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From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

From Krakow: Zakopane Tour and Hot Springs with Hotel Pickup

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Visit Zakopane, admire the majestic views of the Polish mountains, and enjoy the relaxing and healing properties of the thermal springs on this day trip from Krakow.

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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 is directly from your hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). On the day before the tour (by 7:00 PM after collecting all addresses from the other tour participants) you will receive the exact pickup time.


  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the funicular railway to Gubałówka
  • Stroll along the most popular street in Zakopane
  • Learn the secret methods to produce traditional smoked sheep's cheese
  • Relax in hot thermal baths at the end of your tour
  • Visit the quaint village of Chochołów
Full description
Your day will start with pickup from your hotel/apartment in Krakow. On the way to Zakopane, you will visit the idyllic, over 200-year-old village - Chochołów, famous for its almost identical wooden houses. You will learn about the traditions that keep these historic buildings looking new. 10 minutes from Chochołów you will stop at a shepherd's hut to try regional smoked cheese - Oscypek and regional alcohol. This cheese is usually produced from sheep's milk, only in this region of Poland. It tastes best grilled with the addition of cranberry jam and you will taste it in this form. Then you will arrive in Zakopane, which is called "The winter capital of Poland". In summer as well as in winter, this place is visited by a lot of Polish and foreign tourists. At any time of the year, the town has its own unique charm. First, the guide will take you to the funicular railway to Gubałówka Mountain, from where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Tatra Mountains. Then you will spend time in the center of the town, where you will walk along Krupówki Street, where there are many restaurants, mainly with regional cuisine, as well as many shops, souvenirs and stands with regional products. From Zakopane, the driver will take you to the thermal springs, where you will relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, in the healing thermal water extracted in this area. It's waiting for you there water slides, saline pools, geysers, water cannons, sauna and jacuzzis. There is also a restaurant and a swim up bar inside (not included). Relax with a gorgeous view of the High Tatras. You will spend about 2.5 hours in the thermal baths, after which the driver will take you back to your hotel/apartment in Krakow.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Krakow
  • Thermal baths entrance fee
  • Transportation with air-conditioned minivan
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Ticket to top of Gubałówka Mountain by cable car
  • Smoked sheep's cheese tasting
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 104 reviews

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Pros - Tour guide Joanna was lovely and very helpful. Shepard’s hut was a nice , added a cultured stop on the trip to try there cheese and wine. Lovely view in the mountains and lots of little markets. Hot springs - best part, relaxing and time few by. Cons- Almost 6 hours is driving. (But worth it) Minibus’s was about 100 degrees. Ideas - Add another stop or two to view more of Poland so that the drive doesn’t feel as long.

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January 30, 2023

A brilliant all day trip from Start to finish, Joanne was amazing and the driver can't say his name was aslo amazing would highly recommended visit Poland travel firm for any trips this was are 3 trip to zakopane and was the best 10 out of 10 thank you again Colin and Lisa

January 25, 2023

Amazing trip from start to finish! Excellent guide Matthew who was very friendly professional and knowledgeable. It was my Mum’s birthday and he went out if his way to make it special - thank you so much Matthew! The driver was lovely too! The bus was a small minibus and everyone was very friendly. The excursion itself was outstanding, we loved going to the cheese hut trying the polish smoked cheese l, cranberry and vodka. Zakopane was spectacular, amazing mountain views and we had a lovely lunch in one of the restaurants at the top of the mountain. The hot springs were brilliant, we especially enjoyed the swim up bar! It was a really good atmosphere and the water was lovely and warm! Amazing trip and I would highly recommend! If you visit Krakow this is a must and a different experience to the city! We will definitely do this trip again on our next visit! Thank you!

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January 18, 2023

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