Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Tour code: 5752_10
  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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  • Details
Explore Krakow’s district of Nowa Huta on a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour by authentic communist-era minibus. With a guide, learn about its history as a communist industrial center after World War II, and see its architecture on a 30-minute walk. Hear how the workers rose up against Soviet rule, ending Nowa Huta’s status as a model communist community. Afterward, explore historic Krakow on a hop-on, hop-off tour. Leave your bus at any stop to delve into landmarks such as Wawel Castle and the Schindler's Factory: you set the pace and the places to see!


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
Your Krakow sightseeing tour starts with hotel pickup in an authentic communist-era minibus, equipped with specially designed audio commentary. Travel back in time with your guide to Soviet-era Nowa Huta, approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of the city center.

As you ride down the streets of Nowa Huta in your minibus, learn about the district’s origins: after World War II ended, the communist regime planned the suburb of Nowa Huta as a location of heavy industry with a major steel factory. Hear how the district went from being a center of communist propaganda to a place of protest against Soviet control.

See examples of Nowa Huta’s characteristic architecture and hear fascinating tales from your guide about the challenges faced in the district during the communist era. After your 2.5-hour tour, which includes 30 minutes of walking around the district, finish in the Old Town. Here, your guide will give you a 24-hour hop-on, hop-off tour ticket to use in your free time.

Your ticket lets you use the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus to explore this beautiful medieval city. Absorb fantastic views of the landmarks as you travel, and hop off at any of the 7 stops that interest you most. See Wawel Hill, the epicenter of royal power during the 17th century or visit the poignant Schindler’s Factory — it’s up to you!

Listen to informative commentary as you travel and use the complimentary map to decide the stops where you want to disembark. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use and you can hop on and hop off as frequently as you like!

Please see the itinerary below for a full list of Krakow hop-on, hop-off stops.

Schedule details

Departure Point:
Your centrally located Krakow hotel
Departure Time:
Now Huta: See booking confirmation for your selected departure time

The hop-on, hop-off bus tour runs every 40-45-minutes
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Tour returns to 28 Grodzka Street in Krakow Old Town, south of Rynek Glowny

Pricing information

Krakow Sightseeing Combo: Nowa Huta and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Example of communist-era minibus

  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by minibus with audio commentary for the Nowa Huta tour
  • Driver/guide
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Live commentary on board the hop-on hop-off tour
    • Hotel drop-off
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance fees
    Additional Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    Krakow Hop-on Hop-off Bus Stops:
    • Wawel Hill (Wawel Castle)
    • Kosciuszki's Mound
    • Jewish Quarter (Dajwor St.)
    • Schindler's Factory
    • Basztowa (Basztowa LOT)
    • Bagatela Theatre
    • National Museum
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    Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.