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Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs & Hotel pickup

1. Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs & Hotel pickup

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private or group day trip from Krakow with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and try regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, explore Zakopane on your own, and relax in a thermal bath. After pickup from Krakow, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the best examples of Goral wooden houses and learn about this characteristic wooden building style. Afterward, try regional treats, including oscypek cheese and local alcohol in a traditional shepherd's hut called Bacówka. Next, take the cable car from Zakopane to Gubałówka, the most famous peak of the Polish Tatra Mountains. In just 3.5 minutes, get to a height of 1122 m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. On your descent, enjoy free time on Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street. Find local shops with products from the Podhale region. You can buy jewelry (including brooches in the typical heart-shaped “parzenica” pattern), clothes made of wool and leather, and intricately carved wooden souvenirs. Finally, unwind at Terma Bania where 14 pool basins, over 300 meters of water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. In the end, be driven back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

2. From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

Take in panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains on this full-day tour from Krakow. Visit the charming town of Chochołów and taste traditional local cheese and alcohol. Spend some free time in Zakopane and ride the cable car to the top of Gubałówka.  Go to the wooden town of Chochołów where you can see the traditional wooden architecture. Afterward, savor local produce of cheese and alcohol. Arriving in Zakopane, board the cable car and travel up to Gubałówka Hill. Experience breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains that are covered in snow up until May. Enjoy free time in the bustling heart of Zakopane on Krupówki street in the town center. Admire the architecture of the 120 years old Wooden Chapel "Jaszczurówka". End the trip with a drive back to your hotel.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip

3. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip

Take a day out from Krakow and head 100km south to the winter capital of Poland. Explore the Zakopane regional market, walk Krupowki street, and experience the town at your leisure. See authentic housing in Chocholow and marvel at the Tatra mountains by riding a funicular train up Gubalowka hill. Travel to the winter town of Zakopane. Explore as you please and find many worthwhile attractions like the professional ski jumping hill. Walk through the bustling Kripowki street and try some regional food. Find the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima, Jaszczurowca Chapel, and explore the old cemetery. Head just outside the town to the village of Chocholow and admire the traditional wooden housing. Taste an authentic highlander's cheese called 'Oscypek' and delight in the quaint magic of this hidden treasure. Climb aboard an amazing incline railway and reach the top of Gubalowka hill, 1126 meters high. Capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains, the tallest peaks in all of Poland.

Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

4. Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

This tour to the Polish Tatra mountains and resort town of Zakopane begins from the center of Krakow, or from your place of stay in the city. Zakopane is located about 150 kilometers from Krakow, and the entire day trip will last between 8 and 10 hours. One of the main attractions you will visit is Gubalowka peak, which is reached via a modern and quick incline railway. At the top, you will find outstanding views of the whole area, including the cute town below and the commanding and towering Tatra range behind it. In your time exploring Zakopane, it’s possible to see a long list of worthwhile sights, including: the center and lively main street (Krupowki), large professional ski jump (Wielka Krokiew), Jaszczurowca Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and the Old Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek. 

Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

5. Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

Zakopane is the capital of winter Poland. Here there is superb scenery, perfect for winter sports lovers and fans of trekking trails. This area also has a characteristic dialect, splendid food and unique architecture. First, you will see the work place of a traditional Polish sculptor who makes outstanding wooden objects. Then here will be time in Zakopane traditional marketplace to buy handmade equipment for your house, or traditional cheeses "oscypek", and many other kinds of food. Afterwards, you will have possibility to take a funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubałówka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, you will visit the charming wooden old parish church and cemetery. At the end of the trip, you will stop near the highest ski jump in Poland, Wielka Krokiew, where many international cups in ski jumping have been won.  Schedule: • Drive to the mountain side – 2 hours • Visit the Sculptor House in Chocholow – 30 to 40 minutes • Dive to Zakopane – 20 minutes • Gubalowka Mountain (with way up and down by Funicular rail) – 1 hour • Market under Gubalowka – 30 to 40 minutes  • Lunch time with walk through Krupowki – 1.5 hours • Visit Pekskowe Brzysko wooden church and cemetery – 30 to 40 minutes • Wielka Krokiew, the greatest ski jump in Poland – 1 hour • Drive back to Krakow - 2 hours Please note that times could change due to your needs or the weather conditions.

Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

6. Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and heads to the scenic Dunajec River Gorge. Hop onboard a traditional-style raft then embark on a 2.5 hour sail across the river. Soak up epic views of the Pieniny Mountain Range and the rocky slopes that line the river. Next, head to the popular resort town of Zakopane, known as the capital of the Polish mountains. Admire Zakopane's impressive alpine scenery, which attracts tourists year-round, and enjoy a guided tour of the town. See the famous Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Jaszczurówka Church, and Pęksowy Brzyzek cemetery. Finally, ride the funicular railway up to Gubałówka for a little mountaintop adventure. From the top, marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. After an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to Krakow.

Zakopane 1-Day Private Tour from Krakow

7. Zakopane 1-Day Private Tour from Krakow

Experience the highlights of Zakopane and learn all about this fascinating region, its history, culture and traditions. Your professional guide will accompany during the whole trip to answer any questions you may have. See the famous Krupowki Street, lined with regional architecture. Experience the lively atmosphere in this village. Visit the Church of the Holy Family, the oldest neo-romanesque brick church in Zakopane, dating back to 1877. Explore the Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Admire multiple regional buildings and villas like the Jutrzenka and Oksza.  One of the main attractions of the area is Gubalowka Hill. Enjoy your funicular ride and admire the breathtaking views of Tatra mountain range from up top. Taste some traditional delicacies, such as oscypek smoked sheep cheese or Bundz, a regional goat cheese.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Full-Day Trip

8. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Full-Day Trip

Zakopane is considered to be the “winter capital of Poland”. It is the highest situated town in Poland. Several mountain streams end in Zakopane. The city is surrounded from the north by the Gubałówka mountain range, and from the south side the majestic mountain Giewont with a characteristic cross at the very top looks down at it. In the past, sheep were grazed in the area of today’s Zakopane, and temporary shepherd settlements were created there for this purpose. An ideal location at the foot of the Tatra Mountains provides unforgettable and spectacular views of the highest Polish peaks. Zakopane is a tourist attraction itself: a famous promenade known throughout Poland called Krupowki, traditional buildings, and original folklore – they are all very attractive to visitors from other regions Beautiful, picturesque Tatra valleys, charming mountain lakes, and snow-capped peaks look menacingly from above … you have to see it with your own eyes! During our trip to Zakopane, we will also see other locations and attractions: – Białka Tatrzańska, Bukowina Tatrzańska with a beautiful scenic route to Zakopane, - Wielka Krokiew (ski jumping place), - the center of Zakopane with Krupówki, - a cable car ride to Gubałówka and return through the phenomenal Chochołowska Valley. We have prepared the route especially so that you can see the most beautiful places in Zakopane and the surrounding area.

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What people are saying about Wielka Krokiew

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 40 reviews

The whole experience was amazing! Mathew was awesome, and helped the trip exceed our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and made a few extra stops that really tied the whole experience together and taught us a bit about the history of the region.

Our driver Matheus was very friendly and knowledgeable - we had several stops and it turned out to be a great day. We were back in the city by 6pm - and we were also dropped off a different location at our request.

A place that you should spend a day to explore the natural beauty of the village. Guide is so friendly and polite. Highly recommended trip. Pick up and drop off at your choice

The trip to Zakopane town and mountains was the highlight of our tour. Wish we had more time. Must come back in summer and winter to enjoy the Christmas festivities

Brilliant day trip with an excellent friendly guide who was an absolute treasure and made us all feel welcome