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From Krakow: Full-Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

1. From Krakow: Full-Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Visit Zakopane, a sleepy village built at the foot of the magnificent Tatra Mountains, and immerse yourself in the charming local culture. Admire the rugged beauty of this quaint village, popularized by Dr. Tytus Chałubiński, who began sending his patients there to benefit from the breathtaking natural landscape and peaceful atmosphere. Explore the vibrant village and hear the stories of all the influential people who came to Zakopane to escape the bustle of the city and focus on their art and literature. Visit the oldest corners of the village and enjoy a trip to the local market for some cheese tasting. Continue to the Cemetery of Peksowy Brzyzek and make a turn to see the beautiful wooden church of Zakopane. For the truly fantastic views of your surroundings, travel in comfort up Gubalowka Hill on the funicular rail. Experience the charm of the past in “the winter capital of Poland” and marvel at the wild beauty of the Polish countryside.

Zakopane Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

2. Zakopane Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

Embark on a beer tasting tour of Zakopane and sample the best Polish popular, craft, and regional beer. Get to know the different beers and their history, as well as Polish traditions and customs. This fun-filled tour will provide an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. Spend the evening with a group of your friends or family, while your private guide takes care of you personally, explaining to you each beer that you drink. Sample brews from major Polish breweries, as well as speciality regional beers. At the first venue, you will also be treated to traditional appetizers. Every venue you visit will provide a different experience, each with a unique atmosphere and selection of beers to choose from. On the two-hour tour, taste a set of seven beers and some appetizers at three different venues. If you'd like to try even more different types and flavors, the three-hour option is for you. Savor 11 special beers with paired appetizers at four different venues.  Opt for the premium, four-hour option for the best combination of Polish beers and traditional food at five venues. Enjoy 13 beers and more food than you are able to eat.

Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Gubałówka or thermal baths

3. Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Gubałówka or thermal baths

Discover the mountain town of Zakopane with this private tour from Kraków. Stroll through the old-fashioned cottage-lined streets. Gaze out at the Tatras Mountains as you ride the Gubałówka cable railway. Take off from Kraków and watch the serene countryside pass by on the way to Zakopane. Take a walk along the promenade as the smell of delicious Polish food spills out onto the streets from restaurants. Board the Gubałówka cable railway train and travel uphill through the forest. Reach a viewpoint at the top where you can enjoy panoramic views of Zakopane and the mountains. Have the option to purchase dinner at a traditional Polish restaurant.

Zakopane Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

4. Zakopane Private Traditional Polish Food Tour

Discover how the culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people. On this private food and sightseeing tour, your professional guide will show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine in 2, 3 or 4 carefully chosen local venues. At these places, enjoy the special opportunity to try, compare, and choose which flavor from a rich range of traditional dishes you like the most. Each option includes a guided tour of Zakopane's highlights.  Choose the 2.5-hour option to try a basic set of food in 2 places. Sample different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialists. Also, enjoy 1 soft drink with cake and coffee/tea (except soup and beer).  Alternatively, choose the 3.5-hour food and sightseeing tour. With this option, taste even more traditional Polish food at 3 venues. Try various kinds of dumplings, different kinds of Polish meats, other specialists, and traditional soup. This option includes 1 soft drink, beer as well as cake and coffee/tea. During the tasting your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion. If you want an even more comprehensive tour of Poland's culture and cuisine, choose the special 5-hour option. This tour includes a combination of tasting not only food but also vodka or beers (you can choose 8 kinds of beer or 10 kinds of vodka shots) and more extensive sightseeing. Get to know the local history of the city better, and discover the country's best-kept secrets as you explore Krupowki Street and Goral's villas.

Zakopane Private Vodka Tasting Tour

5. Zakopane Private Vodka Tasting Tour

Set off on an amazing party tour with a great combination of facts and hands-on vodka experiencing. Grab your friends for a tasting and lesson at the same time. Drink both white and flavored vodkas, as well as legendary local liqueur, and play fun games to compare the flavors with your mates. Your guide will teach you how to drink vodka the Polish way and tell you about the occasions in which Poles drink vodka, as well as why it is referred to as the national drink. All the locations are carefully chosen based on their unique atmospheres, which reflect different periods in Polish culture and history. During the tour, you will also taste appetizers perfectly matched to the spirits, which include white vodka (potato, grain), flavored vodka (nuts, lemon), liqueur, and 70% absinthe. If you and your friends like partying and nightlife tours, this activity is a must-do during your stay in Zakopane. Choose the two-hour option to taste a set of five vodkas and appetizers at three different venues. If you are interested in more flavors, then opt for the three-hour option, which includes seven special shots at four different venues, all paired with appetizers. For the best combination of Polish vodka and traditional cuisine at five venues, select the four-hour option to enjoy 10 vodkas and more food than you're able to eat.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Full-Day Tour

6. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Full-Day Tour

Start with pickup from Krakow and travel south to the village of Zakopane. Once a secluded village, it had its own distinct culture and customs, a far cry from its boutique shops and resorts that can be found today. On this tour, discover more about what remains of this culture, and enjoy fantastic views of the mountains and countryside. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and breath in the mountain air as you enjoy the views from Gubalowka Hill. Ride the funicular to the summit and take in a fantastic mountain panorama. Visit the Cemetery of Peksowy Brzyzek and the old church nearby. Stop for a tasting session of local Oscypek cheese, visit the local market, and hear of the folklore and legends of the area.

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