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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.

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

3. 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.

Krakow: Thermal Baths Evening Experience

4. Krakow: Thermal Baths Evening Experience

Swim in hot mineral water and watch the sunset in this revitalizing experience. Treat yourself to an evening of relaxation at Chocholow Thermal Baths. Take a break from sightseeing and luxuriate one of the eight whirlpools of thermal waters. Enjoy fun-filled activities in the indoor and outdoor pools, including water volleyball, volcano geysers, water walls, and inflatable slides. Stop by the cooling pool on the terrace or dine at the onsite restaurant before your return journey to your hotel.

Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

5. Krakow: Zoo with Hotel Pickup

Established in 1929, Krakow Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the picturesque Wolski Forest, see a variety of animals that have been saved from extinction. They are now properly cared for by creating conditions that take into account their natural needs. With pickup from your hotel in Krakow, take the opportunity to see some of the most famous residents of the zoo including the Rothschild Giraffe, the pygmy hippo, the Amur Tiger, and the Ruffed Lemur. Home to a vast diversity of mammals reptiles and birds, there is much to see and to interest all ages.

From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

6. From Kraków: Skiing and Thermal Baths Experience

Travel two hours from Kraków to the scenic Tatra Mountains, a very popular destination for ski enthusiasts and nature lovers. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced skier, you'll find a route for you (though beginners who need instruction should notify us beforehand). Enjoy two to three hours of skiing among the beautiful forests and snow-covered peaks. After you've had your fill in the mountains, head to the village of Chochołów to relax in the thermal baths, where water temperatures vary from 30 to 38 degrees Celsius (86 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit). Choose from indoor or outdoor baths, along with hydro massages and a sauna. After a few hours at the baths, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Kraków.

Krakow: Thermal Baths Evening Experience

7. Krakow: Thermal Baths Evening Experience

Swim in hot mineral water and watch the sunset in this revitalizing experience. Treat yourself to an evening of relaxation at Chocholow Thermal Baths. Take a break from sightseeing and luxuriate one of the eight whirlpools of thermal waters. Enjoy fun-filled activities in the indoor and outdoor pools, including water volleyball, volcano geysers, water walls, and inflatable slides. Stop by the cooling pool on the terrace or dine at the onsite restaurant before your return journey to your hotel.

From Krakow: Full-Day Zakopane and Thermal Baths Trip

8. 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.

From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

9. From Zakopane: Tatra Mountains with Hot Springs & Cable Car

Explore the Tatra mountains on a private day trip from Zakopane with hotel transfers and a guide. Explore Chocholow, a living museum of historical wooden buildings, and sample regional cheese and alcohol. Ride the Gubałówka funicular, and end the day in the Terma Bania thermal baths. After pickup from Zakopane, drive to the village of Chocholow to see the charming Goral wooden houses and learn about this traditional building style. Afterward, try regional treats in Witow, including oscypek cheese and alcohol in a Bacówka, a traditional shepherd's hut. 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 1122m above sea level. From the top, enjoy a panorama of Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains. Finally, unwind at Terma Bania where pool basins, water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, and jacuzzis await you. Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. Finally, you'll be driven back to your hotel in Zakopane.

From Krakow: Day Tour of Zakopane and Tatra Mountains

10. 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.

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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!

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

We would have preferred more time in Zakopane and less time in the baths. 3 hours is too much time in the baths we would of preferred 3 hours in Zakopane

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