When you visit Poland, you are visiting the most intriguing country in Europe. On excellent guided tours throughout the County, you come across curiosities and delights that will amaze and fascinate.
Poland is regarded as an eastern European Country, but it is more in the heart of Europe. The Baltic Sea is the coastline to the north of the country and it is surrounded by Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and Belarus on all other sides.
Medieval cities and medieval architecture are just some of the things that Poland is known for. Its Jewish heritage, traditional and landscapes are a few of the other. It also has the largest Castle in the world measured by land area.
Due to the atrocities of World War II, Poland, in many ways, is a country which has had to reinvent itself and in doing so has emerged as a gem of a destination for short breaks and long breaks. While still keeping its traditional charm, curiosities and delights which make great sightseeing tours, it has a modern perspective and attitude too. Read More...
Poland has many UNESCO World Heritage sites listed and one of those listed is the Wieliczka salt mine. This underground attraction near Krakow is over 190 miles in length and drops almost 500 feet in depth. Spectacular!
When it comes to having a good time the polish people know how to do it well. You receive a very friendly welcome in all bar, pubs and clubs. They do love their beer in Poland which is probably why they are recognized as the sixth biggest per capita beer drinkers in the world.
The traditional cuisine must be tried as there are some very delicious dishes. A traditional restaurant in Poland is cheap, cheerful and above all else delicious.
Top 10 Things to See and Do in Poland
The highest mountains in Poland are the Tatra Mountains which are part of Carpathians. These beautiful mountains border Poland and Slovakia. Take an adventure tour to the highest peak on the Polish side, Mount Rysy, or a sightseeing tour of the emerald lakes, cascading waterfalls and bucolic pastures. Activities to do here include rock climbing, hiking and mountain biking. In winter enjoy excellent skiing
Wieliczka Salt Mine
When it comes to Poland’s most valuable monument of material and spiritual culture, the Wieliczka Salt Mine is it. This is one of the most highly recommend guided tours in the country and absolutely amazing. This world class monument has listed under the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage twelve objects. There are a number of routes and tours to take, each one fascinating as you descend to depths underground.
In lowland Europe, the last remaining primeval forest is the Bialowieza Forest in Poland and part of Belarus. The forest is the last refuge in the world for European Bison which are the largest land mammal in the Continent. It is also now home to rare species of birds, thousands of mushrooms and insects thanks to the forest being saved from logging. There are many varied guided tours and activities to do here.
Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial and Museum
A guided tour of Auschwitz - Birkenau Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim is heart-wrenching but should be done to remember what people were put through in World War II purely for being Jewish. It is a symbol of Holocaust, evil, terror and genocide. The museum is in two parts Auschwitz I - the first and oldest camp, Auschwitz II - Birkenau. With a professional tour guide learn the facts and see the apparatus of mass extermination!
A sightseeing tour of Łazienki Park is a tour of one of Europes most beautiful palace and park complexes located in Warsaw. The most popular architectural monument within the landscaped garden is the Palace on the Water which was built of the last monarch of Poland King Stanislaw August Poniatowski. There are many fabulous buildings and monuments to visit as well as forests and gardens to stroll about.
Wawel Castle - Krakow
A collection of the most important buildings in Poland is situated on Wawel Hill, Krakow and comprises of Wawel Castle and Cathedral. These are Poland's version of the Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. These are Poland's symbol of fierce patriotism, national pride, self-rule and hope. On a guided tour you are treated to the most spectacular architecture and treasures dating from the 14th century.
One of Poland’s most impressive historical sites is Malbork Castle, Malbork. It is not just one castle; there is High Castle which has the best features and collections, the Middle Castle which was the centre of the Teutonic Knights political movement and the Outer Bailey. These buildings are surrounded by a large dry moat. A guided tour here is fascinating and long so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Warsaw Old Town
The historical centre of Poland’s capital city is Warsaw’s Old Town. While during World War II, the largest part of the Old Town was ruined it was later reconstructed. There are still original parts of the town that dates back to the 13th century and is listed as a World Heritage Site. In the middle of Old Town is the beautiful market square with cafes and restaurants to sit and absorb the lovely atmosphere.
Krakow Main Market Square
When in Krakow, the start and end of every sightseeing tour or guided tour will probably be in Krakow’s Main Market Square. It is located in the Old Town part of central Krakow and little has changed here. It is among the largest of Europes medieval squares, surrounded by elegant townhouses with much history and curiosities within. This is the main place for public celebrations and festivals, especially at Christmas time.
The Masurian Lake District
A beautiful location to visit for sightseeing tour, activities or a place to completely relax is the Masurian Lake District. There are some 2,000 individual lakes, but the largest lake in Poland, Śniardwy and Lake Mamry are the most popular with natives and foreign tourists. There are many great activities to do relating to the water. Boat cruises, and kayaking, especially in the Baltic sun, are highly recommended.