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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.

  • Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

    3. Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

    Enjoy a day trip from Krakow to two of the region's stunning sights. Take in the panoramic views of the Pieniny National Park, before vising the resort town of Zakopane. Travel from your hotel in Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a distinctive folk village on the Slovakian border. Enjoy a scenic walk along its unique treetop path, and feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement. Next, explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the Tatras Mountains. This beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street and shop for some charming souvenirs. Ride the funicular up the Gubalowka mountain, and take in the panoramic views.

  • 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 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...

  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

    7. 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

  • Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths Private Tour

    8. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths Private Tour

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Krakow and heads towards one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland, Zakopane. Along the way, marvel at views of the impressive Tatra Mountains, then soak up the atmosphere of this charming town upon arrival. Next up, ride the Gubałówka cable car up the mountain side, admiring the sprawling landscape that surrounds you. Afterwards, wander along the vibrant Krupówki, full of local restaurants, gift shops, and more. Finish the tour at the famous Chochołów Thermal Baths. Warm up or cool down in the baths’ 30 different pools, against a backdrop of yet more mountainside views. At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off back to your Krakow accommodation.

  • Zakopane: City Highlights Private Walking Tour

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 100 reviews

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.

A nice get away from Krakow. The driver was extremely good, knowledgeable, giving us the right information and giving us options what to do. I recommend this tour if you want to get away from the city and meet the countryside!!!

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.

Gregor is a very good person and he makes our journey more relaxing.