Zakopane

Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland

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Zakopane 

Zakopane is the winter capital of Poland in the far south of the country, about 110 kilometers from Kraków. The resort is located at the foot of the Tatras and offers an unforgettable and spectacular view of the highest Polish peaks. Zakopane itself is an attraction with the famous Krupówki promenade, traditional buildings and ubiquitous folklore.

You start your day trip in the morning and will be picked up from your hotel at this point. From there you drive 2 hours to the pretty village of Zakopane.
On the way to Zakopane we stop in the so-called “wooden village” Chochołów and shepherd’s hut (Bacówka), so that you can try the local Oscypek cheese products.
After your arrival in Zakopane you have time to explore the village on your own. You can take the funicular up to the top of Gubałówka, try the delicious Polish cuisine or visit the local market to admire the creations of Polish artisans, including the popular local smoked cheese.
You can also enter a traditional-style wooden villa or stroll through the picturesque streets. You have the choice. At the end of your trip, you will be returned to your accommodation in Kraków.

Sample program of a trip to Zakopane:
– visit Chochołów (village of wooden houses)
– Visit & tasting shepherd’s hut with typical cheese
– Ride the cable car to the Gubałówka lookout mountain
– Visit Zakopane with pedestrian zone Krupówki
– Visit to the Wielka Krokiew ski jumping hill

During a trip to Zakopane you can also visit the thermal baths. An entry ticket for thermal baths costs about 70 PLN / 16 € (2.5 hours)
We try to adapt the trip to customer requirements. If you have any special requests, such as a covered wagon ride in Zakopane, we will be happy to fulfill them.

You choose the attractions and places you want to see.

Travel time:

9-10 hours

Price per person:

  • 2-3 persons 65 € / 280 PLN
  • 4-6 persons 45 € / 190 PLN
  • 7-8 persons 35 € / 150 PLN
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The travel price includes:

  • Ticket for the railway to the mountain Gubałówka
  • 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 to 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:

Entry tickets for selected attractions are not included in the tour price.

Tourist attractions in the area to choose from:

Walk along the promenade of Krupówki
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On Krupówki, there are sophisticated premises, atmospheric highland restaurants, shops and institutions, but also here are cabs and old wagons with oscypek, kiepe and lace. A great place for tired mountain hikers or those more comfortable, for whom Krupówki is the goal.

Take the cable railway to Gubałówka Mountain
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Gubałówka (1126 m above sea level) is a frequent destination for many tourists coming to Zakopane, both in summer and winter. The lower station of the Gubałówka railway is located on the extension of Krupówki street. A comfortable wagon with a glass roof allows you to fully enjoy the beautiful panorama of the Tatras. Gubałówka peak dominates over Zakopane and is the city’s guardian.

Entering the cable car to the top of Kasprowy Wierch

The railway takes you to the top of Kasprowy Wierch (1959 m above sea level), the journey takes place with a modern cable car with cabins equipped with panoramic windows allowing you to enjoy the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Poland. At the upper station of the railway there are terraces with viewpoints, from where you can see impressive views of the nearby and further Tatra peaks, towering over picturesque at any time of the year valleys.

Ride on the cable car to the top of Kasprowy Wierch
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The Tatra Museum
 
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The Tatra Museum in Zakopane presents interesting geological and ethnographic collections from the entire region, as well as specimens of local fauna and flora. In addition, in the summer at the Museum you can admire the Alpinarium – a mountain botanical garden.

Museum of the Zakopane style
 
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The permanent exhibition is located in Zakopane, in a nineteenth-century cottage and shows the sources of the Zakopane style – the construction and equipment of highlanders’ cottages, as well as the nineteenth-century ethnographic collection. The exhibition is organized in two rooms. The black chamber, in which the life of a highlander family was concentrated in the past, is arranged in the same way as the chambers in the second half of the nineteenth century and the white chamber, serving as a salon in a highlander’s cottage.

Ski jump at Wielka Krokiew
 
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The ski jump at Wielka Krokwia in Zakopane is a very well-known sports facility in Poland. It is a natural hill, located on the slope, literally among forests, whose stands can hold 50,000. fans. Next to the ski jump, there is a chair lift to Wielka Krokiew.

Take the chair lift to Wielka Krokiew
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Kościeliska Valley
 
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The Kościeliska Valley is a large picturesque valley with a length of 8 km, is one of the most famous and the most beautiful valleys in the Tatras. Through the Kościeliska Valley you can walk, even with prams or ride on horse-drawn carriages, which is why it is numerous and willingly visited by tourists even with children.

Numerous tourist routes
 
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In the area of ​​Zakopane there are many tourist routes running through picturesque valleys, as well as in high parts of the mountains.

Thermal Pools – Spa & Wellness centers
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In Podhale there are Spa & Wellness resorts with thermal waters, where you can spend a nice day and relax in numerous saunas and swimming pools overlooking the mountains.




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