The capital of Poland is fast becoming one of Europe’s top destinations. A city saturated with history and culture, it attracts travellers all year round. The long, warm summer months are perfect for a relaxing city break but you'll find when the seasons change, Warsaw transforms into a magical, cosy winter wonderland.
Nestled within the city are several parks, most notably Lazienki Park, home to the Royal Palace - the King’s summer residence. A relaxed atmosphere and plenty of wildlife make it the perfect place to take a break from the buzz of the city – a favourite amongst locals during summer.
The walk between the two palaces, along the River Vistula is a shopper’s paradise, hosting several designer names and boutique stores. The area is brimming with exquisite cafe bars, why not take a break, grab a table on the edge of the river and sample the local cuisine, watching the world go by.
Ironically, despite the name the Old Town is only around 50 years old, the square has been lovingly restored to its former beauty after being reduced to rubble during the War. The residents’ determination and dedication to the project ensured it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. One of the best ways to truly appreciate the Square and everything it has to offer is by taking one of the guided walking tours available.
Why not immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city - there are several museums to peruse. The Warsaw Rising Museum is definitely worth a look, it houses a collection of photographs, films and artefacts charting the Polish uprising against the Nazis in the 1940’s. Another must see is the Palace of Culture and Science in the iconic PKiN, a gift from the Soviet Union in the 1950’s. It still holds the accolade of the tallest building in Poland and now boasts 2 museums, a cinema complex and a viewing terrace.
When visiting quaint Gdansk, you can expect rich architecture, historic influences from Germany, Poland and Russia, as well as beautiful beaches. It's a great passageway to the Baltic Sea.
With plenty of opportunity to discover something new in Krakow, culture vultures will be in their element with such a rich history in the Old Town part of the city. The vivid bar scene attracts many stag and hen parties, and the shopping here is ideal for city breaks.
Discover Wroclaw's beautiful architecture, it's bustling market square; packed full of entertainment and popular restaurants. See all of the sights on offer by taking a bike tour, before experiencing the youthful town's ever growing nightlife.
The oldest city in Poland, Poznan is an established thriving economic hub; a centre for both industry and commerce. Outside of its business acumen, the city has plenty of attractions to visit steeped in culture and history, making it a popular tourist destination.
Katowice, pronounced "Kat-o-ve-cheh", is one of the most vibrant cities in Poland. Rich in history, culture, and beauty, you can spend your days visiting the industrial heritage attractions or parks and countryside not too far from the centre. The city comes alive at night with an array of nightlife from theatres to bars and clubs.