Tatra National Park

Tatra National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Krakow: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths Tour

1. From Krakow: Zakopane, Tatra Mountains & Thermal Baths Tour

Get back to nature on a day trip to the Tatra Mountains. Discover the ski resort village of Zakopane, soak in the thermal baths of the village of Chochołów, and ride the cable car to Gubałówka mountain. Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Get breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains on the way to Krupowki Street, Zakopane's commercial heart with lots of shops and restaurants serving local cuisine. Ride the cable car to take in breathtaking views. Then, explore the village of Chochołów. See the old-fashioned wooden houses as you walk through the village. Visit a Bacówka (Shepard's hut) to sample some salty oscypek cheese. Peruse local art at a unique folk sculpture studio. Go for a dip in the warm soothing waters of the Chochołów thermal baths. Let water that is straight from Wysoki Wierch mountain relieve your tension and refresh you. Take in mountain views as you soak in the water.

From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

2. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

Discover the beauty of the Pieniny National Park on this day trip from Krakow. Marvel at stunning views as you stroll with a bird's-eye-view on the Bachledka Treetop Trail.  Be picked up from your Krakow hotel in a climate controlled bus. Relax on the drive through the Polish countryside on the way to the Bachledova Valley in Slovakia. Stop at the start of the 1234-meter long Bachledka Treetop Trail. Walk on a trail that is 24 meters above the ground with a 32-meter high observation tower. Take in views from this position in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Purchase a nice lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow

3. Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Full-Day Trip from Krakow

Zakopane is known as the winter capital of Poland and is its local premier mountain resort. Located just 120 kilometers away from Krakow, picturesque Zakopane is a great place to visit at any time of the year. On this 8-hour trip you’ll see why Its natural scenery and local architectural style makes it one of the most popular destinations in Poland. Your itinerary will reflect your particular interests. For example, you might like to admire the beautiful scenery of the Tatra Mountains, enjoy a ride on the cable car up Gubalowka Mountain, check out the shops on Krupowki Street, and buy some traditional highland crafts at the local market. An English-speaking driver will be happy to advise you about the best spots in town.

Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

4. Zakopane: Tatra Mountains Full Day Tour from Krakow

Your English-speaking driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Zakopane. In Zakopane you will have the chance to take a cable car ride to Gubałówka Hill, take a stroll in Chochołowska Valley and down the Krupówki. At the end you will be able to see The Great Krokiew, the most famous and important Ski Jump in Poland. You will have plenty of opportunity to be absorbed in the natural beauty of Tatra National Park. You will also be able to meet local people and sample their traditional, regional cuisine. At the end of your activity in the mountains, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Krakow.

From Krakow: Transfer & Admission to Bukovina Thermal Baths

5. From Krakow: Transfer & Admission to Bukovina Thermal Baths

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of relaxation and water play at the Termy BUKOVINA thermal bath complex and water park. Get picked up from your hotel in Kraków or head to the meeting point and enjoy a scenic drive to the village of Bukowina Tatrzańska at the base of the Tatra Mountains.   Enter the BUKOVINA Thermal Baths and experience an oasis of relaxation, nature, and fun. Venture into the complex's many indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Immerse yourself in the soothing thermal waters. The mineral-rich water is extracted from 2400 meters below the Earth's surface and regulated to temperatures of 30 to 38 degrees Celsius.    For deeper relaxation and health benefits, explore Termy BUKOVINA’s 8 saunas, which include traditional saunas, steam baths, and infrared cabins. Go down the waterslides for a thrill with the kids, or take advantage of all the comforts of a modern spa facility.  After a refreshing and rejuvenating day, your driver will take you back to your hotel or meeting point in Kraków in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle.

From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

6. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before exploring the popular holiday town of Zakopane. 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 10 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. 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.  This tour is perfect for families, nature lovers and mountain lovers alike. For the adrenalin hunters, there are special fragments of the route with obstacles, which can  also be omitted. For the ecologists, learn about rare local wildlife by reading educational plaques. Walk at a leisurely pace to the 32 meters-high observation platform situated on the border of Pieniny National Park and Tatras National Park. Observe the majestic natural world below. When you have finished, feel a rush of adrenalin as you slide down a 60-metre slide straight to ground level, or walk at your own pace back down the hill. Then, travel back into Poland to explore the authentic town of Zakopane, nestled at the base of the stunning Tatras Mountains. Proudly named the "winter capital of Poland", this beautiful town is Poland's most popular holiday resort. Visit Krupowki, the vibrant and bustling main street. Chat to some locals and discover what village life has to offer, before shopping for charming souvenirs. During this tour, you will be able to see the unique Chocholow village and its traditional wooden houses, which were built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the historical wooden chapels along the way. You will also be able to view the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition.

From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

7. From Krakow: Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

Your day begins with pick-up from your hotel in Krakow, then a visit to the studio of a local folklore sculptor in Chochołów to admire the traditional Polish artworks and, if you're interested, buy some of the artist's works. The day will continue with an unforgettable funicular journey to the Gubałówka mountain, which stands at an impressive elevation of 1126m. Here, enjoy spectacular views of the Polish countryside. After a hike through the mountain peaks, head down to the charming town of Zakopane and walk along Krupówki street, which runs through the town’s center. Here, have a leisurely lunch break and enjoy one of the local delicacies, a traditional smoked cheese dish called Oscypek. After lunch, visit the monumental cemetery of Pęksowy Brzyzk, as well as The Tatra Mountains Museum and the museum of Zakopane Style of Architectural at Willa Koliba. You'll also get to see the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a classical example of Zakopane architecture. As the trip nears its end, your group will head back to Krakow, where you will be dropped off at a place of your preference.

From Krakow: Tatra Mountains and Morskie Oko Hike

8. 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.

Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

9. Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch at your own expense after rafting. Continue to Zakopane to ride a rail car to admire the Tatra Mountains from the peak of Gubalowka.

Zakopane - The Capital of Tatra Mountains

10. Zakopane - The Capital of Tatra Mountains

Visit the Chochołów village which was founded in the 16th century by King Zygmunt III. There you will see a number of wooden cottages and visit the Museum of Chochołów with traditional interiors from the second half of the 19th century. Explore Zakopane where you can take a walk along the main street of Krupówki, which has a lively atmosphere and is full of charm with many traditional highland taverns with traditional food. After lunch, you can take a ride up the Gubałówka mountain where you can admire the panorama of the Tatra Mountains. On the way back to Kraków you will pop into a Highlander's hut where shepherds prepare the traditional smoked cheese "Oscypek".

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What people are saying about Tatra National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 261 reviews

Great hike in the Tatras. Kara, our guide was terrific in explaining the area, the forest and generally the broader environment and landscape and was great company too. We had rest stops that suited our physical ability which made the whole hike very comfortable and enjoyable for us 2 ladies that are not seasoned hikers. We were very fortunate with a clear day and a great view of the early season snow from up high. A highlight of our quick weekend trip to Zakopane. Highly recommend.

Jakob was a wonderful tour guide. It was quite rainy the day we went, and Jakob was super flexible with our schedule and made sure we were comfortable. He is super chill, provided constant communication, and provided all the necessary information for each of the places we visited. It was a fabulous day trip and I highly recommend him!

We really enjoyed the activity! Our guide, Jakub, was excellent! We had enough time to visit the village of Zakopane as well as to relax at the spa! We recommend this pleasant activity.

Jacub was a friendly tour guide and gave us a great experience. He would make jokes with us and make us feel comfortable during the trip

Great host. Cheese tasting lovely. Tram up the mountain and great shopping. Thermal spa was fantastic. Clean and so warm.