This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the Highlander culture of Zakopane and the surrounding Podhale region. We will take you to one of the oldest houses in Zakopane, once owned by one of the most famous highlanders. From there we will continue to a local cheese hut (Bacowka) where we will explain more about highlander culture and also sample different forms of the renowned smoked sheep's cheese.
All Cheese Tasting + Highlander Museum Tour includes
- Transport from Zakopane (pickup at BazaTatry by the main bus station)
- Entrance to highlander museum
- Oscypek tasting
- Grilling your own cheese
- A shot of home-made lemon vodka
- Tour of the Pęksowy Brzyzek Cemetery
Our meeting point is at our office, BazaTatry. From there we will drive to one of the oldest houses in Zakopane (now a small private museum) and start by showing you the life in the old days in the Podhale region. Then on to a Bacowka (cheese hut) for a taste of the famous smoked cheese and a chance to grill your own. We will then visit the famous Pęksowy Brzyzek Cemetery. The Pęksowy Brzyzek Cemetery in itself is a very special place, not only for the amount of famous and notorious highlander and Polish people buried here but also for the unique style of crafted thombstones. From here we will recommend you to go to the oldest restuarant in town where you can sample some local food.
Price per person
Other useful info
- Please bring a warm jacket as it can get cold in the winters and late evenings.
- We can schedule the tour ofr any time during the day to suit your needs.
- Transport throughout the whole trip provided.
- Local English guide.
Reviews from our clients
We had a fab time in Zakopane. BazaTatry really looked after us all week, giving us excellent ski lessons and taking us on half days out to the mountains and various ski resorts. We would highly recommend booking with them and look forward to returning soon!
The house is excellent! We really enjoyed our stay. We also enjoyed the rafting trip and it was nice to be picked up and pass the queues for the rafting. The guide spoke only Polish but made an effort to explain things to us. Happy to have booked with BazaTatry!
Hi Retha, Thank you very much for an excellent stay in Zakopane. We had the best stay and only wish we could have stayed longer. We had a fantastic time learning to Ski with Peter. He was very helpful getting us organised with ski gear and patient teaching us to ski.
The view is amazing and the facilities are great to unwind at the end of an action packed active day, which Retha is also happy to organise for us. We would recommend a hike in the area, fat biking and a snowboard lesson organised through Retha. Next time we are in Zakopane we would definitely stay here again!
Thanks a lot for your kindness. It was really a pleasure to stay with you that day. For sure Zacopane have more things to be discovered, in our next visit we will contact you again. See you... 👍😃