Poland is an increasingly popular destination in Eastern Europe. A land of history and culture, it is carving a reputation among savvy travellers as a great value place to visit.
Delightful Krakow is a city of medieval squares and palaces which is home to a fine castle. Poland's capital Warsaw is a re-born city which displays the contrasting faces of ancient and modern Poland.
Caught between the rock of Nazi Germany and hard place of the USSR during World War II, Poland is no stranger to tragedy. The moving memorials at the former concentration camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau are testament to what the country has had to endure.
But modern Poland has bounced back to become a key player in Europe. The home of Chopin and Marie Curie doesn't lack for culture and can boast first class shopping and nightlife – and prices are still cheaper than in Western Europe!
Why not make this your year to discover Poland?