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An Active Family Adventure in the High Tatras

Family mixed-activity summer holiday in High Tatras, Slovakia
Holiday code: FKT
Countries: Slovakia
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Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 6
From 995 € excl. flights
Dates & Prices
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This multi-activity holiday for families runs in the summer months and starts in Krakow. Poland’s former capital city has the biggest medieval market square in the world, and from there you’ll head to the Slovakian High Tatras, the greatest mountains of the Carpathians, also known as the “Slovakian Alps”.

This holiday is designed so that all the family can join in, have fun and explore Poland and Slovakia’s cultural and natural beauty in the most exciting way possible. Come and join us on an active, European adventure!

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

  • Krakow is an amazing medieval town with so much to see and do.
  • You’ll raft and walk through Slovakia’s most popular National Parks, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and beautiful mountains. This area is home to brown bears, Carpathian wolves and lynx!
  • Experience an easy family rafting adventure on the Dunajec River going through one of the longest canyons in Europe and forming the natural border with Slovakia and Poland.
  • You’ll head up high into the hills on a cable car ride to Skalnate Pleso (1,751m) where you can explore mountain huts and cascading waterfalls on a scenic trek.
  • We’ve also found time to fit in some cultural visits - including a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Levoca with the biggest wooden altar in the world and Spissky Castel, the biggest castle in Central Europe.
  • Finish the tour with a daytrip to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village, with a family walk to the Skok waterfall which has some amazing views.

Map & itinerary

You will be met by your tour leader at the hotel for an introductory briefing. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is free to explore Krakow’s attractions.

Hotel Benefis (or similar)

Krakow is a UNESCO World Heritage City, famous for its beautifully preserved Old Town. Explore three kilometres of city walls, 46 spires, countless historical buildings, narrow streets, churches and Europe´s biggest medieval market square.

We’ve included a guided tour before a free afternoon to take a trip to Wieliczka Salt Mine if you want to – it’s a labyrinth of underground caves, tunnels and halls. Alternatively, you could visit the concentration camp of Auschwitz.

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel Benefis (or similar)

Leaving Krakow behind, you’ll transfer to the Pieniny National Park and explore the Dunajec Gorge, one of the longest canyons in Europe.

Then it’s time to take to the water for an easy rafting trip down the Dunajec River, which forms a natural border with Slovakia. The scenery is beautiful as it passes you by – although the kids might want to make the most of the chance to splash their parents as the raft idles along!

The waterway takes us to our next destination, Lesnica, where we’ll refuel with lunch in a traditional Slovakian restaurant before transferring to the mountain village of Tatranska Lomnica, your home for the next six nights.

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

This morning we’ll take a cable car to Skalnate Pleso (1751m). Look out for Tatra chamois bouncing around on the rocks below!

Take a moment to admire the vista, before we head off on a family-friendly trek to Hrebienok. En-route you’ll visit mountain huts and the cascading waterfalls of Studeny Potok (Cold Creek). As you walk, the guide will keep the kids entertained with fun games and quizzes about the surroundings.

A final funicular ride takes you to Stary Smokovec, the oldest village in the Tatras. From here we’ll take the famous Tatra mountain tram and return back to Tatranska Lomnica.

Meals included: Breakfast
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, in a way that’ll bring them to life for the kids.

Next you’ll take a tour of medieval Levoca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest wooden altar in the world.

In the afternoon, we’ve included a visit to the water park of AquaCity Poprad located in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. This award-winning water park is full of water attractions and outdoor and indoor pools, including thermal pools with healing waters and spectacular views of the Tatra mountains. Once everyone’s tired out, we’ll head back to the hotel in the early evening.

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

After breakfast we’ll take a mountain tram to Strbske Pleso, Slovakia´s highest village. Strbske Pleso is one of the most popular destinations in the Tatras. Here you will find a jewel of the Tatras - the mountain lake of the same name, which is the starting point of many spectacular walks and treks in the summer. In the winter season the village is a paradise for cross-country skiing and downhill skiing. You’ll also find ski jumps and cable cars operating all year round here.

Today we´ll also explore one of the most beautiful valleys in the Tatras – the Mlynicka Dolina valley. Our 1h:45 min walk will lead us to a 30-metre waterfall, Skok, which will provide a beautiful spot for our packed lunch before we head back to Strbske Pleso.

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

Today is a free day so you can spend time as a family. You can explore other areas of the Tatras on foot, or bike. Choose from caves and castles, or hot springs in the foothills of the Tatra Mountains. Your tour leader will be there to help you to arrange your day.

Meals included: Breakfast
Hotel Villa Siesta (or similar)

After breakfast you’ll transfer back to Krakow, where your tour ends. We’ll aim to reach Krakow airport between 11 am and noon, so please arrange your flights accordingly.

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.

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Holiday information

Seven nights in three-star hotels
Seven breakfasts, one lunch
All activities as per itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
All transfers to/from activities as per itinerary
English-speaking local tour leader from start to finish

International flights
ravel insurance
Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

Single room supplement: 170 EUR

Normally min 4, max 16.

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

This trip 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 and departure group transfer from/to Krakow will be provided.

During this trip you’ll stay one night in a three-star hotel in Krakow at the beginning of the tour, and six nights in a three-star hotel in Smokovec.

All rooms are comfortably furnished with private facilities. There is also a restaurant and free Wi-Fi access.

This tour ends in Krakow.

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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  3. A confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically.

Have a look at our detailed trip notes or please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at all.

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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