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Trip Around Nowa Huta - Krakow provided by Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty

Trip Around Nowa Huta - Krakow

Trip Around Nowa Huta - Krakow
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All the hotels in Krakow. If you like to get to Nowa Huta on your own then meeting point is on Plac Centralny
  • plac Centralny Imienia Ronalda Reagana b1, 31-956 Kraków, Poland
  • Airports:
  • J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport, Krakow Poland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please contact us just after booking the tour to arrange all the details as meeting point, time, language, car availability etc.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • All the hotels in Krakow. If you like to get to Nowa Huta on your own then meeting point is on Plac Centralny
  • plac Centralny Imienia Ronalda Reagana b1, 31-956 Kraków, Poland
  • Airports:
  • J. Paul II Balice Intl Airport, Krakow Poland
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please contact us just after booking the tour to arrange all the details as meeting point, time, language, car availability etc.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    plac Centralny Imienia Ronalda Reagana b1
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Nowa Huta Cultural Centre
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Church of Our Lady Queen of Poland
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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crashlander8
New York18 contributions
If you’re at all curious about Poland under communist rule, this tour is incredible. The tour is by a foundation that promotes Nowa Huta as a heritage site, so it’s not a regular tour company. My guide genuinely cared about the history, because it’s his family’s history. He was fantastic. You get picked up in a 1980s communist era car, extremely small and a trip back in time. I had a private tour, so it was really a conversation with the fantastic guide. I highly recommend it.
Written April 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MateuszNH
Thank you for your opinion. Our team is happy that you had such wonderfull experience with us.
Written April 22, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maya Maceka
Hamilton, Canada233 contributions
Apr 2015 • Couples
Nowa Huta is a hidden gem and exceeded all of my expectations. I came to the town expecting to spend a couple hours and ended up spending the entire day and then coming back a week later to see what I had missed!

I found the communist architecture to be a really great photo opportunity. Although it can look depressing at times, it is important to remember this piece of history. In Spring 2015, the main square is currently under construction which definitely takes away from the visit itself. Nonetheless, walking down Rose Avenue is a great place to people watch and grab some photos. On the northern end of the street, there is an amazing "hungry window" to get a bite called Pingwinek. They serve cheap ice cream, waffles, hamburgers, fries, and more.

I completely recommend doing the "Nowa Huta Walk" that you can easily find on one of the large maps around the Central Square. This walk can easily take up an entire day and will definitely give you a full sense of what Nowa Huta has to offer. There are several amazing parks in the area that make a great place to have picnic or enjoy the sunshine. You can find Jan Matejko's cottage beside a traditional wooden church that is apart of a UNESCO site. There are several unique churches within the town.

Hop on tram #4 from Krakow and visit Nowa Huta. It will cost you under 7PLN roundtrip and is a great day trip! Rick Steeves even came here, check out his video on Youtube!
Written April 11, 2015
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porkmummy
Plumpton, UK86 contributions
Oct 2019
Once you've had your fill of the castle with a dragon, the trumpeter playing every hour on the hour, horse-drawn carriages and olde-worlde buildings it's time to find something else to do. We would highly recommend a trip to Nowa Huta. Having grown up in the 70s/80s I knew about the Cold War but nothing about what it was like to live in the Eastern Bloc. I expected Nowa Huta to be ugly, dark, cramped and horrible.
To give the weather credit it was very foggy first thing so our first impressions of Nowa Huta were gloomy, grey and damp - it all felt very Communist.
We met our guide Mateusz a short walk from our accomodation as the car couldn't come into the very centre of the old town. He had a 1976 Lada for us. There was another couple with us at the start of the tour and the other guide came along in a Polski Fiat 126 so we were able to swap between cars which gave us a feel of being in a typical family car and a luxury party members car.
We started our tour in Nowa Huta in 'rose alley' which has been renamed after Ronald Reagan. Mateusz had photos of what it used to look like to give us a good idea of the area in the past including when it had the statue of Lenin. We then visited the steelworks administration centre - just the hallway not the centre itself followed by a museum nuclear bunker. Finally we saw a tank outside a block, heard why it faced the wrong way and then visited the Arka Pana church. The other couple with us then left and we continued on to visit the 1950s flat. This flat is only seen by people visiting with the Fundacja Promocji Nowej Huty and was tiny. We ended up in a milk bar and had a variety of foods for lunch before being driven back.
Mateusz was an excellent guide and happy to answer any of our questions however random. He is very enthusiastic about the topic and the area.
If you get the chance to go to NH then definitely go.
Written October 24, 2019
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N S
14 contributions
Nov 2018
This was a really interesting and engaging tour, the best thing we did in Krakow. Our tour guide was excellent.
Written December 7, 2018
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Yishay Y
Modiin, Israel8 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Fascinating tour with an outstanding guide, Matthew (Mateusz). Lots of very interesting stories about Poland then and now, all in a fun to ride in Polski Fiat.
Written October 17, 2019
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chrisnr0b
Perrysburg, OH3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
This tour gives you a unique look at communist Poland. Make sure to sign up to go to the bomb shelter. Our guide, Mateusz, was knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Don't miss this tour; it is definitely worth the time and money. So different!
Written June 28, 2019
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Carpentr
New Malden, UK179 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We took a trip with the eNHa people, who are locals trying to convince tourists and other Poles that Nowa Huta has history and interest of its own. They can take you there in a Fiat 126 - the dream car of the inhabitants of the area in communist days.

We weren't able to visit the museum in the evening, so were very grateful for such a knowledgable guide. I was impressed that they're not trying to see NH in an ironic 'how awful were the communists' way, but instead celebrating the idealism and quality architecture of the time while making it clear that society was very differently organised at that time. (It's easy to forget that in Britain at that point we were buiding prefabs...)

In retrospect it would have better to go during the day, when more is available to see, and it would have been nice to see inside one of the apartments, especially if there are any in original condition. It's sad that it's impossible to see any of the steelworks itself - I would imagine that this would be a big draw in itself if it could be organised.

It's a perfect foil to a visit to historic Krakow, so despite the cynicism of many Poles I defintely recommend this.
Written September 4, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the tour with eNHa Trip team! We are pleased that you liked our way of showing the Nowa Huta. We invite you again at the day time to see even more! eNHa Trip
Written September 6, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sebastian A
Krakow, Poland1 contribution
Dec 2015
„During my visit to Krakow, a friend and I decided to head out to Nova Huta, which was built after the Second World War, about 10 kilometers away from the old center of Krakow by the Soviets as a communistic alternative to the old Krakow center. We met Mateusz from eNHa TRIP Project of Foundation of Nova Huta and he offered to show us around, because it was a Sunday afternoon and he had some spare time. He drove us in his awesome old car and showed us all the incredibly interesting highlights of this relatively unknown part of Krakow. His enthusiasm, positive energy and passion for history and for Nova Huta are incredible. Mateusz was born and raised in Nova Huta, which is evidenced by his extensive knowledge of the city. I can very highly recommend a tour with him, it’s so worth your money and time, it provides a unique insight into communistic times, culture and architecture.”
Written December 14, 2015
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Matt P
1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Couples
fun packed tour and a great intro to the history Poland and the world of communism. A lot of fun and very interesting. a must
Written March 25, 2019
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globalfamily186338
globalfamily186338
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So interesting!
Brilliant tour of the administrative building of the steel works with underground bunker. Guide spoke excellent En
Tour2011_11
Tour2011_11
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Excellent Tour of Admin Buildings of the Nowa Huta Steelworks
Tour of the administrative offices and underground bunker of the steel works was excellent. It was just as if we h
ErnieH472
ErnieH472
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eHNa trip of buildings and shelter
Booked tickets online and took tram 73 to steelworks. Info point is in left hand building where your guide will mee
Albert_Figueras
Albert_Figueras
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Do not miss this tour!
Krakow is much more than the touching experience of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Jewish quarter and the castle. The Sov
AnInspectorCalls_Rob
AnInspectorCalls_Rob
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Visiting the Communist district and learning about Soviet rule in Kraków is not going to be for everyone, but - as
Minkymonkey
Minkymonkey
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A Must See
Easy to get to on the tram. Spend all day walking around.There is a self guided walk you can do by following the in
marftrip
marftrip
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A different side of Krakow worth seeing!
I didn’t even know about this area till I arrived in Krakow, so scrambled a bit trying to figure out how to visit.
happyholsglasgow2018
happyholsglasgow2018
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Visited with a knowledgeable guide
We went here on a walkative tour and found it very interesting. I can understand those who travelled on their own b
JrnyJunkie
JrnyJunkie
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Interesting to see.
Interesting to see, so glad that the Communist era in Poland is over; it must have been very bleak; the ugly archit
tarjak2014
tarjak2014
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Interesting ”show room”
Nowa Huta was built for a socialist show room in the 1950’s but it came also some kind of central place to support
GreyNomad27
GreyNomad27
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Well worth the effort
We went here on our own on tram No 4 because the tours were fully booked. Fascinating place, much better than we ex
steven c
steven c
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must visit
great buildings,stunning views,friendly people, younger people speak english,older not so much ,great place to wond
steven c
steven c
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must visit
time warp setting in the offices and shelter ,fantastic tour ,very informative guide,very friendly,,tour price good
anne f
anne f
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Nowa Huta - Steelworks
Fantastic glimpse into a former era in Poland’s history. The workers & managers were still divided by a different c
T0urist7
T0urist7
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soc real architecture
Nowa Huta was built by the communists in the 1950s. This is an example of pretty ugly soc-realistic architecture. T
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