Tours & activities by Sacred Destinations from Viator

  • Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $44.34

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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.

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Departure Dates:
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

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10am Departure
Code: 1000DPT

Departs at 10am

USD $44.34
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12:30pm Departure
Code: 1230DPT

Departs at 12:30pm

USD $44.34
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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.

    Traveler Reviews

    Reviewed by: Marcie, April 2013

    The weather was treacherous and our guide was delayed some 15 min because of the snow. We had a second tour booked in the afternoon which meant we had to get back slightly earlier that normal. He was very accommodating, charismatic and funny. Passionate about his country and people and especially Nowa Huta (being a resident himself!!) Even without formally studying English, his grasp of the language and ability to make universal jokes, had us and a Dutch couple in stitches. It was as cold inside the Nisa as it was outside, but this iconic vehicle got us everywhere we needed to, no matter how much snow was thrown at it. Definitely an experience worth having.

    Reviewed by: marthatafich, October 2014

    La parte de Nova Huta fué excelente. El guia habia vivido ahi por mas de 30 años y conocia muy bien la ciudad, el ambiente y las circunstancias. No tomamos el Hop-On Hop-Off porque no conseguimos los boletos. Las instrucciones decian que los recogieramos en el hotel y ahi no sabian nada.