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Crazy Guides - Private Tours

#43 of 472 Tours in Krakow
Krakow, Poland
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About Crazy Guides - Private Tours
Europe’s most famous alternative tours company!Join the Crazy Guides team on one of our personalized Krakow Tours and see the true sights of this amazing city. Our famous Communism Tours were created to change the typical guided tour, packed with tonnes of boring names and dates, into a real interactive adventure. With the help of your Crazy Guide, and a funky Eastern bloc Trabant automobile, you will travel back in time to discover the fascinating history of Nowa Huta, Krakow’s communist district, and experience for yourself life as it was in the “good ol’ days”. All of our young and energetic team were carefully selected by Crazy Mike, our beloved Leader and founder of Crazy Guides, so you can be sure that you’ll get the best Crazy Krakow Tours service on the planet!Crazy Guides are our way of life… Come ride with us Comrade!
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fleckers167 wrote a review Oct 8
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom75 contributions25 helpful votes
We saw this tour recently on an episode of a British travel programme, and thought we'd quite like to do it for ourselves. Contacted Crazy Guides at pretty short notice as we weren't sure which day we would have free. "Crazy Mike" responded quickly and they very kindly fitted us in for later that day. Our guide, Kornelia, was a little late picking us up owing to the unreliable nature of the old Trabants. But she kept us informed, which we really appreciated. The little car was great, and managed to stay running for the duration of the tour. Kornelia was fantastic; so friendly, interesting, extremely knowledgeable, and her English was exceptional. She obviously loves her job, and she described it as like going out for a drive with friends. We're so glad we were able to book this tour, it was the highlight of our Kraków trip.
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Weminuche wrote a review Aug 2021
Fort Collins, Colorado64 contributions32 helpful votes
We loved the Communism Tour! The Trabant was ok but the Polski "baby" Fiat even better for that pre-1989 feel. Nowa Huta was not what I expected from a planned communist city, it was actually really nice. Our guides were VERY knowledgeable of Polish history and fun to talk to. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Joel R wrote a review Jun 2021
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The car was fun and it got a lot of stares as we drove around, but it should not have been the focus of the tour. While I did see a bit of how communists lived outside of Krakow, far too much of the information presented was about engine sizes and fuel gauges and Fiats made here and there and Skodas and Russian engines vs. Polish engines… We did 4 excursion tours and 2 walking tours while in Krakow and this was my 6th favorite activity. Still gave it 3 stars, because it was interesting to see a bit of a planned community and it was fun, just didn’t expect it to be so focused on the car itself. Also, we paid extra for the deluxe option and the bunker was the highlight of the tour, but I wouldn’t recommend the deluxe. The meal costs virtually nothing, so you’re better off taking a cab to a milkbar of your own and we were not offered the Polish vodka, even though we paid for it.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from 507panm, Owner at Crazy Guides - Private Tours
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Thx for the review :) Vintage cars are an important part of the tour, some people book it just because of the cars. As you had a chance to be driven in 2 different cars on the tour, maybe you just got more info about cars than usual. Nowa Huta district is a post industrial area, rarely visited by tourists, that is why we organize tours there, as we show alternative sights in Krakow. In our opinion this history is fascinating, but it's totally incomparable to regular tours you did in Krakow (Old Town, Auschwitz, Salt Mine). We try to be alternative, a lot of people book our tours from the reason, that we are alternative and we do not guide in popular spots packed with tourists, as we want to show some real vibe of the city. I understand you might not be fascinated with Nowa Huta, but we cannot help for that :) As for the Deluxe option, it's more expensive as it includes entrance to bunkers (museum) and a lunch. Regarding the price of the Deluxe option, please note it's a private tour, with vintage car that is more expensive in maintaining than new ones, and also 50% of the price goes directly to Viator and Polish tax office, so our mark-up is really minimal. All the best Mike Ostrowski - owner
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Glynis55 wrote a review Oct 2020
29 contributions55 helpful votes
Having been to Krakow many times I looked for something different to do. My step son has come to live here with his Polish girlfriend and the 4 of us took the Communist tour. We were met outside our apartment by our 2 guides in a Lada and a Trabant. We kept switching cars to exlerience both. Our guides were very knowledgable and added their and their families own experiences. We saw a great deal which included the purpose built town, a shop which had changed very little, a cafe, outside the factory and a typical flat from the soviet era. This combined with vodka and good laughs made up an ideal afternoon. Highly recommended.
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Response from 507panm, Owner at Crazy Guides - Private Tours
Responded Oct 15, 2020
We are very happy you enjoyed the Communism Tour with us! Thank you very much for a great feedback!
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Val v wrote a review Feb 2020
Krakow, Poland20 contributions29 helpful votes
Nice alternative to explore Krakow area. Really cool guide/driver, cool car, interesting history. Recommended if you want to do something unusual or learn more about communism.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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