Poland, a vast country of the former Soviet bloc, is now a country where tourism is widely developed on a cultural, seaside or religious level. It offers a wide variety of landscapes and biotopes - lakes, rivers, coasts, plains, forests, peaks - but also a rich heritage with many UNESCO World Heritage sites including the wooden churches in southern Lesser Poland. Local traditions, including the persistence of religious holidays, and the hospitality of the population add to the pleasure of discovering this charming country. If Warsaw and perhaps even more so Krakow, the cultural capital, are essential pearls, you must also discover Gandsk, a strategic starting point for the seaside resorts on the Baltic coast. Poland is also known for its natural parks, including Bialowieza and Slowinski. Outside the cities, there is the magnificent Gothic castle of Malbork in the north of the country and near Krakow, the famous Wieliczka salt mines, which have been in operation for more than 700 years. In the heart of the Tatra Mountains, you can ski in Zakopane, a very popular ski resort. Some of them will have the courage to go to the Auschwitz concentration camp to meditate. A tourist guide will be invaluable in organizing your itineraries across the country

What to visit Poland?

When to go to Poland?

Poland is a popular destination that can be enjoyed all year round, even for a simple weekend. All seasons are favourable and have their advantages. The high tourist season is in July and August. Spring and autumn often have some nice climatic surprises (golden autumn) and fewer tourists. Winter is a delight for lovers of winter sports, snow and extreme cold, markets and Christmas traditions. In Poland, the ski season runs from December to March. You should also know that the extended weekend in May (1 and 3 May are public holidays) is very busy; most Poles travel during these few days. The low tourist season is in October, November and March, April.

How to go to Poland? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Several solutions are available to discover Poland: weekends, city escapades, autotours, guided tours. Hotels + transport" packages are on the rise to discover Krakow or Warsaw for a weekend. You also have the choice between several types of tours accompanied by 8 or 10 days around different themes and varied itineraries. The destination lends itself to this, specialists plan "hiking and trekking" trips in the Carpathians.

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You can book your accommodation directly on the Internet. With a good road map and GPS you can easily drive from one site to another. You can also organize your trip by bus. In town you will have no trouble finding hotels. Accommodation in a private home is an advantageous and pleasant option. The language barrier can sometimes be a problem. A dictionary will be useful to you.

Domestic flights, operated by the national airline LOT, from Warsaw. Transport and excursions by waterway on the Baltic Sea, and some connections, between Polish cities. PKS buses and private companies provide many connections between different cities and to remote mountain or rural areas. The train (pociąg) is faster and cheaper (Pass). The country is pleasant to discover by bike. Finally, the stop is common: shake the arm from top to bottom.

Prepare for your trip Poland

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

Poland is a popular destination that can be enjoyed all year round, even for a simple weekend. All seasons are favour...
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Weather forecast

Poland's climate is oceanic in the north and west and more continental in the south and east. In summer, during the h...
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Budget

Although Poland is part of the European Union, its currency is not the euro but remains the zloty (symbols: PLN, zl)....
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Formalities

Since Poland's entry into the European Union, only an identity card is required for your stay in Poland. No visa or...
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Health

No vaccination is mandatory but it is advisable to be up to date with diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis and hepatiti...
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How to travel by yourself?

You can book your accommodation directly on the Internet. With a good road map and GPS you can easily drive from one...
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How to get organized?

Several solutions are available to discover Poland: weekends, city escapades, autotours, guided tours. Hotels + trans...
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Getting around

Domestic flights, operated by the national airline LOT, from Warsaw. Transport and excursions by waterway on the Balt...
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