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Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

1. Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

On this 10-hour program, you'll 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.

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From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

2. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel, apartment, or other 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 you learn of 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.

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From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

3. 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.

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Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

4. Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

This tour to the Polish Tatra mountains and resort town of Zakopane begins at 9:00 am from the center of Krakow, or from your place of stay in the city. Zakopane is located about 150 kilometers from Krakow, and the entire day trip will last between 8 and 10 hours. One of the main attractions you will visit is Gubalowka peak, which is reached via a modern and quick incline railway. At the top, you will find outstanding views of the whole area, including the cute town below and the commanding and towering Tatra range behind it. In your time exploring Zakopane, it’s possible to see a long list of worthwhile sights, including: the center and lively main street (Krupowki), large professional ski jump (Wielka Krokiew), Jaszczurowca Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and the Old Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek. For the duration of the journey, you will be accompanied by a professional, knowledgeable guide who will help you to discover the natural beauty and fascinating mountain culture of the region.

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Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

5. 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.

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From Krakow: Excursion to Zakopane Town in Tatra Mountains

6. From Krakow: Excursion to Zakopane Town in Tatra Mountains

Zakopane carries the proud name of the "skiing capital of Poland". It is Poland's most popular holiday resort. During this tour you will be able to see the Chocholow village, which features traditional wooden houses that have been built by the local highlanders years ago. Along your way spot out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. Visit Krupowki, 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 mountain Gubalowka, ride in a funicular and experience the natural surrounds. From the top of the mountain you will have a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. On this trip you will be able to view the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.  This mountainous journey will take 2 hours to drive depending on traffic. The driver may be up to 15 minutes late depending on agreed meeting location and time. Please wear warm clothing. 

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Tatra Mountains Day Trip to Terma Białka Thermal Baths

7. Tatra Mountains Day Trip to Terma Białka Thermal Baths

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or other location on arrangement, and then travel in comfort to an amazing wellness center and aqua park near the ski resort of Kotelnica Białczańska in the Tatra Mountains. Be amazed by the unusual architecture and surrounding terrain of the Terma Białka on arrival. Get help to purchase your entrance ticket and then make use of the thermal facilities at leisure. Access almost 9,000 square meters of water entertainment and relaxation amenities. Let go of all your stress in the quiet zone and relax in silence. Indulge yourself at the 3 thermal swimming pools set in tranquil surroundings. Take the children to the loud zone, where they can let off excess energy at the 5 thermal swimming pools, external water slides and other fun activities. Find a tasty bite to eat in the on-site restaurants in both the loud and quiet zones. Enjoy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the aperitif bar, or treat yourself to something more sophisticated in the cocktail bar. Top up your tan whilst you drink in the exclusive saunarium and sunbathing bar.

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From Kraków: Tatra Mountains & Zakopane Tour Packages

8. From Kraków: Tatra Mountains & Zakopane Tour Packages

Start your day with pickup from an English-speaking driver in a comfortable, air-conditioned car and head of to see beautiful Zakopane. Choose from four different tour packages and see the sights you are most looking forward to.   Package I - Tatra National Park. Hike along the Valley of Five Lakes to Morskie Oko Lake for breathtaking views. The route to Morskie Oko is an approximately 2-hour walk through an easy tourist trail, followed by 5 hours of free time in the National Park. On the way back, your driver will show you Chochołów, a still inhabited medieval village. If you wish, you can extend this option with spare time in the center of Zakopane or spend up to three hours in the thermal baths.  Package II - Cable car to Kasprowy Wierch Peak and Zakopane city center. Enjoy an excursion to one of the highest points, located centrally in the Tatra range, Kasprowy Wierch. After reaching the summit, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time and then return. Next, your driver will take you to Krupówki Street, where you will have about 2 hours of free time. On the way back, your driver will show you Chochołów. It is possible to extend the tour with up to 3 hours at the thermal baths. Package III - Funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain and Zakopane city center. Ride the funicular railway to reach Gubałówka, where you will see a beautiful panorama of the Tatra Mountains. After returning to the city, on the way to Krupówki, visit a highlander's market full of local products. Then, visit Krupówki Street, where you will find traditional cuisine, souvenirs, and shops. On the way back, your driver will show you Chochołów. The package can be extended with a visit to the ski jump or spending up to 3 hours in the thermal baths.  Package IV - Funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain, Zakopane city center, and Bukovina Thermal Baths. In this option, after 3 hours spent at the top of Gubałówka and on Krupówki Street, you will visit the Bukovina Thermal Baths, offering indoor and outdoor thermal waters, sports pools, slides, jacuzzis, saunas, and a restaurant.

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From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

9. From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

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.

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From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Trip

10. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Trip

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.

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What people are saying about Zakopane

Great experience! We enjoyed the cheese tasting, trip to Zakopane, and the thermal baths. Our driver was a little heavy on the brakes, and made the ride back too rough. The croissant and bottled water at the end of the trip was a nice gesture, as we didn’t have enough time to eat at the thermal bath.

Great full day tour, lots to do and see, Eri was a funny guide and looked after us. The shepherd’s hut was awesome and had lots of cats! Zakopane is beautiful, but be prepared to queue as it can get very busy during skiing season. The thermal pools were a great end to the day.

Beautiful drive to the Bergen and on our date (December) full of snow afterwards enjoy the wonderfully warm baths while the snow swirls around you.

Wonderful day in Zakopane where we were able to discover another side of Poland. The cold, the snow, the scenery, it was splendid.

Excellent tour guide! Very knowledgable and right on time!