Poland Tourism

The Central European country of Poland is famous for many things: the country’s rich and interesting history, the locals’ love for artisanal beer, the scrumptious cuisine including savoury dumplings called pierogi and a world-class football team, to name a few. Poland tourism has been growing steadily over the years with the country welcoming over fifteen million tourists ever year. If you’re curious about this gem of a nation and would like to learn more about Poland tourism, you are in the right place.

Geography of Poland

Poland is located in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, Slovakia and the Czech Republic to the south, Belarus and Ukraine to east and Lithuania to the northeast. At the north of the country lies the Baltic sea, which separates Poland from Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

Poland offers fantastic natural landscapes for those looking to indulge in mountain hiking, trekking or simply soak in some of the wonders that nature has to offer. The Tatra National Park, Tatras Mountains and Krkonose offer some of the best mountainous hiking trails in the country. The Masurian Lakeland, which is Poland’s very own lake district, offers up beautiful nature scenery as well. It is home to the country’s largest lake, Sniardwy, as well as other forests and lakes. The terrain and landscapes of this area make it ideal for indulging in outdoor activities like kayaking, trekking, sailing and swimming.

Climate of Poland

For most of the part, Poland has what is known as a temperate climate. The north and west of the country can be cooler as these areas lie close to the ocean, while the weather becomes warmer in the southern and eastern parts of the country. In general, the summertime in Poland, which is also the peak season for Poland tourism, is warm with temperatures ranging from the low twenties to thirties during the peak of summer. Winters in Poland are very cold, especially in the northwest of Poland, and it is common to have temperatures dive into negative during the middle of winter.

Culture of Poland

The modern day culture of Poland has been heavily influenced by the country’s hundreds of years of history and has developed through a variety of influences by other European nations and cultures.

Arts of all kind have been at the heart of Polish culture for a very long time. The country has a deep appreciation and high regard for music, fine art, architecture, literature and cinema, producing many world renowned artists such as the master composer Chopin, the prominent artist Tamara de Lempicka, the famous poet Adam Mickiewicz and the visionary director Lee Stasberg, to name a few.

Many of the must do and must see experiences and activities in Poland tourism are centred around the arts as well, such as The National Museum in Krakow, The Grand Theatre in Warsaw and Centennial Hall in Wroclaw.

Poland Tours

Poland tourism has been increasingly every year. The country is now not only a popular destination for tourists from around the continent, but also welcomes millions of visitors from around the world, who are drawn to Poland for its vibrant and unique history, stunning natural beauty, love of the arts and delicious cuisine.

When it comes to popular Poland tours, the top cities to visit in the country at Warsaw, Krakow and Gdansk; however, there are a host of offbeat destinations to visit too, such as the artistic town of Poznan, the riverside city of Wroclaw and the ever cosmopolitan Bydgoszcz. If you have more than a few days in the country, we recommend combing the “big three” with one or two lesser known destinations in Poland for a complete and unique holiday.

Getting around Poland is very efficient and easy. Most major cities are well served by public transport, with a wide network of trains, buses and in some cases, trams. It’s important to note that in most cases, public transport is regular from the early hours of the morning till midnight; however, service can slow down after hours and on weekends. If you’re travelling during these times, you can simply hop into a taxi to get to where you need to be, as local taxis are quite reasonably priced in Poland. To travel across the country, train is a great option. Most big cities are connected by national rail companies, while many smaller towns and areas are serviced by regional train companies which can be slightly slower, but equally comfortable.

While the local language in Poland is Polish, most natives speak fluent English as well (it is the second most spoken language in the country after Polish) which means that it is fairly easy to communicate with locals and ask for recommendations, directions and any help you may need. In general, the Polish locals are very warm and welcoming, ever ready to help tourists in whichever way they can.

At SOTC, we offer a wide range of holiday packages with Poland tours included, such as our East European Escapades package and our Summer Premium Eastern European Wonders with Poland package, to name a few. If you would like to learn more about this unique country and everything that is has to offer, you can give us a call, scroll through the many holiday package options on our website or visit us at your nearest SOTC branch. We have been helping our customers bring their travel dreams to life for many years, and we promise you the Polish getaway of a lifetime



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