Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

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59 reviews

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours
Day trip

Krakow: Zakopane Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours
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From US$ 75.85 US$ 53.09 per person

Discover Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains on a shared or private day trip from Krakow. Enjoy the scenic views from a cable car, taste smoked sheep's cheese, and see traditional wooden houses.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Pickup is available from any location in Krakow. Please wait for your driver 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Zakopane and the Polish Mountains
  • Stroll down Krupówki Street and shop at the local stores
  • Take the funicular up Gubałówka Hill and admire the views from the top
  • Discover the village of Chochołów
  • Taste traditional smoked cheese
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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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Ticket for the Gubałówka Hill funicular
  • Smoked cheese tasting
  • Lunch and drinks
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  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Child seat available on request
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4.6 /5

based on 59 reviews

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This was by far, my sister & I’s favorite activity during our stay in Krakow. Our driver/tour guide Piter was wonderful. He was very informative throughout the entire trip, which lasted about 9 hours. The cheese tasting was delicious- I definitely recommend you buy the cheese during your first stop of the tour (Chochołów) because they can vacuum package it for you, and it’s a good price. Zakopane was also wonderful, lots of little shops and restaurants. The view of the mountains from the Gubałówka funicular was breathtaking. I highly recommend this trip- it is well worth your time and money.

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March 26, 2023

Jacob picked us up on time and from the very start was amazing to us explained the plans for the day and made stop off’s along the way, when we got to the stop for cheese tastes we even got to have a cheeky vodka then went higher to the mountains the views were breathtaking! I would highly recommend this trip and get it booked if your wanting to do something

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March 26, 2023

Patrick was a great guide. Smoked cheese tasting, wooden cathedral and Old Gorai houses were great. He took us all the way to funicular train station to go to Gubalowka mountain. View was great. We got the chance to see the Tatra and Carpathin mountains. He was good with keeping time that is on time.

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 381719