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Things to do in Podhale, Poland

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Kraków: Explore Zakopane and Thermal Bath

1. Kraków: Explore Zakopane and Thermal Bath

Enjoy one of the most beautiful views in Zakopane by taking the cable car to Gubałówka. Admire the spectacular views of the High Tatras after visiting the lodge and tasting local products. 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 relaxation 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 Kraków: Tatra Mountans Ski Trip and Thermal Baths Visit

2. From Kraków: Tatra Mountans Ski Trip and Thermal Baths Visit

Embark on an exhilarating ski adventure away from the city crowds of Krakow. Take advantage of a ski pass to glide down the mountains of Witów, surrounded by the lush forest. Visit the village of Chochołów and soak in the amazing thermal baths to unwind afterward. Get picked up from your hotel and travel from Kraków to the scenic Tatra Mountains. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, find a route for you and feel the thrill of sliding downhill. Immeraw yourself in breathtaking scenery among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks. After you've had your fill in the mountains, head to the village of Chochołów to relax in the thermal baths, where water temperatures vary from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius. Choose between indoor or outdoor baths, along with hydro massages and a sauna. Finally, be driven back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

3. 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: 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

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based on 3 reviews

Since there were only 2 of us, we had the opportunity to have a "private tour" with Arthur, he first took us to Zakopane and then dropped us off in the city center, he advised us and sent several addresses (bars restaurants activities…) to do in the area and brought us back in the evening where we asked him. Superb experience! Thanks Arthur!

Superb in everything: our very kind guide took us around from 7 in the morning until 7 in the evening. Conclusion of the tour at the spa (it deserves a lot) and in the morning until 14 zakopane and up in the lookout with the cable car. all organized to perfection by them. I highly recommend. Very good

Really great excursion if you want to discover Poland! The driver was ADORABLE, spoke excellent English and explained each step to us in detail. We loved the whole excursion. Bonus: this was a private tour! Thank you very much to Kamil for his kindness and adaptation ❤️

Kamil made this experience very enjoyable for us. He was extremely helpful, friendly and was full of conversation. I would definitely recommend Kamil if you are looking for a fun experience made easy as he has everything sorted. Thanks again for a great day Kamil.

Brilliant tour and brilliant tour guide (Mike). We went to Zakopane on NYE and it was wonderful, Mike provided great recommendations for us to do in our spare time and everything was very well organised. Would defo recommend to anyone!