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From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

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Activity provider: Poland Active Krakow

From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

Activity provider: Poland Active Krakow

From US$ 91.91 per person

Escape busy city life and discover Poland city of Zalipie on a guided tour at a relaxed pace. Enjoy included museum tickets and hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Krakow.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Discover the most beautiful village in Poland and former seat of Polish kings
  • Learn about Zalipie history and traditions with a guide
  • Marvel at the colors of the most Instagrammable place in the country
  • Have the chance to buy unique handmade souvenirs
  • Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Krakow
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Visit one of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour from Krakow to the small ancient village of Zalipie. Get maximum convenience out of your trip with pickup and drop-off from Krakow.

After pickup at your hotel in Krakow, make your way to Zalipie in southeastern Poland with your driver who is also your tour leader. Once there, take a guided tour to find out more about the history and tradition of the village. 

Explore the colorful village renowned for the decoration of its houses, featuring cheerful paintings on the walls and stoves, crepe-paper flowers, and paper-cut designs.

Visit the Homestead of Felicja Curylowa Museum (inside), the former home of the most famous practitioner of the folk art the village is known for. Then, discover a small shop with unique handmade souvenirs. Afterward, get driven back to Krakow for drop-off at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide-driver
  • Entrance ticket to the museum
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses, such as souvenirs
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  • Wheelchair users

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4.6 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Matthew was a great tour guide! Super kind and very informative on the area. He even brought us to an extra historic building on the drive there that was built in the 1400s and he just knew the pastor! You can tell he is knowledgeable and cares about the communities within this area. We booked a private tour and it felt as if we were spending the day with a cousin rather than a stranger! Zalipie is a beautiful village filled with loving energy, animals, and many strong female artists! I highly recommend anyone visiting Krakow to book a tour to Zalipie and see the beautiful countryside (even the drive is beautiful!)!!

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November 11, 2022

We were picked up at our hotel by Anna, our friendly guide and Zalipie was about 1hr 45mins drive. Just 3 of us on the tour. We began at the villages museum where there are 3 little cottages to look around, all beautifully painted. We watched a video in the barn, but unfortunately for us, it was in Polish! We then drove to the village church, passing several painted houses along the way. The interior of the church was adorned with painted flowers. Then we went to the 2nd museum/ village hall, great photos of women with their painted houses, and more artwork to see in the grounds. (It would have been an added highlight if we could have met and talked to one of the owners of a current painted house.) The guide asked if we wanted to stop at a restaurant for lunch on the way back to krakow which we did (not included in the price of the trip). If you like arty things and want to see some Polish countryside it's a good, laidback choice.

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August 22, 2022

Sensational guide, Mr. Maciej, who gave 1000% of himself. Competent, committed, reliable, kind, alert and very sympathetic. If the tours are to leave you in your mind the real interest in the region you are visiting, I highly recommend it. It was not just a transport order (as it sometimes happens) from A to Z. Care at every kilometer. Already while passing through Krakow, we received such a portion of knowledge (and additional stops at the attractions we passed "because if we are here, I'll show you something") that it was known that it would be a great day. History, architecture, nature, curiosities, anecdotes, but also: where they sell good ice cream, "look at the stork", "walks" at a local hostess who welcomes tourists almost like a family and with handfuls of ideas for the next vacation.

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July 23, 2022

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