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.