- duration 4.5 hours
- tour type Group
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- 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 flavours 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 colourful gastronomic corner of the Jewish quarter, and sample some of the best sweets in Krakow — trust us, you won't leave this tour feeling hungry!
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, hang out in hidden cafés, and take a sip of that famous Polish vodka while learning why the markets aren’t just places to shop — they’re the soul of Krakow!
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 colours and are well worth discovering while you’re in Krakow.
On this Krakow tour, you’ll be getting it all: it’s sightseeing with flavour! You’ll learn about the city’s different districts, see iconic monuments, learn about Krakow’s history, and taste the treats of Krakow’s neighbourhoods. And 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 locals’ favourite 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 colours and fragrances as you explore this market and all the flavours 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 neighbourhoods that were once settlements and villages, that have since merged into the city today — and the Main Market is the biggest of these neighbourhoods.
We’ll then take a tram ride alongside locals to our 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, we’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, we’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 we’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, we’ll explore a former Jewish district and grab a local beer at Wolnica Market. Rested up, we’ll then 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 we’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 we make our way to our final market. Best of all, we’ll finish up in the nearby hills, where you’ll discover the best and least-known panoramic view of Krakow.
Finally, we’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.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Tram tickets
- Variety of Polish snacks and beverages
- Additional food and drinks
- items of a personal nature
- transportation to and from the meeting and end points
- tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Markets and Flavours of Krakow tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.Payment
Full payment of 91 USD is required to confirm this tour.Travel Insurance
Markets and Flavours of Krakow tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Markets and Flavours of Krakow tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Meeting start point :
1 Dluga Street (ul. Dluga 1, at the corner of Dluga and Basztowa) by the entrance to Pod Globusem bookshoMeeting end point :
Tram stop in front of Wawel Castle. From there, we can show you how to get back to the city centre via local transport.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
- This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.