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You will be surprised by the sheer number of private tourist agencies offering everything from information to accommodation, lift tickets, and day trips. Zakopane's small Tourist Information Center (Centrum Informacji Turystycznej; Kosciuszki 17; tel. 18/201-22-11; www.promocja.zakopane.pl) can help with general orientation questions and provide maps, but that's about it. A private agency, Zwyrtozka, two doors down toward town (Kosciuszki 15; tel. 18/201-52-12), maintains a list of rooms. Both agencies can help arrange day trips, including excursions to Slovakia, as well as sell lift passes and advise on things like ski and bike rental.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.