Welcome to Pieniny National Park


Since the mid-19th century, tourists have come to Pieniny to board a pltě, flat-bottomed wooden raft, and be ferried along the Dunajec River (mid-April to October). Centuries-old folklore and easy-going local attitudes make for a carefree atmosphere: after all, it's hard not to smile when a mustachioed boatman in full Goral (highlander) costume regales you with tales of Cyprian, the region's legendary 'flying monk'.


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Pieniny National Park activities

$85.63 Day Trips & Excursions

Dunajec River Gorge and visit in Zakopane ( 2 in 1 ) one day tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Pieniny National Park entrance pavilion, Sromowce Nizne, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandYou wil go from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains the great tourist attractions in southern Poland and you will take part in a traditional rafting experience run by local highlanders,next you will go to Zakopane to ride a rail car to admire the Tatra Mountains from the peak of Gubalowka.Duration: 11 hours

$513.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Highlights of Slovakia in 3 days with transfer from Vienna

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer from Vienna and Bratislava. Visit Bojnice castle, open air museum in the Čičmany village, Orava castle.Stop At: SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum, Bojnice, Trencin RegionOn the first morning, it’s vital that we leave no later than 9 o’clock. A two-hour journey takes us to the Bojnice castle. We'll visit one of the most beautiful castles in middle Europe. National Geographic Travel included this castle into TOP 10 European castles.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cicmany, Cicmany, Zilina RegionFrom Bojnice we'll move to atypical village Čičmany where we can see wooden houses with painted geometrical ornamentation.This village is really open air museum.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok, Zilina RegionNext, we’ll drive about an hour to one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia: Oravský hrad, where one of the first ever vampire movies was filmed – Nosferatu (1922).Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in 3* hotelDay 2: UNESCO heritage: Spiš castle, Bardejov town and wooden churchesStop At: Spis Castle, Zehra, Kosice RegionFrom this picturesque village and castle we head on our way to eastern Slovakia, where we’ll visit Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe. After lunch in classical slovak restaurant, we make our way north to the Pieniny National Park, which we share with neighbouring Poland.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bardejov Spa, Bardejovske Kupele, Presov RegionBut before we'll visit mediaeval town Bardejov, registered on the World UNESCO Heritage list. One of the most interesting buildings is the town hall, built in 1505 and the gothic church. The Bardejov spa has played host to a number of dignitaries, including Marie Louise (the wife of Napoleon Bonaparte), Tsar Alexander I. of Russia and Empress Elisabeth, Sisi, of Austria-Hungary.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Lomnica, Presov RegionWe’ll stay overnight in one of the most beautiful and remote villages in Slovakia: Osturňa. Lying on the Slovak-Polish border, surrounded by beautiful countryside, this little delight also holds heritage status thanks to its ancient wooden houses, which hark back to times gone by, and are sure to leave you enchanted. Your well-appointed accommodation will provide you with an excellent dinner, and breakfast the next day.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* B/B Day 3: Historical reservation village Osturňa, High Tatras National Park and Banská Štiavnica Unesco heritageStop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Lomnica, Presov RegionAfter breakfast, we’ll start heading back towards Bratislava, passing the High Tatras National Park. We'll stop there for short break. High Tatras is the oldest National Park in Slovakia. The highest peak is Gerlachovský štít (2.655 MASL)Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Old Castle Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica RegionThrough the High Tatras and Low Tatras National Parks a two-hour journey takes us to the town of Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site. We’ll take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break and lunch.Late afternoon we'll drive to Bratislava/Vienna.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$468.11 Cultural & Theme Tours

The best of Slovakia in two days

ItineraryDay 1: Bratislava - Banska Stiavnica - Low Tatras - Spis castle - National Park Pieniny Pass By: Bratislava Old Town, Bratislava, Bratislava RegionOn the first morning, it’s vital that we leave no later than 9 o’clock.Stop At: Old town area of Banska Stiavnica, Banska Stiavnica, Banska Bystrica RegionA two-hour journey takes us to the town of Banská Štiavnica, a UNESCO Heritage site. We’ll take in a tour of this picturesque town, then have a short break. Next, we head through the Low Tatras National Park on our way to eastern Slovakia.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Spis Castle, Zehra, Kosice RegionWe’ll visit Spis Castle, one of the largest mediaeval castles in central Europe. This castle is the largest in Slovakia and belongs also to the largest castles in Europe. The oldest writing about the castle is dated on 1120. The castle is listed in the historical heritage of UNESCO. After lunch, we make our way north to the Pieniny National Park, which we share with neighbouring Poland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pieniny Mountains National Park, Szczawnica, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandAfter lunch, we make our way north to the Pieniny National Park, which we share with neighbouring Poland.We’ll stay overnight in one of the most beautiful and remote villages in Slovakia: Osturňa. Lying on the Slovak-Polish border, surrounded by beautiful countryside, this little delight also holds heritage status thanks to its ancient wooden houses, which hark back to times gone by, and are sure to leave you enchanted. Your well-appointed accommodation will provide you with an excellent dinner, and breakfast the next day.Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Osturna village reservationDay 2: High Tatras National Park - Orava castle - Malá Fatra National park - Bratislava Stop At: Tatras National Park, Tatranska Lomnica, Presov RegionIn the morning, we’ll head straight into the High Tatras – Slovakia’s foremost mountain range. Weather permitting, we propose to take the cable car to the mountain peak Lomnický štít (2,634 m). From the mountaintop, you’ll experience the unique and breathtaking views of the mountain range and surrounding area.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Orava Castle, Oravsky Podzamok, Zilina RegionNext, we’ll drive about an hour to one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia: Oravský hrad, where one of the first ever vampire movies was filmed – Nosferatu (1922).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mala Fatra Mountains, Bela, Zilina RegionAfter another hour or so, we’ll arrive in Terchová, a lovely village located in the Malá Fatra national park. Here you’ll find a series of wonderful little gorges with ladders and waterfalls. If time and the weather allow it, we’ll go on a short hike among the rocks and waterfalls (c. 2 hours). Then we’ll stop off in a traditional Slovak restaurant to enjoy some of our national delights!After lunch, we’ll start heading back towards Bratislava, passing two large castles in western Slovakia: Trenčin and Beckov.Expected arrival back in Bratislava: 6-7 pm.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$108.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

Pieniny Mountains Electric Bike Trip

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Pieniny National Park Gateway, Czorsztyn, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandThe Pieniny is a mountain range in the south of Poland and the north of Slovakia. The Polish side is protected by the Pieniny National Park. The mountains consist mainly of the limestone and dolomite rock strata. The most famous peak, Trzy Korony (Three Crowns), is 982 metres high. It is also the summit of the Three Crowns Massif. Pieniny’s highest peak – Wysoka (Tall) reaches 1,050 metres above sea level. The park is known for its natural beauty, including the gorges of the Dunajec River, where traditional rafts regularly float by. The park offers visitors a glimpse of folklore and traditional architecture, especially the village of Červený Kláštor.

$27.40 Day Trips & Excursions

Dunajec River Rafting Tour from Krakow with Private Transfers

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: St. Michael Archangel's Church in Debno, Debno, Western Pomerania Province, Western PolandA Gothic, wooden church located in the village of Dębno from the fifteenth-century.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Niedzica Castle (Zamek w Niedzicy), Niedzica, Lesser Poland Province, Southern PolandAlso known as Dunajec Castle. Built between the years 1320 and 1326 by Kokos of Brezovica on the site of an ancient stronghold surrounded by the Pieniny mountains.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Rafting - marina rafters Sromowce Wyżne - AnglesWhile sitting on a special raft you can appreciate the beauty of the Pieniny National Park. The river rafting tour lasts from 2 to 3 hours. Duration: 2 hours

$1644.09 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Day Tour of Slovakia from Bratislava

This tour is based on active traveling and the authentic experience of Slovakia. You will be in touch with locals and experience authentic spirit of Central Europe. This tour includes a great itinerary, comfortable traveling in a private car or minivan and high standard accommodation in hotels. You will visit rush streets of old Bratislava with memorials, inns and restaurants. You will stop in the mining towns of central Slovakia where you can experience the unique atmosphere of Central Europe. You will explore the UNESCO town of Banská Štiavnica. Here you can go inside real mines, visit an old castle, an anti-ottoman fortress or nearby noble hunting castle. In another small old town Kremnica you can admire the Gothic church and imposing town castle.On your way you will follow the Gothic route of Spiš region. Here you will visit Levoča old town (UNESCO) and Spiš Castle (UNESCO). You will spend the night in the historical hotel in Spišská Kapitula (UNESCO).During your travels you will experience the unique atmosphere of small towns, appreciate culinary specialties, local wines or beer from small breweries.You will visit the castle ruin of Stará Ľubovňa, the stunning Orava castle and romantic chateau of Bojnice. You will explore the spooky ruins of Čachtice castle. The former residence of the bloody countess Elizabeth Báthory. You will stop in traditional wooden villages and old UNESCO wooden churches that are hundreds of years old.You will visit three beautiful national parks. You will spend one day in the High Tatras, the smallest European high mountains. Here you can hike into deep valleys or enjoy the atmosphere of mountain cabins. You can stop in beautiful Belianska cave or take a cable car to the top of Lomnica Peak. Here you can enjoy a coffee in the Observatory (altitude 2634 m) and a beautiful view from Poland to Hungary. Any more active hikers can climb to the peaks with a mountain guide.In Pieniny National Park we will visit old Carthusian monastery and raft the river Dunajec under steep rocks. You will have lunch in a Polish spa city or hike in a national park. In a another National park Slovak Paradise we can hike up beautiful river gorges or visit unique Ice cave.Itinerary:DAY 1 Bratislava and vicinityDAY 2 Mining townsDAY 3 Central SlovakiaDAY 4 Jewels of Spiš regionDAY 5 East SlovakiaDAY 6 Pieniny National ParkDAY 7 Hight Tatras National ParkDAY 8 Slovak Paradise National ParkDAY 9 Orava castleDAY 10 Bloody Bathory dayDAY 11 Farewell

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