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Family Prague, the Tatras and Krakow Adventure

Family adventure in Prague, the Tatras and Krakow.
Holiday code: RPK
Countries: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
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Activity level
Guided Groups
Min. age: 7
8days
From 899 € excl. flights
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This guided family holiday starts in Prague, ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’, takes you through the beautiful High Tatras and ends in charming Krakow. You’ll take in three of Eastern Europe’s gems on this great-value trip – the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland – with highlights right from the very start. This is a stimulating and inspiring trip for all the family to enjoy. In just one week you will experience:

  • Prague – the city is at the top of a lot of travel wish-lists, and you’ll see it the family-friendly way.
  • Sleeper train – heading to the High Tatras in Slovakia is a unique adventure.
  • The High Tatras Mountains – this is Slovakia´s oldest national park and home to unbelievably rich fauna and flora including brown bears, lynx and wolves.
  • Outdoor activities – things like walking, rafting and cycling in wild Carpathians make this trip great fun.
  • Spooky castles and medieval towns – discover Spissky castle, Eastern Europe´s biggest castle, and the town of Levoca.
  • Krakow – the Polish former capital.

Map & itinerary

Welcome to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.

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 Prague’s attractions.

Prague is a fascinating city, with lots to do. We recommend a couple of extra nights here to make the most of your time. If you want us to find you a well-located, family-friendly hotel, just let us know.

Accommodation: Hotel Lunik (or similar)

Today you’ll enjoy sightseeing in Prague, considered to be one of the prettiest towns in the world. Your local guide will walk you around the historic centre, set to the backdrop of Prague Castle – the largest castle complex in the world.

Follow in the footsteps of Czech kings to Charles Bridge, and walk through the narrow streets, medieval squares and dark passages, to the Old Town Square. Here you’ll see the Orloj astronomical clock.

Late evening, you’ll head to the station to catch the sleeper train to Poprad in the heart of the High Tatras.

A sleeper train is a unique experience for the kids, and a fun way to travel to your next country – Slovakia.

Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sleeper train

After an early arrival in Poprad, you’ll transfer to your hotel for breakfast and fuel up for your first walking adventure.

It’s up into the hills with a cable car ride to Skalnate Pleso (1,751m), home to a crystal-clear mountain lake. Located in the foothills of Lomnicky peak at 2634m., there’ll be time to soak up the views, visit the hilltop observatory and maybe have coffee and cake on the restaurant terrace!

From here you’ll hike along a popular family trail, exploring mountain huts and cascading waterfalls on a scenic trek that has views over the villages and settlements below. Your walk ends with a funicular cable car ride back to Smokovec.

Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Penzion Paula (or similar)

A short drive takes you to one of the biggest castles in Central-Eastern Europe, 12th-Century Spissky Castle. A local guide will walk you through the site’s interesting stories, in a way that’ll bring them to life for the kids.

You’ll take a tour of medieval Levoca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the highest wooden altar in the world, before cycling to the ancient town of Kezmarok with a superb view of the peaks of the High Tatras.

An early evening transfer takes you back to the hotel, for a well-earned dinner and glass of wine.

Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Penzion Paula (or similar)

This morning we start with a tram journey through the Tatras’ most famous settlements to Strbske Pleso (1,347m), Slovakia´s highest village and home to a beautiful glacial lake.

The village is one of the most popular destinations in Slovakia as it provides many kilometres of hiking routes and the chance to admire the lake itself. From here, we’ll follow a trail to Skok waterfall. The hiking trail is waymarked and leads you along a road to the peace and tranquillity of the pine-forested Mlynicka Valley.

From here, a stony path squeezes you through hairpin turns to the foot of the waterfall, which drops 25m from the rocky ledge above. It’s easy to see why these are one of the High Tatras’ top ten attractions – the cascading waters are beautiful as they tumble down the mountain into the pools below.

With a chance to see rare Tatra chamois on rocky peaks around you, this is the perfect spot for our packed lunch. After a well-deserved break we´ll hike back to Strbske Pleso and return back to Tatranska Lomnica by the mountain tram.

Meals included: breakfast, packed lunch
Accommodation: Penzion Paula (or similar)

After breakfast we´ll drive to the national park of Pieniny, which forms a natural border with Poland. Here we’ll visit one of the most magical sites in Slovakia - Cerveny Klastor (the Read Monastery), which was home to the Cistercian monks. We´ll learn about the most famous monk, Cyprian, the inventor of hang-glider and author of the oldest pharmacy in Central Europe.

The Pieninsky national park is also home to Dunajec Gorge. At 23km it´s one of the longest gorges in Europe. A spectacular way to see it is from the water, so take to your rafts, grab an oar and head along the river surrounded by towering, forested peaks.

After our rafting adventure it´s time for lunch in traditional restaurant. Here we´ll meet our driver, who will drive us to our final destination, the ancient town of Krakow and the former capital of Poland.

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Benefis

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 child-friendly guided tour before a free afternoon to enjoy more of Krakow, or visit Wieliczka Salt Mines or the Auschwitz concentration camp if you would like to (this is optional).

Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Benefis

Today you’ll transfer to Krakow´s airport, which is where this tour 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.

Dates Status Adult price Child price
Sun 18 Jul 21 - Sun 25 Jul 21 Available 899 € 879 €
Sun 01 Aug 21 - Sun 08 Aug 21 Available 899 € 879 €
Sun 15 Aug 21 - Sun 22 Aug 21 Available 899 € 879 €
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Holiday information

This trip is an ideal option for active families wanting to explore Central Europe in an active way. The trip is designed to be suitable for children from the age of seven.

  • 7 nights in three-star hotels
  • Seven breakfasts, two lunches
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Sleeper train from Prague to the Tatras
  • All transfers to/from activities as per itinerary
  • English-speaking tour leader from start to finish
  • International flights
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Any optional activities mentioned in the itinerary

Single room supplement: 170 EUR

Child 11 years and younger on extra bed: - 90 EUR OFF the child price on proper bed.

Our groups usually consist of 2 – 5 families, allowing children the chance to make new friends while adults can relax in the beauty of their surroundings.

In order to guarantee our brochure price, the minimum group size for this trip is usually 6. 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.

This tour starts in Prague.

This tour ends in Krakow.

To enhance flexibility 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.

List of airports with distances to the first hotel in Prague:

Prague Airport – 30min, 19 km

There are two options of getting to your starting hotel:

Public transport
You can reach your hotel by public transport (bus, tram, underground). Using public transport is another way of experiencing your destination, which puts you right in the centre of the action. If you prefer to travel by public transport we can help you find the best option.

Private transfers (door to door service)
Book your private airport transfers directly with us. Our fast, reliable and affordable private transfers are the best way to reach your starting hotel quickly and comfortably. For up-to-date prices of airport private transfers click here.

During this tour we will use: train, underground, tram, cable cars, bus.

During this trip you’ll stay in comfortable three-star hotels. On the overnight sleeper train, you’ll be in three or four-berth cabins with shared facilities in each carriage.

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 a 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 and 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 the beauty of Prague, Krakow, and Slovakia´s spectacular mountain scenery.

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 and 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 the beauty of Prague, Krakow, and Slovakia´s spectacular mountain scenery.

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  2. Secure your place/s online by clicking the BOOK NOW button or contact us by email/phone. Your place is secured with a 10 EUR deposit per person and you can pay by bank transfer.
  3. Once the deposit is received a confirmation email will be sent to your email automatically, and your place/s will be officially confirmed.

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!

Customers reviews

Sandra and Tim Docter (USA Chicago) June 2019

GENERAL FEEDBACK - YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE
Our overall experience was outstanding from start to finish!

WHAT WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TRIP?
Every city that we visited and every activity that we participated in was truly unique and could be considered a highlight of the trip. Our family is very active and loves the outdoors so our time in the Tatra Mountains stands out as THE highlight.

ACCOMMODATION
Overall the accommodations were excellent with ‘Paula’ being our #1 absolute favorite. The accommodations in Krakow were convenient and the breakfast food was very good. At the same time, the neighborhood was a bit rundown and the staff was a bit unfriendly.

TRANSPORT
Outstanding in every way.

MEALS
Fabulous. We all gained a few pounds last week!

PLEASE RATE YOUR LEADER
A+ Exceptional in every way.

WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED WITH ANY PART OF YOUR TRIP?
Not at all. The trip was magical!

WHAT TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER TRAVELLERS BOOKING THIS HOLIDAY?
Be in shape and be ready to do a lot of walking!
Be sure to pack a very comfortable pair of walking shoes and a rain poncho.

Carla Glynn (IE) July 2019

WHAT WAS YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE?
it was a superb experience.

WHAT WERE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF YOUR TRIP?
Rafting and riverside cycle. Overnight train (children loved that). Mountain hike in the beautiful Tatras. Our mountain village was very pretty and lively. Prague and Krakow were both spectacular.

ACCOMMODATION
All 3 hotels were perfectly located and spotlessly clean.

TRANSPORT
Very efficient with courteous drivers. The air-con could have been more effective on the 2 hour transfer to Krakow.

MEALS
I think we just had breakfasts included? These were all highly satisfactory, especially the breakfast provided by the Krakow hotel.

PLEASE RATE YOUR LEADER
lice in Prague gave us a very thorough tour and was very pleasant and keen that nothing should spoil our day. She was clearly passionately interested in the history and culture of her city.
Linda was absolutely superb,highly efficient, always three steps ahead in terms of organizing everything and with an in-depth knowledge of the mountains. Excellent English and also sociable and fun to be around.

WERE YOU DISAPPOINTED WITH ANY PART OF YOUR TRIP?
No.

WHAT TIPS WOULD YOU GIVE OTHER TRAVELLERS BOOKING THIS HOLIDAY?
The days were very busy and packed with activity so it’s a long day on your feet. Our two girls, aged 7 and 8, are very fit and sporty so they managed it but I think a younger child or a less sporty child would struggle to last the day. However there is always an option to leave the group to take a break, and we did that once or twice.

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why book with slovakia explorer?

This superb family summer adventure in Central Europe is a great opportunity to explore the highlights of romantic Prague, the High Tatras mountains and Krakow. With a lovely variety of outdoor activities including walking, rafting and cycling, this is an ideal itinerary for active families wanting to experience the history and the mountains of Central Europe in one holiday.

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