Explore Kraków - step by step
Understand the cynicism of the statement that in 1945 the Soviets liberated Poland ... Get to know how our life looked like under the Communism Regime and visit the district of Nowa Huta with the large complex of housing estates established by the communists after WWII. Nowadays, over 25 years after regaining freedom, more and more visitors are coming to Nowa Huta. Take a private tour with our top guide - a real wealth of information on that period of Poland’s history.
See the large complex of housing estates designed and developed by the communist authorities in 1950's. Learn about the tragedy and all the unbelievable inconveniences of our everyday life under the communist occupation.
This is one of the most interesting city tours that allows you to visit a very unique district of Krakow – Nowa Huta that was established in 1949 by the communists. Poland was ruled by the Soviet communist regime for over forty years since the end of the Second World War until 1989. See the heritage of that period of Poland’s history and learn a lot about it from our expertise guide.
We will take you by car directly from your hotel to Nowa Huta situated about 10 km from the city centre (20 minutes drive). During about 2 hours visiting with a guide you will see all the highlights of Nowa Huta with their history related to the communism era. Our guide will introduce you to the history of that district. You will see the former Lenin Steelworks with its administrative centre and the first residential estates established by the communists in the closest vicinity of the plant.
Following the history you will reach the Central Square and Rose Avenue where there is the Stylowa Cafe – the only one from the communist period. A short coffee break in a socialist realist interior is also included in price. You will also see the most important churches and sacral places in Nowa Huta and get to know about the major role of priests, Catholics and first of all Pope John Paul II in the overthrow of communism.
PRIVATE WALKING TOUR
2 pax 290 PLN | 70 EUR
3 pax 220 PLN | 55 EUR
4 pax 180 PLN | 45 EUR
5 pax 160 PLN | 40 EUR
6 pax 150 PLN | 35 EUR
7 pax 140 PLN | 35 EUR
All prices shown are
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Private transfer by comfortable car or mini-van
- 3 hours visit with an English speaking, licensed city guide
- Coffee break at the Stylowa Cafe
- Former Lenin Steelworks’ Main Gate and Administrative Centre – an architectural complex most characteristic for the Socialist Realist architecture
- Cistercian Monastery and Church in Mogila
- Wanda and Willowe residential estates
- Ronald Reagan Central Square, Bogdan Wlosik's Square
- The Rose Avenue, Stylowa Cafe, Ludowy Theatre
- Nowa Huta Cross, Ark of The Lord Church
By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. We do not do group transfers by large buses where people are sometimes driven around the city for one hour collecting other tourists before leaving Krakow.
For this tour we provide comfortable, air conditioned and spacious cars to be exclusively at your disposal. We are fully licensed for tour and transportation services. All our drivers speak very good English.
You are more than welcome to contact us in case of any inquiry. We will give you all additional information you need, and will organize your tour according to your requirements.