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Whether it’s perusing Christmas markets in Wrocław on a wintertime adventure, taking in the capital of Warsaw on a multi-country journey, or immersing yourself in the local culture on an in-depth regional tour — you’ll discover the best of this country on one of our Bohemian Central or Eastern Europe 8-17 day tours that visit Poland.
Poland has many different regions with unique cultures, histories, and attractions. Poland's fascinating and complex history has left a lasting mark on its culture, and tours of Poland's Eastern European cities offer a mix of old-world charm and modern amenities. Kraków, for example, is known for its stunning architecture, lively nightlife, and rich Jewish heritage. On the other hand, Warsaw is a bustling capital city with plenty of museums, parks, and cultural events. From medieval architecture and Renaissance art to modern music and cuisine, there is always something new for travelers to discover when touring Poland.
This region is known for its beautiful landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. A tour of Kraków will take you through the stunning Old Town to see St. Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle, and the Jewish Quarter. If you get the chance, explore the Wieliczka Salt Mine, renowned as the Underground Salt Cathedral of Poland and home to an entire chapel carved from rock salt and salt and dozens of sculptures. Trips to Poland in this region often travel to the city of Oświęcim, better known throughout the world by its German name, Auschwitz, to experience a moving visit to the concentration camp memorial and museum.
On trips to Poland, Warsaw, the capital, is a great starting point for exploring the central region. Take a tour of Warsaw’s Old Town – an official UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Castle, and the Palace of Culture and Science. Other highlights include the historic town of Łódź, the medieval castle in Radom, and the beautiful landscape of the Kampinos National Park.
This region is known for its beautiful beaches, charming towns, and unique culture. A tour of Gdańsk will take you through the historic Old Town, the Royal Way, and the Westerplatte Memorial. While in Gdańsk, if you get the chance, visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Teutonic Order of Knights in 1274. Other Northern Poland highlights include the seaside town of Sopot, the beautiful Biebrza National Park, and the city of Toruń, another UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its gingerbread.
This region is known for its beautiful countryside, charming towns, and unique history. A tour of Wrocław will take you through the beautiful Old Town, the Market Square, and the Ostrów Tumski Island. Other highlights include the city of Poznań, the historic town of Zamość, and the beautiful Karkonosze Mountains.
No matter which region you choose to explore, you are sure to find a wealth of culture, history, and natural beauty in Poland.
What is the best time of year to tour Poland?
The best time to take a trip to Poland depends on what you want to do and see. The summer months (June-August) are the most popular and busiest. Spring (April-June) and fall (September-November) can be good times to visit, as the weather is mild and there are fewer tourists. Winter (December-February) can be cold but also offers the chance to experience Poland's winter festivals and activities.
What are some must-see attractions in Poland?
Some must-see sites to add to your list to see on a tour of Poland include the historic city of Kraków and its Wawel Castle, the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, the Tatra Mountains, and the historic town of Gdańsk.
How long should I spend in Poland?
The length of your trip to Poland will depend on how much time you have and what you want to see and do. A week is a good amount of time to see some of the major cities and attractions, but if you want to explore more of the countryside or participate in outdoor activities, you may want to spend longer.
What is the currency used in Poland?
The currency used in Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN). Many places in Poland also accept payment by credit card or Euros, but it's always a good idea to have some złoty on hand.
How many months in advance should I plan a trip to Poland?
We recommend you plan your Poland trip between 3 -10 months before you want to travel. Airlines don’t publish fares much further out than 10-11 months. You should look to book your vacation once you can lock in your flights. Luckily, we take care of all of that for you. If travelers want to go for a special anniversary or event, they’ll book years in advance so they know they’re set and can let us handle it from there.
It’s essential to ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after you plan to return to the States and that you have any visas you’ll need to travel. Planning earlier allows you plenty of time to renew your passport or apply for a visa if required. Travel rules are changing daily. If unsure, ask your Travel Specialist or learn more from our simple destination guide.
Poland has a long and complex history reflected in its art, architecture, and traditions. Visitors can explore medieval castles, historic cities, and museums that offer insight into Poland's past. Poland is home to some of Europe's most beautiful cities, including Kraków, Warsaw, Gdańsk, and Wrocław. These cities are known for their stunning architecture, charming streets, and lively culture. Poland has beautiful natural landscapes, including the Tatra Mountains, Białowieża Forest, and Masurian Lakes. Polish cuisine is hearty and delicious, with dishes like pierogi (dumplings), kielbasa (sausage), and bigos (hunter's stew). Visitors can also enjoy local beers and vodka. Overall, Poland offers a unique combination of history, culture, nature, and cuisine, making it an interesting and worthwhile travel destination.
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