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.
- Visit small art galleries to admire the diversity of handmade products and originality of Polish design.
- Drink coffee with an urban artisan specialising in amber jewellery and learn how to recognise real amber from fakes.
- Shop for unique clothes and shoes, all made in Krakow by local designers.
- Learn about local pottery traditions, and how different styles reflect different parts of Poland.
- Enjoy excellent craft beer with locals in a cool spot located off the beaten track.
- Adults 18 years old and above
- Children 6 to 17 years old
Visit Krakow Shops and Galleries
Discover Polish culture through our handmade products! This Krakow tour will take you to the shops and galleries you’d never find on your own, and connect you with the people it’d be impossible to meet without a guide by your side.
See the art they’re making for a living, hear the stories behind their crafts, and go home with a piece of Krakow in your pocket! Our local guides would love to see you in Polish clothes designed in Krakow, or in leather shoes locally made, or wearing a beautiful piece of amber jewellery from a secret place you discovered with us!
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
- Your entire tour works to support and promote local artisans and craftspeople, where you not only have the chance to pick up some handcrafted souvenirs, but also learn about the history of some traditional art forms, from pottery to amber jewellery.
- During the tour, you will have tea/coffee in a small, family-owned cafe as well as enjoy a local craft beer in a pub owned by a Polish microbrewery situated in the Bieszczady Mountains.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traditional local snack (zapiekanka), coffee and homemade cake, 4 different samples of Polish craft beer, small handmade souvenir from Krakow.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
- Duration: 3.5 hours
- Meeting point: In front of the house at Mały Rynek 4 (4 Small Market Square, Old Town), 33-332 Krakow, Poland. View on Google Maps.
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- Starting time: 2.00 PM
- Ending point: Rynek Główny 27, 33-332 Kraków. View on Google Maps.
You can’t go shopping on an empty stomach, so we’ll start your Krakow tour with a snack! We’ll head to a shop selling the most popular snack in town, zapiekanka. This open-faced cheese sandwich is a classic treat for locals, and while we’re there, we’ll not only eat one but also meet the people who have been working in this beloved shop since 1980. You’ll get to hear their stories about the end of the communist era and the beginning of the free market in Poland.
Next up, we’ll walk over to a local gallery selling clothing and accessories all made in Krakow, but inspired by exotic travels all over the world. This is a great place to discover there’s no truth to the stereotype that people from post-communist countries have no fashion or design sense!
We’ll then head to a pottery shop where your guide will point out a variety of ceramic items and explain how patterns and colours will differ depending on the region of Poland where they were made.
Strolling further through the bohemian district of Kazimierz, we’ll find ourselves in a special shoe saloon and further on, in a few of the many art galleries located along Jozefa Street. Along here it’s possible to buy everything from wooden sculptures to paintings to handmade decorations and folk embroidery of different kinds.
After all that browsing, time for a coffee break, paired with a slice of homemade cake in a hidden place. This secret spot is both an amber gallery and a lovely café. As we eat and drink, you’ll learn a bit about amber, and then, later on, you’ll get to participate in a mini-workshop to uncover the secrets of this stone. Among other things, you will learn how to discover whether a piece of amber is real or fake.
We’ll end our tour with a degustation of four different types of craft Polish beer, made in the mountains. We’re sure you’ll love this final place as much as the locals do, as it has great décor and spirit, plus the best selection of beers from a local microbrewery.
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.
Closure of sites: If any of the spots we normally visit are closed, we will find an alternate but equally awesome place to take you.
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 dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance of your dietary needs. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at [email protected].