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8 Day itinerary in Poland, Europe

Tatra Mountains and Dunajec River Gorge winter experience...

Carpathian Mountains cover nearly all South of Poland and amaze with its diversity. This hiking tour takes you across three ranges of Carpathian Mountains – Tatras, Pieniny and Beskidy. You willl aslo pass through two national parks and along picturesque Dunajec Gorge listed by UNESCO as a World Na... Read More

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Demanding
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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Kraków

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Skiing/Snowboarding

Outdoors & Nature

Start/End

Night

Highlights

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Tatra Mountains in winter

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Dunajec Gorge

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Pieniny and Beskidy Mountains winter landscapes

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Krakow

Itinerary

Mid-Range Accommodation expand_more

Day 1

place Arrival to Kraków

On your arrival to Krakow meet local guide for a walk throgh the Old Town. The central Market Square – the largest in Europe – is where several of the city’s architectural and cultural landmarks can be found, such as the Cloth Hall which today houses a gallery of Polish paintings and St Mary’s Church, world-famous for its altar carved by Veit Stoss. An impressive Wawel Hill is from the Royal Residence and Cathedral overlooks Vistula river. Wawel Castle is an interesting example of Renaissance architecture, which houses one of the largest collections of tapestries in Europe. Overnight in Krakow

Day 2

place Zakopane and the Tatra Mountains

After breakfast a car/bus provided by us will take you to Zakopane, a lively resort located at the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. After 2 hours you will reach the hotel situated close to the Tatra National Park entrance. After leaving your luggage in the hotel you can take a moderate walk along one of the Tatra valleys. There are two options to choose from. (Approximately 2 to 4,5 hours walk) Overnight stay in Zakopane.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

place The Tatra Mountains

A full day excursion to the Tatra Mountains. Among suggested routes are the peaks of Kopa Kondracka (2005m) or Gasienicowa Meadow. Our materials contain difficulty grade of each route. Each of the proposed routes is described in detail and marked well. (Approximately 5 to 6 hours walk) Overnight stay in Zakopane

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place The West Tatra Mountains

Short morning transfer to western part of the Tatra Mountains. Walk along Chocholowska valley which recently has been a set of several films. The destination is Iwaniacka Pass 1459 m). To shorten your way back take a ride in horses driven sledges. (Approximately 8 hours walk) Overnight stay in Zakopane

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

place Spisz region

After breakfast a car/bus will be awaiting to take you to the Slovakian side of the Pieniny national park. Today’s hike follows a rolling landscape and passes several interesting limestone formations. You will descend to the valley of Dunajec. Accommodation is planned on the Polish side of the river near the entrance to the Dunajec Gorge. (Approximately 3,5 hours walk) Overnight stay in Sromowce

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

place Pieniny Mountains

Option 1/ Walk through the Dunajec Gorge. This narrow limestone valley is listed by UNESCO as World Natural Heritage Site. Today’s route follows the so called Pieniny Way to a spa town Szczawnica. The route can be optionally covered by wooden rafts operated by local Highlanders. Qption 2/ If the wheter is good hike to Trzy Korony peak with spectacular wievs over Pieniny and Tatra Mountains (Approximately 3 to 4 hours walk) Overnights stay in Szczawnica

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

place Beskidy Mountains

Today's walk follows a trail along picturesque Homole Gorge and reaches WysokiSkalki Peak (1050 metres). The trail follows main Pieniny ridge with views of all surrounding mountain groups. Tour enda at Jaworki village and car will transport you from here back to Krakow, where in the afternoon you can once again spend time on individual sightseeing. (Approximately 4 hours walk) Afternoon transfer to Krakow - Overnight stay in Krakow

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

place Return home

Morning transfer to Krakow airport or individual stay extension

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Meals expand_less

  • Breakfast (7)

Transport expand_less

  • luggage transportation between locations
  • car transfers between accommodation as stated by the itinerary

Extras expand_less

  • Maps
  • GPX files and route files for mobile GPS apps
  • introductory meeting with JAN-POL representative at the beginning of the trip
  • Detailed travel notes
  • 24h emergency phone

Not Included expand_less

  • Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Flights

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$1,206.00 USD