Poland Holidays 2014 - 2015

Chocholowska valley, Tatras Mountain
Gdansk, Poland

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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.

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.