Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Tatra Mountains, Zakopane is the winter sports capital of Poland. Plentiful snow and challenging runs make for excellent skiing, while the summer months offer walkers mountain lakes, glacial valleys and stunning waterfalls. Enjoy three days in historic Krakow before taking the bus - a journey of around two and a half hours - to Zakopane. A town full of folklore and bearing the legacy of Poland’s artistic set from the 1930s, this independent alpine getaway in the shadow of the spectacular Tatra peaks can be as relaxing or as active as you choose.
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Take the bus to Zakopane (journey takes around 2 hours 30 minutes and there are over 30 departures daily). Check in to the hotel for 3 nights. (B)
Free day in Zakopane to explore at leisure. Perhaps take the funicular to Gubałówka hill, which you can catch in centre of Zakopane. Gubałówka (1100 metres) offers spectacular views over the town and the surrounding Tatra Mountains or take the cable car to Mount Kasprowy. (B)
Free day in Zakopane to explore at leisure or book optional excursions. Maybe head to the local market to shop for souvenirs such as leatherwear, wood carvings and knitted goods, as well as the delicious Oscypek cheese. A few hours can be be spent on Krupówki Street, the main pedestrian zone of Zakopane, which is full of shops, bars and restaurants. (B)
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All aspects of the holiday went smoothly. As planned with transfers to/from the Airport and Hotels.
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