- 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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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.
Reviewed by Robert T, April 2013
What a beautiful place to visit. It took about 2 hours to reach Zakopane but well worth the trip. We went up the mountain on the funicular railway to get the best views across the Tatras We visited an old wooden church and the graveyard which was very enjoyable. We then had 4 hours of free time to explore the town of Zakopane which had plenty to offer. Our guide was very good and spoke excellent English. Another 5 star trip
Reviewed by ronald p, April 2013
This was a first class trip,the tour guide was so informative and zakopane is a must for anyone visiting Poland.