What you can expect

Europe's largest Medieval Town Square and Wawel Castle with the Legendary Dragon

Panoramic views of high mountains in the Tatra National Park

Wieliczka the most beautiful and the oldest operating salt mine in the World

The Chocholow Thermal Baths & Spa

About the trip

Come join us on a Winter adventure in the South Pol(and). We will first visit world famous Kraków, one of the country’s oldest cities which dates back all the way to the 7th century. A place steeped in myth and legends. Take a tour of the incredible Wieliczka salt mine, a place that has been in continuous use since medieval times. Stroll though its vast, underground chambers, marveling at the many sculptures made purely from salt. Next to Zakopane in High Tatras Mountains, boasting picture perfect snow-capped mountains as a backdrop, it is a quintessential European alpine village with charming wooden and stone cottages lining its cobblestone streets. It is also the epicenter of ‘Goral’ (highlander) culture with traditions passed down for centuries from the first, early Slavic settlers of the region. Whilst there we will enjoy a unique view of the mountain-scape traveling by cable car, indulge ourselves as we bathe in restorative thermal waters of a hot spring and discover some of the unique highlander style of architecture, clothes, music, and cuisine.

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What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Double for sole use room
  • Half Board
  • 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 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 Fee Day
  • Krakow
  • Wieliczka Salt Mine
  • Zakopane
  • Chocholow
  • Eye of the Sea
  • Departure Day
  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing


Arrival in Krakow

Welcome to Krakow our Winter adventure starts here! We will take our transfer to our centrally located hotel and enjoy a welcome drink at the hotel bar. After we settle into our rooms we are free to spend the rest of our first day exploring the surrounding streets or we can simply relax at the hotel.

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. In the evening we gather to enjoy a dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Breakfast & Dinner included


After breakfast we start a 4 hours walking tour of Krakow city sightseeing walking tour from the Old Town 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. Then we stop by the Jagiellonian University, pass by 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

We have an exciting day ahead of us as following breakfast we transfer from Krakow to Wieliczka he most beautiful and the oldest operating salt mine in the world (UNESCO Heritage). From over 700 years it was a source of Polish fortune and a physical fundament of culture. Today Wieliczka is the most willingly visited Polish tourist object with magnificent chapels, charming underground lakes and original tools and equipment. During this tour you could see a number of excavated chambers on 3 levels adorned with beautiful sculptures made of salt as well as a salt museum. We have a Lunch in an underground restaurant. Deep underground find a truly top of the line menu. It is here that you can 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


Wake up to breakfast at the hotel before we transfer to Zakopane. In Zakopane we join a guided walking tour (3hr) of the village in a winter scenery. Breath taking mountain views, unique folklore, delicious regional cuisine, hospitable people… all await you there, a charming town at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. Alpine in its character, the range forms the Tatra National Park (UNESCO Biosphere Reserve). We Start 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. Depending on the season, stop at the manufacture of Oscypek, where the local smoked cheese is produced.
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Chocholow Thermal Baths

Today we vist the Chocholow Thermal Baths one of the largest in Podhale and Poland. They use 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. Guests 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 Tatra Mountains, steam baths, including one aromatic, and a salt cave and salt room with cascading water. In the evening we gather to have a dinner in a typical mountain cottage. There will be music – cheerful songs accompanied by shrill violins, highlander merry-making, sheep cheese, shots of vodka and the beloved “highlanders’ tea” which is dark loaded with white spirit. The joyful atmosphere has some of the best experiences Zakopane can offer.
  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Eye of the Sea

Today we have a full day trip to Eye of the Sea “Morskie Oko” lake. After breakfast we transferred to Palenica Białczanska from where we start 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! Admire the beautiful landscapes, stop at the waterfalls, taste oscypek in one of the shepherd’s huts. We will spend some time to relax and have time for lunch before we head back to the town. In the evening we gather for the farewell dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Breakfast & Dinner Included

Departure Day

After breakfast we’ll transfer to the Krakow airport for our return flight home.
  • Breakfast Included


We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as details below (or similar):
    • 3 nights in 4* INX Design in Krakow
    • 3 nights in 3* Sabala hotel in Zakopane

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Average Temperatures

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January 1 °C -6 °C

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