Zakopane
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From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting Tour

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Take a break from the crowded city and go on a rafting trip down the beautiful Dunajec River. The traditional wooden rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. View the spectacular high summits of Trzy Korony at 982 meters and Mt. Sokolica at 747 meters in the Pieniny Range, nestled in the protected national parks of rare flora and fauna. See the wonderful wooden church of St. Michael Archangel's from the 15th century in Dębno Church, which is listed by UNESCO. 

From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

2. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting and Zakopane Tour

Raft down the Dunajec Gorge through the Polish mountains. Admire the beauty of the Pieniny Mountains up close and go sightseeing in the city of Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Be surrounded by gorgeous alpine scenery. Depart from Krakow on a comfortable bus. Head southwards on a 2-hour journey through the Polish mountains until you reach Pieniny. Get into a wooden gondola to begin cruising on the Dunajec river. The Pieniny mountain range separates the Polish border from Slovakia. Admire the beauty of the UNESCO-listed ravine of the Dunajec raft. Cruising by the national park, see the spectacular peak of Trzy Korony, standing tall at 982 meters high. After a 2-hour trip down the river, get picked up and driven to Czorsztyn. Stop here for a lunch break and check out the beautiful Lake Czorsztyn. Then, continue to Zakopane, the ski capital of the country and a popular holiday resort. Learn the history of the city, see the famous Krupówki street, visit wooden chapels. Try the local oscypek cheese, a smoked cheese made exclusively in the Tatra Mountains. Take a cable car to the top of Gubałówka mountain, for a panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. See the biggest ski jumping hill built on the slope of Krokiew mountain, the Wielka Krokiew, where ski jumping competitions are held every winter.

Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

3. Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and heads to the scenic Dunajec River Gorge. Hop onboard a traditional-style raft then embark on a 2.5 hour sail across the river. Soak up epic views of the Pieniny Mountain Range and the rocky slopes that line the river. Next, head to the popular resort town of Zakopane, known as the capital of the Polish mountains. Admire Zakopane's impressive alpine scenery, which attracts tourists year-round, and enjoy a guided tour of the town. See the famous Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Jaszczurówka Church, and Pęksowy Brzyzek cemetery. Finally, ride the funicular railway up to Gubałówka for a little mountaintop adventure. From the top, marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. After an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to Krakow.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

"Great Value Excursion"

Our driver Thomas was simply superb & spoke fluent English & explained everything so well !! The mini-van was clean & comfortable for the 4 passengers . Rafting was so lovely & the only down side was our aching bottoms sitting on the wooden plank style seats as it was a two hour ride down the river . Zakopane was really lovely with the funicular tickets provided & sufficient time to enjoy the town etc .This was a 12 hour trip door to door & absolutely GREAT -THANK YOU THOMAS !

Loved the tour.

Thank you for a wonderful tour! Rafting on the Danube is a fantastic sight! Safe rafting made it possible to see the mountains in all its beauty, caused a complete delight. Two hours passed quickly! And then we went to Zakopane and conquered Mount Gubalupka on the funicular, from where amazing landscapes open! Our driver and guide Cris drove the car very carefully along a difficult track, making our trip comfortable and safe! Thanks for the 12 hours of magical travel!

A Nice Relaxing Tour

Pickup and dropoff at hotel was included. Started with river raft tour which lasted about 2 hours. Our guides did not speak English. Then went to Zakopane. Only complaint was that I wish we would have gotten our tickets to go up the hill when we got there instead of meeting up later after lunch and shopping, since a lot of the fun stuff was already closed when we got up there and were allotted 45 minutes.

We were very enthusiastic about the tour with Rafał, he picked us up at the hotel on time and the journey began. He showed us a lot and explained a lot. What you should know, however, is that it is best to take a seat cushion with you for the trip on the Danube, the trip takes a little longer than 2 hours and the seat is uncomfortably hard. But it was very worth it.

Excellent tour and excellent service. Is to be recommended without reservation. Perfect support from the guide. Thank you so much!