Ojcow National Park: Full-Day Trip from Krakow
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 6 - 7 hours
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The trip in the Ojcow park started from the nature's beauty Grota Lokieta, followed by a hike downhill to the Gate rock formation. Once in the centre of the park we walked through the Ojcow village to the castle ruins. After a visit to the local museum, the last stop was at the Pieskowa Skala castle (grounds only, no inside). It was nice to get off the beaten path, away from all the crammed tourist attractions. An informative and friendly guide came pick us up at the hotel and we ended up having a private tour as there were no other tourists willing to do this experience on that day. Only negative point, it is advertised as a "full day trip" and you need to read the description to realise it is only meant to last 7 hours, but then in practice after 6 hours we were already back at the hotel so it felt closer to a half day really.
We arrived in Poland hours before it was announced that the country shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic. All cultural institutions had already been confirmed to close and we were worried what we would be able to still do whilst in the country. I found this tour and it absolutely saved our weekend. The tour company were informative and helpful and the guide went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and to show us as much of the Tetra Mountain park as he possibly could, particularly in the face of closures and quarantines. The efforts he went through to make us comfortable and find us somewhere that would still serve us lunch was commendable and I would absolutely recommend this operator to anybody else travelling to the region.
We enjoyed it! Was kind of like a private tour because it was only two of us joining the tour + the driver haha And the driver is so friendly too. Gubalowka mountain and zakopane were indeed beautiful. Was given 3 free hours so I played snowmobile up there, And took a horse drawn sleigh haha , took a lot of nice picture and enjoyed a breathtaking view from up there was really unforgettable. Had lunch with a view of snowy mountains felt surreal . But 3 hours obviously not enough, we wanted more free time up there please
Patrick is a great, knowledgeable and considerate guide. Many shops etc were closed due to the Corona measures but that’s not up to the tour organizers of course (maybe some research before would have helped though).
Phillip was great. We were not interested in commercialized areas and souvenir shops. So, he focused on the nature and traditions of the area. We had great educational conversations regarding Poland.