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Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

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Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

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Explore Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains on a guided day trip from Krakow. Stop by Chocholow for cheese and alcohol tasting, head to Gubalówka on the funicular railway, and relax at a thermal bath.

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Duration 11 hours
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English, Polish
Pickup included
The exact pickup time will be sent to you a day before the tour. Please wait outside your hotel at your pickup time.
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  • Treat your taste buds to regional cheese made of salted sheep milk and alcohol
  • Familiarize yourself with the architecture of Gorals at Chochołów Wooden Town
  • Admire the breathtaking panorama of the High Tatras from Gubałówka cable car
  • Take a stroll down Krupówki street in Zakopane's center during your free time
  • Make use of thermal pools, steam rooms, and water slides at Chocholowskie baths
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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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide
  • Local cheese and alcohol tasting
  • Gubałówka funicular ticket
  • Thermal spa entry ticket

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Know before you go

    • Between 20 March and 31 march, due to the renovation of the Chocholowskie Thermal Baths, the tour will visit the Bania Thermal Baths instead
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    4.9 /5

    based on 180 reviews

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    Great day trip! Lovely views when travelling to Zakopane, stopping off to get cheese and vodka, before having a couple of hours to roam the town of Zakopane, which has small shops and great local food. We then made the trip to the Thermal baths which was great too. Well worth the money for the day which you get out of it.

    March 26, 2023

    great guide adam made us all welcome and ensured we were kept up to date throughout, with hints, tips and directions srnt regularly via whatsapp. Tour great too, great to see rural poland, heritage and taste great local food finished with a lovely dip in thermal baths, nothing better oh apart from driver got us there and back safely great trip

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    March 23, 2023

    I booked this after being recommended by someone else. They went in the summer time and said it was great, but I went when there was still a lot of snow so it was lovely. I don’t like cheese so when they said next was the cheese factory I did panic, however was pleasantly surprised with what we saw. Be prepared that it is busy in Zakopane, especially when trying to get on the cable car up the mountain. We went before mid day and just managed to miss the massive queue that was there when we came back down The thermal spas are ere the star of the show. I’d recommend taking something that you can put your phone in and it keeps it dry, we didn’t have anything like that so missed out on what would have been great pictures. Great day trip and a must do!

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    February 24, 2023

    Product ID: 431760