Volte no tempo para a era comunista de Cracóvia com um passeio de 4 horas de bonde e caminhada pelo bairro de Nowa Huta. Aprenda sobre a vida sob o domínio soviético enquanto explora a área projetada inicialmente como uma cidade soviética modelo. Veja os abrigos antiaéreos da era da Guerra Fria, a praça principal e os cortiços e admire a Igreja da Arca do Lorde, enquanto ouve sobre o movimento de resistência liderado pela comunidade de Nowa. Complete a sua excursão com uma bebida no icônico restaurante Stylowa.
The tour was fantastic. The guide had a genuine interest in the tour and his passion for the area and history was infectious. I learnt so much about the local area of Nowa Huta and the history of Poland in general. Speaking to somebody who lived in the Communist era readjusted my views.
This tour was just fantastic and the guide was very knowledgeable and planned a good variety of things to see. He had lived in the area his entire life, I believe. As it turned out, no one else signed up for the tour but me on the day I took it, so I got a private tour. Some companies would just cancel, I imagine, so I appreciate that. I wish I had gotten the guide's name, but forgot, but the company was Cracow Tours, I believe. For some odd reason, they don't seem to list this tour on their website, only one of those old car tours which seem to appeal to tourists who want some gimmicks. I didn't want gimmicks, and didn't even really want to ride in one of those. I am very interested in WWII history and really wanted a more serious and informative tour, which I got. I'm not sure how that works the car ones as the entire time we just walked around Nova Huta lots of walking, be warned, but all flat, but we took the tram to/from it. I actually wanted that as I had just arrived and wanted to find out a bit more about how the tram system worked, so it was quite useful for that, also. So highly recommend this tour and Viator's communication with the company, everythign went smoothly. Only note is that they do NOT pick you up at any hotel, I think there is a list on here of the ones they may, so I did have to walk to meet them in the morning to the nearest one they used, maybe .25 to .33 mile. I didn't mind but if that would bother someone, try to check that out ahead of time, if they will pick you up at your hotel or not. My hotel was deep into the Old Town so it would have wasted a lot of time anyway, as the meeting point hotel was right near the tram stop we used.
This tour might sound a bit dull, especially if you know what Nowa Huta means New Steelworks but it was very interesting and well worth doing. Especially as our guide lived in one of the austere block of flats and was extremely enthusiastic and informative. It provided an insight into life under the post-war communist regime and some of the grievances that clearly still exist.