More so than many countries Poland has endured periods of oppression and internal struggle, but with EU membership money has begun to flow into the country. On our Poland holidays you will find vast wildernesses, breathtaking mountains, unspoilt forests peppered with lakes and windswept sand dunes on the Baltic coast. Across this huge expanse you will encounter towns and cities rich in history both glorious and tragic.
Lovers of old architecture will be charmed by the well-preserved gems of Krakow, Wroclaw and Gdansk, with enough cobbled streets, medieval churches, castles, cafes and museums to lose yourself for days in. Poland is also a proud brewing nation with many establishments housing their own microbreweries, so beer enthusiasts are extremely well-catered for. Why not sample some local flavours on your Poland holidays.
Admire the painstaking reconstruction of Warsaw's Old Town which contrasts so vividly with the Stalinist architecture. Take in the treasures of Krakow whose imposing castle peers down on a maze of medieval streets and follow the struggles of Solidarity amidst the rebuilt Renaissance delights of Gdansk. On your Poland holidays, don't miss enchanting Wroclaw, spread over twelve islands with over 100 bridges spanning the network of canals, full of dramatic Gothic architecture.
Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Tatra Mountains, Zakopane is the winter sports capital of Poland. Plentiful snow and challenging runs make for excellent skiing, while the summer months offer walkers mountain lakes, glacial valleys and stunning waterfalls. Enjoy three days in historic Krakow before taking the bus - a journey of around two and a half hours - to Zakopane.
From Zakopane, follow the walking trails through the nearby Tatra National Park. Delve underground into the cavernous chambers of a salt mine, stop at Jasna Gora Monastery, home to the miraculous icon of the Black Madonna, and contemplate the suffering of those who passed through Auschwitz.ital of Poland. Plentiful snow and challenging runs make for excellent skiing, while the summer months offer walkers mountain lakes, glacial valleys and stunning waterfalls. Enjoy three days in historic Krakow before taking the bus - a journey of around two and a half hours - to Zakopane.
A town full of folklore and bearing the legacy of Poland’s artistic set from the 1930s, this independent alpine getaway in the shadow of the spectacular Tatra peaks can be as relaxing or as active as you choose.
From Krakow, book one of our Auschwitz tours. Whilst a visit here is undoubtedly chilling, it is also an important part of the country’s history and a testament to the postwar generation.