It may be dwarfed by the industrial behemoths of Warsaw and Łodz, but the picturesque city of Krakow is considered by most Poles to be their cultural capital. From Wawel Castle, the national symbol of Polish history, to the cobbled streets of the old town and the former Jewish Quarter, Krakow is steeped in old-world charm. Not only was the city home to Pope John Paul II and Oscar Schindler, it is also a bustling university town, which explains its youthful atmosphere and plethora of lively cafés and basement bars. In other words, Krakow has just about everything.
Krakow is a small city that can easily be negotiated on foot, but it is also hugely popular with tourists from all over Europe and beyond. Particularly in summer, it can be difficult to get away from the madding crowd and spend some quality time with the locals and find locally made arts and crafts and genuine local produce. We know a little insider knowledge can turn a memorable trip into an unforgettable one, and that is exactly what we aim to provide.
At Leisure to Taste, we are the locals. We offer tailored guided tours, insider information on museums and historical sights, and top tips on the best places to eat like a local, with the locals. We're talking farm-made polish sausages, smoked cheese from the Tatras, golonka (knuckle of pork), and plenty of vodka to soothe the stomach. Speaking of which, we can also take you on a tour of a local distillery to discover the subtle flavours of genuine Polish vodka over a slap-up meal. Away from the crowds, you can also take it easy with a boat cruise up (or is it down) the Vistula and experience rustic life in one of the attractive little villages just outside the city. Krakow is also a cultural hub way beyond its beautiful churches and architecture, with scores of art galleries, festivals and cultural events to choose from. If there is anything exciting going on in Krakow during your stay, we will make sure you don't miss out.
Poles are friendly people who love to eat, drink and dance, which makes Krakow a perfect venue for corporate events, weddings, sports tours and more. There is also plenty to do in the surrounding countryside, including skiing, snowmobiling and hut-to-hut hiking in the nearby High Tatras.
However long you make your stay in Poland, you'll make the most of your time with Leisure to Taste.
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