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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. 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 (cost not included). Feel the atmosphere of the mountain region and enjoy sightseeing, shopping, and relaxing 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: Snowmobile & Thermal Baths Zakopane Tour

2. From Krakow: Snowmobile & Thermal Baths Zakopane Tour

Enjoy the scenery of Zakopane area and look at the Tatra mountains from a different angle in the company of one of our guides on snowmobiles (snowmobile renting is excluded in the price). At the start of our tour, we will stop at Chochołów Unesco World Heritage Site (wooden traditional cottage village). You will have an opportunity to explore the sculptor's hut and see how the highlanders pass their day. Taking a ride on our snowmobile will give you an unforgettable experience and mountiain views will blow your mind. Get the feel of genuine winter adventure dashing through the snowy mountains accompanied by our experienced tour guide. We have chosen a scenic route for this ride surrounded by Tatra mountains to offer you beautiful views, and of course we make lots of breaks for photos. After the snowmobile tour you will be invited for traditional cheese tasting "oscypek" grilled by yourself on firepit. At the end of the tour relax in Chocholowskie Thermal Baths. 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. WE RUN THIS TOUR ON QUADS IF ISN'T ENOUGH SNOW. Chocholow wooden vilage is closed on Sundays. Tours on Sundays will skip this attraction. PLEASE NOTE: SNOWMOBILE RENTAL NOT INCLUDED

From Krakow: Snowmobile Adventure with Thermal Pools Visit

3. From Krakow: Snowmobile Adventure with Thermal Pools Visit

Experience Poland's countryside in the wintertime on a day trip from Krakow. Take part in a guided snowmobile ride complete with a stop to take in views of the Tatra Mountains. Then, make your way to the Chochołowska Baths to soak in mineral-rich waters. Begin your day trip with a convenient pickup from central Krakow. Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and relax as you embark on a scenic 2-hour journey to Podhale. Make a brief stop in Zakopane and visit a traditional shepherd's hut to taste smoked cheese. Then, head to a ski resort to begin your outdoor adventure. Take part in a safety briefing before hopping onto the back of a powerful snowmobile for a guided tour through the countryside. Follow your guide along a route customized to suit your confidence level and snowmobiling experience. Stop at a viewpoint along the way, taking in sweeping views of the Tatra Mountains and the surrounding winter landscapes. Then, on the way back, kick it up a notch and get your adrenaline pumping as you travel along a more technical section. Once you return to the starting point, take the opportunity to refuel with a bite to eat (cost not included). Then, hop back into the van and head to the Chocholowska Thermal Baths for the final part of your day trip. Enjoy around 3 hours of free time here. Take advantage of the largest thermal pool complex in Podhale and soak in healthy, mineral-rich waters to unwind and recharge after your snowmobile experience. End your day with a comfortable return journey to Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths with Optional Lunch

4. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths with Optional Lunch

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. Meet locals and see what village life offers as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. A beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range stretches from the top of the mountain. 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. *During the winter season, you can additionally visit Snowlandia, the winter amusement park featuring a snow maze an Igloo with Ice Sculptures and a toboggan hill for sledge riding. The availability of the Winter Amusement Park is seasonal and limited by the weather.

Krakow: Trip to Chocholow Thermal Baths in Tatra Mountains

5. Krakow: Trip to Chocholow Thermal Baths in Tatra Mountains

Chocholowska Baths are the largest thermal complex in Podhale. The water is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters and submerged rocks, emit beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium and sodium.Relax in the 8 whirlpool pools of thermal water with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Dip in the swimming pool brine bath or outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. The outdoor pools offer fun activities such as the Wild River, water basketball and volleyball, massage jets, waterfalls, volcano, geysers of air, water walls, grid swings and climbing water. Ride down an inflatable double slide, a pontoon slide and seasonal slide with a trap door (open from March 27 to November 15 weather permitting). There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Relax in the salt cave or 'Textile' dry sauna, for those who do not want to use the regular steam sauna. The Chocholowska Baths also has a beautiful Highlander Cottage sauna observation deck (subject to events). The cooling pool on the terrace is a perfect treat to revitalize your energy. In addition, you can indulge in the Chocholowska Baths restaurant during your visit.

From Krakow: Chocholow Hot Springs Evening or Daytime Ticket

6. From Krakow: Chocholow Hot Springs Evening or Daytime Ticket

Choose from options that allow you to meet at a centrally-located meeting point in Krakow or an option that provides you with pickup and drop-off at your hotel in central Krakow. Select a daytime experience at the baths or a nighttime experience that includes a poolside party with a DJ on weekends. Relax on the drive to the baths in a comfortable vehicle, taking in the scenic and lush Polish countryside. Arrive at the Chocholowska Baths, where water is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters to gain access to beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium and sodium. Soak in water heated to 36 degrees Celsius at eight thermal water whirlpools, the brine swimming pool, or outdoor swimming pools. Bring along the kids who are sure to love the Wild River, water basketball and volleyball, waterfalls, volcano, geysers of air, water walls, grid swings, and climbing water. Feel the thrill of riding down an inflatable double slide, a pontoon slide, and a seasonal slide with a trap door (open from March 27 to November 15 weather permitting). There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Soothe your muscles with the massage jets, at the salt cave, the 'textile' dry sauna, or the steam sauna. Visit the beautiful Highlander Cottage sauna observation deck (subject to events) for mountain views. Plunge into the cooling pool on the terrace for a perfect treat to revitalize your energy. Indulge by purchasing a tasty meal in the Chocholowska Baths restaurant during your visit. Return to your meeting point Krakow revitalized as the end of your trip.

Relax in Chocholow Thermal Pool Complex near Zakopane

7. Relax in Chocholow Thermal Pool Complex near Zakopane

Enjoy your day in an active or relaxing way in Chocholow Thermal Baths - the largest thermal complex in Podhale. Relax in the 8 whirlpool pools of thermal water with a pleasant temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Enjoy a dip in the indoor or outdoor swimming pools, also with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Immerse yourself in waters that are extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters and submerged rocks. Benefit from the emitted micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Take part in fun activities such as the Wild River, water basketball and volleyball, massage jets, waterfalls, and more. Ride down an inflatable double slide, a pontoon slide, and a seasonal slide with a trap door. There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Get stunning views of the mountain area as the Chocholow Baths are close to Zakopane.

From Krakow: Zakopane Full-Day Quad & Thermal Baths Tour

8. From Krakow: Zakopane Full-Day Quad & Thermal Baths Tour

Enjoy the scenery of Zakopane area and look at Tatra mountains from a different angle in the company of one of our guides on quad tour . At the start of our tour, we will stop at Chochołów Unesco World Heritage Site (wooden traditional cottage village). You will have an opportunity to explore the sculptor's hut and see how the highlanders pass their day. Taking a ride on our quads will give you an unforgettable experience and mountiain views will blow your mind. Get the feel of genuine adventure dashing through the muddy forests and mountains accompanied by our experienced tour guide. You can choose one of our two types of routes ( Scenic or extreme ). A scenic route for this ride surrounded by Tatra mountains to offer you beautiful views, extreme route give you a lot of adrenaline, on middle of qouad tour w take a break for photos. After quad tour you will be invited for traditional cheese tasting "oscypek" grilled by yourself on firepit. Discover how to make Polish Traditional Smoked Cheese "Oscypek". At the end of tour relax in Chocholowskie thermal springs. With recreation and relaxation in mind, we have created the largest thermal pool complex in Podhale. Chocholowskie 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: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

9. From Krakow: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

Head to the Polish Tatra Mountains to spend your day both actively and relaxingly. After a 2-hour journey, Head to a stop in Chocholow, where you will be able to see the beautiful wooden houses built by locals years ago. Have a chance to meet some locals, try their traditional food, and buy souvenirs - all while enjoying the stunning views of Tatras. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, especially at the top of Gubalowka Mountain. Relax at Chocholow Thermal Baths, the biggest thermal complex in Podhale. Spend 3-hours in indoor and outdoor pools. Benefit from the natural waters, extracted from depths of around 3600 meters below ground level, said to have various beneficial effects on health.

From Krakow: Full-Day Chocholowska Thermal Bath Tour

10. From Krakow: Full-Day Chocholowska Thermal Bath Tour

Enjoy your day in an active or relaxing way in Chocholow Thermal Baths. Relax in the 8 whirlpool pools of thermal water with a pleasant temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. Enjoy a dip in the indoor or outdoor swimming pools. Immerse yourself in waters that are extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters and submerged rocks. Benefit from the emitted micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Take part in fun activities such as the Wild River, water basketball and volleyball, massage jets, waterfalls, and more. Ride down an inflatable double slide, a pontoon slide, and a seasonal slide with a trap door. There is also a steam bath suitable for children. Get stunning views of the mountain area as the Chocholow Baths are close to Zakopane.

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(3 reviews)

Really good day out. There wasn’t enough snow so we went quad biking instead. It was brilliant! The guide takes pictures all day and you get them for free at the end, which is a bonus. Comfortable transport too. Thanks!

Disappointed there was no snow for snowmobiling but quad bikes were a great substitute. Thought 3hrs at the thermal baths would be too long but it certainly wasn't!

Good day out highly recommend both driver and guide very nice and kind people made the experience even better

Great guide very knowledgeable. Amazing day. Well worth the money. Would do it again

It’s was as amazing experience with our guide Adam