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Podhale, Poland

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From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

1. 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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Krakow: Goracy Potok Thermal Baths with Transfers

2. Krakow: Goracy Potok Thermal Baths with Transfers

Visit the Goracy Potok thermal baths on this full-day tour departing from Krakow.  The geothermal water has lots of minerals including sulphate, manganese, iron and potassium. The temperature of the water is from 34 to 40 degrees celsius. Relax in the various indoor and outdoor pools - there are 9 in total. If you prefer to be more active, enjoy the water slides and fountains. You can also play volleyball and football in the sand.  Younger travelers can have fun in the kids pools prepared especially for them, with smaller slides and shallow water.

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From Krakow: Szaflary Thermal Baths Day Trip

3. From Krakow: Szaflary Thermal Baths Day Trip

Embark on this refreshing experience from Kraków. Make the most of 2 indoor and 2 outdoor pools with water temperatures of 30-38 degrees at Thermal Baths Szaflary. Add a visit to Zakopane and/or Treetop Walk in Slovakia on the itinerary for the explorer in you. Rejuvenate with thermal pools, waterslides for children, geysers, water jets, and more at Szaflary Thermal Baths. The waters include potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and sulfur. Then, head to Zdiar, a charming Slovak folk village located just 10 kilometers from the Polish border. Admire the distinctive architecture and culture of Zdiar. Then, embark on a scenic uphill walk to reach the treetop path. Located 24 meters above the ground, this unique walkway offers stunning views across Bachledova Valley, the Tatra Mountains, and Pieniny National Park. Zakopane is known as the skiing capital of Poland. Wander along Krupowki, the town’s main street, and mingle with the locals. As you explore, get a sense of small-town life and shop for souvenirs and handmade crafts. Later, ride the funicular up to Gubalowka Mountain to admire yet more amazing views. You’ll also see the famous ski hill used for the Grand Prix Ski Jump Competition.

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Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Thermal Pool & Cable Railway

4. Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Thermal Pool & Cable Railway

Discover the mountain town of Zokopane with this private tour from Kraków. Stroll through the old-fashioned cottage-lined streets. Gaze out at the Tatras mountains as you ride the Gubałówka cable railway. Enjoy a dip in a thermal pool. Be picked up from your accommodation in Kraków. Watch the serene countryside pass by on the way to Zokopane. Take a walk along the promenade as the smell of delicious Polish food spills out onto the streets from restaurants. Board the Gubałówka cable railway train and travel uphill through the forest. Reach a viewpoint at the top where you can enjoy panoramic views of Zokopane and the mountains. Continue to the thermal pools to relax in the warm water while looking out at the mountains. Have the option to purchase dinner at a traditional Polish restaurant.

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