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From Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Tour

Visit Zakopane, a sleepy village built at the foot of the magnificent Tatra Mountains, and immerse yourself in the charming local culture. Admire the rugged beauty of this quaint village, popularized by Dr. Tytus Chałubiński, who began sending his patients there to benefit from the breathtaking natural landscape and peaceful atmosphere. Explore the vibrant village with a professional guide and hear the stories of all the influential people who came to Zakopane to escape the bustle of the city and focus on their art and literature. Visit the oldest corners of the village and enjoy a trip to the local market for some cheese tasting. Continue to the Cemetery of Peksowy Brzyzek and make a turn to see the beautiful wooden church of Zakopane. For the truly fantastic views of your surroundings, travel in comfort up Gubalowka Hill on the funicular rail. Experience the charm of the past in “the winter capital of Poland” and marvel at the wild beauty of the Polish countryside.

Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

2. 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 jumping have been won.  Schedule: • Drive to the mountain side – 2 hours • Visit the Sculptor House in Chocholow – 30 to 40 minutes • Dive to Zakopane – 20 minutes • Gubalowka Mountain (with way up and down by Funicular rail) – 1 hour • Market under Gubalowka – 30 to 40 minutes  • Lunch time with walk through Krupowki – 1.5 hours • Visit Pekskowe Brzysko wooden church and cemetery – 30 to 40 minutes • Wielka Krokiew, the greatest ski jump in Poland – 1 hour • Drive back to Krakow - 2 hours Please note that times could change due to your needs or the weather conditions.

From Krakow: One Day in the Countryside

3. From Krakow: One Day in the Countryside

This full-day trip into the Polish countryside is full of surprises. A journey through bucolic villages provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy and absorb local culture, landscapes, and get to know the locals.  After morning pickup from your accommodation in Krakow, your adventure will begin. During the 12-hour experience, learn how to bake and sculpt in handicraft workshops, indulge in a traditional Polish lunch, and walk through a beautiful nature reserve. Follow your guide to a wooden church which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, before heading back to Krakow, some local farmers will prepare sausages over a bonfire for you to enjoy.

From Krakow: Full-Day Private Trip to Zakopane

4. From Krakow: Full-Day Private Trip to Zakopane

Following a pickup in Kraków, the tour starts with a visit to the lovely village of Chochołów, comprised almost exclusively of the heritage Polish wooden houses. Visit a local museum and also the workshop of a folk artist in the village. Then, ride the cable car to the top of Mt. Gubałówka to see a wonderful view of the Tatra Mountains.  After a short walk around the peak, return down to visit the oldest part of Zakopane town where the old cottages of the mountaineers still stand. Surrounded by ash trees and blackened by the sun, these wooden houses and churches were built in the Zakopane style by the remarkable Polish artist, Witkacy.  To better experience the true Zakopane atmosphere, take a walk along Krupowki Street lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and souvenir shops. To complete your experience, visit the enormous regional market and take the chance to enjoy lunch in a restaurant serving local specialties.  If you wish to find out more about this unusual region, you can also visit the Tatra Museum. The last stop in Zakopane is the ski jump at Nosal followed by a beautiful chapel in Jaszczurowka with extraordinary stained glass window. You’ll then depart back to Kraków around 4 PM.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 53 reviews

Zakopane was amazing! We were picked up on time and the journey there was fairly smooth with little traffic. We had a private car and guide for the entire trip which was great. Jakub was very friendly and gave us plenty of time to explore. The first stop at the sculpture shop was adorable, and the cheese shop afterwards was amazing. We purchased souvenirs and tried 4 different cheeses - the whole experience even before we got to Zakopane was gorgeous. Once we got to the village, Jakub gave us plenty of time to explore and get lunch. There are many options and places to visit, plus the views are breathtaking. We had an amazing time. On the way home, we ran into trouble with traffic and eventually got stuck in the snow trying to go over a hill. Jakub was amazing and managed to drive us home in horrible conditions, and a massive thank you as well as the 4 guys who helped push us up the hill. We would not be making our flight home without him!

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

Our guide was amazing Zakopane was amazing so glad we did this would definitely do it again thank uou

A very good trip into Chocholow, Tatra National Park and Zakopane. Worth the trip.

It was great our giud pavlo was tbe best and kindness