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Krakow’s Christmas Market and Flavours

Locals in Krakow wait all year for their favourite market: the annual Christmas market! Try festive dishes and look for traditional, handmade gifts. This market is more than just a place to shop, it’s a magical area, where it feels like time stands still as you explore. Browse the colourful wooden stalls, admiring all the beautiful baubles and chains and enjoy the scent of freshly cut Christmas trees.

The Palace under the Rams (Palac pod Baranami), your meeting place for this 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.

Start your Krakow Christmas adventure with a cup of hot coffee or winter tea in a secret café that’s hidden deep underground. Once you have warmed your insides, head back outdoors and take a walk among the wooden stalls of the market. Here, 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!). Stop to sample some regional cheeses like oscypek and you will have the opportunity to try aromatic mulled wine, served directly from huge wooden barrels.

Admire some traditional Krakow Christmas cribs and learn why they are such an important tradition in Krakow. You will also visit a nearby gallery, where you will learn how beautiful hand-painted glass balls are made.

To finish off your Krakow tour, warm up in a local restaurant that’s known for serving the best festive dishes of the season. 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.

Experience Includes

  • Visit an authentic Polish Christmas market full of holiday decorations and gifts.
  • Try some aromatic mulled wine served the traditional way, straight from a wooden barrel.
  • Group size limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
  • Admire Krakow’s famous handmade cribs and learn the centuries-old tradition of how they’re built.
  • Taste traditional seasonal dishes at a beloved local restaurant.
  • Learn about Christmas traditions in Poland from your expert guide.

Experience Excludes

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off

Departs

Daily from 23rd November 2019 - 31st December 2019.

Departure location

27 Main Square (Rynek Główny 27), inside the main gate to Under the Rams Palace (Pałac pod Baranami)

Start times

10.00am

Duration

Around 2.5 hours

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Itinerary subject to change.
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
  • Group size limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
  • You must present your voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. 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 will be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • No special dress required.
  • Your tour ends at the Main Square of Krakow.