Krakow Christmas Market and Polish Christmas Delights With Local Guide
The traditional Polish Christmas celebrations are regarded as the mots important annual family-focused feast. By tradition, a Christmas tree is decorated here on the 24th of December and stays with us untill the 2nd of February, i. e. for the entire Christmas period according to the liturgical callendar! The most important holiday in Poland is Christmas Eve. On that day the menu does not include meat and consists of 12 dishes which symbolises 12 apostles. The supper starts with breaking and sharing wafers (oplatek) and expressing the best wishes to your relatives. Such dishes as a beetroot soup with traditional ravioli, a mushroom soup, dumplings (pierogi) with sauerkraut, carp with plait bread and a poppy seed cake are simply a must-have! Krakow is the town where you can really feel the Christmas atmopshere and celebrate with locals having a sip of famous local mulled wine and treating yourself with local delicacies: roasted nuts in sugar, local ginger bread and big variety of Polish home-made tinctures.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Krakow Christmas Market operates between last week of November and 24 December !!!
This tour will introduce you to Polish Christmas traditions and customs. During the tour you will learn about local Christmas cuisine and have a chance to taste the most popular Krakow Christmas delights. We will start with a visit to Krakow's Christmas Market on the Main Square with numerous stalls offering Christmas ornaments of local producers, mulled wine called Grzaniec Galicyjski and great variety of sweets. We will take a stroll along the Old Town streets to see Christmas illuminations and beautiful handmade nativity scenes displaced in numerous shops. We will also visit a local bakery to taste some local Christmas cakes (like poppy seed cake, ginger bread or keks). You will also have a chance to visit the best home-made tincture shop in Krakow!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel in Krakow.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel or in Krakow's Old Town / Main Market Square.
Duration: 3 hours
Krakow Christmas Market operates between last week of November and 24 December.
This tour is walking only.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 PLN per person - This is optional cost of local Christmas delights or Christmas ornaments you will be able to taste or purchase during the tour (local mulled wine, sweets or roasted nuts, ginger bread, poppy seed cake, local Christmas tinctures etc.).
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3. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a rental vehicle.