Krakow and Tatras Mountains

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2 Included Excursions
  • Enjoy an amazing winter wonderland holiday to Zakopane, at the foot of the Tatra Mountains
  • Join our tour of Zakopane to learn more about the town’s fascinating history and to see excellent local sights
  • Explore incredible Krakow, one of Poland’s oldest cities, and see magnificent attractions such as the main square, the Barbican and St Mary’s Basilica

Situated at the foot of the spectacular Tatras Mountains lies the resort of Zakopane, an incredible gateway to a real winter wonderland and where we’ll stay during this superb holiday. Take in the beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere, while enjoying a tour of Zakopane and a day at leisure in the amazing city of Krakow.

The Czarny Potok hotel in Zakopane will be our base throughout our holiday - this centrally-based hotel has a traditional Alpine feel, with lovely gardens and a stream surrounding it. Here, we’ll find all the facilities we’ll need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay, as well as enjoying a welcome drink upon arrival and a traditional Polish folklore evening during our stay.

Learn more about Zakopane’s interesting history as we take an included guided tour of the town, famous for being the ‘winter capital of Poland’. Delve into the culture of Zakopane and see the town’s splendid sights, which include its main street, Krupowki, and its charming wooden mountain villas.

We’ll have plenty of time to explore Zakopane at leisure, so we can make the most of our relaxing surroundings and the spectacular views of the Tatras Mountains. There will also be a chance to take a trip to Krakow, one of the oldest cities in Poland.

Krakow is also the country’s second-largest city and is home to a splendid selection of attractions, such as St Mary’s Basilica, the Barbican, Wawel Cathedral and much more. Spend our day here exploring at leisure to discover this incredible city.

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Day One - Depart UK
In the morning of day one, we’ll make the journey from the UK to Zakopane, which will see us travelling via Calais. From there, we’ll travel through the night on our overnight express coach.

Day Two - Arrive in Zakopane
We arrive in Zakopane and have time to settle into our hotel, the Czarny Potok, enjoying a welcome drink upon arrival and relaxing on our first night in this beautiful destination. (D)

Days Three to Seven - Zakopane
We'll spend another five days in wonderful Zakopane, enjoying two included excursions during our time here. Learn more about Zakopane with a guided tour of the town, and discover the amazing city of Krakow. We’ll also be treated to a traditional Polish folklore evening during our stay. (B,D)

Day Eight - Depart Zakopane
As our holiday draws to a close, we’ll say goodbye to Zakopane and will travel to Calais. (B)

Day Nine - Arrive in UK
We’ll then return to the UK via Calais, and will take the coach back to our local joining points.

Extras included on this holiday

Polish folklore evening

Learn all about Poland's culture and traditions with an interesting traditional Polish folklore evening. 

Hotel Czarny Potok

Located just five minutes' walk from the main street of Zakopane, the Czarny Potok is a very comfortable hotel, with a homely atmosphere and good standards.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Krakow

Explore the famous city of Krakow, which was the royal capital for 500 years and is today a treasure trove of Gothic and Renaissance architecture. One of Poland’s oldest cities, as well as its second-largest, Krakow is known for its magnificent historic attractions, such as the splendid Wawel Castle, St Mary's Basilica, the Cloth Hall, and the main square. Enjoy a stroll through the heart of the old town, or relax with a coffee and watch the world go by.


Half Day: Introduction to Zakopane

Join our tour of Zakopane, a charming town nestled in the foothills of the Tatras Mountains. This wonderful little town is steeped in history, with a fantastic culture that we’ll get the opportunity to learn all about during our tour. Zakopane is known as the 'winter capital of Poland', famous for its winter sports, and boasts amazing mountain views. Enjoy a stroll down the town’s main street - Krupowki - and sample some of the local delicacies here. 


Optional Excursions

Full Day: Auschwitz

The Auschwitz concentration camp was the site on which the Nazi’s committed their terrible crimes against Jews and many other minorities within Nazi-occupied Europe. The museum provides a stark look at what occurred during the war, and is an important part of the country’s history.

We’ll experience a guided tour of the camp, with full information relating to the museum and the history of the camp provided by an experienced tour guide.


Full Day: Scenic Dunajec Valley

Take in the amazing views of the Dunajec Valley during our scenic drive today, as we make our way through this splendid landscape. We’ll follow the Dunajec River along part of its path through southern Poland, admiring the mountainous landscape with its rolling green hills. Sit back, relax and make the most of this wonderful day out. 


Half Day: Wieliczka Mine

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located in southern Poland and is one of the oldest salt mines in the world. On our tour, we’ll uncover the history of the Royal mines, and will also get to see some of the astonishing sculptures that the miners managed to carve.

These include depictions of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, as well as statues of Pope John Paul II and St Barbara. Each has been carved out of the rock salt itself, making them even more impressive.


Krakow Guided City Tour

Krakow is famed for its marvellous historical monuments, which really allow the city to stand out. It was once the capital of Poland and dates from the Stone Age, and it still maintains its magical atmosphere. Legend has it that the city was founded when a man named Krakus built the beginnings of the city above a cave occupied by a dragon called Smok Wawelski. 

We’ll take an exciting tour of the city to find out about its most famous landmarks, and to learn about its fascinating history.