Zakopane, Witow, Chocholow, Bachledova Valley (Slovakia), Pieniny National Park, Niedzica Castle, Morskie Oko, Ojców Natural Park, Pieskowa Skala &Wieliczka Salt Mines
Group 1 8 – 15 August (15 August – Public Holiday)
Group 2 22 – 29 August
We meet at the airport at 6.40pm for our Ryanair direct flight to Krakow departing at 9.10pm.
On arrival at 11.45pm, we board our coach and make our way towards Zakopane and check-in at our hotel.
Breakfast will be followed by a full-day optional excursion to Zakopane.
We start with a walking tour of the town, and we proceed to take the mountain railway to the top of Mount Gubalowka to enjoy the panoramic view of the Tatra Mountains.
We also go around the many traditional huts selling local products.
After lunch (extra), we take the coach and visit the two nearby villages of Witow, where we visit a cheese-making hut.
Afterwards, we proceed to Chocholow, where one can admire the unique wooden houses and also visit a local workshop of a wood carving artist.
Today, our full-day optional excursion takes us across the border into Slovakia.
We drive towards the Bachledova Valley where we take a short cable car (extra) ride up to Magura Spiska Mountain.
Here, we shall do a walk on the newly opened Tree Top path (extra) on the border of the Pieniny and Tatra National Park in Slovakia.
This is a special walk high above the trees with spectacular views.
After going back down with the cable car, we shall proceed to Strbske Pleso Lake. At 1346m above sea level, this lake is one of the largest lakes in the Tatra Mountains.
We shall have some free time for sightseeing and lunch (extra).
Our last stop shall be Spis Castle, one of the biggest castle complexes in Europe which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1993 (entrance extra).
We later drive back to our hotel.
Today, we will go on our full-day optional excursion to the Pieniny National Park.
We shall take a raft trip down the rapids of the River Dunajec, with its magnificent backdrop of mountain tops, 1,500ft high limestone cliffs, trees embedded in rock formations and meadows.
After our eventful trip, we can enjoy lunch (extra) in a regional restaurant in Niedzica, after which we will visit the town’s castle.
Niedzica Castle is a medieval stronghold dating from the 14th century, gorgeously situated on the shore of a lake.
Today, our full-day optional excursion is taking us to Morskie Oko or Eye of the Sea translated in English.
It is the largest and fourth-deepest lake in the Tatra Mountains, in southern Poland.
It is located deep within the Tatra National Park in the Rybi Potok (the Fish Brook) Valley, of the High Tatras mountain range. Morskie Oko is one of the most popular destinations in the Tatras, often receiving over 50,000 visitors during the holiday season.
We will experience a horse drawn carriage ride (extra) that will take us most of the way up the mountain.
Here, we will spend a relaxing afternoon, sounded with unreal nature of mountains, greenery and crystal shining lake.
Our full-day optional excursion will give us the opportunity to see Ojców Natural Park, located along Pratik River valley.
This is the most scenic landscape with an abundance of manyshaped limestone rocks.
The park’s trademark 25m tall “Hercules’ Bludgeon” rock by the Pieskowa Skala Castle is said to be the work of the devil.
Besides walking in peaceful, green surrounding of forest and white Jurassic rocks, we will visit a recently reconstructed historical watermill and sawmill to see how the energy of water has been used in the past to support the men.
After this unique visit, we will continue to Pieskowa Skala – one of the “eagle’s nest” renaissance castles built by the Polish kings to protect their borders.
The castle, called ‘a pearl of the Polish Renaissance’ is located at the Ojcow Park’s northernmost end, among forests on a hill overlooking the picturesque Pratik River valley.
Today, our optional full-day excursion will take us to Wieliczka Salt Mines, an incredible place which was once described as being “as remarkable as the Pyramids and more useful!”
Today, this famous attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Highlights of this tour include the stunning underground lake, the beautiful underground cathedral, St. Kinga’s Chapel, and the many salt sculptures.
Today, we will enjoy some free time for personal sightseeing in Zakopane. Check-out from our rooms by noon. We will later make our way to Krakow airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 6.10pm and arriving in Malta at 8.45pm.
PRICE PER PERSON
€599 / €699 Adult in Triple €699 €599
€679 / €779 Adult in Twin €779 €679
€869 / €969 Adult in Single €969 €869
€499 / €599 Child sharing with 2 adults €599 €499
Half board (6 dinners) €132
* Special price applies when all excursions are taken
** Seats on flights are assigned directly by Ryanair.
Should you need seats near each other, this may incur a charge.
Ryanair** direct return flights to Krakow airport including 10kg luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage
7 nights in 3-star Hotel Czarny Potok in Zakopane or similar
Rooms with private facilities & TV
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
€45 / €29 Zakopane/Witow/Chocholow
€49 / €35 Bachledova Valley
€59 / €39 Pieniny National Park /Tatra National Park
€45 / €25 Morskie Oko
€51 / €31 Ojców Natural Park / Pieskowa Skala
€59 / €39 Wieliczka Salt Mines
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Cable car up to Magura Spiska Mountain €12
Tree Top Walk €7
Spis Castle €5
Horse drawn carriage ride €30
INCLUDED IN PRICE
The following extras are included in the cost of excursions:
English-speaking local guide
Entrance to Debno wooden church
Entrance to Niedzica Castle
Pieskowa Skala Castle
Visit to the historical Watermill
Entrance to Wieliczka Salt Mines