Krakow: Nowa Huta Tour with a Local NGO Guide
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- Duration options: 2.5 - 3 hours
Our 90 minute experience of Nowa Huta was a fantastic tour that was made incredibly interesting by our amazing guide Mateusz. Mateusz made the tour fun as well as informative, adding funny anecdotes about his grandma and her experience during the communist era as well as answering every question we had with great knowledge. Firstly, we toured the abandoned steelworks administration building, walking through former offices containing relics from the Lenin era. We then went down to the underground bunker and explored the various communication rooms and living quarters. Our tour was great and would definitely recommend to anyone staying in and around Krakow to visit this hidden gem! We think the abandoned building should also be made into a museum!
What a fantastic experience. Our guide was friendly and easy going and a mine of information. He really seemed to be enjoying taking us around the area and seemed genuinely proud of 'his city'. He spoke about how his family we're influenced by the events of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and was genuinely interested in our understanding of the social and political changes as the country moved from the 1950's to the present day. Loved the vintage car too!
We brought a 3 day Krakow card and it made our holiday so easy, particularly when using the trams. It avoided the need to always have the correct change for the automatic ticket machines which reduced our stress levels considerably. It also provides access to so many museums/sites of interest: there is so much to do in Krakow that you are spoilt for choice.
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!
This really is an outstanding tour. Our guide Mateusz (sp?) was incredibly knowledgable and showed a real passion for the subject. We had a late afternoon flight and only had up until lunchtime to do something but didn’t want to waste our last day so decided to book this. It did not disappoint.