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From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

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.

Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains from Krakow

2. Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains from Krakow

Your day begins with pick-up from your hotel in Krakow, then a visit to the studio of a local folklore sculptor in Chochołów to admire the traditional Polish artworks and, if you're interested, buy some of the artist's works. The day will continue with an unforgettable funicular journey to the Gubałówka mountain, which stands at an impressive elevation of 1126m. Here, enjoy spectacular views of the Polish countryside. After a hike through the mountain peaks, head down to the charming town of Zakopane and walk along Krupówki street, which runs through the town’s center. Here, have a leisurely lunch break and enjoy one of the local delicacies, a traditional smoked cheese dish called Oscypek. After lunch, visit the monumental cemetery of Pęksowy Brzyzk, as well as The Tatra Mountains Museum and the museum of Zakopane Style of Architectural at Willa Koliba. You'll also get to see the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a classical example of Zakopane architecture. As the trip nears its end, your group will head back to Krakow, where you will be dropped off at a place of your preference.

Krakow: Private or Small-Group Zakopane Tour & Thermal Pools

3. Krakow: Private or Small-Group Zakopane Tour & Thermal Pools

Escape the bustle of the city and journey out to Zakopane, a small resort town at the base of the Tatras Mountains. Your driver-guide will pick you up from your accommodation and then head south towards Zakopane.  Once you arrive in Zakopane, explore the town with its spectacular Tatras Mountain landscape. Immerse yourself in the culture of the region and taste the local cuisine before moving to the highlight of the tour. Visit the thermal pools in Chochołów for four hours and enjoy the therapeutic facilities that offer several thermal pools and access to the sauna. Relax in comfort and enjoy the beautiful views of the Tatras mountains from the facility. Then, head back to Krakow, where you’ll be dropped back at your accommodation.

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

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Jaszczurowka Chapel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 79 reviews

An awesome day today. My wife and I ended up with a private tour. Our guide maciek was the best. So full of knowledge. As soon as we got in the car he pointed out local places of interest. We stopped several times to visit places such as churches and a cheese shepherds hut. We had 2 hours of free time in the town then went up the cable car. Our guide recommended is a place for lunch- and it was great. We were allowed up to 4 hours at the thermal baths- however with just the two of us we didn’t need the full 4 hours- our guide was more than happy to leave when we were ready. Overall a fantastic day and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thanks maciek :)

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.

Tour guide was amazing, really friendly, knowledgeable spoke very good English. Pick up was on time, plenty of easy to follow and understand notifications making the planning so simple. Would 100% recommend both the trip to zakopane and the tour operator. Zakopane itself was beautiful, plenty of bars and restaurants with a local market to easily pass the day away. Views of the mountain ranges from the top of the cable car, also included in price, we're spectacular. We will definitely return for a few days next time

I went on the trip to Zakepane, a hidden gem of Poland. The trip was so organised. Our driver Gregor was fantastic! Always happy to answer questions and was very helpful. We were picked up on time and taken to Zakepane from Krakow. All the arrabgments for the cable car up the mountain were organised. I really do recommend this trip, i saw some fantastic views. Whilst also learning more about Polish culture.

We had a great day. Eventhough day started with rain and mist ,it was settled in the afternoon. We could be able to see beautiful tatras and had great time in cheese tasting . Gregor was super kind and helpful .