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Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

1. Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk 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 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 to refuel after rafting. Continue on to Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter-long Bachledka Treetop Trail, situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Discover the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras to learn about many animals and plants that can be found only in a few places of the world.

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

2. 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.

From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

3. From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

Raft down the Dunajec on traditional raftsman boats to explore the Pieniny National Park from a unique perspective. Enhance your experience by upgrading to options that include a visit to Niedzica Castle or the Palenica cable car for stunning views of the Pieniny Mountains. Get picked up from hotel and travel and drive for 2 hours on an air-conditioned car to the Pieniny National Park. Begin your rafting adventure in the raftsman harbor in Sromowce and set sail on a river journey lasting about 2.25 hours.  See the diverse wildlife along the river route, which runs along a neutral border band between Poland and Slovakia. Look up to admire the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains. After your river journey, your driver pick will be waiting for you, and, if you desire, you will have the opportunity to visit this charming town of Szczawnica and try the local cuisine.

From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

4. From Krakow: Full-Day Dunajec River Rafting Tour

On this private full-day tour you will discover Pieniny National Park and Niedzica Castle as you enjoy rafting down the beautiful Dunajec River. Here you can admire the spectacular scenery of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent sight of Niedzica Castle, standing 566 meters high on a hill upstream from the mouth of the Dunajec River. With transfers from Krakow, you will discover the Pieniny mountain range situated in the south of Poland and the north of Slovakia. Admire the variety limestone rock, the vertical white rocky walls along the Dunajec River, and the highest peak of Three Crowns at 982 meters. You will visit Pieniny National Park, which protects the unique landscape and natural features of the most beautiful part of the mountain range. Enjoy rafting down the Dunajec River, which forms a border between Poland and Slovakia for 27 kilometers. The river begins in the town of Nowy Targ at the junction of 2 short mountain rivers – Czarny Dunajec and Bialy Dunajec.

Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting Private Tour

5. Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting Private Tour

After being picked up at 8 or 9 AM from your accommodation in Krakow, your driver, who is also your tour leader, will drive you into the Polish countryside. Make a quick stop in Dębno, a small village with one of the oldest churches in Poland. Next head to Niedzica, where you can admire the picturesque view of a medieval castle situated by the lake. Continue on to the Pieniny National Park where your rafting experience will begin. Enjoy a relaxed rafting trip along the Dunajec River where you can take in the stunning views of the high limestone cliffs, rich flora, and fauna. After 2.5 hours of drifting, arrive in the small health-resort town of Szczawnica. Here, there will be time to find a local tavern and try the traditional tastes of the region. On the way back home you will travel through the beautiful Gorczański National Park before you are returned to your accommodation in Krakow. The entire tour lasts about 8 hours. 

Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

6. Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

The Dunajec River Gorge, the narrow valley of 9 kilometres length, is featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. While floating down the Dunajec, you can explore the biggest attractions of Pieniny National Park, including limestone cliffs ranging between 300m and 500m in height, and a rich flora and fauna. Since almost 160 years, rafting on this river has been organized by locals for tourists, in the past mainly for guest of nearby castles. Today it is one of the most exciting experiences you can have in the area, providing fun and excitement for those young and old. Before getting on the raft, your guide will take you to Debno to see one of the oldest churches in Poland. On your way, you will also stop in Niedzica to admire the medieval castle, situated picturesquely on the shore of lake. The main attraction of the day – rafting on River Dunajec – will take around 2.5 hours and will end in charming small town of Szczawnica. After lunch, you'll hit the road and travel back to Krakow through Gorczanski National Park – the best way to finish unforgettable day.

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What people are saying about Niedzica castle

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 64 reviews

This was a great trip with a wonderful guide. We got to see some lovely mountains and rivers on the border with Slovakia. It's about 2.5 hours to get there, then a bit over 2 hours on the raft (worth bringing something to sit on), then a yummy Polish lunch (there's a kid's playground/amusement there too, if they need a run around), and finally onto the relaxing treetop walk. Would recommend!

Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

The guide Marrk was very nice and helpful The rail ride in Zakopane into a commercial area with a second rate views was a disappointment

First of all, Mr. Paweł, a driver and a person with very high personal culture and historical knowledge, made the trip very successful

The best experience ever! Our driver Philip was so kind. The weather was beatiful, the views. I recommed this company to everyone