Discover the secrets of the communist paradise.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Full description
Can you imagine sharing your bathroom with a fish for a week? Or standing ten hours in a queue to buy toilet paper? Or simply waiting in front of a closed shop till 1 p.m., with a terrible hangover, before you could buy a beer? We don’t think you can... But this is our experience. Poland after the Second World War was one of the communist countries, where terror and sorrow was mixed with the comic and the absurd situation.

We invite you to Nowa Huta, the city which was a communist paradise, and at the same time a fortress, prepared to defend its citizens in case of an attack on the Soviet Bloc from the West. And it is here where you have a unique chance to see modern houses and squares created according to Leonardo da Vinci plans, experience the taste of vodka and herring, admire the size of the Steelworks Complex or visit the church which is the symbol of freedom.

During the tour we will tell you about the realties of everyday life in communist Poland, while showing you the most significant places connected with our recent past, now history.
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up from selected hotels
  • A drink in Stylowa Restaurant (Avenue of Roses)
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuity
  • Food, unless specified

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Meeting point

Meeting point and time: 10:30 AM between Florian's Gate and Barbican. Look for the guide with the Cracow Tours sign. Check-in at this location is 15-minutes prior to the booked tour start time

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Important information
Know before you go
The pick-up bus is not necessarily the tour bus. It is possible that you will have to change the bus at our central starting point: the Cracovia Hotel. Please accept our apologies if departure is delayed due to heavy traffic. If you wish to come directly to our bus station, our central starting point is: Cracovia Hotel.
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