Think You Know Poland? Think Again...

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This in­cred­i­ble des­ti­na­tion com­bines his­tory, breath­tak­ing land­scapes and ur­ban ad­ven­tures. Stun­ning cas­tles and man­sions, wild moun­tains and vast forests; bustling cities filled to the brim with cul­ture, art, ar­chi­tec­ture, his­tory, authen­tic cui­sine and friendly lo­cals.


Poland has a rich net­work of hik­ing trails, rang­ing from in­tense climbs to gen­tle na­ture walks.

Es­sen­tial Poland hikes: The Karkonoski Na­tional Park:

Hike the ridge be­tween Mt. Szrenica and Mt. Sniezka for views of forests and mighty cliffs.

The Bialowieza Na­tional Park:

Home to the largest pop­u­la­tion of the Euro­pean bi­son. It is one of the very few re­main­ing places in Europe where land­scapes and lo­cal wildlife can be ob­served and ap­pre­ci­ated in their nat­u­ral habi­tat.

The Ta­tra Moun­tains

cre­ate a nat­u­ral bor­der be­tween Poland and Slo­vakia, and are the lo­ca­tion of two na­tional parks. Zakopane, a pop­u­lar ski town is the area's top des­ti­na­tion. Be bold and try some­thing be­yond the beaten path and ven­ture out into the un­tamed, wild beauty of the Pol­ish Ta­tra moun­tains.

The Bieszczady Moun­tains:

Moun­tain range in the South­east­ern part of Poland, home to the Bieszczady Na­tional Park. Out­stand­ing des­ti­na­tion for ad­ven­ture travel and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. The best time to visit is in the fall or spring.


A bike rental is the per­fect way to dis­cover and ex­plore Poland’s bustling cities at your own pace. As a bi­cy­clist, you can see the many dif­fer­ent sides of a city, from its trendy neigh­bor­hoods to its his­toric cas­tles and palaces, world­class parks and much more. From the be­gin­ning of April to the end of Novem­ber, city bikes are avail­able on a 24/7 ba­sis.


Sum­mer is the per­fect time to ex­plore the coast­line along the Baltic Sea. Whether trav­el­ers are look­ing for a flashy, glam­orous beach des­ti­na­tion or a quiet, se­cluded spot, Poland's Baltic Coast has it all. Best of all, the ex­pense of stay­ing at a beach­front re­sort in Poland is far less than for many com­pa­ra­ble des­ti­na­tions world­wide. Poland's lake dis­trict has thou­sands of lakes and an equal num­ber of ways to pass the time. Sum­mer is the best sea­son to take ad­van­tage of all that the lake re­gion has to of­fer, from sail­ing, wa­ter-ski­ing, wind­surf­ing and ca­noe­ing to more re­lax­ing pas­times like fishing and bird­watch­ing. Ex­pe­ri­ence the Poland you never hear about, a coun­try that will wel­come you kindly and send you home re­freshed and re­laxed!

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