Krakow

Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

Krakow, Poland
Zakopane and Tatras Mountains Day Tour from Krakow

From $112.91

Select Date and Travelers

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

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

Overview

Explore Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports, and the Tatra Mountains on this day trip departing from Krakow. Escape the bustle of the city and head to the top of Mt Gubalówka on the funicular railway. Soak up incredible views from the peaks before discovering Zakopane’s traditional mountain architecture, shops, the Tatra Museum and more. Your day will conclude with transportation back to your Krakow hotel.
  • Day trip from Krakow to Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains
  • Visit Zakopane, winter sports capital of Poland
  • Ride the funicular to the top of Mt Gubalówka
  • Enjoy excellent views of the Tatras mountain peaks

What's Included

  • English - speaking driver
  • Transportation Krakow-Zakopane-Krakow
  • Gubałówka funicular ticket
  • Cheese tasting
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • plac Szczepański 8, 33-332 Kraków, Poland

    Please wait for the driver near the entrance to the building number 8 at Szczepanski Square. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: plac Szczepanski 8 (please wait for the driver next to the entrance to the building number 8), or selected hotels from Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels in Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 15–50 minutes before the tour departure time. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.

What To Expect

Begin your tour with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Accompanied by a local guide, head to the funicular railway for a scenic ride to the top of Mt Gubalówka. Soak up the views of the Tatra Mountains and take a brief walk around the peak.

Afterward, travel back down the funicular to Zakopane, Poland’s popular destination for winter sports. Follow your guide to see the old cottages of the mountaineers, enclosed by ash trees and blackened by the sun. Built by the Polish artist Witkacy, learn the history behind the wooden houses and churches as you explore.

Continue with a stroll along Krupówki, the bustling mall lined with restaurants, cafes and local shops, where you’ll pause to relax with some lunch.

Conclude your day trip with a visit to the Tatra Museum in Zakopane or a stop at the old wooden village of Chocholów before journeying back to Krakow.

Zakopane

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Gubalowka

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Krupowki Street

2 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable shoes, accessories related to weather conditions (umbrella, hat, small backpack)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travelers

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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Pioneer49730174697
We booked this thinking it was just a ride to Zakopane and not much else. Our guide was Alexandra and she was excellent! She took us to this local sheep cheese maker and had lots of history and information on the area. She took us for a guided walk through the village and up to the top on the little tram and said “meet back at the station at 3” which was excellent because i had read on some reviews that guides go up and take groups straight back down. We had. About 2 hours of our own to explore. Definitely would recommend.

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Driver ‘didn’t know’ about picking us up
Denise_D, Nov 2023
Was a great day out, in my dreams since we were never picked up and didn’t get to go. We were advised by Viator the night before (when I was worried about the booking that everything was fine) then in the morning when we were awaiting pick up I was advised again everything is fine but they have between 9am and 9:50am to pick you up. 10am came and went and we were still waiting. We were advised to contact tour provider if any issues, when we done this we were very kindly informed that the tour has already left and didn’t know why we weren’t picked up. On asking if someone could take us and even just refund the difference of what was missed we were advised this wasn’t going to happen. As an ‘apology’ by the tour guide (please note not Viator) we were offered a day trip to the zoo or a transfer to the airport the following day. Viator are still to actually acknowledge that this is partly their fault as it was through them that the trip was booked!! Be careful with who you are booking with if it is something you really want to experience on your trip
Interesting and full trip
James_E, Sep 2023
Great trip lots to do and see well organised by your operator value for money. Interesting to see old houses and customs and cheese sampling
Trip to zakopane
Millie_C, Sep 2023
Our tour guide Krystian was absolutely fantastic. He was so friendly and full of life it really made our trip. The trip in itself was incredible too. The views in zakopane were phenomenal and the thermal spa was lovely.
Great tour, highly recommend
JOANNE_M, Sep 2023
I toured with Thousand Miles via Viator to Zakopane on Sept 9th, my birthday. Magda and Marcin surprised me with a Thousand Miles tour company gift and birthday toast. This was an unexpected joy. Marcin navigated the road construction and heavy traffic with skill and MUCH patience. Magda was a fantastic guide, sharing so much information about the sights, culture, and foods of the area. I highly recommend this tour company and especially recommend Magda and Marcin.
We really enjoyed our...
Bailey_B, Aug 2023
We really enjoyed our experience! Our guide Monika was very thoughtful and attentive. We would recommend to others!
A wonderful tour thanks to a fantastic guide
Catherine_W, Jul 2023
The Zakopane Mountains and Hot Springs is a wonderful tour to do. The mountains are beautiful and the visit to the shepherd's hut was really special. However, what made this tour really fantastic was our driver, Monika. She is an absolute gem! She went above and beyond to ensure our comfort. She contacted our hotels ahead of time to remind us of our pick-up time and st the end of the day, she let us know 5 minutes ahead of time when we were coming up to our hotel for drop-off. She explained the schedule to us at certain points in the day so we knew what to expect, she was an excellent and safe driver, she surprised us with a snack for the ride home, and overall, she was very friendly, kind, and personable. Very hospitable. You could tell she really wanted us to have a great experience and that she enjoys working with her clients. A side note: my phone charger wasn't working (very inconvenient when travelling abroad) and when I mentioned this to Monika (because she sent us our funicular tickets through WhatsApp, so this was going to be difficult for me with a very low battery and no Wi-Fi), she went to the trouble of borrowing a charger from another guide so I could charge my phone AND she shared her Wi-Fi so I could download my ticket and get myself organized. Amazing!! It was so generous and kind of her to do this. Thank you, Monika, for being such a fantastic driver and guide! This tour was extra special because of you! :)
This trip was BEAUTIFUL....
Magdalena_L, Jul 2023
This trip was BEAUTIFUL. From stopping to try the cheese to taking Gubalowka up, to the views up top (breathtaking). Zakopane is beautiful 10/10. Eugene the driver was also great!!!
Fantastic.
Elsbeth_E, May 2023
Great day out to the Tatra Mountains.Mido our guide was absolutely fantastic. He contacted me the day before to arrange our pick up. He was punctual and really helpful and pleasant. I would recommend this trip. We were fortunate to have a sunny day which made it even more enjoyable
A good trip out of the...
Sheila_S, Apr 2023
A good trip out of the city - despite snowy, overcast weather. The highlights were the ride on the funicular, and swimming in the thermal baths.
The best day trip of our lives
Mia_D, Feb 2023
The best excursion we have ever been on. It was so beautiful and so much fun, worth every penny. Our tour guide as well was just so passionate about the mountains and Zakopene in general which was so lovely to see, his name was Marek and he made our trip even better. We will 100% be doing this again
Definitely worth doing while I’m krakow!
Olivia_F, Jan 2023
Definitely worth doing while visiting krakow, was one of our favourite days of the trip. Our guide Szczepan was very friendly and funny as well as informative, definitely made the experience more enjoyable!
A day in the mountains
Gwen_M, Dec 2022
Krystian our guide was amazing. So thoughtful and informative. The scenery was beautiful. Would definitely recommend.
Zakopana Tour November 2022
Saswati_B, Nov 2022
Hubert was so charming, helpful and sweet as our Tour Guide. The tour was well organized and gave plenty of time to do your own thing.
A great distraction outside of Krakow.
Lucas, Jul 2021
I will admit that the Zakopane was a little bit more "touristy" than I expected, as in there is a lot of people. But it has its own charm, so I think I can give it a pass. You are given a few hours to do what you want, so I recommend having somewhat of a small itinerary ready. You have plenty of bars and food options to choose from. There is plenty of shopping, with a mall a bit up the main street. The town of Chochołów is a nice distraction, but not too exciting. It is interesting to see how the highlanders live in their small community.
Nice trip
Raymond_S, Jul 2020
A nice guy picked us up with a lot of informations and teachings (to us Foreigners) . HIGHLY APPRECIATED by us.
Day trip to Zakopane
Karen L, Nov 2019
Fantastic day trip. Our guide Jacek was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole day
akopane and Tatras Mtn
Charles K, Oct 2019
Our guide was the best guide I have ever had on a Viator tour. She was polite, funny and knew what she was talking about. I apologize for not remembering her name but I will never forget the memorable tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
Excellent value for money
Pioneer49730174697, Oct 2019
We booked this thinking it was just a ride to Zakopane and not much else. Our guide was Alexandra and she was excellent! She took us to this local sheep cheese maker and had lots of history and information on the area. She took us for a guided walk through the village and up to the top on the little tram and said “meet back at the station at 3” which was excellent because i had read on some reviews that guides go up and take groups straight back down. We had. About 2 hours of our own to explore. Definitely would recommend.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Thank you for your feedback! We are looking forward to see you in Kraków again! Regards, Cracow Tours Team
Lovely town
dewdrop987, Oct 2019
Zakopane is a lovely town and the buildings are amazing. We went on the funicular up mount Gubaloka and even though the Tatra mountains opposite were covered in clouds we had an amazing view over the valley and Zakopane itself.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Dear Customer, We would like to thank you for the positive feedback you have given after the tour. Regards, Cracow Tours Team.
Another Great Tour
Robert_O, Aug 2019
This was a great tour. The drive was a bit long but the countryside amazing and the guide Krzysztof Ciacma was awesome. Some much knowledge and passion for the history of Poland, the changing country side, and the Polish culture.
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