Taste the real Krakow on this food tour of the best Polish bites and sites! The perfect balance of cuisine and culture for a truly authentic local experience.
- Walk the Royal Route and discover the stories of the people who have made Krakow the city it is today.
- Gaze at awe-inspiring local landmarks in the Old Town and get the lowdown on their place in royal history.
- Sip Polish liquors that have been made using top-secret, centuries-old local recipes.
- Explore the spectacular market square (Europe’s largest) from above, then venture underground to explore from below.
- Enjoy a typical Polish lunch at a little-known rooftop restaurant with staggering views across the old town.
- Private Tour (2 person minimum) Starting price per person
Walk the Royal Road of Krakow
Get the royal experience as you marvel at majestic Krakow on a private tour that lets you discover the city’s quirky and sometimes scandalous royal secrets. Walk the Royal Road and admire astonishing fairytale buildings, sample fruit liquors at a hidden bar, and enjoy a meal at a locals’ favourite rooftop restaurant with stunning views across the beautiful old town.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- Your tour fee includes entrance fees to several historic sites, which helps to preserve local cultural heritage and maintain these important landmarks.
- Your tour also visits places located off the beaten track to immerse you in local life. For example, historical basements where restaurants are located nowadays, and a little-known rooftop restaurant where you will enjoy a traditional Polish lunch.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, admission to historic sites, full meal (soup and a main course) with a glass of beer, 2 glasses of nalewki.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 3 hours
- Pickup location: At your hotel
- Pickup time: 9.30 AM
- Drop off location: At your hotel or any centrally located place on request.
Your local guide will meet you at your hotel before whisking you off on a journey deep into Polish history and culture. Think this is just another boring history or sightseeing tour? Not at all! Together, we’ll tick off all the ‘must-see’ places in the Old Town on this private tour, but from a whole new perspective – and we mean that literally! That’s because we’re going from some of the highest points in the city to the underground, showing you up, down, and all around Krakow with a regal touch.
We’ll get high at some rooftop bars with excellent panoramic views that are fit for a king and queen, then get low as we go a few steps below the surface of the Main Square of Krakow, where you’ll witness reminders of the city’s medieval days.
The Royal Route (or Royal Way) is the classic tourist route of Krakow, where you’ll catch all those sites on your to-do list, like Wawel Hill. If you close your eyes and listen, maybe you can still hear the first performance of Coronation Mass by J.S. Bach in the Wawel Cathedral, or hear the clanging of swords from the knights’ tournaments that were held in the Wawel Castle courtyard or the sounds of voices feasting in the middle of the Market Square. We’ll pass by all the royal landmarks and more on this private tour, but you’ll also hear the extraordinary and sometimes silly stories behind them all. Forget the historical facts – we’re going to share the secrets from our monarch’s private lives and even let you in on a tale or two about Copernicus and Pope John Paul II.
And because we’re not just feeding your mind, we’ll also take your stomach for a treat at a delicious local spot. But before we eat, you’ll whet your appetite at a hidden bar with a selection of different Polish liquors, all still prepared based on secret recipes from the Royal Court.
Finally, we’ll finish it all up with a meal together – but not in Main Square like every other tourist to Krakow. Instead, we’re going up again, above the market, where we can take in the bustle of the vendors from a distance plus get an epic view of the entire Old Town. Sounds pretty royal, doesn’t it?!
Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
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: This is a child-friendly tour. 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 under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
This tour can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance if you have any dietary needs. You can do so in the ‘Additional Information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].
Mr. Roy T. from USA travelled on 15 May 2019:
Mateusz was an outstanding guide who transported us back in time to Medieval and Renaissance Krakow as we walked along the Royal Way in a manner that connected the past with the present. We quickly became friends as Mateusz shared not only the distant past but also the recent history of 20th Century Poland during.