Poland

Despite its medieval towns and thriving cities offering around-the-clock excitement, Poland remains a relatively undiscovered destination by European standards. Read more...

While remnants of its distressing past are still present, modern Poland is now home to an intriguing cultural mix. With a fascinating and diverse landscape, the country’s natural scenery is spectacular, as is its collection of lively cities and medieval architecture.

After being almost completely destroyed during World War II, the capital of Warsaw has been remade into an energetic and entertaining city. With an emerging bar and restaurant scene, it’s the perfect destination for history buffs and food enthusiasts.

Take a step back in time and visit Krakow. An essential stopping point, there’s the chance here to explore the Gothic magnificence of Wawel Castle, trace the tragic recent history of the Jewish people or view the meticulously hand-crafted wooden alter carved by Witt Stowsz in St Mary’s Church. Of course, everyone should also visit the market at the beautiful Cloth Hall.

For a change of pace, head to the Tatra Mountains, bordering Slovakia, and explore the wondrous peaks and valleys. For the adventurous, hiking, cycling, caving and even paragliding are popular activities.

With a stark contrast between old and new, Poland is the ideal destination for a journey through history.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dip into the Baltic Sea in Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, the three beachside beauties that make up the Trinity.
  • Explore the hidden underground cellars and restaurants of Krakow in some of the city’s oldest buildings.
  • Wander around the vibrant classical and baroque architecture of Market Square in Wroclaw.
  • Discover Warsaw’s thriving arts scene and learn about its sometimes distressing history.
  • Hike, cycle or climb your way around the famously picturesque Tatra Mountains.