So what's it like?
Great food, friendly people, beautiful scenery and a unique culture carved from centuries of incredible history.
The cities, palaces, castles, cathedrals and landscapes are like a readymade movie set. And with such an abundance of local history, Poland holds some very important reminders of the past. Our focus is in the south – in particular the cultural and historic city of Krakow and Zakopane in the Tatra Mountains.
Medieval Krakow, Poland’s former capital, is listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and is home to the famous Cloth Hall, Bell Tower and Wawel Castle. Also the old Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, is now a lively area full of excellent restaurants and bars.
Picturesque Zakopane provides you with a real taste of Polish mountain culture. It’s the home of the Highlanders who have preserved the traditions and customs of the area for generations and is an ideal base for a walking holiday.
Poland has a lot of influences from across the borders - however delicious native dishes well worth trying include perogi dumplings and bigos stew. The Highlanders produce some amazing cheeses from sheep milk too. And as Poland is still relatively cheap you’ll get more holiday for your money.