Zakopane is a town located close to the Tatra Mountains which are the highest range of Carpathians. It’s famous for its unique beauty and the highlanders’ culture that has been cultivated for centuries. That’s where you can buy famous smoked sheep cheese called oscypek.
The highlanders build their wooden houses in a specific style that was appreciated by artist of the end of the 19th century. Soon after, it was discovered by fans of skiing that called it the Winter Capital of Poland. It’s definitely one of the most popular holiday destinations, even in the summer.
If you don’t want to walk, you can use the funicular at the Gubałówka Mount. From the top, you can admire the view of granite and lime rock peaks of the Tatra Mountains or walk around local outdoors market with food and souvenirs.
It takes about 2 hours to get to Zakopane. First, you will visit Chochołów village to learn about the history, architecture and traditions of the highlanders. Next on, you will head towards Zakopane and get off on Kościeliska Street to proceed with a short visit at the museum, the oldest church and cemetery in town. In order to admire the beautiful panorama of Tatras, the guide will take you on a funicular up the Gubałówka Hill. After a short stroll along the hill and a ride down the chairlift, you will have some free time to enjoy lunch and shopping in the commercial area called Krupówki. On the way back from Zakopane, there are two more attractions – the biggest ski jump in Poland and a beautiful chapel.
Duration: 9 hours
• entrance fee to the museum,
• comfortable bus to Zakopane and back,
• professional English-speaking guide,
• ticker for the funicular up the Gubałówka Mount,
• tickers for a chairlift down the Gubałówka Mount