Cheap flights to Poland
With beautiful cities like Krakow to explore, and the Tatra mountains ideal for hiking, Poland can make a great city break or holiday. With a substantial Polish population in Scotland, it's no surprise that there are plenty of cheap flights to Poland from Edinburgh.
EasyJet (easyjet.com) flies to Krakow direct from Edinburgh. Fares start at £27.99 outbound and £24.99 inbound, including all taxes. There are additional charges for luggage and credit card purchases.
Ryanair (ryanair.com) has direct flights from Edinburgh to Lodz, Poznan, Gdansk and Krakow. Their eye-catching headline prices of £9.99 apply to hard-to-find tax-free flights, and there are inevitably additional charges to consider, for luggage, check-in, EU levies, credit cards and such like. Even so, it is often possible to find round trip deals for under £80, if you book well in advance.
Krakow (krakow-poland.com) is an obvious city break destination and it is a beautiful city with the ghosts of its recent history gradually giving way to the tourists. The restaurants and coffee-houses among the restored buildings of the old quarter make it a delightful area to explore.
Gdansk (gdansk-life.com) is an imposing medieval city that has grown up around the old town square of the Stare Miasto. Here you cannot fail to be impressed by the Great Mill, built by the Teutonic Knights as a kind of medieval version of heavy industry.
These days little coffee-shops and bars have sprung up in its shadow, and Gdansk is an enjoyable bohemian city. It's worth investing in one of those cheap flights to Poland from Edinburgh to experience its revival.