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Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore Zakopane on a guided tour including round-trip transportation from Krakow. Experience the healing waters of hot thermal springs and in a spa complex, 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 transport from Krakow to Zakopane is approximately 2 hours. About 20 minutes from Zakopane is the town of Chochołów. Chochołów is famous for its wooden houses that look almost identical. The settlers traditionally wash the wooden walls of the buildings with soap and water, which happens twice a year before Christmas and Easter. Thanks to this cleaning, long-standing buildings look brand new. The village is inscribed on the World Heritage List. Visit the shepherd's hut (cheese factory) where highlanders produce smoked sheep's cheese traditional to the region of Poland. Taste some of the local cheese called Oscypek, and learn about the history of its production. 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 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 Chochołow Thermal Pools. Once there, relax and feel the healing properties of thermal water. After your visit, your driver will take you to your drop-off location in Krakow.

Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

2. Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and 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 Chocholow Thermal Baths 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.

Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

3. Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains on this bestselling Zakopane day trip. Experience the hot spring pools and warm water slides of Bukovina Thermal Baths, ride the Mt. Gubałówka funicular, stroll along Krupowki Street, and taste local cheese and vodka in the village of Kościelisko. Depart your hotel in Krakow and explore the Tatra Mountains. Enjoy WiFi on board along the way. Experience the charm of Zakopane on the town's main thoroughfare, Krupowki Street. Enjoy the aromas of local Polish cuisine from traditional restaurants. Try different hot spring pools and slides at the Bukovina Thermal Baths, considered the most magical baths in the region. Try the region's famous cheese and vodka before returning to Krakow.

From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

4. From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private day trip from Zakopane with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and sample regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, and end the day in the Terma Bania thermal baths. After pickup from Zakopane, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the charming Goral wooden houses and learn about this traditional building style. Afterward, try regional treats in Witow, including oscypek cheese and alcohol in a Bacówka, a traditional shepherd's hut. 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 1122m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. Finally, unwind at Terma Bania where pool basins, water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. Finally, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Zakopane.

From Krakow: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths Tour

5. From Krakow: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths Tour

Get back to nature on a day trip to the Tatra Mountains. Discover the ski resort village of Zakopane, soak in the thermal baths of the village of Chochołów, and ride the cable car to Gubałówka mountain. Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Get breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains on the way to Krupowki Street, Zakopane's commercial heart with lots of shops and restaurants serving local cuisine. Ride the cable car to take in breathtaking views. Then, explore the village of Chochołów. See the old-fashioned wooden houses as you walk through the village. Visit a Bacówka (Shepard's hut) to sample some salty oscypek cheese. Peruse local art at a unique folk sculpture studio. Go for a dip in the warm soothing waters of the Chochołów thermal baths. Let water that is straight from Wysoki Wierch mountain relieve your tension and refresh you. Take in mountain views as you soak in the water.

From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

6. From Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Cable Car & Tastings

Take in panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains on this full-day tour from Krakow. Visit the charming town of Chochołów and taste traditional local cheese and alcohol. Spend some free time in Zakopane and ride the cable car to the top of Gubałówka.  Go to the wooden town of Chochołów where you can see the traditional wooden architecture. Afterward, savor local produce of cheese and alcohol. Arriving in Zakopane, board the cable car and travel up to Gubałówka Hill. Experience breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains that are covered in snow up until May. Enjoy free time in the bustling heart of Zakopane on Krupówki street in the town center. Admire the architecture of the 120 years old Wooden Chapel "Jaszczurówka". End the trip with a drive back to your hotel.

Kraków: Explore Zakopane and Thermal Bath

7. Kraków: Explore Zakopane and Thermal Bath

Enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Zakopane by taking the cable car to Gubałówka. Admire the spectacular views of the High Tatras after visiting the lodge and tasting local products. Visit Krupówki, the most popular promenade in the heart of our Winter Capital, where you can try local dishes from traditional restaurants. Feel the atmosphere of the mountain region and enjoy sightseeing, shopping and relaxation at the foot of the Tatra Mountains After the ride in Zakopane, take a break to rest and relax in the thermal bath. Enjoy outdoor and indoor pools, slides, jacuzzis and much more in the heart of the mountains.

Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

8. Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

Enjoy a day trip from Krakow to two of the region's stunning sights. Take in the panoramic views of the Pieniny National Park, before vising the resort town of Zakopane. Travel from your hotel in Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a distinctive folk village on the Slovakian border. Enjoy a scenic walk along its unique treetop path, and feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement. Next, explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the Tatras Mountains. This beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street and shop for some charming souvenirs. Ride the funicular up the Gubalowka mountain, and take in the panoramic views.

Zakopane - The Capital of Tatra Mountains

9. Zakopane - The Capital of Tatra Mountains

Visit the Chochołów village which was founded in the 16th century by King Zygmunt III. There you will see a number of wooden cottages and visit the Museum of Chochołów with traditional interiors from the second half of the 19th century. Explore Zakopane where you can take a walk along the main street of Krupówki, which has a lively atmosphere and is full of charm with many traditional highland taverns with traditional food. After lunch, you can take a ride up the Gubałówka mountain where you can admire the panorama of the Tatra Mountains. On the way back to Kraków you will pop into a Highlander's hut where shepherds prepare the traditional smoked cheese "Oscypek".

Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

10. Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Zakopane. In Zakopane you will have the chance to take a cable car ride to Gubałówka Hill, take a stroll in Chochołowska Valley and down the Krupówki. At the end you will be able to see The Great Krokiew, the most famous and important Ski Jump in Poland. You will have plenty of opportunity to be absorbed in the natural beauty of Tatra National Park. You will also be able to meet local people and sample their traditional, regional cuisine. At the end of your activity in the mountains, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Krakow.

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4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

An amazing trip! Our tour guide Carolina was excellent! She provided equal amounts of history of the areas that we were exploring along with free time to see the area for ourselves! Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Krakow as it’s the perfect mix of culture up in the Tatra Mountains to relaxation in the Thermal Springs✨

Brilliant tour and brilliant tour guide (Mike). We went to Zakopane on NYE and it was wonderful, Mike provided great recommendations for us to do in our spare time and everything was very well organised. Would defo recommend to anyone!

The trip was well organized and enough time was given for each activity. Thermal pools are an added advantage. Our guide Richard and Sebi were very friendly and helped us with all the details. Thank you for the amazing experience.

Excellent general organisation. Perfect and comfortable transport, expert driver who guided us in all the day's activities to make us enjoy the experience in this magnificent location. Recommended to all

A great day out! Lots of activities were included and the time allowed was just right.