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Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs & Hotel pickup

1. Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs & Hotel pickup

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private or group day trip from Krakow with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and try regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, explore Zakopane on your own, and relax in a thermal bath. After pickup from Krakow, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the best examples of Goral wooden houses and learn about this characteristic wooden building style. Afterward, try regional treats, including oscypek cheese and local alcohol in a traditional shepherd's hut called Bacówka. Next, take the cable car from Zakopane to Gubałówka, the most famous peak of the Polish Tatra Mountains. In just 3.5 minutes, get to a height of 1122 m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. On your descent, enjoy free time on Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street. Find local shops with products from the Podhale region. You can buy jewelry (including brooches in the typical heart-shaped “parzenica” pattern), clothes made of wool and leather, and intricately carved wooden souvenirs. Finally, unwind at Terma Bania where 14 pool basins, over 300 meters of water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. In the end, be driven back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs with Hotel Pickup

2. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs with Hotel Pickup

Explore Zakopane on a guided tour including round-trip transportation from Krakow. Experience the healing waters of the thermal pools in Białka Tatrzańska, ride a cable car to the top of Gubałówka Mountain, and enjoy a cheese and alcohol tasting.  Start with a pickup from your hotel, apartment, or another place of your choice in Krakow. From there the duration of the trip from Krakow to Zakopane is approximately 2 hours. About 20 minutes from Zakopane lies the town of Chochołów. Chochołów is famous for its wooden houses which look almost identical. Settlers have traditionally washed the wooden walls of buildings with soap, which happens twice a year. Thanks to this cleaning, the buildings that are many years old look like new. In the vicinity of Chochołów, there are places where highlanders produce sheep's cheese traditional to this region of Poland. This cheese is called "Oscypek," and as part of your trip, learn about its production history while tasting it. Arrive in Zakopane, the capital of the Polish mountains. Each year, this place attracts many tourists who want to experience the unique style of Górlaskie culture, which is expressed through architecture, food, music, style of speech, and clothing. In the town center lies Krupówki Street. Enjoy time for independent exploration and lunch (not included). This street is the market square of Zakopane, where you can find souvenir shops and many restaurants that serve local food. Zakopane also boasts cable car access. Hop on a cable car with included tickets and take in views of the Polish Tatra Mountains from the top of Gubałówka Mountain. After exploring Zakopane and the surrounding area, your driver will take you to the Bania Thermal Pools in Białka Tatrzańska. Once there, relax and feel the healing properties of thermal water. The admission ticket to the Bania Thermal Pools includes themed areas for both children and adults so that everyone can enjoy their time equally. After your visit, your driver will take you to your drop-off location in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Springs

3. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Springs

Start your day with a pickup from Krakow and an escorted ride to Zakopane. On the way, visit the idyllic village of Chochołów, famous for its wooden houses which look almost identical. Learn about the traditions that keep these antique buildings looking new. Next, visit a Bacowka ─ a traditional shepherd’s hut ─ to try the regional cheese Oscypek and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and famous Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops. Ride a cable car from Zakopane to the top of Gubałówka and glimpse the Tatra Mountains. After exploring Zakopane your driver will transport you to the thermal pools in Białka Tatrzańska. Relax and enjoy the healing properties of warm thermal water before being driven back to Krakow.

Tatra Mountains Day Trip to Terma Białka Thermal Baths

4. Tatra Mountains Day Trip to Terma Białka Thermal Baths

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location on arrangement, and then travel in comfort to an amazing wellness center and aqua park near the ski resort of Kotelnica Białczańska in the Tatra Mountains. Be amazed by the unusual architecture and surrounding terrain of the Terma Białka on arrival. Get help to purchase your entrance ticket and then make use of the thermal facilities at leisure. Access almost 9,000 square meters of water entertainment and relaxation amenities. Let go of all your stress in the quiet zone and relax in silence. Indulge yourself at the 3 thermal swimming pools set in tranquil surroundings. Take the children to the loud zone, where they can let off excess energy at the 5 thermal swimming pools, external water slides and other fun activities. Find a tasty bite to eat in the on-site restaurants in both the loud and quiet zones. Enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the aperitif bar, or treat yourself to something more sophisticated in the cocktail bar. Top up your tan whilst you drink in the exclusive saunarium and sunbathing bar.

From Krakow: Zakopane & Kasprowy Wierch by Cable Car

5. From Krakow: Zakopane & Kasprowy Wierch by Cable Car

This tour will take you to the must-see spots in Zakopane and its surrounding towns. Wander through the charming Chochołów, explore Zakopane, and travel by cable car up Kasprowy Wierch. Then, visit Bialka Tatrzanska where you’ll have the option of relaxing in the thermal springs of the Bania resort. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow to take you to your first stop, Chochołów village. You’ll be enchanted by the beauty of the town made up almost entirely of traditional Polish wooden houses. Next, enter the magical Zakopane winter resort, where you’ll be able to taste local delicacies and explore the beautiful streets of the town center, including its famous old-fashioned shopping street Krupówki.  A cable car ride will then whisk you 4km high to the peak of Kasprowy Wierch, which offers breathtaking views across the Western Tatras.  Before heading back to Krakow, take one last stop at the town of Bialka Tatrzanska, home to the Bania resort. Wander around the wintery village, or take the opportunity to visit the thermal spas before being driven back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 108 reviews

Wow! What an amazing experience and I can honestly say I am 100% glad I booked this trip. I booked it for myself and my two children (11 and 7) and they too had a great time. Gregory was an amazing host and so patient and attentive. We made friends with the four other people on the mini bus and this is resulted in an amazing, unforgettable trip. We thoroughly recommend the toboggan ride at the top of the mountain (after you get off the cable car) and the delicious hot chocolate from the main pub/cafe at the top. The swim up bar in the thermal bars was another highlight. It was a long journey there and back for the kids but the kids were happy with their tablets and headphones. A really magical day out that I wish we could do again!

Excellent driver and host. Very informative and was able to patiently wait when others got lost. Very good trip and well explained and supported. We had a fantastic time!

Fantastic day! This is a must if you are visiting Kraków - definitely the best thing we did. Wojciech was brilliant and the whole day was just amazing.

Great day out, definitely worth the money. The views from Zakopane were breathtaking, the thermal baths were the best way to end a long day.

We had a fabulous day thanks to our driver Gregor. He was friendly and the trip was well organised. Would highly recommend