Meet your guide at your hotel in Krakow and, after a brief walk, catch a tram to the Nowa Huta neighborhood. As you travel east, learn more about the history behind the district, initially designed as a model Soviet city in the postwar era.
Upon arriving, check out the Soviet architecture in the main square and hear about the district's colossal steelworks program, from which it takes its name. Discover how the area became a stronghold for the anti-Soviet resistant movement and see where Lenin's statue once stood.
Pause to relax with a complimentary drink inside the legendary Stylowa restaurant, the most opulent establishment at one time. Soak up the atmosphere of the era as you study the interior décor, hardly touched since communist times.
Afterward, hit the streets to explore, passing a Cold War tank, air raid shelters and the old Sphinx cinema, built to provide entertainment in the Soviet period.
See the People’s Theatre, where the community staked a cross to demand a Catholic church in 1960. Then, continue to the impressive Lord’s Ark Church, constructed as a result of the protest.
Your 4-hour tour will conclude with a tram ride back to Krakow, followed by drop-off at your hotel.