Your Personal Stag Do Expert
Organising a stag do can be a very stressful business. All our customers get their own personal stag do manager, who will be able to give you advice on what will work best for your group, is on hand to answer any questions you may have, and make sure the stag do is a complete success.
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When you submit an enquiry, we create your own personal stag do area. You can view and edit your event, invite guests, see who paid what and when, get maps, directions and a whole host of other things to make your life simple!
Your Krakow stag do in a Nutshell
Krakow, one of the cheapest stag do locations, boasting cheap booze, with vodka bars, beer cellars and underground nightclubs that rock until dawn.
- Famous for incredible shooting ranges and military focused activities.
- As well as a rich history, incredible local food and a town centre that is easy to get around for bar crawls and nightclubs.
Drinking in Krakow
You can’t beat a night out in Krakow’sOld Town, where the city’s best bars and clubs are all conveniently within staggering distance. Book a guided pub crawl with us and we'll get you to the best bars Krakow has to offer and throw a VIP night club and lap dance entry into the mix.
Stag Food in Krakow ▾
There’s no better hangover cure than hearty Polish food, made to fuel locals for biting winters. Fill up onpierogiesin Krakow’s Old Town: iconic little dumplings stuffed with potato and cheese (impossible not to stuff into your mouth by the fistful). Walk through trendyKazimierzfor sizzlingkielbasa sausages, or theJewish Quarterforpotato pancakes(lightly fried and served with sour cream).
For something unique, Polish milk bars provide a taste of the nation’s communist past: serving state-subsidised omelettes andbigos(cabbage stew) for peanuts. More contemporary Polish food can be found in Krakow’s‘Zakaski Prekaski’(all-night snacks and shots bars), putting a modern twist on Soviet food like vodka and pickled herring.
Krakow Local Costs
£1 = 5 zloty(estimate)
Flights: £100+in high season (May to August), under £50 in low season.
Airport taxi from centre: From 85 to 100 zloty. But beware as there are plenty of unlicensed taxis that will over charge, so we recommend organising anairport transferwith us to stay safe.
Thetrain to Krakow Glownyis another option at only9 zloty.
Local meal: 17 to 50 zloty. It’s all about big portions and small prices.
Pint: 7 zloty (on average). Na Zdrowie! (Nas-drov-ya - Cheers!).
Vodka shot: 5 zloty. In some bars, vodka is cheaper than water.
Staying safe in Krakow ▾
Stay Safe:There are plenty of legit strip clubs are in Krakow, but they come with a notorious reputation. If you go it’s advisable to pay with cash, as card transactions are often skimmed and significantly overcharged and often amounting to tens of thousands of pounds. Consult one of our stag experts on the most safe way to book a strip club or activity involving strippers.
Avoid:Smoking indoors and at bus and tram stops, crossing the road outside of designated pedestrian crossings, drinking outdoors in public (100 zloty fine), being drunk and disorderly outdoors (can land you a night in a cell), possession of drugs (up to three years in prison). Worth noting that brothels and "pimping" are also illegal so if you are tempted to enter such an establishment be aware that you are stepping into a criminal world.
Krakow Neighbourhood Guide
From dreamy medieval spires to crumbling shadows of the Soviet era, Krakow’s neighbourhoods are full of unique charms.
In the heart of Krakow, the winding streets of the Stare Miastro (Old Town) are packed with traditional Polish restaurants, antique shops and bars in all shapes and sizes. Market Square is a hive of activity with seasonal open-air markets and towering church spires attracting the crowds. Wawel Castle is perched on a hill just outside the city walls and is filled with stories of kings and conquests from the Middle Ages. Live out your own medieval fantasies at one of the extreme axe-throwing clubs in the Old Town.
Krakow’s old Jewish Quarter still feels like a secret. Time-worn merchant buildings tell tales of past struggles, now home to independent cafes, restaurants and shops. Boho vibes ooze from hip businesses set up within crumbling Renaissance architecture, including the clubs and bars that make up Krakow’s late-late party hotspot. Edgy drinking holes stay open until the small hours, with greasy take-aways and street food up for grabs as you stumble home.
Across the Vistula River, Podgorze has come a long way since the Nazis invaded and used it as a Jewish ghetto. Eerie memories of WWII still haunt the streets, the most famous being Schindler’s Factory. Now the Brutalist buildings have been repurposed as art spaces, start-ups and trendy coffee bars. There’s a buzz about the nightlife here, with new clubs and bars popping up all the time. While Kazimierz is known as Krakow’s nexus of nightlife, Podgorze is hot on its heels and is one of the best places to mingle with locals.
Nowa Huta is cool now, and isn’t shy about showing it off. Originally designed in the 1920s as a self-contained Communist town for steel workers, it’s all Soviet-style concrete blocks and grey open space: a world away from fairytale Krakow in the centre. Today Nowa Huta has rebranded itself as ‘NH’, and the Soviet depots are home to microbreweries and underground bars. There’s still a chance to experience Poland’s Socialist heyday on a Communism tour in a vintage Trabant or at a Soviet-themed restaurant.
Getting to Krakow
Flying to Krakow’sJohn Paul II International Airportis an easy2 hours 30 minutes from London, starting from an eye-catching£18 one-way in the low season. Even in the summer prices will rarely creep above£150 for a return flight, making it a fantastic option for stags on a budget.
Once you’ve landed in Krakow it’s a30-minute drive to the city centre. We recommend you take anairport transfer with guide.
When to Visit Krakow
Spring (March to May):Still considered low season, spring is the time to bag a bargain on hotels and flights to Krakow. When the sun shines, the temperature can creep up to 18 degrees: perfect weather to sip beer at the Easter Market in Market Square, or join the May madness of Juwenalia: a week of bonkers parties across the city dedicated to university students (most are open to outsiders, so get involved!).
More on when to visit Krakow ▾
Summer (June to August):Krakow enjoys hot summers with plenty of sunshine, broken up by the odd thunder storm. This is when the streets of the Old Town and Kazimierz are at their liveliest and outdoor stages across the city host a variety of live shows and music, all for free. The biggest street party is Wianki, where locals don flower wreaths and hop around tons of club nights. Check out some beer gardens, best enjoyed during the fried and steamed delights of the Pierogi Festival.
Autumn (September to November):Sees a significant drop in temperature, so be prepared to bundle up. This is the best time to appreciate Krakow’s hearty, traditional food and drink in toasty warm taverns. If you’re in the market for a bit of a rave, the electronic Unsound Festival brings wild parties and superstar DJs.
Winter (December to February):The dark nights of winter are made a little brighter in Krakow as the Christmas Market gets into full swing. Beers and bratwurst, gluhwein and grilled meat keep bellies full and spirits high. As the thermometer drops below freezing, there’s a chance of catching Krakow in a postcard-perfect dusting of snow.
Unique Stag Ideas in Krakow
Here are our most popular and unique stag activities in Krakow
- Get acquainted with the tastes of Poland
Savour the flavours of five classic Polish vodkas on ourTasting Tour, where an expert bartender will give you the lowdown on the nation’s favourite spirit. If your liver can handle it, theWine Tastingsession is a delicious way to start the night, followed by beer-marinated roast pork, bread and pickles at our belt-bustingPolish Brewery Dinner.
- Bare it all
All aboard theParty Bus, where a professional stripper will dance to an epic sound system as you cruise around Krakow's finest bars. If you prefer a meal with your show, theStrip Dinner) excels in saucy private entertainment. To go truly wild, theOil Showsees two beautiful performers lather themselves up and wrestle for your viewing pleasure - stag participation is mandatory!
- Splash out on water-based fun
Grab life by the oars on ourWhite Water Rafting experience, giving you an hour to fly through the rapids on a man-made Olympic course. If you prefer your water less furious, theVistula River Cruiseis a chilled way to soak up Krakow’s riverfront sights with a drink (or more) in hand. For something even more relaxed, ourSpa Daywill melt away any knots as you slip inside the sauna and jacuzzi.
- Pay your respects in Auschwitz
The unforgettableAuschwitz Touris one of our most popular options in a Krakow stag itinerary, providing a sobering look at the horrors of WWII. Spend three hours exploring the site, with an expert guide to explain how 4 million people lost their lives here under brutal Nazi rule.
- Shoot to thrill
Thrill seekers should definitely opt for ourPistol & Shotgun Shooting experience, where you’ll blast holes through targets (and keep the bullet-ridden remnants as evidence of your marksmanship). Go full commando on thePaintball experience, painstakingly designed after a Polish military simulation, or take the wheel of a4x4and burn some rubber.