Zakopane
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From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

1. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of Southern Poland on this all-encompassing day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Krakow, head to Gubalowka Hill where you will take the cable car to reach the summit and admire panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. Next, continue to Chochołow, a picturesque wooden village. Enjoy a stroll around these UNESCO-registered wooden houses and even get the chance to enter one of them before continuing to your next stop.  Next, visit a Bacowka, which is a traditional shepherd’s hut, where you will have the chance to try the famous regional cheese Oscypek, and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops.  After breaking for lunch, head to Podhale to enjoy 3 hours soaking in the regenerating thermal baths. Explore the complex and its 30 different pools located both inside and outside with picturesque views of the Tatra Mountains. Find a pool or jacuzzi to relax in and experience the healing powers of the mineral-rich waters before heading back to Krakow.

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Krakow: Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

2. Krakow: Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

Travel comfortably from Krakow to Zakopane, a charming town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain range in Poland. Alpine in its character, the range forms the Tatra National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Pass a traditional village, where you can appreciate its distinctive wooden architecture. Your tour will start with a stroll along Krupowki Street, one of the best-known Polish promenades attracting visitors from all over the world with dozens of shops and souvenir stalls, and regional arts and crafts. Next you will have a chance to ride by a funicular railway (cable car) to the top of Gubalowka Hill to admire beautiful panoramas of high mountains in the Tatra National Park. After a gentle walk around the peak, visit the oldest parts of Zakopane, passing the beautiful timber lodge of Villa Atma with its archetypal Zakopane-style architecture. The lodge is now used as a museum and the famous cemetery “Na Peksowym Brzysku”, a place so sentimental and special with many “gravestones” in the birch grove made of wood. These grave markers are considered to be supreme works of art. You may also visit a Chocholow village, famous for its old wooden houses and local wooden art. Its joyful atmosphere has some of the best experiences Zakopane can offer. At the end of your tour, you'll be transferred back to Krakow.

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From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

3. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

Raft down the Dunajec Gorge through the Polish mountains. Admire the beauty of the Pieniny Mountains up close and go sightseeing in the city of Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Be surrounded by gorgeous alpine scenery. Depart from Krakow on a comfortable bus. Head southwards on a 2-hour journey through the Polish mountains until you reach Pieniny. Get into a wooden gondola to begin cruising on the Dunajec river. The Pieniny mountain range separates the Polish border from Slovakia. Admire the beauty of the UNESCO-listed ravine of the Dunajec raft. Cruising by the national park, see the spectacular peak of Trzy Korony, standing tall at 982 meters high. After a 2-hour trip down the river, get picked up and driven to Czorsztyn. Stop here for a lunch break and check out the beautiful Lake Czorsztyn. Then, continue to Zakopane, the ski capital of the country and a popular holiday resort. Learn the history of the city, see the famous Krupówki street, visit wooden chapels. Try the local oscypek cheese, a smoked cheese made exclusively in the Tatra Mountains. Take a cable car to the top of Gubałówka mountain, for a panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. See the biggest ski jumping hill built on the slope of Krokiew mountain, the Wielka Krokiew, where ski jumping competitions are held every winter.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

It is a quiet excursion to the mountains

I would recommend the company and the guide that was excellent. He explained very well the characteristics of the place, its history, its customs. Times were well managed.