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Zalipie: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

    1. From Krakow: Guided Tour of Zalipie

    Visit one of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour of the small ancient village of Zalipie from Krakow. Explore the colorful village renowned for the decoration of its houses, with cheerful paintings on the walls and stoves, and crepe-paper flowers, paper-cut designs, and hay spiders.  After pickup at your hotel in Krakow Old Town in the morning, make your way to Zalipie in southeastern Poland with your driver, who is also a tour leader. Once there, take a guided tour to find out more about the history and tradition of the village.  During the tour, see a number of decorated houses and visit the Homestead of Felicja Curylowa museum, the former home of the most famous practitioner of the folk art the village is known for. Discover a small shop with unique handmade souvenirs before heading back to Krakow for drop-off at your hotel.

  • From Krakow: Zalipie Village Day-Tour

    2. From Krakow: Zalipie Village Day-Tour

    Start with pickup from Krakow and travel east to the beautiful village of Zalipie in Lesser Poland. Upon arrival discover its many hand-painted houses, decorated in the traditional Polish style. Learn about how the custom of painting houses in this fashion began in the 19th century. See the disttinctive style all over the village inlcuding on fences, wells, chicken coops, and stables. Enjoy multiple photo opportunities and get a sense of local life in the region.

  • From Krakow: Zalipie Guided Tour

    3. From Krakow: Zalipie Guided Tour

    A visit to Poland would not be complete without having seen the picturesque Zalipie. Explore one of Poland's top tourist attractions on a guided tour from Krakow. Meet your English-speaking driver at the hotel and start a 1.5-hour scenic drive to Zalipie. A local guide will take you for a walk and show you the picturesque village. The Zalipińska art of decorating walls is an old way of whitewashing walls covered in smoke with lime. Over time, more complex patterns came, from which the Zalipie floral motifs have evolved and are found on cellars, wells, barns, etc. Walk around the village and admire the decorating huts with colorful floral patterns. Hear the history and know stories about the fascinating town from your expert guide. Explore the colorful frames of windows and doors and the decorations of entire walls of the houses at your own pace. During the tour, see vibrant tapestries,...

  • Krakow: UNESCO Salt Mine and Rural Poland Tour

    4. Krakow: UNESCO Salt Mine and Rural Poland Tour

    After transferring from Krakow to Bochnia, you will experience the oldest salt mine in Poland. Complete with a beautiful underground chapel, you will explore the mine with your friendly English-speaking tour guid. The mine features 300 kilometers of galleries which are filled with works of art and statues sculpted into salt. The mine itself was added to the UNESCO Heritage List back in 2013. Later, you will transfer to Tarnow, a charming little city with an originally preserved Old Town which dates back to the 18th century. The final stop on your tour will be to Zalipie, a true pearl of rural Poland. Here you will discover picturesque little houses painted in flowery patterns, and visiting this small village will truly make you feel as if you have traveled through time. At the conclusion of your tour, you will transfer back to Krakow.

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What people are saying about Zalipie

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

I really enjoy Zalipie! The little houses decorated are so nice and different from everything I saw so far, we also took a boat to cross the river and it was so cool! Our driver was really nice and gave me all the information about the different places! Definetely to go!

Very comfortable pick-up and arrival at the hotel. The driver was super careful with driving. It would be almost impossible to visit the wonderful land of Zalipie in any other way. Everything fabulous!

It was a wonderful experience. Everything went smoothly according to the plan.

A great trip, the pilot did a great job. the weather was good.