You can take your pick of all kinds of disabled holidays here. Poland is a great destination for disabled city breaks, outdoor exploration and relaxing on the beach.
It is a nation steeped in history and with a past that is peppered by turbulent periods. Today, the now-stable nation is enjoying an upward surge, but without losing grip of its values -
it's one of Europe’s largest and most geographically diverse countries. From the pretty seaside towns of the northern Baltic coast to the imposing mountains of the south.
Krakow is one of the most popular spots for holidaymakers in Poland. It's jam-packed with history. If you’re interested in the Second World War,
then you’ll find plenty to learn here. You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this hot-spot though. It's brilliant for a romantic stroll around its gorgeous old town, as you catch sight of grand buildings.
However if you're looking for something with more of a natural setting then disabled holidays in Zakopane are exactly what you're looking for. It is Poland's best known mountain resort,
nestled in the foothills of the Tatras with gorgeous wooden villas and spectacular views, this makes a great base for a disabled wheelcahir user looking to explore.
Since the mid-1990s Poland’s building code has required all new public buildings, from office blocks and schools to
museums and theaters to shopping centers and housing developments, and their various on-site facilities,
to be wheelchair accessible. Refurbishment of older buildings also entails installation of facilities for the disabled.
As Krakow is an old city with lots of very old architecture. As with any old city, it will take probably decades
before it is made entirely accessible. New buses and streetcars with low floors, wide doors, and enough free space to accommodate wheelchairs.
The replacement of older vehicles is not complete, so sometimes boarding city buses or
streetcars requires effort from those bound to the wheelchair, and even some help from fellow passengers.
When to Go?
Summer in Poland is between June and August with sunny skies and warm temperatures though the majority of rain falls during these months as well.
This is peak tourist season in Poland with visitors flocking to the cities to ramble through
the historic streets and people-watch in open-air cafes lining the town squares. It's also a great time to head for the great outdoors.
Perched on Polandâ€™s northern coastline, the historic city of Gdansk is one of Polandâ€™s prettiest seaside cities.
With a pretty rich heritage and history that makes this city the perfect place to visit for a weekend city-break.
Visitors throng in ever greater numbers to wander historical thoroughfares lined with grand, elegantly proportioned buildings, and to enjoy a treasure trove of characterful bars and cafes, seafood restaurants, amber shops and intriguing museums.
Many of the pavements and much of the public transport is wheelchair accessible.
From royal Renaissance architecture to one of Europeâ€™s oldest industrial enterprises, thereâ€™s more to this city in the south of Poland than meets the eye.
Tourist attractions of Krakow are mostly situated within walking distance in the Old Town district. It has been largely turned into a pedestrian mall,
and generally its streets and squares are fairly level and rather easy to negotiate. Conveniently,
the historical quarter also remains the core of todayâ€™s city life as Krakowâ€™s main shopping and entertainment precinct.
As Krakowâ€™s Old Town is peppered with hundreds of restaurants, cafes, and clubs, a good deal of them operates underground, in vast medieval cellars down steep stairs,
an information center for disabled is situated at 94 Krolewska street, open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays except Mondays. With so much help and attention given
to wheelchair users, this is a fantastic disablee city break.
Nestled in the foothills of the Tatras, Zakopane is Polandâ€™s best-known mountain resort.
is known for the size and beauty of its wooden villas, dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Some of these now house museums, while others have been converted into hotels or pensions, or remain in private hands.
In summer it is very popular with hill walkers and mountain climbers and in winter with the winter sports enthusiasts.
Disabled holidays in Zakopane are very unique and should not be missed.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
is tailor made to the client so no two holidays are the same.