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Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Explore Zakopane on a guided tour including round-trip transportation from Krakow. Experience the healing waters of hot thermal springs and in a spa complex, ride a cable car to the top of Gubałówka Mountain, and enjoy a cheese and alcohol tasting. Start with a pickup from your hotel, apartment, or another place of your choice in Krakow. From there the duration of the transport from Krakow to Zakopane is approximately 2 hours. About 20 minutes from Zakopane is the town of Chochołów. Chochołów is famous for its wooden houses that look almost identical. The settlers traditionally wash the wooden walls of the buildings with soap and water, which happens twice a year before Christmas and Easter. Thanks to this cleaning, long-standing buildings look brand new. The village is inscribed on the World Heritage List. Visit the shepherd's hut (cheese factory) where highlanders produce smoked sheep's cheese traditional to the region of Poland. Taste some of the local cheese called Oscypek, and learn about the history of its production. Arrive in Zakopane, the capital of the Polish mountains. Each year, this place attracts many tourists who want to experience the unique style of Górlaskie culture, which is expressed through architecture, food, music, style of speech, and clothing. In the town center lies Krupówki Street. Enjoy time for independent exploration and lunch (not included). This street is the market square of Zakopane, where you can find souvenir shops and many restaurants that serve local food. Zakopane also boasts cable car access. Hop on a cable car and take in views of the Polish Tatra Mountains from the top of Gubałówka Mountain. After exploring Zakopane and the surrounding area, your driver will take you to the Chochołow Thermal Pools. Once there, relax and feel the healing properties of thermal water. After your visit, your driver will take you to your drop-off location in Krakow.

Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

2. Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private or group day trip from Krakow with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and try regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, explore Zakopane on your own, and relax in a thermal bath. After pickup from Krakow, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the best examples of Goral wooden houses and learn about this characteristic wooden building style. Afterward, try regional treats, including oscypek cheese and local alcohol in a traditional shepherd's hut called Bacówka. Next, take the cable car from Zakopane to Gubałówka, the most famous peak of the Polish Tatra Mountains. In just 3.5 minutes, get to a height of 1122 m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. On your descent, enjoy free time on Krupowki, Zakopane’s most famous street. Find local shops with products from the Podhale region. You can buy jewelry (including brooches in the typical heart-shaped “parzenica” pattern), clothes made of wool and leather, and intricately carved wooden souvenirs. Finally, unwind at Chocholow Thermal Baths where 14 pool basins, over 300 meters of water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. In the end, be driven back to your hotel in Krakow.

Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

3. Kraków: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Pool

Enjoy one of the best views in Zakopane with a cable car ride up to Gubałówka. Marvel at the spectacular views of the High Tatras that are covered with snow up until May. Visit Krupówki, the most popular street in the heart of Zakopane, where you can experience the ambience of the mountain region and enjoy the aromas of local foods coming from the traditional restaurants. After your tour of Zakopane, take a break for some rest and relaxation in the thermal pools. Enjoy outdoor and indoor swimming pools, water slides, whirlpool baths and many other attractions in the heart of the mountains.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

4. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

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 (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.

From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

5. From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

Discover the wonders of Zakopane on a day trip from Krakow including entry tickets and air-conditioned transportation. Savor the flavors of local cheese during a tasting and ride a cable car to take in views from the top of Gubałówka Hill. Rejuvenate your body during a 2,5-hour thermal bath visit. Following pickup, start the journey to Zakopane, a town known as the winter capital of Poland. Once here, see the ski jumping hill Wielka Krokiew where every year the world ski jumping cup is held. Get out and stretch your legs during a walk down Krupówki Street where you can find many restaurants with traditional food. Continue to Gubałówka Hill to capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains from the top via funicular. Round off your trip with a visit to a steamy thermal bath. Get plenty of time to enjoy over 30 swimming pools with iodized saline water, hydro massages, a raging river, a climbing net, and water geysers. With a temperature of 32-36ºC, you can relax in the outdoor pools even on cold days.

Krakow: Zakopane Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

6. Krakow: Zakopane Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

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.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths

7. From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Baths

Explore Zakopane, the skiing capital of Poland and the most popular holiday resort. See the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels.  Krupowki is the main street of Zakopane. Mee locals 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. From the top of the mountain is a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountain range. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, which is 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: Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

8. From Krakow: Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

Take a day out from Krakow and head 100km south to the winter capital of Poland. Explore the Zakopane regional market, walk Krupowki street, and experience the town at your leisure. See authentic housing in Chocholow and marvel at the Tatra mountains by riding a funicular train up Gubalowka hill. Travel to the winter town of Zakopane. Explore as you please and find many worthwhile attractions like the professional ski jumping hill. Walk through the bustling Kripowki street and try some regional food. Find the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima, Jaszczurowca Chapel, and explore the old cemetery. Head just outside the town to the village of Chocholow and admire the traditional wooden housing. Taste an authentic highlander's cheese called 'Oscypek' and delight in the quaint magic of this hidden treasure. Climb aboard an amazing incline railway and reach the top of Gubalowka hill, 1126 meters high. Capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains, the tallest peaks in all of Poland.

From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Zakopane Tour

9. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Zakopane Tour

Treetop walk Bachledka is located in Slovakia about 6 miles (10 km) from the border with Poland. Route length 1960 feet (600 meters) is located on the heigh 79 feet (24 meters), then you will come to the observation tower with a height 105 feet (32 meters) where is beautiful view of the Tatras. On the treetop walk you can get in on foot (about 1 hour up, 45 min down) or by cable car ride up-down. Zakopane is a town located about 62 miles (100 km) on the south from Krakow. This is the place located at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Zakopane is called the winter capital of Poland. You will have a chance to walk down on the Krupówki street where you can find many restaurants with traditional regional food. A must visit is Gubałówka hill where you can go to the top by a funicular with some breathtaking views on the Tatra Mountains.

From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Gubałówka

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4.7 / 5

based on 1,389 reviews

Pick up via app very pleasant guide is very knowledgeable flexible and friendly drives very well. cheese tasting was very nice the village and cable car beautiful only downside was that you had to pay extra to use the sauna at the sauna. we did not do it but swim outside in bathing at 38 degrees is not annoying. There is a huge choice of indoor and outdoor baths! we thought it was a super fun experience! thanks to patryk!

We were a group of 4 and we pre booked the trip several weeks before travelling. Communication from the point of booking to the trip itself has been excellent. Details of pick up communicated as promised the day before. We were picked up on time and had a fabulous day. Very well organised, friendly driver and great value for money. Would definitely recommend. Thank you Get your Guide…. job well done!!

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!

Excellent general organisation. Perfect and comfortable transport, expert driver who guided us in all the day's activities to make us enjoy the experience in this magnificent location. Recommended to all

A great day out! Lots of activities were included and the time allowed was just right.