Private tour

Krakow: Communism Tour by Trabant

4.9 / 5

85 reviews

Activity provider: CRAZY GUIDES

Krakow: Communism Tour by Trabant

Activity provider: CRAZY GUIDES

From US$ 90.11 per person

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.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up at your Krakow hotel is provided.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. Travel in a vintage Trabant, Polish Fiat 'Toddler' or a Soviet Lada 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 and truly Socialist interior design.

Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by a vintage Trabant, Polish Fiat 'Toddler' or a Soviet Lada automobile
  • Local guide
  • Nowa Huta district sightseeing
  • Refreshments at a Communist restaurant
  • Food and drinks (unless otherwise specified)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 85 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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The tour was very informative designed by the extremely nice and open-minded guide. We chugged through the streets of Kraków in a beautiful Trabant and were then able to walk around the Nowa Huta district on foot. A lot was told about communism in a funny way, so that at the end no questions remained unanswered.

August 16, 2021

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

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