Although not on top of all European destinations, Poland has a special appeal in its historic towns and cities that largely retain medieval air, thick with events of the past ages.
Not surprising that since the fall of the Warsaw Treaty when entrance to the country became free, it is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for travelers. If you are planning a grand tour overseas it is a good idea to visit this truly special gem of Western Europe. One may think that reaching the country "on the outskirts" of Western Europe is not a simple matter. In fact, this is not so. Actually, there are several ways of getting to the country. If you are taking an around-Europe tour, you may consider going to Poland by train or bus. This is especially advisable to younger travelers.
Traveling overland has a couple of major advantages: you can see different places of the European continent, stopping off along the way; and you can save money, since flights from North America to London, Amsterdam, or Frankfurt are usually the cheapest. However, you should keep in mind that bus or train fares in Europe are not cheap, so it is reasonable to calculate the cost of the entire trip before you decide which route to take. If you do not want to visit other countries or do not enjoy traveling overland, your option is flying directly to Poland.
It seems to be the easiest way of getting to the country from overseas. Poland flights are available from different airports in the United States and Western Europe. Lufthansa, British Airways, Air France, Delta, Czechoslovak Airlines and many other carriers, as a rule, offer both expensive and cheap flights to Poland, from most major European cities. Their major destination is Warsaw, Poland's capital city. Reasonably inexpensive, non-stop flights from New York and Chicago are available with LOT, the national airline in Poland. You can usually obtain information about Poland flights (mostly to the country's major centers such as Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan, and Gdansk) on web sites of the mentioned airlines. If you want to get cheap tickets to Poland, it is best to browse booking sites and discount travel sites; they normally have lots of information about airline flights worldwide.
Should you want more substantial information about the country, accommodations and places of interest, you can go to some specializing sites: www.tripadvisor.com and www.poland.com seem to be most informative. The provide up-to date data on Poland flights and have search engines that will help you to find the best option for you based on a number of data that include: your destination, return and departure days, and number and age of travelers. They also have engines to compare prices; www.poland.com offers tickets information of two categories: regular flights and low-cost flights. The number of carriers with which Poland flights are available is growing, as the popularity of the country as a tourist destination is increasing. That creates a relatively big choice of different types of inexpensive flights accessible. However, the country may soon be flooded with tourists, so the prices will go up. It looks like it is high time you got packing.