Day trip

From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

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27 reviews

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tour

From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tour

From US$ 60.86 per person

Discover Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains on a shared or private day trip from Krakow. Enjoy the scenic views from a cable car, taste smoked sheep's cheese, and see traditional wooden houses.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from any location in Krakow. Please wait for your driver 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Zakopane and the Polish Mountains
  • Stroll down Krupówki Street and shop at the local stores
  • Take the funicular up Gubałówka Hill and admire the views from the top
  • Discover the village of Chochołów
  • Taste traditional smoked cheese
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Escape the city and spend a day exploring the Polish countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. See traditional wooden houses, view the Tatras mountain range from the top of Gubałówka Hill, and taste traditional smoked sheep-milk cheese.

Begin your tour with a pickup from a location of your choosing in Krakow. Hop onboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head towards one of the most picturesque locations in Poland, Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains.

Once in Zakopane, head straight to Krupówki Street located in the center of town. Explore the many boutiques, restaurants, and curio shops that line this pedestrian-only street. At the end of Krupówki Street, you'll find your next stop on the tour, the station for the Gubałówka Hill funicular.

Hop onto one of the cable cars and enjoy fantastic views of Zakopane and the surrounding mountains as you make your way up Gubałówka Hill. 

Once at the top, marvel at the breathtaking views of the Polish Tatras Mountains. Make the most of this fantastic location and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a refreshing drink while taking in the views.

Visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a wooden building located on the outskirts of Zakopane, and see Wielka Krokiew, the biggest and most famous ski jumping hill in Poland.

The final stop on your tour is the village of Chochołów. Admire the unusual architectural style of the famous wooden houses and see the Bacówkach, the traditional houses where Oscypek or smoked cheese is produced. 

Learn how this local specialty is made and sample various types to discover the different flavors created by the level of smoking.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Helpful and knowledgeable driver
  • Ticket for the Gubałówka Hill funicular
  • Smoked cheese tasting
  • Lunch and drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Child seat available on request
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4.5 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Comfortable, air conditioned mini coach took us to a venue just outside Zakopand to try smoked sheep's cheese, cranberries and vodka - delicious. Went on to Zakopane and took the cable car to enjoy the views of the Tatra's opposite. Then went and found a restaurant at the top of a shopping mall about 10 mins up Zakopane's main street where we enjoyed spectacular mountain views. We didn't go to the thermal pools so our guide kindly took us to see the ski jump and a new church inspired by Pope John Paul 2nd being saved when a young man. Very beautiful.

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August 27, 2022

Our driver Patrick was really very courteous, informed us, accompanied us to the places, communicated clearly: how the process is, where we meet, what happens next. He responded to requests and was very friendly! He bridged the waiting time when the others were in the SPA with a well-known church! Absolutely worth seeing! His English was great! Zakopane is absolutely worth seeing!!! Thank you for the beautiful day !

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August 17, 2022

This trip was absolutely amazing! We had a great time and I loved the mixture of the guided tour and free time. I do wish I would have added the Hot Springs, but I didn’t bring my swimsuit. I was traveling alone but the guide and other travelers were very friendly, and I didn’t feel alone at all. Highly recommend!

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 381719