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Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow

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Krakow, Poland
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow
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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the history and charm of the Polish highlands on this full-day tour from Kraków to the mountain resort town of Zakopane. Admire traditional wooden architecture in the villages of Chocholow and Jaszczurowka, visit a historic cemetery, and enjoy free time to shop and have lunch on Zakopane’s famous Krupowki Street. Ride a funicular up Gubalowka Hill to cap off the day with spectacular views of the Tatra Mountains.
  • Full-day Polish highlands tour from Kraków
  • Explore the charming resort town of Zakopane
  • Shop, stroll, and dine on lively Krupowki Street
  • Ride a funicular to the top of Gubalowka Hill
  • Take in stellar views of the Tatra Mountains
  • Visit a historic cemetery and the villages of Chocholow and Jaszczurowka
  • See the region's best examples of traditional wooden architecture
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Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
admission fees
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) in Krakow. Please advise your full hotel name and address at time of booking.

THE PICK UP TIME DEPENDS ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR.
The exact pick up time we will send you by message.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
12/10/2019 - 12/30/2021
Monday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Wednesday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Saturday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Your full-day mountain escape begins with morning pickup at your Krakow hotel and a scenic 2-hour drive to the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. Stop first in the lovely village of Chocholow, known for its well preserved cabins showcasing the region's traditional wooden architecture. Continue on for another 20 minutes to Krzeptowki, home to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima that commemorates an assassination attempt of Pope John Paul II in the 1980s.

After arriving in Zakopane, visit the historic Peksowy Brzyzek cemetery to pay tribute at the graves of local World War II resistance heroes and other notable residents. Then, enjoy some free time to shop, dine (own expense), and people watch on Krupowki Street, known throughout Poland for its vibrant atmosphere. After lunch, ride the funicular to the top of Gubalowka Hill for panoramic views of the Tatra Mountains.

On the way back to Kraków, stop in the village of Jaszczurowka to see the celebrated Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the region's finest examples of traditional Polish wooden architecture. The tour finishes with drop-off back at your hotel around 5 pm.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Poland Active Travel Agency - Krakow sightseeing - Local Tours in Cracow
Stop At:  
Chocholow
Expect pickup from your Cracow hotel by 8-9 am. It's a scenic 2-hour drive to the pretty village of Chocholow, and your guide will point out landmarks and views along the way. Besides its setting in the Tatra mountains, Chocolow stands out for its traditional wooden cabins, making it one of the best-preserved highland villages in Poland.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Witow
Visit traditional highlanders hut. Taste of local delicacy, famous and EU-protected oscypek cheese.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Krzeptówki
From Witów, it's a 20-minute drive to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Krzeptowki, built to commemorate the Polish Pope John Paul II's survival of an assassination attempt in the 1980s.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Krupowki Street
It's just a short drive from Krzeptówki to the town center. Your guide will lead you to Peksowy Brzyzek old cemetery, home to the graves of Zakopane locals, including several World War II resistance heroes, and along Krupowki Street, one of Poland's best-known shopping streets, where you'll have the chance to grab a bite to eat (own expense).
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Gubalowka
From Krupówki Street, it's a thrilling ride by funicular up to the top of Gubalowka Hill, which offers stunning views of the city and the mountains.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Jaszczurówka
Hop back in the van for the short drive to Jaszczurowka village. The attraction here is the towering Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus built entirely from timber in traditional Polish fashion.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Poland Active

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during Zakopane and Tatra Mountains, regular small group tour from Krakow?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

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, Mar 2020
We had a fabulous guy called Mathew as our guide he went above and beyond he made our day very special
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the tour with us. We invite you to use our services in the future. Best regards, Joanna Poland Active
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Airplane experience
debbiegardner911
, Feb 2020
Excellent day. Michael was very good as guide and was happy to discuss what we wanted from the day. Thoroughly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Debbie, We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour with our guide Michael. We invite you to use our offer in the future in order to meet another beautiful places in Poland. Best regards, Joanna Poland Active
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Zakopane guided tour
Elisa D
, Jun 2019
This was a great tour! Very personal and we did some really fun things that I have a feeling other you’re don’t provide. Highly recommend!
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Excellent, cold but over all it was...
Edmund Mifsud
, Mar 2018
Excellent, cold but over all it was great, enjoyed the day very well, highly recommended
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