Zakopane is a town lying at the foot of the Tatra Mountains – the highest mountain range of the Carpathians. Because of the breathtaking landscapes, vicinity of the mountains and the fascinating culture and tradition of the highlanders, Zakopane became a popular tourist resort years ago. The town gained the title of “the winter capital of Poland” due to many skiing slopes and the winter sports infrastructure that has been developed. Nevertheless, it is a perfect place to get away from bustling cities at any time of the year, because the Podhale region has a lot to offer even to the pickiest travelers.
(We kindly ask to make reservation at least 1 day before the tour starts)
After a two-hour ride from Krakow you will reach the Chocholow village, where thanks to your guide you will get acquainted with the history and traditions of the place. Next, you will head towards Zakopane, where you get off on Koscieliska Street to start the tour with a short visit at a museum and the oldest church and cemetery in the town. To admire the beautiful panorama of the Tatra Mountains, the guide will take you on a funicular up the Gubalowka Hill. After a short stroll along the hill and a ride down the chairlift, you will have some free time for lunch and shopping in the commercial area – Krupowki Street. Later, on the way out of Zakopane, there are two more attractions: the biggest ski jump in Poland and a beautiful, Zakopane-style chapel. After a relaxing journey you will reach Krakow.
The pearl of wooden architecture in the region of Lesser Poland. The village almost exclusively consists of original, wooden, highlander huts.
Along the oldest street in Zakopane – Koscieliska Street – there stands a beautiful, wooden villa designed by Stanislaw Witkiewicz – the creator of an original style in architecture called the Zakopane style. Our guide will explain the details of this style and show you other examples of it in the town.
The first cemetery in Zakopane where, among others, people of merit were buried.
We will take a funicular to the altitude of 1122 MASL , where there will be a lot of attractions and an unforgettable view of Zakopane and the Tatras. (NOT AVAILABLE OCT 16th - 20th due to maintenance)
A scenic chairlift which undoubtedly provides a breathtaking view of the panorama of the Tatra Mountains (NOT AVAILABLE due to maintenance from OCT 16th )
A representative street in the center of Zakopane, along which there are countless local restaurants, shops and cafes.
The biggest natural ski jump in Poland on which championships in ski jumping are held annually.
Located in a picturesque place, the chapel is a perfect example of the Zakopane style in architecture. It impresses passers-by with its beauty and simplicity.
There is minimal number of participants required: min. 2 people
The discount with "university ID card" does not apply to postgraduate students and masters.