Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

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Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains Tour

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.

English tour: Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun exept. July - August: everyday
Departure time: 8:30am  exept. July - August: 7:15 am

(We kindly ask to make reservation at least 1 day before the tour starts)

What' included?

  • Transport to/from Zakopane
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to a museum
  • Tickets for a furnicular ride to Gubalowka Hill
  • tickets for a chair-lift ride down Gubalowka Hill
  • insurance for the duration of the tour

What you will see

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.

Chocholow Village

The pearl of wooden architecture in the region of Lesser Poland. The village almost exclusively consists of original, wooden, highlander huts.

Jaszczurowka Chapel

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.

Cemetery on Peksowy Brzyzek

The first cemetery in Zakopane where, among others, people of merit were buried.

Gubalowka Hill Funicular

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 21st - 25th due to maintenance)

Ride down a chairlift

A scenic chairlift which undoubtedly provides a breathtaking view of the panorama of the Tatra Mountains (NOT AVAILABLE due to maintenance from OCT 13th )

Krupowki Street

A representative street in the center of Zakopane, along which there are countless local restaurants, shops and cafes.

Ski jump

The biggest natural ski jump in Poland on which championships in ski jumping are held annually.

Before your visit

There is minimal number of participants required: min. 2 people

IMPORTANT - STUDENT DISCOUNT - Student tickets for all tours of Cracow City Tours are sold to the visitors who show valid student's ID. Data which need to be shown on student's ID are: name of University, owner's name, surname and foto, date of exp. If there is no date of birth on your student ID we will ask you to present also any other document which confirms that you are under 26 years old. 

The discount with "university ID card" does not apply to postgraduate students and masters.

Where is the meeting place?
If booked in advance, we can pick you up at your hotel in Krakow. Otherwise, the meeting place is at Matejko Square no. 2, where our check-in office is.
How long is the Zakopane tour?
It is a full-day trip that lasts around 9 hours. The ride from Krakow to Zakopane is about 2 hours long (including a short stop on the way). The group stops for about 1 hour in Chocholow, and then the guided visit in Zakopane lasts around 2 hours. You will have around 1.5 hours of free time for lunch and shopping. Then, around 1 hour to look at the ski jump and Jaszczurowka Chapel and 2 more hours to get back to Krakow.
What is included in the price?
The price includes an entrance fee to the museum , tickets for the funicular and the chairlift, the service of an English-speaking guide and transport. Lunch is not included in the price.
What should I wear?
The weather at the foot of the mountains changes very often. Some outwear and a rain coat might come in handy.