Zakopane
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Our most recommended Zakopane Outdoor Activities

  • Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

    1. Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

    On this 10-hour program, you'll enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

    The guide, Jhon was amazing! Give us alot of information and tips Arrange all we need Excellent!

  • From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    2. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    After pick-up at your Krakow hotel, you will be driven for 2 hours to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower, the trail is in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Have lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

    This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

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

    3. 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.

  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    4. Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Make your way to the village of Chochołów near Zakopane, where the locals still live in traditional wooden houses. Hear about everyday life and the folk culture of the local Góral people, before visiting the workshop of a talented sculptor. Return to Zakopane via Witów to look at an old wooden church and visit the shepherd's mountain shelter of Bacowka, where traditional cheese is still produced. Get breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains on the way to Krupowki Street, Zakopane's commercial heart with lots of shops and restaurants serving local cuisine. Ride the cable car to take in breathtaking views before returning to Krakow at the end of the day.

    Reliable, friendly, punctual and informative. Will definitely choose them again.

  • Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

    5. Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

    Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you straight to Zakopane. In Zakopane you will have the chance to take a cable car ride to Gubałówka Hill, hike to the beautiful lake of Morskie Oko, go skiing or visit a thermal baths. Whatever option you choose, you will have plenty of opportunity to be absorbed in the natural beauty of Tatra National Park. You will also be able to meet local people and sample their traditional, regional cuisine. At the end of your activity in the mountains, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Krakow.

    Peter our guide was amazing. Our private tour was full of surprises and very informative. Recommend taking this trip, is a majestic place.

  • Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    6. Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    Zakopane is known as the winter capital of Poland and is its local premier mountain resort. Located just 120 kilometers away from Krakow, picturesque Zakopane is a great place to visit at any time of the year. On this 8-hour trip you’ll see why Its natural scenery and local architectural style makes it one of the most popular destinations in Poland. Your itinerary will reflect your particular interests. For example, you might like to admire the beautiful scenery of the Tatra Mountains, enjoy a ride on the cable car up Gubalowka Mountain, check out the shops on Krupowki Street, and buy some traditional highland crafts at the local market. An English-speaking driver will be happy to advise you about the best spots in town.

    We arrived in Poland hours before it was announced that the country shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic. All cultural institutions had already been confirmed to close and we were worried what we would be able to still do whilst in the country. I found this tour and it absolutely saved our weekend. The tour company were informative and helpful and the guide went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and to show us as much of the Tetra Mountain park as he possibly could, particularly in the face of closures and quarantines. The efforts he went through to make us comfortable and find us somewhere that would still serve us lunch was commendable and I would absolutely recommend this operator to anybody else travelling to the region.

  • From Krakow: Excursion to Zakopane Town in Tatra Mountains

    7. From Krakow: Excursion to Zakopane Town in Tatra Mountains

    Zakopane carries the proud name of the "skiing capital of Poland". It is Poland's most popular holiday resort. During this tour you will be able to see the Chocholow village, which features traditional wooden houses that have been built by the local highlanders years ago. Along your way spot out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. 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 the mountain Gubalowka, ride in a funicular and experience the natural surrounds. From the top of the mountain you will have a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. On this trip you will be able to view the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.  This mountainous journey will take 2 hours to drive depending on traffic. The driver may be up to 15 minutes late dependin...

    Our guide Chris from Legendary in Krakow ensured we had a great tour. Thanks very much!

  • From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

    8. From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

    Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland, thanks to its splendid natural scenery, its pistes and hiking trails, and a rich folk culture. You will begin your exploration of the area by taking the 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, we will visit the charming wooden old parish church and the most unique cemetery in Poland. To complete your experience, you have a chance to visit the enormous regional market and enjoy lunch in a regional restaurant serving local specialities. If you wish to find out more about this unusual region you can visit the Tatra Museum or the village of Chochołów (famous for its 150-year-old wooden log cabins and a serene atmosphere).

    A very enjoyable day! I loved Zakopane it is a beautiful town. It’s a pity the weather was misty and we couldn’t see the Tatra mountains! Never mind! Next time !

  • Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow with Cable Car Ride

    9. Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow with Cable Car Ride

    Kasprowy Wierch is one of the top favorites with visitors to the Polish Tatras. This full-day trip begins at 09:00 in the center of Krakow, or with a pick-up at your accommodation in the city. When you arrive you’ll take a ride on a modern cable railway with large windows that make it possible to admire amazing mountain vistas. At the summit, there is a large terrace where you can take in the breathtaking panorama of the Tatras towering over picturesque valleys. You’ll find a number of tourist trails with different levels of difficulty that lead from Kasprowy Wierch to the High Tatras and in the direction of the Western Tatras. After reaching the summit you can continue your trek choosing one that interests you most. Each of the routes will take you through spectacular landscapes. Later you’ll visit Zakpone, the capital city of the Polish Tatras. Enjoy a lunch break and then take a gu...

  • Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

    10. 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...

    We arrived in Zakopane about 1:45 from Krakow. You reach a stunning area in its beauty. It is recommended to go to the cable car and enjoy the view of the Tetra Mountains. If you have time and the driver allows So it is also advisable to do snowmobile trips

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Good tour guide was excellent, had fantastic weather for it which was a bonus, thermal baths was a good way to end the trip. Cheese tasting on the way which was good advise is there are no toilets at this, next was Zakopane which was a lovely town and very lively, then finally was the thermal baths.

This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

סיור יומי נהדר המאפשר לחוות את זאקופנה על קצה המזלג ומשולב בנקודות ענין בדרך ובילוי של כשעתיים במרחצאות בבוקובינה. מומלץ בחום וגם בקור

Was a lovely day overall, guided by a funny and welcoming guide (Hubert). We would recommend to all!

The guide, Jhon was amazing! Give us alot of information and tips Arrange all we need Excellent!