PLN: Polish złoty
Poland Holidays 2020
Fancy a trip to Eastern Europe, where you can discover a country with a fascinating history, old medieval buildings and great shopping and nightlife spots? A holiday to Poland is calling your name! It’s colourful capital, Warsaw has seen dark days during its tumultuous past, however now, it offers an insightful look into being a survivor of history. In fact, Poland as a whole does this, and it is especially highlighted in the Warsaw Uprising Museum, which takes a look at the capital’s resistance to German occupation during WWII.
Aside from Poland’s historical significance, it is a country which offers versatility to your holiday. Whether you’re looking for a city break, a trip to the beach or a ski holiday, Poland is a place which can provide everything you want and more. Visit the popular city of Krakow with its historic centre and lively nightlife, discover the past with a trip to historical sites like Auschwitz, or head over to the country’s Baltic Coast to explore Poland’s unknown beaches.
Your guide to Poland holidays
Top attractions in Poland
If there is one thing that Poland can offer in bucket loads, its culture and history. There are plenty of historic sights and buildings to explore in its cities. Warsaw is full of historical importance and this can be seen throughout the city. Head to Warsaw’s Old Town which is brimming with old buildings from the medieval period. The fascinating bit is, many of these buildings had to be reconstructed after WWII as Warsaw was significantly affected. Walk through the city’s narrow streets and make your way to the Royal Castle which exudes the complete style that you’ll find throughout Poland.
On the other hand, you might choose to visit Krakow instead and you won’t be disappointed. Also known for its medieval buildings and architecture, Krakow also has a Jewish Quarter which hosts a lot of the action. Head to Wawel Castle which is absolutely stunning and surrounded by lush grounds. Finally, whilst in Krakow, make your way to the outskirts where you’ll find Oświęcim, home to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp. If you’re a history buff or simply interested in the events of WWII, embark on a guided tour and visit the educational museum on site to investigate one of the most famous symbols of the Holocaust.
Top beaches in Poland
Poland isn’t your typical beach holiday destination, but if you happen to be visiting one of the cities here, it is worth taking a day or two to travel towards the northern coast. Poland has some lovely sandy beaches to enjoy if you’re looking for peace and tranquillity. Sopot is a great choice when it comes to Poland beaches thanks to its huge pier (which also happens to be the longest in Europe) and its stunning views. Jurata Beach is another popular option, especially if you are looking to get your hands on some water sports gear.