Explore the Tatra Mountains with a Polish guide
Zakopane is located picturesquely at the foot of the Tatra Mountains which are called miniature Alps. The Tatras are the highest part of the Carpathian mountain range, and for centuries they were Poland's natural border in the south. Arriving in Poland by air, the granite peaks rear up out of the clouds, slashing the skies like the claws of some mythic beast. The Tatras cover some 85 square kilometres, three quarters of which lie in Slovakia. The highest Polish peak is Mount Rysy, which rises to 2499 meters (about 8200 feet) above sea level. However, the most distinctive peak is Giewont, which is known affectionately as the 'Sleeping Knight'. It is indeed a paradise for skiers, climbers and heavy drinkers.
- Transfer by car from your Krakow hotel to Zakopane (about 2 hours)
- Guided tour in Zakopane (by car): the most beautiful wooden buildings and churches in Zakopane style architecture (the famous chapel in Jaszczurowka), the panorama of Zakopane from Cyrhla Hill, the natural ski jump
- Free time for shopping at the local market (leather shoes, furs, local food like smoked sheep's cheese, etc) and a stroll along a well known Krupówki promenade
- Transfer by car back to Cracow.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up from your hotel in Krakow.
End location: I will drop you to your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
By comfortable car or van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 PLZ - Entrace fee for cable car trip to the summit of Gubalowka Mount and museum.
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Krakow is lovely -- but having the opportunity to get out of the city and into the countryside is a wonderful way to see and experience more of the charm and beauty of Poland. The stop to see the old wooden houses, as well as the older churches, unique cemetery, and the loveliness of the mountains and farmland was a wonderful experience. Marta was a great guide (and driver!).