Welcome to Zakopane

Nestled in the foothills of the Tatras, Zakopane is Poland’s best-known mountain resort. It’s an excellent base for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, though at the height of the summer and winter seasons it can get positively overrun.In addition to outdoor pursuits, Zakopane is known for the size and beauty of its wooden villas, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of these now house... Read More

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$68.44 Day Trips & Excursions

Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Tatra mountains, Zakopane is the winter sports capital of Poland and its most famous resort. During the winter, plentiful snow and challenging runs make for excellent skiing while the summer months offer hikers mountain lakes, glacial valleys and waterfalls. The mountains are also home to a unique and diverse range of flora and fauna. Your tour starts with a ride up a funicular railway to the top of Mt. Gubalówka to see a wonderful view of the Tatras. After a short walk around the peak, return down the funicular to visit the oldest part of Zakopane where the old cottages of the mountaineers still stand, surrounded by ash trees and blackened by the sun. These wooden houses and churches were built in the Zakopane style by the remarkable Polish artist, Witkacy. In addition to the traditional mountain architecture, magnificent folk costumes and jewelry have also survived here to this day. To better experience the true Zakopane atmosphere, take a walk along Krupówki, the central mall, lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and souvenir shops. Here you will have a lunch break. The last stop in Zakopane is either the Tatra Museum or, on the way back to Krakow, a visit to the lovely old wooden village of Chocholów.

$74.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Trip to Zakopane from Krakow

After approximately a 2-hour bus drive (with a short break after 1 hour), we will stop in the village of Chochołów, where you will have time to admire the wooden houses from the 19th century made without using a single nail. If we are lucky, we can also visit the workshop of a local artist. From Chochołów, we will head next to Zakopane. Leaving the bus in the city center, we will walk for a few minutes along one of main streets of the city to Villa Koliba, the Museum of Architecture Style of Zakopane. After a 1-hour visit at the museum, we will go to see the oldest wooden church in Zakopane and the ancient cemetery. Assisted by our guide, we will then take a funicular ride up Gubałówka Hill. If the weather is good, you can admire a wonderful view of the Tatry Mountains. Next, we will go on a 20-minute walk through Butorowy Rib to take a chairlift to return down to Zakopane. After a 1.5-hour break for lunch and shopping on Krupówki, a commercial street in Zakopane, we will get back on the bus and go see the ski jump, one of the most popular places for winter sports in Poland. We will then end the tour with seeing the wooden Jaszczurówka Chapel.

$45.63 Water Sports

Zakopane and Dunajec River Rafting from krakow

The Dunajec River is a natural border between Poland and Slovakia. The river is in one instance narrow, funnelling through a 12-metres-wide bottleneck and changes continuously from nobly quiet to shallow mountain rapids. Unforgettable leisure rafting on traditional, wooden rafts among the towering cliffs and the limestone rock formations in the breathtaking Pieniny Mountains. Rafting takes about two hours. You will be picked up directly from your hotel and taken for a rafting trip. On the way you will visit a charming UNESCO List inscribed wooden church in Debno and stop by the castle in Niedzica.An English speaking driver will arrange the rafting tour and stay with you until you start your adventure. After rafting trip a driver will take you to Zakopane – the town located in the south of Poland, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains – the most beautiful and the only Alpine-like mountain range in the country. While being the most popular winter sports destination from December to March – for the rest of the year Zakopane attracts tourists with a splendid nature, rich folklore and original culture. A hub of culture and arts has visited Zakopane since 1870’s to admire the beautiful Tatra Mountains but also to improve their health by taking exercise or hiking. Currently, visiting Zakopane is very popular not only with the Poles but also with people from all over the world. During this tour you will also have some free time for lunch and shopping at the traditional Highlander market. By taking this private tour by car you have a guarantee of being taken back and forth directly and in a full comfort. Tour includes: Hotel pick up & drop off Private car exclusively for you and your company the whole time Courteous and excellent English speaking driver Driver’s assistance with getting around, taking seats in the raft ‘Driving tour’ around Zakopane with our driver Individual insurance for all passengers (called NNW insurance) Return transfer to the hotel or any other place in Krakow – following your wish Professional service provided by the fully licensed company Not included: Rafting tickets Wooden church entrance Funicular tickets/ski lift Guide service

$125.48 Transfers & Ground Transport

Krakow Zakopane Private One Way Trip

Transfer from Krakow to Zakopane includes transportation by van or smaller car with the English speaking driver. We have enough space to take big bags and skiing equipment.Our cars are safe and comfortable. If you need to get for skiing, hot springs or any other place in Zakopane area we are ready to go at any time.Our driver will give you all necessary instructions what to do in the area, where are the best places for having fun - we know how It works here.There is a numerous number of interesting sights around Tatra Mountains and we are pretty sure that everyone find something for himself there.

$54.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Zakopane Day Trip from Krakow

Greet your private guide at your Cracow accommodation around 8am for the scenic 90-minute drive to the charming wood-cabin village of Chocholow, where you'll admire traditional timber houses and learn about highland architecture from your guide. Discover the craft of producing traditional Polish highland cheeses such as oscypek at a local cheesemaker before you drive to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima at Krzeptowki, built to commemorate when Pope John Paul II's life was saved in 1981. From here, it's a short drive to Zakopane proper, a historic spa town nestled among the Tatra Mountains. You'll visit the town's old cemetery and see the wooden gravestones there, stroll down Krupowki Street, ascend Gubalowka Hill, and marvel at competition ski jumps. Along the way, your guide will introduce you to the unique customs of Poland's highlanders. Lunch is at your own expense: your guide will be happy to recommend a good restaurant in Zakopane, be that classic Polish, modern Polish, or international food or snacks. You'll leave Zakopane around 2pm, returning to your Cracow accommodation around 4pm.

$78.71 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Day Trip to the Tatra Mountains and Zakopane from Krakow

Get away from the big city and join this tour to the picturesque areas of the Polish mountains. Visit the charming town of Zakopane, situated in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains, known as the “Polish winter sports capital” as well as one of the most beautiful places in Poland for hiking in the mountains.Zakopane is a place full of breathtaking landscapes filled with natural beauty, numerous examples of historic wooden architecture: chapels, churches and houses built in a specific style called “Zakopianski”, which can be admired only in this region of the world.This stunning world of nature will amaze you with its variety of views, the beauty of the Tatra highlander forests and meadows. During this tour, not only will you breathe the clean, mountain air but also will be able to taste traditional local products from sheep's milk such as oscypek cheese. Charming mountain cottages, green pastures and breathtaking views of mountains and crystal-clear lakes hidden among the rocks - in addition to those views, you'll have a chance to ride by funicular up to the Mountain of Gubalowka, visit the Tatra Museum and Chocholow Valley – a village filled with original wooden architecture.You’ll fall in love with this picturesque town.The tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows all about this beautiful area, and will tell you all kinds of stories as well as answering any questions you might have. You will have the opportunity to stop for lunch on the tour (own expense).