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  • Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    1. Dunajec River Gorge and Zakopane: Full-Day Trip from Krakow

    Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch at your own expense after rafting. Continue to Zakopane to ride a rail car to admire the Tatra Mountains from the peak of Gubalowka.

    Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

  • From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

    2. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

    Start your trip directly from your accommodation. Then, travel from Krakow to discover the natural beauty of Pieniny National Park, located in the south of Poland, near the Slovak border. Enjoy the tour around the picturesque area of Pieniny surrounded by the mountains and thick forests. Learn more about well-preserved ecosystems composed of rare species of flora and fauna. Check out the greatest tourist attraction the National Park has to offer and go rafting on The Dunajec River Gorge. This activity has been organized since the early 19th century. During the two-and-a-half hours, you will be able to observe impressive limestone rocks and mountain peaks. Being on the small wooden raft do not forget to take great pictures of the river which meanders through the valley. At the end of the rafting reach the charming resort town of Szczawnica, 20 kilometers downstream.  If you select an ...

    Excellent experience and superb guide. Pawel was extremely nice and caring and always ensuring we were having a good time! Our satisfaction and wellbeing was his top priority and left us without words with his kindness and excellent service. Could not recommend him enough!! Both rafting and thermal baths were really nice and we had a great time.

  • From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting

    3. From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting

    Going rafting down the Dunajec river is one of the most beloved and classic tourist attractions in all of Poland. The tour begins at 9:00am from the center of Krakow, or from your place of accommodation in the city. After about 2 hours, you will reach the boating center, where you will board a traditional wooden watercraft, operated by a river guide in customary regional dress. This stunningly scenic water route will gently take you 15 kilometers downstream, underneath legendary mountain peaks and alongside thick woodlands and winding nature paths. You may even spot some curious local wildlife along the way! After the exhilarating ride, there is a break for lunch in the pretty little resort town of Szczawnica. On the way back to Krakow, you will visit a cherished fifteenth century church that’s inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in Dębno Podhalańskie, it’s dedicated ...

    Not only was the landscape worth it, but Mateusz, our driver, was an excellent companion during the trip. My sister and I truly enjoyed the ride south, the Church (which is simply impressive), and the main attraction of the day, rafting along Dunajec River. We hope to come again some time in the future.

  • From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

    4. From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

    Raft down the Dunajec on traditional raftsman boats to explore the Pieniny National Park from a unique perspective. Enhance your experience by upgrading to options that include a visit to Niedzica Castle or the Palenica cable car for stunning views of the Pieniny Mountains. Get picked up from hotel and travel and drive for 2 hours on an air-conditioned car to the Pieniny National Park. Begin your rafting adventure in the raftsman harbor in Sromowce and set sail on a river journey lasting about 2.25 hours.  See the diverse wildlife along the river route, which runs along a neutral border band between Poland and Slovakia. Look up to admire the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains. After your river journey, your driver pick will be waiting for you, and, if you desire, you will have the opportunity to visit this charming town of Szczawnica and try the local cuisine.

  • Dunajec River Full-Day River Rafting Tour from Krakow

    5. Dunajec River Full-Day River Rafting Tour from Krakow

    Raft down the Dunajec River through the Pieniny Gorge and along the Polish-Slovak border, and experience one of the greatest tourist attractions in Poland. Following a hotel pick-up and transfer from Krakow, stop en route to Dunajec at Debno, and visit a unique and charming wooden church that dates back to the 16th century. Continue to the Dunajec River to enjoy a rafting expedition on traditional wooden rafts. Glide gently below the towering cliffs, and marvel at the limestone rock formations of the gorge, enhanced by the picturesque mountain scenery and surrounding national forest. Animated river guides will bring the pristine and wild environment to life as you set off from the raft wharf at Sromowce Nizne. Cruise for approximately 15 kilometers to Szczawnica, enjoying about 2-3 hours on the boat, depending on the water level of the river. While aboard the raft, enjoy excellent vie...

    It was good. Would have been greatly improved for me with English speakers on the raft.

  • From Krakow: Pontoon Rafting and Thermal Baths Experience

    6. From Krakow: Pontoon Rafting and Thermal Baths Experience

    Break from the crowded city and go for an exciting rafting trip down the Dunajec and take it easy at the Chocholowska Baths. Experience Poland's stunning nature during both activities. Raft along the beautiful Dunajec River, one of Poland's greatest and most breathtaking scenic attractions. The pontoon rafts pass through Pieniny Gorge with its towering cliffs and limestone formations amidst forests and mountains. During your rafting experience, you will be active, but amongst nature and stunning mountain views. Relax at the popular Chocholowska Baths. Unwind in one of the 8 thermal pools and soak up the benefits of the water's rich minerals, including sulfur, calcium, and magnesium. Marvel at views of the sprawling mountain landscape as you let the stresses of everyday life melt away. There’s plenty of fun to be had at the baths too, including water basketball, waterfalls, water walls...

  • From Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge Rafting Tour

    7. From Krakow: Dunajec River Gorge Rafting Tour

    Float leisurely along the Dunajec River in an authentic wooden punt, surrounded by mighty limestone cliffs and towering green vegetation. Heading to the river from Krakow, this tour gives you a chance to admire some of the most amazing scenery in the Polish highlands. Begin your rafting trip at Sromowce Wyżne and end 18 km later in Szczawnica, a charming small town with a cozy atmosphere. Feel safe rafting alongside highly experienced guides that will ensure you have a smooth ride and will keep you informed about the sights you see as well as the history of the trips, which go back to the 1840s.

    Voyage down the winding Dunajec and take in breathtaking views of mighty limestone cliffs plunging into the water as well as stunning native vegetation, both protected by the second oldest international national park in the world. While heading down the river, there will also ...

  • Krakow: Dunajec Rafting, Treetop Walk & Thermal Baths Tour

    8. Krakow: Dunajec Rafting, Treetop Walk & Thermal Baths Tour

    Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops. Travel from Krakow to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 10 km from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk uphill for 30-40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18-24 meters high. Feel on top of the world on the wooden walkway, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches for over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops in the Bachledova Valley forest.  Admire the breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains. In good weather, you can see all the way to the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains, the Three Crowns Massif. Then, travel back into Poland for an exciting rafting expedition down the Dunajec River, which winds through forests and majestic mountains. Your traditional woode...

  • Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

    9. Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

    Travel from Krakow to the Dunajec River Gorge and Tatra Mountains, the most picturesque tourist attractions in southern Poland, on a 12-hour excursion. Marvel at the beauty of the gorge, featured on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in Poland. Wooden raft trips have been offered since the early 19th century, when customers were guests of the nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. Your raft trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyżne-Kąty and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 kilometers downstream. Enjoy a restaurant lunch to refuel after rafting. Continue on to Bachledova Valley in Slovakia to walk the 1234-meter-long Bachledka Treetop Trail, situated up to 24 meters above the ground and with a 32-meter high observation tower in the heart of majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. Discover the unique nature of the Belianske Tatras to learn about many animals and pla...

  • Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

    10. Dunajec River Rafting - Private Tour from Krakow

    The Dunajec River Gorge, the narrow valley of 9 kilometres length, is featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. While floating down the Dunajec, you can explore the biggest attractions of Pieniny National Park, including limestone cliffs ranging between 300m and 500m in height, and a rich flora and fauna. Since almost 160 years, rafting on this river has been organized by locals for tourists, in the past mainly for guest of nearby castles. Today it is one of the most exciting experiences you can have in the area, providing fun and excitement for those young and old. Before getting on the raft, your guide will take you to Debno to see one of the oldest churches in Poland. On your way, you will also stop in Niedzica to admire the medieval castle, situated picturesquely on the shore of lake. The main attraction of the day – rafting on River Dunajec – will take around 2.5 hours and...

    I have booked the private tour for myself, my son and husband (my son being adult) and we enjoyed it a lot, having a driver makes the experience a lot more enjoyable rather then stressing where to go or park and figure out timing etc. Our driver Patrick was very intelligent and professional young man, highly recommended. As a procession I would just ask to pay attention to cost of the trip, as the price is not what you see as advertisement, specifically when reviewing in zloty but paying in dollars, totals are tripled.

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What people are saying about Dunajec River

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 114 reviews

We were very enthusiastic about the tour with Rafał, he picked us up at the hotel on time and the journey began. He showed us a lot and explained a lot. What you should know, however, is that it is best to take a seat cushion with you for the trip on the Danube, the trip takes a little longer than 2 hours and the seat is uncomfortably hard. But it was very worth it.

Excellent experience and superb guide. Pawel was extremely nice and caring and always ensuring we were having a good time! Our satisfaction and wellbeing was his top priority and left us without words with his kindness and excellent service. Could not recommend him enough!! Both rafting and thermal baths were really nice and we had a great time.

Not only was the landscape worth it, but Mateusz, our driver, was an excellent companion during the trip. My sister and I truly enjoyed the ride south, the Church (which is simply impressive), and the main attraction of the day, rafting along Dunajec River. We hope to come again some time in the future.

Well organized trip. First stop was rafting with a nice scenery. Second we had the option to go to the tree top walk and then we went to Zakopane with a very nice view.

It was good. Would have been greatly improved for me with English speakers on the raft.