Trip was amazing. It snowed the night before our trip and while we were in Zakopane, which made it even more memorable.
Our guide Jacob went out of his way to ensure we could spend as much time as we needed in each place to see the sights and get some great photos. Lunch was great sampling the local cuisine, including sour soup and potato fritters.
Would highly recommend this tour.
Now the Tatra mountains was great, fantastic views, but a lot off market stalls selling tourist tack !! Witch spoils it a bit,
Now once again we had a lunch option, or lack of it ! As one of the Luther travelers with us explained, we could choose what we wanted, and the driver will reimburse us, 25 polish zlotes, so we didn't eat, and just got the refund.
Picked up at our hotel in a Mercedes van. The drive had very pretty scenery and it was quite peaceful. The weather was comfortable with snow capped mountains. Stops included tasting freshly made sheep's cheese in a mountain cabin. A cable car ride up the 90/120 meter ski jump. Freeway turnout views of the snow capped Tatra Mountains. Another cable car ride up Zakopane's mountain for more beautiful views and a lot of vendors, restaurants, and even carnival style games. You finished with a couple of hours to walk around Zakopane, which is like walking around an older Aspen Ski resort in Colorado.
Our guide was twesome!! we were the only 2 on the trip that day, and when I realized this, I wasn't sure what to expect. Would it be totally awkward? but Tomasz picked us up and took us to the mountains, and before long we felt like friends. The day of our trip it was very cold and snowing, so unfortunately we didn't actually see much of the mountains at all.. a risk you take in November. We visited some different areas, stopped for lunch, visited the market. Tomasz obviously loved the area and knew it well. Like all Polish people we met, he was so gracious and wanted to share all he could about his country. He wanted us to try a traditional Polish cheese, and said he'd bring us one when we met back up at the van to leave. Which he did. Lovely..