Nestled in Eastern Europe and having direct access to the Baltic Sea through Gdansk, Poland entertains visitors with the medieval architectural style and Jewish influences. Krakow is home to the 14th century Wavel Castle and is situated close to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp memorial. At the opposite edge of the spectrum, Warsaw offers a flavor of modernity through exciting nightlife, marvelous shopping centers, and museums, and you can experience all of this with this best of all Poland tour packages.
Visit the ‘Painted Village’ of Zalipie
Snowshoeing adventure through the Tatra National Park
Guided cross-country ski excursion in Jasna
Hiking in Tatra mountain
Hiking through the Tatra Mountains feels like a journey through a pallid snow-touched dream the only thing superior in beauty than the endless trees and rolling landscapes are the fine peaks that mark the area, not to mention the townships that have developed a symbiotic relationship with the land. On your adventures to the highest range of the Carpathian Mountains, enjoy something more than a mere trip and have a lifetime experience. Feel the breath of the painted buildings of Zalipie that tell about the history. Learn how snow has affected local history as you proceed on the back of a traditional horse-drawn sled. Revive your energy with hearty meals, stocked to the brim with fine Polish meats and bread. Explore the lands from up high as you glide down ski-slopes. This is how the Tatras need to be explored through the kaleidoscopic facets that the locals have come to know and realized through enjoyment, tradition, and exploration.
Welcome to Krakow, Poland, you are going to start your adventure with one of the best Poland tour packages. Your Tetra mountain adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a sign in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will be conducted. If you're not able to attend or going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. Your leader will be collecting the insurance details held by you and information about your next kin at this meeting, so please ensure you have these ready. If you’ve arrived early, consider strolling through one of Poland’s largest and oldest cities to spot some of its diverse architectural monuments or maybe hunt down some pierogi to snack on before the meeting.
Situated a mere 1.5 hours out of Krakow, the first stop on your trip will be the ‘Painted Village’ of Zalipie. This great art covered town is a captivating location, every structure you pass; be it homes, bridges, churches, and even the beehives are all covered in brilliantly colored painted flowers. This tradition has stuck around for more than a century, starting when every female citizen in the town began painting their homes with floral motifs and yearly repeated the task to cover up external faults on the buildings. Enjoy a free afternoon walking around the ancient village, wondering in at the details and variety of the art as you stroll on by.
In the morning, start the day’s tour by traveling on the bus (2.5 hours) or train (3.5 hours) to Zakopane, nestled in the rolling foothills of the Tatra Mountains. In spite of being a wonderful landscape of rolling green hillsides in the warmer months, the region around Tatra is just as beautiful when coated with pure white snow. Zakopane itself is renowned as the winter capital of Poland, and the Tatras are famous to be a great spot for mountaineering and skiing thanks to the well-marked hiking tracks and various cross-country ski runs nestled in the surrounding hillsides. You’ll get to explore these in part during your tour, beginning with an orientation walk of Zakopane when you arrive, followed by a snowshoeing adventure through the Tatra National Park with an expert local guide.
Located in the Low Tatras, the next part of your tour sends you across the border into the Slovakian town of Jasna. Jasna is home to one of the greatest ski resorts in Central Europe, boasting of almost 35kms of ski trails for various skill levels. You’ll start your adventure in Jasna’s town, taking a small introduction tour through its unique structures of stone and wood before charging up with a delicious lunch. Later in the afternoon, you’ll get an opportunity to witness Jasna’s famed slopes on a guided cross-country ski excursion through this jewel of the Tatras.
Today allows you free time to explore the Low Tatras to your heart’s content. If you like, head back up the slopes and explore across the rolling landscapes below as you descend along on your skis. Otherwise, you might want to go for one of the many walks or cycling trails through the pleasant mountainsides.
Today we will transfer you back to Krakow where you prepare yourself for some home-cooked delights. Although Polish food might not be as famous as other European cuisine, dishes such as pierogi (Polish dumplings), Oscypek (traditional smoked cheese) and polish kielbasa (sausages) all appear as great examples of heartier flavors the Polish have to offer. You’ll acquire an insight into the broad spectrum of Polish cuisine on a food tour, held in the comfort of a local cook’s house. Enjoy the last night of your Poland tour with your group as you feast on this elegant meal.
Today indicates the end of your Winter adventures on the Tatra Mountains.
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