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Made in Krakow

This fantastic Krakow tour will take you to the shops and galleries you’d never find on your own and connect you with the people it would 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! Discover Polish culture through our handmade products!

You can’t go shopping on an empty stomach, so you will start your Krakow tour with a snack! 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 you are there, you will not only eat one, but also meet the people who have been working in this beloved shop since 1980. Listen to their stories about the end of the communist era and the beginning of the free market in Poland.

Next up, you will 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!

Continue 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, you will find yourself 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, it’s 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 you eat and drink, you will learn a bit about amber, and then later, you will 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.

Your tour ends with a degustation of four different types of craft Polish beer, made in the mountains. We are sure you will love this final place as much as the locals do, as it has a great décor and spirit, plus the best selection of beers from a local microbrewery.

Experience Includes

  • Discover Polish culture through handmade products.
  • Visit small art galleries to admire the diversity of handmade products and originality of Polish design.
  • Learn about local pottery traditions with an expert guide.
  • Drink coffee with an urban artisan specialising in amber jewellery.
  • Enjoy 4 different samples of Polish craft beer.
  • Try a traditional local snack (zapiekanka).
  • Take home a small handmade souvenir form Krakow.
  • Group size limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.

Experience Excludes

  • Additional food and drinks.
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping.
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide.
  • Hotel pick-up / drop-off.

Departs

Daily, except Sundays.

Departure location

In front of the house at Mały Rynek 4 (4 Small Market Square, Old Town), 33-332 Krakow, Poland.

Start times

2.00pm

Duration

Around 3.5 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 Rynek Główny 27, 33-332 Kraków.
  • 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.
  • This tour can accommodate dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance of your dietary needs.