Itinerary Details

Note: We recommend to arrive latest by 1pm in order to join planned city tour on the day.

Upon your arrival at the Krakow international airport (KRK), you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will explore the city with a guided tour that will take you through the old town, the Royal Castle hill, Dragon’s den, and the oldest university in Poland.

By evening you enjoy Dinner in a local restaurant in Krakow Old Town serving traditional Polish & regional dishes, accompanied by Folklore music and show.

Accommodation: Andel’s Hotel 4* or similar, Krakow

After breakfast, you drive to Ojcowski National Park for a half day tour in the smallest national park of Poland.
Distance: approx. 40 km; driving time: 1 hr.

The geological bed was formed by the Jurassic limestone some 150 million years ago. The activity of the karst water resulted in the formation of a unique landscape of Ojcow valleys, with steep canyons, some of them 120 meters deep, and various stone formations and island mountains. Predominant tree population is composed of mixed broadleaf forest and the Carpathian beech forest. Numerous architectural landmarks can be found on the Park area, like the well preserved Renaissance castle in Pieskowa Skala or ruins of the gothic castle in Ojcow. At the Ojcowski National Park, everybody will find something for themselves: walks along the many routes, bicycle or carriage rides, sightseeing of the castle, museum, Water Chapel.

Later you visit the old milling settlement. The history of the mill dates back to the 15th century. Its first owner was the Order of Saint Clare Grodzisko. They transferred the mill and the water sawmill into private hands in 1816. The existing residential and working buildings are from 1850. This is a valuable example of wooden industrial architecture with preserved original features and old machinery still in operation today

The Milling Settlement is open for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on other days of the week after prior arrangements. Also the settlement is ideally suited for successful cooking workshops like baking bread in a bread oven with their sifted flour, cutting out cookies, gingerbread shapes and modelling dumplings (session possible under previous booking and at extra cost)

Afternoon is free at your own leisure.

Accommodation: Andel’s Hotel 4* or similar, Krakow

Today you will travel to Zakopane, one of Poland’s prime tourist destinations, located in the stunning scenic surroundings of the magnificent Tatra Mountains. The town is well known for its unique wooden architecture, decorative style and tasty regional “highlander” dishes.
Distance: approx. 150 km; driving time: 3hrs.

You will visit the village of Chochołow – famous for its special indigenous wooden architecture, the houses made of wood in the 17 & 18th century. Some traditional shops and handcraft to be seen on site. You will take the mountain railway to the top of Mount Gubałowka where you will enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Tatras. In the afternoon you will take a look around Zakopane’s most interesting spots. The distinctive “Zakopane” architectural style, based on traditional wooden building techniques, was developed by one of the most important Polish artists of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Stanisław Witkiewicz. His first experiment was the Willa Koliba, followed by the wooden Jaszczurowka chapel, which is considered to be his finest work. Another example of the area’s fine local architecture is Willa Atma.

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere resort & spa 4* or similar, Zakopane.

After breakfast, you will head to the highest part of the Carpathian range: the Tatras mountains.

Zakopane is perched on the Tatras mountains and provides a perfect starting point for today’s hiking adventure to one of the peaks: Kopa Kondracka (2,005 m.). The trek passes through the Kondratowa and Malej Laki valleys, carved in the land by glaciers, and offers great views of the Tatras landscape. On the way, you will also stop at a shepherd’s hut where you can see the production of the traditional sheep’s cheese, Oscypek – and taste a bite.

In the afternoon, you will descend to Zakopane, to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, surrounded by the serenity of the mountains.

Hiking time: 7 hours, including stops.
Total distance: 15 km.
Total ascent: 1000 m.
Total descent: 1000 m.

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere resort & spa 4* or similar, Zakopane.

After breakfast, you will drive for about one hour to another national park on the border with Slovakia, crossing the limestone Pieniny mountains with their numerous ravines and caves.

There, you will hike down the Dunajec Gorge, at the bottom of which you will find your kayak or pontoon to raft down the river until Szczawnica: a town known for its spa facilities. At the end of the rafting activity, you will hike up the gorge towards the car and return to Zakopane.
Distance: approx. 60 km; driving time: 1 hr.

Hiking time: 3 hours
Total ascent: 500 m.
Total descent: 500 m.

Rafting time: 1,5 - 2 hours
Distance: 8 km.

Accommodation: Hotel Belvedere resort & spa 4* or similar, Zakopane.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Krakow International Airport for your flight back home. Distance: approx. 150 km; driving time: 3hrs.

Note: There will be only one group transfer to Krakow airport. The return flights should be after 3 pm.