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From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs with Hotel Pickup

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

Start with a pickup from your hotel, apartment, or another 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 will learn about its production history whilst tasting it. The town of Zakopane is 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, and you will be given time for independent exploration and a possible lunch. This street is the market square of Zakopane, where you can find many good restaurants which serve local food, as well as souvenir shops. Zakopane also boasts cable-car access, and from the top of the "Gubałówka" Mountain, you can glimpse the Polish Tatra Mountains. After exploring Zakopane and the surrounding area, your driver will transport you to the thermal pools in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Whilst there, relax and feel the health properties of thermal water. The admission ticket to the Bukovina Thermal Pools includes themed areas for children and adults so that everyone can enjoy their time equally.  After returning to the parking lot, your driver will take you to your desired location in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

2. From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

Escape the city and spend a day exploring the Polish countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. See traditional wooden houses, view the Tatras mountain range from the top of Gubałówka Hill, and taste traditional smoked sheep-milk cheese. Begin your tour with a pickup from a location of your choosing in Krakow. Hop onboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head towards one of the most picturesque locations in Poland, Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains. Once in Zakopane, head straight to Krupówki Street located in the center of town. Explore the many boutiques, restaurants, and curio shops that line this pedestrian-only street. At the end of Krupówki Street, you'll find your next stop on the tour, the station for the Gubałówka Hill funicular. Hop onto one of the cable cars and enjoy fantastic views of Zakopane and the surrounding mountains as you make your way up Gubałówka Hill.  Once at the top, marvel at the breathtaking views of the Polish Tatras Mountains. Make the most of this fantastic location and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a refreshing drink while taking in the views. Visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a wooden building located on the outskirts of Zakopane, and see Wielka Krokiew, the biggest and most famous ski jumping hill in Poland. The final stop on your tour is the village of Chochołów. Admire the unusual architectural style of the famous wooden houses and see the Bacówkach, the traditional houses where Oscypek or smoked cheese is produced.  Learn how this local specialty is made and sample various types to discover the different flavors created by the level of smoking.

Krakow: 2–Hour Old Town Segway Tour

3. Krakow: 2–Hour Old Town Segway Tour

Take the chance to discover the Old Town district of Kraków, home to around six thousand historic sites and more than two million works of art. Explore its rich variety of historic architecture including Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic buildings. Marvel at Kraków's palaces, churches, theaters and mansions, displaying a great variety of color, architectural details, stained glass, paintings, sculptures and furnishings. With your guide, head to most famous and important parts of Krakow's Old Town and its countless medieval buildings, including Wawel Castle, Sukiennice and St.Maryas church, the Barbican, Town Hall Tower, Collegium Maius Museum of the Jagiellonian University, Juliusz Słowacki Theatre and many more. Find out why the medieval Old Town is among the first places signed to UNESCO's World Heritage List. Whether this is your first time in Krakow, or you want to broaden your knowledge about the origins and topography of Krakow's Historic Centre, prepare for a historical dive into the past.

Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

4. Krakow: Private Guided City Tour by Electric Car

After meeting with your guide, you will begin your city tour around Krakow in an electric car with an audio guide in your language. You will visit Old Town, Wawel Castle, the Jewish Quarter, former ghetto, and Schindler's Factory. Your tour will take 1.5 hours, and during your tour, you can listen to information about the history of Krakow and descriptions of the monuments in your choice of 28 languages. One car can take up to 7 people on board. In case of more people, there are next car available. The roof is panoramic, so you will be able to see the monuments clearly. During good weather the car will be open, but in case of rain, you can use transparent curtains so as to still see your surroundings.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

5. From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

Spend the day with a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko and exploring the charming town of Zakopane. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, relax during your two-hour drive towards the Tatra Mountains. Arrive at the base of the Morski Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views.  Leisurely hike up the mountain for approximately two hours until arriving at the Morski Oko Lake. The name of the lake means the Eye of the Sea and was formed from glaciers in the mountains. While at the lake relax for a bit before heading back down on another two-hour hike. From Morski Oko head to Zakopane where you can take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. Also spend time on Krupowki Street and peruse its shops and restaurants before going back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Gubalowka Funicular & Museum

6. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Gubalowka Funicular & Museum

Visit the popular winter resort of Zakopane on a full-day private sightseeing tour from Krakow and discover Poland’s most popular resort for skiing, rock climbing, rafting, trekking, cycling and paragliding. Begin your exploration of the area by visiting the highlander’s cottage and tasting the traditional highlander cheese known as oscypek. Then, continue your tour in the Koliba Villa, the Museum of Zakopane Style. After the visit to the museum, you will take the funicular railway to Mount Gubałówka for eye-popping views over the granite and limestone peaks. Return to the oldest part of Zakopane and wander the characterful main street of Krupówki to immerse yourself in Zakopane culture. Listen to the Podhale dialect - a language only spoken by the highlanders of the Tatra Mountains - admire beautiful handmade outfits, hear traditional music and peek into the workshops to see how the local art is made. Before World War I, Zakopane was widely regarded as the art and culture capital of Poland, a status it earned thanks to the many artists, writers and musicians who settled there. Among them was the painter Stanislaw Witkiewicz, who established a unique mountain cottage style of architecture known as “Zakopane Style.” You can learn more at the Tatra Museum. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, you will have a chance to visit the enormous regional market and have lunch in a regional restaurant serving local specialities while enjoying your free time.

Krakow: Vistula River Cruise and Beer Tasting Guided Tour

7. Krakow: Vistula River Cruise and Beer Tasting Guided Tour

First, relax on a modern boat in a truly intimate atmosphere and admire Krakow as you see it from the Vistula River during your short cruise. Take your friends to the observation deck and admire the Wawel Hill, the Church on Skałka or the Kosciuszko Mound in the afternoon sun. After disembarking, take your guided walk to trusted bars and a microbrewery to discover the best beer in Krakow. During your escapade, taste 9 craft and factory beers and find your favorite flavor. Treat yourself to local snacks and listen to the guide's stories about history and culture as well as interesting places you wouldn't normally find as a tourist!

From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

8. From Warsaw: Auschwitz-Birkenau and Krakow Private Day Trip

Meet your driver and get picked up from your accommodation in Warsaw in the early morning. This private trip starts the day with a drive to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. When you arrive at the site, you will embark on a 3.5 hours guided group tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau with a guide speaking your chosen language. Start in the Auschwitz concentration camp and learn about how it was established by German Nazis on the outskirts of the town Oswiecim in 1940. After the war, the camp was turned into a museum displaying evidence of the genocide, which you will have the opportunity to browse. In the museum watch a film made after the liberation of the camp shown in various languages. After spending time in Auschwitz head over to the Birkenau section of the concentration camp. Discover how, in 1941, the German Nazis established a new camp called Auschwitz II Birkenau. In 1942-1945, approximately 1.5 million people lived and died here. Most of them (90%) were Jews, others were Poles, Gypsies, Russians, and prisoners from 28 countries of Europe. In 1979, Auschwitz–Birkenau Concentration Camp was listed as a UNESCO World Culture and National Heritage Site. Depart Auschwitz-Birkenau for a 1.5 hours journey to Krakow. You will have three hours of free time to see the Main Market Square in Krakow, the biggest Medieval old town square in Europe. In the Old Town you can also see Wawel Hill where the Cathedral and the Royal Castle are, the Town Hall Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica, Krakow Barbican and Sukiennice, famously known as the Cloth Hall, thousands of bars and delightful regional restaurants, many historic buildings, and horse-driven cabs. During the trip there will be time to eat lunch in a restaurant. You will get picked up after your time in Krakow and returned to Warsaw where you will be dropped off at your accommodation in the evening.

From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

9. From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

Visit one of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour from Krakow to the small ancient village of Zalipie. Get maximum convenience out of your trip with pickup and drop-off from Krakow. After pickup at your hotel in Krakow, make your way to Zalipie in southeastern Poland with your driver who is also your tour leader. Once there, take a guided tour to find out more about the history and tradition of the village.  Explore the colorful village renowned for the decoration of its houses, featuring cheerful paintings on the walls and stoves, crepe-paper flowers, and paper-cut designs. Visit the Homestead of Felicja Curylowa Museum (inside), the former home of the most famous practitioner of the folk art the village is known for. Then, discover a small shop with unique handmade souvenirs. Afterward, get driven back to Krakow for drop-off at your hotel.

Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

10. Krakow: Kazimierz Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Most of Kazimierz is full of tourists, expensive restaurants and cozy hotels. You will find tons of galleries and antique shops. There are also beautifully preserved synagogues and Christian churches. And a whole lot of food trucks, cafes, street stalls with aromatic smells spreading around. There is also a lot of colorful street art and neglected, even deterrent tenement houses ... Thousands of scenes in hundreds of films were shot here. Kazimierz, however, is thoroughly permeated with the culture, history and life of Jews. Those who founded this city centuries ago formed a closed community and died in the Holocaust. Follow your guide along the famous Szeroka Street with Remu and the Old Synagogue, old city walls and tenement houses, towards Nowy Square and Podgórze where the ghetto was located during World War II. Explore and feel the legacy of Jewish culture that remains hidden in the maze of streets in a fashionable district.

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based on 1,923 reviews

Gregor was on time, a great driver and was knowledgeable about the local cultures we visited. There was five of us in the minibus which gave us room to sleep on the way back. The stop at the cheese cabin was great…..take money as when you taste the cheese you will definitely want to buy some. We were really looking forward to the views at Zakopane, however it was misty and a damp experience which in turn affected the views. So please pick your days depending on the weather. The town would be like off a Christmas Card if it was snowing with it’s shops made out of logs. The thermal spa made up for it. You have a wrist band to access lockers and pay for you poolside bar which when you put your wristband in, you pay bar bill. It was 6oC on the outside and the lifeguards were wearing thick coats, whilst we were in our swimwear. Jacuzzi Sauna Inside pool Desperate pools for fun such as slides. We slept so well that night, definitely has some healing properties.

Patrick was a great guide. Smoked cheese tasting, wooden cathedral and Old Gorai houses were great. He took us all the way to funicular train station to go to Gubalowka mountain. View was great. We got the chance to see the Tatra and Carpathin mountains. He was good with keeping time that is on time.

Really great excursion if you want to discover Poland! The driver was ADORABLE, spoke excellent English and explained each step to us in detail. We loved the whole excursion. Bonus: this was a private tour! Thank you very much to Kamil for his kindness and adaptation ❤️

Our tour guide Barbara was on time, knowledgeable and accommodating. Many times. Highly recommended

Fantastic trup! Our guide was brilliant and very helpful.