13 reviews of Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle from Krakow
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Reviewed by Robert T, April 2013
The trip was excellent. The guide was very good and his English was excellent. The scenery was beautiful. The trip around the castle was very interesting with plenty to see. The best part was the brilliant raft trip down the river. The two Polish boat men were good even though they did not speak a word of English they pointed out anything of interest including a white eagle. The trip down the river was very relaxing and the views of the mountains and gorges were amazing a 5 star day out
Reviewed by William M, August 2012
Our guide Jacek (Jack) really made the day great.
The day started off a bit rainy (drizzling only), and so it turned out we were the only people on the tour, however the tour still went ahead and we had a personalised tour where we were driven out by Jack in a very comfortable car.
What really made the day special though was the opportunity to talk with Jack about Polish politics, history, the amazing history of the families who lived in the castle, modern Polish music, insights on the difference in culture between Krakovians and Zakopane highlanders and all sorts of other interesting topics.
A really great day. The boat ride itself goes into Slovakia (so you can claim you've been to another country).
An easy day trip from Krakow, and certainly worth doing.
Reviewed by Tomi sue S, July 2012
Andrew was a great guide. His knowledge of the countryside and its' wildlife was incredible. We had a great trip. The rafting trip actually takes you into Slavakia which was a plus for me. As Andrew explained since 1997 the river has changed making it a two country trip.
Reviewed by Angie R, May 2012
Niedzica Castle was nothing fancy but the Dunajec River Gorge was lovely and took some great pictures. This was well worth the trip and much better than the tour to Zakopane.
Reviewed by Eileen P, USA, May 2012
What an incredible day! First, we were the only ones who had booked this trip. Thank you, Viator for not cancelling it! Instead we were given the private services of Andrew, our amazing guide. The wharf area was crowded but inside of 15 minutes of our arrival, we were on a raft floating down the river. Yes, it's true the raftmen do not speak English but we were given a map with explanations in English. Our raftman helped us orient ourselves by pointing out where we were so we could follow along. At one point I commented on a particular sight and it was important enough for one of the passengers to try to explain what it was in broken but understandable English. The late Pope John Paul II had gone swimming there! Another highlight was when the raftman took off his hat and vest and turned them and the pole over to my husband who became the raftman for a few minutes. Throw in the gorgeous scenery and this was a highlight of our week in Poland!
Reviewed by Robert Albert B, Gibraltar, September 2010
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Reviewed by Miss Susan L, August 2011
Castle wasn't so interesting as very few original artefacts were left, the River Gorge was really nice to do, although cold. I had an excellent guide for the day in Andrew.
Reviewed by Anthony G, Malta, July 2010
Reviewed by Karen W, USA, August 2009
Reviewed by Sarah Y, September 2012
The tour guide was great and we had a smaller group which was nice. However, be prepared for a long time (and confusion) being transfered between busses. Our van left before everyone found there way to the right spot and we had to turn around and go back. After being to Malbork and the castle actually in Krakow, this one didn't compare. It was a newer castle that was small and empty in comparision. It did have a great view from the top though. The float trip was a unique experience, but given how much time it takes I would only recomend if you have a long time in the Krakow area.
Reviewed by annajewell, August 2011
WEATHER STOPPED THE RAFTING ON THE RIVER BUT THE GUIDE DID HIS BEST TO ENRTERTAIN US, WALKING INTO SLOVAKIA AND GIVING US A LOVELY LUNCH. THE CASTLE WAS QUITE GOOD.
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