From the Baltic Sea's famous shipyards in Gdansk to the snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains and Krakow's Old Town, Poland has something for everyone. The central capital, Warsaw, may not be as beautiful as Krakow, but has its own charm with some of Poland's best restaurant and club action. Explore the relative newcomer to the tourist scene, Wroclaw on the Oder River.
Flights and holidays to Poland
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Things to do in Warsaw
The confident capital of one of Europe’s largest nations, Warsaw is hardly short of things to do. Almost totally destroyed in World War II, the city’s Old Town, New Town, Krakowskie Przedmieście and Nowy Świat areas have been reconstructed so beautifully it’s hard to believe they’re not centuries old.
Things to do in Krakow
Wondering what to do in Krakow? Let us be your guide to this incredible historical city, brimming over with magnificent medieval monuments and world-class cultural institutions. Discover its eclectic shopping, underrated culinary scene, bohemian cafés and tucked away nightspots.
Christmas Markets in 48 hours
A mid-week visit to Europe’s Christmas Markets is a chance to combine an indulgent city break with shopping for truly individual gifts. Travel writer Simon Heptinstall – who once drove through 12 European countries in one day – reveals five of the continent’s best cities to soak up the fairy-tale festive atmosphere.
Holidays in Poland
Our recommended holidays in Poland
See where the Solidarity Movement started in northern Gdansk and find the bullet-scarred remains of the Warsaw Uprising. Or head to Wroclaw, in western Poland, for its stunning Gothic architecture. Explore the southern city of Krakow with its Jewish legacy and make sure you try some authentic bagels washed down with a glass of vodka. South of Krakow is the year-long rural playground, the Tatra Mountains.
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City breaks in Poland
Head straight for Wawel Castle and the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz in Krakow. Marvel at Warsaw's totally reconstructed, UNESCO-listed Old Town and its excellent Rising Museum. Hunt for amber on the Baltic Sea shores around the port city of Gdansk. Or visit Wroclaw – an engaging city with Gothic towers that is currently undergoing something of a comeback.
Things to do in Poland
Travel around the country involves passing through many villages. The most beautiful are in the Tatra Mountains in the south where Zakopane lures the crowds for some serious apres ski. In summer, you can hike beside glistening lakes and rivers. And the crystal clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches at Gdansk and Sopot will pleasantly surprise you.
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