Car Hire Poland
If you are looking to investigate the various different cultures and terrains of Europe, Poland makes the ideal base. Located in central Europe, Poland will offer you a strong cultural feel, jaw-dropping scenery and vodka in abundance! A self drive holiday using Budget car hire in Poland means you have the perfect mean of travel where you can set your own itinerary and possibly explore off the beaten track, although if this is your preferred route you would be wise to request the Budget sat nav in your vehicle to prevent you from getting lost.
Car Rental in Poland
The capital, Warsaw has been heavily influenced by the Soviet period, although the concrete sprawl of apartment blocks make the city seem modern, the old town sector contains beautiful examples of architecture. With a central marketplace surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes, the devastation after a brutal campaign of invasion in 1939 has been sufficiently repaired to be unnoticeable. The reconstruction is so successful that the Old Town is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. As an affordable holiday destination, the use of Budget's hire cars opens up the city and its surrounding area for travellers who want to truly understand this region.
Krakow is also a major city in Poland and should be included in all tourist itineraries. Many argue that the city is the most beautiful in Poland and can be considered the perfect place to spend four or five days before hiring a car and exploring the interior of the country. Some have referred to the city as the Florence of the North due to its architectural beauty and historical sites. With medieval palaces and town residences the heavy Austrian influence is evident. Fortunately Krakow was relatively untouched by the Second World War and remains a stunning example of a central European medieval city.
Using your hire car to head into the Prussian area of Poland will allow you to see some wondrous attractions; Malbork Castle can be seen as one of these. Malbork is a medieval fortress built by Teutonic Knights in 1274. At one time it was the largest gothic building in Europe and this imposing silhouette still stands on the banks of the River Nogat today. A popular tourist destination at all times of the year, this should be at the top of your list of things to do. If you feel however that you will be taking on too much as the sole driver it is worth enquiring at the time of booking about adding extra drivers to your package.
Poland has been lucky with the adverse effects mankind has on the environment, subsequently the wildlife in Poland is some of the most diverse in Europe and allows travellers to see some animals that have long since been extinct elsewhere. The last remaining lowland forest in Europe can be found in the east of the country; still generally in its primeval state the mix of trees in the Bialowieza Forest range from oak, hornbeam and pine, all relatively untouched by man. Visitors may see bison, a species that are hard to find anywhere else in Europe as well as other rare species that have died out elsewhere. Staying in the nearby village of Bialowieza is a brilliant way to experience rural life in Poland and makes an enthralling tourist experience. Choosing a car from Budget's extensive range of cars makes a tour of Poland a truly unique experience.