Wander through the stunning Tatra Mountains via sled, ski and foot.
Wandering through the Tatra Mountains feels like an excursion through a pallid snow-touched dream – the only thing greater in beauty than the endless trees and rolling landscapes are the sharp peaks that define the area, not to mention the townships that have developed a symbiotic relationship with the land. On your adventures to the highest range of the Carpathian Mountains, have something more than a mere journey – have an experience.
Feel history breathe off the painted buildings of Zalipie. Understand how snow has affected local history as you travel on the back of a traditional horse-drawn sled. Replenish your energy with hearty meals, stocked to the brim with fine Polish meats and breads. Survey the lands from up high as you glide down ski-slopes. This is how the Tatras need to be experienced – through the kaleidoscopic facets that the locals have come to know and understand. Through enjoyment, tradition and exploration.
Discover Krakow, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Central Europe.
Get off the beaten track and visit Zalipie, a small but pretty village in Poland where every house is painted with folklore motives.
Discover Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland. Strap on some snowshoes and explore like a mountain goat in the Polish Tatras.
Join a Kulig, a traditional horse and sleigh ride dating back to the times of polish nobility. Enjoy traditional polish treats along the way; grilled sausages, lard with cracklings, pickled cucumbers and bread.
Clip in to some cross country skiis and glide around the Slovakian side of Tatra mountains
Learn to make authentic Polish food, such as pierogi (filled dumplings) and placki (potato pancakes), with a local cook.
This trip runs over winter, the weather is unpredictable at that time of the year in Central Europe. Please expect low, sub-zero temperatures and possibly lot of snow (not guaranteed). Be prepared with adequate clothing.
In the event that unseasonably warm weather prevents us from operating the snow-based activities on this trip, reasonable alternatives will be offered in replacement.
There are some snow based activities included in this itinerary. You don’t have to be an athlete to take part but basic level of fitness will allow you to enjoy these fully. Please be aware you’ll require adequate clothing for these activites; warm and waterproof jacket and trousers.
There will be few long rides on winding roads in the mountains.
Meals in this part of Europe are often meat-based. While vegans and vegetarians will be catered for, meal options may be less varied than you might find at home.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 March 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
Single supplement is available on this trip with no exceptions.
This is winter trip, please make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear.