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Join us on a holiday to Poland

From the Gothic church spires and the medieval castles of Krakow, to the chilling red-brick buildings of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland’s architectural treasures are equally striking and intriguing, and continue to tell stories from its turbulent past. Soak up the culture and history of this fascinating country on one of our escorted tours in Poland.

With the balmy Baltic coast in the north, and the lofty Tatra mountains in the south, Poland is one of the largest countries in Central Europe – covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres. Its landscapes are dotted with ancient towns and historic cities, woodlands, rivers, mountains, beaches and stunning lakes. Warm hospitality, hearty cuisine, and beautiful architecture add to the country's ample charm.

Poland’s former capital, Krakow, is also one of Europe’s most popular destination cities. This is due both to its long, fascinating history (people have lived here since the Stone Age, and the city was the Polish heart of culture, learning and politics from the 10th Century to the 20th) and to its proximity to some of the country’s biggest draws – the Tatra Mountains, the Wieliczka Salt Mines and the historic, heart-rending site of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Head to Krakow on one of our Poland tours, and you’ll discover a city filled with remarkable buildings, including many lovingly restored synagogues and so many churches that the city was once known as “Northern Rome”.

In the face of such riches, you might expect the current Polish capital, Warsaw, to be a poor reflection of its older neighbour. But it really isn’t. The city was all but flattened in World War Two, but the elegant architecture was largely and lovingly restored from 1945 onwards, and the city is now a charming blend of architectural styles from the Baroque to the sharply modern. From the markets and characterful buildings in the Old Town to its gorgeous parks and great range of eating and drinking spots, it offers plenty to visitors.

The landscape between Poland’s cities is one of largely untouched natural beauty. It’s also mostly flat – a carpet of pastures and pine forest, criss-crossed by rivers and dotted with lakes, sweeping up to the Baltic, but the Tatra mountains to Krakow’s south rise into an Alpine landscape much-loved by hikers and skiers who flock to the pretty resort town of Zakopane in their respective seasons. The district of Mazury, with its stunning lakes and rivers, is the ideal place to try your hand at canoeing or kayaking - novices are more than welcome!

Wherever your holiday in Poland takes you, you’ll find it a friendly place filled with history but still very much alive, energetic and ready to welcome visitors. Discover the very best of this fascinating country on one of our escorted tours in Poland

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Things to see in Poland

Poland tour highlights

Things to see and places to visit on your escorted tour of Poland

Poland FAQS

First time to Poland? Here are a few questions/ answers you might find helpful...

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GMT +1
Avg. Flight Time
2hrs 30 min
Visa Required
No
Currency
Polish złoty
  • Generally speaking, the best time to visit Poland is during spring (between March and May) and autumn (September and November), outside of the hot summer and harsh winter.

  • Poland is one of the cheapest countries to visit in the European Union, and much cheaper than France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

  • Despite being a member of the European Union, Poland does not use the Euro. Instead, they use the złoty (abbreviated to PLN). For the latest exchange rates, please see XE.

  • Poland is known for its delightful medieval cities, none more so than Krakow, and its stately castles and churches. The country is home to an incredibly diverse array of geographical features, including nearly 400 miles of coastline, the Tatra and Carpathian mountain ranges, and huge sand dunes in the Błędów Desert.

    Near Krakow is the Wieliczka Salt Mine, an underground city carved entirely of salt, and the Aucshwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, a harrowing reminder of one of humanity's darkest hours. 

  • Typically, Polish cuisine is rich in meat, especially pork, chicken and beef, and features a wide range of vegetables, spices, and herbs. Food in Poland tends to be hearty and heavy in its use of butter, cream, eggs and many seasonings.

    Among the most popular Polish dishes are bigos, pierogi, pork loin, sour rye soup and cabbage roll.

  • Generally speaking, English is widely spoken in Poland, especially in the major cities and tourist destinations. Below, you'll find a few useful phrases in Polish:
    Helloczesc
    Goodbyedo widzenia
    Thank youdziekuje ci
    Pleaseprosze
    Do you speak English?czy mowisz po Angielsku?
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