Poland has been named one of the best value destinations in the world to visit in 2018 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, the highly anticipated announcement of the world’s hottest destinations that should feature on every traveller’s wish list for the year ahead. Each year Lonely Planet highlights the top ten countries, cities, regions and best value destinations that experts recommend travellers experience in 2018 r. Previously, Poland was named by Lonely Planet as a “Top 10 Country” to visit in 2016.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 praised Poland for “Inexpensive train and bus connections, keenly priced food and beer, [and] budget places to stay.”
Describing reasons to visit, Lonely Planet add; “In the north, explore Gdańsk’s rebuilt old town and haunting coastal scenery. Elsewhere, Lublin, Toruń and Tarnów’s historical beauty (free from large numbers of visitors) can form the basis of a wonderful week. If you have more time, consider exploring the mountain playground around budget-friendly Zakopane or bison-spotting in Białowieża National Park (…) Surely, Kraków grabs the crowds, but you can explore here for less than in Prague or Berlin”.
Poland features alongside destinations including Lanzarote and Arizona on the list of best value destinations to visit in 2018, with Tallinn in Estonia taking the top spot. In other categories, Chile was named number one country, with Belfast & the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland picked as the best region, and Seville taking top place as best city to visit.
Deciding the destinations in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel annual selection is a considered process, with Lonely Planet’s expert writers and travellers providing hundreds of suggestions of destinations not to be missed from the places they have visited over the past year. These places are then shortlisted by a panel of in-house travel experts who consider criteria such as topicality, excitement and wow-factor to decide what to include in the best-selling, inspirational travel yearbook.
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