Vistula River - Poland
The Vistula is the largest river in Poland and flows 651 miles (1,047 kilometres) through Pomerania passing nature reserves, castles and palaces and historic town and cities. River cruises travel from Warsaw in central Poland to the Hanseatic city of Gdansk on the Baltic Sea and back again. Downstream from the palaces of Warsaw, you can visit the cathedral at Plock, Gothic Torun, the churches of Bydgoszcz and castles at Tczew before arriving at historic Gdansk. You can also cruise the lagoon at the mouth of the river and visit Frombork, the workplace of Copernicus, and Kaliningrad in Russia. The Vistula rises in the western Beskid range, in southern Poland and flows generally from south to north through the mountains and foothills of southern Poland and across the lowland areas of the great North European Plain, ending in a delta estuary that enters the Baltic Sea near Gdansk.