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Kraków, Poland
Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Admire the stunning scenery of Poland’s Dunajec Valley with this day trip to the Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow. Float down the river on a wooden raft and soak up views of the limestone cliffs from the water. Top off your trip with a visit to the 14th-century Niedzica Castle before making the journey back to Krakow.
  • Day trip from Krakow to Dunajec River Gorge and Niedzica Castle
  • Visit 14th-century Niedzica Castle, which overlooks Czorsztyn Lake
  • Have fun floating down the Dunajec River on a wooden raft
  • Enjoy the stunning views of limestone cliffs shooting up from the water
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Services of a professional guide
Transportation services
2-3 hours rafting trip
Services of a rafter guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Powiśle 7, 31-101 Kraków, Poland

Go to the big bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow and look for coaches marked on both sides with "Cracow Tours". Please keep on eye out for this signage when awaiting your pickup. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your day trip will begin with pickup from your select Krakow hotel. Travel by comfortable coach to the 14-century Niedzica Castle, initially constructed by Hungarians to protect one of the Dunajec Valley's crucial trade routes. Explore the interior of the castle and soak up views over Czorsztyn Lake. Learn the history behind the Incas who found refuge here, as well as background on the castle’s large water reservoir and extensive dam.

Continue to Sromowce Nizne, where you’ll hop aboard a wooden raft and float along the Dunajec River. See the picturesque Dunajec River Gorge, as well as stunning views of limestone cliffs from the water. You’ll also have the chance to spot rare bird species or native flora.

Your guide will point out top sights as you go and fill you in on the rich history of the gorge. Weather depending, bring rain wear or a sun hat for the 2- to 3-hour voyage. Your trip will conclude with transportation back to Krakow.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dunajec Gorge
You will travel by comfortable car with your tour guide approximately 2-3 hours, each way. Upon arrival at your destination, you will join other participants of the River Rafting Experience. One raft can accommodate a group of up to 11 people, lead by two raftsmen – a foreman at the front and an assistant at the back of the raft. During the 2-3 hours of the raft trip, you will have an opportunity to admire 14th-century Červený Kláštor on the Slovak side. Rafters are also impressed by rugged limestone rocks reaching even 500 m in height above the water surface. The highlight of the trip, however, is a view on the most famous summits of the Pieniny Mountains, namely Sokolica and Trzy Korony. Your raft trip down the Dunajec river ends in the town of Szczawnica – one of the oldest Polish health resorts. You will have about 1 hour of free time to have a lunch and then return to Krakow. Admission Ticket included in the price. Lunch is not included in the price.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. This tour can be canceled up to 12-hours prior touring date. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative tour for the same price or refund in accordance with the Viator cancellation policy. A rafting trip lasts 2-3 hours, depending on the level. We recommend taking comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat and a sun hat. Not wheelchair accessible. DEPARTURE TIME You are required to contact Cracow Tours no later than 24h before the date of the tour to confirm the time of departure. DEPARTURE POINT Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow, or selected hotels in Krakow. If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, you must make your own way to the main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle Street, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Krakow. Check-in at this location is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time. PICKUP SERVICE Our pickup service is available from selected hotels in Krakow. Depending on the location of the hotel, the pickup service will be between 30–50 minutes before the tour departure time. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pickup time and the possibility of a pickup. Please note: pickups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance. RETURN DETAILS Original departure point.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Intercrac
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Dunajec River Gorge from Krakow.

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
A lovely scenic rafting ride and...
Akshay M
, Dec 2017
A lovely scenic rafting ride and experience where the Dunajec River flows through the borders of Poland on the left side and Slovakia on the right, bifurcating the 2 countries and the river gorge with its limestone cliffs are an awesome sight.
star-5
Lovely tour. It rained while we...
bcortis
, Aug 2017
Lovely tour. It rained while we were on the raft but it was still great. Pity that the explanation was in Polish. Our van driver, Bruno, was very friendly, and he also gave us some very interesting historical information.
star-1
The weather didn't help but the 2...
David B
, Oct 2016
The weather didn't help but the 2 crew men on the raft made no attempt to speak to speak us or welcome us on board and we felt like second class citizens our driver complained about the distance he had to drive and missed out the castle completely
star-5
Wonderful experience ,beautiful...
Sherin B
, Sep 2016
Wonderful experience ,beautiful scenery, guide was friendly,helpful a real gent, even though it rained it was exciting ,would love to do it again if I return to Kraków.
star-5
The castle was interesting, though...
Yogesh J
, Jun 2016
The castle was interesting, though not much different from others we had seen near Krakow. But the region is really pretty, with mountains, lakes, rivers and tiny villages. The rafting down the Dunjec River Gorge was particularly enjoyable. The views are breathtaking and, since the weather was cool and pleasant, we found it to be very relaxing as well. The boats men did not speak English, so you miss out a bit. But the spectacular views make up for everything. It was a fairly smooth ride, with Slovakia on one side and Poland on the other. You also cross the border for a short while. Overall, a very worthwhile fun trip.
star-1
The rafting through the river gorge...
Kevin B
, Apr 2016
The rafting through the river gorge is highly recommended, beautiful scenery, peaceful, lots to see and a very unusual activity. However, the second part of the trip was very disappointing! The tour was booked through Viator's own website yet when it came to the day of the tour it turned out that the booking had been accepted for a Monday - when the castle is closed!! The fact that the guide explained how interesting it is inside the castle DID NOT make up for the fact that we could not see it. It was even suggested that we had booked to early! Be very careful of dates when booking this trip, and perhaps make a specific check to ensure that the whole day's activities are available.
star-2
it was too expensive. When we went...
Darrell H
, Oct 2015
it was too expensive. When we went it was too cold but that was my fault. The guide does not speak English
star-5
Andrew was very informative and...
Valerie R
, Sep 2015
Andrew was very informative and helpful. There was some confusion as to our pick up point, but Andrew followed up via our hotel and made it all happen seamlessly. The raft journey was in Polish so needed to read about what we were seeing. Countryside wonderful. Overall a great experience.
star-1
Would not recommend raft trip is two...
Ravini J
, Jul 2015
Would not recommend raft trip is two hours long with no bathroom or shade. It was very hot on the day i went so after paying for it i opted not to go. Also the castle was a dissapointment. the tour guide was good
star-5
Well organized and a fantastic day...
Sofie R
, Jun 2015
Well organized and a fantastic day out! The scenery is beautiful and we even got to see a bear.

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