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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.

Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

2. Day Trip Zakopane & Polish Tatra mountains from Krakow

This tour to the Polish Tatra mountains and resort town of Zakopane begins from the center of Krakow, or from your place of stay in the city. Zakopane is located about 150 kilometers from Krakow, and the entire day trip will last between 8 and 10 hours. One of the main attractions you will visit is Gubalowka peak, which is reached via a modern and quick incline railway. At the top, you will find outstanding views of the whole area, including the cute town below and the commanding and towering Tatra range behind it. In your time exploring Zakopane, it’s possible to see a long list of worthwhile sights, including: the center and lively main street (Krupowki), large professional ski jump (Wielka Krokiew), Jaszczurowca Chapel, Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, and the Old Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek. 

Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

3. Zakopane & Tatra Mountains Private Full-Day Tour from Krakow

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.

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 1-Day Private Tour from Krakow

5. Zakopane 1-Day Private Tour from Krakow

Experience the highlights of Zakopane and learn all about this fascinating region, its history, culture and traditions. Your professional guide will accompany during the whole trip to answer any questions you may have. See the famous Krupowki Street, lined with regional architecture. Experience the lively atmosphere in this village. Visit the Church of the Holy Family, the oldest neo-romanesque brick church in Zakopane, dating back to 1877. Explore the Church of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Admire multiple regional buildings and villas like the Jutrzenka and Oksza.  One of the main attractions of the area is Gubalowka Hill. Enjoy your funicular ride and admire the breathtaking views of Tatra mountain range from up top. Taste some traditional delicacies, such as oscypek smoked sheep cheese or Bundz, a regional goat cheese.

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What people are saying about Wielka Krokiew

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Absolutely stunning place to visit, especially this time of year when the whole village and surrounding mountains are covered in snow. Attempted the cable car up to the tatra mountains, but as an acrophobic I probably shouldn’t have done! The tour guide was lovely, explained and answered anything we wanted, and as it was only us two, it was pretty much a private tour and we got to choose where we went and what we did. Highly recommend coming here if you’re visiting Krakow

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.

A nice experience mostly thanks to Mr. Maciej, who is a professional guide and has enormous knowledge and, above all, knows the answers to every question of his pupils.

Our guide was amazing Zakopane was amazing so glad we did this would definitely do it again thank uou

It was great our giud pavlo was tbe best and kindness