Krakow

Krakow: Zakopane Tour + Funicular + Cheese Testing (Hotel Pickup)

Krakow, Poland
ZAKOPANE and Polish Mountains Private Tour
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From $85.64

Price varies by group size

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Zakopane sits at the foot of the Tatra Mountains and is known as Poland’s “Winter Capital”. With this tour, avoid the hassle of waiting for a local bus service, and get to Zakopane directly from your hotel in a private vehicle. Once you have arrived, see the city’s main street— Krupówki, go for a cable car ride up ​​Gubałówka hill, see a ski jumping hill, and visit a wooden village where a local delicacy—“oscypek” sheep’s cheese is made.
  • Swap busy Krakow for a visit to Zakopane and the Polish countryside
  • Avoid crowded public transport and enjoy a stress-free private transfer
  • No need to wait in ticket lines—cable car admission is included
  • Try a local specialty—smoked sheep’s cheese made in wooden huts

What's Included

  • Round-trip door-to-door transfers from Krakow
  • Helpful English speaking guide
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Ticket to top of the mountain by funicular
  • Testing of smoked cheese and polish vodka
  • Visit to the old wooden village of Chocholow
  • Lunch

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

Pickup directly from your selected hotel or apartment in Krakow (or the nearest location if vehicle access is prohibited or difficult). The day before the tour, after collecting all addresses from the other tour participants, you will receive the exact pickup time. After the tour you will be taken back to the same place in Krakow.

What To Expect

Krakow (Pass By)

Zakopane (Pass By)

Zywy skansen - Historyczna zabudowa Chocholowa

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Chocholow

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Krupowki Street

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Gubalowka

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Tatras Mountains (Tatry)

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Kaplica pw. Najświętszego Serca Pana Jezusa w Jaszczurówce

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Wielka Krokiew - Ski Jumping Hill

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Krakow (Pass By)

Cracow Top Tours (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by Cracow Top Tours

Cancellation Policy

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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Valerie_G
We loved seeing the little village with the church and learning the history of it. And the shepherds hut where they smoked the cheese. Also the funicular lift to the top of the mountains was amazing. The tour guide was excellent.

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Fun excursions outside Krakow
Nathan_W, Apr 2024
Lots of cute stops in and around Zakopane. Lovely wooden homes and oh! The Cheese! Delicious experience different to Krakow. Great tour but would recommend in winter or summer to enjoy the mountains better. You get three hours to explore city life. Overall a great experience with lots of free time to explore the town, this tour does not go into the mountains - great for young and old.
Don’t bother.
John_L, Apr 2024
Late pickup, then waited in a car park for more people. Weren’t kept informed what was happening, guide was constantly on her phone. Places visited were mostly closed with nothing of interest to see. Felt it was a complete waste of a day. Very disappointed.
A cultural day with plenty to see
Julie_W, Apr 2024
A very well-organised trip to Zakopane with Mateusz. Super communication throughout and a friendly and helpful guide. We visited several sites including the ski jump, shepherd’s hut for cheese and vodka tasting, the UNESCO village of Chochołów, a wooden church, Zakopane itself and a very foggy mountain stop. It was a fabulous visit and a wonderful guide. Thank you.
Our Zakopane Tour Experience!
Jessica_P, Apr 2024
This tour was honestly the highlight of our trip to Krakow. Maja was our guide and she was wonderful. She was full of knowledge and recommendations on where to go / how to spend our free time and her main priority was that we enjoyed ourselves and got everything we could out of the day. She kept in constant contact with us both the day before the trip to confirm everything and the day of to make sure we knew the timetables and meeting points etc. She was very friendly and approachable and we couldn’t have asked for a better guide! The sights were incredible. There was so much to see and do and plenty of time to do it. It never felt rushed or like we didn’t have time to get round everything. We definitely got to take our time and take everything in and enjoy it. There’s something for everyone and honestly I would do it again tomorrow if I could. I would 100% recommend this trip and, if you do end up booking it, please give the antigravity slide a try!
5*****
Jaquie_R, Apr 2024
Absolutely fantastic tour our guide Mickiel was brilliant took time to explain everything in detail one to one conversation everything ran so smoothly highly recommended
Great trip
Luke_H, Apr 2024
Enjoyed myself on this tour. Personalised small group with door to door pick up. Driver/guide was on time and very helpful.
Great guide
Julie_M, Apr 2024
Our guide Dave was very informative throughout our trip. Found it amazing how the wooded houses can be demolished and moved. A bi like Lego
Packed itinerary trip with stunning views and culture
Samuel_T, Mar 2024
Probably our favourite tour of our trip. It was a full day starting at 9am and finishing back at our hotel at 6pm. Only a small group of 12 or so and well looked after by our guide Maja. Beautiful part of the country, in the mountains with stunning views and culture. Would be perfection in snowy season but we knew this anyway. Information given was good and with a smile. Would have given it 5/5 stars but a couple of the stops were a tad rushed. Would highly recommend otherwise. :)
Great day trip in Zakopane
Luke_E, Mar 2024
We very much enjoyed our trip to Zakopane and a special thank you to our driver Artur. Everything was well organised and punctual. We had a fair amount of free time in Zakopane to explore the town and funicular in our own time. I liked the fact that it was only a small group (8 in total) and the van was modern and comfortable. We also appreciated that we stopped once on the way there and once on the way back for a toilet break
Zakopane day trip
Raj_T, Mar 2024
It was amazing to learn about the wooden houses and the people who live in the villages. Tasting sheep cheese and the views from the Tartar mountains are incredible.
An amazing experience to look at at a true poland
Valerie_G, Mar 2024
We loved seeing the little village with the church and learning the history of it. And the shepherds hut where they smoked the cheese. Also the funicular lift to the top of the mountains was amazing. The tour guide was excellent.
Zakopane
bubblymp, Mar 2024
Had a trip to Zakopane today and despite the rain it was amazing … such a beautiful place. Our tour guide Matthew (Mateusz) was brilliant very friendly and accommodating and had excellent knowledge of the area the stop at the smoke cheese hut for cheese tasting and vodka was perfect…would highly recommend this trip (and your guide) 5*
Wonderful
Stephanie_C, Mar 2024
A great day out with our driver Artur. We saw some great sights & attractions. Zakoplane is a lovely place to visit.
What a trip and big thanks to Matthew!!!
Leanne_O, Feb 2024
What a trip!!! Would definitely recommend this day trip for anyone visiting krakow… it was great from start to finish. Pick up was on time, no waiting around and the transport was very comfortable… the entire day was very well organised and there was enough time given at each stop to see and do whatever people wished to do… a special mention for the tour guide Matthew who was extremely informative and very helpful….nothing was too much for him, he was very professional but also made the trip very enjoyable. Thanks a million for a great day, would definitely recommend it
Fantastic day!
Sally_J, Feb 2024
This was a great day out. Really well organised and great at arranging pick up ect. Guide was really good.
A memorable trip to Zakopane
KaLun_L, Feb 2024
I really enjoyed this trip and felt that I had plenty of time to explore the town + funicular. Our driver and guide Kamil is very knowledgeable, professional and passionate. The organisation of the trip was excellent. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who would like to explore more of Zakopane in place of the thermae.
A real gem of a day trip!!
Simon_C, Feb 2024
Firstly, the 'guide' was absolutely excellent. He turned up on time to pick us up and gave great information throughout the day. I have to say the whole day from beginning to end was absolutely amazing. I liked the fact that the group was small - only 8 of us (four couples) and we travelled in a small people carrier/mini bus. Much nicer than being part of a larger group or on a large coach. Timings were excellent, the day wasn't rushed and we were given 3 hours of free time at the main destination of Zakopane, which was the minimum needed really as so much to see and do. Zakopane was just off the scale good! What an amazing place and the view of the mountains from the top of the cable car was just jaw dropping. Considering this trip was effectively £50 per person, it really was excellent value for money. We were picked up around 9am and arrived back at our accommodation at around 6pm, so that was perfect for a day trip. I highly recommend this trip!
Really nice guide, very easy day
Stephen_W, Jan 2024
The guide, Kamil, was great. Really informative and very nice. The day was well organised and the pickup from the hotel was very easy.
Winter wonderland
Kelly_D, Jan 2024
It rarely snows in my part of the UK so was a real treat that it snowed all day. The driver and our guide were fantastic, friendly and very knowledgeable. Safe driving in the conditions. The cheese tasting was lovely and the vodka. I'd do this trip again
Fantastic trip
Dina_H, Jan 2024
Brilliant from start to finish. Picked up promptly and were well informed throughout the trip of what to expect and where we were heading next. Tour guide was great and very informative. Brill day all in all.
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