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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.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

3. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

Your day will start with pickup from your hotel/apartment in Krakow. On the way to Zakopane, you will visit the idyllic, over 200-year-old village - Chochołów, famous for its almost identical wooden houses. You will learn about the traditions that keep these historic buildings looking new. 10 minutes from Chochołów you will stop at a shepherd's hut to try regional smoked cheese - Oscypek and regional alcohol. This cheese is usually produced from sheep's milk, only in this region of Poland. It tastes best grilled with the addition of cranberry jam and you will taste it in this form. Then you will arrive in Zakopane, which is called "The winter capital of Poland". In summer as well as in winter, this place is visited by a lot of Polish and foreign tourists. At any time of the year, the town has its own unique charm. First, the guide will take you to the funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountains. Then you will spend time in the center of the town, where you will walk along Krupówki Street, where there are many restaurants, mainly with regional cuisine, as well as many shops, souvenirs and stands with regional products. From Zakopane, the driver will take you to the thermal springs, where you will relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, in the healing thermal water extracted in this area. It's waiting for you there water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, sauna and jacuzzis. There is also a restaurant and a swim up bar inside (not included). Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. You will spend about 2.5 hours in the thermal baths, after which the driver will take you back to your hotel/apartment in Krakow.

Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

4. 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 Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

5. From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

Discover the wonders of Zakopane on a day trip from Krakow including entry tickets and air-conditioned transportation. Savor the flavors of local cheese during a tasting and ride a cable car to take in views from the top of Gubałówka Hill. Rejuvenate your body during a 2,5-hour thermal bath visit. Following pickup, start the journey to Zakopane, a town known as the winter capital of Poland. Once here, see the ski jumping hill Wielka Krokiew where every year the world ski jumping cup is held. Get out and stretch your legs during a walk down Krupówki Street where you can find many restaurants with traditional food. Continue to Gubałówka Hill to capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains from the top via funicular. Round off your trip with a visit to a steamy thermal bath. Get plenty of time to enjoy over 30 swimming pools with iodized saline water, hydro massages, a raging river, a climbing net, and water geysers. With a temperature of 32-36ºC, you can relax in the outdoor pools even on cold days.

Kraków: Zakopane & Thermal Baths with Hotel Pickup

6. Kraków: Zakopane & Thermal Baths with Hotel Pickup

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, which is the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Dip into natural waters extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters below ground and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. 

Zakopane: Snowmobiles Expedition and Optional Bonfire

7. Zakopane: Snowmobiles Expedition and Optional Bonfire

Enjoy an adventure unlike any other! Visit locations inaccessible to tourists otherwise, and get in touch with nature in an activity that can provide both adrenaline and relaxation - you get to decide how you experience this opportunity. Feel the thrill of gliding over the snow on a real snowmobile. The vehicles are easy to maneuver so this tour is appropriate for first-time drivers or families with children. As you explore the mountainous terrain, witness stunning panoramas over the Tatra Mountains and beautiful winter scenery. Join other explorers at a bonfire for a satisfying hot meal and drink, included in the price in some tour options. Choose your experience - 1 or 3 hours expedition. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced drivers. Important information: You will meet your guide in the Snowdoo base and get assigned a single or double-seated bisnowmobile. Each person driving a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license (B) or international driving licence. Please remember to take your driving license with you. Children 3-10 years old can participate free of charge if seated in front of the driver without occupying a seat, Snowmobile driver is held liable for any damage caused to the vehicle. Personal self-liability is max. €1000 per snowmobile in the event of an accident. If there is not enough snow, the snowmobiles will be replaced with 4x4 quads - the rest of the program is carried out with no changes. Every Participant is obligated to sign the declaration and accept the terms and conditions. The instructor has the right to terminate the contract without refund of the down payment if the participants are the influence of alcohol

From Krakow: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths Tour

8. 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.

Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Springs & Optional Activities

9. Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Springs & Optional Activities

Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains and highland landscapes on this Zakopane day trip with hotel pickup from Krakow. Explore the charming town center of Zakopane, try highland cheese and alcohol, and end your day with a dip in the hot springs and warm water slides of the Bukovina Thermal Baths. Depart Krakow and set out to discover beautiful Zakopane. Relax with round-trip transport from Krakow with on board Wi-Fi. Choose from a variety of options according to your individual needs and budget. Ride the Mt. Gubalowka funicular, stroll along Krupowki Street, see the oldest mountain hut in the area, taste local cheese and vodka in the picturesque mountain village of Kościelisko, or even try skiing. Enjoy the aromas of local Polish cuisine from traditional restaurants and try different hot spring pools and slides at the Bukovina Thermal Baths.

Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

10. Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

Explore Zakopane and see the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on a funicular ride and emerge from the forest floor upon the mountain. Start with hotel pickup in Krakow and have a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van. Jump on a one or two-person snowmobile in Zakopane and enjoy a 1-hour ride through the snow. Meet the locals in Krupowki and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. Get a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range at the top. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Dip into natural waters extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters below ground and enjoy the stunning panoramic views.

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4.5 / 5

based on 126 reviews

Pick up via app very pleasant guide is very knowledgeable flexible and friendly drives very well. cheese tasting was very nice the village and cable car beautiful only downside was that you had to pay extra to use the sauna at the sauna. we did not do it but swim outside in bathing at 38 degrees is not annoying. There is a huge choice of indoor and outdoor baths! we thought it was a super fun experience! thanks to patryk!

Brilliant day, very friendly accommodating driver/guide. Very interesting stop at a local cheese shop and then cable car up to a great view with plenty to do and on the street loads of shops and restaurants to choose from. A great end to the day was the thermal baths

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.