Bialowieza National Park
Bialowieza National Park, located on the border between Poland and Belarus, is a heavily protected area that guards the last remnants of a primeval forest that used to cover most of Europe at the time of the last ice age. This ancient woodland is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an absolutely enthralling place to visit. Visitors can take a guided tour of the forest, and feel as though they are trespassing in a land that time has forgot - the towering trees and the sweet, rich smell of the soil that has sustained life for millennia will not easily be forgotten. An additional bonus is that the Bialowieza National Park is also the last place on earth that tourists can see European bison, huge beasts that once roamed across the continent, living undisturbed in their natural habitats. An ecotourism destination of international repute, the nearby city of Bialowieza can already begun to cash in on the popularity of the National Park, as numerous luxury spa resorts have opened up, offering high-class treatments and supremely comfortable lodgings.
Admission: Forest tours cost about €40