Zakopane and Tatra Mountains
Escape from the turmoil of the city to the most popular mountain resort in Poland. Zakopane is a town located only two hours’ drive from Kraków so it is worth the ride to breathe the fresh mountain air.
Zakopane is a town of peculiar culture: a highlander town. You can admire the examples of their unique architectural style and the breathtaking mountain landscapes, you can try the regional cuisine. The tour starts with a ride to the top of Gubałówka mountain by its famous cable car ; the next step being the old cemetery in Pęskowy Brzyzk and the Tatra Museum. You cannot miss the opportunity to do some shopping on Krupówki Street and go for lunch in one of the restaurants serving typical, highlander cuisine. The last stop is the Chapel in Jaszczurowka with its amazing stained-glass windows.
What's included in the price:
private car transportation, English- speaking specialized guide, tickets for the funicular to the top of Mt. Gubałówka
My father and I recently returned from our Ultimate Poland tour and we really cannot express how impressed we were with the RealPoland coordination, staff, accommodations, food, local guides and transportation. The itinerary was filled with visits to key historic and cultural sites along with some fun activities like making our own Polish pottery and a pierogi workshop - admittedly, my father and I still need to work on these skills. The accommodations were top class European standard hotels. Breakfast each day was provided in the hotels and dinners were pre-planned at various interesting restaurants in whichever city or town we happened to be staying. Lunch was on us, this may seem daunting but the tours are arranged so that a convenient lunch break happens in a square or Old Town area with an ample choice of cafes and restaurants. As for the Polish cuisine, don’t expect kielbasa and pierogis for every meal - they like to mix it up for you.Tony – Pennsylvania, USA
Our original intent for taking the tour was to learn more about our Polish heritage. We asked to add an extra day on the end so that we could visit my great grandparents village - the Real Poland staff took care of everything for us, an extended itinerary with hotel, transportation and a local guide.
I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed the beautiful county of Poland. It's clean, safe and very affordable. Additionally, the staff at RealPoland are amazing - especially all of the "Magdas". If you are considering a trip to Poland and are worried about getting around or finding the right tour I would highly recommend RealPoland they are first class.
Natalia' and Magda's quick responsiveness was tremendous! Overall, my total xperience with Real Poland was excellent. They were helpful during setting up my tour plans, and also very helpful when we had to cancel. Natalia researched my grandfather and found lots of information about him that I did not know. I am satisfied with the work she did and I look forward to traveling to Poland in the future. I hope to visit the area where he was from and maybe meet some of my relatives.Julie – Washington, USA