Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane Tour & Hot Springs Visit with Hotel Pickup

Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane Tour & Hot Springs Visit with Hotel Pickup

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Visit Zakopane, admire the majestic views of the Polish mountains, and enjoy the relaxing and healing properties of the thermal springs on this day trip from Krakow.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup is directly from your hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). On the day before the tour (by 7:00 PM after collecting all addresses from the other tour participants) you will receive the exact pickup time.


  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the funicular railway to Gubałówka
  • Stroll along the most popular street in Zakopane
  • Learn the secret methods to produce traditional smoked sheep's cheese
  • Relax in hot thermal baths at the end of your tour
  • Visit the quaint village of Chochołów
Full description

Your day will start with pickup from your hotel/apartment in Krakow. On the way to Zakopane, you will visit the idyllic, over 200-year-old village - Chochołów, famous for its almost identical wooden houses. You will learn about the traditions that keep these historic buildings looking new. 10 minutes from Chochołów you will stop at a shepherd's hut to try regional smoked cheese - Oscypek and regional alcohol. This cheese is usually produced from sheep's milk, only in this region of Poland. It tastes best grilled with the addition of cranberry jam and you will taste it in this form. Then you will arrive in Zakopane, which is called "The winter capital of Poland". In summer as well as in winter, this place is visited by a lot of Polish and foreign tourists. At any time of the year, the town has its own unique charm.

First, the guide will take you to the funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountains. Then you will spend time in the center of the town, where you will walk along Krupówki Street, where there are many restaurants, mainly with regional cuisine, as well as many shops, souvenirs and stands with regional products. From Zakopane, the driver will take you to the thermal springs, where you will relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, in the healing thermal water extracted in this area. It's waiting for you there water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, sauna, and jacuzzis. There is also a restaurant and a swim-up bar inside (cost not included).

Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. You will spend about 2.5 hours in the thermal baths, after which the driver will take you back to your hotel/apartment in Krakow.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Krakow
  • Thermal baths entrance fee
  • Transportation with air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Ticket to top of Gubałówka Mountain by cable car
  • Smoked sheep's cheese tasting
  • Food and drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This is not a private tour, the vehicle is shared with other participants.
  • Information booklets in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian are available to select at the checkout, however, the tour itself is provided in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 162 reviews

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Tour was well organised, really couldnt fault it, pick up was not from hotel but only a short 3 min walk and we left right on time. I would advise to get there early as if your one of the last ones on the bus then wont be able to sit with your friends/partner

February 4, 2023

Zakopane Tour with cheese and vodka tasting and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup. We had a fabulous day. Thomas, our driver, was helpful, informed, informative and fun. He also collected all of the tickets we needed and although everything was very busy, we never had to queue. We had a private tour so there was just myself and my 2 daughters being chauffeured around in Thomas's very nice car. Zakopane was very cute, well worth the visit, the funicular was a very short trip up the mountain and up there were loads of opportunities to buy hot drinks , alcoholic and not alcoholic, gifts, foods etc. Back down in the village, we had a very nice lunch in a restaurant before being chauffeured to the Hot Springs. Although incredibly busy, this was great fun. We, of course had drinks at the swim up bar Water 34 C, air -6 C, cocktail - fabulous. TIPS - avoid local winter school holidays, Warm clothing needed for Zakopane. Take flip flops for Hot Springs. Worth every penny and thank you to Thomas.

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February 2, 2023

Best experience and amazing day from start to finish! Pick up and drop off directly outside our studio apartment. Our tour guide Joanna was so lovely - very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic in answering any of our questions. We enjoyed the cheese and vodka tasting at the Shepard’s hut, learning about the local culture. We then used the cable car to the top of the mountain at Zakopane, which had stunning views. Finally we went to thermal springs where you get 2,5 hours to enjoy the most incredible pools, with built in bars, cocktails and the best views! Incredible experience, would highly recommend, amazing value for money!

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February 1, 2023

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