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Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

From US$ 116.36 per person

Feel the atmosphere of the Polish winter capital, Zakopane. Experience highlanders' culture and unique architecture. See breathtaking landscapes of the highest mountain range in this part of Europe and beautiful Polish countryside.

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Duration 9 hours
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Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit the sculptor's house in Chocholow village on the way to Zakopane
  • See the famous market in Zakopane with local food specialities and house equipment
  • Ride the funicular to Gubalowka Hill, with a view of Tatra mountains
  • Tour Krupowki Street and Peksowe Brzysko wooden cemetery
  • View the ski jumping hill with the biggest Polish ski jump, Wielka Krokiew
Full description
Zakopane is the capital of winter Poland. Here there is superb scenery, perfect for winter sports lovers and fans of trekking trails. This area also has a characteristic dialect, splendid food and unique architecture. First, you will see the work place of a traditional Polish sculptor who makes outstanding wooden objects. Then here will be time in Zakopane traditional marketplace to buy handmade equipment for your house, or traditional cheeses "oscypek", and many other kinds of food. Afterwards, you will have possibility to take a funicular railway to the top of Mount Gubałówka for views over the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Having returned to the oldest part of Zakopane, you will visit the charming wooden old parish church and cemetery. At the end of the trip, you will stop near the highest ski jump in Poland, Wielka Krokiew, where many international cups in ski jumping have been won.  Schedule: • Drive to the mountain side – 2 hours • Visit the Sculptor House in Chocholow – 30 to 40 minutes • Dive to Zakopane – 20 minutes • Gubalowka Mountain (with way up and down by Funicular rail) – 1 hour • Market under Gubalowka – 30 to 40 minutes  • Lunch time with walk through Krupowki – 1.5 hours • Visit Pekskowe Brzysko wooden church and cemetery – 30 to 40 minutes • Wielka Krokiew, the greatest ski jump in Poland – 1 hour • Drive back to Krakow - 2 hours Please note that times could change due to your needs or the weather conditions.
  • Pick-up and drop off from your accommodation in Krakow
  • Private transportation by modern Mercedes minibus
  • Live commentary on board
  • Wi-Fi access on the minibus
  • Insurance
  • Assistance of experienced local tour leader and driver
  • Meeting fee with sculptor in Chochołów
  • Fee for funicular railway
  • Entrance fee to ski jump
  • Food and drinks
  • Tip for the driver

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Please note that this is 9-hour trip, so it is recommended that you start your tour at 9:00
  • Infant seats are available upon request if advised at time of booking
  • Due to the changing terrain and weather, please bring comfortable walking shoes and a raincoat
  • It is possible to change the day of the tour in the case of bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 25 reviews

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We arrived in Zakopane about 1:45 from Krakow. You reach a stunning area in its beauty. It is recommended to go to the cable car and enjoy the view of the Tetra Mountains. If you have time and the driver allows So it is also advisable to do snowmobile trips

February 23, 2020

Zakopane was amazing! We were picked up on time and the journey there was fairly smooth with little traffic. We had a private car and guide for the entire trip which was great. Jakub was very friendly and gave us plenty of time to explore. The first stop at the sculpture shop was adorable, and the cheese shop afterwards was amazing. We purchased souvenirs and tried 4 different cheeses - the whole experience even before we got to Zakopane was gorgeous. Once we got to the village, Jakub gave us plenty of time to explore and get lunch. There are many options and places to visit, plus the views are breathtaking. We had an amazing time. On the way home, we ran into trouble with traffic and eventually got stuck in the snow trying to go over a hill. Jakub was amazing and managed to drive us home in horrible conditions, and a massive thank you as well as the 4 guys who helped push us up the hill. We would not be making our flight home without him!

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February 5, 2020

Nice guide but too crowded

Our guide Andrei was very kind and informative. The comfortable vehicle. On the other hand, Zakopane's visit turns into a nightmare. Too many people, impossible to get around on foot and at the top of the cable car thousands of people queuing everywhere. After a quick photo we went back down. Our driver agreed to take us a little further to have other equally beautiful views. You can visit the ski jump springboard by chairlift.

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August 9, 2018

Product ID: 101921