Polish Easter Krakow Style Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

276557


Categories

Shopping, Religious Heritage, Local Experience, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Polish (fluent), English (fluent)

Krakow Easter Market And Polish Easter Delights With Local Guide


The Polish Easter celebration is filled with various rituals and traditions. The Main Market Square in Krakow houses a traditional Easter Market where you can buy colourful Easter eggs, palms and local delicacies. The celebrations start on Palm Sunday and the most famous regional events include the Easter palm competition held in Lipnica Murowana located 40 km from Krakow. One of the most important traditions in this period is the ceremony of food blessing on Holy Saturday, when Poles bring food products in decorative baskets to the churches. This food is then served and eaten by each family during their Easter breakfast. In Krakow the blessing is performed by a Metropolitan of Krakow (a cardinal) in front of the St. Mary's Basilica. The Easter menu must also include a selection of colourful tarts (Mazurek) and sponge cakes. Easter Sunday starts at 6. 00 a. m. with the Mass of the Resurrection. It must be also added that the Easter magic atmosphere is enriched here by the beautiful Polish spring weather!

Itinerary

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Krakow Easter Market 2018 operates 23-31 March!!!
This tour will introduce you to local traditions and customs of Polish Easter. The tour will start at the Main Market Square by the St. Mary's Basilica - the most important sight for Easter food blessing. We will visit Easter Market and stop on the way in few places serving the best Easter delicacies: selection of Polish herring - most popular here at the beginning of Lent, famous digestive Easter tinctures, Easter tarts and the best cheesecake in Krakow!
We will visit Franciscan Monastery, where the Confraternity of Good Death celebrates every Good Friday with a unique procession. We will climb the Wawel Hill, where the most important Palm Sunday procession begins in the Royal Cathedral. You will learn about the most important moments and flavors of Polish Passover celebration.

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 Easter Market 2018 operates 23-31 March!!!

Transportation

This tour is walking only.

What’s Included

Other: This tour includes: guided service in English up to 3 hours.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 PLN per person - The local cash needed depands on amount of Easter decorations and delicacies you would like to purchase during the tour (for example: Easter palms, painted eggs, crocheted decorations, Polish Easter tinctures etc.). It is also possible to enter the St. Mary's Basilica - optional entry fee is 10 PLN per person.

What’s Extra

Other: This tour does not include: optional entry fees to the St. Mary's Basilica 10 PLN per person, food and beverages, costs of your shopping during Krakow Easter Market (Easter Market local delicacies served to go, Easter palms and painted eggs, crocheted decorations etc.)

Restrictions

1. I am not a licensed guide in Auschwitz Museum and Memorial.
2. I am not a licensed guide in Wieliczka Salt Mine.
3. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange a rental vehicle.

Private tour guide Barbara

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