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  • Location:Krakow, Poland
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

Experience a ride up a funicular railway to the top of Mt. Gubalówka and take a walk around the peak. Visit the oldest part of Zakopane with its old mountaineer cottages and ash trees. Experience the true Zakopane atmosphere when you walk along Krupówki.


  • 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
  • See the old Zakopane mountaineers' cottages

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What You Can Expect

Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

Full Day Tour to Zakopane and Tatras Mountains

Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Tatra mountains, Zakopane is the winter sports capital of Poland and its most famous resort. During the winter, plentiful snow and challenging runs make for excellent skiing while the summer months offer hikers mountain lakes, glacial valleys and waterfalls. The mountains are also home to a unique and diverse range of flora and fauna.

Your tour starts with a ride up a funicular railway to the top of Mt. Gubalówka to see a wonderful view of the Tatras.

After a short walk around the peak, return down the funicular to visit the oldest part of Zakopane where the old cottages of the mountaineers still stand, surrounded by ash trees and blackened by the sun. These wooden houses and churches were built in the Zakopane style by the remarkable Polish artist, Witkacy.

In addition to the traditional mountain architecture, magnificent folk costumes and jewelry have also survived here to this day. To better experience the true Zakopane atmosphere, take a walk along Krupówki, the central mall, lined with restaurants, cafes, boutiques and souvenir shops. Here you will have a lunch break.

The last stop in Zakopane is either the Tatra Museum or, on the way back to Krakow, a visit to the lovely old wooden village of Chocholów.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A well organized tour with a very affable and informative tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This trip was a lot of fun and our guide was great! He told us to call him Jack but I think his real name was something like Jacques. It was a nice break to get out of the city and though the weather that day wasn't the best, we still had a good time. There were things to do inside too like the museum we went into and it was a nice, relaxed pace. Our guide was really knowledgable and made suggestions of different foods that were special to the area to try. He also was flexible in the schedule to try and fit things with the weather as it was off and on raining. He even agreed to come down on the ski lift with 3 of us crazy girls despite it starting to rain though it stopped shortly before we headed down so it worked out alright but he didn't know it would so bless his heart all the same! o I'd recommend this to anyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great tour, the tour guide was excellent, friendly, would do anything for us, was genuinely upset it was a cloudy day for us, but the weather really didn't matter as it was fantastic either way. We went up the funicular walked across the mountain tops and came down the ski lift, just in time for the skies to clear and give us spectacular views! Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had poor weather but the guide was good and the service excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended day trip in Zakopane from where you can have great views of the Tatra Mountainsyou don't actually go to Tatras Mountains. If you have the opportunity it definitely worth staying there for 2-3 nights! Very beautiful place with outstanding views and lots of thinks to do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The drive in weekend traffic was very long. Perhaos a weekly trip would be better. The poor guide had a stomach upset but he still soldiered on and it was a fabulous day. The guides are amazing - so passionate and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Krakow tours has amazing staff for these tours! Thank you very much Jacek for the trip, the info provided and your assistance with the locals at Zakopane. It is really a place to visit! Do go and ask for Jacek if possible to be your guide, he is the best! Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A very enjoyable day with an excellent English speaking guide. The scenery was great and as your tour guidance had said.. it was exactly what it said on the tine. We were really impressed with Krakow and its surroundings and we will be going there again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great day! Prompt pick up service quality transport and a well informed, friendly guide who explained so much to us in an interesting way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Perfect time of year when i went really interesting tour

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