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Occupying a vast swathe of Central Europe, Poland is a proud and beautiful nation deserving a top spot on your European wish list. Around deeply affecting remnants of the country’s past, unearth the intricate tales behind a thousand years of history. Experience its present in fascinating cities where history takes a backseat to cutting-edge culture and phenomenal food. Poland promises an unforgettable journey, from the shimmering Baltic Sea to gloriously verdant lands peppered with lakes, old-growth forests, and sprawling plains.

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Start your Polish adventure in the capital of Warsaw, visiting top attractions like the Royal Castle, Lazienki Park and the Old Town. Best places to visit in Poland include Krakow and the nearby Wieliczka Salt Mine, historic Gdańsk, and the tragic Auschwitz-Bikenau concentration camp. Opt for our bundles and packages to make the most of your vacation to Poland!

POLAND TRAVEL GUIDE

Poland
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGE

Polish

WHAT TO EAT

Pierogies, bigos (or Polish hunter’s stew of meat and sauerkraut), kotlet schabowy (breaded pork cutlets), sour cucumber soup, jellied carp, grilled oscypek (smoked cheese), pickled herring, a variety of kielbasa sausages, golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls), choldnik (cold beetroot soup), makowiec (poppy seed pastry cake) and paczki (Polish doughnuts).

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Salt from the Wieliczka Salt Mine, a bottle of bison grass vodka or Polish beer, jewellery made with Gdansk amber, a Wawel dragon figurine, a Polish folk instrument like a bird-shaped vessel flute or an album of Polish folk music, hand-embroidered linen, hand-made Kaszubka dolls and traditional Polish sweets like krówki (a kind of caramel fudge candy).

FUN FACT

Poland is a land of plenty. Not only is it home to one of the largest lake districts in Europe (Masurian Lakeland with about 2,000 lakes!) and thousands of the continent’s last bisons (found in the Bialowieza Forest), but it’s also where you’ll find the world’s largest castle. That’s right, Poland’s Malbork Castle takes that title with its 44 acres located about an hour from Gdansk. Built in the 13th century by Teutonic knights, this Gothic architectural masterpiece includes 3 palaces, chapels, towers, an armoury, countless out-buildings and more!

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.