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Reviews for Krakow and the High Tatras in winter vacation

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review 15 Feb 2020

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Riding a horse-drawn cart on the snow, eating a meal cooked in a campfire, riding the cable car to the top of the mountain, and learning about the history and culture of Poland and Slovakia.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Bring warm clothes and waterproof shoes as it can get very cold in the mountains and sometimes it rains/snows a lot. Plan what you would like to do as there is a lot of flexibility regarding activities but sometimes the weather is tricky and tickets to some attractions may be quickly sold out.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We ate at local restaurants and stayed at a family-owned accommodation in the mountains. The place was out of the beaten path, so the local communities could benefit from people visiting without the negative effects of excess tourism.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I had a great time, even though this was a solo vacation. Jan was a fantastic guide, very informative and easygoing, there was not a boring moment. I liked the combination of cultural visits and winter activities. I had the chance to see the major tourist sites in Krakow and then went to the mountains for some winter fun cross country skiing and hiking in the snow, we also went to a cave with lots of interesting geological formations. Riding the horse cart on the snow and eating the bbq'd sausages outdoors was a great experience, it felt like being in a Christmas postcard. The grand finale was riding the cable car to the top of the mountain on a sunny winter day. The scenery was lovely, and we also had the chance to interact with the locals. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. There was a lot of flexibility regarding the activities, so participants could try other winter sports or relaxing in a spa if they wish. For me, this was the perfect combination of winter fun and cultural sites, and can recommend anyone to join this tour as only a moderate level of fitness is required.

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