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Discover Poland holidays 2021
Holidays in Poland are a fascinating mix of history, natural treasures and rich culture. The country’s delicious fare and hospitable locals complete the recipe for the perfect getaway.
Located in Central Europe, Poland blends modernity with tradition. From charming villages that hark back to days gone by to cosmopolitan cities, the country has something for everybody. Nature enthusiasts are bound to enjoy Poland’s national parks, mountains and seaside. Meanwhile, history buffs and architecture lovers will be fascinated by the country’s gothic cathedrals, communist relics and countless museums.
The Solidarity Movement in Poland
Solidarnosc, or the Solidarity Movement, inspired the fall of communism. Founded in 1980, in its heyday the movement had over 9 million members. Today, you can learn about the movement at the European Solidarity Centre at the shipyard in Gdansk, where its story first began.
Why book Poland holidays
Top attractions to visit
Warsaw Old Town, Krakow Jewish Quarter, Wawel Castle
Explore the city
We love city breaks to Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk
Sample the local food
Try the Polish dumplings, Pierogi, and Borscht (bright-red beetroot soup!)
Stroll down the Love Heart Bridge in Wilanowska
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Gdansk, Gdynia & Sopot are Poland’s nightlife hotspots
Must-visit historical sites
Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz-Birkenau Camps
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Top attractions in Poland
Whether you are short on time or have months to explore the country, holidays in Poland are guaranteed to captivate your senses.
- Descend down the shafts of the Wieliczka Salt Mine to discover its stunning chapels and intriguing statues. Dating back to the 13th century, the highlight of the Wieliczka Salt Mine is the Chapel of St. Kinga, which features chandeliers and furniture made from salt.
- No visit to Poland can be complete without paying your respects at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Camps in Oswiecim. Between 1940 and 1945, the concentration camps held 1,3 million prisoners, most of whom were Jewish and perished at the facility.
- Constructed by the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century, the medieval Malbork Castle has been turned into an impressive museum. Don’t miss the medieval kitchen, which comes complete with a six-meter fireplace.
- A mix of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architectural elements, the Wawel Royal Castle in Krakow showcases an impressive collection of art, weapons and ceramics. The area is said to have been the home of the legendary Wawel Dragon that used to terrorise the city’s inhabitants.
- Immerse yourself in Poland’s traditional life in Zalipie. Often called the most beautiful village in Poland, the quaint town abounds with colourful timber cottages, which in the past were handpainted by the village’s eligible women.
Nature in Poland
From wooded forests to shifting sand dunes, Poland offers plenty of natural gems to satisfy lovers of the great outdoors.
- A sight to behold, the Crooked Forest in Gryfino features 400 pine trees with a very characteristic bend. It’s unclear whether the oddly-shaped trees are natural or have been created artificially.
- Reach the 1,600-meter Sniezka pass at the Karkonosze National Park for breathtaking views of the surrounding forests, waterfalls and river valleys.
- If you are visiting Poland in winter, don’t miss the skiing season in Zakopane. The charming town is jam packed with traditional timber cottages and cosy taverns backed by stunning mountain views.
- One of the best places in the world to spot the European Bison, the national symbol of Poland, the Bialowieza Forest is a must-see for wildlife lovers. The primeval forest is also home to wild boars, wolves and red deer.
- Located in northeastern Poland, the Masurian Lake District has over 2,000 lakes. At the heart of the area lies Lake Sniardwy, which spans over 113.8 square kilometres and is the country’s largest lake.
What our local experts say
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Your Poland questions answered
For moderate temperatures, the best time to visit Poland is in the spring months of March to May and in the fall, which runs from September to November.
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