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Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

1. Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

Enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

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.

From Krakow: Zakopane Private Day Trip

3. From Krakow: Zakopane Private Day Trip

Experience the best that Zakopane has to offer with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Tour the town and be charmed by its tradition and atmosphere. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and on the way to Zakopane, see the historic wooden village, Chochołów. Ride to the top of Gubałówka by cable car and witness the spectacular views of the often snow-capped Tatras mountains. Explore Krupówki, the most popular street in Zakopane, and feel the ambiance of the mountain region. As you stroll, take in the aromas of local foods from traditional restaurants. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. On this tour, you will also taste delicious regional grilled cheeses in the shepherd's hut.

Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

4. Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you straight to Zakopane. In Zakopane you will have the chance to take a cable car ride to Gubałówka Hill, hike to the beautiful lake of Morskie Oko, go skiing or visit a thermal baths. Whatever option you choose, you will have plenty of opportunity to be absorbed in the natural beauty of Tatra National Park. You will also be able to meet local people and sample their traditional, regional cuisine. At the end of your activity in the mountains, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Krakow.

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

5. Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Make your way to the village of Chochołów near Zakopane, where the locals still live in traditional wooden houses. Hear about everyday life and the folk culture of the local Góral people, before visiting the workshop of a talented sculptor. Return to Zakopane via Witów to look at an old wooden church and visit the shepherd's mountain shelter of Bacowka, where traditional cheese is still produced. Get breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains on the way to Krupowki Street, Zakopane's commercial heart with lots of shops and restaurants serving local cuisine. Ride the cable car to take in breathtaking views before returning to Krakow at the end of the day.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

6. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of Southern Poland on this all-encompassing day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Krakow, head to Gubalowka Hill where you will take the cable car to reach the summit and admire panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. Next, continue to Chochołow, a picturesque wooden village. Enjoy a stroll around these UNESCO-registered wooden houses and even get the chance to enter one of them before continuing to your next stop.  Next, visit a Bacowka, which is a traditional shepherd’s hut, where you will have the chance to try the famous regional cheese Oscypek, and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops.  After breaking for lunch, head to Podhale to enjoy 3 hours soaking in the regenerating thermal baths. Explore the complex and its 30 different pools located both inside and outside with picturesque views of the Tatra Mountains. Find a pool or jacuzzi to relax in and experience the healing powers of the mineral-rich waters before heading back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane 1-way Shuttle Bus or Private Transfer

7. From Krakow: Zakopane 1-way Shuttle Bus or Private Transfer

Visit the famous winter capital of Poland on the border of the Tatra Mountains. The Tatras Mountains offer a spectrum of trails, easier ones that you can access with a baby stroller and more advanced climbing routes that professional mountaineers use to prepare for Himalayan expeditions. If you don’t want to exert yourself on a strenuous hike but still get the beautiful mountain view, don’t worry, the panorama of Tatra Mountains can be admired from many points in Zakopane and the Gubałówka hilltop, which can be reached by a cableway. Grab a hiking snack from nearby vendors, like the local smoked cheese known as oscypek, or something to reward you when you’re done, like various leather goods and handmade jewelry.

Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

8. Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

Explore Zakopane and see the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on a funicular ride and emerge from the forest floor upon the mountain. Start with hotel pickup in Krakow and have a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van. Jump on a one or two-person snowmobile in Zakopane and enjoy a 1-hour ride through the snow. Meet the locals in Krupowki 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. Get a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range at the top. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Dip into natural waters extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters below ground and enjoy the stunning panoramic views.

From Krakow: Kasprowy Wierch and Zakopane Private Trip

9. From Krakow: Kasprowy Wierch and Zakopane Private Trip

Kasprowy Wierch is one of the most famous mountains in the Tatras, located on the border of the High and Western Tatras. It offers visitors amazing landscapes. From the height of almost 2,000 m above sea level, there is a unique panorama of the neighboring hills of Czerwony Wierchy and much sharper peaks of the High Tatras (including Świnica and Orla Perć). You can also see Mount Giewont, with a crucifix and legendary knights sleeping in the rocks; a favorite destination of many tourist trips. The journey to Kasprowy Wierch takes approximately 20 minutes. There is one intermediate stop in Myślenickie Turnie. The time of stay on Kasprowy Wierch is 1 hour and 40 minutes. After returning from Kasprowy Wierch, we will take you to Zakopane. Zakopane is the wintersport capital of Poland. It is the biggest town located in the heart of the Polish Tatra Mountains. Beautiful mountains, outstanding architecture and highland music create a unique atmosphere that thousands of tourists from the whole world are drawn to every year. Attractions depend on the season: Ski Jump, Eye of the Sea, Gubałówka are a few of the many sites available. Each tour includes free time and around 2 hours at Krupówki. The planned pick-up time is between 8:00-9:00 a.m. but it can be adjusted to meet your specific requirements. Please note that this tour only includes transport to Zakopane and the price of the railway to Kasprowy Wierch. You can choose the way you spend your time in Zakopane.

From Kraków: Witów Skiing and Zakopane Tour

10. From Kraków: Witów Skiing and Zakopane Tour

Start with pickup from Krakow and travel to the resort town of Zakopane, known as the "skiing capital of Poland". Along the way, see the village of Chocholow with its traditional wooden houses which were built by the local highlanders many years ago. Spot out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels during the journey. Upon arrival, explore Krupowki which is the main street of Zakopane. Meet some locals, see what village life has to offer, and shop for some souvenirs. Take a trip up the Gubalowka Mountain with a funicular ride and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain enjoy a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grand Prix Ski Jump Competition. Next, make your way to the Witów Ski station, a very popular destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, enjoy skiing among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks for a total of 3 hours, before being returned to Krakow.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This tour exceeded my expectations. Good communication from the company. They update us about the pick up time, as we were the last. Few different stops on the way, cheese tasting and wooden town. Beautiful view on the top. 3 hours free time to enjoy. It felt differently in this place, peaceful. Prices are very affordable even though it’s a touristic place. On the market nobody force to buy anything (not like other touristic places). We really enjoyed our day. And we definitely recommend this tour.

Kamil made this experience very enjoyable for us. He was extremely helpful, friendly and was full of conversation. I would definitely recommend Kamil if you are looking for a fun experience made easy as he has everything sorted. Thanks again for a great day Kamil.

Polish mountains are very beautiful and the tour to Zakopane was really great! Our guide Mike was great and told us many interesting facts about Zakopane and also gave us information about Krakow. One of the best things was the experience in the Thermal pool.

Eri and Sebastian were both lovely, the trip was outstanding, walking round zakopane end heading up the mountains was really spectacular, the thermal baths were nice too...all in all it was a great day and hosted by 2 wonderful people

great day out, very beautiful scenery in the mountains.