POLAND TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Guided walking tour of Warsaw, Krakow, and other cities you visit.
- Expert local guides & a dedicated travel director.
- See St. Johnâs Cathedral in Warsaw.
- Visit the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- Explore other cathedrals and synagogues.
- Taste authentic Polish cuisine.
POLAND VACATION TIPS
- The currency used in Poland is the Zloty.
- English is not the native or official language, but most of the population speak English.
- Youâll want to pack layers as the weather can change quickly.
- However, the locals will greatly appreciate the effort to say a few phrases.
- Beer is a big part of the culture so as you are enjoying some of Polandâs culture, please do it responsibly. Drunk tourists causing trouble has become a growing concern to locals.
- Because Poland is part of the Schengen, US, Canadian and Australian visitors do not need a visa if visiting less than 90 days.
THINGS TO DO IN POLAND
From the Old Town to the Jewish Quarters, Krakow is a city of rich culture, architecture and deep history. Europeâs largest medieval town square is located here and survived the wartime destruction. The entire Old Town has been designated a UNESCO site and is a must-see when visiting Poland.
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According to legend, there once lived a dragon on Wawel hill that required livestock sacrifices so that it would not eat any of the locals. Well, the dragon was slain by the sons of King Krakus and the dragon now has its own statue close to Wawel Castle.
A deep dark stain on history, Auschwitz is, unfortunately, infamous for what Germany did during World War II, committing mass genocide against the Jews. Auschwitz is the location of the most well-known extermination camp. While history cannot be erased, memorials and monuments in memory and reflection have been built to help ease the pain the country still feels.
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In 1945, before abandoning the camps, the Germans destroyed parts of it but much of Auschwitz was intact. It was later transformed into a museum and memorial site. In 1979, it was named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Itâs said about 85% of Warsaw was destroyed during the war. However, when you visit today, you can walk around Old Town without even imagining that it had once been just rubble. The only sign of conflict in this city are the museums and monuments scattered around the city. Of course, one of the most famous activities to enjoy when in Warsaw is to take the Royal Route, which is a beautiful way to see Warsawâs historic landmarks.
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Other than the Old Town, you definitely want to take the Royal Route, a nearly 10-mile route to see all of Warsawâs most historic landmarks and full of churches, palaces, and amazing homes. The three big highlights here are the Royal Castle, Lazienki palace, and Wilanow Palace.
4. LOCAL FOODS
Although traditionally rich in salts, meats, vegetables, and herbs, Polish cuisine has been going through a bit of a transformation. Due to its Czech and Slovak neighbors, as well as German and Hungarian influences, Polish food has gotten much more eclectic. Itâs a must-try activity to find some authentic local polish food when traveling through Poland.
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One of the things about Polish food that makes it so famous is the way they pair things. However, if a heaping portion of meats with sauerkraut soup or goose dumplings do not fire off your taste buds, there are plenty of international options for you to try.
Some of the most inspiring museums and memorials can be found in Poland. It would be a missed opportunity to visit a few and reflect on the history of this beautiful country. In 2017, there were 127 registered museums throughout Poland, with the capital city Warsaw having the highest number at 16.
BEST TIME TO VISIT POLAND
Like a Phoenix, Poland has rebuilt itself to be stronger than it was before. With a lot of the country left in ruins after the war, youâll be surprised when you see what the thriving cities and communities look like today. You may not even be able to tell that there was once so much misery in some parts. As you visit. youâll be rewarded with an amazing culture and community of people, architecture, and of course, its history. All thatâs left is to find out the best time to go!
Summer is the most popular time for tourists to visit Poland Winter is considered low season but has been growing in popularity due to the Christmas Markets & Winter sports available during this time. Weather in Poland is generally unpredictable so itâs always recommended to bring layers
1. Summer – June – August – High Season
The average high during Summer in Poland is 72F and 52F lows. Summer is the busiest time of the year as it is high season, but itâs also the rainiest time. It can also be very hot in Poland, so plan accordingly if visiting Poland in the Summer. Despite the fact that the weather is completely unpredictable, Poland is filled with tourists during this time and youâll want to book your trips early on!
2. Fall – September – November – Good Season
The average high temperature during the Fall in Poland is 55F and lows of 43F. The Fall is arguably when Polandâs natural landscapes are at their most beautiful. The foliage takes center stage with beautiful colors, the weather cools down, and the crowds begin to thin out. Youâll want to pack accordingly, as the temperature can drop quickly at night.
3. Winter – December to March – Slow Season
The average high during the Wintertime is 36F with lows at 28F. The brutal winters mean itâs slow season with not too many tourists visiting. However, as the Christmas markets become more popular, more and more groups are slowly discovering the beauty of Poland during winter.
4. Spring – March to May – Good Season
Average highs during Springtime are 52F and 37F low. As the flowers begin to bloom, Spring is a great time to visit. The frosts are gone but the weather can still be chilly. The crowds have not yet arrived so youâll be able to visit attractions comfortably. Spring is a short window between winter and summer in this unpredictable weather, but if you have time, this is a great time to visit!