Poland Holidays from Exeter International

What do you think about when you hear Poland mentioned? Pope John Paul II, World War II, the Holocaust and Solidarity?

Beyond the stereotypes is a beautiful country, with 13 UNESCO Heritage Sites, Krakow being the most well known, but did you know that one of them is a salt mine?

We can also arrange for a stay in Bialowieza National Park which has the largest population of bison in Europe.

Arguably the most pivotal country in Central Europe, Poland certainly has one of its most turbulent histories. It was once Europe’s largest kingdom, later partitioned by the Russians, Prussians and Hapsburgs, all of whom left their mark.

Between 1795 and 1918 there was no Polish state. A new Independent State was established amid the ashes of WWI - it lasted for only 21 years before Hitler’s invasion in 1939, followed by Communist rule.

Since the fall of The Berlin Wall, Poland has changed almost beyond recognition.

Warsaw is often overlooked in favour of her prettier rivals, but, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the capital is worth a visit to see the incredible restoration of the Old Town and home to Chopin’s legacy.

Krakow holidays needs no introduction. One of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe, it has now become an open air museum, and is still very much a thriving town with great restaurants and bars and stylish hotels.

Wroclaw is an intimate city dominated by canals and twisting cobbled streets, with a large and lively Old Town square.

The city of Torun is another UNESCO Heritage Site. It’s a mini version of Krakow - go now before it is fully discovered.

Lech Wałęsa was the pioneer of the freedom movement in the Soviet bloc and a visit to Gdansk is a must not just for its political history. Gdansk is part of a triumvirate of Baltic Sea towns that also includes Sopot & Gydnia.

For the ultimate in relaxation, both in winter and summer we suggest you visit the High Tatra mountains and stay at the new Kempinski High Tatras.

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Poland is a year round destination. It tends to have a more continental climate than Britain with colder winters and warmer summers. In general, April - October is the best time of year to go.

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