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Cheap flights to Poland

Modern day Poland is a smorgasbord of activities for today’s traveller: you’re able to go back in time visiting Medieval Castles, chow down on some traditional Polish food or explore the great outdoors – which are often overlooked in favour of Poland’s energetic cities.

Poland’s past is present in all of the modern cities, especially in Krakow, Warsaw and Gdansk. After enduring Poland’s colourful history, Krakow now stands as an architectural reflection of all that has happened there before. You can explore the Wawel, the castle that housed Casimir III the Great, Poland’s oldest University building Collegium Mauis, and the Old Synagogue. Naturally, there are many places where you can learn about the country’s rich Jewish heritage, including the after effects of the Second World War. Auschwitz was one of the biggest Nazi concentration camps in Poland, and today tourists flock there to learn of the horrific events in the 19th Century.

Although Poland is renowned for it’s historic past, the vibrant cities are becoming hipster hangouts in their own right. It’s pretty easy to stumble upon cellar bars, food markets and art galleries when strolling around the Old Town in Krakow. “Bigos” is a popular dish all over the country, with each region having their own take on the “hunter” stew. Naturally, sauerkraut and rye bread are culinary staples too, and sernik (Polish cheesecake) is not to be missed.

You could spend all your time eating, drinking and sight seeing in Poland, but they also have mountains, forests and rivers that are begging for little camping trip (or chalet stay). The Vistula is the longest river in Poland at 1047km, and it’s a great place to start exploring their network of rivers and lakes. If you’re into hiking, the Sudety and Carpathian Mountain Ranges lie to the South of Poland. It’s home to the highest population of wolves, brown bears and lynxes in Europe, so it’s sure to delight the outdoorsy types. Stay in Zakopane, and explore the mountain ranges from there.

What you need to know

With Ryanair, you can fly directly from Dublin to Wroclaw, Warsaw Modlin, Warsaw Okecie, Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz, Poznan, and many more regional destinations within Europe. Public transport is well developed in the larger cities, but more remote destinations may need more planning.

Currency

They use the Polish złoty. At the time of writing, 1 Euro is equal to 4.2 Polish złoty.

Visas

Poland is part of the Schengen Area, which means Irish nationals are not required to hold a visa if their visit does not exceed 90 days.

Laws

Jaywalking can result in a fine of 500zł. They’re also pretty firm on drinking and being under the influence in public: it doesn’t matter if you think your singing is great, the Polish police won’t tolerate it and will lock you up for the night. As always, respect their cultural norms too – it’s a Catholic country, so “cheeky banter” doesn’t get you very far with the ladies here.

Public Transport

Once you have bought your ticket for a bus or tram, you will need to stamp it once on board. With no stamp your ticket is not valid, and they can fine you considerably.

When to visit

Poland has cold, chilly winters and mild, rainy summers, but the warmest month is July.   

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