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Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

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Kraków, Poland
Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

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icon11 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports, and the Tatra Mountains on this day trip departing from Krakow. Escape the bustle of the city and head to the top of Mt Gubalówka on the funicular railway. Soak up incredible views from the peaks before discovering Zakopane’s traditional mountain architecture, shops, the Tatra Museum and more. Your day will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • Day trip from Krakow to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
  • Visit Zakopane, winter sports capital of Poland
  • Ride the funicular to the top of Mt Gubalówka
  • Enjoy excellent views of the Tatras mountain peaks
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English - speaking driver
Transportation
Gubałówka funicular ticket
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Powiśle 7 , Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

Go to the big bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, 31-101 Krakow, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels from Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels in Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 15–50 minutes before the tour departure time. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
Begin your tour with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, head to the funicular railway for a scenic ride to the top of Mt Gubalówka. Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains and take a brief walk around the peak.

Afterward, travel back down the funicular to Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports. Follow your guide to see the old cottages of the mountaineers, enclosed by ash trees and blackened by the sun. Built by the Polish artist Witkacy, learn the history behind the wooden houses and churches as you explore.

Continue with a stroll along Krupówki, the bustling mall lined with restaurants, cafes and local shops, where you’ll pause to relax with some lunch.

Conclude your day trip with a visit to the Tatra Museum in Zakopane or a stop at the old wooden village of Chocholów before journeying back to Krakow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Zakopane
Visiting Zakopane is a perfect opportunity to learn about the wooden architecture of Podhale highlanders, and to see the beautiful villas in Zakopane style, which was inspired by the folklore of this region.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gubalowka
It is impossible to visit Zakopane and not go to Gubałówka (1123 metres above sea level) – the best known peak of the winter capital of Poland, as well as one of the best viewing points, from where you can see the Tatra Mountains, Zakopane and the entire Podhale region. You will ride the funicular to the top of Mount Gubałówka and spend 1 hour here to admire commanding views of the Tatras and Zakopane.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Krupowki Street
You will visit the most popular street Krupówki, which is a peculiar market of the city and its central point. Krupówki street is crowded with tourists who visit shops and go to restaurants located along the street. On this street you can find many traditional highlander items to buy, such as clothes and souvenirs, but also to eat. You will have some free time to spend over here.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable shoes, accessories related to weather conditions (umbrella, hat, small backpack)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "This tour only runs on Wed and Sat so be aware of that when making plans." See review

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star-4
A great distraction outside of Krakow.
Lucas
, Jul 2021
I will admit that the Zakopane was a little bit more "touristy" than I expected, as in there is a lot of people. But it has its own charm, so I think I can give it a pass. You are given a few hours to do what you want, so I recommend having somewhat of a small itinerary ready. You have plenty of bars and food options to choose from. There is plenty of shopping, with a mall a bit up the main street. The town of Chochołów is a nice distraction, but not too exciting. It is interesting to see how the highlanders live in their small community.
star-5
Nice trip
Raymond_S
, Jul 2020
A nice guy picked us up with a lot of informations and teachings (to us Foreigners) . HIGHLY APPRECIATED by us.
star-5
Day trip to Zakopane
Karen L
, Nov 2019
Fantastic day trip. Our guide Jacek was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole day
star-5
akopane and Tatras Mtn
Charles K
, Oct 2019
Our guide was the best guide I have ever had on a Viator tour. She was polite, funny and knew what she was talking about. I apologize for not remembering her name but I will never forget the memorable tour.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
star-5
Excellent value for money
Pioneer49730174697
, Oct 2019
We booked this thinking it was just a ride to Zakopane and not much else. Our guide was Alexandra and she was excellent! She took us to this local sheep cheese maker and had lots of history and information on the area. She took us for a guided walk through the village and up to the top on the little tram and said “meet back at the station at 3” which was excellent because i had read on some reviews that guides go up and take groups straight back down. We had. About 2 hours of our own to explore. Definitely would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
star-4
Lovely town
dewdrop987
, Oct 2019
Zakopane is a lovely town and the buildings are amazing. We went on the funicular up mount Gubaloka and even though the Tatra mountains opposite were covered in clouds we had an amazing view over the valley and Zakopane itself.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback you have given after the tour. Regards, Cracow Tours Team.
star-5
Another Great Tour
Robert_O
, Aug 2019
This was a great tour. The drive was a bit long but the countryside amazing and the guide Krzysztof Ciacma was awesome. Some much knowledge and passion for the history of Poland, the changing country side, and the Polish culture.
star-5
Beautiful Scenery
Jackie_O
, Jul 2019
Lovely day - wouldn’t change anything- nice to have plenty of free time in Zakopane. Alexandra was an excellent guide
star-5
day out in the mountains
Larry_S
, Mar 2019
What a lovely relaxed day out with the most wonderful driver and guide.He was so informative and helpful to my wife who needed a small bit of assistance through some icy parts on our walk. Showed us around every area we stopped and really went out of his way to make this such an enjoyable trip.
star-5
Zakopane trip was excellent.
Andrew_P
, Oct 2018
Zakopane trip was excellent and we experienced a lot in the day. Our tour guide was superb and made the trip very enjoyable
star-5
Excellent tour all round. We were...
blacklabrador
, Oct 2018
Excellent tour all round. We were picked up in a coach and transported for 5 minutes to a more central meeting point, where we got on the mini bus for the tour Jacek Our guide was enthusiastic, engaging and full of life. I am guessing he has lead this tour many, many times before and yet he approached it as if it was all fresh information he was imparting for the 1st time, with his passion for the Polish dancers and their way of life really shining through. Zakopane is lovely, and the trip up the mountain to gaze upon the Tatra mountains was wonderful. There was snow on the rooftops and plenty of places to eat both at the top of the mountain and in Zakopane itself. Once you are up the mountains you are given free time to either stay up there, or descend and explore Zakopane. There is even a free Museum visit thrown in for those who fancy it.
star-5
Very Nice Place to Visit
Imran_K
, Oct 2018
I loved visiting Zakopane! I’m glad we chose to do this tour, I even got to ride a horse and hold a baby lamb!! We did not get to see the mountains though as it was too cloudy. This tour only runs on Wed and Sat so be aware of that when making plans. Also note that the tour guide will take you up the mountain and immediately bring you back down. DO NOT FOLLOW HIM DOWN. There is much more to do up above than there is down below!! S/he won’t let you see all the different booths and shops on the top. We read other reviews and were prepared ahead of time to say no to going back down. We only went back close to the end when it was time for the tour to be over and that was plenty of time to see what was at the bottom.
star-5
Price was very reasonable and so worth...
Amn
, Sep 2018
Price was very reasonable and so worth it. Hassle free tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour was amazing we saw lots of scenery and we were allowed ample time to explore by ourselves. Highly recommended!
star-5
Fantastic, guide was brilliant the...
Denise B
, Apr 2018
Fantastic, guide was brilliant the day was sooooo much fun would advise everyone that this trip was a must. Right from being picked up at our hotel until the end of the day it was great
star-3
Had a good day considering the...
Barbara C
, Mar 2018
Had a good day considering the weather was not too good, rained quite heavily some of the day, View of mountains was not too good because of the weather. I did clear up for a while when we were in zakopane we sat outside and had lunch which was really nice Best crumble ever with cream. Small pretty place. I am sure it wouldve been better had the weather been good. There was only 3 of us travelling on trip so were in a car. The driver was good he did take us around and was very helpful. As always it was well organised by Viator
star-5
Absolutely brilliant tour, all...
Annmarie L
, Feb 2018
Absolutely brilliant tour, all thanks to our guide, Jacek and driver, Marek. Nothing too much trouble. So much information and history etc from the guide. Very highly recommended thank you so much for a fabulous day
star-5
It was snowing in Zakopane and it...
Anthony M
, Feb 2018
It was snowing in Zakopane and it was magical. The tour guide was knowledgeable and I enjoyed the day.
star-4
I was expecting a coach trip, but it...
Bethan_J
, Feb 2018
I was expecting a coach trip, but it was just me and the tour guide! This made it a more personal tour, whereby I learned a lot more about Zakopane. The guide was very knowledgable and I had a great day out.
star-3
Andre, our guide, was lovely and...
Jayne_B
, Jan 2018
Andre, our guide, was lovely and very knowledgeable. The weather was glorious, so the views at the top of the funicular were breathtaking. I wish I had done what others in the group did, and stayed up there rather than following 'the tour' and going back down. Although then I wouldn't have seen the graveyard, which was very interesting. Zakopane itself is very pretty, but the crowds were horrendous, and completey ruined it for me. We were left to our own devices for about 3 hours, but there wasn't really that much to do other than wander up and down the main street with everyone else. I would much rather have either stayed at the top for longer although it was crowded there too, and spent less time in the town. Having said all that, its definitely worth going, just for the views.
star-4
Would highly recommend this tour...
Alison_W
, Jan 2018
Would highly recommend this tour. We had an brilliant day. The views from the top are stunning. It had recently snowed and was very cold but we were well wrapped up. There are lots of market stalls at the top and bottom of the mountain and many places to have some food or drink. We ate in Tunel pizza restaurant which was very good and reasonably priced. As we were there at the end of December it was very busy as there are many tourists visiting for skiing holidays. The traffic is very busy into Zakopane so my only wish would be that the tour left the hotels an hour earlier to allow more time for the visit. It was amazing!

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