Tatra mountains and Zakopane Tour
What is included in Tatra Mountains and Zakopane tour from Krakow
- Instant confirmation
After the completion of the payment, you get an instant confirmation of your reservation. The details of Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Tour and contact information will be sent to you via e-mail.
- Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz van or limousine
The high-quality air-conditioned vehicles are provided for our clients to ensure their comfort during Krakow to Zakopane transfer and the way back.
- English-speaking driver
Our friendly English-speaking driver will accompany you during the duration of the drive from Krakow to Zakopane.
- Transport insurance & all fees
The prices of the tour include transport insurance and VAT.
- Flexible pick up time
You can choose the pickup time most convenient for you. However, Zakopane and Tatra Mountains trips should start before noon due to their duration.
Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Tour from Krakow Packages
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains trips Private
the most comfortable option with full service.
- Only 150 euro per person
- • 8 h duration time
- • Transportation by Mercedes-Benz van or limousine
- • Private executive vehicle only for you or your friends/family, 8 people at maximum
- • Door-to-door pickup
- • Drop off at any place of your choosing
- • Personal attention of a fluent English-speaking driver
- • The shortest time of the transfer due to the lack of pickups
- • Insurance
- • High customisation of a trip
Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Tour from Krakow
Zakopane in Poland
Zakopane is a cosy town situated south from Krakow directly near the Tatra Mountains. Because of its location, Zakopane has become the centre of mountain tourism and winter sports in Poland.
Each year thousands of tourists come here to admire the beautiful views of peaks of Tatra Mountains in Poland. Zakopane is a central location of most of the hiking routes in Polish mountains in the south. It is situated around 100 km south from Krakow, which makes it a famous destination for a day or two-days trips.
Zakopane is a place of unique culture and style. Over centuries Highlanders were not so influenced by general cultural tendencies, prevalent in Poland. Moreover, their unique position and location allowed the mixing of traditions of several ethnic groups, including Slovaks.
The region is also mind-bogglingly famous for a special kind of cheese, produced only in this region. This traditional smoked sheep cheese is called oscypek and usually is served with cranberry jam.
Krakow to Zakopane
You will get a door-to-door pickup from any place within the city limits. You are also to choose the departure time. However, the start of Krakow to Zakopane transfer should be before noon due to the long duration of the Zakopane and Tatra Mountains tour. The drive to Zakopane will take around 1,5-2 hours, depending on the traffic. You will arrive close to the city centre.
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains trips are highly customised. You will get a presentation of the most famous sites at Zakopane town and nearby. Then you decide how you wish to spend your time. You can visit Gubałówka peak by foot or cable car; go relax at a thermal spa complex; have a walking sightseeing tour around the town to admire the unique architectural style and visit some museums; get a cuisine tour and taste highlander dishes and cheese; and more.
With the driver, you will establish the exact pickup time at Zakopane. Then you will get the direct drive back to Krakow and will be dropped off at the chosen location.
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains tour - Our Regulations
- If you cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the activity you will get a full refund
- If you cancel within 24 hours of the activity or you do not show up for the tour - no refund is due
- Please arrive at the designated pick-up point minimum 5 minutes before the departure time
- Minor delays (circa 20 minutes) are possible due to traffic conditions
- Pickup from hotels located in Old Town or Kazimierz might include about 5 minute walk to the bus
- In case of any issues, you can always ask our Tour Leader for help or call our Support Center (the number will be on the sticker that you get before the tour)
Tatra mountains and Zakopane Tour - FAQ
- How long is Zakopane and Tatra Mountains tour?
8 hours. This includes the drive from Krakow to Zakopane and back and around 5 hours in the city.
- Will I get a guided tour?
This option does not include the guided tour. However, the driver will make an introduction of the town and show you crucial locations. Also, you can get a conducted tour for an extra payment.
- What should I wear?
The temperature in the mountains is always a bit cooler that in the valley. Check the forecast and dress appropriately. Also wear comfortable shoes and take warm clothes (even if it’s summer) and a raincoat or an umbrella because the weather here can change rapidly.
- Where is the pickup point?
We provide a door-to-door pickup and drop off. You can choose any location within the city limits.
We offer the lowest prices at the premium tours market.
Door 2 door
Get picked up and dropped off at chosen locations.
We have 24/7 online service and call centre available.
No hidden fees
All of the payments are included in the final tour price.
We offer luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
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Tatra Mountains and Zakopane Tour from Krakow - Zakopane attractions
Zakopane and its surroundings are "must see" of Polish Tatra mountains. The city is surrounded by the most beautiful mountain trails, which are accessible even if you are not an experienced hiker. However, the availability makes them really popular. During the peak season, even thousands of tourists visit those places per day.
Zakopane lies in the valley between the Tatra Mountains and Gubałówka peak. It is famous for its beautiful mountain views, wild nature, clean air, and numerous hot springs. What is more, Zakopane functions as a start for numerous hiking paths of different levels of difficulty and is a crucial place of Polish mountains.
Zakopane is suitable for a visit in summer and winter equally. Each season creates a unique atmosphere in the town and allows to see it form the different, new perspective. In summer it offers numerous hiking paths and possibilities of sightseeing. It is a time for long active walks. In winter it turns into the capital of skiing and ski jumping. Moreover, a visit to a thermal spa complex on a cold, snowy day may be a pleasurable experience.
Krakow Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Tour - Highlights of Zakopane:
- Wooden village built in original Zakopane folk architecture
- Regional food, especially famous smocked goat cheese (oscypek)
- Krupówka street
- Gubałówka peak
- View on Tatra mountains
- Ski jumps
Zakopane and Tatra Mountains trips - General Information
Zakopane is a popular destination during both summer and winter seasons, serving as a hub for those who wish to go to explore the Polish mountains or do some skiing or snowboarding. But apart from being just the starting point for the activities, Zakopane can offer you several options to make a day of it.
During Zakopane and Tatra Mountains tour, pay close attention to the architecture. Zakopane is one of the best expositions of the Podhale Highlander architecture style as well as a cradle of the Zakopane style. Sometimes those two styles are confused. Podhale highlander style is prevalent and, one can say "typical" for the mountainous regions. You can see the examples of this style not only in Zakopane but also in other villages or towns. The trademarks of this style are pointed roofs. And Zakopane style is a name for the architecture created by Witkiewicz in the end of 19th century (that's why this style is sometimes called Witkiewicz Style). The style did not get round. Occurrences of its architecture can be found only in Zakopane. It's worth to take a walk down the Koscieliska street to Villa Koliba, where the Museum of Zakopane Style, which is one of the main attractions in Zakopane, is placed. Villa Ornak is another illustration of Zakopane Style. Nowadays it performs the functions of both being a museum and a hotel, where it is possible to stay a night in the room furnished with the furniture which is over 100 years old.
Other from just architecture, Zakopane is full of the folk highlander culture which creates the unique spirit there. There are numerous atmospheric cafes and restaurants where you can eat local food. Also, the sights are breathtaking. The climate in summer there has a positive impact on the diseases of the respiratory tract.
Other highlights of Zakopane are its thermal waters. In the area of Zakopane and nearby towns, there is the highest number of hot springs in Poland. Thermal waters are used in the local swimming pools and waterparks. These waters are high in minerals and in elements that have a soothing impact on the skin and are good for health and relaxation. The participants of Zakopane and Tatra mountains trips can visit one of the waterparks and unwind while lying in the warm water.
Tatra mountains and massifs surround Zakopane. One of the most famous peaks is Gubałówka, which is an 1129 m above the sea level high. You can get there by feet from Krupówki – the main street in Zakopane. It is popular because of a nice panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. From the peak, you can also admire Zakopane town spread in the valley. Though the trail up is not long – it takes about an hour – it can be quite challenging and tiring. There is also an option to get here by a cable car. From Gubałówka you can take a walk to the nearby placed summits, as Butowy Wierch (red trail, around 15 minutes). Also, you can Witów village (2 hours), which is one of the best-preserved villages in the south of Poland. If you want to have a look at Podhale highlander architecture, you should visit it.
Another highly recognisable sight is Giewont. It is a mountain massif of the length 2,7 km and height 1894 m above the sea level. Giewont is the most easily spotted massif visible from Zakopane, the shape of it resembles a man lying on his back. That's why this mountain range sometimes is called "The Sleeping Knight". Local people can tell you the legend about the knight who was cursed but is supposed to wake up to protect Poland if the country is in danger.
Tatra Mountains and Zakopane tour from Krakow - Useful information
Please bear in mind that the temperatures in the mountains are always lower. And if in summer this allows you to escape the head, during spring and autumn seasons this means that you probably should take a coat instead of a sweater.
Note that the price of the Zakopane and Tatra Mountains tour does not include any entrance fees.
If you are a little bit lost about what to do in Zakopane, the standard itinerary here is:
- Visiting Krupówki street
- Attending a local market
- Visiting Ski Jumps Hill
- Ride in a cable car to Gubałówka to admire the view
- Visiting Villa Koliba and Villa Ornak Museums
As an alternative, you can take a walk to Gubałówka instead of a cable car. You can take one of the mountains trails. From Gubałówka you can visit Butowy Wierch peak or Witów village.
In winter you can visit one of the ski slopes.
As an alternative to active leisure, you can relax in one of the numerous thermal spa complexes.