Chochołów
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Our most recommended Chochołów Day Trips

  • From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    1. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    After pick-up at your Krakow hotel, you will be driven for 2 hours to the 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, the trail is in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Have lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

    This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

  • 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 tou...

  • Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour from Krakow

    3. 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.

    Reliable, friendly, punctual and informative. Will definitely choose them again.

  • Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths Private Tour

    4. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths Private Tour

    The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Krakow and heads towards one of the most popular tourist destinations in Poland, Zakopane. Along the way, marvel at views of the impressive Tatra Mountains, then soak up the atmosphere of this charming town upon arrival. Next up, ride the Gubałówka cable car up the mountain side, admiring the sprawling landscape that surrounds you. Afterwards, wander along the vibrant Krupówki, full of local restaurants, gift shops, and more. Finish the tour at the famous Chochołów Thermal Baths. Warm up or cool down in the baths’ 30 different pools, against a backdrop of yet more mountainside views. At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off back to your Krakow accommodation.

  • From Krakow: Excursion to Zakopane Town in Tatra Mountains

    5. 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 dependin...

    Our guide Chris from Legendary in Krakow ensured we had a great tour. Thanks very much!

  • From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

    6. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

    Start your trip directly from your accommodation. Then, travel from Krakow to discover the natural beauty of Pieniny National Park, located in the south of Poland, near the Slovak border. Enjoy the tour around the picturesque area of Pieniny surrounded by the mountains and thick forests. Learn more about well-preserved ecosystems composed of rare species of flora and fauna. Check out the greatest tourist attraction the National Park has to offer and go rafting on The Dunajec River Gorge. This activity has been organized since the early 19th century. During the two-and-a-half hours, you will be able to observe impressive limestone rocks and mountain peaks. Being on the small wooden raft do not forget to take great pictures of the river which meanders through the valley. At the end of the rafting reach the charming resort town of Szczawnica, 20 kilometers downstream.  If you select an ...

    Excellent experience and superb guide. Pawel was extremely nice and caring and always ensuring we were having a good time! Our satisfaction and wellbeing was his top priority and left us without words with his kindness and excellent service. Could not recommend him enough!! Both rafting and thermal baths were really nice and we had a great time.

  • From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

    7. From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

    Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland, thanks to its splendid natural scenery, its pistes and hiking trails, and a rich folk culture. You will begin your exploration of the area by taking the funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubałówka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, we will visit the charming wooden old parish church and the most unique cemetery in Poland. To complete your experience, you have a chance to visit the enormous regional market and enjoy lunch in a regional restaurant serving local specialities. If you wish to find out more about this unusual region you can visit the Tatra Museum or the village of Chochołów (famous for its 150-year-old wooden log cabins and a serene atmosphere).

    A very enjoyable day! I loved Zakopane it is a beautiful town. It’s a pity the weather was misty and we couldn’t see the Tatra mountains! Never mind! Next time !

  • Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

    8. Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

    Zakopane is the capital of winter Poland. Here there is superb scenery, perfect for winter sports lovers and fans of trekking trails. This area also has a characteristic dialect, splendid food and unique architecture. First, you will see the work place of a traditional Polish sculptor who makes outstanding wooden objects. Then here will be time in Zakopane traditional marketplace to buy handmade equipment for your house, or traditional cheeses "oscypek", and many other kinds of food. Afterwards, you will have possibility to take a funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubałówka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, you will visit the charming wooden old parish church and cemetery. At the end of the trip, you will stop near the highest ski jump in Poland, Wielka Krokiew, where many international cups in ski...

    We arrived in Zakopane about 1:45 from Krakow. You reach a stunning area in its beauty. It is recommended to go to the cable car and enjoy the view of the Tetra Mountains. If you have time and the driver allows So it is also advisable to do snowmobile trips

  • From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

    9. 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 ...

  • From Krakow: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

    10. From Krakow: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

    Head to the Polish Tatra Mountains to spend your day both actively and relaxingly. After a 2-hour journey, Head to a stop in Chocholow, where you will be able to see the beautiful wooden houses built by locals years ago. Have a chance to meet some locals, try their traditional food, and buy souvenirs - all while enjoying the stunning views of Tatras. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, especially at the top of Gubalowka Mountain. Relax at Chocholow Thermal Baths, the biggest thermal complex in Podhale. Spend 3-hours in indoor and outdoor pools. Benefit from the natural waters, extracted from depths of around 3600 meters below ground level, said to have various beneficial effects on health.

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What people are saying about Chochołów

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 128 reviews

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 experience and superb guide. Pawel was extremely nice and caring and always ensuring we were having a good time! Our satisfaction and wellbeing was his top priority and left us without words with his kindness and excellent service. Could not recommend him enough!! Both rafting and thermal baths were really nice and we had a great time.

We had a wonderful day with our guide. He gave us plenty of time to see the exhibits and he was very polite and talkative. We had some traffic trouble, but he didn't let that affect the tour - we still saw everything and he working about an hour later than scheduled. Overall an amazing experience and very well-organized!

This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

A nice get away from Krakow. The driver was extremely good, knowledgeable, giving us the right information and giving us options what to do. I recommend this tour if you want to get away from the city and meet the countryside!!!