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Things to do in Podhale, Poland

Our most recommended things to do in Podhale, Poland

From Kraków: Zakopane Day Tour and Optional Thermal Bath

1. From Kraków: Zakopane Day Tour and Optional Thermal Bath

Discover the highlights of Zakopane on this day tour from Krakow with hotel pickup. Take the Gubałówka cable car to admire panoramic views, stroll down the charming Krupówki in the center of town, try local food. and relax with an optional trip to the thermal baths. Depart Krakow and discover the beauty of the Tatras Mountains. Enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Zakopane by taking the cable car to Gubałówka. Admire the views of the High Tatras after visiting the lodge and tasting local cheese and vodka. Visit Krupówki, the most popular promenade in the heart of our Winter Capital, where you can try local dishes from traditional restaurants. Feel the atmosphere of the mountain region and enjoy sightseeing, shopping, and relaxating at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. After the ride in Zakopane, take a break to rest and relax in the thermal bath. Enjoy outdoor and indoor pools, slides, jacuzzis, and much more in the heart of the mountains.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

2. 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.

From Krakow: Kasprowy Wierch Cable car Zakopane Day Tour

3. From Krakow: Kasprowy Wierch Cable car Zakopane Day Tour

From the Krakow meeting point, our English speaking driver will drive 1.5h to Chocholow. Unesco Heritage Traditional Wooden Village. Visit the sculptor's house. And explore traditional mountaineers house. This attraction isn't avaible on Sundays. Go up to 1987 m in cable car on Kasprowy Wierch peak in over 4km leng. Explore Tatra mountains above clouds , this experience let you walk on one of highest peaks in Tatry. Cable car to Kasprowy Wierch has been build in 1936 and renovated in 2007. This is one of the oldest cable car in Europe. From December to April mountains are covered snow. This is the highest point in Poland you can get by cable car. With recreation and relaxation in mind, visit largest thermal pool complex in Podhale. Chochołowskie Thermal Baths is almost 3,000 m2 of water surface and 30 pool troughs. Knowing that thermal waters are rich in many micronutrients, we guarantee a surge of vitality and full regeneration of the body. In addition to swimming pools and a jacuzzi with thermal water, we invite you to the treatment zone with sulphide and brine water.

From Krakow: Szaflary Thermal Baths Day Trip

4. 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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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

It was an amazing day! Very well planned, driver very friendly and helpful. The views amazing. In my free time I spend time at the restaurant with great view which the driver recommended me.

Great trip. Well planned time from the first to the last minute. Many attractions, there is no time to get bored. Professional service and transfer. I recommend this tour

Brilliant tour. Katrina was very helpful and communication was excellent. Our driver was polite and the transport was very clean and comfortable.

We had a wonderful day! We had a very friendly driver. Richard! He showed us beautiful places. Highly recommended!

Beautiful place, and very nice and fast comfortable tour ! Fully recommending <3