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Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours

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.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 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.

Includes
  • 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
  • Chocholow Thermal Springs entry ticket
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 190 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5

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We went in the winter and it was just beautiful. The guide was lovely. He did not speak English but Google translate did the job, letting his humour come through! The views , the food and the thermal spas were just amazing. Can’t fault it. There is also a lot of free time to explore.

January 26, 2023

I couldn’t recommend Zakopane and the Thermal Springs enough! This was an amazing experience, it was great to learn and see the polish culture! It was even snowing which was very beautiful! It was a long day but it was very relaxing and we loved walking around the markets as well as finishing our day off at the Thermal Springs. The only down fall was the transportation, it felt asif everyone was crammed on one small mini bus which left my friend and I very uncomfortable. I feel the bus should have been bigger and maybe considered putting pairs together instead of making people sit separately.

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January 24, 2023

It is definitely well worth the trip! The tour was brilliant, from start to finish! It is well organised, you have a few stops along the way. A few hours in Zakopane and a few at the Thermal baths. Our driver Andrew was very friendly as well. Great day, we cant wait to do it again!

January 18, 2023

Product ID: 369066