Would you like to taste some real Polish folklore? Join us on a day tour to Zakopane! Explore the culture of Tatra’s Highlanders, a ride to the top of Mount Gubalowka, and taste some regional products.
We invite you to visit Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland located in the heart of picturesque Tatra Mountains. The city impresses visitors with its stunning nature, beautiful views and original folklore. In the 19th century Zakopane was a sleepy village inhabited by the Highlanders who, living for years in isolation, had created their own and unique culture. The special atmosphere and wild beauty of this place was discovered by Tytus Chalubinski, a doctor who started to send his patients there, appreciating the blessings of nature. In a short time, artists and the social elite pronounced Zakopane their favourite place in Poland where they rested, created their works of art and had love affairs…
Now the town is visited by countless tourists who, wanting to experience tradition, often complain about the “tacky face” of 21st-century Zakopane. Thus we decided to invite you to see “the winter capital of Poland” and its surroundings, which still expresses the charm of the past times and the beauty of unharmed nature.
- Visit to a place where one of the most unique cheese in the world is produced!
- Amazing views!
- Local folklore!
- Funicular ride to the top of Mount Gubalowka!
- Break in one of the most popular restaurants in the town!
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains is a perfect place to visit during all seasons. So join us and we will show you the winter capital of Poland!
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour?
All the places we visit are 100% owned and run by local residents, ensuring that the local community benefits from tourism in their city. Thus, any additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
Departure & Return
Our main meeting points in Krakow:
- Kiss and Ride Park / Dajwór 65, 31-052 Krakow
- Kiss and Ride Park / Dietla 91, 31-031 Krakow
- Reception desk at Holiday Inn Hotel / Wielopole 4, 31-072 Krakow
- Reception desk at Vienna House Andel’s Cracow / Pawia 3, 31-154 Krakow
- Kiss and Ride Park / Garbarska 2, 31-131 Krakow
- Reception desk at Radisson Blu Hotel, Straszewskiego 17, 31-101 Krakow
- Reception desk at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, Powiśle 7, 31-101 Krakow
We will pick you up from one of our main meeting points located in the centre of Kraków or your hotel reception.
Transfer to Zakopane (~2h)
During the journey your professional guide will tell you the history of Zakopane and you will also be able to listen to some folklore music specially prepared and selected by your guide.
Visiting a shepherd's shelter producing oscypek and a local artist in Chocholow (~1h)
You will visit a typical highlander shepherd's shelter, learn about the process of making the famous highlander cheese called oscypek and taste it. Then, in picturesque Chocholow, you will visit a local wood-carving artist.
Sightseeing in Zakopane (~3h)
You will start your tour by admiring the magnificent houses built in the Zakopane style. Then you will visit the picturesque church on Peksowe Brzysko with its magical cemetery. You will ride by funicular to the top of Gubalowka Mountain to admire the breath-taking view of the granite and limestone peaks of the Tatra Mountains. Then at the local market you will be able to buy some regional products made by highlanders. With your professional guide you will stroll along the famous Krupowki - Zakopane's main street with restaurants and shops selling local delicacies.
Lunch break at a local restaurant and your free time (~2h)
Your professional guide will recommend you a restaurant serving local delicacies.
This will be your free time, which you can use on your own.
Return to Krakow (~2h)
After an eventful day you will journey back to Krakow. You will be driven back to the place from where you were picked up for the tour.
- Services of a professional tour guide
- Transport services in air-conditioned vehicle
- Admission to the Church on Peksowe Brzysko with cemetery, Funicular ride
- Oscypek tasting
Price does not include
- Lunch break (approx. 50 PLN p.p.)
How to dress
As most of the tour is outdoors, please bring warm, rainproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and clothing to protect against excessive sun exposure (e.g. hat, cap, sunglasses).
Please wear comfortable waterproof footwear.
Take your ID if you are purchasing a discounted ticket.
Disabled people and families with children
The tour is not suitable for people with disabilities and is highly recommended for families with small children.
Payable on the spot
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