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From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

1. From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

Raft down the Dunajec on traditional raftsman boats to explore the Pieniny National Park from a unique perspective. Enhance your experience by upgrading to options that include a visit to Niedzica Castle or the Palenica cable car for stunning views of the Pieniny Mountains. Get picked up from hotel and travel and drive for 2 hours on an air-conditioned car to the Pieniny National Park. Begin your rafting adventure in the raftsman harbor in Sromowce and set sail on a river journey lasting about 2.25 hours.  See the diverse wildlife along the river route, which runs along a neutral border band between Poland and Slovakia. Look up to admire the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains. After your river journey, your driver pick will be waiting for you, and, if you desire, you will have the opportunity to visit this charming town of Szczawnica and try the local cuisine.

Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

2. Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk 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 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 to refuel after rafting. Continue on to 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 in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Discover the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras to learn about many animals and plants that can be found only in a few places of the world.

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

3. 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.

From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

4. From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

On this private full-day tour you will discover Pieniny National Park and Niedzica Castle as you enjoy rafting down the beautiful Dunajec River. Here you can admire the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent sight of Niedzica Castle, standing 566 meters high on a hill upstream from the mouth of the Dunajec River. With transfers from Krakow, you will discover the Pieniny mountain range situated in the south of Poland and the north of Slovakia. Admire the variety limestone rock, the vertical white rocky walls along the Dunajec River, and the highest peak of Three Crowns at 982 meters. You will visit Pieniny National Park, which protects the unique landscape and natural features of the most beautiful part of the mountain range. Enjoy rafting down the Dunajec River, which forms a border between Poland and Slovakia for 27 kilometers. The river begins in the town of Nowy Targ at the junction of 2 short mountain rivers – Czarny Dunajec and Bialy Dunajec.

From Krakow: Rafting on Dunajec River Full-Day Trip

5. From Krakow: Rafting on Dunajec River Full-Day Trip

Take a day trip from Krakow to experience the scenic beauty of the Pieniny mountains and Dunajec River, with hotel transfers included. Follow your instructor's directions and go rafting down 2 riverbeds of the Dunajec and pass by the Velveteen Mountains, the Three Crowns Massif, and Lake Czorsztyn. The Pieniny area of the Dunajec is an extraordinary place that delights with picturesque views and a unique phenomenon. The Dunajec River turns its current 180 degrees in the part of the Gorge, flowing for some time in the opposite direction to the sea, to finally turn back. This type of phenomenon occurs only in one other place in the world. Interestingly, the Pieniny looks completely different in summer than in autumn, when colorful leaves cover the trees growing along the entire route. Rafting on the Dunajec is a great way to get to know the greatest attractions of the Pieniny National Park. Starting from the raftsmen harbor in Kąty, we will see, among others, Marcelowa Góra, which is excluded from sightseeing and no tourist trail leads to it. We will raft through one of the two separate riverbeds of the Dunajec, forming a two-kilometer island in the middle, and we will see the Velveteen Mountains, where the legendary robber Janosik was supposed to hide. Then the river current leads to the pearl of the Pieniny, i.e. The Three Crowns. This is where the Gorge begins, consisting of 7 loops and magnificent, monumental limestone hills stretching along the length, which are even 300 meters high. The view is breathtaking, but you have to see it with your own eyes to understand how amazing it all looks. The current of the river is usually calm, only sometimes it accelerates its course and then slows down again. Special rafts made of five canoes guarantee full safety during both a calm and more exciting voyage when the current increases its speed. An additional attraction of the area is a visit to the Dunajec Castle in Nidzica (lac: Castrum de Dunajecz) – a historic and original stronghold from the 14th century, located right on the rocky shore of the lake.

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What people are saying about Niedzica castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 63 reviews

This was a great trip with a wonderful guide. We got to see some lovely mountains and rivers on the border with Slovakia. It's about 2.5 hours to get there, then a bit over 2 hours on the raft (worth bringing something to sit on), then a yummy Polish lunch (there's a kid's playground/amusement there too, if they need a run around), and finally onto the relaxing treetop walk. Would recommend!

Amazing tour with an amazing driver. We were the only ones who booked the tour on Monday. Our driver Thomas showed us around and stopped as long as we wanted at every location. The rafting was definitely the highlight of this trip. I would recommend to put on something warm if you're going to do this tour in October.

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.

The guide Marrk was very nice and helpful The rail ride in Zakopane into a commercial area with a second rate views was a disappointment

The best experience ever! Our driver Philip was so kind. The weather was beatiful, the views. I recommed this company to everyone