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An activity holiday in Krakow, the Tatras and Bratislava

A multi activity holiday in Krakow, the Tatras and Bratislava.
Holiday code: KBA
Countries: Poland, Slovakia
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3
Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 12
8days
From 1075 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
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This multi-activity holiday in Poland and Slovakia includes stops in Krakow and Bratislava, and an action-packed list of outdoor activities in the Slovakian High Tatra mountains. The warmer months provide the perfect time to visit.

To get things off to a flying start, you’ll begin by getting to know Krakow, which was once the capital of Poland. The next day you’ll head to the Pieninski National Park for some outdoor adventures, beginning with a relaxing rafting trip down the Dunajec river.

Another highlight of this activity holiday is a memorable hike through the Prielom Hornádu canyon, which is part of the Slovak Paradise National Park. And of course, Slovakia’s beautiful capital – Bratislava – awaits you at the end of your trip.

Why we think this trip is fantastic, and you’ll love it!

  • Experience the highlights of Poland and Slovakia in one holiday and in an active way.
  • Explore Krakow, Poland´s former capital, which has the biggest market square in the world.
  • Raft one of the longest canyons in Central Europe in Pieninski National Park.
  • Follow the best walking trails in the High Tatras with spectacular panoramic views.
  • Visit mountain huts, lakes, and medieval towns.
  • Explore Spissky Castle, one of the biggest UNESCO castles in Central Europe.
  • Enjoy an easy bike ride with stunning views of the Tatra Mountains.
  • Experience an adventurous canyon walk in the Slovak Paradise national park using ladders and benches.
  • Explore Bratislava, Slovakia´s charming capital located on the Danube River between Vienna and Budapest.

Map & itinerary

Today we’ve included a guided stroll in the old town to see Krakow´s top historical sites, including Wawel castle and Rynek Glowny square, Europe´s biggest medieval market square. The guided tour is scheduled for 5pm, so please arrange your flights accordingly. If you would like to experience Krakow in more detail, or want to visit nearby UNESCO sites like Wieliczka salt mine or Auschwitz, we recommend you book an extra night and arrive a day early. We will happily take care of all your arrangements.

Meals included
none

Hotel
Benefis (or similar)

This morning we’ll take a two-hour journey to the Pieninsky national park, which forms a natural border line with Slovakia. Our destination is Cerveny Klastor, the starting point of our easy rafting trip down the Dunajec river, which – over millions of years – created one of the longest canyons in Europe. Rafting through this meandering canyon is an amazing experience. The scenery is beautiful and you´ll be able to admire many natural beauties as well as the Red Monastery right from your raft. During this activity, which takes around two hours, your instructor will tell you many interesting stories and legends. The most famous is the legend of a monk called Cyprian who lived in the monastery – he invented the hang-glider and established the first pharmacy in Central Europe.

After lunch in a traditional restaurant called KOLIBA we’ll drive to the village of Smokovec located in the heart of the High Tatras, our home for the next five days.

Meals included
Breakfast

Hotel
Villa Siesta (or similar)

This morning we’ll take a mountain tram to Tatranska Lomnica, one of the youngest and biggest settlements in the High Tatras. From here we´ll take a cable car to Skalnate Pleso (1751m). Look out for Tatra chamois bouncing around on the rocks below!

Skalnate Pleso is home to one of the most important observatories in Slovakia as well as a small mountain lake. We´ll follow a circular route around the lake before heading to Hrebienok.

On the way to Hrebienok, with countless spectacular viewpoints, you’ll visit some of the legendary mountain huts in the area. That includes Rainerova hut, the oldest one in the Tatras, and the cascading waterfalls of Studeny Potok (Cold Creek).

In the late afternoon we´ll head back to our hotel.

Meals included
Breakfast, packed lunch

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar

A short drive takes us to one of the biggest castles in Central-Eastern Europe, 12th-Century Spissky Castle. It used to be the political, administrative, economic, and cultural centre of this region, and a local guide will walk you through all of the site’s interesting stories.

We´ll then take a 10-minute transfer to medieval Levoca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest wooden altar in the world.

After a cultural morning and tasty lunch in medieval Levoca, it’s time again for something more active – a bike ride to the ancient town of Kezmarok. This is a modest 9km ride with spectacular views of the Tatras.

After returning our bikes to the rental shop, we’ll then transfer back to our hotel.

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

This morning we´ll transfer half an hour to the heart of the Slovak Paradise National Park, where you’ll start your guided walking adventure with a hike through the 13km Prielom Hornádu canyon. A 13km-long section of the river cuts through a gorge, and ladders and bridges take you along and up it. The most visited part is the ´Tomasovsky Vyhlad´ rock gallery, where a 200m limestone rock rises up from the Hornád River and provides stunning views of the park. In the late afternoon you’ll head back to your hotel.

Meals included
Breakfast, packed lunch

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

This morning we´ll take a mountain tram to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village. Famous for its beautiful tarn, or mountain lake, the village is a popular destination for skiers during the winter season, while in the summer it is a much sought-after stop for walkers and hikers. There is a wide range of trips and walks on offer to suit all tastes, from some very easy ones to some demanding treks.

For today, we’ve picked an easy hike to Popradske Pleso hut with one of the biggest mountain lakes in the Tatras right next to it. Here we´ll enjoy a lunch on the hut´s terrace with views of the lake and surrounding peaks before returning to Strbske Pleso, followed by a tram back to Smokovec.

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

After an early breakfast we´ll transfer to Poprad, from where we´ll take a fast scenic train to Bratislava.

The walking route in the old town has been carefully planned so you can take in all of Bratislava’s main sights, including the Bratislava castle perched on a hill above the Danube river, the 18th-century Primate´s Palace, the old town hall and Michalska gate. Just bear in mind you’ll need to pay the entrance fees if you’d like to get a closer look at any of these.

For a memorable end to the tour, you can have dinner at the UFO restaurant tower located above the Danube river at a height of 95 metres. From here, you’ll have a stunning view of Bratislava´s castle and the historical part of the city – the perfect setting to end an incredible week.

Meals included
Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotel Devin (or similar)

After breakfast we´ll transfer to Bratislava or Vienna airport where our adventure ends.

Meals included
Breakfast

Dates & Prices

Below are our scheduled dates for this trip. Booking your place on one of these dates means you'll most likely be in a group with other people.

If the dates below don´t suit you and you need to travel on a different date, or you'd like to experience this holiday as a private trip with just your family or friends, please get in touch and we'll do the rest. Please also note that in order to guarantee our brochure price, the minimum group size for this trip is usually 4. Smaller groups are welcome, but the price may be amended accordingly.

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a private group for just you and your friends.

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Holiday information

Meals
Seven breakfasts, two lunches

Transport
Airport transfers
All local transfers to/from activities

Accommodation
Seven nights in three-star hotels

Activities
All activities as per itinerary

International flights
Travel insurance
Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

Single room supplement:

Normally min 4, max 16

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a private group for just you and your friends.

This tour starts in Krakow.

Our holidays do not include flights. This gives you the freedom to choose a local airport that works for you and shop for the best deal.

We recommend booking your flight to Krakow as this is the official starting point of this tour.

Arrival airport transfer in Krakow is included.

Departure airport transfer to Bratislava or Vienna airport is included.

During this trip you will stay in three comfortable three-star hotels. That includes one night in Krakow, five nights in the Tatras and one night in Bratislava.

This tour ends in Bratislava.

If you need to arrive or leave on a different date, please contact us and we’d be more than happy to arrange extra pre or post tour accommodation for you.

We recommend you pack as light as possible, with suitcases or backpacks that are easy for parents to lift and carry. A daypack for activities is also useful. Below you will find a recommended packing list. It is by no means exhaustive, so if you’re in any doubt, please contact us.

T-shirts and shorts
Long-sleeved tops and trousers
Jacket/coat/fleece
Swimwear
Walking boots
Strong trainers
Water bottle
Small first-aid kit
Sun cream, sunhat and sunglasses

This trip is accompanied by one of our local group leaders. All the organisation, including transfers and activities, is managed by your leader. Our experienced guides are some of the best in the country; they will be there to assist you with anything you might need, giving you advice and organising your activities on a daily basis so you can fully focus on one thing – enjoying Slovakia´s spectacular mountain scenery!

Please note, we want to run this trip following the day-to-day itinerary on the trip notes. However, sometimes operational circumstances may sometimes prevent us from doing this. Your tour leader will keep you fully informed of any alternative plans that are necessary on-the-ground. Also, based on feedbacks from past travellers, occasionally our itineraries are amended. Final version of your trip notes will be emailed to you prior to travel.

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Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all. Trip Notes provide detailed information including visa info, how to get to your hotel, what to pack, money matters, climate – pretty much everything you need to know about this tour and more.

Our knowledgeable and helpful team is here to help, and we look forward to welcoming you to our spectacular country soon!

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