. I actually wanted that as I had just arrived and wanted to find out a bit more about how the tram system worked, so it was quite useful for that, also. So highly recommend this tour and Viator's communication with the company, everythign went smoothly. Only note is that they do NOT pick you up at any hotel, I think there is a list on here of the ones they may, so I did have to walk to meet them in the morning to the nearest one they used, maybe .25 to .33 mile. I didn't mind but if that would bother someone, try to check that out ahead of time, if they will pick you up at your hotel or not. My hotel was deep into the Old Town so it would have wasted a lot of time anyway, as the meeting point hotel was right near the tram stop we used.
An amazing walk highly recommended. The guide was knowledgable, willing and able to answer all questions and really get you into the spirit of how things were back at communist times.
A knowledgeable, passionate, professional guide who made this tour memorable. Definitely worth a visit, something different from usual Krakow touristic stuff
One of the best tours i have done. An excellent guide who grew up in the area and so knew it very well. An excellent insight to a recent historical period.
Very good tour with a lovely young lady. She was very interesting and knowledgable and as we were in a small group it was easy to ask questions and chat casually. Well worth the money
This tour was interesting and fun. The guide, Jacek, was excellent. He grew up in Nowa Huta, so he had first hand knowledge of the area. Barbara from Canada
This tour might sound a bit dull, especially if you know what Nowa Huta means New Steelworks but it was very interesting and well worth doing. Especially as our guide lived in one of the austere block of flats and was extremely enthusiastic and informative. It provided an insight into life under the post-war communist regime and some of the grievances that clearly still exist.
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