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Boating holidays on the Lakes of Poland

'The land of a thousand lakes'.

Discover an original and little known destination for boating holidays: Poland! In north-eastern part of the country, on the border of the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, stands Masuria or 'the land of a thousand lakes'. The area stretches from north to south and offers lakes, canals and rivers, fringed by magnificent pine, oak and birch forests. Among river cruising connoisseurs, Masuria is considered as a true paradise for nature lovers. The whole region abounds with rich and varied wildlife, which you can spot from your self drive barge. The area also has a rich history, from the Teutonic Knights in the 13th century to the Second World War. Aboard your Pénichette®, you will certainly admire ruined castles perched on the hilltops, especially those at Gizycko, Worgorzeno and Ryn.

The Masurian Lakes

The Masurian Lakes region of Poland comprises over 2,000 lakes, as well as huge forests and historic towns. The region is home to the largest lake in Poland, Sniardwy (or Spirdingsee in German), as well as little lakeside resort towns, such as Gizycko, Mikolajki, Elk, Wegorzewo, Ryn, Pisz and Ilawa. In addition to the lakes, the Masurian Region also has many rivers which will delight any angler. And as for the forests, you will find a great number of trails in Masuria that are ideal for hiking and cycling. There is also a wonderful range of wildlife, edible berries and mushrooms, not to mention vast protected areas within the Masurian Landscape Park, which includes 11 nature reserves, such as Luknajo Lake, which has been designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

how to choose?

Choosing the right boat is important. Don't get misled by the maximum number of passengers on board. It's good practice to limit the number of guests on board to the number of permanent berths in cabins and avoid using the convertible folding table as additional sleeping area.

It is essential to book well ahead of time to get the boat you want. We accept booking up to a year ahead of cruising. We look forward to welcoming you on board.

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"Europa 600 " CABIN CRUISER


15 Mar - 11 Apr
11 - 31 Oct
11 Apr - 23 May
20 Sep - 10 Oct
24 May - 20 Jun
6 - 19 Sep
21 Jun - 18 Jul
23 Aug - 5 Sep
19 Jul - 22 Aug
2019 - price in Euros Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day Price per day
Pénichette Flying-bridge 10.20FB 3/5 Pers. 235 278 337 377 411
Europa 600 cruiser 5/6 Pers. 298 358 424 463 513

price includes:
- Hire of the boat fully equipped: crockery, cutlery, bed-linen and towels.
- Boat handling instructions and orientation on day one.
- Navigation Tolls - Boat insurance - Captain's handbook - One 12 kg gas bottle.
- Technical assistance 7 days a week (during opening hours).

"Inclusive Pack"

For peace of mind, subscribe to our great value "Inclusive Pack" which includes damage waiver, fuel, cleaning service & 1 free bicycle.
Price for Penichette 1020 FB: 383 Euros / week.
Price for Europa 600: 484 Euros / week.

discounts & special offers

Travelling with children? Booking early? Cruising more than one week? Check our specials

To avoid currency exchange fees,
• Australians can pay in Australian dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• New Zealanders can pay in New Zealand dollars by direct deposit or credit card.
• US citizens will be charged in US dollars using a credit card.

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