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Pieniny National Park: Tours & Tickets

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From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

1. 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.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

2. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before relaxing in the luxurious thermal baths of Chochołów. 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 distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif.  This tour is perfect for families, nature lovers and mountain lovers alike. For the adrenalin hunters, there are special fragments of the route with obstacles, which can  also be omitted. For the ecologists, learn about rare local wildlife by reading educational plaques. Walk at a leisurely pace to the 32 meters-high observation platform situated on the border of Pieniny National Park and Tatras National Park. Observe the majestic natural world below. When you have finished, feel a rush of adrenalin as you slide down a 60-metre slide straight to ground level, or walk at your own pace back down the hill. Then, travel to Thermal Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Bathe in its therapeutic water, which is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters and emits beneficial micronutrients. Relax in the warmth of eight thermal whirlpools. Dip into the brine bath or outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36°C. Enjoy fun activities in the outdoor pools; from the Wild River to water basketball and volleyball, from massage jets to waterfalls and geysers. Ride down inflatable and pontoon slides. There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Relax in the regular steam sauna, or try out the salt cave and 'Textile' dry sauna. Observe the surrounding landscape from the beautiful Highlander Cottage Sauna observation deck. Revitalize your energy in the cooling pool on the terrace. You can also indulge in the restaurant during your visit.

From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

3. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

Start your trip directly from your accommodation. Then, travel from Krakow to discover the natural beauty of Pieniny National Park, located in the south of Poland, near the Slovak border. Enjoy the tour around the picturesque area of Pieniny surrounded by the mountains and thick forests. Learn more about well-preserved ecosystems composed of rare species of flora and fauna. Check out the greatest tourist attraction the National Park has to offer and go rafting on The Dunajec River Gorge. This activity has been organized since the early 19th century. During the two-and-a-half hours, you will be able to observe impressive limestone rocks and mountain peaks. Being on the small wooden raft do not forget to take great pictures of the river which meanders through the valley. At the end of the rafting reach the charming resort town of Szczawnica, 20 kilometers downstream.  If you select an option of the tour extension, make your way to Białka Tatrzańska, a famous ski resort where the complex of thermal baths is located. Dip into the geothermal water, at a perfect temperature of 34-38 degrees celsius. Reduce stress in many pools, among other the external ones overlooking the Tatra Mountains. Do not skip the sauna zone and strengthen your immunity in the salt grotto and Russian banya. The tour ends with the drop-off at your hotel.

From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

4. From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

On this private full-day tour you will discover Pieniny National Park and Niedzica Castle as you enjoy rafting down the beautiful Dunajec River. Here you can admire the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent sight of Niedzica Castle, standing 566 meters high on a hill upstream from the mouth of the Dunajec River. With transfers from Krakow, you will discover the Pieniny mountain range situated in the south of Poland and the north of Slovakia. Admire the variety limestone rock, the vertical white rocky walls along the Dunajec River, and the highest peak of Three Crowns at 982 meters. You will visit Pieniny National Park, which protects the unique landscape and natural features of the most beautiful part of the mountain range. Enjoy rafting down the Dunajec River, which forms a border between Poland and Slovakia for 27 kilometers. The river begins in the town of Nowy Targ at the junction of 2 short mountain rivers – Czarny Dunajec and Bialy Dunajec.

Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

5. Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk 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 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 to refuel after rafting. Continue on to 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 in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Discover the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras to learn about many animals and plants that can be found only in a few places of the world.

From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

6. From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

Raft down the Dunajec on traditional raftsman boats to explore the Pieniny National Park from a unique perspective. Enhance your experience by upgrading to options that include a visit to Niedzica Castle or the Palenica cable car for stunning views of the Pieniny Mountains. Get picked up from hotel and travel and drive for 2 hours on an air-conditioned car to the Pieniny National Park. Begin your rafting adventure in the raftsman harbor in Sromowce and set sail on a river journey lasting about 2.25 hours.  See the diverse wildlife along the river route, which runs along a neutral border band between Poland and Slovakia. Look up to admire the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains. After your river journey, your driver pick will be waiting for you, and, if you desire, you will have the opportunity to visit this charming town of Szczawnica and try the local cuisine.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

7. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before passing through forests and mountains on an enjoyable rafting tour of the stunning Dunajec River. Travel from Kraków 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 distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif.  This tour is perfect for families, nature lovers and mountain lovers alike. For the adrenalin hunters, there are special fragments of the route with obstacles, which can  also be omitted. For the ecologists, learn about rare local wildlife by reading educational plaques. Walk at a leisurely pace to the 32 meters-high observation platform situated on the border of Pieniny National Park and Tatras National Park. Observe the majestic natural world below. When you have finished, feel a rush of adrenalin as you slide down a 60-metre slide straight to ground level, or walk at your own pace back down the hill. Then, travel back into Poland for an exciting rafting tour of the breathtaking Dunajec River, which winds through forests and majestic mountains. Your traditional wooden raft will pass through Pieniny Gorge, with its towering cliffs and limestone formations. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony (982m) and Mount Sokolica (747m) in the Pieniny Range, nestled in a protected national park boasting rare flora and fauna. Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience!

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

8. 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 distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif.  This tour is perfect for families, nature lovers and mountain lovers alike. For the adrenalin hunters, there are special fragments of the route with obstacles, which can  also be omitted. For the ecologists, learn about rare local wildlife by reading educational plaques. Walk at a leisurely pace to the 32 meters-high observation platform situated on the border of Pieniny National Park and Tatras National Park. Observe the majestic natural world below. When you have finished, feel a rush of adrenalin as you slide down a 60-metre slide straight to ground level, or walk at your own pace back down the hill. Then, travel back into Poland to explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the stunning Tatras Mountains. Proudly named the "winter capital of Poland", this beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street. Chat to some locals and discover what village life has to offer, before shopping for charming souvenirs. During this tour, you will be able to see the unique Chocholow village and its traditional wooden houses, which were built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the historical wooden chapels along the way. You will also be able to view the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.

Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

9. Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

The Dunajec River Gorge, the narrow valley of 9 kilometres length, is featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. While floating down the Dunajec, you can explore the biggest attractions of Pieniny National Park, including limestone cliffs ranging between 300m and 500m in height, and a rich flora and fauna. Since almost 160 years, rafting on this river has been organized by locals for tourists, in the past mainly for guest of nearby castles. Today it is one of the most exciting experiences you can have in the area, providing fun and excitement for those young and old. Before getting on the raft, your guide will take you to Debno to see one of the oldest churches in Poland. On your way, you will also stop in Niedzica to admire the medieval castle, situated picturesquely on the shore of lake. The main attraction of the day – rafting on River Dunajec – will take around 2.5 hours and will end in charming small town of Szczawnica. After lunch, you'll hit the road and travel back to Krakow through Gorczanski National Park – the best way to finish unforgettable day.

Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting Private Tour

10. Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting Private Tour

After being picked up at 8 or 9 AM from your accommodation in Krakow, your driver, who is also your tour leader, will drive you into the Polish countryside. Make a quick stop in Dębno, a small village with one of the oldest churches in Poland. Next head to Niedzica, where you can admire the picturesque view of a medieval castle situated by the lake. Continue on to the Pieniny National Park where your rafting experience will begin. Enjoy a relaxed rafting trip along the Dunajec River where you can take in the stunning views of the high limestone cliffs, rich flora, and fauna. After 2.5 hours of drifting, arrive in the small health-resort town of Szczawnica. Here, there will be time to find a local tavern and try the traditional tastes of the region. On the way back home you will travel through the beautiful Gorczański National Park before you are returned to your accommodation in Krakow. The entire tour lasts about 8 hours. 

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What people are saying about Pieniny National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 110 reviews

This tour was the absolute highlight of our trip. Oir guide was Gregory who was an absolute gent, very knowledgable, kind and friendly and made sure we had the best day. He went above & beyond for us. He took all the stress away from us. The treetop walk was beautiful, we were lucky that the mountains and the landscape was full of snow and looked so beautiful. The ride up on the ski cable car was super. We then stopped off on our way to Zakopane to take some scenic photos. In Zakopane, Gregory took us to a lovely restaurant and recommends and ordered some traditional polish food for us which was delicious. We then setup the funicular to see Zakopane from above. We then drove 30 mins to the Thermal Baths to relax and end the day. Gregory then became my super hero looking after me after a freak accident. The day was superb and worth every penny. It didn’t feel rushed and we packed so much in. I want to do it all over again!

Such a fantastic trip with some of the best scenery we have ever seen, the trip was well planned with a variety of activities set up for us to enjoy! Our guide Matt went above and beyond for us, from pick up to drop off he had so much knowledge to share with us & went out of his way to show us places he knew we would love that weren’t on the scheduled trip! We thoroughly enjoyed our day and spending it with Matt as our guide was a joy, we hope to have him as our tour guide again in the future.

Really personal tour with a very friendly and knowledgeable driver. Amazing treetop Walk just inside the Slovakia border (we went in March during ski season so it was like walking through Narnia). We then saw the beautiful sites of Zakopane with some gorgeous architecture and alpine lodges. Finished up by thawing out at the thermal spa. It was a little busy as we went on Sunday but a really fun day.

Our Guide Milo was fantastic! Chatty, friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was great, travelling to Slovakia and then back to Poland to Zakopane. Luckily when we went there was snow so it all looked extra fantastic. Highly recommend.

Awesome tour guide that was very knowledgeable. Solo tour but I enjoyed every bit of it. Definitely would recommend booking this one. Slovakia was so pretty.