Pieniny and Dunajec Rafting

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Pieniny and Dunajec Rafting

Explore the breathtaking mountain scenery of Pieniny National Park on a private full-day tour from Krakow. Start your trip with pickup from your hotel and relax on the 2-hour drive to Pieniny. This unique mountain range is known for its rocky ridges and spectacular gorges.

Explore the scenic Dunajec Gorge on a 2-hour rafting experience along the river. Admire the wild nature and the magnificent mountain panoramas on this relaxed rafting tour. Drive approximately 18 kilometers down the river to a marina where your driver will pick you up.

Continue to visit the ruins of Niedzica Castle, which is beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Czorsztyn. Then take the chair lift to the top of Palenica mountain to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kraków.

We try to adapt the trip to customer requirements. If you have any special requests, we will be happy to fulfill them.

Travel time:

up to 10 hours

Price per person:

  • 2-3 persons 85 € / 360 PLN
  • 4-6 persons 59 € / 250 PLN
  • 7-8 persons 49 € / 210 PLN
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The travel price includes:

  • Ticket for Rafting on the Dunajec river
  • Entrance ticket to Niedzica Castle
  • Ticket for chairlift to the mountain Palenica
  • A private mini van, air conditioned and comfortable – with a driver just for you
  • Door-to-door service: You will be picked up and taken directly to / from your hotel / selected location in or near Krakow
  • Our driver will help you during the trip. This makes the trip enjoyable – you do not have to worry about anything
  • A selection of refreshing drinks in summer

Additional fees:

Tourist attractions in the area to choose from:

Rafting on the Dunajec River
(1.04 – 31.10)
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Rafting on the Dunajec is the undisputed hit of Pieniny – the most famous attraction of this area, known throughout Poland. The rafting route along the Dunajec river leads through extremely picturesque corners, which create a breakthrough here and invade the rocks of the Pieniny National Park, giving great views. Pleasure lasts about 2 hours, and tourists travel by rafts of 5 canoes connected together and padded with spruce or fir branches. Rafting takes place from April to October.

A cruise on Lake Czorsztyn
(1.05 – 31.10)
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The ship is a floating cafe, from which you can admire the surrounding monuments of both architecture and nature such as the Castle in Niedzica, the castle in Czorsztyn, the Water Dam in Niedzica, Pieniny National Park. During the cruise in the upper part and on the bow, you can sunbathe. In the middle part of the ship is a glass cafe, where with nice music you can drink coffee, a cold beer or crunch something sweet. The boat ride takes about 50 minutes and takes place from May to October.

Visit Niedzica Castle
 
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Extremely charmingly located castle in Niedzica is located by the Czorsztyn Lake. It was built around 1325, then many times passed from hand to hand, being in the possession of foreign families. In the castle made available to tourists, an interesting museum is created, where you can meet, among others torture tools and an interesting carriagehouse with horse-drawn carriages and carts. Within the walls of the building a restaurant was also built, and in the basement a romantic cafe. From the terrace of the castle you can admire the beautiful views of the Lagoon, the dam and the nearby ruins of the castle in Czorsztyn and the surrounding mountains.

Hike on the mountain
“Trzy Korony”
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Trzy Korony (982 m above sea level) is the second highest peak of the beautiful Pieniny. A terrace was built on the top, from which there are beautiful views. Three Crowns are perfectly visible during the popular rafting on the Dunajec River and from the picturesque Pieniny Way, it is the heart of the Pieniny National Park. The entrance to the Three Crowns is possible with three routes and lasts from 2 to 3.5 hours.

Hike through Homole Gorge
 
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Gorole Homole is a wonderful place in the Little Pieniny Mountains. In 1963, in order to protect this beautiful rock gorge, a nature reserve was created here, which has an area of ​​about 40 ha. The picturesque valley is one of the nicer places in this part of the Pieniny. Through the Gorge there is a trail that leads through the valley itself, which takes about 45 minutes, or continues to follow it and enter the highest peak of the Pieniny – Wysoka (1050 m above sea level), this walk lasts about 3 hours. 

Entrance to the Sokolica peak

Sokolica (747 m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful peaks in the Pieniny Mountains. Its top rises to a height of about 300 m above the level of the Dunajec. One can admire the fantastic panorama of the picturesque Pieniny and surrounding towns. The climb to the top takes about 1 hour.

 

Miniature Parks “Spiska kraina” and “In the Footsteps of the Apparitions of Our Lady”
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In the park are collected miniatures in 1:20 scale of the most important monuments of the Pieniny. Here, the story is not divided into Polish and Slovak – it is a common story of the Podtatrze people about the history and culture of this region. Monuments tell for themselves. The second part of the park of miniatures is a holy place where revelation and healing through the Mother of God took place. Twenty sanctuaries from Poland, Europe and other continents can now be admired in one place.

Take the chairlift to
Mount Palenica
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Palenica (722 m.n.p.m.) is an interesting and popular peak in Pieniny, which can be walked on foot or by roller coaster. The cable railway to Palenica is an interesting attraction of Szczawnica, the bottom station is located literally in the city center, where the beautiful, longest promenade in Poland begins. By train to Palenica you can get comfortable four-seater sofas. After a few minutes, drop off at the top and there are breathtaking views of the Pieniny Mountains with Three Crowns and Sokolica, and in good weather also at the Tatras.




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