Spread like a blanket between the Baltic Sea to the Carpathian Mountains, Poland welcomes visitors to a land filled with 2,000 lakes nestled in the heart of Central Europe. With temperate climates, and a variety of landscapes, head out to the beach, the ski slope, or tour castles to ...
“This was our first trip with a group of people on a bus trip, and also the first with Exodus, and my husband and I had a really great holiday.The trip had a perfect mix of city sightseeing, picturesque UNESCO world heritage sites and a trip into the Tatra mountain range, with a hike down. ”
“We all met up in Prague, a lovely city, and very soon (too soon!) found ourselves in Bratislava. Supposed to be the smallest of the capital cities that we saw, Bratislava was never-the-less surprisingly nice. We then moved on to the Fairy-Tale town of Cesky-Krumlov....Ahhhhh! Then we got to Vienna and first sailed down the Danube before listening to "Sailing Down The Beautiful Danube" by Strauss as the finale at an evening concert (optional extra). Then there was the spectacular Schonbrunn Palace (optional extra) Rapidly moving on to Buda-Pest we found the Danube again. Our time in this lovely city seemed to be too short! We then moved into Slovakia again but this time to the striking Tatra Mountains with mountain railways, funicular railways, treks and even a waterfall. Our final city was Krakow, Poland. What a nice city! I was glad that I had booked an extra two nights in this lovely city.”
“A mountain climb in Poland's Tatras mountains is an experience never forgotten. The mountains are stupendous to view, the trails are safe and well traveled, but the weather can at times be inclement. Our leader, Teresa, did everything to guide us safely and well and bent over backwards to make our trip enjoyable. I can highly recommend this tour for any climber with stamina and experience. Björn M.”
“I really enjoyed this trek. The group that completed the trek, including our super guide, Teresa, gelled really well and were all well up to the fitness level required. Two did not do the trek itinerary, as mentioned by Brendan McShane in a previous review. It indicates how essential reading the trip notes before you book your trip is!”
“This was my first Exodus trip and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I went with two friends and we met up with the other eight members of the group plus the Guide in Poland. The five days of walking was sandwiched between a night in Zakopane and two nights in Krakow with a visit to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz on the last day. Both the Mountain huts and the food exceeded my expectations. Apart from two members of our group who dropped out after the first day, the rest of us were of a similar level of fitness to enjoy the walking (and each others company) as well as the surrounding scenery which was very pretty.”
“This was a fabulous trip to see some great scenery, climb some mountains and get a sense of Poland. The huts are first class with great facilities and you won't go hungry with the food. You will need to be reasonably fit and not scared of heights.”
“A well organised trip and with a very good group leader. A very friendly bunch of people and everyone got along well. The Polish and Slovakian mountains are just beautiful and should be visited more by tourists (although it is heavily visited by locals during holidays). We were very lucky to have all days of sunshine and clear views during the trek, and even had the opportunity(!) to hear a wild bear on the second day of walking. Exploring Krakow at the end of the trip was a relaxing treat.”
“A well structured trip. Some sections of chain came as a surprise to some members of the group. The trip description mentions these sections however given the torrential rain that our group climbed in, for some this was a very serious undertaking. For those with experience of scrambling and exposure it was not too much of a problem but I did feel sorry for the ones with little of said experience. Grading may , in my opinion, be a shade low. Huts were excellent as was the food. The Tatras are very popular and on one day in particular it was estimated that 10,000 people had visited a central area. It is an exceptional area with adventures available for all levels. The period in Krakow was excellent. A beautiful city full of charming restaurants. It was great value for money.”
Spread like a blanket between the Baltic Sea to the Carpathian Mountains, Poland welcomes visitors to a land filled with 2,000 lakes nestled in the heart of Central Europe. With temperate climates, and a variety of landscapes, head out to the beach, the ski slope, or tour castles to satisfy your heart’s desire in this often-overlooked vacation destination; and if you’re planning your trip to Poland during the holidays, even better! Christmas and Easter seasons are an extended celebration in Poland, with decorations, arts and crafts, and music in abundance.
Visit one of the many Christmas Markets throughout the month of December, the largest of which can be found at Krakow’s Market Square.
Go underground for a tour of the Wieliczka Salt Mine; sculptures and chandeliers await your discovery.
Take a trip back to the middle ages with a visit to Malbork Castle, the most impressive brick castle in all of Europe.
If outdoor adventure is more your style, climb on board a river raft and head down the Dunajec river.
Interested in the history of music? You wouldn’t want to miss Chopin’s Manor House in Zelazowa Wola! Beautiful music, and a beautifully manicured landscape blend to make this a truly wonderful stop on your itinerary.
Plan your trip to coincide with the International Festival of Jewish Culture that takes place every summer.
If you relish religious relics, then visit the Jasna Gora monastery to see “The Black Madonna”, the holiest and most important of the religious icons in Poland’s possession.
Head South and hit the slopes for some great Skiing at Bialka Tatrzanska in the Carpathians.
If you need to plug in, be sure to take the right adapter. Electricity on Poland is230 Volts, 50 Hertz. Two round pins for your plug is standard here, so be prepared.
If you need to “go” then you need to know that women’s bathrooms are marked with a circle, and men’s bathrooms with a downward pointing triangle.
Be sure to pack season appropriate attire as the weather conditions fluctuate dependent upon the season; layers of course, are always a good idea.
Poland has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Poland before planning your tour.