Krakow Beers and Cheers: Culture, History and Beer Small Group Tour with Local

Cultural & Theme Tours in Kraków
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Tour description

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

Culture, history and beer blend seamlessly in this unique journey through Krakow’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 Krakow 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 Krakow. 

What's included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Local transport
  • Local brewery visit
  • Traditional Polish meal of golonka (pork knuckle)
  • Different beer snacks, six samples of different Polish beers
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What's not included

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide