Zakopane
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  • Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

    1. Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

    On this 10-hour program, you'll enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

    The guide, Jhon was amazing! Give us alot of information and tips Arrange all we need Excellent!

  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

    2. Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

    Start your day trip in the morning where you will be picked up at the reception of your hotel. Enjoy a 2-hour drive to the lovely village of Zakopane while your English-speaking driver provides commentary along the way.   After arriving in Zakopane, you'll have 5 hours of free time to explore the village on your own. You can try delicious Polish cuisine, or visit the local market to admire the creations of Polish craftsmen and try the popular smoked cheese. Enter a wooden villa built in a traditional architectural style, or walk through the picturesque streets — the choice is yours.  Select the option including tickets for the funicular railway and travel to the top of Gubałówka mountain. Enjoy the view of the village and admire the peaks of the Polish Tatra Mountains around you. During your visit, the driver will wait for you, and after 5 hours you travel back to Krakow together. Alt...

    Mountains were amazing. Well worth the visit. Went to heated pools defo would not go back as I have never seen so many people. Not relaxing at all.

  • From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    3. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    After pick-up at your Krakow hotel, you will be driven for 2 hours to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower, the trail is in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Have lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

    This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

  • Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    4. Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch at your own expense after rafting. Continue to Zakopane to ride a rail car to admire the Tatra Mountains from the peak of Gubalowka.

    Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

  • Zakopane: Tour from Krakow

    5. Zakopane: Tour from Krakow

    A special trip with tapered options for the most select guests. If you are interested in transport by air conditioned car with and an English speaking driver who will double as your guide, choose the first option. You will be picked up from your apartment and dropped off in the 'capital city' of the Polish Mountains. You will also have the opportunity to visit Gubałówka, one of the best viewpoints in Zakopane. With spectacular views of the High Tatras, the area is still covered with snow even in May. You also have the option to extend your trip into the evening and relax in the hot bath pools; with countless outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides and Jacuzzis to relax in after your day. Another option is an adrenaline rush — the best tracks in Polish Mountains are waiting for you. Try skiing or snowboarding and after relaxing in the Hot Bath Pools.

    Excellent guide and driver Went out of their way to make the trip interesting and enjoyable.We really appreciated it. They wer very.considerate as well five stat rating.

  • From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

    6. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel, apartment, or other place of your choice in Krakow at the time you specify. 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. This village 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 in the periods before Christmas and Easter. 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 you you learn of its production history whilst tasting it. The town of Zakopane is the capital of the Polish mountains. Each year, this place attracts many tou...

  • Krakow: Mountain Treetop Walk & Zakopane Day Trip

    7. 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: Quad Bike Adventure

    8. Zakopane: Quad Bike Adventure

    Meet your guide in the Quadoo base and get kitted out with a single or double-seated quad bike. After a brief introduction to the vehicle and safety briefing set out on your off-road adventure. Choose from a variety of routes through the mountainous terrain. Drive over dirt roads and forest tracks with downhill portions and slopes. Admire the beautiful views of the Tatra Mountains as you pass through scenic glades. This tour is suitable for beginners and experienced riders. Choose from a variety of tour lengths from 1 to 6 hours. There is also the option to include a warm BBQ meal in the middle of the tour.

  • Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

    9. Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

    This tour to the Polish Tatra mountains and resort town of Zakopane begins at 9:00 am from the center of Krakow, or from your place of stay in the city. Zakopane is located about 150 kilometers from Krakow, and the entire day trip will last between 8 and 10 hours. One of the main attractions you will visit is Gubalowka peak, which is reached via a modern and quick incline railway. At the top, you will find outstanding views of the whole area, including the cute town below and the commanding and towering Tatra range behind it. In your time exploring Zakopane, it’s possible to see a long list of worthwhile sights, including: the center and lively main street (Krupowki), large professional ski jump (Wielka Krokiew), Jaszczurowca Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and the Old Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek. For the duration of the journey, you will be accompanied by a professional, knowled...

  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    10. Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Make your way to the village of Chochołów near Zakopane, where the locals still live in traditional wooden houses. Hear about everyday life and the folk culture of the local Góral people, before visiting the workshop of a talented sculptor. Return to Zakopane via Witów to look at an old wooden church and visit the shepherd's mountain shelter of Bacowka, where traditional cheese is still produced. 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 before returning to Krakow at the end of the day.

    Reliable, friendly, punctual and informative. Will definitely choose them again.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

"Great Value Excursion"

Our driver Thomas was simply superb & spoke fluent English & explained everything so well !! The mini-van was clean & comfortable for the 4 passengers . Rafting was so lovely & the only down side was our aching bottoms sitting on the wooden plank style seats as it was a two hour ride down the river . Zakopane was really lovely with the funicular tickets provided & sufficient time to enjoy the town etc .This was a 12 hour trip door to door & absolutely GREAT -THANK YOU THOMAS !

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!

A Nice Relaxing Tour

Pickup and dropoff at hotel was included. Started with river raft tour which lasted about 2 hours. Our guides did not speak English. Then went to Zakopane. Only complaint was that I wish we would have gotten our tickets to go up the hill when we got there instead of meeting up later after lunch and shopping, since a lot of the fun stuff was already closed when we got up there and were allotted 45 minutes.

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.

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