Is Poland an attractive country to visit? Definitely yes! Foreigners love Poland! In 2014 our country welcomed more than 16 million tourists from all over the world and proved to be one of the most interesting travel destinations on the globe.
Today we will try to answer two important questions:
- Where do these crowds of tourists come from?
- Which places are, in their opinion, the most interesting and worth seeing?
Let’s start with…
Japanese tourists who love Chopin
Despite the fact that the distance from Poland to Japan is more than 8000 km, the number of Japanese travelers in our country is gradually increasing. Each year Poland attracts around 50 000 travels from this “country of cherry blossoms”. The Japanese’ favorite place in Poland is Żelazowa Wola, a small city located 50 km from Warsaw, where famous Polish composer, Frederic Chopin was born and spent his very early childhood. It’s not a surprise that Japanese tourists choose exactly this place: Chopin and his music is very popular in Asia.
If you want to be like a Japanese tourist and follow the footsteps of the greatest Polish composer, you can take part in our 1-day Frederic Chopin tour which includes for instance the following places:
- Frederic Chopin Museum and park in Żelazowa Wola
- Church in Brochów, where Chopin was baptized
- Łowicz Museum with a wonderful collection of wooden sculptures
British tourists who admire Kraków
Even though the political capital moved to Warsaw, Kraków still remains the country’s cultural and intellectual center. And the leading Poland’s tourist attraction as well. Do you know that more than 10 million tourists came to Krakow in 2015 and were delighted by its one-of-a-kind character and charm? Moreover, last year Kraków received the award for “The Best European City Trip 2015”, leaving behind Seville and Venice!
So what is it that attracts so many people to Kraków? Britons who make up the largest group of tourists from abroad, appreciate this vibrant city for several reasons:
- beautiful historic center well-preserved from the Middle Ages
- excellent food
- crazy nightlife
- low prizes
- friendly, helpful and polite people
- Krakow in a nutshell walking tour – within 3, 5 or 7 hours you will be able to see the most important places
- Kraków city tours by car with a professional guide and driver will make your visit even more enjoyable
- Jewish heritage tour is an excellent way to discover the most important places related to the Jewish culture
- Communist tour in Kraków
an many more…
Indians come to Zakopane
There are many compelling reasons to visit Zakopane, a small city located in southern Poland very close to the Tatra National Park. The winter capital of Poland offers for instance the cable car tour, hiking, climbing, rafting and – the biggest hit of the past 10 years – movie tour which attracts more and more tourists from…India!
Several Hollywood and Bollywood movies, like “Fanaa”, to give just one example, have been shot in Poland. “Fanaa” is an Indian romantic and crime film from 2006 and one of the most expensive Bollywood films with the budget of $7.4 million. This film was shot in the Tatra Mountains (Poland played a role of Kashmir and Tatra was a place where the terrorists were hiding).
We have prepared a special offer for all those who are interested in exploring this part of our country. During our 1-day tour from Kraków to Zakopane you will have an occasion to:
- ride the funicular to the top of Gubalówka mountain
- walk along Krupówki street
- see the largest ski jump in Poland
- visit Tatra Museum
Germans choose Gdańsk and Toruń
Toruń and Gdańsk are two the most popular travel destinations among foreign tourists from Germany.
Let’s start with Toruń. Here are just a few reasons why German love this city:
- It was a birthplace of famous mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
- The town founded by the German knights is still very medieval because it avoided the massive destruction associated with the WWII.
- Torun’s Old Town belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Gdańsk, another interesting travel destination, was not so lucky to avoid the bombardment during the Second World War. But even though you won’t find here original buildings from the medieval period, there are many other compelling reasons to visit the 6th biggest city in Poland.
Here are our top 5 reasons why you should travel to Gdańsk:
- Location (Baltic Sea and sandy beaches)
- History (more than 1000 years!)
- Nature (Tricity Landscape Park Forests is amazing!)
We invite everybody to take part in our Toruń or Gdańsk city tour (or both J ) with professional guides. A lot of fun and great emotions guaranteed!
French tourists go to Warsaw
According to a new study released by the Warsaw Tour, Warsaw welcomed more international visitors in 2015 than ever in its history. The capital of Poland is a unique place which attracts many tourists from different parts of the world: USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France…
One of the most important attractions that lures the tourists from France towards Warsaw is…cuisine. As we all know, French people love to eat and are in general very demanding gourmets. Fortunately, Polish cuisine is diverse, tasty and will satisfy even the most discerning French palates.
Warsaw is a real culinary paradise with at least dozen excellent restaurants. We have for example awarded one Michelin star “Atelier Amaro” and “Senses”, with innovative, elegant, and modern cuisine. We have also famous Magda Gessler “U Fukiera” restaurant with excellent desserts. And we have “Platter by Karol Okrasa” restaurant located in the Intercontinental Hotel, one of the tallest buildings in the city.
And you have plenty of choice as to where to spend your time and where to eat. If you want to try the Polish cuisine, take a look at our proposition: Traditional Polish food tasting in Warsaw. Two excellent restaurants located in the prestigious Old Town area are waiting for you J.
Without a doubt Poland has plenty of interesting places that are worth visiting.