Krakow has always been a well-visited city throughout time, it was the capital city of Poland, silk trade capital of Europe, salt producer, beer producer and in the arts famous for writers, poets and theatre. Therefore, entertainment and city attractions are abundant and in today’s modern world Krakow has become one of the most popular destinations for Stag, Hen, sports and culture visitors. In fact, 14 million people came to Krakow in 2019, so the city has adapted to the requirements of such a large amount of tourists. There is a festival of some description almost every day of the year in this enchanting city and over 1,000 pubs clubs and restaurants in the Old Town and the Jewish Quarter called Kazimierz.
The top 10 Krakow stag do activities (available on partykrakow.co.uk) most asked for by the groups cover the daytime and evening into the night and possibly the morning of the following day are:
1. Guided Pub Crawl
The guided pub crawl is without a doubt the best way to introduce yourself to Krakow’s buzzing nightlife scene, especially on your first night there. The interesting but very useful fact is that there are no official closing times, so pubs can stay open to the early hours and many of them provide entertainment, dancing, karaoke, open mic nite, live bands, live sporting events transmissions, and crazy golf plus axe throwing. Every pub is different in Krakow and most are themed but all of them offer mainstream and locally brewed beer. Some fantastic places to quench your thirst are Lastrico with a beer garden, Awaria Live Music Pub, Mercy Brown for cocktails, and Opium Bar in Kazimierz.
2. White Water Rafting
The Krakow Olympic circuit is a great way to spend an hour or two battling against the rapids with your friends. Many companies like to take their employees there on an often-used practice of a bonding exercise. If you are more adventurous then the Dunajec River WWR is for you. The scenery is breath-taking in the Pienniny Mountains. Safety equipment, instructors, and a fresh set of clothes could come in handy, also the Dunajec run requires around 6 hours with travel.
3. Strip Party Bus
There is not a lot that separates the top 3 activities here and surprisingly the Strip Party Bus, a club on wheels takes the 3rd spot. The Party Bus is booked by both Stag and Hen groups, as soon as you land a Guide is in arrivals to greet you and escort you to the bus. On the way to your accommodation, the stripper is picked up and sometimes she pretends to be a hitchhiker to surprise the Stag. Music, light show, bars & dance poles on board makes for an exciting kick-off to your Stag or Hen Weekend.
4. AK47 Kalashnikov Shooting
This particular activity gives you the thrill of firing live ammo with up to 7 different weapons of which is the world’s most well-known assault rifle, the AK47. James Bond’s PPK is also on the list along with the pump-action shotgun which everybody goes a little Ramboesque with by firing in quick succession just like in the movies.
5. Steak ‘n Tits
A massive 3-course tender steak dinner plus beer and vodka shots are thrown in with a private salon exclusively for your group for a super-hot strip show. Groups often add in a 2nd stripper or Big Bertha Roly Poly to titillate the Stag who is blindfolded and handcuffed by the super-hot girl who then exchanges places with Big Bertha, hilarious.
6. River Boat Cruise
There are 2 ways to enjoy this summertime experience on the Vistula River, either by day with a spot of lunch aboard and some fantastic scenery during the cruise. Stag groups usually chill out and sentence the wrong-doers and rule-breakers from the earlier weekend days. By night time, however, this is a full-on party plus the all traditional strip show included. Smaller groups can book the catamaran river cruise with lunch, dinner or a stripper.
7. Limo/Hummer City Cruise
This activity is a Hen Party favorite as a prelude to going clubbing, with or without a strip show and you can take your own alcohol. A cruise around the illuminated scenic sights of Krakow is a cool party starter. Although the smaller Stag groups make full use of it but mainly as an airport to accommodation transfer to get the party off to a flying start with the traditional strip show.
8. Rugby Tournament
Ironically, rugby is the unexpected high flyer with the Krakow Rugby Festival boosting the popularity of this fine sport. Hundreds of international players and teams come to Krakow in June every year to compete. Maybe it’s the allure of the Unlimited Beer ‘n Cider feature during the rugby weekend that makes the KRF unmissable. Also, many teams arrange a friendly with the local side during the offseason on their club tours.
A classic fun activity for many if they fancy themselves as a racing driver, get on the circuit, pedal flat down, no braking, and maneuver the bends to win a bottle of bubbly. A most gratifying experience with your mates challenging to be the next Lewis in a go-kart.
10. Hen Cocktail Making Class
Another Hen Party winner, cocktail making in a trendy Old Town lounge bar. A pro-barperson oversees a spectacular assortment of various cocktail concoctions with all the pro-gear on hand to ensure that what you make is drinkable and sparks the evening into life.
There you have it, the most asked for activities to experience in Krakow on a Hen, Stag, or Sports Group Weekend. The 4hr Pub Crawl is a great way to get to know the city on your first night and you can ask for advice on the best clubs to visit from your guide too. Krakow’s vibrant nightlife with unusual pubs come clubs with no closing times is something you will cherish and compliment your weekend partying with added extras to spice up the night or add some zing to the daytime attractions.