Pieniny National Park

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Pieniny National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    1. From Krakow: Slovakia Treetop Walk, Zakopane & Thermal Spa

    After pick-up at your Krakow hotel, you will be driven for 2 hours to the 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, the trail is in the heart of the majestic forests of the Pieniny National Park. View the Belianske Tatras and learn about the animals and plants that are unique to the area. Have lunch in Zakopane, then walk down Krupowki and enjoy the unique ambiance at the heart of the Tatra Mountains. Finish your day on a relaxing note and plunge into the hot springs in Chochołow Thermal Spa, before driving back to Krakow.

    This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

  • From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

    2. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Tour of Zakopane

    Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before exploring the popular holiday town of Zakopane. 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 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the dista...

    Very enjoyable day out and great way to see more of the Tatra Mountains. Journey was not difficult or long from Krakow and driver/guide was very accommodating and helpful as and when we needed. Plenty of time to enjoy the treetop walk although if we had walked up instead of taking the cable car this might have been tight. Recommend doing the slide down but it is an additional 2 euro-worth remembering you don't pay in zlotys as in Slovakia! Cable car extra as well which is 11 euro each, view at the top is beautiful. Tour in Zakopane is not really a tour more a chance to explore the main street which has plenty of shops, access to the cable car up to the top which is worth doing for the views and plenty of good shops to buy gifts. Arrived back in Krakow not too tired as well so a good use of a day exploring further afield

  • From Krakow: Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option

    3. 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 Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

    4. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Thermal Baths

    Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before relaxing in the luxurious thermal baths of Chochołów. 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 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the highest peak of the Pieniny mountains in the d...

    Amazing, breathtakingly beautiful tour. Our tour guide Raphael made it extra special, relaxing, and enjoyable!

  • From Kraków: Dunajec River Rafting with Hotel Pickup

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Dunajec River Gorge Rafting and Tree Top Walk from Krakow

    7. 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

    8. 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.

  • From Krakow: Private Tour of Pieniny with Rafting and Castle

    9. From Krakow: Private Tour of Pieniny with Rafting and Castle

    Discover the stunning mountain scenery of Pieniny National Park on a private full-day tour from Krakow. Start your trip with pickup from your hotel, then relax on the 2-hour drive to Pieniny. This unique mountain range is known for its rocky ridges and spectacular ravines. Explore the picturesque Dunajec River Gorge on a 2-hour rafting experience along the river. Admire the wild nature and the magnificent mountain panoramas on this relaxing rafting trip. Float down the river for around 18 kilometers to a marina where your driver will pick you up. Continue to visit the ruins of Niedzica Castle, beautifully situated on the edge of Lake Czorsztyn. Afterwards, take the chairlift up the Top of Palenica Mountain to see the beautiful views of the landscape around you. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel in Krakow.

  • From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

    10. From Kraków: Slovakia Treetop Walk and Dunajec Rafting Tour

    Discover the natural beauty of Slovakia's breathtaking Tatra region from the treetops, before passing through forests and mountains on an enjoyable rafting tour of the stunning Dunajec River. Travel from Kraków to the treetop walk in Ždiar, a folk village with distinctive architecture and culture, situated in the very north of Slovakia around 10 kilometres from the Polish border. Enjoy a scenic walk up-hill for 30 to 40 minutes to reach the unique treetop path, which is 18 to 24 meters high and is surrounded by magnificent tree crowns. Feel on top of the world on the wooden pavement, which is held up by huge pillars and stretches over 600 meters. Reach out and feel the treetops as you find yourself in the heart of the forests of Bachledova Valley. Indulge your senses in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains and Pieniny National Park. With fair weather, gaze out over the h...

    Was really chilled and flexible as to how we wanted to spend our time and our guide, Milo, was really friendly.

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What people are saying about Pieniny National Park

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 110 reviews

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.

We had a wonderful day with our guide. He gave us plenty of time to see the exhibits and he was very polite and talkative. We had some traffic trouble, but he didn't let that affect the tour - we still saw everything and he working about an hour later than scheduled. Overall an amazing experience and very well-organized!

This was the highlight of our trip to Poland. It was an expensive trip but so worth it. Our tour guide Gregory brought us to so many amazing places on this day. He was such a good tour guide that we used him for the remainder of the days in Kraokow.

Paul is a young reliable professional with a long experience in the tourism sector. We booked with him a private tour to Dunajec River Rafting with Thermal Baths option and it was a very nice and fun experience. Fully recommended!

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