Post Socialistic City Tour


Off-the-beaten-track experience

Take our funky retro tour in a legendary 1970’s car Škoda 120 or in fabulous 1980’s car Škoda 105, both Made in Czechoslovakia, through the off-the-beaten-track places of the communist past, as well as recent transformations in Košice, the metropolis of Eastern Slovakia.

Visit vast concrete housing estate areas, a socialistic district build on a meadow, a Cold War shelter, an abandoned magnesite factory and a railway tunnel, neighborhoods of rich and poor, a local pub, former barracks, a brewery and a swimming pool transformed intoa  cultural venue and many unique places. Local insights guaranteed!

There is 2 hour basic tour or 4 hour tour De Luxe.


Please note that in some cases (winter conditions, car repairs etc.) we can not guarantee the retro car. 21st century modern car will be used instead for transportation.

2 hour Košice tour

Sites covered during 2 hour post-socialistic city tour may vary a bit, but this is more or less what you will see:

| Central square, a place of liberation during the world war II and 20 years later the place of military intervention by the same army

| The biggest and the most modern shopping centre in Slovakia during the socialism time

| Military complex transformed to a modern cultural centre awarded as the Best architecture in Slovakia 2014

| A river in our historical downtown converted to 4-way road

| A swimming pool transformed into the cultural venue

| 22 thousand square meters of administration called White House, Headquarters of local Communist Party

| The largest Mural in Czechoslovakia located on prefabricated socialist appartment block

| Terasa, KVP, Ťahanovce and other large estates from concrete-panel tower blocks

| Abandoned and destroyed Magnesit factory and other industrial objects, the symbols of post-industrial transformations and new capitalist developments

+ Slovak national drink and tasty authentic waffle bar - all inclusive

4 hour city tour De Luxe

Sites covered during 4 hour post-socialistic city tour De Luxe may vary a bit, but this is more or less what you will see:

2 hour authentic Košice city tour

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| Communist architecture in the city Košice (socialist realism, functionalism, brutalism)

| East Slovakian Steelworks - a factory with the biggest impact to city Košice

| Completely new socialistic city built as a satellite industrial town

| Genuine luxury hotel with an unique authentic 70´s spirit

| Oversized iconic statues and sculptures of communist leaders

| Emergency reservoir of of service water made available to the public for recreational purposes

| Atomic shelter from the Cold War

| Abandoned railway tunnel

| Authentic experience with driving legendary Skoda car

+ Local drink in authentic pub /krčma/

+ Unique experience of driving iconic & authentic car Skoda

PRICE PER PERSON

2-hour tour
€35 (2 participants)
€27 (3 participants)
€23 (4 participants*)


4-hour tour
€49 (2 participants)
€39 (3 participants)
€32 (4 participants*)


*squeezed at the back seats

DETAILS

Duration: 2 or 4 hours

Availability: all year round

Included: Vintage 1970's / 1980's Škoda car, transport, guide, authentic biscuit and drink

Meeting point: Main street 1 or your accommodation

Time: according to agreement

Book or enquire about authentic tour

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