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Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

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.

Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

2. Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private or group day trip from Krakow with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and try regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, explore Zakopane on your own, and relax in a thermal bath. After pickup from Krakow, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the best examples of Goral wooden houses and learn about this characteristic wooden building style. Afterward, try regional treats, including oscypek cheese and local alcohol in a traditional shepherd's hut called Bacówka. Next, take the cable car from Zakopane to Gubałówka, the most famous peak of the Polish Tatra Mountains. In just 3.5 minutes, get to a height of 1122 m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. On your descent, enjoy free time on Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street. Find local shops with products from the Podhale region. You can buy jewelry (including brooches in the typical heart-shaped “parzenica” pattern), clothes made of wool and leather, and intricately carved wooden souvenirs. Finally, unwind at Chocholow Thermal Baths where 14 pool basins, over 300 meters of water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. In the end, be driven back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

3. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

Your day will start with pickup from your hotel/apartment in Krakow. On the way to Zakopane, you will visit the idyllic, over 200-year-old village - Chochołów, famous for its almost identical wooden houses. You will learn about the traditions that keep these historic buildings looking new. 10 minutes from Chochołów you will stop at a shepherd's hut to try regional smoked cheese - Oscypek and regional alcohol. This cheese is usually produced from sheep's milk, only in this region of Poland. It tastes best grilled with the addition of cranberry jam and you will taste it in this form. Then you will arrive in Zakopane, which is called "The winter capital of Poland". In summer as well as in winter, this place is visited by a lot of Polish and foreign tourists. At any time of the year, the town has its own unique charm. First, the guide will take you to the funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountains. Then you will spend time in the center of the town, where you will walk along Krupówki Street, where there are many restaurants, mainly with regional cuisine, as well as many shops, souvenirs and stands with regional products. From Zakopane, the driver will take you to the thermal springs, where you will relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, in the healing thermal water extracted in this area. It's waiting for you there water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, sauna and jacuzzis. There is also a restaurant and a swim up bar inside (not included). Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. You will spend about 2.5 hours in the thermal baths, after which the driver will take you back to your hotel/apartment in Krakow.

Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

4. Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Hot Bath Pools and Hotel Pickup

Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains on this bestselling Zakopane day trip. Experience the hot spring pools and warm water slides of Bukovina Thermal Baths, ride the Mt. Gubałówka funicular, stroll along Krupowki Street, and taste local cheese and vodka in the village of Kościelisko. Depart your hotel in Krakow and explore the Tatra Mountains. Enjoy WiFi on board along the way. Experience the charm of Zakopane on the town's main thoroughfare, Krupowki Street. Enjoy the aromas of local Polish cuisine from traditional restaurants. Try different hot spring pools and slides at the Bukovina Thermal Baths, considered the most magical baths in the region. Try the region's famous cheese and vodka before returning to Krakow.

From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

5. From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

Discover the wonders of Zakopane on a day trip from Krakow including entry tickets and air-conditioned transportation. Savor the flavors of local cheese during a tasting and ride a cable car to take in views from the top of Gubałówka Hill. Rejuvenate your body during a 2,5-hour thermal bath visit. Following pickup, start the journey to Zakopane, a town known as the winter capital of Poland. Once here, see the ski jumping hill Wielka Krokiew where every year the world ski jumping cup is held. Get out and stretch your legs during a walk down Krupówki Street where you can find many restaurants with traditional food. Continue to Gubałówka Hill to capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains from the top via funicular. Round off your trip with a visit to a steamy thermal bath. Get plenty of time to enjoy over 30 swimming pools with iodized saline water, hydro massages, a raging river, a climbing net, and water geysers. With a temperature of 32-36ºC, you can relax in the outdoor pools even on cold days.

From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

6. From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private day trip from Zakopane with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and sample regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, and end the day in the Terma Bania thermal baths. After pickup from Zakopane, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the charming Goral wooden houses and learn about this traditional building style. Afterward, try regional treats in Witow, including oscypek cheese and alcohol in a Bacówka, a traditional shepherd's hut. Next, take the cable car from Zakopane to Gubałówka, the most famous peak of the Polish Tatra Mountains. In just 3.5 minutes, get to a height of 1122m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. Finally, unwind at Terma Bania where pool basins, water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. Finally, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Zakopane.

From Krakow: Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

7. From Krakow: Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Take a day out from Krakow and head 100km south to the winter capital of Poland. Explore the Zakopane regional market, walk Krupowki street, and experience the town at your leisure. See authentic housing in Chocholow and marvel at the Tatra mountains by riding a funicular train up Gubalowka hill. Travel to the winter town of Zakopane. Explore as you please and find many worthwhile attractions like the professional ski jumping hill. Walk through the bustling Kripowki street and try some regional food. Find the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima, Jaszczurowca Chapel, and explore the old cemetery. Head just outside the town to the village of Chocholow and admire the traditional wooden housing. Taste an authentic highlander's cheese called 'Oscypek' and delight in the quaint magic of this hidden treasure. Climb aboard an amazing incline railway and reach the top of Gubalowka hill, 1126 meters high. Capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains, the tallest peaks in all of Poland.

Krakow: Zakopane Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

8. Krakow: Zakopane 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 and Tatra Mountains Tour with Options

9. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour with Options

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. Choose between 4 tour options: 1) Transfer to Zakopane from Krakow and back. 2) Transfer to Zakopane from Krakow and back with Gubałówka Cableway tickets included. 3) Transfer to Zakopane from Krakow and back with Gubałówka Cableway and Ski Jumping Hill tickets included. 4) Transfer to Zakopane from Krakow and back with 3h ticket to Chochołów Thermal Pools included. *Option with Thermal Pools doesn't inclued ride to Zakopane. It's transfer to Thermal Pools with

Kraków: Zakopane & Thermal Baths with Hotel Pickup

10. Kraków: Zakopane & Thermal Baths with Hotel Pickup

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. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, which is 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. 

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What people are saying about Gubałówka

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,389 reviews

We would definitely recommend this tour! Thomas the tour guide was so friendly and spoke very good English. The tour itself was brilliant start to finish, it was great to see some traditional polish cultures and point of history along the way to! Thomas made the whole day run soomthly for us tourists, and nothing was too much trouble. We really couldn't have wishes for a better day or tour guide, if you're heading to Krakow this is a must do trip!!

Excellent day - definitely a must do when in Krakow! Tips - don’t spend too much time up the mountain or you’ll miss out on seeing Zakopane town. I’m not a fan of jacuzzis but the thermal baths are really cool and a welcome end to the day! Monika our guide was wonderful, if you’re doing this tour go with Thousand Miles as they were faultless from being on time to the minute to giving us recommendations whilst we’re in Krakow. 10/10

Pros - Tour guide Joanna was lovely and very helpful. Shepard’s hut was a nice , added a cultured stop on the trip to try there cheese and wine. Lovely view in the mountains and lots of little markets. Hot springs - best part, relaxing and time few by. Cons- Almost 6 hours is driving. (But worth it) Minibus’s was about 100 degrees. Ideas - Add another stop or two to view more of Poland so that the drive doesn’t feel as long.

The tour was amazing!! Plenty involved and provided plenty of time for us to explore by ourselves. Guide was extremely helpful and friendly Adam and Patrick!! . Thoroughly enjoyed the thermal spas with the outside bar!! Couldn't recommend highly enough and best part of our trip so far!! Aisha

Had an amazing day, our driver and guide patryk was lovely and made the day run very smoothly, thank you again :)