Crazy Guides - Private Tours

Crazy Guides - Private Tours

Crazy Guides - Private Tours
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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!
Krakow, Poland

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Morgan C
Krakow, Poland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This should be a must-do on anyone visiting Krakow's list. Our driver Maciek picked us up at our desired location and was super punctual. He was a great and highly knowledgeable ambassador for Trabant cars, Krakow and Nowa Huta. He regaled us with highly informative facts as well as personal anecdotes on the way to Nowa Huta and back. It really was like a trip back in time, a very good one, and it was really amazing to see all the architecture and history of this place. I highly recommend this experience. It shows you a very interesting and surprising aspect of Krakow: yes, the city centre and all the places to eat, drink and be merry are great, but this is something quite unique. You really should try it!
Written October 2, 2022
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Jacqueline J
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
Booked this on advice of our cab driver. We were picked up in a Trabant with Katolina (sorry didn’t ask spelling) anyway it was such a great experience her knowledge was incredible and the cafe and Milk bar we were taken to were excellent. Proper realist tour not churned out by a bored guide. Highly recommended if you want something a little different.
Written February 16, 2023
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karohelga
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Group of 11, we got the Communism tour with lunch in Workers' canteen, in the Smuggler's Van from the 1990s and communist car Soviet Lada.
The tour guides were fantastic, energized and fun.
Dressed up in costumes, had alot of humor and great stories to tell.
Written November 27, 2022
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Janie S
London, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
I was in Krakow with all of my family to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. I booked a tour more than two months up front and I took the trouble to reconfirm the booking 5 days ahead. We were deeply disappointed to left stranded with no advance warning. These people are unreliable, do not book a tour with them!
Written October 18, 2017
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hillcrestuk
Kent28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Solo
I thought this would be a fun way to round off my trip to Krakow, I'd seen so much of the fascist era that to even things out politically I went from seeing what the far right had done to what the far left did too. I decided to take a 'crazy' tour in a Trabant to Nowa Huta, a communist town commissioned by Lenin in the post war period to the east of Krakow.

There are a choice of tours, the one I opted for cost around £35 and included a long tour of the area, lunch, a visit to a communist standard issue apartment (with a vodka and pickled gherkin thrown in for good measure) and a go at driving the Trabant. The guide was very knowledgeable - but also a little dull, and after a couple of hours in his company I was quite glad to bid him farewell. The Trabant is slow, smelly, noisy and uncomfortable. I can see why they use them, but after the initial novelty wore off I started to dislike it intensely! The test drive did nothing to change my opinion.

Overall I would recommend the tour, the guide makes or breaks it as it’s quite a personal experience, so fingers crossed you get one of the original crazy crew and not Mr Boringpants.
Written August 2, 2011
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Hi, Thanks a lot for your opinion. As I understood all in all you enjoyed the tour with Crazy Guides but you're not satisfied with a Trabant and your guide. About Trabant - I can't help with that:) they're small, noisy, smelly and slow but this is the experiance we want to provide so I think we gonna stick to them:) even though that we now that Trabant can be annoying (specialy when it brakes down in the middle of the tour) But it is unacceptable for us to have someone who might be called Boringpants (btw cool nick name). We've recently hired few new guides and we're still trying them out, if they're entertaining enough. It is most important for us to keep high quality of service and provide as much fun as possible in 4h tour. So we kindly ask you to let us know who was your guide or if you don't remember his name pls let me know date and pick up time of your tour so I can check it Hope that you'll understand us and help us keep Crazy Guides standards All the best to you Rgrds Qba CrazyGuides
Written August 18, 2011
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charliewhitehorn
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Friends
Not impressed with Crazy Guides - did not turn up today & no explanation.... Waisted my afternoon when could have done something else...
Written August 19, 2012
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va-traveler-TRIP
Virginia662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The night we arrived in Krakow we asked our hotel to contact Crazy Guides and set us up for a tour the next morning.

We traveled with Crazy Guides to the communist planned community of Nowa Huta. It's a cult tour that includes speeding around town (often with screeching tires!) in a Trabant (a communist era car) with a guide who can tell stories about what it was like to live in Nowa Huta under communism. Our guide's father was not a party member, and he remembers that his family of 5 lived in a one-room apt while they were on a 15 yr waitlist for a larger apartment. The main square's name has been changed to Ronald Reagan Square. We stopped in a restaurant there for a tequila shot (included in the tour) and an overview of the area.

We visited inside one of the ugly concrete block apartment high rises that we saw in every town occupied by communists. The tour company purchased one of the apartments and has kept furnishings intact. As guides come across relevant items, they add them to the collection here. We saw a notebook where someone recorded notes from a class about how to correctly perform searches on people on the street.

Nearby is the great steelworks factory, originally named for Lenin. We quickly took a picture of the main entrance as our guide told us to put away cameras because the guards would not allow photos. This factory was the forced workplace for many intellectuals and others who the communists felt threatened by in Krakow. It caused horrible pollution.

This tour is a unique experience that I would recommend for people who will not be offended by the guide's casual style and wild driving. We loved it, and it was one of the most memorable events of our 3 weeks in central Europe.
Written July 9, 2008
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blueandwhitehoops
reading, berkshire, UK1,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
We spent a very interesting day with Martin (don't know how to spell Polish version) who was very informative and knowledgable. If you want to do something a bit off the wall but want to learn about recent Polish history under the Communist regime take this tour. We got picked up in the Trabbant bang on time from our hotel where we were taken for a drink to the restaurant where Secret Police visited - then we had an informative tour around the square in Nowa Huta. We went to the flat and that was like stepping into a different era in the 1970's - we visited the gates of the steel works and went for lunch at an original Milk Bar. It was a great day and worth every penny.
Written October 5, 2012
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Miss-Haversham
Hartley Wintney, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
A fascintating glimpse into what was to be a Communist Utopia on the outskirts of Krakow. Kornelia really brought it to life after picking us up at our apartment in an old blue Trabant, which drew some attention as it rattled noisily along the streets on the way to Nowa Huta She was very knowledgeable about the area and it was an entertaining few hours in her company – plus the Polish Vodka whilst watching a Propaganda film went down well with my husband! Thank you, Kornelia, for a snapshot both of Communist life in Nowa Huta under the shadow of Lenin’s giant statue (!) and everyday life in Poland today.
Written October 12, 2018
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Jbuhl
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We had a fantastic afternoon with Jurek. He picked us up exactly on time in the Trabant.
Later he showed us its engine and fuel gauge (a dipstick). We had a lovely visit while he told us all about Nowa Huta and life under the communist regime. We enjoyed visiting the "apartment" and watching the film. I would highly recommend this tour. Their website is easy to navigate and the cost is quite reasonable.
Written June 18, 2018
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