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Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours

Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs Tour with Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tours
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Visit Zakopane and relax in thermal hot springs during the trip from Krakow. Admire the Polish Tatra Mountains on a cable car and taste local smoked sheep cheese and alcohol.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup directly from your selected hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). The day before the tour, after collecting all addresses from the other tour participants, you will receive the exact pickup time from your accommodation.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the cable car
  • Experience the healthy properties of thermal water during a hot spring visit
  • Discover a unique highlander style of architecture, clothes, music, and food
  • Learn the secrets of the production of traditional smoked sheep's cheese
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • English tour guide
  • Smoked sheep's cheese and alcohol tasting
  • Ticket to the top of Gubałówka Mountain by funicular
  • Free time in Zakopane town center
  • Chocholow Thermal Springs entry ticket
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • This is not a private tour, the vehicle is shared with other participants
  • Information booklets in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are available to select at the checkout, however, the tour itself is provided in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 231 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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obviously wrap up warm, lots of layers, good boots for walking in deep snow. cable car ride great fun, good views from the top and lots of food and drink everywhere. hot springs swim put of this world... swimming outdoors in hot water... drinks from pool side bar.. and snow falling on you... mad!

February 3, 2023

Myself and my partner went on this trip at the end of January and loved it. Zakopane is a beautiful place and worth visiting if you’re in krakow. It’s a bit of a drive but you stop off at a couple of places that split it up. The trip ended at the thermal baths which was busy but really fun, there’s a swim up bar. Our tour guide Andrew was friendly, helpful and funny! Would recommend this trip to anyone visiting krakow!

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January 29, 2023

This trip was great but a very long day. Some of the stops are unnecessary along the way and it would have been better to go straight to zakopane to have more time here and the thermal springs. You travel by mini bus approx 1.5/2 hours so prepare for this long journey. The town was lovely to explore but the thermal springs where our favourite, would have enjoy more time here and less time stopping at rather houses for 1 piece of cheese.

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January 29, 2023

Product ID: 369066