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Morskie Oko: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

1. From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Zakopane Day Trip

Spend the day with a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko and exploring the charming town of Zakopane. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, relax during your two-hour drive towards the Tatra Mountains. Arrive at the base of the Morski Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views.  Leisurely hike up the mountain for approximately two hours until arriving at the Morski Oko Lake. The name of the lake means the Eye of the Sea and was formed from glaciers in the mountains. While at the lake relax for a bit before heading back down on another two-hour hike. From Morski Oko head to Zakopane where you can take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. Also spend time on Krupowki Street and peruse its shops and restaurants before going back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour in the Tatra Mountains

2. From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour in the Tatra Mountains

After pickup from your hotel head out on a scenic 2-hour drive to the starting point for the trail to the lake. Deep in the Tatra Mountains, Morskie Oko Lake was formed by glaciers. The lake is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Tatra Mountains, which makes for magnificent views. It is also home to many animals, birds and even natural fish stocks (something that is rare in the Tatra Mountains). The hike to the lake is 8 kilometers long and takes about 2-2.5 hours each way. The hike is along a paved roadway and is not difficult. You'll enjoy beautiful views along the walk including several mountain waterfalls. At the end of your visit to the lake, you'll hike back to the starting point and then head back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Kraków: Tatra Mountains & Zakopane Tour Packages

3. 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.

From Krakow: Tatra Mountains and Morskie Oko Hike

4. From Krakow: Tatra Mountains and Morskie Oko Hike

Your adventure starts when the driver picks you up from your accommodation in Krakow. In the early morning, you will make your way to Morskie Oko, also known as Eye of the Sea. The lake is located within the Tatra National Park that lies in southern Poland and is the largest of its kind in the Tatra Mountains. Once arrived you can enjoy the picturesque panorama while hiking along a 9-kilometer route towards the lake.  Morskie Oko is the most famous lake in Poland and many people say it is the most beautiful one. The lake is embedded in the High Tatras at 1395 meters above sea level and it is surrounded by high mountain peaks reaching over 2000 meters which creates a breathtaking panorama.  After the tour, the driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Krakow.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour and Thermal Baths Visit

5. From Krakow: Morskie Oko Lake Tour and Thermal Baths Visit

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Krakow and heads off towards Morskie Oko Lake, also known as the Eye of the Sea. To reach the lake, enjoy a two hour walk through stunning scenic landscapes and admire epic views of the Tatra Mountains. Upon arrival, admire this magnificent lake, formed by glaciers, and see the array of flora and fauna that live here. After your visit to the lake, relax at the popular Chocholowska Baths. Unwind in one of the 8 thermal pools and soak up the benefits of the water's rich minerals, including sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. Marvel at views of the sprawling mountain landscape as you let the stresses of everyday life melt away. There’s plenty of fun to be had at the baths too, including water basketball, waterfalls, water walls, swings, inflatable slides, and more. There’s also a child-friendly steam bath. At the end of an action-packed day, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation in Krakow.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

6. From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

Enjoy an action-packed day taking a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko, exploring the town of Zakopane, and relaxing in the thermal baths in Chocholow. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, admire the views during your 2-hour drive toward the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain chain in Poland. Arrive at the base of the Morskie Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views. Trek up the mountain at a leisurely pace for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Morski Oko Lake. The lake was formed from glaciers in the mountains and its name means the Eye of the Sea. While at the lake, relax for a bit before heading back down on another 2-hour hike. Next, head to Zakopane and take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. After, spend time on Krupowki Street and soak up the authentic atmosphere of the city. Peruse the shops and restaurants, and try some traditional cottage cheese. Zakopane carries the proud name of the "skiing capital of Poland" and its the country's most popular holiday resort. From Zakopane, move on to Chocolow and visit the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. The water here is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) and submerged rocks emit beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Unwind for 3 hours in the 8 whirlpools of thermal water, the swimming pool brine bath, and the outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36° Celsius (97° Fahrenheit).

From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Slovakia Treetop Walk

7. From Krakow: Morskie Oko and Slovakia Treetop Walk

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops. Travel from Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 6 miles from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 59 to 78 feet high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden bridge, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches around 2,000 feet. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the distance: the iconic Three Crowns Massif. Deep in the Tatra Mountains, Morskie Oko Lake was formed by glaciers. The lake is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the Tatra Mountains, which makes for magnificent views. It is also home to many animals, birds, and even natural fish stocks, something that is rare in the Tatras. The hike to the lake is about five miles and takes about 2-2.5 hours each way. The trail runs along a paved roadway and is not difficult. Enjoy beautiful views along the way. At the end of your visit to the lake, hike back to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Morskie Oko

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Zakopane is well worth the visit, such beautiful scenery, and a great trip up the funicular railway. Our driver was super, very knowledgable and keen for us to have a great trip. Thermal baths were very relaxing! I’d recommend this tour

Tour was as described and driver/tour guide got us safely to/back, was pleasant, friendly, polite, and on time. Would highly recommend!

Great trip. All well-organized. Magnificent Morskie Oko, beautiful Zakopane. Highly recommended one day trip.

Magnificent and exotic activities. Very good support from the driver. Strongly recommended !

Excellent tour guide! Very knowledgable and right on time!