Poland offers the best of Europe in terms of scenic beauty. Be it white sandy beaches, freshwater lakes, picturesque hills or primeval forests, you can experience everything on a coach holiday to Poland. Poland was devastated by the Second World War but the country’s transformation to one of the best tourist destinations in Europe has been remarkable. The best way to explore this awesome country is by booking coach holidays to Poland.
From the historic center of Krakow and Auschwitz to the mountains of Tatras, you can experience the very best in this country any guided coach holiday to Poland. Some of the finest coach holiday operators offering guided group coach holiday packages are – Shearings Holidays, Leger Holidays, Crusader Holidays, Newmarket Holidays, National Holidays, and Harry Shaw Holidays.
Why book coach holidays to Poland
All these popular coach holiday operators use Poland’s extensive network of roads, which connect all places of interest and come up with interesting itineraries. The quality of roads is good throughout, making Poland an ideal destination for escorted coach holidays. Apart from places of historic value and scenic beauty, Poland also offers mouth-watering cuisines. The fancy restaurants and chic cafes on the way are definitely worth a visit if you want an authentic experience. Coach package holidays to Poland also offer ample opportunities to experience the country by yourself. Walk into a bar in the evening and mingle with the local people to get a taste of their warm-hearted hospitality and light-hearted humor.
Different options for coach holidays in Poland
You can choose from a number of different coach holidays in Poland depending on your budget and duration of the holiday. For a relaxed traveling experience covering the entire country, you can choose a long duration fully escorted tour ranging from 16-18 days. A more comprehensive fast-paced tour of the country may last around 12 days. Quick bus tours of Poland, which will take you to the best sights of the country ranging between 5-7 days are also available if you are short on time. Irrespective of the kind of tour you choose Poland will surely fascinate you with its beauty and charm.
1. Coach Holidays to Krakow
One of the most popular destinations in Poland is the city of Krakow. Visit the imposing Wawel Castle built in the early 14th century and marvel at its design and art. At the city center, you will find the Main Market, one of the largest medieval town squares in Europe dating back to the 13th century. See the majestic architecture of the erstwhile royal capital at the Krakow Old Town. Relax amidst the wonderful plants, statues, and fountains at Planty Park in the middle of Krakow. With all these and more, group coach tours to Krakow offer experiences of a lifetime.
2. Coach holidays to Warsaw
Warsaw is the most popular destination amongst tourists in Poland. The wonderful Old City of Warsaw offers magnificent architecture and well-preserved buildings and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Wilanow Palace which has witnessed both the world wars. The edifice of the palace is an important landmark in the Polish culture and is of great historical significance. See the Warsaw Mermaid, which is the city’s symbol and coat of arms. It is an iconic sculpture and a very popular tourist sight. Warsaw is an ideal place for coach tours for singles as well as groups.
3. Coach holidays to Gdansk
Gdansk is close to Warsaw and can be visited from the city on a day trip. Gdansk has gained popularity as the center of the Solidarity movement. On your coach trip to this city, visit Artus Court which lies in its center. Don’t miss the imposing architecture of St Mary Church dating back to the 16th Century. Marvel at the marble structure and golden sculpture of the Golden Gate which offers a wonderful piece of classic architecture. Pay a short visit to the Museum Ship SS Soldek which is a memorial ship converted into a museum.
4. Coach holidays to Auschwitz
The historical significance of the erstwhile concentration camp at Auschwitz is second to none in Poland. A guided tour to Auschwitz to see the World War II concentration camp which has been a witness to unspeakable Nazi atrocities is an absolute must. Walk into the camp through the main gate and look up at the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign. Visit the prisoner blocks and see the deplorable living conditions they had to endure. Visit the gas chamber and see the Death Wall as you are reminded of the horrific past and the sad fate of the prisoners.
5. Coach holidays to Tatras mountains
Discover the outstanding natural beauty of the Tatras mountains on an escorted tour to this Carpathian mountain range. Start from the picturesque resort town of Zakopane, an incredible winter wonderland. Zakopane is also known as the ‘winter capital of Poland’ and is situated at the base of the Tatras mountains. Take a bus tour around the town and see splendid sights like charming wooden mountain villas and the main street Krupowki. Talk with the locals and delve into the culture of the town as you relax amidst the fairyland setting and enjoy spectacular views of the mountains.
What is included in a coach tour?
Coach operators such as Leger Holidays, Shearings Holidays etc pick up travelers from a convenient boarding point onboard a modern, spacious and air-conditioned coach. All these coach holiday trip organizers provide buses that are designed keeping in mind the comfort of the travellers – with a host of features including reclining seats, entertainment systems, and ample leg space.
Hotels are included in many coach tours along with a few meals. During your holiday, expert tour directors accompany you on a variety of sightseeing trips and excursions. Evening entertainment is also included on some tours. Sometimes the total cost of the guided coach holiday also includes to-and-fro flight tickets from your country of residence.
Coach tour operators offer lots of interesting coach holiday packages. For a final list of what all is included in your guided tour, do speak to the travel agent.