Poland Holidays 2015

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Perfect Poland

Steeped in captivating history, Poland nurtures tradition and exudes diversity with some of Europe’s top cultural monuments.

The mountainous terrain of Poland attracts many visitors throughout the year. The importance of Polish culture is radiated throughout the country, manifesting in the ancient buildings of Krakow and the many historical attractions of Warsaw. The preserved traditions apparent on Poland Holidays make for a welcoming and accommodating atmosphere, attracting families and lovers looking for a tranquil retreat.

The rather undocumented sandy beaches line the Baltic coast, with rustic countryside teeming with shrubbery to please the eye. The modern cities provide a refreshing distinction to cherished ancient traditions, making holidays to Poland incredibly diverse, meeting the needs of many holidaymakers.

Captivating Culture

Your Poland holidays will never be parched of culture, as the capitol city of Warsaw offers plenty of tradition amongst a backdrop of ancient architecture. Lazienki Park was built in the 18th century and showcases a host of greenery. You may want to keep one eye on your picnic though, as the space is occupied by a multitude of animal life, including peacocks, ducks and squirrels. But the best place to admire the biggest city in Poland is at the towering Palace of Culture and Science, which hosts three theatres, two museums and a cinema, an ideal location for families and those looking to be entertained whilst appreciating the city’s skyline.

For those hoping to be immersed in an area where tradition has been maintained, head to Wroclaw. The colourful buildings and beautiful bridges are enough to make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time. Be sure to head to the market square for authentic cuisine and landmarks such as the clock tower and Elizabeth Church.

A similar experience on your holiday in Poland can be had in the orthodox city of Poznan. Stroll down to the Old Market Square where you can lounge in cafes and bars amongst the fantastic Renaissance Town Hall. Another notable monument of the area is the Parish Church of St. Stanislaus, displaying white and red baroque ornamentation. Those fond of baked goods, head to the Croissant Museum where you and the kids can have a go at making some tasty pastries.

To indulge in native food and drinks, make your way to the centre of Warsaw where an abundance of restaurants and pubs await you arrival. Live music is on offer too, mostly on the weekends, so make sure you’re wearing comfortable shoes as the Polish folk groove is infectious.

Useful information

Visa Information
Confirm you have checked passport and visa requirements for your destination with the relevant embassy and you will hold the correct documentation to travel. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct travel documents, including a passport, ESTA or a visa. If you do not, then lowcostholidays cannot be held responsible for any difficulties you may encounter or losses as a result.

Poland prices and offers

Krakow City, Krakow
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Flight + hotel from £137.00pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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Flight + hotel from £149.00pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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Flight + hotel from £167.00pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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Flight + hotel from £170.00pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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Flight + hotel from £176.50pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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from £52.62pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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from £62.47pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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from £64.90pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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from £68.48pp
Krakow City, Krakow
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from £70.19pp

Things to do in Poland

If you’re after a bit of inspiration on what to do on your holiday in Poland, lowcostholidays has some useful tips and ideas on what to see and do.

Poland activities:

  • Hiking is a popular activity in Poland with many national parks and nature reserves to enjoy. Visit the Kampinos National Park near Warsaw or the Bieszczady National Park, which is part of the Carpathian mountain range.
  • Follow the nature trail at the Bialowieza National Park on a bike.
  • Why not explore the Polish countryside on horseback or try a horse drawn sleigh ride.
  • Winter sports are popular in Tatra. Zakopane is a centre for climbing and winter sports where you can also spot the ‘gingerbread' wooden cottages.
  • Why not go mushroom picking, a fun Polish tradition.

Poland nightlife:

  • Krakow nightlife is bustling. Go clubbing at Rdza, Prozak, Midgard or Ministerstwo.
  • Why not head to one of the bars or pubs in Warsaw?
  • Head to the Old Town district in Krakow for a good selection of restaurants catering for all tastes.
  • Fancy a flutter? Head to one of the casinos in Krakow.
  • Harris' Piano Jazz Bar is a great venue for jazz in Krakow.

Other popular attractions on holidays to Poland:

  • Marvel at the architecture in Krakow and Warsaw. Visit the Old Town and walk along the cobbled streets.
  • Head to the 30th floor observation deck of the Palace of Culture and Science and check out the panoramic views.
  • Visit the Warsaw Rising museum on your family holiday in Poland.
  • Gdansk is home to the largest gothic church in Poland.
  • Head to the medieval walled town of Torun.

Useful information

Visa Information
Confirm you have checked passport and visa requirements for your destination with the relevant embassy and you will hold the correct documentation to travel. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the correct travel documents, including a passport, ESTA or a visa. If you do not, then lowcostholidays cannot be held responsible for any difficulties you may encounter or losses as a result.

Our top hotels in Poland

Activities

Sailing is popular in the coastal resorts of the country such as Gdansk. Hiking is an excellent way to explore the beautiful and impressive Polish countryside. In the winter months the mountains become the ideal place for skiing. Cycling is popular and there are trails all over the countryside. Rock climbing is available in the mountains for enthusiasts and beginners. River rafting can be found in the rivers running through the mountains.

Festivals

The National Championships in Scything Boggy Meadows for Nature is a self-explanatory if slightly mad festival held every year in Biebrza where teams compete to cut boggy meadows with scythes. The Day of Transfiguration of the Saviour or Spas is a religious festival held on 19th of August when people pray for their dead in the city of Grabarka.

Attractions

The Masurian Lake District consists of over two thousand lakes connected by streams and rivers. It is a breath taking part of Poland that is still relatively untouched by tourism, making it a secluded and romantic getaway location. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is an old mine built in the 13th century that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nightlife

Traditional Polish pubs are a great place to sample some local vodka and a glass of local beer. The country has a large number of live music and there is usually some form of live musical entertainment on most days of the week.

Top Cities

Warsaw is Poland’s exciting capital and largest city, full of historic charm and a blooming arts and music scene. Gdansk is a large city situated on the Baltic coast; the historic town is full of spectacular architecture. Krakow is one oldest cities in Poland dating back over 1300 years, the city is a cultural hot pot filled with attractions and excitement.

Attractions

Oswiecim (Auschwitz) is one of the most famous concentration camps. Visitors can take guided tours round the camps; a very powerful experience. Poland has a large number of museums, such as the National Museum of Poland, The World War II Museum and the Galicia Jewish Museum. The Old Town region of Warsaw has been made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the abundance of historic and culturally significant buildings in the area.

Activities

There are a number of bicycle trails that run through the major cities and cycling is a great way to explore a city, as you can cram so much more in than if you just walked. A cultural tour of a city is a great way to get a feel for the place and discover some of its history and perhaps some of its best kept secrets.

Nightlife

Poland has a flourishing club scene with plenty of clubs open into the early hours playing all sorts of electronic music. There is no shortage of bars in Poland, whether you want cocktails or drinks deals. Traditional Polish pubs are a great place to soak up the atmosphere over a couple of vodkas

Attractions

The Bieszczady Mountains are situated in the east of the country and are home to some breath taking scenery and wonderfully romantic trails that weave through the mountains and valleys. The Masurian Lake District consists of over two thousand lakes connected by streams and rivers. It is a breath taking part of Poland that is still relatively untouched by tourism, making it a secluded and romantic getaway location.

Activities

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping all over Poland in its towns and cities, where you can find all the high street brands as well as designer labels. Walking trails are a great way to explore and discover the beautiful Polish countryside. Jewish Quarter Tours are a fascinating experience detailing the history of the Jewish people within the cities.

Nightlife

There is no shortage of bars in Poland, whether you want cocktails or drinks deals.

Traditional Polish pubs are a great place to soak up the atmosphere over a couple of vodkas. Every Polish town has a selection of restaurants; Polish cuisine it is very similar to German cuisine. Why not spend a romantic evening at one of the many theatres found all over the country?

Hotels

You can find a hotel in Poland whatever your taste, whether you want a secluded luxury hotel and spa facility buried in a forest or a modern romantic room in a town centre hotel.

Attractions

There are a number of areas of fantastic natural beauty in Poland, some of which are protected in National Parks, which are open to the public. Oliwa Zoo in Gdansk is home to a hundreds of animals from a number of species some of which are endangered. Poland’s landscape is interspersed with old imposing castles some of which date back over a thousand years. The Baltic coast of Poland is home to the spectacular moving sand dunes that lead to the sea.

Activities

Most Polish towns have regular markets where locals sell their produce. The larger towns and cities have specialised markets some aimed at tourists. The country has a large network of cycle trails which snake their way across the country an provide visitors with excellent views of the rugged Polish countryside.

Nightlife

Traditional Polish pubs are a great place to sample the local beers and the local vodka and soak up the atmosphere. Every Polish town has a selection of restaurants, although Polish food may not be well known it is very similar to German style cuisine. A trip to the theatre is a great way to spend an evening and there are a number of theatres in the country’s larger towns and cities.

Hotels

Poland has a large number of family friendly hotels and much money has been invested into Polish tourism, meaning that hotel are now better equipped for families with children.