We take a look at some of the best evening tours in Krakow. There’s something for everyone, from vodka tasting to ghost walks around the Old Town.
Whether you’re arriving on a late flight or have just whiled away the day nursing off a hangover, don’t despair that it will be a wasted night. Nope, there are some excellent evening tours in Krakow that can help you top off a day in the Polish city of kings with spine-tingling history, some spooky tales of macabre ghosts and ghouls, yet more vodka and beer, and plenty of fun. Let’s take a look at some of the best…
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Krakow: 1-Hour Evening Vistula River Cruise
We always recommend first-time visitors make for the boulevards on the side of the Vistula River to see Krakow and the great Wawel Castle from a different angle. This evening boat cruise ticks that box and throws in just a touch of romance along the way. As the light fades over the tenement blocks of the Old Town, you’ll chug past some of the most iconic landmarks in the town. They include the onetime home of John Paul II, the arched Dębnicki Bridge, and the walkways that fringe Kazimierz. You can pre-purchase drinks before boarding to couple it with a hard-earned tipple, too. Oh, and the best part? It’s $14 per person! You can’t go wrong!
The Krakow Vodka Tasting Tour with Taste Vodka
Vodka and Krakow are a match made in heaven. Winter or summer, there’s nothing like spending an evening glugging the clear stuff. Preferable, make that happen in an atmospheric Polish bolthole bar while watching the world go by. This legendary tipple was invented in this corner of Europe, after all.
To really get a feel for the long and rich tradition of vodka making that awaits in the town, you can join the standard tasting tour with alcohol know-it-alls Taste Vodka. The package includes seven separate shots of the potent drink. But that’s not all. You also get a curated history, a smorgasbord of Polish food, and friendly company to boot.
Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour
When the sun dips low to the hills that ring Krakow, the Old Town area takes on a more mystical and ethereal look. Its cobbled lanes are cast in long shadows; the red-tinted evening light dapples in all the nooks and crannies of the ancient streets that filter around the Main Square. This tour uses all that as its backdrop, taking guests to places steeped in myths and legends. It delves into where the city’s ghosts and ghouls can still be felt; where tales of pagan myths and murderers await. It’s not one for the faint-hearted, but certainly something different on the line-up of evening tours in Krakow.
As the name implies, the Creepy Krakow: 2-Hour City Walking Tour last two full hours and meets by the Hotel Polski on the north side of the Old Town district.
The Krawl Through Krakow pub crawl
Gear up the liver, ready the beer-guzzling and prepare for what’s often hailed as the best late-night party in town. Krawl Through Krakow is the original pub crawl (all others are pretenders to the throne). It offers the best package of power-hour booze (that’s all you can drink for a whole 60 mins!) and company (from the staff to the other guests).
Be ready to start at 9pm underneath the large statue on the Main Square. Then, where you head is anyone’s guess. One thing: It’s sure to be a blowout fuelled by vodka, DJ parties, dancing, and a finish in the early hours.
Polish Folk Shows at Jama Michalika Café
South Poland’s answer to the bumping Oompah bands of Bavaria comes in the form of twirling dancers and gorale musicians. In the confines of one of the city’s oldest cafes, between Art Nouveau decorations and vaulted ceilings just off bustling Florianska Street, you’ll be treated to an evening of spinning crochet dresses and local ditties. Everyone’s clad in regional costume, and the songs continue as you dig into a two-course meal following in the traditions of Malopolskie regional cooking. You might even get a chance to hone your own skills on the dancefloor. You can book this three-course meal and culture experience for around just $40 per person.
This is just a selection of some of the top evening tours in Krakow. If you’ve attended any you think should totally be on this list, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below!