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From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie and Niepołomice

1. From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie and Niepołomice

Visit two of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour from Krakow to the small ancient village of Zalipie and Niepołomice, a picturesque place with a great past. Get maximum convenience out of your trip with pickup and drop-off from Krakow. After pickup at your hotel in Krakow, make your way to Zalipie in southeastern Poland with your driver who is also your tour leader. Once there, take a guided tour to find out more about the history and tradition of the village.  Explore the colorful village renowned for the decoration of its houses, featuring cheerful paintings on the walls and stoves, crepe-paper flowers, and paper-cut designs. Visit the Homestead of Felicja Curylowa Museum (outside only), the former home of the most famous practitioner of the folk art the village is known for. Then, discover a small shop with unique handmade souvenirs. Next, visit Niepołomice. Walk along the Royal Road, visit the royal castle (courtyard and interiors), the main square, and the Grunwald Mound. Afterward, get driven back to Krakow for drop-off at your hotel.

Pearls of Malopolska: Bochnia salt mine, Zalipie, Tarnow

2. Pearls of Malopolska: Bochnia salt mine, Zalipie, Tarnow

After transferring from Krakow to Bochnia, you will experience the oldest salt mine in Poland. Complete with a beautiful underground chapel, you will explore the mine with your friendly English-speaking tour guid. The mine features 300 kilometers of galleries which are filled with works of art and statues sculpted into salt. The mine itself was added to the UNESCO Heritage List back in 2013. Later, you will transfer to Tarnow, a charming little city with an originally preserved Old Town which dates back to the 18th century. The final stop on your tour will be to Zalipie, a true pearl of rural Poland. Here you will discover picturesque little houses painted in flowery patterns, and visiting this small village will truly make you feel as if you have traveled through time. At the conclusion of your tour, you will transfer back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zalipie Village Day-Tour

3. From Krakow: Zalipie Village Day-Tour

Start with pickup from Krakow and travel east to the beautiful village of Zalipie in Lesser Poland. Upon arrival discover its many hand-painted houses, decorated in the traditional Polish style. Learn about how the custom of painting houses in this fashion began in the 19th century. See the disttinctive style all over the village inlcuding on fences, wells, chicken coops, and stables. Enjoy multiple photo opportunities and get a sense of local life in the region.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Our guide was Maciek from Poland Active (https://www.poland-active.com/). We had a fantastic day, visiting different houses, the local museum and the beautiful church while admiring the gorgeous paintings. Maciek knew very well the area and some of the villagers, even allowing us to visit the house of a local lady quite famous for her painting skills.

Very nice experience. It is very cheap and the tourist guide is kind and helpful.. Its the most beautiful place I visited in my life.. I really recommend everyone to visit zalipie with thid company

Our tour to Zalipie from Kraków was wonderful. Paulo our guide was very knowledgeable and so nice. We learned so much and created memories that will last a lifetime.

It was a wonderful experience. Everything went smoothly according to the plan.

A great trip, the pilot did a great job. the weather was good.