The destination is decided and the flights are already booked, what now? Accommodation and what to do in Krakow. There are two ways of approaching on how to keep the group entertained, one is the organiser does everything himself by booking activities, restaurants and transfers or second check out the dedicated Stag & Hen DO companies as very often they offer discounts, complete weekend package deals and accommodation. One such company, Party Krakow offer all the options mentioned and are based locally in Krakow. Using this kind of service leaves you and your group free to enjoy your weekend break to the full without having to contact multiple suppliers to liaise on timetables and meet up points. Some group organisers opt to reserve individual activities from different companies which automatically involves more admin participation and less party action which could take the edge off your celebrations. In the long run a dedicated company choice is always the winning formula to a hassle free party weekend.
Most companies provide guide or rep services which meet you at the transfer points such as the airport when you arrive for example, your party weekend gets off to a great start, especially if you reserve the ever popular Party Bus with all the extra party trimmings you require like beer, music and dancers on the way to check in at the accommodation.
If you booked your accommodation with a Stag & Hen company then you can expect extra discounts on further activities too. It is highly recommended to have an organised Pub Crawl on your first night in Krakow. The guides will take you around some of the local pubs many of which have micro-breweries that offer a wide selection of craft beers along with other European top-notch ales & beers. It’s becoming a trend all over Europe to search out the local brews rather than the mainstream brands and Krakow has plenty to offer. The pub crawls often include free shots or entry to a dance or strip club or you upgrade club entry to VIP that has priority entry, reserved tables and vodka provided. There further evening or night time activities worth considering, if you feel peckish then try the Brewery Feast with beer decanters on the table and, of course, organised vodka & beer tasting is a great little appetiser to kick the evening off it comes with platters of food too.
In keeping with vodka tasting there is a very special event the must see Oil Wrestling & Vodka Tasting, apparently the Stag or victim is pulled into the ring by the fighter girls for a round. One activity which is good for the night or day time is a River Boat Cruise on the Vistula River which runs through Krakow. The night time version has DJ and beer parties aboard or a more exclusive Stag style version with a strip artist or two. Many groups, especially in the warmer weather choose a day time River Boat Cruise to have a bite to eat and as tradition holds they mete out the various punishments and honourable mentions for the Stag Group sinners and saviours during the weekend celebrations. Staying with day time activities on offer for your perfect weekend in Krakow the exhilarating gun range shoot out with up to seven different weapons available. Most companies advertise it as the AK47 Kalashnikov Shooting being one of the most iconic automatic machine guns in the world.
A choice of shooting packages to suit your budget this activity is certainly and adrenaline packed adventure. While there are diverse forms of shooting activities such as Clay Pigeon, Paintballing and Airsoft the AK47 Kalashnikov Shooting proves to be the most popular for visitors. If you are looking for something a little more sporting then the Olympic White Water Rafting is the challenging fun activity for your group, you can opt for a 1 hour or 2 hour stint and don’t forget an extra t-shirt you might need it. There is also an off road trials track in the nearby Ojcow National Park, all kinds of 4 wheel drive vehicles available to test your skills in unfamiliar terrain with an instructor by your side to assist should you require it.
On a more relaxed theme you can spend some time in Krakow’s ultra-modern health Spas, Hen groups can do a spot of pampering and Stag can get a massage to help the hangover pass or take advantage of the jacuzzis, salt rooms and swimming pools. Maybe some sightseeing is on the agenda? This is where Krakow excels in providing many ways to explore the city by hiring a bicycle, electric scooters and buggies or the richly adorned Horse & Carriage operators which line the main square “Rynek” in the Old Town. Some suggestions on what to see would be Wawel Castle, museum and cathedral within the grounds, Krakow’s legendary Dragon cave, Sukiennice and the underground museum depicting daily life from bygone times.
There are also out of Krakow tours available with transfers included to the Wieliczka Salt Mine and the Auschwitz/Birkenau Memorial Site it is best for both these activities a morning departure to fully view everything.
If you wish to continue with the Jewish heritage then a visit to Schindler’s factory which has been renovated and open to the public, it is situated in the Kazimierz or Jewish Quarter. Krakow has two main areas the Old Town and Kazimierz both zones are full of pubs, clubs, restaurants and historical value places. The best way to enjoy Krakow in a single weekend is to spend a day or a night in each. One thing to remember in Krakow is that there are no official closing times for pubs and clubs, so, you might find your night turning into day in Krakow’s buzzing nightlife scene, be warned! Krakow is an immensely popular destination for Stag, Hen, Sport and Corporate groups no matter your reason for visiting Krakow you will say that it is too soon leave and vow to return in the future to the wonderful and enchanting, trendy and cool vibes of historical Krakow.