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Communist Krakow Tour – Nowa Huta

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Key Highlights

  • Take a stroll in the town built by the communists after World War II
  • Explore the Lenin Steelworks factory and learn about its history
  • Relish a sumptuous lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Learn to drive a vintage Trabant
  • Visit the Museum of Nowa Huta dedicated to the history and tradition of the city
  • The tour is accompanied by an expert, English speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    2.5 hours

    Start time

    08:45am

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Central Krakow. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
    Alternate Location: Central stop – the bus park at 11 Powiśle Street (ul. Powiśle 11), situated on the opposite side of the Sheraton Hotel.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Central Krakow

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    This tour of Nowa Huta near Krakow, gives you a unique chance to explore a town built by communists after the Second World War, mainly to destroy aristocratic and intellectual character and traditions of Krakow, by establishing Lenin Steelworks – a factory that employed over 40,000 workers and produced close to seven million tons of steel annually and also supported a wide range of social and cultural facilities in the town.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from centrally located hotels in Krakow in a coach.

    The tour starts in Central Square, in the very heart of Nowa Huta, near which an enormous statue of the city’s patron – Lenin – used to stand.

    Proceed towards Steelworks – now owned by the ‘Mittal Steel Company’. Admire the size of the factory and learn about its history as you pass by.

    Visit the Museum of Nowa Huta, which holds exhibitions dedicated to the history and tradition of the city.

    See the Nowa Huta Cross which symbolises the bloody fight for the establishment of a church in the town. Visit the ‘Lord’s Ark Church’.

    The final stop of the tour is at the Monument Commemorating the Site of Bogdan Wlosik’s Death, which is dedicated to all victims of Martial Law, imposed in Poland in 1981.

    The journey comes to an end in a typical communist era bar, where over a drink, you’ll discover more about the absurdities of life under the communist rule.

    You will be dropped back to your original point of pick-up in Krakow.

    Note: Pick up schedule from various locations in the city centre. Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not mentioned in attachment we will advise you on the most convenient pick up point when your tour is confirmed.

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  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Transfers by coach
    • Personal Guide
    • Communist restaurant visit
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch in an authentic Commie “Milk Bar”
    • Vintage Trabant driving lesson
    • Rare opportunity to eat pickled cucumbers and have a shot of vodka with our close friend and Communist relic, Mr. Vieslav (upon request)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have