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Kraków, Poland
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Travel back in time to Krakow’s communist era with this tram and walking tour of the Nowa Huta neighborhood. Learn about life under Soviet rule as you explore the area initially designed as a model Soviet city. See Cold War-era buildings, the main square, and historic churches as you hear about the resistance movement led by the Nowa community. Top off your tour with a drink at the iconic Stylowa restaurant.
  • Tram and walking tour of Krakow’s Nowa Huta district
  • Ride a tram to this eastern suburb, a model Soviet city
  • Enjoy a drink in the legendary Stylowa restaurant
  • Learn about life under communism from your guide
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Services of a professional guide
Break in a milk bar (approx. 20 PLN p.p.),
Tram ticket (12 PLN p.p. return ticket)
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Gratuities

Departure Point

Szpitalna 25, 31-024 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Kraków, Poland
Meet your guide at your hotel in Krakow and, after a brief walk, catch a tram to the Nowa Huta neighborhood. As you travel east, learn more about the history behind the district, initially designed as a model Soviet city in the postwar era.

Upon arriving, check out the Soviet architecture in the main square and hear about the district's colossal steelworks program, from which it takes its name. Discover how the area became a stronghold for the anti-Soviet resistant movement and see where Lenin's statue once stood.

Pause to relax with a complimentary drink inside the legendary Stylowa restaurant, the most opulent establishment at one time. Soak up the atmosphere of the era as you study the interior décor, hardly touched since communist times.

Afterward, hit the streets to explore, passing a Cold War tank, air raid shelters and the old Sphinx cinema, built to provide entertainment in the Soviet period.

See the People’s Theatre, where the community staked a cross to demand a Catholic church in 1960. Then, continue to the impressive Lord’s Ark Church, constructed as a result of the protest.

Your 4-hour tour will conclude with a tram ride back to Krakow, followed by drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Nowa Huta Cultural Centre
A professional licensed guide takes you for 3-hour tram and walking tour that covers Nowa Huta - the ideal communist city. You will see: Mogiła - the beginnings of Nowa Huta - the first block from 1949; Housing estates from the early 1950s: Willowe, Wandy, Stalowe and Hutnicze; Centralny Square (in the shape of the communist star) – the most important point of the city designed in the 1950s; A church built on the spot where in 1960 there were regular fights to protect the cross between the theoretically non-believing inhabitants of the ideal communist city and the citizens' militia trying to remove this Catholic sign; Sphinx" Youth House, which was set up as one of the cultural institutions to ensure fair working-class family entertainment; The People's Theatre (Teatr Ludowy), known for its innovative stage productions; The Lord's Ark – the true symbol of the fight.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • As the tour involves walking for the most part, please be wearing comfortable footwear. Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Communism Tram and Walking Tour in Krakow.

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A great tour for history buffs!
dt0010
, Nov 2019
Chris was a fabulous tour guide, we especially loved his personal stories that added to his knowledge and facts about the city and time when Krakow was under communistic control. His love for Krakow was evident and it greatly added to the depth of the tour. History buffs would really enjoy this one.
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771rebecca
, Nov 2019
This tour gives you an insight into Krakow's communist past. The guide was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed listening to the history as I knew so little about the topic. The tour takes you on an historical journey as you walk through a communist planned neighbourhood. I was pleasantly surprised. It's a great complement to other attractions in Krakow and fills in the historical gap of what happened after the war.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
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The tour was fantastic. The guide...
Joanne D
, Mar 2018
The tour was fantastic. The guide had a genuine interest in the tour and his passion for the area and history was infectious. I learnt so much about the local area of Nowa Huta and the history of Poland in general. Speaking to somebody who lived in the Communist era readjusted my views.
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Great trip, fascinating. Our guide...
Stephen W
, Sep 2016
Great trip, fascinating. Our guide Jacek was very knowledgable and passionate about the history of the area, and a lovely guy too!
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This tour was just fantastic and the...
ChristinaW
, Jul 2016
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.
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An amazing walk highly recommended...
dora
, Jun 2016
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.
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This tour might sound a bit dull...
David P
, May 2016
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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This tour was interesting and fun...
Barbara
, May 2016
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
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A knowledgeable, passionate...
dora
, Mar 2016
A knowledgeable, passionate, professional guide who made this tour memorable. Definitely worth a visit, something different from usual Krakow touristic stuff
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One of the best tours i have done...
robinfischle
, Dec 2015
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.
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