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Krakow: Zakopane & Slovakia Tour

Slovakia is located right behind the southern border of Poland, only 100 km from Krakow. During this tour we will take you to one of the most popular castles in the northern part of this small but beautiful country – the Oravsky Castle. It is located on a high rock above the Orava River and is famous for its characteristic shape which resembles an „eagle nest”. It is considered to be a „must-see” on the tourist map of Slovakia. On the way back to Krakow, we will stop in Zakopane – winter and hiking capital of Poland. Our guide will show you one of Zakopane’s biggest attractions – the Great Krokiew – an impressive hill with famous ski jump. Afterwards, you will go for a pleasant walk along the main commercial street of this mountain resort – Krupowki where you will experience local highlander culture and architecture. We guarantee it will be a fantastic full day excursion!

We offer private tours from Krakow to Slovakia and Zakopane on request.


Tour itinerary:

  1. hotel pick up at chosen time in the morning
  2. approx 2 hours and 45 minutes drive from your hotel in Krakow to the Oravsky Castle in Slovakia
  3. visiting the whole complex of Oravsky Castle with palaces, fortification system and towers for 1,5 hour where you will see:
  • the Lower Castle – here are the points of the main part of the tour – the Historical Exhibition, Renaissance interiors and Palace of Thurzo family who rebuilt the castle into its current look in the beginning of 17th century
  • the Middle Castle – includes the Historical Exhibition, the Natural History Exhibition and the Ethnographic Exhibition
  • the Upper Castle – the part where you will find the oldest architecture of the castle – the Citadel which now hosts the Archaeological Exhibition and Media Library; it also includes the fortification system

4. approx 1,5 hour drive from Oravsky Castle to Zakopane
5. free time for lunch in Zakopane right after arrival – chance to try the local highlander cuisine
6. 2,5 hours of guided tour of Zakopane during which you will see:

  • Great Krokiew – the biggest ski jumping hill in Zakopane which was built in 1925; it is known to be a regular venue in the FIS Ski jumping World Cup
  • Krupowki – the main street of Zakopane where you can admire local highlander architecture and try famous regional product – “oscypek” which is type of smoked cheese or buy local hand-made products from the highlanders
  • Old Town area of Zakopane with very unique, historical cemetery Na Peksowym Brzysku

7. drive back from Zakopane to your hotel in Krakow (approx 2,5 hours depending on traffic)
8. drop off at your hotel in Krakow


Whole tour lasts approximately 12 hours



  • 1250 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 650 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 450 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 400 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 330 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 290 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • Contact us (7 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • service of private guide in chosen language during whole tour
  • entrance tickets to the Oravsky Castle in Slovakia
  • guided tour of the Castle and 2 hours guided tour of Zakopane
  • up to 1 hour of free time for lunch in Zakopane
  • entrance tickets to historical cemetery Na Peksowym Brzysku

*This private tour is available in following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Russian and others

*some languages may be subject of availability and prices can vary

*currency of Slovakia is EUR

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