Krakow: Markets and Flavors with a Local

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Duration
4.5 hours
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English

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What You'll Do
  • Visit a mix of Krakow’s different markets and squares, and learn how these gathering spots have shaped the city’s history
  • Listen to stories of Krakow’s past as told through the flavors of the city’s different districts
  • Browse through fresh produce and locally made products in the city’s oldest market
  • Dig into an authentic Polish lunch in the colorful gastronomic corner of the Jewish quarter, and sample some of the best sweets in Krakow — trust us
  • Learn the differences between the city’s communist bars, local food corners and elegant restaurants
  • Hop aboard public transit and ride the tram alongside locals
Overview
Get a taste for local life with this sightseeing meets food tour that tells the story of Krakow through its markets and squares. Explore historic districts, see iconic sites, sample local delicacies and hang out in hidden cafés.
What to Expect
Krakow’s squares and markets are much more than a place to shop for groceries. For locals, they are an experience: places to meet with friends (or flirt with lovers), to swap stories and the latest gossip, to eat, to shop for local delicacies and for families to come together. Each square of the city is a little different, one gives you opportunity to see monuments, another to buy something special, or another to find a great variety of local culinary products. They all have different smells, tastes and colors and are well worth discovering while you’re in Krakow.

On this Krakow tour, you’ll be getting it all: it’s sightseeing with flavor. You’ll learn about the city’s different districts, see iconic monuments, learn about Krakow’s history, and taste the treats of Krakow’s neighborhoods. Running throughout it all, you’ll discover how the markets and squares have played a starring role in the city’s past and present.

You’ll start your tour with a short wander around the locals’ favorite market- Kleparz. Here, you’ll find a rich variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as typical Polish products like smoked sheep’s cheese, known as oscypek  — trust us, it’s a must-try. Enjoy a cascade of colors and fragrances as you explore this market and all the flavors beloved by Krakow residents. 

The Main Market Square is the heart of the city and holds some of Krakow’s most important monuments and stories. Today, Krakow may have almost a million inhabitants, but its true soul can best be discovered in the small neighborhoods that were once settlements and villages that have since merged into the city today — and the Main Market is the biggest of these neighborhoods. 

Afterwards, take a tram ride alongside the locals to the next attraction- the Jewish Market in the historical district of Kazimierz. You’ll feel like you’ve entered another time, and just to keep that feeling going, you’ll head to the nearest pub to sample some famous Polish vodka and listen to stories about the area’s past and present.  

Next up, you’ll head to the Jewish Square, which is the perfect place to observe local life in action, as people wander through to find the best spots for lunch. And that is exactly what you’re going to do here too. Practice your Polish and grab a bite to eat from any of the many intriguing food stalls. 

After lunch, explore a former Jewish district and grab a local beer at Wolnica Market. Rested up, take a slow walk along the city’s only pedestrian bridge, Kladka Bernatka, to reach the opposite bank of the Vistula River where the Podgórze district is situated. It’s definitely less touristy than all the places you’ve seen thus far — here you’ll find lots of communist milk bars, interesting shops and galleries where time seems to have stopped years ago. After visiting some hidden spots, you’ll get to dig into a variety of Polish sweets as you make our way to your final market. Best of all, you’ll finish up in the nearby hills where you’ll discover the best and least-known panoramic view of Krakow. 

Finally, you’ll hop back on local transit and take a tram to the Wawel area. From there, you’re free to head back to your hotel or spend some time exploring Krakow’s Royal Way.  
What's Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tram tickets
  • Variety of Polish snacks and beverages (both alcoholic and non–alcoholic)
  • Lunch
What's Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide
Meeting Point

1 Dluga Street (ul. Dluga 1, at the corner of Dluga and Basztowa) by the entrance to Pod Globusem bookshop (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
• 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

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