Guided tour

Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

Activity provider: eNHa Trip Nowa Huta tour
Guided tour

Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

Activity provider: eNHa Trip Nowa Huta tour

From US$ 57.57 per person

Explore the district of Nowa Huta with a local guide by retro car. See the typical Socialist Realist architecture of the planned neighborhood, designed as a utopian city by the Communist regime.

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Duration 2.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Polish, Russian
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Krakow.
Private or small groups available


  • Explore one of the most interesting and more recent neighborhoods of Krakow
  • See the typical Socialist Realist architecture of Nowa Huta
  • Learn how the area was planned as a utopian city
  • Get up close to a Soviet tank from World War II
  • Go down to the underground shelters built in preparation for a nuclear war
Full description

Get an interesting lesson about the history of Nowa Huta and see typical examples of Socialist Realist architecture aboard a Communist-era car. Learn where the large statue of Lenin stood on Aleja Róż (Avenue of Roses), and marvel at the grandeur of Plac Centralny (Central Square). Get familiar with the history of Polish communism by taking a ride in a classic Polish car of that era and visiting bomb shelters that were built around a city in the case of World War III. Take a stroll through the Central Square and Roses Avenue, where Poland's biggest statue of Lenin once stood. See the remains of Socialist Realism architecture and learn more about the urban layout of the city. Discover the city’s huge steelworks initiative, which was the reason for its foundation.


Travel through time in either a Polish Fiat 126 model “Maluch,” Lada 2101, classic Nysa, Żuk, or even a soviet army van model UAZ 452. Upgrade your tour to the extended 3.5-hour option and include a visit to either a Cold War bomb shelter or a communist director's offices of steelworks.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off on request
  • NGO-experienced Nowa Huta guide
  • Transportation by classic car
  • Steelworks director's offices visit (if option chosen)
  • Cold War HQ bomb shelter visit (if option chosen)
  • Entrance tickets to the museum
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please reach the meeting point and look for a retro cars fleet. It might be one car or more if there are more participants.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is in English, but can also be organized in Polish, Russian, if booked at least 48 hours in advance, subject to availability
  • The tour is organized by the local NGO, The Foundation of Positive Promotion of Nowa Huta
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

based on 154 reviews

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All round excellent trip. Awesome experience being picked up in such an old car and taken back to literally another time. The guide (Mateusz) was genuinely passionate about the topic and you could see he loved every moment of telling you all about his home town. A must do in krakow!

March 28, 2023

We had Matthew (with the long hair) as our guide. His passion for the history of the region and his work was evident, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly, offering us advice about the best restaurants in the area as well. Highly recommend this unique experience.

March 28, 2023

The minute we met Mateusz & saw the little yellow Polski Fiat 126 we knew this was going to be an unforgettable tour. We had visited Nowa Huta before but had only really scratched the surface. Mateusz has excellent knowledge of the area which brought it to life for us. As well as the main centre with map and picture references of before and after,we also visited the steelworks which is a must for anyone interested in life during the Communist regime. Gill was very interested in the housing in NH how it worked then and now,Mateusz was very interesting to listen to,as he spoke about sizing of properties and who lived where during the communist era,and the differences now.He explained the difference in sizes was allocated depending on solo/couple or family occupancy,but all with bathrooms and kitchen areas. This was such a splendid tour showing you the workings of a city primarily built as a utopian ideal.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 112579