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NOWA HUTA TOUR

BOOKING AND INFO-PACK ABOUT NOWA HUTA TOURS WITH ENHA TRIP

NOWA HUTA TOUR - WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

Are you interested in visiting Nowa Huta? Are you worried about missing interesting sights without an experienced tour guide? Well, fear no more! Project eNHa trip has you covered!

The starting point of the tour can be anywhere in Krakow. Then we take our stylish retro-communist vehicles for a ride through the center of Nowa Huta. During the ride, our guide will show you old photos for comparison of how much things have changed since the city was first built and offer insight on Nowa Huta’s recent history. Once the tour is over you will be taken back to the city center (scroll down to the itinerary for more).

The tour vehicles are especially what makes the drive so charming. You will the opportunity to ride a classic Polish Fiat 126 model called “Maluch” – which literally means “Small One” or “Toddler” – a car which has been popular in Poland for a very long time, and is even said to be highly appreciated by Oscar winning actor Tom Hanks. If the car is too small for your group, there are other, bigger automobiles waiting for you as well, such as Nysa, a larger Fiat, or even an UAZ, all classic eastern block cars models with rich, fascinating history behind them.

For a special, extended tour, we offer a visit to one of our historic shelters, and to see in person what socialist era appartment interior design was like up close – experience the atmosphere of communist Poland first hand!

NOWA HUTA TOUR OPTIONS

THE DESCRIBED OPTIONS CAN BE SELECTED IN THE BOOKING FORM

Extend your tour with:
Steelworks offices PLN 30 / person 45 min
Steelworks command shelter  PLN 30 / person 45 min
Steelworks offices + shelter PLN 60 / person 1.5h

NOWA HUTA TOUR PRICES

Prices may vary depending on the vehicle of choice, but standard 2-people tour by Fiat 126 costs 330 PLN (with an English-speaking guide, if requested). All prices are tax-inclusive.

Participants Vechicle of choice  Price
1 Fiat 126 PLN 300
2-3 Lada 2101, Lada 2102, Fiat 126 PLN 250 pp
4 Lada 2101, UAZ 452 PLN 200 pp
5 and more UAZ 452, Nysa, Żuk PLN 170 pp

To book a tour now, we recommend the booking form below or a call or text through Whatsapp 

  at +48 791 605 879

NOWA HUTA CLASSIC TOUR ITINERARY

BASIC 2.5 HOUR VERSION ON VINTAGE CARS

A stroll through the Central Square and Roses Avenue – the spot where once stood the biggest statue of Lenin in all Poland, before it was taken down in 1989. See the remains of Socialist Realism architecture in the heart of the town, and learn more about the urban layout of a city, and the history of its construction.

The main gates of Nowa Huta steelworks, and the grand entrance to Kombinat office buildings, together with the famous sign “Huta im. T. Sendzimira” (meaning “T. Sendzimir’s Steelworks”) – altered after the fall of communism. Learn about Kombinat’s history and the huge steelworks initiative, which was the reason why the new city was founded.

A great opportunity to take some pictures with a genuine polish IS2 tank, which took part in real battles on the eastern front of WWII, and which still stands proudly in Nowa Huta, thematically appropriate right next to the Military Effort Museum and the Ludowy Theater.

St. Mary’s Church of the Lord’s Arc – the first church built in Nowa Huta after a long campaign by local people, as the original communist town had no churches at all. It later became a symbol and rebellion base against the socialist regime.

NOWA HUTA EXTENDED TOUR OPTIONS

TOURS UP TO 4 HOURS ON VINTAGE CARS WITH EXTRAS

Look around Kombinat Steelworks former offices, carefully preserved from 20th century, all of which stand upon one of Nowa Huta’s historic underground shelters. See more here
Descend into one Nowa Huta’s of military shelters, which served as headquarters in times of emergency – one of the many traces of Cold War around Nowa Huta. Entrance ticket just 15 PLN, tour guide included. See more here


Experience the charm of a coffee or lunch break at the iconic Stylowa Restaurant, a place with rich historical significance

Embark on a nostalgic journey back to the heart of Krakow’s center in vintage cars after your exploration of Nowa Huta.

VINTAGE CARS OF THE SOCIALIST ERA

Take a trip in the company of expert guides, keen to share their history and their love of their city. Pickups from any destination within the city, as well as a drive back to the city center, are all included in our tour offer. eNHa TRIP offers plenty of authentic vehicles from the socialist era, for the added effect of “travelling through time”: take a pick between Polish Fiat 126 model “Maluch”, Lada 2101, classic Nysa, Żuk, or even a soviet army van model UAZ 452!

And for those who prefer comfort over travelling in style, you can book a trip in a regular modern car too – we strive for maximum satisfaction and will tailor the tour to your needs and wishes.

FIAT 126p

3 seats

Manufactured in Poland in 1972-2000, a classic model commonly nicknamed “Maluch” – which literally means “Small One” or “Toddler”, with the engine output of 24 horsepower (almost 18 KWh). Popular since it came out – as Tom Hanks himself can attest – it’s practically a cultural icon. You think 3 passangers couldn’t fit? Find out for yourself!

ŁADA 2101

4 seats

Manufactured in the Soviet Union in 1970-1988. Otherwise known as Waz 2101, also commonly nicknamed “Kopeyka” (meaning “penny” in Russian), it was the first model in a series of a Soviet passenger cars, based on italian model of Fiat 124. Lada quickly became a real hit in the USSR. Recommended passanger number is 3-4 people.

Żuk A 07

7-8 seats

The Żuk (pl. beetle) was a van and light truck produced in Lublin, Poland, between 1958 and 1998 by FSC. It was based on FSO Warszawa, which in turn was based on the Soviet passenger car GAZ-M20 Pobeda. The chassis, suspension and engine from FSO Warszawa formed the basis of the Żuk and the Nysa light vans designed in the late 1950s.

NYSA 522

7-8 seats

produced in the town of Nysa, Poland, between 1958-1994. ZSD Nysa van was considered more comfortable and spacious than its sibling Żuk (meaning “Bug” in Polish). Vaguely reminiscent of an old-fashioned firetruck, although typically it came in blue. It served as a common vehicle for military police during the communist era.

UAZ 452

7-8 seats

belongs to a family of off-road vans, produced at the Ulyanovsk city in Russia, produced since 1965 till present day! Because of the external similarities to a loaf of bread, the vehicle became commonly known as Буханка (bukhanka, meaning “loaf” in Russian). Commonly comes in dark military colors, such as green, brown or gray.

VIDEO OF NOWA HUTA TOUR

  • star rating  Think two hours touring an abandoned administrative building might be boring? Think again. Our guide was so knowledgeable that every detail was a revelation. A sure bet for anyone interested... read more

    avatar thumb JessicaH825
    29 December 2022

    star rating  A fascinating tour of the 1950's administration building and the underground bomb shelters giving a great insight into the communist era. Mateusz is an entertaining and knowledgeable guide speaking excellent... read more

    avatar thumb R0gerAndJulie
    18 December 2022

    star rating  We loved the Nowa Huta and Cold War Shelter tour, it was our favourite part of our visit to Krakow. Our guide was extremally knowledgable, enthusiastic and fun. I'm Polish... read more

    avatar thumb Natalia K
    10 September 2022
  • star rating  Incredible tour of the ideal communist city by a foundation that’s not a regular tour company - 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... read more

    crashlander8
    21 April 2022

    star rating  A different type of history to the centre of Krakow and well worth a visit. - 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... read more

    porkmummy
    24 October 2019

    star rating  Fascinating tour and great fun - 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.

    Yishay Y
    17 October 2019
  • star rating  So interesting! - Brilliant tour of the administrative building of the steel works with underground bunker. Guide spoke excellent English. Our tweenage kids enjoyed it too. Highly recommend for 25 zloty each.

    globalfamily186338
    30 August 2019

    star rating  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 had travelled back to the 1950’s to the communist... read more

    Tour2011_11
    20 August 2019

    star rating  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... read more

    avatar thumb chrisnr0b
    28 June 2019
  • star rating  amazing tour, fun and knowledgable guide - 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

    Matt P
    25 March 2019

    star rating  Really interesting tour - This was a really interesting and engaging tour, the best thing we did in Krakow. Our tour guide was excellent.

    656tamaraw
    7 December 2018

    star rating  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 meet you. Matthew was our guide and took us... read more

    ErnieH472
    13 November 2018

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