Poland - Tatras Family Explorer
- Krakow to Zakopane - multi-active
- Bike and hike in the Tatras
- Float down the River Dunajec on a wooden raft
- Centre-based in a charming Zakopane hotel
- The fascinating Old City of Krakow
Defining Poland's southern border with Slovakia, the rugged peaks of the Tatras overlook a picturesque region that has all the right ingredients for an active family holiday. Accessed through Krakow, we have time to explore this former Polish capital city, with its impressive main market square and Royal Castle, complete with ‘Dragon Cave'. We also visit the salt mines at nearby Wieliczka, famous for its statues and chapels carved out of rock salt. Then, after transferring to our family-run hotel base in Zakopane, we set out to experience the best of the Tatras, with a mix of hiking and biking and other accessible activities, such as the play park and dry bobsleigh run on Gubalowka Mountain. A free day in Zakopane allows us to explore on our own, to take it easy, or to choose from a number of optional excursions, such as visiting Bielanska Cave or the thermal springs at Poprad or Bukowina Tatrzanska. Then, after hiking the Bear Trail and spending time with the hotel chef, learning traditional cookery skills, our week in Poland is made complete with a gentle morning of rafting down the dramatic limestone gorge of the Dunajec River. The picturesque mountain resort of Zakopane is a brilliant place to spend a week with your family.
Is this holiday for you?
This trip is the perfect escape for those in need of an inexpensive week away in Europe. The activities are pitched at an introductory level for all the family to enjoy and the holiday has a relaxed feel. With summertime temperatures in the low 20's, the Tatras region has a perfect climate for family adventures. We spend 5 nights at a centrally located comfortable family run hotel in Zakopane and 2 nights in a 3 star hotel in Krakow.