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Guided Tour of Nowa Huta Communist City
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Guided Tour of Nowa Huta Communist City

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A very interesting tour. The guide is very well documented and conveys it very well. We learned a lot with Mario.
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 4 hours 30 minutes

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Explore Nowa Huta, a city established mid twentieth century as an ideal social realist settlement accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide.

Guided Tour of Nowa Huta

Head to the city centre and greet your guide and the rest of the tour between St. Florian’s Gate and the Barbican. From here, set off to the closest tram station and relax as the tram trundles to Nowa Huta.

This district, located 10 kilometres east of the city centre of Krakow, is a socialist-realist model city built after World War II. It was designed to demonstrate the benefits of Communism to the Polish population.

First, we'll visit one of the old bunkers. In this anti-aircraft refuge, we'll learn some unusual facts about the communist era, as well as visiting a command centre from the 1950s where time truly seems to have stood still.

Then we'll continue to visit the Central Square and Roses Avenue, the centre of Nowa Huta. Here you can see the utopian ideal built by the communist regime, with five large avenues leaving from the central square in the form of a star. It was here that the statue of Lenin was located.

The route will The Lord's Ark, which became a symbol of resistance for catholic workers against the communist regime. In a world where nuclear war was a constant fear, many Polish workers began to organise themselves. From their union came the Solidarity Syndicate, which as we will see, was one of the main social movements of the time.

With the tour of Nowa Huta over, we'll take the tram back to Krakow, where we'll arrive around 2:30 pm.

Children Under 7

This tour is free for children under 7. Nonetheless, the accompanying adults should buy tram tickets - your guide will help you.

Children under 4 can use the tram without a ticket.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 4 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 20% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
  • Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Price

Adults Children 7-15 years old Children 0-6 years old
English-Language Tour
US$ 53.10
US$ 42.50
Free

English-Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 53.10
  • Children 7-15 years old

    US$ 42.50
  • Children 0-6 years old

    Free

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Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Expert English speaking guide.

24 hour tram ticket.

Bunker entry.

Typical snack.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 53.10
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

We currently don’t have any scheduled dates for this activity.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Between St. Florian's Gate and the Barbican.