Boating holidays in the lakes of Poland offer plenty of choice: there are more than a thousand lakes here! A waterways cruise on a self-drive boat in the land of Chopin is a romantic, unique and unforgettable experience.
Your escape to the unspoiled Masurian Lakes
Head for north eastern Poland, close to the Russian border. Here, in the heart of Central Europe, you’ll start your waterways adventure on a no-license boat. This is a huge natural reserve, so unspoilt that you might see lynx, beavers, boar, bison and even wolves on the banks or in the beautiful forests. It’s known as the region with ‘a thousand lakes’, and offers several holidays in one.
Your long cruise across the lovely waters offers a real change of scene, and time out from the hassles of everyday life. You can also plunge into the heart of the natural world, watching the slow flight of swans and grey herons. Then there’s the lure of history in this land of the Teutonic Knights, the famous monastic order that brought Christianity to the region, which was part of East Prussia for centuries. You can still see the ruins of their imposing castles on hilltops. Throughout your waterways cruise, you’ll also come across pretty stopping places in the little Polish villages, which are lively tourist centres hosting festivals and concerts in summer.
The lakes of Poland: a waterways paradise
This lakeland area, linked to the Baltic, was formed by glaciers over thousands of years and has a unique ecosystem.
The Masurian lakes
The ideal place for a cruise, where you can also enjoy canoeing, walking, fishing, cycling… The Masurian Lake District has it all.
Get away from it all in Poland, with a cruise on the Masurian lakes
You can rent a boat from our base at Mikolajki, a small and friendly village in the north of Poland, where you can buy supplies, including delicious local specialities, before setting off on your cruise. You’ll make your journey on a comfortable and well-equipped Pénichette®, waking up each morning somewhere different, in a new setting, which is one of the real pleasures of boat hire with Locaboat.
Poland is known for its historic cities such as Cracow and Warsaw, but the lakes of Poland are rarely considered as a destination for boating holidays, despite their many attractions. A cruise here can be a life-changing experience, perfect for those who love wide open spaces, distant horizons and the sound of birdsong. The rich waters of the Polish lakes make this a great place for fishing, too. If you’re interested in history, you’ll find plenty of places to moor next to villages and former medieval fortresses. And when the time comes to relax and do a bit of shopping, there are lively centres, as cheerful as seaside resorts, with plenty of shops and a holiday atmosphere.
Why choose Locaboat?
Locaboat Holidays has been the industry specialist for boating holidays and waterways cruises since 1977. Inventor of the Pénichette®, Locaboat is as famous for the friendliness and quality of its customer service as for the comfort and easy handling of its boats. When you rent a boat from Locaboat, you’ll benefit from the advice of local experts who are passionate about boating and will do their utmost to make sure you enjoy a wonderful holiday.
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