For a little holiday indulgence, Warsaw, Krakow and Gdańsk offers travellers a superb selection of luxury experiences to reminisce about. Enjoy luxury and posh hotels, boutiques, vibrant history and iconic locations, whether in the heart of big cities outside big cities, in the lush suburbs or even on the peninsula of an azure lake.
The best examples of Polish luxury hotels are Raffles Europejski Warsaw, Warsaw Bristol, Nobu Warsaw Hotel, Hotel Aries & Spa Zakopane, Hotel Mikołajki Leisure & SPA or Hotel Quadrille Relais & Châteaux, which refers to the quadrille danced by the novel’s characters, through the White Rabbit Restaurant referring to Alice’s guide in the fantasy world, to 10/6 Pub – the name derived from the Mad Hatter.
Poland has over 500 castles and 250 palaces. Some venues have been converted into luxury hotels and spa facilities. Zamek Biskupi Janów Podlaski is a great example of one such hotel. It is picturesquely located and dates back to the 15th century.
The dining offer available throughout the year allows visitors to discover the real taste of this region, rooted in its history and its unique products. Three Polish restaurants were honoured with Michelin stars – Senses, Bottigliera 1881 and Atelier Amaro. A newly opened restaurant is Ninie’s Restaurant & Sport Bar by Robert Lewandowski – a real treasure for all fans of this great footballer.
No visit to Warsaw is comlete without listening to Chopin’s music, one of the most recognizable Poles around the world. This part of the programme takes the visitors to exquisite interiors of fromer art galleries or tenement houses in the vinicity of the Warsaw’s Old Town.
In Gdańsk medical clinics and spas can provide professional aesthetic medical and health services. Polish medical centers offer world class medical procedures and treatments conducted by strong and effective medicine, pioneers doctors, professionally trained staff, international standards and the best value. Gdańsk is the true capital of amber. The most famous, chic boutiques and galleries selling amber of all shapes and sizes are in Gdańsk. Discover the magical world of amber at the Amber Museum. There, more than 1,000 glittering exhibits await for you to explore them.
If you are in Krakow do not miss to visit Salt Mine Wieliczka, a UNESCO site – one of the oldest salt mines in the world, having been in operation for 600 years. Deep beneath the ground, these are truly unique cities of salt: with churches, chapels, and legendary ventilation, drainage, lighting and transportation systems. The sightseeing route includes a 3.5-kilometers section located from 64 to 135 metres below ground level and the last reaches out to the depth of 327 metres. The venue has lakes, unique microclimate and spa as well, good for thos who suffer from respiratory problems. Each year, these sites are visited by over one milion tourists.
Sports facilities are up there with the best: championship golf courses and modern marinas attract active recreation fans. If you prefer the slow life, then visit Masuria Region known as the land of 1,000 lakes – large and small, interconnected by waterways, wrapped in forests. The region has pure and the best unpolluted air in Poland and offers the best sailing opportunities.
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