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Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

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Kraków, Poland
Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

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Overview

Explore Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports, and the Tatra Mountains on this day trip departing from Krakow. Escape the bustle of the city and head to the top of Mt Gubalówka on the funicular railway. Soak up incredible views from the peaks before discovering Zakopane’s traditional mountain architecture, shops, the Tatra Museum and more. Your day will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • Day trip from Krakow to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
  • Visit Zakopane, winter sports capital of Poland
  • Ride the funicular to the top of Mt Gubalówka
  • Enjoy excellent views of the Tatras mountain peaks
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A professional licensed guide
Gubałówka funicular ticket
Transportation
Entrance ticket to the Cemetery at Pęksowy Brzyzek and the old church
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

Go to the big bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow and look for coaches marked on both sides with "Cracow Tours". Please keep on eye out for this signage when awaiting your pickup. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your tour with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, head to the funicular railway for a scenic ride to the top of Mt Gubalówka. Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains and take a brief walk around the peak.

Afterward, travel back down the funicular to Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports. Follow your guide to see the old cottages of the mountaineers, enclosed by ash trees and blackened by the sun. Built by the Polish artist Witkacy, learn the history behind the wooden houses and churches as you explore.

Continue with a stroll along Krupówki, the bustling mall lined with restaurants, cafes and local shops, where you’ll pause to relax with some lunch.

Conclude your day trip with a visit to the Tatra Museum in Zakopane or a stop at the old wooden village of Chocholów before journeying back to Krakow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Zakopane
Visiting Zakopane is a perfect opportunity to learn about the wooden architecture of Podhale highlanders, and to see the beautiful villas in Zakopane style, which was inspired by the folklore of this region.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Zywy skansen - Historyczna zabudowa Chocholowa
Your day will begin with the pickup from selected hotels in Krakow or main departure point. You will travel by comfortable vehicle with your tour guide, enjoying the scenic landscape on your journey south through traditional mountain villages. After approximately 2 hours journey you will arrival in small charming village Chochołów. It is famous for traditional, old Polish wooden houses (góralskie chaty) built by the Polish highlanders, that look almost identical. Settlers traditionally wash the wooden walls of buildings with soapy water. They do it twice a year before Christmas and Easter. Thanks to this, buildings that are many years old look like new. The history of Chochołów stems from the 16th century. You will admire old Polish wooden houses and visit sculpture studio of Jan Zięder, a well-known in this area, but also his idea, a private museum of folk art. Admission ticket: free Duration: 40 minutes
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Witow
On the way to Zakopane you will visit to a place where one of the most unique cheese in the world is produced - the wooden house called "Bacówka". Highlanders - local settlers, produce cheese called "Oscypek". It is smoked cheese made from sheep's milk. The wooden houses where this cheese is produced are called "Bacówkach". You will be able to try different types of this cheese with different levels of smoking, as well as hear about how it is produced. "Oscypek" tasting included in the price Duration: 30 minutes
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cmentarz Zasluzonych na Peksowym Brzyzku
You will visit the oldest wooden church of Our Lady of Częstochowa and the cemetery in Zakopane. The tombstones in the cemetery are richly decorated works of art made of wood, stone and metal. Admission ticket: included in the price Duration: 30 minutes
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gubalowka
It is impossible to visit Zakopane and not go to Gubałówka (1123 metres above sea level) – the best known peak of the winter capital of Poland, as well as one of the best viewing points, from where you can see the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane and the entire Podhale region. You will ride the funicular to the top of Mount Gubałówka and spend 1 hour here to admire commanding views of the Tatras and Zakopane. Funicular ticket: included in the price Duration: 1½ hour
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Krupowki Street
You will visit the most popular street Krupówki, which is a peculiar market of the city and its central point. Krupówki street is crowded with tourists who visit shops and go to restaurants located along the street. On this street you can find many traditional highlander items to buy, such as clothes and souvenirs, but also to eat. You will have some free time to spend over here. Admission ticket: free Lunch is not included in the price - approx. 40 PLN Duration: 2 hours
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels in Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels in Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 15–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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A great distraction outside of Krakow.
Lucas
, Jul 2021
I will admit that the Zakopane was a little bit more "touristy" than I expected, as in there is a lot of people. But it has its own charm, so I think I can give it a pass. You are given a few hours to do what you want, so I recommend having somewhat of a small itinerary ready. You have plenty of bars and food options to choose from. There is plenty of shopping, with a mall a bit up the main street. The town of Chochołów is a nice distraction, but not too exciting. It is interesting to see how the highlanders live in their small community.
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Nice trip
Raymond_S
, Jul 2020
A nice guy picked us up with a lot of informations and teachings (to us Foreigners) . HIGHLY APPRECIATED by us.
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Day trip to Zakopane
Karen L
, Nov 2019
Fantastic day trip. Our guide Jacek was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole day
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akopane and Tatras Mtn
Charles K
, Oct 2019
Our guide was the best guide I have ever had on a Viator tour. She was polite, funny and knew what she was talking about. I apologize for not remembering her name but I will never forget the memorable tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
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Excellent value for money
Pioneer49730174697
, Oct 2019
We booked this thinking it was just a ride to Zakopane and not much else. Our guide was Alexandra and she was excellent! She took us to this local sheep cheese maker and had lots of history and information on the area. She took us for a guided walk through the village and up to the top on the little tram and said “meet back at the station at 3” which was excellent because i had read on some reviews that guides go up and take groups straight back down. We had. About 2 hours of our own to explore. Definitely would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
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Lovely town
dewdrop987
, Oct 2019
Zakopane is a lovely town and the buildings are amazing. We went on the funicular up mount Gubaloka and even though the Tatra mountains opposite were covered in clouds we had an amazing view over the valley and Zakopane itself.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback you have given after the tour. Regards, Cracow Tours Team.
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Another Great Tour
Bob O
, Aug 2019
This was a great tour. The drive was a bit long but the countryside amazing and the guide Krzysztof Ciacma was awesome. Some much knowledge and passion for the history of Poland, the changing country side, and the Polish culture.
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Beautiful Scenery
Resort19555695760
, Jul 2019
Lovely day - wouldn’t change anything- nice to have plenty of free time in Zakopane. Alexandra was an excellent guide
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day out in the mountains
weise2014
, Mar 2019
What a lovely relaxed day out with the most wonderful driver and guide.He was so informative and helpful to my wife who needed a small bit of assistance through some icy parts on our walk. Showed us around every area we stopped and really went out of his way to make this such an enjoyable trip.
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Zakopane trip was excellent.
apalimaka
, Oct 2018
Zakopane trip was excellent and we experienced a lot in the day. Our tour guide was superb and made the trip very enjoyable
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