Poland

Poland is interesting for everyone who wants to visit old cities, pubs, culture and a picturesque landscape varying from sea shores to mountains for an affordable price.

Sightseeing

Tourism in Poland includes visits to big and old cities like the capital of Warsaw with its castle and its Old Town, its parks and boulevards. Other famous and old cities are Kraków with its cathedral and its old town, the medieval Hanseatic city of Gdańsk, the old city of Wrocław with its famous cathedral, Lublin with its impressive Jewish history, or Medieval Toruń, the birthplace of Copernicus. The memorial museums in Auschwitz, a UN world heritage site, and other holocaust related sites are also of interest. The bigger Polish cities are especially interesting for backpackers because of their young population, affordable cultural events and many pubs.

The Mazury lake district in northeastern Poland with its picturesque villages and Malbork castle is also worth a visit. South of Białystok one can find the Białowieża Forest, a UNESCO Heritage Site and nature preserve where European bison (wisent) may be found.

Sea resorts

There are several sea resorts on the coast of Baltic Sea like Wolin island, which is located close to the German border, and the coast of Pomerania. Other include Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Hel, Poland, Jurata, Sopot, Krynica Morska to name just a few.

Mountain resorts

In southern Poland there are resorts for skiing and hiking in the Karkonosze mountains, which is part of the Sudetes mountain range and in Carpathian Mountains. Karkonosze includes the touristical centres of Karpacz and Szklarska Poreba. Other famous resorts for skiing and hiking include Zakopane in the Tatra mountains, Szczyrk, Krynica in Beskides or Szczawnica and Krościenko in Pieniny mountains.

Transportation

Most major Polish cities have airports with connecting services with the Frederic Chopin International Airport in Warsaw. For travelling in Poland the PKP's intercity or eurocity train, PKS's overland bus service are both comfortable options. Alternative options include slower PKP longdistance or local trains or numerous coach services. Since the fall of communism roads in Poland are slowly improving. There is acceptable tourist infrastructure, especially in larger cities and in major tourist resorts.

Ski resorts

Szczyrk, Szklarska Poreba, Zakopane, Bukowina, Tatranska, Czarna Gora, Gorny, Karpacz, Krynica, Letownia, Pilsko, Rabki, Szczyrk

Beach resorts

Wolin island, Pomerania, Świnoujście, Kołobrzeg, Hel, Poland, Jurata, Sopot, Krynica Morska, Gdansk

Spa resorts

Park Hotel Szczecin, Scaliano Willa & Restaurant, Kudowa Zdroj, Centrum Rehabilitacji-Wypoczynku Ułan SPA, Delfin - Augustów, Cristal - Białystok, SPA Hotel Jawor - Bielsko-Biała, Villa Barbara - Bielsko-Biała, Millenium Hotel - Bochnia, Ulan SPA Center - Bytów, MANOR HOUSE - Chlewiska/Szydłowiec, Palace TARGON – Ciechocinek, Dwor Oliwski -Gdańsk, Kuracyjny SPA & Wellness - Gdynia, Nadmorski Hotel - Gdynia, Salamandra - Jastrzębia Góra, Bryza - Jurata, Kadyny Country Club - Kadyny, Residence - Karpacz, Vivaldi Karpacz - Karpacz, Piramida - Spa & Wellness - Katowice, Mlyn Klekotki - Klekotki, Senator Hotel - Kołobrzeg, Nefretete Hotel - Kraków, Palace in Paszkowka Hotel - Kraków, Panorama osrodek - Krynica, Piorunow Palace - Kwiatkowice, Magda Hotel - Licheń Stary / Konin, Termy Palacowe Hotel - Lublin/Nałęczów, Łeba Hotel - Łeba, Amber Baltic Hotel - Międzyzdroje, Niewodniki PALACE - Niewodniki, Haffner Hotel - Sopot, Opera Hotel - Sopot

Golf regions

BINOWO: Binowo Park Golf Club; JABLONNA: First Warsaw Golf and Country Club; KRAKOW: Krakow Valley Golf & Country Club, Royal Krakow Golf & Country Club; MIEDZYZDROJE: Amber Baltic Gold Club; POSTOLOWO: Gdansk Golf and Country Club