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From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Take a break from the crowded city and go on a rafting trip down the beautiful Dunajec River. The traditional wooden rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony at 982 meters and Mt. Sokolica at 747 meters in the Pieniny Range, nestled in the protected national parks of rare flora and fauna. See the wonderful wooden church of St. Michael Archangel's from the 15th century in Dębno Church, which is listed by UNESCO. 

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

2. 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.

From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Town Tour

3. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Town Tour

Rafting on the Dunajec river on a wooden raft is an amazing meeting with wild, unchanged from millennia nature – one of the biggest tourist attractions of Europe. That is the best way to visit the Pieniny National Park. The Dunajec river gouged in limestone rocks the Dunajec river George. Rafting tradition on a wooden raft reaches first half of the 19 century, On the way to the Dunajec rafting you will see church of saint Michael the Archangel – wooden Gothic church entered on the UNESCO World Hertige list. Zakopane is a town located about 100 km on the south from Krakow. This is the place located at the foot of Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is called winter capital of Poland. You will have a chance to walk down on the Krupówki street where you can find many restaurants with traditional regional food. A must visit is Gubałówka hill (height 1126 m) where to the top you can go by a funicular with some breathtaking views on the Tatra Mountains.

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based on 2 reviews

What a great day out. This is a trip everyone who visits Krakow area must do. The scenery is amazing, the water is calm but still exciting enough sailing over rocks. Safe for kids and the raft guides are super entertaining. But they only speak Polish. So if you want to understand all the awesome jokes then bring a Polish speaking translator, you will pee yourself laughing. The booking company was great and the driver Milosc really cared about us all and made sure we had the best possible experience. He was very knowledgeable and tried to make the day unforgettable. The vehicle was super luxurious and the long drives were very relaxing and comfortable. If you are in the krakow area, then you must do this tour.

Loved the tour.

Thank you for a wonderful tour! Rafting on the Danube is a fantastic sight! Safe rafting made it possible to see the mountains in all its beauty, caused a complete delight. Two hours passed quickly! And then we went to Zakopane and conquered Mount Gubalupka on the funicular, from where amazing landscapes open! Our driver and guide Cris drove the car very carefully along a difficult track, making our trip comfortable and safe! Thanks for the 12 hours of magical travel!

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 whole experience was amazing! Mathew was awesome, and helped the trip exceed our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and made a few extra stops that really tied the whole experience together and taught us a bit about the history of the region.

Excellent tour and excellent service. Is to be recommended without reservation. Perfect support from the guide. Thank you so much!