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The Full Polish Food & Vodka Experience provided by City Walks - Krakow

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Food plays a central role in Polish culture, so savor the best that Krakow has to offer on this private culinary walking tour. Stroll through the streets of Old Town with a foodie guide, who reveals where locals go for classic dishes like pierogi, smoked sausage, and “gołąbki” cabbage rolls. Sample enough specialties to make a satisfying dinner, and end the night in true Polish style with shots of vodka.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rynek Główny 4
    Rynek Główny 4, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    In front of St Mary's Church and Hard Rock Cafe
    See address & details
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    St. Mary's Basilica
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    The tour starts in the Old Town main market square in front of the beautiful St Mary's Basicila. This is where you will meet our friendly guide who will introduce themselves and explain how the night works.
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  • You'll end at
    Rynek Główny 4
    Rynek Główny 4, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    In front of St Mary's Church and Hard Rock Cafe
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Explore Krakow’s Old Town with your senses on a walking food tour
  • Stop for tastings at hand-picked restaurants and specialty shops
  • Learn about the basic ingredients and history of Polish cuisine
  • Includes hearty food samples, drinks, and Polish vodka at a bar
Important Information
Departure Point
Rynek Główny 4, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 4-course dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Traditional Polish Drink
  • Local guide
  • Snacks
  • 5 Shots
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - St. Mary's Basilica
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for vegan or vegatarians
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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St8c wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thoroughly enjoyed the food and vodka tour.... the vodka was nothing like I was expecting! Really delicious. The food was delicious and yes quite stodgy but that’s Polish food for you! Our guide Alex was amusing and knowledgable and had a clever knack of filling gaps in
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Response from Karolina G, Kierownik at The Full Polish Food & Vodka Experience
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Hi, Thanks for taking out the time to leave us such a great review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Krakow. Kind Regards, Karolina The City Walks Team
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Daydream472699 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Great experience trying out local Polish Food & Vodkas, Alex our Tour Guide was very approachable & informative and will definitely be recommending City Walks to Family & friends. We actually did a Free City Walk the day before to The Jewish Quarter with Dale who again was
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Karolina G, Kierownik at The Full Polish Food & Vodka Experience
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi, Thank You for giving us a shot, and even more for leaving us this review. Being a small company, most of our guests are referred to us by previous guests like you. It was a pleasure having you on the tour with us and we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Krakow. Kind Regards, Karolina The City Walks Team
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Nicola M wrote a review Dec 2019
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I went in both the city walking tour and the food tour my guides where Aina and Alex both guides where extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We learnt a lot about the city both factual and folk.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Karolina G, Kierownik at The Full Polish Food & Vodka Experience
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Hi, Thanks for the great feedback, as our guides work very hard to make sure each and every tour is memorable and enjoyable. We hope the rest of your time in Krakow was just as enjoyable. Kind Regards, Karolina The City Walks Team
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Linda A wrote a review Dec 2019
Christchurch, United Kingdom12 contributions9 helpful votes
Was looking forward to some fantastic Polish food and vodka considering it worked out to be just £50 for tour. I’d rather have had a sausage hot dog from market, would have tasted better, been hotter and cost me about a fiver ! The only food I enjoyed were 3 small dumplings.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Dale C, Manager at The Full Polish Food & Vodka Experience
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Hi Linda, I was very disappointed to read your review about the food tour. We visit three separate restaurants on the tour and all are normally excellent, I can only apologise if they weren't on this occasion. I may be wrong however, but I feel from reading your comments, that much of your grievances seem to come from your experience in just the last restaurant, rather than from the evening as a whole. You haven't mentioned much about the first hour and a half of the evening. Regardless, if any of the restaurants weren't up to the usual standard on this particular evening, then that reflects badly on us as a company. The vast majority of the reviews we receive are 5 star, as are the individual reviews for each restaurant on their own pages, we would not take our tours there on a weekly basis if it was anything less. I think from speaking to other guests and from reading your comments however, it is possible that the last restaurant were simply having a bad night on this particular evening and you have our sincerest apologies on their behalf. I don't know if this is enough for the whole tour to have been described as "awful" though and possibly this isn't a fair reflection of the tour as a whole. Nonetheless, there is no excuse for the waitress being rude to you and again I can only apologise on her behalf. I will be speaking to the restaurant's management about this. It seems the service you received wasn't what City Walks expect, but given that this is not the usual case, I do believe it might have been an isolated incident and so there is probably very little we as a tour company could have done to have prevented this. If this was the case every week, obviously that would be a different matter. I will try to make sure it doesn't happen again and thank you for bringing it to my attention. As for the food; the dishes tried, particularly in the last venue, are usually very popular and to be served cold on this occasion is disappointing. The "stuffed sausage" dish you are referring to is actually a very popular traditional Polish dish called Golabki. It is possible some Polish cuisine might just not be to your taste, but regardless it should not be served cold. I do also feel however, that perhaps you have exaggerated the truth a little in your review. For instance, the shots you referred to as 'small', are actually standard 25ml size (in fact two of the shots served in one of the restaurants are actually larger than the standard size at 35ml). Also you possibly thought the shots weren't "decent vodka" because two of the five shots were not vodka, they were honey mead, a traditional polish liquor. Your guide will have explained this during the tour. You have also exaggerated about the price of the tour, which works out to be £10 less than you have quoted (or £15 less if purchased on one of our walking tours). In relation to the drinking water, many restaurants in Krakow do not offer tap water for free, as the water from the tap is sometimes not clean enough for drinking and so, choose to serve bottled water instead; which of course has to be paid for. This is restaurant policy and is out of our hands, but I understand how frustrating it can be, particularly coming from somewhere like the UK, where free drinking water is a given. To get around this problem we do actually provide water included on the tour, in two of the three restaurants you visited, which again you haven't alluded to in your review. The reason we do not supply water in the last venue is simply because we tend to find that by the third restaurant, most guests are ordering wine and beer and so we don't usually need to provide water again, but we can certainly provide water in all three restaurants in future. Also in regards to your comments at the bottom of your review, it is impossible for a business to remove a review. If this were the case then every business would remove every bad review. If a review has disappeared then the guest themselves has removed it. Also we have received no emails, calls or facebook messages from you on this matter. I can understand your frustration if you feel you have tried to contact us and are being ignored, but the reality is, we have received no contact from you whatsoever; not in our junk mail, not anywhere. As you booked your tour through Tripadvisor, it is possible you have been contacting Tripadvisor, or someone else by mistake. We are always very responsive when it comes to our guests, particularly in a matter such as this, so again it was disappointing to hear you felt this way. I in turn, have attempted to message you on this matter after seeing your review and have had no response. I can understand how all of these small grievances when compiled together, have combined to leave you feeling frustrated enough to leave such a review. However, we are a small company and we genuinely try our best to make sure all of our guests leave happy. The countless glowing reviews on our Tripadvisor page will support this, but for whatever reason, on this particular evening this did not happen and you have our apologies for this. I would ask in future however, that either you contact us directly, or that you are at least as fair and honest with your comments as possible, as I feel your review is not really a fair reflection of what people can expect from this tour, or what they can expect from City Walks Krakow as a company. I have attempted to contact you to discuss this matter further and haven't heard back from you. If you would like to reach us directly, all the information can be found on our website.
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BobbieW wrote a review Nov 2019
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We decided to do the tour of the Old City in the morning. Dale was a fantastic guide with the right mix of history and humour. We enjoyed it so much that we also attended the tour of the Jewish Quarter in the afternoon and the Polish Food and Vodka Experience in the evening.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Responded Dec 7, 2019
Hi, Thanks for the great feedback, as our guides work very hard to make sure each and every tour is memorable and enjoyable. We hope the rest of your time in Krakow was just as enjoyable. Kind Regards, Karolina The City Walks Team
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I don't enjoy exploring new places with the tourist guides, however, this time it was completely different. With
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Ania was my guide and she was very knowledgeable and spoke very thoroughly in English. She had a lot of patience wh
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Krakow full immersion
I spent the whole day with Dale doing the free tour in the morning and the Jewish one in the afternoon. In the firs
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Great experience
Was such an amazing experience. The guide was really knowledgeable but still nice and funny! I really got a big ins
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Very educational
The walk tour guide Ania was very friendly and informative and spoke perfect English. This was our first city walk
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Great experience- DO IT
Our tour guide Dale was great - even went back for the second tour of the day to the Jewish part of the city after
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A must do in Kraków
We've had a great tour in Kraków historic center, lots of fun and very interesting historical facts. Our guide Dale
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A must do tour for history lovers!
Great tour! Dale take you deeply into the city histories, ledgends and facts. A history class for those who love to
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Great experience
Me and my partner just came back from Krakow, we spotted Rudolf with umbrella saying FREE CITY Walk Tour at the mai
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What a great day
We had decided to have a stroll around on our first morning to explore by ourselves . We were stopped by Dale but d
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Really lucky
We were really lucky to be walking across the square when Dale stopped us and asked us if we wished to join the wal
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great experiencie
Ania is a great tourist guide. It was a great and I learned a lot about Krakow past. I really recommend it!
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Great walks around Krakow
Dale took us around Krakow in the morning. He was very knowledgable, enthusiastic and keen to help. He timed everyt
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Jewish district tour led by Dale - amazing experience
One of the best walking tours I have taken. Very informative and entertaining, Dale found the perfect balance. He i
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Friendly guide and knowledgeable
It was a rainy day and I decided to do a walking tour with Ania, she had a positive energy even though the total of
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