Spanning the Vistula River, Poland's capital Warsaw is a hugely important cultural center since it was completely destroyed during World War II. Now, Old Town is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has more than 20 fascinating museums, like the Warsaw Historical Museum. Krakow largely escaped destruction during World War II so highlights like Market Square, with its Cloth Hall, still stands. With tour operator volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 40% versus assembling the same itinerary on your own! Book your Poland tour today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted tour headquarters. View Poland Tour Deals and DiscountsPoland Travel Guide
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Poland Tours Highlights
- Guided walking tour of Warsaw, Krakow, and other cities you visit.
- Expert local guides & a dedicated travel director.
- See St. John's Cathedral in Warsaw.
- Visit the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- Explore other cathedrals and synagogues.
- Taste authentic Polish cuisine.
Poland Tours Travel Tips
- The currency used in Poland is the Zloty.
- English is not the native or official language, but most of the population speak English.
- You'll 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 Poland's 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.
Poland Tours Things To Do
From the Old Town to the Jewish Quarters, Krakow is a city of rich culture, architecture, and deep history. Europe's 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.
You Should KnowAccording 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.
You Should KnowIn 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.
It's 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 Warsaw's historic landmarks.
You Should KnowOther than the Old Town, you definitely want to take the Royal Route, a nearly 10-mile route to see all of Warsaw's 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.
- 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. It's a must-try activity to find some authentic local polish food when traveling through Poland.
You Should KnowOne 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.
Poland Tour Packages
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 it's always recommended to bring layers
- 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 it's 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 you'll want to book your trips early on!
- 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 Poland's 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. You'll want to pack accordingly, as the temperature can drop quickly at night.
- Winter – December to March – Slow Season
The average high during the Wintertime is 36F with lows at 28F. The brutal winters mean it's the 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.
- 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 you'll 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!
Poland Tours Frequently Asked Questions
- What's a Poland Tour?
Poland tours are prepackaged trips with a set itinerary and dedicated tour manager. Many people who want to take a Poland vacation want to avoid all the planning and logistics involved in a big week or two-week foreign trip abroad and are looking to save money by doing it all in a package instead of piecing things together at full price. The trip is led by a tour director who will take care of all the services from the beginning to the end of your vacation. Your tour director connects you with local tour guides who will have a lot of knowledge on the specific cities you explore. Typically, hotels, transportation throughout your trip, some meals, and sightseeing are arranged and included with the price of your Poland tour.
- What's Included on a Poland Tour?
Generally, a Poland tour will include as many services as possible, giving you less to worry about. Usually included on your Poland tour are transportation (getting from place to place while on tour), accommodations, most meals, and the services of a dedicated tour director. As per the itinerary, certain sightseeing opportunities are also included: tickets to special VIP access to the most famous landmarks, skip the lines, and when available, access to a personal local guide for expert commentary.
- What’s The Best Poland Tour?
The best Poland tour is the one that fits your budget and schedule! The most popular tour operators are Globus, Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, Cosmos, Costsaver, CIE Tours, Intrepid, Tauck, and others. You can't go wrong with any Poland tour. Please speak with one of our travel consultants to find the best tour for you!
- How Much Do Poland Tours Cost?
You can book an affordable Poland tour starting from under $99 per day per person. Besides our award-winning customer service, the best part about booking with AffordableTours.com is you will always receive a discount on your Poland tour. We are committed to providing you with the lowest prices on all top tour operators. No one beats our prices on all of our Poland tours!
Reviews for Poland Tours and Vacations
Since I was traveling in December I think travelers should be warned about how cold the castle is. That was the worst experience I've ever had.
As usual some hotel accommodations were suspect but other than that trip met expectations.
Wonderful job, great bus driver, great leader! Close to perfect! Job well done!
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