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From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel, apartment, or other place of your choice in Krakow at the time you specify. From there the duration of the trip from Krakow to Zakopane is approximately 2 hours. About 20 minutes from Zakopane lies the town of Chochołów. This village is famous for its wooden houses which look almost identical. Settlers have traditionally washed the wooden walls of buildings with soap, which happens twice a year in the periods before Christmas and Easter. Thanks to this cleaning, the buildings that are many years old look like new. In the vicinity of Chochołów there are places where highlanders produce sheep's cheese traditional to this region of Poland. This cheese is called "Oscypek", and as part of your trip you you learn of its production history whilst tasting it. The town of Zakopane is the capital of the Polish mountains. Each year, this place attracts many tourists who want to experience the unique style of Górlaskie culture, which is expressed through architecture, food, music, style of speech, and clothing. In the town center lies "Krupówki" Street, and you will be given time for independent exploration and a possible lunch. This street is the market square of Zakopane, where you can find many good restaurants which serve local food, as well as souvenir shops. Zakopane also boasts cable-car access, and from the top of the "Gubałówka" Mountain you can glimpse the Polish Tatra Mountains. After exploring Zakopane and the surrounding area, your driver will transport you to the thermal pools in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Whilst there, relax and feel the health properties of thermal water. The admission ticket to the Bukovina Thermal Pools includes themed areas for children and adults so that everyone can enjoy their time equally.  After returning to the parking lot, your driver will take you to your desired location in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Trip

2. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Trip

Escape the city and spend a day exploring the Polish countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. See traditional wooden houses, view the Tatras mountain range from the top of Gubałówka Hill, and taste traditional smoked sheep-milk cheese. Begin your tour with a pickup from a location of your choosing in Krakow. Hop onboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head towards one of the most picturesque locations in Poland, Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains. Once in Zakopane, head straight to Krupówki Street located in the center of town. Explore the many boutiques, restaurants, and curio shops that line this pedestrian-only street. At the end of Krupówki Street, you'll find your next stop on the tour, the station for the Gubałówka Hill funicular. Hop onto one of the cable cars and enjoy fantastic views of Zakopane and the surrounding mountains as you make your way up Gubałówka Hill. Once at the top, marvel at the breathtaking views of the Polish Tatras Mountains. Make the most of this fantastic location and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a refreshing drink while taking in the views. Visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a wooden building located on the outskirts of Zakopane, and see Wielka Krokiew, the biggest and most famous ski jumping hill in Poland. The final stop on your tour is the village of Chochołów. Admire the unusual architectural style of the famous wooden houses and see the Bacówkach, the traditional houses where Oscypek or smoked cheese is produced. Learn how this local specialty is made and sample various types to discover the different flavors created by the level of smoking.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

3. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of Southern Poland on this all-encompassing day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Krakow, head to Gubalowka Hill where you will take the cable car to reach the summit and admire panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. Next, continue to Chochołow, a picturesque wooden village. Enjoy a stroll around these UNESCO-registered wooden houses and even get the chance to enter one of them before continuing to your next stop.  Next, visit a Bacowka, which is a traditional shepherd’s hut, where you will have the chance to try the famous regional cheese Oscypek, and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops.  After breaking for lunch, head to Podhale to enjoy 3 hours soaking in the regenerating thermal baths. Explore the complex and its 30 different pools located both inside and outside with picturesque views of the Tatra Mountains. Find a pool or jacuzzi to relax in and experience the healing powers of the mineral-rich waters before heading back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

4. From Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

On the drive to Zakopane stop at the 16th-century village of Chochołów for a visit to the Tatra Museum. Attractions in Zakopane include a ride on the funicular railway, built in 1938 for the FIS World Skiing Championship. At 1,120 meters you’ll have spectacular area views. Take a walk down Krupówki, the town's main strip. See the ski jump, and the Old Church and its cemetery, and visit the Museum of Regional Art and Culture. The trip from Kraków lasts around 9 hours. For private tour options, an early start is recommended to make the best use of the daylight hours. Private tours can be extended to up to 12 hours for an additional payment to the driver.

Zakopane: Sightseeing Tour from Krakow

5. Zakopane: Sightseeing Tour from Krakow

Visit the charming town of Zakopane, Poland's skiing capital, situated at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. During your journey, stop in Chocholow village and see its traditional wooden houses that have been built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels along the way. In Zakopane, spend time on Kupowki which is the main street in Zakopane. Taste some traditional, local food, and buy souvenirs, all while taking advantage of the stunning views of the Tatra Mountains. Take a trip up in a funicular to Gubalowka and enjoy the stunning views of this mountain area.

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What people are saying about Chochołów

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 41 reviews

The trip there was very smooth, stopping at a few cultural places on the way. One was a traditional cheese maker where we were able to sample cheese with cranberry jam, cooked on an open fire, giving it a very smoky taste. Accompanied with shots of raspberry and lemon vodka, it was divine. We bought some for home at the shop on site. We were blessed with very good weather, the views were spectacular from the top of the mountain, the town is very quaint with a fair bit to explore and see. The driver was friendly and told us about the history of the places we stopped and of the town itself.

The mountains are beautiful and as it was April there was still snow on the tops. The smoked cheese tasting was excellent and we had a lovely chilling end of the day relaxing at the thermal pools overlooking the mountains. Gregor was an excellent guide sharing his knowledge and giving us plenty of time .

An amazing experience and would highly recommend! Our guide, Mariusz, was so friendly, informative and made the day extremely memorable. We can’t thank him enough for making the day so personalised and special, every single part of the day was enjoyable. Definitely book if you are staying in Kraków!

The trip was very enjoyable, our driver and guide was very nice, helpful and knowledgable. The trip went exactly as it is described and we loved every minute of it!

This trip was the highlight of my holiday. Must see beautiful place and the hot spring were amazing. Highly recommended