Join this Krakow tour to get an inside guide to cooking Polish food in the home of a local home cook and shop at the farmers’ market.
- Experience Krakow through the flavours of local cuisine.
- Snap panoramic views of the Royal Castle and Cathedral.
- Learn what goes into making authentic pierogi and why they are a Polish delicacy.
- Discover the local soup phenomenon and the importance of smoked cheese at a hidden local haunt.
- Sample one of the thousands of local Polish beers and learn the best way to serve Bison vodka.
- Adults 18 years old and above
- Children 6 to 17 years old
- Private Tour (2 person minimum) Starting price per person
Food Tour of Krakow, Poland
Taste the real Krakow on this food tour of the best Polish bites and sites! Sample traditional fare of pierogies, zapiekanka, and oscypek at local hideaways and explore Krakow’s bustling markets and neighbourhoods. The perfect balance of cuisine and culture for a truly authentic, local experience!
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- We visit only locally-owned bars, restaurants and food vendors that are off the main tourist trail, ensuring that they benefit from tourism in their cities.
- Any leftover food not consumed on the tour is donated to the Ogniwo organisation to be redistributed to the homeless.
- We use only local transport (tram) or our feet so our carbon footprint is practically zero!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, appetizer, first and second course, local snack, 2 traditional alcoholic beverages (1 beer, 1 vodka shot), local fruit drink
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips & gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Meeting point: In front of the house at Mały Rynek 4 (4 Small Market Square, Old Town). Your guide will be wearing or holding something red with the Urban Adventures logo printed on it.
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- Starting time: 6.00 PM
- Ending point: Szeroka Street, Kazimierz Jewish Quarter
Learn about Krakow through the best local restaurants and bars on this walking tour of traditional Polish food and historical monuments. After all, the best way to understand how to live like a local is to eat like a local!
Get your first taste of Polish cuisine and local beer over a discussion on Polish gastronomy in Small Market Square. From there we head to Rynek Main Market Square, the vibrant historical heart of Krakow, to visit another fabulous hidden gem for a taste of soup so good they hold an annual festival for it.
Get your cameras out as we walk along Royal Way and catch the best panoramic view of the Royal Castle and Cathedral. Our Krakow food tour continues with an education in a national culinary treasure – pierogies! If you think you’ve had perogies, just wait until you get your paws on actual pierogies. That extra ‘i’ makes all the difference. Trust us.
With our belly full of Polish delicacies, we’ll walk through Kazimierz – formerly the Jewish quarter, a neighbourhood that has blossomed into a buzzing Bohemian mecca of unique restaurants, bars, and shops. We revisit the district’s roots with a taste of the local Jewish cuisine, a shot of Bison vodka, and a listen to the live music that spills out of every restaurant on the main street.
At the end of our Krakow tour, you’ll probably be pretty tempted to stick around Kazimierz, but you’re also welcome to walk back to the city centre with us. Regardless, be sure to ask your local guide for a rundown of the best-hidden haunts to spend the rest of a magical evening in Krakow.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Mrs. Susan C. from USA travelled on 09 Oct 2019:
Marta was fabulous!! A super guide, an interesting and knowledgeable person, a good enthusiast! All was perfect!!!
Ms. Mavis H. from Canada travelled on 02 Sep 2019:
This was an overall wonderful experience. Ula was great – congenial, fun, and informative.. Loved all the places we explored and the foods and drinks we tried. I’d did feel like an authentic and local experience, as advertised. So happy I did this tour which had been recommended by my friend who had done the same tour before.
Mrs. Tereza M. from Czech Republic travelled on 02 Sep 2019:
Food was delicious and our guide Olga was amazing, passionate for local food and her city, fun to be around, warm, attentive…truly like your local friend and very knowledgable as well. Olga brought us to great places, we would not find ourselves. Loved it! And I was soo full by the end of the tour. Great value for the money!
Mr. John B. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 Mar 2019:
Our guide Pavel was really knowledgable and enthusiastic. He took us to bars and bistros that we would never have found by ourselves for the best of Kraków’s food and beers. Even though there was only 4 of us the tour still went ahead. This is our second Urban Adventures gastro tour and we plan to do one on any future city breaks as it such a great alternative to a restaurant meal and costs little more to be honest.
Ms. Susan R. from Gibraltar travelled on 13 Dec 2018:
This was a wonderful tour hosted by Sabina. A fantastic host and we had the total pleasure of her company to ourselves. Apparently, two other people were supposed to be on our visit around Krakow, however they made a no show. Their loss totally.
The tour is well structured to give you a local feel through various destinations and as such a homely experience. We started off with sampling some local Kraft beers, before moving on to experience local soups and then food, in the former Jewish Quarter Truly delightful, ending in some walnut cake and vodka shots! Hey, it works!
It was a wonderful experience, only due to Sabina and her care and knowledge of history and expertise. She’s not only a wonderful ambassador for Urban Adventure, but also for her country. It was a total pleasure to spend the evening with her, share respective stories and experiences with her. Very recommended.
Mrs. Judith G. from USA travelled on 08 Dec 2018:
Sabina was a great host for the tour. She was very friendly snd grnuine, knew about the food and drinks, and was good fun. It was winderful to tour with a local who loves her city.
Mr. Shawn S. from USA travelled on 10 Nov 2018:
I’ve taken tours with Joanna, Olga, and Matthew and they have all been such knowledgeable and passionate about Kraków. I did a walking tour, beer tour, and food tour and they exceeded my expectations. I feel like I received great value and my guides were so personable and great storytellers.
Ms. Joy D. from Canada travelled on 31 Dec 2017:
It was great! It was just me and the guide, Tomas. It was a great way to explore the city, try food and drinks, and learn more about culture and history of the area. I would highly recommend 🙂
Mrs. Janet S. from USA travelled on 06 Jul 2017:
Marta was personable, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a real joy to be on a intimate tour with. This is our 2nd Urban Adventure tour and I just wish I had found you before now as we have traveled extensively in the last couple years. We look forward to our next tour with you in Paris.
Mrs. Louise D. from United Kingdom travelled on 28 Mar 2017:
very friendly guide / liked all the places we visited /overall price is expensive though in comparison to the cost of the food items in Poland and could put off some people
Mr. Tomasz K. from Spain travelled on 15 Dec 2016:
We had a great time with our enthusiastic guide Mateusz who took us to several local places where we had a chance to taste some really tasty food. Whenever you visit a city for the first time you never want to end up in a place where tourists eat. We were lucky to have Mateusz who kept us far away from those places and it felt as we were visiting Krakow reserved only for locals. This is great value for the price. I reckon that noone can finish this tour being hungry. No doubts that when travelling in the future I will look for simillar tours of Urban Adventures! Thank you!
Ms. Elaine W. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Dec 2016:
Easily one of the best tours I have been on – so much good food and conversation.
Ms. Rebecca S. from USA travelled on 27 Sep 2016:
One of the best tours I have ever taken. Simply amazing. Don’t think, just book. You won’t regret it!
Ms. Tracy M. from USA travelled on 01 Aug 2016:
We had a great time. We had just arrived in Krakow from the USA earlier that afternoon and thought this would be a good introduction to the city… and it was! Pavel was our guide and he was personable and engaging. We enjoyed going to different restaurants and definitely saw a different side of Krakow than we would have if we were on our own. It was also fun getting to know the other 2 couples on our tour. In fact, we went out for drinks with one couple following the tour. I would definitely recommend this tour, and will look into your tour group as I travel in the future.
Mr. Andrew B. from Switzerland travelled on 26 Jul 2016:
Our guide was perfect and the food very good but my comment is that instead of tasting a big amount of 5 local dishes, the amounts (like for the soup, pierogi) could be smaller and one could maybe taste more of different foods? Maybe that is the case in one of your other tours, then it would be worth mentioning in the booking description of the tour…
Mr. Charles K. from United Kingdom travelled on 21 Jul 2016:
Tomasz was very knowledgeable about we visited and the amount of interesting history was staggering. This enhanced the experience of visiting the places while eating. Would recommend going.
Mr. Mike K. from Australia travelled on 17 Aug 2015:
Our guide Tomasz was brilliant. He showed us numerous out-of-the-way places for both drinks and food. He was very knowledgeable, and made the whole experience memorable
Mr. John W. from USA travelled on 11 Jul 2015:
An exceptional Tour, the guide was excellent and the selection foods well representative (and Very good). We appreciated her knowledge of the local, and culture which complemented the food. We love Urban Adventures tours and this was one of the best.