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Guided Tour of Nowa Huta on Retro Cars

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Embark on a journey through Nowa Huta in Kraków, a district steeped in history, aboard classic communist-era cars with local expert guides.

Highlights

  • Soak up history on a 2.5 or 4-hour guided tour of Nowa Huta in Kraków, Poland, in a retro communist-era car, a unique way to explore the past.

  • Navigate through striking Socialist Realism architecture with a local expert, visit key landmarks, and compare vintage photographs with reality.

  • Embark on a walk through Central Square, once home to Poland's largest Lenin statue, and Roses Avenue, showcasing the unique urban layout of the city.

  • Upgrade for an exclusive view of life during the Cold War, with access to Nowa Huta's abandoned steelworks director's offices and a 1960s bomb shelter.

  • Fun Fact: The Lord's Ark Church in Nowa Huta, a symbol of resistance, was built against the communists' vision of creating an atheistic city.

Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Nowa Huta

  • English-speaking guide

  • Transfers on a retro car

  • Guided tour of Steelworks director's office (optional)

  • Guided tour of Cold War HQ bomb shelter (optional)

Exclusions

Entrance to a buildings of administration and its shelter

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Retro Ride through Socialist Utopia

Step into a time capsule and relive the past with this guided tour of Nowa Huta in Kraków, a district built as a socialist utopia. This unique journey begins in quintessential communist-era cars, like the Fiat 126 or Lada 2101, teleporting you straight to the yesteryears. With a local, English-speaking guide, who carries personal anecdotes and deep insights about the locale, navigate through the city's stark contrasts of past and present. Marvel at the Central Square, once home to Poland's largest Lenin statue and discover Nowa Huta's architectural legacy of Socialist Realism.

Exploring Hidden Gems of a Bygone Era

Extend your journey through time with an optional upgrade to a 4-hour tour. Delve deep into the heart of Nowa Huta's industrial past with a visit to the abandoned but once-vibrant steelwork administrative buildings and director's offices. Add a dash of intrigue as you venture down into the Cold War shelter, a 1960s bunker shrouded in the city’s tumultuous history. Explore this symbol of resistance and faith that stood defiant amid an envisioned atheistic city.

Important Information

  • It’s recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes.

  • Please note that hotel pickups commence approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to the selected time. Times are subject to change based on local traffic conditions.

Restrictions

  • This experience is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

  • Pets are not allowed.

  • Infant seats are unavailable.

  • This experience is restricted for guests aged 7 and under.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • On the day of your tour, please report at your hotel lobby 10-15 min prior to your scheduled departure.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of the hotel.

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