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From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip

1. From Krakow: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip

Take a day out from Krakow and head 100km south to the winter capital of Poland. Explore the Zakopane regional market, walk Krupowki street, and experience the town at your leisure. See authentic housing in Chocholow and marvel at the Tatra mountains by riding a funicular train up Gubalowka hill. Travel to the winter town of Zakopane. Explore as you please and find many worthwhile attractions like the professional ski jumping hill. Walk through the bustling Kripowki street and try some regional food. Find the Shrine of Our Lady Fatima, Jaszczurowca Chapel, and explore the old cemetery. Head just outside the town to the village of Chocholow and admire the traditional wooden housing. Taste an authentic highlander's cheese called 'Oscypek' and delight in the quaint magic of this hidden treasure. Climb aboard an amazing incline railway and reach the top of Gubalowka hill, 1126 meters high. Capture breathtaking views of the Tatra Mountains, the tallest peaks in all of Poland.

From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

2. From Krakow: Zakopane and Polish Mountains with Hotel Pickup

Escape the city and spend a day exploring the Polish countryside in the comfort of a private vehicle. See traditional wooden houses, view the Tatras mountain range from the top of Gubałówka Hill, and taste traditional smoked sheep-milk cheese. Begin your tour with a pickup from a location of your choosing in Krakow. Hop onboard an air-conditioned vehicle and head towards one of the most picturesque locations in Poland, Zakopane and the Tatras Mountains. Once in Zakopane, head straight to Krupówki Street located in the center of town. Explore the many boutiques, restaurants, and curio shops that line this pedestrian-only street. At the end of Krupówki Street, you'll find your next stop on the tour, the station for the Gubałówka Hill funicular. Hop onto one of the cable cars and enjoy fantastic views of Zakopane and the surrounding mountains as you make your way up Gubałówka Hill.  Once at the top, marvel at the breathtaking views of the Polish Tatras Mountains. Make the most of this fantastic location and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or a refreshing drink while taking in the views. Visit the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a wooden building located on the outskirts of Zakopane, and see Wielka Krokiew, the biggest and most famous ski jumping hill in Poland. The final stop on your tour is the village of Chochołów. Admire the unusual architectural style of the famous wooden houses and see the Bacówkach, the traditional houses where Oscypek or smoked cheese is produced.  Learn how this local specialty is made and sample various types to discover the different flavors created by the level of smoking.

Krakow: Private or Small-Group Zakopane Tour & Thermal Pools

3. Krakow: Private or Small-Group Zakopane Tour & Thermal Pools

Escape the bustle of the city and journey out to Zakopane, a small resort town at the base of the Tatras Mountains. Your driver-guide will pick you up from your accommodation and then head south towards Zakopane.  Once you arrive in Zakopane, explore the town with its spectacular Tatras Mountain landscape. Immerse yourself in the culture of the region and taste the local cuisine before moving to the highlight of the tour. Visit the thermal pools in Chochołów for four hours and enjoy the therapeutic facilities that offer several thermal pools and access to the sauna. Relax in comfort and enjoy the beautiful views of the Tatras mountains from the facility. Then, head back to Krakow, where you’ll be dropped back at your accommodation.

Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

4. Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge & Zakopane Full-Day Private Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Krakow and heads to the scenic Dunajec River Gorge. Hop onboard a traditional-style raft then embark on a 2.5 hour sail across the river. Soak up epic views of the Pieniny Mountain Range and the rocky slopes that line the river. Next, head to the popular resort town of Zakopane, known as the capital of the Polish mountains. Admire Zakopane's impressive alpine scenery, which attracts tourists year-round, and enjoy a guided tour of the town. See the famous Wielka Krokiew Ski Jump, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, Jaszczurówka Church, and Pęksowy Brzyzek cemetery. Finally, ride the funicular railway up to Gubałówka for a little mountaintop adventure. From the top, marvel at the breathtaking views that surround you and feel immersed in the beauty of nature. After an unforgettable day, enjoy drop-off back to Krakow.

Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains from Krakow

5. Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains from Krakow

Your day begins with pick-up from your hotel in Krakow, then a visit to the studio of a local folklore sculptor in Chochołów to admire the traditional Polish artworks and, if you're interested, buy some of the artist's works. The day will continue with an unforgettable funicular journey to the Gubałówka mountain, which stands at an impressive elevation of 1126m. Here, enjoy spectacular views of the Polish countryside. After a hike through the mountain peaks, head down to the charming town of Zakopane and walk along Krupówki street, which runs through the town’s center. Here, have a leisurely lunch break and enjoy one of the local delicacies, a traditional smoked cheese dish called Oscypek. After lunch, visit the monumental cemetery of Pęksowy Brzyzk, as well as The Tatra Mountains Museum and the museum of Zakopane Style of Architectural at Willa Koliba. You'll also get to see the Jaszczurówka Chapel, a classical example of Zakopane architecture. As the trip nears its end, your group will head back to Krakow, where you will be dropped off at a place of your preference.

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What people are saying about Jaszczurowka Chapel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 79 reviews

Comfortable, air conditioned mini coach took us to a venue just outside Zakopand to try smoked sheep's cheese, cranberries and vodka - delicious. Went on to Zakopane and took the cable car to enjoy the views of the Tatra's opposite. Then went and found a restaurant at the top of a shopping mall about 10 mins up Zakopane's main street where we enjoyed spectacular mountain views. We didn't go to the thermal pools so our guide kindly took us to see the ski jump and a new church inspired by Pope John Paul 2nd being saved when a young man. Very beautiful.

Our driver Patrick was really very courteous, informed us, accompanied us to the places, communicated clearly: how the process is, where we meet, what happens next. He responded to requests and was very friendly! He bridged the waiting time when the others were in the SPA with a well-known church! Absolutely worth seeing! His English was great! Zakopane is absolutely worth seeing!!! Thank you for the beautiful day !

The whole experience was amazing! Mathew was awesome, and helped the trip exceed our expectations. He was very knowledgeable and made a few extra stops that really tied the whole experience together and taught us a bit about the history of the region.

The air condtioned car and driver/guide were very good. The trip itself was very picturesque. Everything went according to programme and schedule. We would very much recommend this tour

Zakopane is a beautiful place and our driver Gregor made the experience great with lots of knowledge and guidance. Definitely worth visiting Zakopane if you have the chance.