Zakopane is a town picturesquely located at the footsteps of the Tatra Mountains. Also known as “the winter capital of Poland” due to many snowy slopes and a great winter sports infrastructure, but the truth is, Zakopane can be enjoyed any time of the year.
Zakopane is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and the rich culture of the Tatra Highlanders.
Your guide will take you on a brief overview tour, including the Wielka Krokiew ski jump, the Jaszczurowka church, the Krzeptowki sanctuary, the old parish church built in 1847 and the Peksowy Brzyzek cemetery with unusual wooden tombs. Just behind the church, you will find the Museum of Zakopane Style at Villa Koliba.
You may also wish to visit Villa Atma housing a museum dedicated to a great Polish composer Karol Szymanowski.
For magnificent panoramic views of the Tatra range, our guide will take to the top of the Gubalowka Hill by funicular railway. The first station of the funicular can be found at the end of Krupowki, probably the most famous street in Poland!
Take a stroll along Krupowki, lined with restaurants, cafes and local shops. And try the local specialty– “oscypek” - the traditional smoked sheep cheese.
On the way back to Krakow we suggest stopping at Chocholow. The village with its many 200-year-old wooden traditional highlander cottages was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At number 28 you will find the workshop of a talented local sculptor, Jasiek Ziędro.