Cracow tour: Cracow beers and cheers

Cracow

Thank goodness for beer! Raise a pint at some of the best-loved local pubs and breweries in Cracow while learning about the long history of beer in the city. For instance, did you know that there were more breweries in medieval Cracow than there are today?!

Book

Description

In between beers and bites, explore the Old Town and get off the beaten path to discover hidden corners most visitors never find, and delve headlong into beer culture in Cracow.


Highlights

  • Try several types of excellent Polish craft beer
  • Visit a local craft brewery to see the brewing process for yourself
  • Taste authentic golonka (pork knuckle) with the locals
  • Find out how local people spend their evenings and learn about beer culture in Cracow
  • Experience off-the-beaten-track corners of the Old Town and find out more about Cracow’s fascinating history 


Culture, history and beer blend seamlessly in this unique journey through Cracow’s beer-drinking past, which goes all the way back to medieval times. We want to show you how the locals like to spend their evenings, as we walk the beer road, down vibrant streets, admiring iconic monuments whose illuminations light up the night sky. A wonderful recipe for a great night out!


Your tour begins in the city’s majestic Old Town with a short stroll along Szpitalna Street — famous for its old bookshops. Before you know it, we will reach our first stop, a historic brewery where beer was born to live — its walls have certainly seen lots of barrels over the years.


With a pint in hand, we’ll take a walk around, observing how everything works and just generally having fun inside a very small, but special beer factory. It is here that we’ll try Polish golonka (meaning pork knuckle) which, when eaten with a good beer, is a heavenly pairing for many locals!


Next up, we’ll hop on a tram and travel through medieval Cracow to find ourselves inside a totally different watering hole: a sailor’s tavern. Situated on the outskirts of the old university district, we’ll admire the stunning interior and original ambience as we sip a brew and hear stories from days gone by.


We will chat about University life, both past and present as we walk amongst the walls of the medieval district, blissfully free of the throng of students that inhabit the area during the day.

Our final stop will lead us back to the very heart of the Old Town, the Main Market Square, which is beautifully illuminated at night. What is local is sometimes hidden and that's why we will walk through a decorated gate to get to a courtyard which will take us to a mysterious, medieval cellar to continue our beer adventure… it doesn’t get more local than this!


Your tour ends here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in charismatic Cracow. 

Price includes

  • local English-speaking guide
  • local transport
  • local brewery visit
  • traditional Polish meal of golonka (pork knuckle) and different beer snacks
  • six samples of different Polish beers

Price does not include

  • additional food and drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips and gratuities for your guide

Requirements

  • you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
  • travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour

Meeting point

  • Mały Rynek 4; departure at: 19:45; In front of the house at Mały Rynek 4 (4 Small Market Square) Old Town.

Tips

  • no special dress required. Come comfortable and relaxed!