Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 2.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • minimum participants 2
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Krakow, Poland
  • Ends Krakow, Poland
  • Visit an authentic Polish Christmas market full of holiday decorations and gifts on a private tour just for you
  • Try some aromatic mulled wine served the traditional way, straight from a wooden barrel
  • Admire Krakow’s famous handmade cribs and learn the centuriesold tradition of how they’re built
  • Taste traditional seasonal dishes at a beloved local restaurant
The Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours tour starts and ends in Krakow. The Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours is a food tour that takes 2.5 hours.

Locals in Krakow wait all year for their favourite market: the annual Christmas market! This is the place to try festive dishes and look for traditional, handmade gifts, but it’s more than just a place to shop. It’s also a magical area, where it feels like time stands still as you explore. On this private tour, you’ll stroll alongside local families among the colourful wooden stalls, admiring all the beautiful baubles and chains, and enjoying the scent of freshly cut Christmas trees.
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. 
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The Palace under the Rams (Palac pod Baranami), our meeting place for this private tour, is in itself a great introduction to the merry atmosphere of a Polish Christmas! From the gate stretches an incredible view of Krakow’s traditional Christmas market, which, for the entire month of December, is located in the Main Square, in the very heart of the city. 

We'll start our private Krakow Christmas tour with a cup of hot coffee or winter tea in a secret café that’s hidden deep underground. Once we’ve warmed our insides, we’ll head back outdoors and take a walk among the wooden stalls of the market, where you can buy the finest of local souvenirs and handmade Christmas decorations to take back home with you (just leave lots of room in your suitcase!). We’ll stop to sample some regional cheeses like oscypek, and you’ll get to try aromatic mulled wine, served directly from huge wooden barrels. 

We’ll admire some traditional Krakow Christmas cribs, and you’ll learn why they are such an important tradition here. We’ll also visit a nearby gallery, where you’ll learn how beautiful hand-painted glass balls are made. 

To finish off your Krakow tour, we’ll warm up in a local restaurant that’s known for serving the best festive dishes of the season. You’ll get to dig into your plate as your local guide tells you all about Christmas traditions in Krakow and throughout Poland, both today and back in communist times. 

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Krakow Christmas Market and Flavours group tour.)

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 English-speaking guide
  • Local snack
  • A glass of mulled wine
  • Typical Christmas plate at a nearby restaurant.
  • Additional food and drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • transportation to and from the meeting and end points
  • tips and gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours 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.


Full payment of 150 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours 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.


For this Private Krakow: Christmas Market and Flavours 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 :

Pick-up at centrally located hotels in Krakow.

Meeting end point :

Drop-off at centrally located hotels in Krakow.

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.
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