Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours
Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours
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Visit Zakopane and relax in thermal hot springs during the trip from Krakow. Admire the Polish Tatra Mountains on a cable car and taste local smoked sheep cheese and alcohol.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup directly from your selected hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). The day before the tour, after collecting all addresses from the other tour participants, you will receive the exact pickup time from your accommodation.


  • Enjoy the beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the cable car
  • Experience the healthy properties of thermal water during a hot spring visit
  • Discover a unique highlander style of architecture, clothes, music, and food
  • Learn the secrets of the production of traditional smoked sheep's cheese
Full description

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 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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English tour guide
  • Smoked sheep's cheese and alcohol tasting
  • Ticket to the top of Gubałówka Mountain by funicular
  • Free time in Zakopane town center
  • Thermal Springs entry ticket
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • This is not a private tour, the vehicle is shared with other participants
  • Information booklets in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are available to select at the checkout, however, the tour itself is provided in English
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based on 357 reviews

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I cannot express enough how brilliant this trip was! Our tour guide, Joanna, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and made the trip even more exciting. Our transport was in a very comfortable coach, with toilet breaks along the journey. The experiences were perfect and would recommend this trip to anyone - if I return to Krakow we will definitely travel to Zakopane again.

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March 26, 2023

Fantastic trip, thermal spas are well worth going to. We had 2.5 hours there and it was enough time to try out all the different pools and slides as well as grab a drink from the pool bar downstairs. Zacopane is a great city and well worth stopping in. We had over 2 hours there and wer worried it was going to be too long but it was perfect to go up the mountain, have a walk around and visit the town and have a nice lunch. I would recommend to everyone visiting Krakow

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March 26, 2023

This is a great tour to see more traditional Poland and experience some great views of the mountains and great food in Zakopane. After this you get to relax in the thermal pools which have a large range of pools to sulpha, outdoor pools and a outdoor pool with a swim up bar etc and even water slides and saunas. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information. With this tour you get a lot of free time for yourself to explore too.

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March 26, 2023

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