Krakow: Communism Bike Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 4 hours
Mateusz was an excellent guide and had wealth of information of the district including a collection of vintage photographs to serve as “then” and “now”. The tour explored juxtaposition of ideal of central social planning and reality of everyday folks making a living. We ended our tour at the “Lord’s Ark” church which was built during communist regime stone by stone by local volunteers without government help. There was a certain poetic beauty seeing such edifice sprung up in the midst of now greying colossal blocks of propaganda apartments.
What a fantastic experience. Our guide was friendly and easy going and a mine of information. He really seemed to be enjoying taking us around the area and seemed genuinely proud of 'his city'. He spoke about how his family we're influenced by the events of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and was genuinely interested in our understanding of the social and political changes as the country moved from the 1950's to the present day. Loved the vintage car too!
This really is an outstanding tour. Our guide Mateusz (sp?) was incredibly knowledgable and showed a real passion for the subject. We had a late afternoon flight and only had up until lunchtime to do something but didn’t want to waste our last day so decided to book this. It did not disappoint.
We really enjoyed the tour. It was great fun going around the city in those classic cars from the communist era, but what we enjoyed most was that the guide was also very knowledgeable and had lots of interesting background infos for us. Would definitely recommend!
it was awesome. what can I say more? you should take this tour, don't hesitate just book the tour and enjoy your day in Nowa Huta. learning the city history and even more than that. we are so happy with this program!!