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What to expect

Krakow Walking Tour

Explore the city's historical roots

Tatra National Park

Enjoy breathtaking mountain views

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Visit the world's oldest operating salt mine


Relax in restorative thermal waters

About the trip

Embark on a captivating Winter escapade through Poland with us! Our journey begins in the enchanting city of Kraków, steeped in centuries of history dating back to the 7th century. Join us as we delve into the realm of myth and legend, exploring the renowned Wieliczka Salt Mine, a marvel that has stood the test of time since medieval ages.

Next, we venture to Zakopane nestled in the majestic High Tatras Mountains, where snow-capped peaks paint a breathtaking backdrop. Experience the awe-inspiring mountain vistas as we ascend by cable car, immerse ourselves in the rejuvenating thermal waters of natural hot springs, and uncover the distinctive highlander charm through architecture, attire, music, and cuisine. Come, embrace the magic of Winter with us!

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Double for sole use room
  • Solos Board: Breakfast daily, 4 Dinners & 2 Lunches
  • Welcome Drink in both cities & Information Meeting
  • Guided Tour of Krakow & Zakopane
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine Visit
  • Thermal pools in Chocholow
  • Ride by a funicular railway to Gubalowka Hill
  • Folklore Evening with Traditional Dinner in Zakopane
  • Eye of the Sea Guided Hike
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Arrival in Krakow
  • Krakow City Tour
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Krakow Free Day
  • Zakopane Walking Tour & Gubalowka Hill
  • Chocholow Thermal Baths
  • Eye of the Sea Lake Walk
  • Departure Day


  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


Arrival in Krakow

Welcome to Krakow, where our winter adventure begins! We transfer to our centrally located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink at the hotel bar. After we settle into our rooms, we’re free to spend the rest of our first day exploring the surrounding streets or simply relax at the hotel.

In the evening, we gather to enjoy a welcome drink and dinner in a local restaurant.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Krakow City Tour

After breakfast, we start a 4 hour walking tour of Krakow city. Beginning in the Old Town, a UNESCO Heritage site, we follow our guide down the Royal Route, and walk in the footsteps of the Polish Kings. We explore gothic Barbican and defensive walls with Florian’s Gate, the Main Market Square with Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church and Town Hall Tower. We also stop by the Jagiellonian University, pass through the Archbishop Palace (where John Paul II used to live) as well as St Andrew’s Church and St Peter and Paul’s Church until we reach the Wawel Hill.

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

This morning, we transfer from Krakow to Wieliczka – the most beautiful and oldest operating salt mine in the world (UNESCO World Heritage Site). For over 700 years, it was a source of Polish fortune and a physical fundament of culture. Today, Wieliczka is the most visited Polish tourist site with magnificent chapels, charming underground lakes and original tools and equipment. During this tour, we see a number of excavated chambers on three levels, adorned with beautiful sculptures made of salt as well as a salt museum.

We enjoy lunch in an underground restaurant, where we experience the true flavour of the mine.

We transfer back to Krakow and enjoy rest of the day with free time at leisure.

Breakfast & Lunch Included


Krakow Free Day

Today we can take the day at our own pace. After breakfast we can relax at the hotel or explore the city.

Optional private tour to Auschwitz.

All over the world, Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940, in the suburbs of the city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz in German) which, like other parts of Poland, was occupied by the Germans during the Second World War.

Price: 55 EUR (payable in cash), group minimum size: 2

  • Breakfast Included

Zakopane Walking Tour & Gubalowka Hill

We wake up to breakfast at the hotel before we transferring to Zakopane.

Here, we join a guided walking tour (3 hr) of the charming village and winter scenery. Breathtaking mountain views, unique folklore, delicious regional cuisine, hospitable people all await us there. This picturesque town lies at the foot of the Tatras Mountains and the Tatra National Park (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). We begin with a stroll along Krupowki Street – one of the best-known Polish promenades, attracting visitors from all over the world with dozens of shops and souvenir stalls, regional arts and crafts.

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Chocholow Thermal Baths

Today we visit the Chocholow Thermal Baths – one of the largest in Poland that uses the resources of thermal waters. There are 30 pools in the thermal baths with 3,000 square meters of water surface. There are outdoor recreational pools, a jacuzzi, a steam bath, as well as an indoor pool with designated swimming lanes. The Chocholow Thermal Baths also have a SPA zone with a wide range of treatments and the largest saunarium in Podhale. We can choose from a classic dry sauna, a bio sauna with juniper, a ‘Goralska Chata’ (the Highlander Hut), an infrared sauna and a glass Finnish sauna with a view of the High Tatras Mountains. There are steam baths, including one aromatic, and a salt cave and salt room with cascading water.

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Eye of the Sea Lake Walk

Today we have a full day trip to Eye of the Sea ‘Morskie Oko’ lake. After breakfast, we transfer to Palenica Białczanska, where we enjoy an easy hike up to the lake. We follow one of most beautiful paths in Zakopane. Situated 1,395 meters above sea level, Morskie Oko features crystal-clear water, allowing visitors to see up to great depths from the surface. The lake was originally called Rybie Jezioro, or ‘Fish Lake’ in English, due to the high amount of fish in the lake. Nowadays, visitors are still able to see the trouts that inhabit the lake! We can admire the beautiful landscapes, stop at the waterfalls and taste oscypek in one of the shepherd’s huts.

We take some time to relax and have time for lunch before we head back to the town.

In the evening, we gather for our farewell dinner at the hotel restaurant – Karczma Sabala.

Breakfast & Dinner Included


Departure Day

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to Krakow airport for our return flight home.

  • Breakfast Included


We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as details below (or similar):

    • 3 nights in four-star INX Design in Krakow
    • 3 nights in three-star Sabala Hotel in Zakopane

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January 1 °C -6 °C

Our Reviews

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