Tasting vodka in Krakow with Taste Vodka

5 (Boozy) Reasons to go Tasting Vodka in Krakow

We run through some of the tiptop reasons to head out tasting vodka in Krakow, ranging from great booze to rich culture and good company.

Taste Vodka Krakow is our pick for the leading evening voddie tour in the city. Here’s why…

Just in case you didn’t get the memo: Poland has a thing for vodka. From potent and clear to sugary and cherry-tinted, the strong stuff is like jet fuel to these Central Europeans (note the Central there, please).

In fact, the history of vodka in Poland goes back centuries. You could say it’s the longest history of vodka in the world, scene as the old Slavs in this corner of the continent only went and invented the stuff, didn’t they?

So, brushing the objections of a few Russian oligarchs aside, let’s hit it and go tasting vodka in Krakow. Shots anyone?

This article waxes lyrical about Taste Vodka in Krakow. It’s a recommendation we can make because we’ve had an awesome time on their tours, and so have hundreds of TripAdvisor users by the looks of things! They’re by far the most tried-and-tested company for organizing tasting vodka in Krakow.

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What’s in this guide to Taste Vodka tours in Krakow?

The vodkas – obviously !

Tasting vodka in Krakow

It might seem obvious but the tipples themselves are the prime reason you should be sure to hit up a dedicated Krakow vodka tour. Woe to the philistine who thinks this is just about cracking a bottle of Imperial from yo’ local Tesco’s Extra. Not a chance.

The art of vodka making runs deep here. That means there are myriad types and styles, flavors and versions of the stuff to get through. Taste Vodka (the leading purveyors of these sessions in the city – seriously, don’t go with anyone else!) include at least seven different samples in their evenings. The only hard part will be picking them from a mind-boggling selection of over 200!

The history and culture

Vodka bars krakow

Like Neapolitan pizza and halloumi cheese before it, vodka enjoys a long past that’s wrapped up in local Polish folklore and medieval history. You simply can’t pass a night of necking shots without gaining something of an understanding of what the drink is, how it’s made, and its greater relevance to the development of regional culture.

Perhaps that all sounds a little heavy for an evening out on the tiles? But trust us when we say you’ll feel a whole load more dignified sipping your drink with a side of factoids about bison grass and medieval cure-alls…

To meet some great people

Vodka shots clinking

Group vodka tastings in Krakow aren’t just about guzzling vats of C2H5OH. (That’s alcohol, for those of you without a GCSE in chem). They can also be about meeting and mingling with likeminded people. Yep, group sizes can range from small to large, but if vodka’s proven itself at one thing, it’s surely bringing people together.

Just wait – a shot or two down and you’ll be sharing tales about your sightseeing in Kazimierz or your love for the Krakow Market Square with Betty from Bristol or Clive from Kent.

It’s just the start of the night – if you want it to be!

Krakow after dark

The folk over at Taste Vodka like to start their tasting evenings nice and early, leaving you ample time to trundle over the Main Square and join the Krakow pub crawl, or hit one of the cosy taverns for a quiet beer as the snow falls outside.

In fact, not only that, but the tours are run by in-the-know locals who are always more than happy to share their experiences of the best nightlife around.

You’ll get tips on rollicking basement bars. You’ll find out where the hedonistic areas of town are. You can even ask where you can watch the Champions League, if you must.

The food

Food on Taste Vodka tours

If you’re the sort who simply can’t hit the beers without something to soak up the suds, you’re in luck. Tasking vodka in Krakow doesn’t stop at pouring libations to the booze gods. It can also include some taste-bud-tingling foods.

Taste Vodka’s tours often come with a smorgasbord of Polish treats and delicacies. They’ve been artfully matched with the vodkas on offer. It’s like having your own private sommelier on hand. So, just start munching through those pickled gherkins (that’s ogorki) and cheese packed dumplings (that’s pierogi).

Book Taste Vodka Krakow

Booking is easy. It’s all online.

We do reccomend you pre-book – this is one of the top-rated evening activities in Krakow and does sell out fast, espeically in the summer.

Asia K
Asia K

Asia K (the surname is long, unspellable, and very Polish!) is a Krakow native. She lived and worked in the city her whole life before heading off to travel the world. Today, she comes to Krakow as a regular visitor, which is just what's needed to put together expert guides for fly-in visitors and weekend breakers. She's an avid hiker (hello Tatra Mountains) and loves craft beer (mmm Kazimierz)

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