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Poland is so underrated! Likewise Poland is so relatively unknown to tourists outside Europe. But Europeans get it: Poland is the 17th most visited country in the world by foreign tourists, as ranked by World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Nearly the same geographic size as Germany, Poland has about half as many residents. What's more the Polish people are extremely friendly. With tremendous variety of geology, nature, history, art and culture — as well as more than 220 RV campgrounds — Poland is a perfect place for an RV rental tour. The marvelous cities — at once ultra modern and antique — contrast with the rural countryside, where scenes long gone in other parts of Europe are still to be found (think horses pulling carts along quiet roads). Unspoiled and truly lovely, rural Poland is like another world. And then there are the alpine mountains of the Carpathian range in the south: incredibly beautiful and sparsely touristed. Poland really has to be one of the best and most overlooked places in the world for a motorhome or campervan rental holiday.
In your rental motorhome or campervan, not bound to a hotel, you will have access to far more of this vast and wonderful country than most other holiday-makers. Poland doesn't have very many motorways; most of the roads are one lane in either direction. Yet there is a lot less traffic on the road.
Tip: "PB" means unleaded gasoline (petrol) whereas "ON" means "diesel". Your rented motorhome, like nearly all RVs in Europe, will almost certainly be a diesel.
Poland is bordered by Germany in the lowland west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the mountainous south, Lithuania and Belarus and Ukraine in the forested east, and the Baltic Sea in the playful, beachy north.
In the center of Poland, the capital Warsaw is vibrant and modern with a youthful and sophisticated population. If you think Warsaw is grey and uninteresting you will be very pleasantly surprised. Today Warsaw smacks of Paris, filled with flowers, open air cafes and beautiful buildings. Warsawians work hard and play hard, resulting in a lively nightlife and clubs that party until dawn. Cafes are popular too, and the cuisine is great — eating out is definitely recommended. A tremendous number of talented musicians make Warsaw their home; it's a great music scene from classical to jazz to rock. The charming Old Town or Srodmiescie, situated on the left bank of the Vistula river, was fully reconstructed after World War II and is marked by the Palace of Culture towering over the narrow streets. Regarding RV campgrounds, Camping Wok is just outside the city center and open year round. Camping Kaputy 222 is located 14 km from city center.
In central Poland you can drive for hundreds of miles in fairytale countryside, with forests and castles reminders of Poland's medieval glory. Krzyztopor castle near the village of Ujazd is a magnificent sight, a vast ruined fortress that more or less remains standing. The central region of Poland is also where you will find some of Europe's largest natural forests. It's especially popular with bird watchers. Another of the old yet lively cities in the central region is Lodz. Once considered the Manchester of Poland due to the amount of textile mills, Lodz boasts one of the longest and most beautiful streets in Europe, Piotekowska Street.
In the west of Poland is the lowland region with cities such as Wroclaw, an old Silesian city which was rebuilt after the war. Wroclaw resembles Amsterdam, Hamburg and Venice, and is built on a series of islands with hundreds of bridges. Nearby you can visit the Karkonoski National Park, situated in the Sniezka Mountains, and enjoy some stunning waterfalls. The region is also home to one of the most important routes in Poland: the Piastowski Route. The route starts in Poznan and passes through Ostrow Lednicki, Trzemeszno, Strzelno, Kruszwica, Inowroclaw, Biskupin, Gasawa, Marcinkowo Gorne and finishes in Gniezno. If you are interested in history this is a route for you, as it passes through all the areas directly connected with the birth of the Polish State. Stop at Ostro Lednicki for the Palatium, and at Gniezno for its beautiful cathedral and the settlement at Biskupin, both protected UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Southern Poland is dominated by mountains. We highly recommend the Carpathian Mountains, featured in Bram Stoker's famous novel. The Carpathians are a 1500 km range in Central and Eastern Europe, stretching in an arc from Romania to the Czech Republic. The Tatra range of the Carpathians between Slovakia and Poland features a national park and several peaks above 2400 meters. Both the Slovak and Polish sides are protected as national parkland and are popular destinations for winter and summer sports. (Yes, you can drive your rental RV into Slovakia, as well as into many other countries, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania and the other Baltic countries.) The Tatras are home to wildlife including the Tatra chamois, marmot, lynx and bears. Slovakia has the highest mountain in the range, 2655 m Gerlach Peak. This vast region of southern Poland and northern Slovakia is sparsely settled, with alpine-type villages (wooden cottages and some residents who still wear local dress), tiny churches, the occasional town that seems almost unchanged from medieval times, and the odd city here and there. The town of Zakopane is the center for walking, trekking and winter sports; it's also known for its typical gingerbread type wooden house. Snowboarding, skiing, tobogganing and skating are all popular in the region. There are also salt mines, caves, and lakes.
Queen of the south is the beautiful old royal city Krakow. On the route from Warsaw to Krakow you can visit small authentic towns like Sandomierz to get some true Polish culture. Also consider a stop in the little village of Tokarnia. Krakow is the cultural capital of Poland and one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. The city is popular due to its historical center with the largest medieval open air market place in Europe, ancient churches and monuments, quaint bars and restaurants. Katowice is another of the south’s popular cities and if you’re travelling in this region there are also the oldest salt mines in the world, the UNESCO World Heritage Center Wieliczka Salt Mines, which are still in operation today. You'll get to experience ancient Roman structures built from salt and also several underground lakes with interesting histories. There are four campsites on the outskirts of Krakow: Camping Smok Nr.46, Camping Clepardia Nr.103, Camping Korona Nr.241, and Camping Krakowianka Nr.171. Camping Smok is open all year round, the others between May and October, but all offer some good facilities and there are plenty of transport options into the city.
The Trail of the Eagle Nests of southwestern Poland is a marked trail between Krakow and Czestochowa named for a chain of 25 medieval. Much of the area has been protected as the Eagle Nests Landscape Park.
Also to the southwest of Krakow are the infamous Nazi Germany concentration camps Auschwitz and Birkenau.
If you enjoy traditional towns, take the route between the small towns and villages of the Pogorze region. Start your journey in Ciezkowice, southeast of Krakow, then visit Czchow, Lipnica Murowana, Nowy Wisnicz, Tuchow, Wojnicz and Zakliczyn. Most of these towns date back to the 14th century. There are also beautiful churches and interesting museums to visit.
Eastern Poland is another area popular for birdwatchers and is home to the Bialowieza National Park. This area straddles the border with Belarus and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for the protection of its ancient and indeed prehistoric woodland, the last remaining piece of European primeval forest dating back to the Ice Age. This forest contains some of the rarest species of fauna and is the only area where the almost extinct European Bison roam free, as well as wolves and red deer. This is truly a wonderful area to visit with a motorhome rental or campervan hire. Nearby is the mighty fortress and city of Zamosc, a UNESCO site referred to as the pearl of the Renaissance.
A good motoring tour of the general area could start at Hajnowka and pass through the primeval forest of Bialowieza and beyond into meadows and fields. A main attraction is Chata Stefana in Nowe Berezowo: an old house and a barn furnished and equipped in an traditional way and thus giving a good insight into traditional farming methods. Another stop is known as the silence refuge; it's the area surrounding the ponds of Topilo, a beautiful and, yes, quiet place — and also where you can visit Lesne Osobliwosci, or the Forest Curiosities. All along the way there are places where you can stop off for a picnic, such as Lake Bachmaty near Dubicze.
During the summer Poles and foreign holiday makers alike flock to the beaches and seaside resorts on the Baltic Sea. The Polish coast is, perhaps surprisingly, one of the best places in Europe for windsurfing and other watersports. The beaches are clean and unspoiled, with mile after mile of golden and silver sand stretching to the horizon. Slowinski National Park has the biggest sand dunes in Europe and is a great place to learn sandboarding. The dunes rise over 42 m above sea level, and behind them there are pinewoods and marshes home to rare bird and plant species. Here too there are forests, lakes and rivers. You can also discover the famous port city of Gdansk.
Most of Poland's Baltic beaches are accessed through pine forests, along short footpaths. No development can take place on such beachfronts, meaning the beaches are unspoiled. Once a playground of the aristocracy, the spa resort town of Sopot is graced with 10 km of white, clean, pristine sand and is today known as the partying capital of Poland's Baltic coast. Bars and cafes dot the shoreline. There are also cycle paths, forest trails, promenades and a nice pier. At night the restaurants serve a wide range of cuisine from Polish to Vietnamese, and the bars and clubs attract not only the locals but residents of Germany and Sweden as well.
Some of the best beaches are around Kolobrzeg on the fashionable Pomeranian coast, or at Leba which has some fabulous white sand. The beach at Leba connects to Slowinski National Park. The Hel Peninsula attracts history buffs as well for it links to World War II; it also has some fantastic silver sand beaches popular with windsurfers. Malbork Castle is Europe largest brick built Gothic castle and has become one of the most visited of its kind. The coastline around Debki is typically Polish; sandy beaches backed by pine forests. Nearby the lake beach of Lake Zarnowieckie is great for windsurfers and those who enjoy great nightlife. For something a little quieter try Uznam and Wolin Islands. Near the Germany border is some great gothic architecture as well as wildlife. Over near the eastern border the Malsurian Lake District is dappled with over 1000 lakes and is naturally popular with both anglers and boaters. There are walking trails around the lakes, as well as small traditional towns.
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Many factors determine the cost of a motorhome or campervan rental in Poland. The factors affecting the RV rental cost include RV size, rental rate seasonality (or whether the rates are so-called flex rates instead re-determined daily or weekly based on supply and demand), and the optional extras you select (many and varied).
For exact total costs, submit a Search above. Our online order software will then present to you all the RVs, whether motorhome, camper van or truck camper, ordered by total price.
If you then click on a RV thumbnail image or on the "More Info" text link adjacent to that image, the software will present the following info specific to the RV and dates:
Many optional items are available for hire with an RV rental, and these greatly affect the total cost. The optional items (e.g. camping table and chairs, bedding, shuttle transfer) are presented during our online order process, along with selectable pick-up and return times.
In many cases the RV rental company offers an inclusive package that bundles together a set of optional extras for one relatively low price. Again, don't worry about those packages. Just select à la carte the options you want and our software will apply an inclusive package if such is available and if such package indeed gives you a lower price than actually paying for the options à la carte.
Similarly, RV rental companies often offer specials that involve optional extras. Such specials can be complicated and hard for customers to understand. Again, our software is carefully programmed and maintained to automatically apply any specials that benefit you.
We think our software is unique in terms helping our customers optimize their RV rental and minimize their costs in these important respects. Our aim is to provide you with the best value and to increase our sales as a result.
For a variety of information and websites related to traveling Poland by RV, please visit our European RV Travel Resources page.
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