The Republic of Poland is often unfairly overlooked as a holiday destination. However, Europcar is still represented, with 30 outlets at key locations throughout the country, including Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdańsk, Kraków and most major airports, and all are ready to help Poland's 16 million annual visitors enjoy the benefits of world-class car hire. Europcar's fleet of comfortable and reliable vehicles is capable of meeting all budgets and requirements, with useful services like express pick-up, easy online booking, and options like child seats, navigation and additional driver cover, all available to ensure that any driving vacation through Poland will be handled by experienced professionals.
From the cosmopolitan hotspots of Warsaw, Wrocław, Kraków and Gdańsk, to the stark reminders of WWII atrocities like the Auschwitz concentration camp in Oświęcim, Poland is a mixing pot where visitors can put together almost any type of adventure they wish. The Masurian Lake District offers a beautifully tranquil setting, with more than 2000 lakes while, Baltic Sea resorts, such as Wolin Island and Kolobrzeg, allow a more traditional seaside vacation. The Tatra mountains in the Carpathian range, the Sudetes, and the Bialowieża Forest are famous as skiing and hiking locations, with resorts devoted to such pursuits easily found. And using a hire car could be the easiest way to experience the new Seven Wonders of Poland: The Wieliczka Salt Mine, and Wawel Castle and Cathedral, in Kraków; Toruń's Old Town; the Castle at Malbork; Elbląg Canal in Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship; the Old Town of Zamość; and Kraków's Old Town and Market Square.
The City of Wrocław - The largest city in western Poland, Wrocław, sits on the River Odra and is the historical capital of the ancient region of Silesia. The City offers much to visitors, starting with medieval architecture in the shape of the Wrocław Cathedral, which was originally built in the 10th century. The Main Market Square and its Old Town Hall were built in the 13th century, and on the north-west corner of the square is St Elisabeth's Church, from the 14th century, with its 300 foot tower. Outside the oldest parts of the city, visitors can find more modern attractions, such as the Multimedia Fountain that uses 300 water jets to display epic night shows, and Szczytnicki Park that offers some tranquil rest and a Japanese Garden. Wrocław is also well-known for its lively nightlife, with many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs on the Market Square and the railway wharf.
The Trail of the Eagles' Nests - A delight for lovers of medieval architecture, the Trail runs between Częstochowa and Kraków alongside a chain of 25 castles, mostly from the 14th century. Referred to as Eagles' Nests because the castles are mainly perched high on precarious limestone cliffs, the Trail is considered one of Poland's top attractions. It is 101 miles in length, but the accompanying bicycle trail is closer to 120 miles long. If that sounds exhausting, most of the sites are reachable by car.