Day trip

From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

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From Krakow: Zakopane and Thermal Pools Tour

Activity provider: Cracow Top Tour
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From £78.09 per person

A day trip from Krakow to visit Zakopane and a famous wooden village. Admire the view of the Polish Mountains thanks to a cable car, before relaxing and feeling the health properties of thermal waters at some thermal pools.

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Duration 11 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Pickup included
If you have a problem finding your hotel or apartment on the list, please send the local partner a message with the address or name of the place in Krakow from which you want your pickup conducted from.


  • Enjoy the beautiful views of the Polish mountains from the cable car
  • Experience the healthy properties of thermal water thanks to a visit to some hot springs
  • Discover a unique highlander style of architecture, clothes, music, and food
  • Learn the secrets of the production of traditional smoked sheep's cheese
Full description
Start with pickup from your hotel, apartment, or other place of your choice in Krakow at the time you specify. From there the duration of the trip from Krakow to Zakopane is approximately 2 hours. About 20 minutes from Zakopane lies the town of Chochołów. This village is famous for its wooden houses which look almost identical. Settlers have traditionally washed the wooden walls of buildings with soap, which happens twice a year in the periods before Christmas and Easter. Thanks to this cleaning, the buildings that are many years old look like new. In the vicinity of Chochołów there are places where highlanders produce sheep's cheese traditional to this region of Poland. This cheese is called "Oscypek", and as part of your trip you you learn of its production history whilst tasting it. The town of Zakopane is the capital of the Polish mountains. Each year, this place attracts many tourists who want to experience the unique style of Górlaskie culture, which is expressed through architecture, food, music, style of speech, and clothing. In the town center lies "Krupówki" Street, and you will be given time for independent exploration and a possible lunch. This street is the market square of Zakopane, where you can find many good restaurants which serve local food, as well as souvenir shops. Zakopane also boasts cable-car access, and from the top of the "Gubałówka" Mountain you can glimpse the Polish Tatra Mountains. After exploring Zakopane and the surrounding area, your driver will transport you to the thermal pools in Bukowina Tatrzańska. Whilst there, relax and feel the health properties of thermal water. The admission ticket to the Bukovina Thermal Pools includes themed areas for children and adults so that everyone can enjoy their time equally.  After returning to the parking lot, your driver will take you to your desired location in Krakow.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Krakow
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Helpful driver at your disposal throughout the trip
  • Ticket to top of Gubałówka Mountain by cable car
  • Ticket for the entrance to Term Bukovina (hot springs)
  • Smoked sheep's cheese tasting
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals

Know before you go

  • This is not a private tour, the vehicle is shared with other participants
  • Information booklets in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish are available to select at the checkout, however, the tour itself is provided in English
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 62 reviews

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The mountains are beautiful and as it was April there was still snow on the tops. The smoked cheese tasting was excellent and we had a lovely chilling end of the day relaxing at the thermal pools overlooking the mountains. Gregor was an excellent guide sharing his knowledge and giving us plenty of time .

29 April 2022

Well this has to be the highlight of our trip. Myself and my partner loved every minute of it! Must recommend as the place is beautiful and the food was amazing. From start to finish it was organised, the driver was very informative and lots to take in/explore. The thermal bath was lovely (3hours felt like a long time there) however if you have a drink in the outdoor swimming bar it’s good and you have time to not rush.

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9 March 2022

Our driver Patric was great! Our first stop we got to try local smoked sheeps cheese and vodka which were both so yummy. The second stop gave us time in Zakopane including a tram to the top of the mountain for the most amazing views. Followed by our final stop at the thermal pools which were so relaxing. This tour was actually our favourite day of the holiday and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough to anyone of all ages looking for something a little different to try! Thank you for a great day.

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4 March 2022

Product ID: 369066