Krakow - Nowa Huta Communist Private Tour

 (5)

Tour Number

Activity Level

190614


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Polish (fluent), English (fluent)

Krakow - Nowa Huta Communist Tour by Tram with a private guide


Nowa Huta steel works and communist district of Krakow is quite simply the best example of Social Realism architecture in Europe.

Built in late 1940's on request of Joseph Stalin in purpose of NATO attack prevention, reminds the viewer of a huge fortress. The largest protests of Solidarity movement took place here in 1980's.

This is where serendipity is your tour guide and all stereotypes about the communist regime fall apart!

Itinerary

We will take a tram ride from the city center to Nowa Huta (circa 20 - 25 minutes one way).

This tour will introduce you to the most famous sights of Nowa Huta district:
the XIIIth century Cistercian Abbey - the first producer of steel in this area
Solidarity Avenue - the route of the biggest protests of Solidarity movement in 1980's
famous architecture of Nowa Huta with fortress type buildings and Central Square
scandinavian council housing adapted in Nowa Huta for steelworkers' accomodation in 1970's
the Ark of The Lord Church with its amazing architecture and design.

You will be able to learn about communism times political situation, metality and living conditions, as well as Solidarity movement history. You will also be able to see numerous documentary photographs from those times. If you wish to take a short break - we can arrange it at the most famous communist style diner "Stylowa" (optional).

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel lobby.

End location: I will drop you off at your hotel or in Krakow's Old Town.

Duration: 3 hours

Transportation

Public transportation (trams).

What’s Included

This tour includes guided service in English up to 3 hours.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

8 Polish Zloty - return tram ticket - 8 PLN per person

What’s Extra

Cost of return tram ticket (8 PLN per person), food and bevarages at the most famous communist diner "Stylowa" (optional).

Restrictions

1. I am not a licensed guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
2. I am not a licensed guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
3. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a rental vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

What a great tour! Nowa Huta is a fascinating area for anybody interested in architecture and history and Barbara is the ideal guide, full of knowledge and insight. A great way to finish off my trip to Krakow. last but by no means least.
Stephen G.

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Barbara W.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/NowaHutaKrakowPrivateTour

Tours by Barbara W.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Krakow City Private Tour

Krakow's Old Town and the Royal Route with a local guide

150 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

3 hours

learn more

Polish Mother Challenge - Extreme Food,...

 unrated

Krakow's Best Organic and Craft Foods Private Tour

160 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

4 hours

learn more

Krakow Food Markets Private Tour

Krakow Food Markets and Local Delights Private Tour

150 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more

Krakow's Jewish Traces - "The Schindler's,...

Krakow's Jewish Quarter and Ghetto, Oskar Schindler Factory with a,...

150 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

learn more

Krakow City Tour by Golfcart With a Local,...

Krakow City Private Tour by golfcart for persons on wheelchairs or,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

learn more

Wieliczka Salt Mine by Elevator Private,...

Wieliczka Salt Mine for persons on wheelchairs or with walking difficulties,...

290 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

learn more

The Schindler's List Private Tour by,...

 unrated

Jewish Quarter & Schindler Factory by golfcart for persons on wheelchairs,...

250 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

3 hours

learn more

Krakow - Nowa Huta Communist Private,...

Krakow - Nowa Huta Communist Tour by Tram with a private guide

120 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more

Polish Ancestry and Polish Family Tree,...

Tracing Back Your Family History in Poland with a private local guide

300 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours

learn more

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka,...

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Wieliczka Salt Mine by minivan

479 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

10 hours

learn more

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Memorial,...

Auschwitz - Birkenau Museum and Memorial Private Tour by minivan

305 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

6 hours

learn more

Polish Easter Krakow Style Private Tour

 unrated

Krakow Easter Market And Polish Easter Delights With Local Guide

120 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more

Polish Christmas Krakow Style Private,...

 unrated

Krakow Christmas Market and Polish Christmas Delights With Local Guide

120 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

learn more