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From the Gothic church spires and the medieval castles of Krakow, to the chilling red-brick buildings of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland’s architectural treasures remain strong and sturdy, and continue to tell stories from its turbulent past. Soak up the culture and history of this fascinating country on one of our holidays to 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, hilltops and stunning lakes.Read more
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the ancient city of Krakow, Poland’s former capital. A royal city where many kings and rulers have been buried, Krakow is also surprisingly international – inhabiting many ethnic groups and still maintaining its rich Jewish heritage. Discover the remarkable architecture that has been preserved over centuries, from its medieval castles, UNESCO-listed Old Town and gothic churches, to the notorious, poignant Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Stroll through the cobbled streets of Warsaw and catch sights of the capital’s preserved remnants from the Second World War. Explore the historic Old Town and admire the beautifully restored buildings that survived the damage. See the Royal Castle, the Sigismund Column and the Rynek.
Enjoy the outdoors in the south and take in the vast alpine-type peaks of the Tatra Mountains in the southern Polish town of Zakopane. Uncover the beauty of the north and admire the clear lakes and beautiful lagoons along the Baltic coast.
With a history that stretches back to the 10th century, Poland is a country with historic gems waiting to be discovered. From its poignant ruins to the Wieliczka Salt Mines, Poland is a country that has stood the tests of time and still retains its traditions.
There is more to this country than meets the eye – from its lively bars and music clubs, to its quieter more tranquil views of mountains, lakes and beaches. With 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Poland is a visual masterpiece brimming with history giving its visitors plenty to discover. Here are some of the top things we think you should add to your list of things to do.