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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Admire the stunning scenery of Poland’s Dunajec Valley with this day trip to the Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow. Float down the river on a wooden raft and soak up views of the limestone cliffs from the water. Top off your trip with a visit to the 14th-century Niedzica Castle before making the journey back to Krakow.
  • Day trip from Krakow to Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle
  • Visit 14th-century Niedzica Castle, which overlooks Czorsztyn Lake
  • Have fun floating down the Dunajec River on a wooden raft
  • Enjoy the stunning views of limestone cliffs shooting up from the water
  • Entrance fees included
Your day trip will begin with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Travel by comfortable coach to the 14-century Niedzica Castle, initially constructed by Hungarians to protect one of the Dunajec Valley's crucial trade routes. Explore the interior of the castle and soak up views over Czorsztyn Lake. Learn the history behind the Incas who found refuge here, as well as background on the castle’s large water reservoir and extensive dam.
Continue to Sromowce Nizne, where you’ll hop aboard a wooden raft and float along the Dunajec River. See the picturesque Dunajec River Gorge, as well as stunning views of limestone cliffs from the water. You’ll also have the chance to spot rare bird species or native flora.
Your guide will point out top sights as you go and fill you in on the rich history of the gorge. Weather depending, bring rain wear or a sun hat for the 2- to 3-hour voyage. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Krakow.

Reviews

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A
, Dec 2017

A lovely scenic rafting ride and experience where the Dunajec River flows through the borders of Poland on the left side and Slovakia on the right, bifurcating the 2 countries and the river gorge with its limestone cliffs are an awesome sight.

b
, Aug 2017

Lovely tour. It rained while we were on the raft but it was still great. Pity that the explanation was in Polish. Our van driver, Bruno, was very friendly, and he also gave us some very interesting historical information.

A
, Dec 2016

Very good driver/guide. Interesting and varied sites.

D
, Oct 2016

The weather didn't help but the 2 crew men on the raft made no attempt to speak to speak us or welcome us on board and we felt like second class citizens our driver complained about the distance he had to drive and missed out the castle completely

S
, Sep 2016

Wonderful experience ,beautiful scenery, guide was friendly,helpful a real gent, even though it rained it was exciting ,would love to do it again if I return to Kraków.

Y
, Jun 2016

The castle was interesting, though not much different from others we had seen near Krakow. But the region is really pretty, with mountains, lakes, rivers and tiny villages. The rafting down the Dunjec River Gorge was particularly enjoyable. The views are breathtaking and, since the weather was cool and pleasant, we found it to be very relaxing as well. The boats men did not speak English, so you miss out a bit. But the spectacular views make up for everything. It was a fairly smooth ride, with Slovakia on one side and Poland on the other. You also cross the border for a short while. Overall, a very worthwhile fun trip.

K
, Apr 2016

The rafting through the river gorge is highly recommended, beautiful scenery, peaceful, lots to see and a very unusual activity. However, the second part of the trip was very disappointing! The tour was booked through Viator's own website yet when it came to the day of the tour it turned out that the booking had been accepted for a Monday - when the castle is closed!! The fact that the guide explained how interesting it is inside the castle DID NOT make up for the fact that we could not see it. It was even suggested that we had booked to early! Be very careful of dates when booking this trip, and perhaps make a specific check to ensure that the whole day's activities are available.

D
, Oct 2015

it was too expensive. When we went it was too cold but that was my fault. The guide does not speak English

V
, Sep 2015

Andrew was very informative and helpful. There was some confusion as to our pick up point, but Andrew followed up via our hotel and made it all happen seamlessly.
The raft journey was in Polish so needed to read about what we were seeing. Countryside wonderful.
Overall a great experience.

R
, Jul 2015

Would not recommend raft trip is two hours long with no bathroom or shade. It was very hot on the day i went so after paying for it i opted not to go. Also the castle was a dissapointment. the tour guide was good


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