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Krakow: Zakopane Day Trip with Hot Springs and Hotel Pickup

1. 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 Terma Bania 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

2. 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.

Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs with Hotel Pickup

3. Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Springs 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 Bania Thermal Pools in Białka Tatrzańska. 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.

Zakopane: Snowmobiles - Expedition + optional bonfire

4. Zakopane: Snowmobiles - Expedition + optional bonfire

Enjoy an adventure unlike any other! Visit locations inaccessible to tourists otherwise, and get in touch with nature in an activity that can provide both adrenaline and relaxation - you get to decide how you experience this opportunity. Feel the thrill of gliding over the snow on a real snowmobile. The vehicles are easy to maneuver so this tour is appropriate for first-time drivers or families with children. As you explore the mountainous terrain, witness stunning panoramas over the Tatra Mountains and beautiful winter scenery. Join other explorers at a bonfire for a satisfying hot meal and drink, included in the price in some tour options. Choose your experience - 1 or 3 hours expedition. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced drivers. Important information: You will meet your guide in the Snowdoo base and get assigned a single or double-seated bisnowmobile. Each person driving a snowmobile must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driving license (B) or international driving licence. Please remember to take your driving license with you. Children 3-10 years old can participate free of charge if seated in front of the driver without occupying a seat, Snowmobile driver is held liable for any damage caused to the vehicle. Personal self-liability is max. €1000 per snowmobile in the event of an accident. If there is not enough snow, the snowmobiles will be replaced with 4x4 quads - the rest of the program is carried out with no changes. Every Participant is obligated to sign the declaration and accept the terms and conditions. The instructor has the right to terminate the contract without refund of the down payment if the participants are the influence of alcohol

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Springs

5. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Springs

Start your day with a pickup from Krakow and an escorted ride to Zakopane. On the way, visit the idyllic village of Chochołów, famous for its wooden houses which look almost identical. Learn about the traditions that keep these antique buildings looking new. Next, visit a Bacowka ─ a traditional shepherd’s hut ─ to try the regional cheese Oscypek and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and famous Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops. Ride a cable car from Zakopane to the top of Gubałówka and glimpse the Tatra Mountains. After exploring Zakopane your driver will transport you to the thermal pools in Białka Tatrzańska. Relax and enjoy the healing properties of warm thermal water before being driven back to Krakow.

Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

6. Zakopane: Snow Mobiles in Tatra Mountains

Explore Zakopane and see the Chocholow village, featuring traditional wooden houses built by the local highlanders years ago. Spot the beautiful and historically famed wooden chapels. Enjoy beautiful landscapes on a funicular ride and emerge from the forest floor upon the mountain. Start with hotel pickup in Krakow and have a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned van. Jump on a one or two-person snowmobile in Zakopane and enjoy a 1-hour ride through the snow. Meet the locals in Krupowki 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. Get a spectacular view of the Tatra Mountain range at the top. See the ski jump hill, used for the Grant Prix Ski Jump Competition. Relax in the warm waters of the Chocholowska Baths, 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: 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: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

8. From Krakow: Zakopane Tour with Thermal Baths Entrance

Immerse yourself in the culture and way of life of Southern Poland on this all-encompassing day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Krakow, head to Gubalowka Hill where you will take the cable car to reach the summit and admire panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains. Next, continue to Chochołow, a picturesque wooden village. Enjoy a stroll around these UNESCO-registered wooden houses and even get the chance to enter one of them before continuing to your next stop.  Next, visit a Bacowka, which is a traditional shepherd’s hut, where you will have the chance to try the famous regional cheese Oscypek, and see how it is prepared. Eventually, reach Zakopane where you can explore the local old-school bazaar and Krupowki Street, filled with restaurants, local stores, and regional goods, as well as gift shops.  After breaking for lunch, head to Podhale to enjoy 3 hours soaking in the regenerating thermal baths. Explore the complex and its 30 different pools located both inside and outside with picturesque views of the Tatra Mountains. Find a pool or jacuzzi to relax in and experience the healing powers of the mineral-rich waters before heading back to Krakow.

From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

9. From Krakow: Morskie Oko, Zakopane & Thermal Baths

Enjoy an action-packed day taking a scenic hike to a glacial lake at Morskie Oko, exploring the town of Zakopane, and relaxing in the thermal baths in Chocholow. After getting picked up from your accommodation in Krakow, admire the views during your 2-hour drive toward the Tatra Mountains, the highest mountain chain in Poland. Arrive at the base of the Morskie Oko hike and prepare yourself for beautiful nature and stunning views. Trek up the mountain at a leisurely pace for approximately 2 hours until you reach the Morski Oko Lake. The lake was formed from glaciers in the mountains and its name means the Eye of the Sea. While at the lake, relax for a bit before heading back down on another 2-hour hike. Next, head to Zakopane and take a trip up Gubalowka Mountain by funicular. After, spend time on Krupowki Street and soak up the authentic atmosphere of the city. Peruse the shops and restaurants, and try some traditional cottage cheese. Zakopane carries the proud name of the "skiing capital of Poland" and its the country's most popular holiday resort. From Zakopane, move on to Chocolow and visit the Chocholowska Baths, the largest thermal complex in Podhale. The water here is extracted from a depth of nearly 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) and submerged rocks emit beneficial micronutrients such as sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and sodium. Unwind for 3 hours in the 8 whirlpools of thermal water, the swimming pool brine bath, and the outdoor swimming pools, all with a temperature of 36° Celsius (97° Fahrenheit).

From Krakow: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

10. From Krakow: Zakopane City Tour with Thermal Baths

Head to the Polish Tatra Mountains to spend your day both actively and relaxingly. After a 2-hour journey, Head to a stop in Chocholow, where you will be able to see the beautiful wooden houses built by locals years ago. Have a chance to meet some locals, try their traditional food, and buy souvenirs - all while enjoying the stunning views of Tatras. Breathe in the fresh mountain air, especially at the top of Gubalowka Mountain. Relax at Chocholow Thermal Baths, the biggest thermal complex in Podhale. Spend 3-hours in indoor and outdoor pools. Benefit from the natural waters, extracted from depths of around 3600 meters below ground level, said to have various beneficial effects on health.

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based on 126 reviews

Fabulous day in the company of Maciek our guide, first of all I would like to thank him for all the knowledge he transmitted to us as soon as we arrived in the vehicle because the guided tour indeed started in Krakow, to continue throughout of the road. Thanks to him we discovered more about Poland because he took the trouble on the way to stop several times at places which have the merit of being typical, inexpensive, without mass tourism and very beautiful. Regarding the excursion Zakopane is a beautiful place, the time devoted to visit the city during free time is more than enough you will also have time to have lunch in a good local restaurant recommended by Maciek if you ask him. The funicular that is included in the excursion offers a spectacular view of the Slovak-Polish mountains. The visit of the terms of Chocholowski lasts 3 hours and is also very appreciable. Of course, I recommend that you book this trip!

An awesome day today. My wife and I ended up with a private tour. Our guide maciek was the best. So full of knowledge. As soon as we got in the car he pointed out local places of interest. We stopped several times to visit places such as churches and a cheese shepherds hut. We had 2 hours of free time in the town then went up the cable car. Our guide recommended is a place for lunch- and it was great. We were allowed up to 4 hours at the thermal baths- however with just the two of us we didn’t need the full 4 hours- our guide was more than happy to leave when we were ready. Overall a fantastic day and couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thanks maciek :)

Great trip, the treetop walk is a must see! thermal baths were very busy but a fun afternoon, Milo our driver was very helpful and friendly and gave us lots of local food recommendations. would recommend this trip to others

Magnificent and exotic activities. Very good support from the driver. Strongly recommended !

Super good experiences. Can be highly recommended.