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

Overview

Explore Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports, and the Tatra Mountains on this day trip departing from Krakow. Escape the bustle of the city and head to the top of Mt Gubalówka on the funicular railway. Soak up incredible views from the peaks before discovering Zakopane’s traditional mountain architecture, shops, the Tatra Museum and more. Your day will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • 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
Begin your tour with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, head to the funicular railway for a scenic ride to the top of Mt Gubalówka. Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains and take a brief walk around the peak.
Afterward, travel back down the funicular to Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports. Follow your guide to see the old cottages of the mountaineers, enclosed by ash trees and blackened by the sun. Built by the Polish artist Witkacy, learn the history behind the wooden houses and churches as you explore.
Continue with a stroll along Krupówki, the bustling mall lined with restaurants, cafes and local shops, where you’ll pause to relax with some lunch.
Conclude your day trip with a visit to the Tatra Museum in Zakopane or a stop at the old wooden village of Chocholów before journeying back to Krakow.

Reviews

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b
, Oct 2018

Excellent tour all round. We were picked up in a coach and transported for 5 minutes to a more central meeting point, where we got on the mini bus for the tour Jacek Our guide was enthusiastic, engaging and full of life. I am guessing he has lead this tour many, many times before and yet he approached it as if it was all fresh information he was imparting for the 1st time, with his passion for the Polish dancers and their way of life really shining through. Zakopane is lovely, and the trip up the mountain to gaze upon the Tatra mountains was wonderful. There was snow on the rooftops and plenty of places to eat both at the top of the mountain and in Zakopane itself. Once you are up the mountains you are given free time to either stay up there, or descend and explore Zakopane. There is even a free Museum visit thrown in for those who fancy it.

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, Oct 2018

I loved visiting Zakopane! I’m glad we chose to do this tour, I even got to ride a horse and hold a baby lamb!! We did not get to see the mountains though as it was too cloudy. This tour only runs on Wed and Sat so be aware of that when making plans. Also note that the tour guide will take you up the mountain and immediately bring you back down. DO NOT FOLLOW HIM DOWN. There is much more to do up above than there is down below!! S/he won’t let you see all the different booths and shops on the top. We read other reviews and were prepared ahead of time to say no to going back down. We only went back close to the end when it was time for the tour to be over and that was plenty of time to see what was at the bottom.

A
, Sep 2018

Price was very reasonable and so worth it. Hassle free tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was amazing we saw lots of scenery and we were allowed ample time to explore by ourselves. Highly recommended!

D
, Apr 2018

Fantastic, guide was brilliant the day was sooooo much fun would advise everyone that this trip was a must. Right from being picked up at our hotel until the end of the day it was great

B
, Mar 2018

Had a good day considering the weather was not too good, rained quite heavily some of the day, View of mountains was not too good because of the weather. I did clear up for a while when we were in zakopane we sat outside and had lunch which was really nice Best crumble ever with cream. Small pretty place. I am sure it wouldve been better had the weather been good. There was only 3 of us travelling on trip so were in a car. The driver was good he did take us around and was very helpful. As always it was well organised by Viator

A
, Feb 2018

Absolutely brilliant tour, all thanks to our guide, Jacek and driver, Marek. Nothing too much trouble. So much information and history etc from the guide. Very highly recommended thank you so much for a fabulous day

A
, Feb 2018

It was snowing in Zakopane and it was magical. The tour guide was knowledgeable and I enjoyed the day.

b
, Feb 2018

I was expecting a coach trip, but it was just me and the tour guide! This made it a more personal tour, whereby I learned a lot more about Zakopane. The guide was very knowledgable and I had a great day out.

b
, Jan 2018

Andre, our guide, was lovely and very knowledgeable. The weather was glorious, so the views at the top of the funicular were breathtaking. I wish I had done what others in the group did, and stayed up there rather than following 'the tour' and going back down. Although then I wouldn't have seen the graveyard, which was very interesting. Zakopane itself is very pretty, but the crowds were horrendous, and completey ruined it for me. We were left to our own devices for about 3 hours, but there wasn't really that much to do other than wander up and down the main street with everyone else. I would much rather have either stayed at the top for longer although it was crowded there too, and spent less time in the town. Having said all that, its definitely worth going, just for the views.

w
, Jan 2018

Would highly recommend this tour. We had an brilliant day. The views from the top are stunning. It had recently snowed and was very cold but we were well wrapped up. There are lots of market stalls at the top and bottom of the mountain and many places to have some food or drink. We ate in Tunel pizza restaurant which was very good and reasonably priced. As we were there at the end of December it was very busy as there are many tourists visiting for skiing holidays. The traffic is very busy into Zakopane so my only wish would be that the tour left the hotels an hour earlier to allow more time for the visit. It was amazing!


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