Nowa Huta Tour – time travel to socialist ideal city
Tired of classic tours that include visiting just the city centre and most popular landmarks, often overcrowded by other tourists? Are you interested in exploring Krakow from the perspective just a few have seen before? Nowa Huta Tour may be just the perfect option for you! Visit Krakow’s biggest district, built in the 1950’s as socialist utopian ideal city and see what it looks like today, with all its hidden secrets.
During our tour, you will be picked up directly from your hotel by one of our comfortable cars and drove to Nowa Huta district where an English speaking guide will be waiting for you.
Firstly, you will see Plac Centralny (Central Square) which is today’s center of Nowa Huta. You will learn about the district’s history and how it was developed between 1949 and 1989. You will be taken on a walk through Aleja Roz (Avenue of Roses) where you will learn about the architecture of the district. Later on, you will see Tadeusz Sendzimir Steelworks (previously called Vladimir Lenin Steelworks during the Communist rule). After wandering through offices and conference rooms the guide will take you to an underground tunnel which leads to a shelter back from the 1950’s!
Back on the ground, you will visit Arka Pana (Lord’s Ark) Church which was the first church built in Nowa Huta after inhabitants have been demanding it from the Communist government for years! The complex has been consecrated by Karol Wojtyla himself in 1977.
Last but not least, you will be able to see real Soviet IS-2 tank in front of Museum of the Armed Act which is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Nowa Huta! The tour is around 3 hours long and after it, you will be taken back directly to your hotel.
After visiting you will be taken back to your hotel .
Duration: 4-5 hours depending on the traffic
Tour organized in small groups.
WHY YOU SHOULD USE OUR SERVICE?
KrakowShuttle offers a door-to-door service so you won’t need to search for taxis or travel by bus or trams. You will be picked up directly from your hotel.
English-speaking guide is included — you won’t need to buy any tickets on your own or hire private guide. Finally, our Nowa Huta Tour includes also English-speaking driver assistance so you won’t need to worry about anything. Groups are small and tour is operated by comfortable Mini Van equipped with AC.
We’re also proud to announce that in 2014, 2015 & 2016 we were awarded by TripAdvisor users and we received our Certificate of Excellence!
In case of any doubts feel free to contact KrakowShuttle help desk which is available 24/7. Since 2003 we have served almost 60 000 passengers.
Have lunch before the tour, you will be picked up for the Tour between 15:00 and 16:00.
You can carry your umbrella, extra jumper or backpack with you — in case you won’t need it you can always leave it in the bus.
Wear comfortable shoes, it is a walking tour!
If it is cloudy and chilly bring extra jacket as it might be windy.
No extra fees! All included in the Price!
Door-to-door transportation (Free hotel Pickup) English speaking guide
All admission fees and tickets Insurance
Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic.
Pickup hours: 15:00 - 16:00
Duration: 4.5 hours
*Price for whole group per run: Transfers between 11pm and 6am will be charged the night-time fare - additional 30% per ride.
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