Zakopane Snow & winter sports

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Zakopane: Sleigh Ride with Bonfire, Local Food, and Music

1. Zakopane: Sleigh Ride with Bonfire, Local Food, and Music

Experience the quaint Zakopane wintertime highland atmosphere on this tour. Enjoy a scenic torchlit sleigh ride, gather for dinner around the bonfire, and experience traditional tales and folk dancing. Take a sleigh ride in the Chocholowska Valley for an adventure in the Tatra Mountain winter landscapes. Feel as though you've stepped into a fairytale with snow-covered trees and a quiet atmosphere with no cars or city noise. After the sleigh ride, enjoy the bonfire and a highlander feast with live music. Enjoy traditional regional Polish sausages and mountain smoked cheese cooked on the bonfire. Taste traditional bigos, a cabbage stew with assorted meats, and warm up with some hot tea. Experience a warm welcome with traditional folk music, dancing, and storytelling. Taste highlander alcohol and spend the evening singing together around the fire.

Zakopane: Snowmobiles - Expedition + optional bonfire

2. Zakopane: Snowmobiles - Expedition + optional bonfire

Enjoy an adventure unlike any other! Visit locations inaccessible to tourists otherwise, and get in touch with nature in an activity that can provide both adrenaline and relaxation - you get to decide how you experience this opportunity. Feel the thrill of gliding over the snow on a real snowmobile. The vehicles are easy to maneuver so this tour is appropriate for first-time drivers or families with children. As you explore the mountainous terrain, witness stunning panoramas over the Tatra Mountains and beautiful winter scenery. Join other explorers at a bonfire for a satisfying hot meal and drink, included in the price in some tour options. Choose your experience - 1 or 3 hours expedition. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced drivers. Important information: You will meet your guide in the Snowdoo base and get assigned a single or double-seated bisnowmobile. Each person driving a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license (B) or international driving licence. Please remember to take your driving license with you. Children 3-10 years old can participate free of charge if seated in front of the driver without occupying a seat, Snowmobile driver is held liable for any damage caused to the vehicle. Personal self-liability is max. €1000 per snowmobile in the event of an accident. If there is not enough snow, the snowmobiles will be replaced with 4x4 quads - the rest of the program is carried out with no changes. Every Participant is obligated to sign the declaration and accept the terms and conditions. The instructor has the right to terminate the contract without refund of the down payment if the participants are the influence of alcohol

Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

3. Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

Explore Zakopane and see the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on a funicular ride and emerge from the forest floor upon the mountain. Start with hotel pickup in Krakow and have a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van. Jump on a one or two-person snowmobile in Zakopane and enjoy a 1-hour ride through the snow. Meet the locals in Krupowki and see what village life has to offer as you shop for souvenirs. Take a trip up the mountain Gubalowka on a funicular and experience the natural surroundings. Get a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range at the top. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, 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.

From Krakow: Dogsled Ride in Tatra Mountain

4. From Krakow: Dogsled Ride in Tatra Mountain

Explore the natural wilderness of the Tatra Mountains on a dogsled ride with this tour from Krakow. Visit a husky reserve to meet and play with the majestic dogs. Learn how to operate the sled with a local instructor. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Krakow. Sit back and relax on a 50-kilometer drive through the Polish countryside. Stop in a mountain village on the boarder of Slovakia. Make your way to a husky reserve and have some time to get to know the animals better before a staff member shows you how to prepare the harness and all the other necessary mushing equipment. Find out how to drive a vehicle that is perfectly adapted to the frozen terrain of the Tatra mountains. After your sledding briefing, start your dogsled ride. Feel the thrill of being driven by your instructor through the winter landscapes of the Chocholowska Valley. Return to the husky reserve and drive back to your accommodation in Krakow.

From Krakow: Zakopane, Gubałówka, and Hot Springs with Sauna

5. From Krakow: Zakopane, Gubałówka, and Hot Springs with Sauna

Following pickup from your hotel in Krakow, journey into the Tatra Mountains to experience the pristine nature of the highest mountain range in Poland. Make your way to the village of Chochołów near Zakopane, where the locals still live in traditional wooden houses.  Hear about everyday life and the folk culture of the local Góral people. Return to Zakopane via Witów to look at an old wooden church and visit the shepherd's mountain shelter of Bacowka, where traditional cheese is still produced. 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. Dip into the warm outdoor and indoor swimming pools. Let the Wysoki Wierch mountain waters relieve your tensions and refresh you.

From Kraków: Tatra Mountain Sleigh Ride in Zakopane

6. From Kraków: Tatra Mountain Sleigh Ride in Zakopane

Ride on a sleigh through the winter scenery of the Chochołowska valley on this tour from Kraków. Admire views of snow-capped mountains as you are pulled by horses through a dense forest. Spend some free time exploring the streets of the resort town of Zakopane.  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Kraków. Relax on the drive through the countryside to the town of Zakoapne which is nestled into the Tetra mountains.  Take some time to visit Zakoapne where you can walk down the kilometer-long promenade and admire the alpine-style wooden cottages. Stroll through the shops and restaurants. See the Neo-Romanesque Holy Family Church, a historic museum, and the railway station.  Continue on to see the nature of the Chochołowska valley. Sit in a comfortable torch-lit 4-person sleigh. Roll along a spruce tree-lined path through this winter wonderland. Return to your accommodation in Kraków.

From Kraków: Witów Skiing and Zakopane Tour

7. From Kraków: Witów Skiing and Zakopane Tour

Start with pickup from Krakow and travel to the resort town of Zakopane, known as the "skiing capital of Poland". Along the way, see the village of Chocholow with its traditional wooden houses which were built by the local highlanders many years ago. Spot out the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels during the journey. Upon arrival, explore Krupowki which is the main street of Zakopane. Meet some locals, see what village life has to offer, and shop for some souvenirs. Take a trip up the Gubalowka Mountain with a funicular ride and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings. From the top of the mountain enjoy a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, which is used for the Grand Prix Ski Jump Competition. Next, make your way to the Witów Ski station, a very popular destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, enjoy skiing among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks for a total of 3 hours, before being returned to Krakow.

Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Gubałówka or thermal baths

8. Kraków: Explore Zakopane with Gubałówka or thermal baths

Discover the mountain town of Zakopane with this private tour from Kraków. Stroll through the old-fashioned cottage-lined streets. Gaze out at the Tatras Mountains as you ride the Gubałówka cable railway. Take off from Kraków and watch the serene countryside pass by on the way to Zakopane. Take a walk along the promenade as the smell of delicious Polish food spills out onto the streets from restaurants. Board the Gubałówka cable railway train and travel uphill through the forest. Reach a viewpoint at the top where you can enjoy panoramic views of Zakopane and the mountains. Have the option to purchase dinner at a traditional Polish restaurant.

All day from Kraków: Snowmobile and Sleigh Ride in Zakopane

9. All day from Kraków: Snowmobile and Sleigh Ride in Zakopane

Delight in the festive atmosphere of Poland’s most famous winter resort with a full-day experience including a snowmobile tour and a horse-drawn sleigh ride, followed by a warming bonfire complete with local delicacies.  A driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kraków to take you to Zakopane, roughly a two-hour journey. When you get on place, you’ll meet your instructor who will lead you on a three-hour snowmobile expedition through the beautiful scenery at the foot of the Tatra mountains.  After the snowmobile tour you have two hours of free time to explore the Gubałówka hill. Take the funicular down the mountain to see Zakopane, wander through its picturesque streets, and grab some lunch at a local restaurant. The next stop of your adventure will take place in Chochołowska Valley, one of the most spectacular valleys in the Tatra Mountains. We meet in the centre of Zakopane and go together by bus to the place, where horse sleigh takes place. Relax on your torch-lit, horse-pulled sleigh as you admire views of snow-capped mountains, then venture through a winter forest and across scenic fields.  End the day with a warming bonfire, complete with folk music and regional delicacies like a homemade Bigos stew, sausages, and Oscypek, a local cheese. A driver will then take you back to your hotel. 

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4.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Such a brilliant tour! Jacob was very friendly and knowledgeable about Polish culture. We enjoyed the visit to the village house and cheese tasting but most of all the mountains were beautiful. Such a great escape from the city. Highly recommend!

really definitely worth making this trip you see so much about life and ski tourism in Poland ... really had a great day out and not to forget Patrick our guide ... one in a thousand

Our tour guide Patrick was great, gave us lots of info and took us to wonderful places. I highly recommend this tour.

Amaizing experience, great views of Tatra Mountains,,amaizing costumer service, would do it again. 5 stars.

Amazing tour would highly recommend:) Jakub was great! Worth every penny and more!