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Tatra Mountains

The Tatra Mountains are the highest part of the Carpathian range and Poland's southernmost border. Today they are shared with Slovakia, but in the past it was Hungary and the dreaded Ottoman empire who frequently threatened to invade Poland. The mountains cover 300 sq miles (785 sq km) but three-quarters of this is in Slovakia. The Polish part was declared a national park in 1955. 

The dramatic mountains are perfect for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. For skiers there is a cable car and chair lift on Kasprowy Wierch Peak; for hikers, around 155 miles (250 km) of trails ranging from easy to difficult. There are wild flowers, animals and views galore. And if you don't see any of the shy mountain animals, then find them stuffed in the Tatra Museum where they can't run and hide! There are also caves, six of which are open to the public in the Koscieliska valley. These were once home to wild mountain bandits. And of course there are lakes, the most famous of which is Morskie Oko.

Practical Info

The easiest way to visit the Tatras is to travel to Zakopane town, 185 miles (110 km) south of Krakow. There are trains and buses going there - the bus is quicker.

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Krakow Private Day Trip to Morskie Oko Lake and Tatra Mountains, Krakow, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Krakow Private Day Trip to Morskie Oko Lake and Tatra Mountains

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Enjoy this private day trip to explore the beautiful Tatra mountains in Poland. Embrace views of the rocky mountains. Travel to Moskie Oko Lake, a 1.5-hour ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $174.97
Bearwatching Day Tour in High Tatras from Poprad, Poprad, Private Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Bearwatching Day Tour in High Tatras from Poprad

Bear watching day tour in western tatras is probably most popular one. To see the brown bear in its territory is very exiting thing. High Tatras has many ...  Read more

Location: Poprad, Slovakia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.89
Horse Carriage Tour and Picnic with Local Family in Zdiar from Poprad, Poprad, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Horse Carriage Tour and Picnic with Local Family in Zdiar from Poprad

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Visit the village Zdiar and see it´s traditional wooden architecture, after horse carriage ride through the village you will be taken to the forest where you ...  Read more

Location: Poprad, Slovakia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $87.49
Day Hike with a Local Mountain Guide in High Tatras, Poprad, Full-day Tours
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Day Hike with a Local Mountain Guide in High Tatras

Get a guide for your day tour in our High Tatras. You will have a chance to see some of the 17 peaks over 2500 m, Tatras mountain is very similar to Canadian ...  Read more

Location: Poprad, Slovakia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $87.49
Full-Day Snowshoeing in High Tatras with Local Mountain Guide from Poprad, Poprad, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Snowshoeing in High Tatras with Local Mountain Guide from Poprad

Slovakia offers many great places for snow-shoeing. Booking this day tour will take you to untouched places of northern Slovakia mountains. Your local guide ...  Read more

Location: Poprad, Slovakia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $87.49
Cable Car to Kasprowy Wierch - Trek to Tatra Mountains, Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
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Cable Car to Kasprowy Wierch - Trek to Tatra Mountains, Krakow

A walk in the city centre an taking a cable railway to the peak of Kasprowy Wierch. If the weather is nice we will have a chance to see some breathtaking views.

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.39
Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow, Krakow, Hiking & Camping
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $63.97
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Guided Day Trip from Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Guided Day Trip from Krakow

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take a break from the city and head to Zakopane and the spectacular Tatra Mountain landscapes on a guided day trip from Krakow. Discover the highland culture ...  Read more

Location: Kraków, Poland
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.02
Private Tour: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip from Krakow, Krakow, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour: Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Day Trip from Krakow

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Swap Krakow for the rustic charms of Zakopane, Poland’s premier mountain resort, on this private day trip. With a driver-guide, travel to the charming ski and ...  Read more

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

From USD $33.42
Zakopane, Tatra Mountains and Bania Thermal Pools Day Trip from Krakow, Krakow, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Zakopane, Tatra Mountains and Bania Thermal Pools Day Trip from Krakow

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover the scenery and thermal waters of Zakopane in Poland’s Tatra Mountains on this day trip from Krakow. Travel by minivan to this charming mountain ...  Read more

Location: Krakow, Poland
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.98

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