Zakopane
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  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

    1. Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

    Start your day trip in the morning where you will be picked up at the reception of your hotel. Enjoy a 2-hour drive to the lovely village of Zakopane while your English-speaking driver provides commentary along the way.   After arriving in Zakopane, you'll have 5 hours of free time to explore the village on your own. You can try delicious Polish cuisine, or visit the local market to admire the creations of Polish craftsmen and try the popular smoked cheese. Enter a wooden villa built in a traditional architectural style, or walk through the picturesque streets — the choice is yours.  Select the option including tickets for the funicular railway and travel to the top of Gubałówka mountain. Enjoy the view of the village and admire the peaks of the Polish Tatra Mountains around you. During your visit, the driver will wait for you, and after 5 hours you travel back to Krakow together. Alt...

    Mountains were amazing. Well worth the visit. Went to heated pools defo would not go back as I have never seen so many people. Not relaxing at all.

  • Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    2. Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch at your own expense after rafting. Continue to Zakopane to ride a rail car to admire the Tatra Mountains from the peak of Gubalowka.

    Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

  • Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

    3. Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

    This tour to the Polish Tatra mountains and resort town of Zakopane begins at 9:00 am 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. For the duration of the journey, you will be accompanied by a professional, knowled...

  • From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

    4. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

    Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before exploring the popular holiday town of Zakopane. Travel from Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 10 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the dista...

    Very enjoyable day out and great way to see more of the Tatra Mountains. Journey was not difficult or long from Krakow and driver/guide was very accommodating and helpful as and when we needed. Plenty of time to enjoy the treetop walk although if we had walked up instead of taking the cable car this might have been tight. Recommend doing the slide down but it is an additional 2 euro-worth remembering you don't pay in zlotys as in Slovakia! Cable car extra as well which is 11 euro each, view at the top is beautiful. Tour in Zakopane is not really a tour more a chance to explore the main street which has plenty of shops, access to the cable car up to the top which is worth doing for the views and plenty of good shops to buy gifts. Arrived back in Krakow not too tired as well so a good use of a day exploring further afield

  • Zakopane: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

    5. Zakopane: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

    Discover the highlights of Zakopane with a very knowledgeable, private guide on a two or three-hour walking tour. See unique architecture and experience the culture of this amazing southern region in Poland. Zakopane boasts a one-of-a-kind regional highlander culture; get to know it with facts and visits to the city's most significant locations. During the two-hour tour, explore the most popular places in Zakopane, such as Krupowki Street, which is the heart of this "winter capital" of Poland. Follow your guide to see the oldest neo-Romanesque brick church in the city, dating back to 1877. Explore the Peksowy Brzyzek National Cemetery, a place unlike any other. Enter the wooden masterpiece that is the Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Check out the villa Jutrzenka, which is great example of local Gorals architecture. Then, your guide will take you to Rownia Krupowa, where you can see ...

  • From Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

    6. 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.

    A very good trip into Chocholow, Tatra National Park and Zakopane. Worth the trip.

  • From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths

    7. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths

    Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, which is the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Dip into natural waters extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters below ground and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. 

    We throughly enjoyed our day out to beautiful Zakopane and the amazing thermal baths. Thomas our driver was just the very best person to take us out for the day he was informative kind and so friendly, we really did get a wonderful guide making our time perfect , thanks again Thomas.

  • Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour

    8. Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour

    Your Zakopane tour begins with a breathtaking panorama of the Tatra Mountains, viewed from the top of Gubalowka Hill, and a cable car will take you there. The charming city of Zakopane is located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. It is visited all year long by many Polish and international tourists. Founded in the 16th century on seasonal shepherd settlements, it has evolved into an impressive city through the years. Throughout your route to Zakopane, you will stop off to Chochołów, which is a wooden village. People still live there in the original wooden houses built by the Polish highlanders, which are under the protection of UNESCO. You will also get the chance to go inside one of them to experience how people used to live. Following this you will visit a Bacowka (a traditional shepherd’s hut), where you will have the chance to try the famous regional cheese Oscypek, and will also...

    The Zakopane tour was great. Really nice to see the countryside and a different way of life compared to Krakow. The cheese tasting was amazing! I cant remember the name of our guide but he was really helpful and would definitely recommend

  • Zakopane: Group Tour from Krakow

    9. Zakopane: Group Tour from Krakow

    Explore Zakopane, also known as the "skiing capital of Poland". See the Chocholow village, which features traditional wooden houses that have been built by the local highlanders years ago. Seek out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels along your way. Visit Krupowki, the main street of Zakopane. Meet some locals, see what village life has to offer, and shop for some souvenirs. Take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain, ride in a funicular, and experience the natural surroundings as you emerge from the forest floor and ascend upon the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you will have a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. View the Ski Jump Hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.

  • From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Guided Tour

    10. From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Guided Tour

    Visit the popular winter resort of Zakopane on a full-day private sightseeing tour from Krakow and discover Poland’s most popular resort for skiing, rock climbing, rafting, trekking, cycling and paragliding. Begin your exploration of the area by visiting the highlander’s cottage and tasting the traditional highlander cheese known as oscypek. Then, continue your tour in the Koliba Villa, the Museum of Zakopane Style. After the visit to the museum, you will take the funicular railway to Mount Gubałówka for eye-popping views over the granite and limestone peaks. Return to the oldest part of Zakopane and wander the characterful main street of Krupówki to immerse yourself in Zakopane culture. Listen to the Podhale dialect - a language only spoken by the highlanders of the Tatra Mountains - admire beautiful handmade outfits, hear traditional music and peek into the workshops to see how the lo...

    From the beginning it was worth the money and time 100%! Very professional, a truely full programme not to be missed! Our tour guide Eva was fantastic! Polite, kind , full of knowledge and enthousiasm, together with our driver Peter, who was making every effort to make our journey as comfortable , punctual and enjoyable as possible! I would definately recomment this tour to everybody! Well done guys! Greetings from Cyprus, Chrystalleni!

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What people are saying about Zakopane

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We were very enthusiastic about the tour with Rafał, he picked us up at the hotel on time and the journey began. He showed us a lot and explained a lot. What you should know, however, is that it is best to take a seat cushion with you for the trip on the Danube, the trip takes a little longer than 2 hours and the seat is uncomfortably hard. But it was very worth it.

The driver was very nice and we were picked up right on time for our apartment. However, the town of Zakopane was a bit disappointing, is very touristy. I had chosen a self guided trip with thermal baths in Chocholowski. Was a very nice and clean pool with a beautiful view.

The Zakopane tour was great. Really nice to see the countryside and a different way of life compared to Krakow. The cheese tasting was amazing! I cant remember the name of our guide but he was really helpful and would definitely recommend

Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

Excellent tour and excellent service. Is to be recommended without reservation. Perfect support from the guide. Thank you so much!