Poland & Slovakia Walking & Hiking Tour

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Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,549 - $4,999 /person

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6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Poland & Slovakia Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 1-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Aug-Sep 2025: May-Sep

From $4,549 - $4,999 /person

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World Heritage Kraków to the Rugged Tatras Mountains

A dramatic natural border between Slovakia and Poland. Pristine passes and lakes nestled between 8,000-foot peaks. If you haven’t heard of the Tatra Mountains, it’s time you did. Picture days exploring national parks. Nights in grand old hotels. And an ancient cultural landscape of shepherds’ villages and traditional handicrafts. Take going off the beaten path to new heights. You’ve never seen Europe like this.

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Highlights

  • Traverse from Poland to Slovakia on foot while exploring the wooded Pieniny Mountains' delightful scenery 
  • Experience Lesser Poland, a dynamic region steeped in history but in the throes of cultural change
  • Discover mountain lakes, waterfalls and flocks of sheep hidden among rocky crests as you hike Slovakia's High Tatras
  • Complete your journey in enchanting Kraków, a World Heritage city and the ideal place to extend your trip on either end
Poland & Slovakia Walking & Hiking Tour map

Poland & Slovakia 

Start/End Kraków

Airports & Travel details*

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Itinerary

Day 1

Description

From Kraków we travel into breathtaking Tatra National Park • Climb through dense forest and open meadows, pausing to enjoy panoramic vistas of surrounding mountains and valleys • Bustling Zakopane has long been a popular resort for alpine enthusiasts and the highlands’ fascinating gateway city • Sample local flavors at the first of many exceptional dinners.

Accommodations

Night 1

Nosalowy Park Hotel
Zakopane
Premiere Hotel

A stylish retreat in downtown Zakopane’s Villa Marilor, restored to its historic splendor with tasteful updates. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 2-3

Description

Hop a bus across the border into Slovakia • Hike a craggy canyon to a roaring waterfall • Enjoy the views at our splendid hotel nestled between Strbské Lake and the Slovakian High Tatras • Discover a panorama of jagged massifs, pristine lakes and wildflower-strewn meadows • Savor a hot lunch on the trail at a rustic mountain hut • Up for a challenge? Hike to Vel’ké Hincovo Pleso, the area’s largest and deepest glacial lake, tucked high amid rocky peaks • Exploring  a spectacular alpine refuge for myriad flora and fauna, see for yourself why Tatra National Park is recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve.

Accommodations

Nights 2-3

Kempinski High Tatra Mountains
Štrbské Pleso
Premiere Hotel

Consisting of three buildings constructed during various eras, this stately property sits on the shore of Štrbské Lake and beneath the craggy peaks of the Slovakian High Tatras. (pool, spa)  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

Hike across a dramatic ridgeline back into Poland, passing grazing sheep and traditional wooden boats that float along the Dunajec River • Get to know Szczawnica, a mountainside spa town made famous nearly two centuries ago by the curative properties of its thermal mineral springs • Pass through tiny mountain hamlets where local ethnic communities proudly display their distinctive dress, customs and language • Venture into Pieniny National Park, stopping to greet local shepherds and sample their goods—care for some oscypek (smoked sheep milk cheese)? • Joined by a local mountain guide, we gain insight into the region's varied landscapes, as well as the traditional highland culture • Take a last jaunt to a hut for some homemade apple tart before traveling on to Kraków.  

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Modrzewie Park Hotel
Szczawnica​
Premiere Hotel

With art deco-inspired interior spaces, this boutique hotel is set alongside a wooded park. (pool, spa)  

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Night 1

Nosalowy Park Hotel
Zakopane

Premiere Hotel

A stylish retreat in downtown Zakopane’s Villa Marilor, restored to its historic splendor with tasteful updates. (pool, spa)

Nights 2-3

Kempinski High Tatra Mountains
Štrbské Pleso

Premiere Hotel

Consisting of three buildings constructed during various eras, this stately property sits on the shore of Štrbské Lake and beneath the craggy peaks of the Slovakian High Tatras. (pool, spa)  

Nights 4-5

Modrzewie Park Hotel
Szczawnica​

Premiere Hotel

With art deco-inspired interior spaces, this boutique hotel is set alongside a wooded park. (pool, spa)  

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