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Nature & National Parks of Poland

18 Days / 17 Nights

Gdansk, Mikolajki, Kiermusy, Bialowieza, Warsaw, Kazimierz Dolny, Krakow, Zakopane

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See the natural highlights and the top cities of Poland all in one trip! From the desertified areas around Gdansk to the lace-like peaks of the Tatra Mountains embracing Zakopane, you will encounter all the different habitats of Poland. Watch birds in the moorlands of Kiermusy, sail on the Masurian Lakes in Mikolajki, see the bison of Europe's largest primeval forest in Bialowieza, challenge your sports skills along the Vistula River in Warsaw, Kazimierz Dolny, and Krakow, pedal, paddle, row, and hike!
This green package with an active touch includes transportation by private car, accommodation in each destination, and guided excursions with expert local guides where needed. You only have to decide who do you want to bring on this magical journey through Poland.
Route for Gdansk, Mikolajki, Kiermusy, Bialowieza, Warsaw, Kazimierz Dolny, Krakow, Zakopane tour

2 Nights in Gdansk

2 Nights in Gdansk

3 days in Gdansk
3 days in Gdansk

2 Nights in Gdansk

Gdansk has a rich and volatile history, due mostly to its position at the mouth of the Vistula River on the Baltic Sea. That has been bad news for the city’s inhabitants throughout history, but today it’s good news for visitors. With its rare blend of historic architectural styles from varied cultures, Gdansk offers reminders of Polish, Prussian, and Napoleonic rulers. While some of the city recalls Poland, other parts will remind you of Amsterdam and other port cities from the north of Europe. You’ll have a great time exploring all the various corners of the city on foot, but there’s much more to do here than just look at interesting buildings. Old Town and Westplatte are two areas you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Long Market, where you can find many local arts and crafts. And outside of the city, Malbork Castle is one of the most popular day trips. History will come alive for you here as you explore the different tours and museums on the castle grounds. Or you could go a little farther afield with a tri-city day trip including visits to Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, all of which have a unique charm that’s even more impressive when compared with the other nearby cities.

Gdansk has a rich and volatile history, due mostly to its position at the mouth of the Vistula River on the Baltic Sea. That has been bad news for the city’s inhabitants throughout history, but today it’s good news for visitors. With its rare blend of historic architectural styles from varied cultures, Gdansk offers reminders of Polish, Prussian, and Napoleonic rulers. While some of the city recalls Poland, other parts will remind you of Amsterdam and other port cities from the north of Europe. You’ll have a great time exploring all the various corners of the city on foot, but there’s much more to do here than just look at interesting buildings. Old Town and Westplatte are two areas you won’t want to miss. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Long Market, where you can find many local arts and crafts. And outside of the city, Malbork Castle is one of the most popular day trips. History will come alive for you here as you explore the different tours and museums on the castle grounds. Or you could go a little farther afield with a tri-city day trip including visits to Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, all of which have a unique charm that’s even more impressive when compared with the other nearby cities.

Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Gdansk

Upon your arrival to Gdansk Airport, you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation in Gdansk. The journey should take about 30 minutes.

See the Famed Port City and its Surroundings

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

If you'd like to learn more about the history and culture of Gdansk while also getting your bearings in the city, we have two private walking tours we recommend. You could explore Old Town with an experienced local guide who knows all the most interesting stories of the city. As a longer option, you could also add a trip to the nearby Westerplatte area after your Old Town tour. Here you'll see some of the most stunning buildings in Gdansk.

Gdansk Private Walking Tour

Gdansk Private Walking Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

Gdansk is an ideal city for walking tours, because most of the most notable sites are close to one another. You'll be led by an experienced local guide who will entertain you with stories from the colorful past of Gdansk. Let your curiosity run wild as you stroll along the city streets and come to a new appreciation of this destination. In a short period of time you'll get a complete picture of the city. This tour best way to get to know the character, history and atmosphere of Gdansk, a unique city with a spirit all its own.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours

Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour

Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Private Tour

Suggested activities for an additional cost, depending on your choice

This tour combines in a great way all the important sites that Old Town in Gdansk has to offer, with a relaxing boat ride to the Westerplatte - the historic site where World War II broke out on September 1, 1939. After seeing and learning about historical landmarks such as Golden Gate, the picturesque Long Street, Mary's Street, the Fountain of Neptune, you will enjoy a sail up the Motlawa canal, past the Gdansk shipyard the birthplace of The Solidarity movement, to the Westerplatte peninsula.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 6 hours

Day 2

Day 2 - Your First Full Day in Gdansk

Slowinski National Park Private Tour

Slowinski National Park Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

You didn't expect to find Sahara like desert in Poland? Then you are in for a big surprise while visiting Slowinski National Park - beautiful blend of different habitats. You will encounter majestic forest, wild beaches of white sand, and scenic lakes. Moreover, areas of the Slowinski National Park were used by the Germans during the WWII as a large rocket experimental polygon and a place to train the Africa Corps.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

Day 3

Day 3 - Traveling to Mikolajki by Private Transfer

Today you'll trade the Polish seaside for some of the 2,000 lakes of Masuria. A driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to your hotel in Mikolajki. The drive itself takes three hours, but en route, you'll stop in Elblag for a canal cruise, which includes heading uphill via an ingenious series of inclined planes.

Mikolajki by Private Transfer with an Elblag Canal Cruise
We also offer the following excursions in Gdansk

Elblag Canal Group Tour with Private Transportation
Moderate6 hours
Gdansk Food Tasting Small Group Tour
Moderate4 hours
Gdansk by Kayak Group Tour
Light2 hours 30 minutes
Kashubian Switzerland Private Tour
Moderate7 hours

2 Nights in Mikolajki

2 Nights in Mikolajki

3 days in Mikolajki
3 days in Mikolajki

2 Nights in Mikolajki

Mikolajki is located near Poland's largest lake, deep within the Masurian Lake District, a harmonious mix of forests and thousands of lakes connected by a series of canals. Not surprisingly, the town itself is located on a lake by the same name, and features plenty of restaurants and cafes that follow the water. Mikolajki itself is cute, and has served as a resort town for generations, but its main draw are the endless lakes around, which can easily be explored by rental boat or kayak or even by following the lakeside paths and promenades.

Mikolajki is located near Poland's largest lake, deep within the Masurian Lake District, a harmonious mix of forests and thousands of lakes connected by a series of canals. Not surprisingly, the town itself is located on a lake by the same name, and features plenty of restaurants and cafes that follow the water. Mikolajki itself is cute, and has served as a resort town for generations, but its main draw are the endless lakes around, which can easily be explored by rental boat or kayak or even by following the lakeside paths and promenades.

Day 3

Day 3 - Arrival in Mikolajki

Upon your arrival to Mikolajki, our driver will take you to your accommodation.

Day 4

Day 4 - Your First Full Day in Mikolajki

Private Motorboat Cruise on a Great Masurian Lake Trail

Private Motorboat Cruise on a Great Masurian Lake Trail

Included in your vacation package price.

Magical Mikolajki attracts crowds of tourists every summer. It's a great starting point for the voyages on the nearby lakes, and for the exploration of the scenic area. This gripping cruise presents a great opportunity to enjoy a motorboat sail, while admiring the picturesque Masuria region from a unique point of view.


Activity Level : Light
Duration : 6 hours

Day 5

Day 5 - Traveling to Kiermusy by Private Transfer

It's time to visit the Biebrzanski National Park. A driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Mikolajki and take you to Kiermusy. Along the way, you'll stop at Wigry National Park, famous for beautiful lakes. The whole non-guided journey should take less than four hours.

Kiermusy by Private Transfer with a Wigry National Park Stop

1 Night in Kiermusy

1 Night in Kiermusy

2 days in Kiermusy
2 days in Kiermusy

1 Night in Kiermusy

Venture to the village of Kiermusy, located in the heart of Biebrza, Poland's largest natural park. This wet wonderland surrounds the Narew River, and the marshes and bogs it nourishes, which in turn house many rare birds, moose, and even bison. This quiet region is even home to ethnic minorities, such as Old Believers (Russian Orthodox who fled Russia centuries ago to preserve their old ways and doctrines) and villages that still speak Belarusian, a language on its last legs even in Belarus itself. Kiermusy is small, but a popular place for visitors, thanks to its small castle, manor, and bison breeding farm, which is used to keep Europe's bison population genetically diverse.

Venture to the village of Kiermusy, located in the heart of Biebrza, Poland's largest natural park. This wet wonderland surrounds the Narew River, and the marshes and bogs it nourishes, which in turn house many rare birds, moose, and even bison. This quiet region is even home to ethnic minorities, such as Old Believers (Russian Orthodox who fled Russia centuries ago to preserve their old ways and doctrines) and villages that still speak Belarusian, a language on its last legs even in Belarus itself. Kiermusy is small, but a popular place for visitors, thanks to its small castle, manor, and bison breeding farm, which is used to keep Europe's bison population genetically diverse.

Day 5

Day 5 - Arrival in Kiermusy

Upon your arrival to Kiermusy, our driver will take you to your accommodation.

Not Your Typical Walk in the Park

Visit Biebrza, the largest Polish National Park and marvel at its amazing open, high moor topography, the uncommonly rich wildlife and plant cover. It's a great place for birdwatching, but it's also not uncommon to spot other animals like, elks, foxes, beavers, even wolfs. You will find all sorts of ways for moving around, from cycling, hiking to kayaking as well.

Not Your Typical Walk in the Park

Day 6

Day 6 - Traveling to Bialowieza by Private Transfer

Today you will be heading to Bialowieza to visit the bison in their natural habitat. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Kiermusy and take you to Bialowieza. The direct transfer should take about 2 hours, but on the way you will make a short stop in Narew National Park to see a swampy valley with moraine hills typical of a braided river. Please note that this is a non guided transfer.

Bialowieza by Private Transfer with a stop in Narew National Park

2 Nights in Bialowieza

2 Nights in Bialowieza

3 days in Bialowieza
3 days in Bialowieza

2 Nights in Bialowieza

Built around a royal hunting lodge, the village of Bialowieza sits in the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, on Poland's border with Belarus. This is Europe's last primeval, untamed forest, straddling the Polish-Belarusian border. Home to large herds of Europe's largest animal, the European bison, this UNESCO-listed forest also hid Soviet and Polish partisan bands during World War II. Locals take protection seriously, and visits to the most primeval portion are limited to scientific expeditions, and guided tours of up to 20 people led by official guides.

Built around a royal hunting lodge, the village of Bialowieza sits in the heart of the Bialowieza Forest, on Poland's border with Belarus. This is Europe's last primeval, untamed forest, straddling the Polish-Belarusian border. Home to large herds of Europe's largest animal, the European bison, this UNESCO-listed forest also hid Soviet and Polish partisan bands during World War II. Locals take protection seriously, and visits to the most primeval portion are limited to scientific expeditions, and guided tours of up to 20 people led by official guides.

Day 6

Day 6 - Arrival in Bialowieza

Your driver will take you to your cozy accommodation in Bialowieza National Park.

Day 7

Day 7 - Your First Full Day in Bialowieza

Into the Wild

As a national park, the Bialowieza Forest is best explored on foot, especially if you want to meet some of the 500 European bison living in the Polish portion of the park, the world's largest such free-range population. Immerse yourself in the wilderness at your own pace, and explore its varied microclimates and habitats.

Into the Wild

Day 8

Day 8 - Traveling to Warsaw by Private Transfer

Today you're off to the Polish capital. After getting picked up at your accommodations, you'll make a stop at Grabarka, Poland's holiest place for Orthodox Christians. Said to have miraculously cured people during an 18th century cholera epidemic, Grabarka's hill is now home to a church and monastery surrounded by many thousands of crosses. This non-guided transfer takes about four hours, stop included.

Warsaw by Private Transfer with a Stop Grabarka
We also offer the following excursions in Bialowieza

Bialowieza: a Touch of the Wild
Strenuous12h

2 Nights in Warsaw

2 Nights in Warsaw

3 days in Warsaw
3 days in Warsaw

2 Nights in Warsaw

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and its largest city, has bounced back from the devastation of World War II, reconstructing the historic center, and earning UNESCO World Heritage status in the process. This is a bustling metropolis with a charm that’s distinct from other cities in Poland. Here you’ll find art museums and theaters galore, with lively performances and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as frequent festivals of all sorts. The culinary scene here is top-notch, with several well-respected restaurants offering classics of Polish cuisine and modern masterpieces from European gastronomy. Warsaw has distinct neighborhoods that are perfect for exploring on foot, but it’s also fun to get an appreciation for the size of the city by being chauffeured. You can explore different layers of Warsaw’s history, from World War II to its Jewish heritage and communist past. You’ll definitely want to sample the local cuisine while you explore the city, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to do so, from street stalls to fine dining. When you’re ready to go farther afield, the region surrounding Warsaw offers gorgeous lakes, castles and other notable cities and villages. There is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and its largest city, has bounced back from the devastation of World War II, reconstructing the historic center, and earning UNESCO World Heritage status in the process. This is a bustling metropolis with a charm that’s distinct from other cities in Poland. Here you’ll find art museums and theaters galore, with lively performances and exhibitions throughout the year, as well as frequent festivals of all sorts. The culinary scene here is top-notch, with several well-respected restaurants offering classics of Polish cuisine and modern masterpieces from European gastronomy. Warsaw has distinct neighborhoods that are perfect for exploring on foot, but it’s also fun to get an appreciation for the size of the city by being chauffeured. You can explore different layers of Warsaw’s history, from World War II to its Jewish heritage and communist past. You’ll definitely want to sample the local cuisine while you explore the city, and there’s no shortage of opportunities to do so, from street stalls to fine dining. When you’re ready to go farther afield, the region surrounding Warsaw offers gorgeous lakes, castles and other notable cities and villages. There is no shortage of ways to enjoy your time in this vibrant city.

Day 8

Day 8 - Arrival in Warsaw

Welcome to Warsaw! Our driver will take you to your centrally located accommodation.

Day 9

Day 9 - Your First Full Day in Warsaw

Green Warsaw Bike Private Tour

Green Warsaw Bike Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Explore the Warsaw in a fun, active way! You can disregard walking and forget about the inconvenient traffic altogether. Feel the wind in your hair and cover twice as much ground as on a walking tour. Discovering Warsaw on bike is suitable for all people, regardless of their physical ability.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Pedal and Paddle

Suggestion to explore on your own

Jump in a kayak and relax on the Vistula river. There are three points from which you can rent a kayak, and you can return it at any of those locations. Thanks to the Veturilo bike rental system, you can pick up a bike nearby and leave it any of dozens of points in the city center, whether near your hotel, along the river, or by a museum.

Day 10

Day 10 - Traveling to Kazimierz Dolny by Private Transfer

You will be trading the Polish capital for tiny Kazimierz Dolny. A driver will pick you up from your accommodations and take you to your accommodations in Kazimierz Dolny. The drive is short (a little over two hours), but it will be scenic, following the Vistula. En route, you'll make a few non-guided stops to admire the river's beauty.

Kazimierz Dolny by Private Transfer with Vistula River Stops
We also offer the following excursions in Warsaw

Best of Warsaw Private Tour in a Luxury Vehicle
Light3 hours
Best of Warsaw Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Chopin Concert Tickets
Easy1 hour
Classic Warsaw Private Tour by Communist Minibus
Moderate3 hours

2 Nights in Kazimierz Dolny

2 Nights in Kazimierz Dolny

3 days in Kazimierz Dolny
3 days in Kazimierz Dolny

2 Nights in Kazimierz Dolny

A thriving trade town during the Renaissance, Kazimierz Dolny stopped growing during the 17th century, which helped keep its charming Old Town intact and looking like it hasn't been touched in more than 400 years (even if the castle has been in ruins for nearly 500 years). Today, Kazimierz Dolny is a popular destination for Polish travelers, drawn to its film festival, architecture, and artist's colony. By World War II, Jews formed nearly half of the town's population, including many of its artists.

A thriving trade town during the Renaissance, Kazimierz Dolny stopped growing during the 17th century, which helped keep its charming Old Town intact and looking like it hasn't been touched in more than 400 years (even if the castle has been in ruins for nearly 500 years). Today, Kazimierz Dolny is a popular destination for Polish travelers, drawn to its film festival, architecture, and artist's colony. By World War II, Jews formed nearly half of the town's population, including many of its artists.

Day 10

Day 10 - Arrival in Kazimierz Dolny

Your driver will take you to your accommodations in Kazimierz Dolny.

Day 11

Day 11 - Your First Full Day in Kazimierz Dolny

Kazimierz Dolny and Canyon Private Walking Tour

Kazimierz Dolny and Canyon Private Walking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Kazimierz Dolny is an amazingly scenic town located on the eastern bank of the Vistula river. It’s been a well-known artists’ colony since the early 20th century. Many artists run their art galleries and workshops here, while others come to town to paint outdoors. It also abounds with historical buildings and sites. On this private tour, your guide will be more than happy to show you what exactly this amazing place have in store for you.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Hike and Bike the Gorgeous Gorges

Suggestion to explore on your own

The network of gorges surrounding Kazimierz Dolny grants easy access to places throughout the entire town. Few places offer so many natural oases amid built-up urban areas, including next to the often crowded market square. Strolls through the gorges are a great idea for those looking to stay active or enjoy a bit of nature without having to travel far. The fresh air, marvelous sights and unique atmosphere of this place make a hike through the gorges a remarkable experience. Many of these same trails, and others further out, are great for biking, and renting a bike is quite easy.

Day 12

Day 12 - Traveling to Krakow by Private Transfer

Today, our driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Kazimierz Dolny as you will be heading to Krakow. The non-stop drive should take less than 4 hours, but on the way you will visit the Swietokrzyski National Park, which is famous for its mountains and valleys. There definitely will be some great picture opportunities! Please note that this is a non guided transfer.

Krakow by Private Transfer with a Stop in Swietokrzyski National Park
We also offer the following excursions in Kazimierz Dolny

Jewish Kazimierz Dolny Private Walking Tour
Moderate3 hours
Kazimierz Dolny Private Walking Tour
Moderate2 hours 30 minutes

3 Nights in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

4 days in Krakow
4 days in Krakow

3 Nights in Krakow

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market, and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

Krakow may not be the largest city in Poland, but it is by far the most popular with travelers. Less industrial than Warsaw, Krakow was once Poland’s royal capital, and unlike the rest of the country, came out of World War II with its gorgeous architecture mostly unscathed. One glance at the city’s perfectly preserved and restored Old Town and it will be abundantly clear why Krakow is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. This compact historical district houses the largest square in Europe, where you can stroll, shop from the market, and sample some tasty Polish delicacies. Krakow’s cultural life is rich and there are more than enough classical and jazz concerts to attend during your stay. Just walk through Old Town any evening and you’ll find warmly lit cafes, restaurants and bars. Some of the most prominent sites in and around the city are linked with the grim, albeit highly important historical facts, as evidenced by the memorials in the Jewish Kazimierz district and the Auschwitz concentration camp located nearby - chilling and vivid reminders of World War II. You can also explore Poland’s natural wonders from Krakow, with visits to the atmospheric Wieliczka Salt Mine, and the Tatra Mountains all comfortable day trips.

Day 12

Day 12 - Arrival in Krakow

When you arrive in Krakow, your driver will bring you straight to your centrally located accommodation.

Vistula River Private Catamaran Cruise

Vistula Views

Please ask your travel advisor for the cost to add this to your package

The area between the Wawel Castle and Vistula River is arguably most picturesque place in Krakow. There, beneath the hill, you can find several river boats, each offering exceptional dining experiences. Try one to enjoy coffee or drink on a deck, or full delicious meal inside the onboard restaurants. If you prefer to have your excursions booked hassle free, we will arrange the tour below for you.


Activity Level : Easy
Duration : 1 hour

Day 13

Day 13 - Your First Full Day in Krakow

Tyniec Abbey Private Biking Tour

Tyniec Abbey Private Biking Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Leave Krakow's touristy center, and bike down the Vistula to the historic village of Tyniec. Getting there by bike is half the fun. Upon arrival to the village's clifftop 11th century monastery, you'll have to time to explore the grounds, shop for souvenirs made by the monks, and enjoy a coffee.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 3 hours 30 minutes

Get Out and Up: Hike to Kosciuszki Hill or the Krakus Mound

Suggestion to explore on your own

A hike to Kopiec Kosciuszki, a memorial mound to Polish leader (and American Revolutionary War hero) Tadeusz Kościuszko erected above the city, offers scenic views and gorgeous hiking paths through the forest. Take a picnic lunch and make an afternoon of it. Alternatively, you can visit the Krakus Mound, a burial mound thought to be the grave of the legendary founder of Krakow, King Krakus. South of the city center, this tumulus offers good views of Krakow. On the opposite side is an abandoned quarry, used to shoot scenes in Schindler's List. A strange site, the quarry's road of Jewish tombstones, and perimeter fencing are not as real as they look, but the lime kilns are.

Get Out and Up: Hike to Kosciuszki Hill or the Krakus Mound

Day 14

Day 14 - Your Second Full Day in Krakow

Ojcow National Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle Private Tour

Ojcow National Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle Private Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Here's a day tour outside Krakow filled with interesting sights! Ogrodzieniec Castle, an iconic medieval castle, the largest stronghold of the Krakow-Czestochowa Upland. Very popular with artists, it became a key location in the filming of "The Witcher." Poland's smallest national park, Ojcow may also be its most beautiful, representing true Poland and its heritage, from traditional villages to deep forests, unusual rock formations, and the 14th Pieskowa Skala castle.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 7 hours

Day 15

Day 15 - Traveling to Zakopane by Private Transfer

It's time to head to Zakopane, located on the edge of the mountains that form the border with Slovakia. A driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Krakow and take you there, a two-hour drive, but on the way, you'll have a little adventure! At Szczawnica you'll stop to raft down the Dunajec River, with a highlander leading the boat! It will definitely be an unforgettable experience, and adds 2.5 hours to the drive. The Dunajec Rafting tickets are included in the price.

Zakopane by Private Transfer with a stop in Szczawnica for Dunajec River Rafting
We also offer the following excursions in Krakow

Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour
Moderate6-7 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Group Tour with a Private Driver
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau Private Tour
Moderate6 hours
Auschwitz-Birkenau and Salt Mine Group Tour
Strenuous10 hours

3 Nights in Zakopane

3 Nights in Zakopane

4 days in Zakopane
4 days in Zakopane

3 Nights in Zakopane

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Three million visitors can’t be wrong. That’s how many people come to Zakopane every year, making it Poland’s most popular holiday destination. Many come for skiing, but this is a natural paradise all year round. You’ll find hiking trails and ski slopes, and opportunities for climbing, ice skating, rafting and paragliding. Even just walking through the hills and into the charming little town of Zakopane is an enchanting experience in itself. It will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. The center of the city is where the most commercial shops are, and it can be a bit hectic compared to the surroundings. But besides enjoying nature, there are numerous cafes and bars to help you get into the spirit of the nightlife. Zakopane also has several museums as well as villas and mansions that are built in the unique local style. If you’re looking for authentic Polish cuisine, you’ve come to the right place, as you’ll find several themed restaurants serving up classic dishes.

Day 15

Day 15 - Arrival in Zakopane

Your driver will take you directly to your accommodation upon arrival in Zakopane.

Day 16

Day 16 - Your First Full Day in Zakopane

Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour

Included in your vacation package price.

Zakopane has much more to offer beyond its main promenade, Krupowki Street. Your guide will take you to the the upper part of Zakopane from where very exciting cable car trip to Mount Kasprowy awaits you! After getting to the very top, enjoy amazing views of the Polish High Tatra mountains peaks and the whole Podhale region.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 4 hours

Day 17

Day 17 - Your Second Full Day in Zakopane

Koscieliska Valley Private Hiking Tour

Koscieliska Valley Private Hiking Tour

Koscieliska Valley is a great idea for the hike. The trail is not difficult at all and will provide you with amazing views. Weather permitting, you will be able to enter a few caves along the way. The pleasant walk ends at the cosy mountain shelter, ideal place for a lunch.


Activity Level : Moderate
Duration : 5 hours

Goracy Potok Thermal Pools

Suggestion to explore on your own

Located just 20 km outside Zakopane, this complex of several unique pools with natural, untreated sulphur water is a place where everyone will find something for themselves. Fountains, fountain jets, water massages, geysers and slides guarantee unforgettable experience for both children and adults. The naturally healing sulphur water will help you take care of your health and beauty while the original design of the facility staying in harmony with nature will certainly please the eye.

Goracy Potok Thermal Pools

Day 18

Day 18 - Departure Day

Today a driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Zakopane and take you to Krakow's airport, with plenty of time remaining before your departing the flight. The journey takes about two hours.

We also offer the following excursions in Zakopane

Dunajec Rafting and Czorsztyn Castle Trip with Private Transportation
Moderate5 hours
Zakopane Full Day Tour Focused on Folklore and Tradition
Moderate7 hours
Zakopane Private Walking Tour with Gubalowka Funicular Ride and Oscypek Cheese Tasting
Moderate4 hours
What's Included

Here are all the services provided as part of your complete vacation package. See what every JayWay trip includes.
Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade any transfers or add any additional tours or excursions to your itinerary.

Gdansk

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Gdansk Airport Transfer
Slowinski National Park Private Tour
Gdansk - Mikolajki Private Transfer with a Stop for a Cruise on Elblag Canal

Mikolajki

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Private Motorboat Cruise on a Great Masurian Lake Trail
Mikolajki - Kiermusy Private Transfer with a stop in Wigry National Park

Kiermusy

1 Night Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kiermusy - Bialowieza Private Transfer with a stop in Narew National Park

Bialowieza

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Bialowieza - Warsaw Private Transfer with a Stop in Monastery in Grabarka

Warsaw

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Green Warsaw Bike Private Tour
Warsaw - Kazimierz Dolny Private Transfer with stops along Vistula River

Kazimierz Dolny

2 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kazimierz Dolny and Canyon Private Walking Tour
Kazimierz Dolny - Krakow Private Transfer with a Stop in Swietokrzyski National Park

Krakow

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Tyniec Abbey Private Biking Tour
Ojcow National Park and Ogrodzieniec Castle Private Tour
Krakow - Zakopane Private Transfer with Stop for Dunajec River Leisure Rafting

Zakopane

3 Nights Accommodation
Breakfast (hotels only)
Kuznice And Kasprowy Private Walking and Cable Car Tour
Krakow Airport Transfer
The package excludes:

  • Flights to and from Europe.
  • Tips for Tour Guides, Drivers and Local Reps.
  • Meals (other than breakfast if included in room rate and meals listed as included in food tours and excursions, unless explicitly stated otherwise).
  • Parking fees for your Rental Car (if you are booking one with us) unless otherwise indicated. Some hotels provide free parking facilities.
  • Travel Insurance. See the insurance link on our website
Benefits of Traveling with JayWay

A JayWay vacation is more than the sum of its parts. Our team work tirelessly to ensure your experience is memorable for all the right reasons. Your trip is personalized to maximize your enjoyment. You're taken care of every step of the way.

A Travel Advisor who speaks your language
We will make sure that all your requirements and interests are taken into account in preparing your itinerary.
A totally tailored itinerary for your vacation
Your trip is customized for you by  an experienced trip planner and an expert on the region.
A choice of hand-picked hotels and excursions
We've personally inspected and tested all the hotels and local tour providers we work with to ensure quality.
Detailed pre-trip preparation to make the most of every day
Your Europe-based Tour Manager will be in touch by email and phone a month before you arrive to finalize timings.
On-trip Concierge Service to smooth out any bumps in the road
Our local staff are at your service throughout your journey by phone, email, or popular messaging apps.
Personalized Guest Page to make sure you're not missing out
Packed with detailed information and recommendations curated by locals on the best things to do, see and eat.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

5 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of vacation packages including these destinations
Review by Michael & Mary
Michael & Mary
Florida

I would use JayWay Travel for any overseas travel. They will take care of transport, coordination, provide hotel and activity recommendations, and design an invaluable website for you with countless other insights.

I would use JayWay Travel for any overseas travel. They will take care of transport, coordination, provide hotel and activity recommendations, and design an invaluable website for you with countless other insights.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Howard & Gary
Howard & Gary
California

We plotted our honeymoon to Poland (yes, our honeymoon!). Been everywhere in Europe except where my family came from, and Igor and Jared set up an AMAZING 3 weeks of easy travel. The perfect mix of urban and countryside getaway, with prompt pick ups, great tours, fantastic (over the top) accommodations. (Poland is VERY inexpensive and you can live like a king there. Some hotels you never want to leave! I highly recommend Poland as a destination and I can not recommend JayWay Travel any higher...they are professional, in touch and just perfect. I cannot thank them enough!

We plotted our honeymoon to Poland (yes, our honeymoon!). Been everywhere in Europe except where my family came from, and Igor and Jared set up an AMAZING 3 weeks of easy travel. The perfect mix of urban and countryside getaway, with prompt pick ups, great tours, fantastic (over the top) accommodations. (Poland is VERY inexpensive and you can live like a king there. Some hotels you never want to leave! I highly recommend Poland as a destination and I can not recommend JayWay Travel any higher...they are professional, in touch and just perfect. I cannot thank them enough!

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Bialowieza, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Warsaw, Bialowieza, Gdansk, Poznan, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Andrew & Jessica
Andrew & Jessica
California

I kept referring to our trip like it was a Disney Land ride. All we had to do was get there, after that we were essentially on rails meaning we didn't have to worry /think about the logistics. It's a luxurious way to travel.

I kept referring to our trip like it was a Disney Land ride. All we had to do was get there, after that we were essentially on rails meaning we didn't have to worry /think about the logistics. It's a luxurious way to travel.

Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Croatia
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Krakow, Gdansk, Chomiąża Szlachecka, Warsaw, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2018
Visited : Poland, Croatia
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Krakow, Gdansk, Chomiąża Szlachecka, Warsaw, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik
Rating :
5 / 5
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