Full-Day Trip to Zakopane from Krakow
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Full-Day Trip to Zakopane from Krakow
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Full-Day Trip to Zakopane from Krakow

1 day
Full Day
About this activity
After approximately a 2-hour bus drive (with a short break after 1 hour), we will stop in the village of Chochołów, where you will have time to admire the wooden houses from the 19th century made without using a single nail. If we are lucky, we can also visit the workshop of a local artist.

From Chochołów, we will head next to Zakopane. Leaving the bus in the city center, we will walk for a few minutes along one of main streets of the city to Villa Koliba, the Museum of Architecture Style of Zakopane. After a 1-hour visit at the museum, we will go to see the oldest wooden church in Zakopane and the ancient cemetery. Assisted by our guide, we will then take a funicular ride up Gubałówka Hill. If the weather is good, you can admire a wonderful view of the Tatry Mountains.

Next, we will go on a 20-minute walk through Butorowy Rib to take a chairlift to return down to Zakopane. After a 1.5-hour break for lunch and shopping on Krupówki, a commercial street in Zakopane, we will get back on the bus and go see the ski jump, one of the most popular places for winter sports in Poland. We will then end the tour with seeing the wooden Jaszczurówka Chapel.
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  • Transportation by bus
  • Lunch voucher (can be used any day during your stay in a local restaurant in Krakow)
  • Funicular ride to Gubałówka
  • Chairlift ride from Butorowy Rib
  • English-speaking guide
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Christine S
5 | 2017-10-06

Great tour and worth doing if you have a day spare in Krakow. Marta was a thoughtful, considerate guide with heaps of information. The day was over-caste and windy but we still managed some outstanding views and found Zakopane an interesting town to spend some relaxing time. The tour company provided all it promised. We were probably lucky that it was the end of the tourist season so it was only two of us which made it more like a private tour.

2 | 2017-08-17

My husband and I always book different excursions and tours to view and experience different parts of the country or city that we are visiting. This by far was the worst! First of all, no one confirmed the pick up time the day before and I had to reach out to viator who kindly confirmed the information with the tour company. We were supposed to be picked up at 8:30, but we weren't picked up until 9 am. No one bothered to call and Inform us of the delay. The hotel had to reach out to them. Also, We booked an English tour, however when we were picked up we found out that it was an English/Spanish tour. This meant that every time the English speaking tour guide spoke, the Spanish speaking guide would repeat the information in Spanish. This may not seem like a big deal, but when there are 40 Spanish speaking visitors and only 9 English speaking it is as the other visitors would converse during the part that was not in their language. It is a long ride, about two hours, and about half way through we stopped at a gas station for a break. A gas station with 2 bathrooms. 2 bathrooms for about 50 people. Here we wasted over 20 minutes. Once we got back on the bus we sat in traffic at a complete stand still for 30 minutes. Traffic is obviously not their fault, however they mentioned that they know there was construction, so why make a stop at a gas station and waste time when you knew we'd be delayed. Also I overheard the guide telling someone in town that the driver didn't want to go a different way even though he knew of the construction. Our first stop was Chocholow, which was beautiful but we were rushed through it. We walked down a street, looked at some houses, walked into an artist's shop, looked around, bought a souvenir, and walked back on the bus. If you do decide to go on this your against my recommendation, purchase any wood items you want there as they are beautiful and unique. After that we got into Zakopane. We were given an hour and a half for lunch and shopping. This is not nearly enough time. We later went to the top where we saw a beautiful view but we were rushed as we were only given 15 minutes. Finally we took a ski lift down and walked to the bus. The bus was hot when we got on and since it was a very hot day I didn't understand why the driver wouldn't cool the bus down a bit since he knew a lot of people were about to get on. Lastly, we had to wait quite a while for 3 women who went off somewhere. All in all, Zakopane is beautiful and I'm glad I got to see it, however I wish I saw it with a different tour and guide. There are too many people on this tour and like I mentioned earlier there were two different groups on board. There was a lot of wasted time and we spend more time on the bus than in Zakopane.

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