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Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

Kraków, Poland

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Discover Krakow’s communist history on a tour in a Trabant car. Take a ride in the vehicle classic to the era and explore the Nowa Huta district with your guide. Along the way, hop out to wander the neighborhood’s streets and learn about the rich history behind them. Upgrade to extend your tour with a visit to a private museum and a communist-era restaurant.
  • Communism tour of Krakow
  • See the city in a car popular during communism - the Trabant
  • Visit the Nowa Huta district and other communism-related sites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Krakow walking tour (2.5 hours)
Pickup and drop off from your hotel in a genuine Trabant automobile
Food and drinks, unless specified
Mikołaja Kopernika 4, 31-034 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Dajwór 18, 31-052 Kraków, Poland

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your tour with pickup from your Krakow hotel. Hop in your Trabant with your guide and travel back in time as you cruise through the city in a car manufactured by the Eastern Bloc.

Head to the Nowa Huta district, famously known as the city’s communist enclave. Learn the history behind the neighborhood that was Stalin’s ‘gift’ to Krakow, and one of the most pronounced examples of social engineering. Hop out to wander the labyrinth of tenements, designed to be a model communist city. Hear the stories of life behind the Iron Curtain as you explore the epicenter of Poland's resistance movement, a revolution which lead to the eventual overthrow of the communist government.

To upgrade your tour, select the 4-hour deluxe option at time of booking. This extended excursion includes a trip to a communist-era restaurant and a guided visit to a private museum. See a communist apartment, try pickled cucumbers and hop behind the wheel to test out the Trabant on your own.
Stop At:  
Restauracja Stylowa
We invite you for a refreshment to one of the stylish restaurants in Nowa Huta.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
plac Centralny Imienia Ronalda Reagana
Visit unique Central Square.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Crazy Guides

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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  • "After you've done the conventional tours, try this one for an unforgettable experience." See review


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The best thing to do in Krakow
, Jul 2020
I loved this experience. The tour was probably one of the best thing that I have experienced in Krakow. Thanks also to our driver who was fantastic. She brought us in a total different area from the city center, something that probably the occasional tourist wouldn't go visit by himself. The Communist tour was really interesting and the guide/driver explained lots of things. We ended up eating in the most traditional milkbar and it was an amazing experience. Thanks a lot!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
thanks for the great feedback. It helps to boost our positive PR that is very very important during these bad for tourism times ! :)
Communism Tour
, Jan 2020
Great little tour, liked the guide. The Trabant really added to the immersive experience. Works well as a short trip when visiting Auschwitz on Saturday and filling the time before the airport on the Sunday morning. Our guide even drove us to the airport and saved us the price of a taxi.
Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Kraków
, Dec 2019
We were touring Eastern Europe for a month. This tour was a major highlight of our trip. The itinerary was very well thought out. Touring Nowa Huta, the Soviet « utopian » city in an era car and experiencing a little bit what it was like to live there (including the propaganda) far exceeded our expectations. What really made the trip was our guide. Claudia is a outstanding young woman. Her knowledge and passion made a deep impression on us in helping to understand life in Cold War Kraków. And her mastery of the ancient Trabant is fantastic. We would strongly recommend this tour with Claudia.
Great Fun and really interesting too.
, Jun 2019
Our lovely guide Cornelia was as funny and fun as the car, and the areas she took us weren't covered by any other tour. After you've done the conventional tours, try this one for an unforgettable experience.
Excellent tour with an amazing guide
Sarah B
, Feb 2019
The tour is very engaging and interesting, you learn so much and riding in the Trabant is exciting if not a little scary. Our tour guide Maciek (apologies if misspelt) was fantastic and very friendly, it was a great experience overall and I definitely recommend to anyone visiting Krakow.
The driving experience is great and...
Mark S
, Aug 2018
The driving experience is great and completely authentic - uncomfortable, noisey plus you feel vulnerable in traffic, and the overall feeling that the 33 year old car you are travelling in may not actually make it to your destination. The guide was young and well trained, but perhaps lacked the depth of experience and knowledge than somebody that may have lived through the era would have had. Our main issue with the tour was that we were placed together with another group which negatively impacted the entire experience for us. It was hard to see why this was necessary as we had two guides, two cars and in our view was totally avoidable. A private tour should be as advertised.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2018
TOUR OPERATOR COMMENT: Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you liked the experience (the car, the guide and the concept). I'm sorry though that you did not feel comfortable with sharing this experience with other travelers. It happens occasionally that guides follow the same route if they meet in Nowa Huta with our guests on same tour. We look into this issue more comprehensively to avoid further unpleasant situations. Once again I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
Joanna was an excellent guide! A very...
, Feb 2018
Joanna was an excellent guide! A very different experience but can thoroughly recommend
Fantastic day with my guide. She...
Karen G
, Aug 2017
Fantastic day with my guide. She was very informative, fun, and so knowledgeable it made my day! The Trabant car was fun too.
Highlight of my trip to Krakow. I...
Sabina A
, Aug 2017
Highlight of my trip to Krakow. I left the tour with so much new knowledge about Poland and Krakow. Our guide was very sweet and she even drove me to wherever I had to go afterwards. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who has an interest in communist Europe.
We had an AWESOME afternoon with...
Peter G
, Jun 2017
We had an AWESOME afternoon with our crazy guide Goshka !! The tour was fun , historical and interesting ! We loved everything about this tour , from driving around in the trabant and great commentary from our lovely guide ! We did the delux 4 hour trip and was worth it as we got to see an old apartment in Nowa Huta , we loved it all ! Special thanks to our CRAZY GUIDE !!! She was FABULOUS !!

Product code: 2592COMM

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