Dunajec River Gorge And Niedzica Castle From Krakow - Niedzica-zamek

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:10 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Powiśle 7, 33-332 Kraków, Poland
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point
    Choice of pickup from our main tour departure point: the bus park at 7 Powisle street, across from the Sheraton .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Undoubtedly Dunajec River Gorge is one of the Poland's prime tourist attractions and this great day trip from Krakow gives you the chance to admire some amazing scenery as you float down the river, as well as a visit to Niedzica Castle in the Dunajec Valley.

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Cracow Tours, Krakow, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

Situated by the Vistula river, Krakow is the cradle of Polish culture anda characteristic urban phenomenon. It is the former capital of Poland, the place of coronation and later the burial ground of almost all Polish monarchs. For a long time it has been attracting scholars with the oldest university in the country, artists with the cultural climate and pilgrims with the sanctuaries and holy relics. Since the beginning, Krakw has also been enticing tourists with its atmosphere, monuments, and recently also the memory of Pope John Paul II.
The legendary founder of the city was Prince Krak, the vanquisher of the Wawel Dragon (the effigy of the beast stands at the foot of Wawel Hill). Remnants of the oldest history of the city have been preserved in two mounds dating from the 7th century called the Wanda and Krak mounds. The first historical information about Krakow is contained in a 10th-century note of Ibrahim ibn Jakub. In the book of Muhammad al-Idrisi (dating from the 12th century) Krakow is described as a beautiful and large city with many houses, residents, markets, vineyards and gardens. At the beginning of the 12th century Gallus Anonymous depicted
Krakow as a thriving metropolis and wrote in his Chronicles: Krakow, the capital city, excels all Polish cities. Krakow was founded according to the Magdeburg law (by Bolesaw V the Chaste) on the 5 June 1257. district) was inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Cultural and Natural Heritage
Sites in 1978 as the first of its kind.It is important for the residents of Krakow to cultivate their traditions such as the annual nativity crib contest or the Lajkonik wandering in the octave of the
Corpus Christi (June) from Zwierzyniec to the Main market square.
Among the many eminent people connected to Krakow are the Pope John Paul II; the Nobel Prize poets Czesaw Miosz and Wislawa Szymborska; the founder of the avant-garde theatre Cricot-2, Tadeusz Kantor; the playwright Stanisaw Mrozek; Stanislaw Lem the legend of Polish fantasy writing; Stanislaw Wyspianski a painter, poet, playwright, designer and the author of works such as the stained glass decorating the Franciscan Church; and Dr. Feliks Manggha Jasinski the benefactor of the Japanese collection displayed currently in the Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology funded by Andrzej Wajda.

Stop At: Niedzica Castle (Zamek w Niedzicy), Niedzica, Lesser Poland Province, Southern Poland

The Niedzica Castle was built between the years 1320 and 1326 by an Hungarian person known as the Kokos of Brezovica. For several years this castle was used as the border between Hungary and Poland. Along the history this castle had many owners principally aristocrat families.
The Niedzica Castle was built on a hill 300 meters upstream from the Dunajec River. The Niedzica Castle is considered as one of the most beautiful castles in all Poland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dunajec Gorge, Southern Poland

Dunajec Gorge is also one of the best-known tourist attractions in the Pieniny Mountains. Wooden raft trips have been organized daily by Pieniny Gorals since the early 19th century when their customers consisted mostly of guests of nearby Niedzica and Czorsztyn castles. The trip begins in the village of Sromowce Wyzne-Katy, and ends in the resort town of Szczawnica, 18 km downstream. It takes about 23 hours. The second leg of the tour is only 5 km long. It begins in Szczawnica and ends in the town of Kroscienko nad Dunajcem. The Gorge makes 7 loops in its length. The surrounding rock reaches 300 m in height almost all the way through.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (designated centrally located Krakow hotels only).

If you are interested in complementary hotel pickup, please make sure to contact the supplier

no later than 24h prior to your tour.

Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels.

Pls arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced,

you must make your own way to 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.

Live guide.

Air-conditioned vehicle.

Entry/Admission - Niedzica Castle (Zamek w Niedzicy)

Entry/Admission - Dunajec Gorge

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

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.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Roundtrip transportation is available from designated centrally located Krakow hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation. You are required to wait at the reception 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.

If you do not require hotel pickup, or your hotel cannot be serviced, or you do not confirm the pickup time & location, you must make your own way to 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.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 25-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.

  • 27-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.

  • 31-Dec-2016

    Very good driver/guide. Interesting and varied sites.

  • 13-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

  • 06-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.

  • 25-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.

  • 09-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.

  • 19-Oct-2015

    it was too expensive. When we went it was too cold but that was my fault. The guide does not speak English

  • 09-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.

  • 08-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

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