POLAND DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Poland in a way like no other. Exploring Poland, we will quickly discover the remarkable survival this culture is built upon. Enduring rival empires, Soviet occupations and two world wars, it’s not surprising to find the people here enjoying their era of new-found freedom. We will hear Chopin play in the streets and find cafes alive with a new bohemian energy... an energy that will cement your affection for this country. On your Poland tour with Trafalgar, you will connect with proud people over heart-warming food and discover how the younger generation are reshaping this country’s future. The many monuments and museums here serve as a constant reminder of what the country has been through. From the urban hub of Warsaw to the picturesque villages scattered around the country, Poland proves that truly memorable moments are often found in the most unexpected places. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.

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"A land of unspoiled countryside and splendid buildings, and home to 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 23 national parks, Poland is rich in culture, history and natural beauty"

Steven, Travel Director
Poland at a glance
Listen to Chopin in the streets, enjoy heart-warming food, and discover the monuments and museums that serve as a reminder of the country's survival. Your expert Trafalgar Travel Director will take you from the iconic to the unexpected, from the captivating streets of Warsaw to picturesque countryside villages.
Currency
Polish złoty
Winter avg temp
-2°C
Summer avg temp
17°C
Time Zone
GMT+2
Capital City
Warsaw
Language
Polish
Good morning
Dzień dobry
Good evening
Dobry wieczór

What to pack for Poland

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Polish phrasebook

Polish is the official language of Poland, so pack a phrasebook to help you learn a few words. If you can’t spare the space, download them to your Google Translate app offline.

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A secure day bag

Though Poland is considered a safe destination, it isn't immune to pickpockets and petty crime. A good quality zipper bag or travel wallet will keep cash, cards and important items safe.

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Headphones

Poland is a massive country and on some days, long journeys are unavoidable. The scenery will provide plenty of visual entertainment, while headphones can be used to listen to some local music or enjoy podcasts about Polish history and culture.

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A filtered water bottle

Polish water is officially safe to drink, but the plumbing can affect the quality. Many locals and tourists use bottled water; take the cheaper and more eco-friendly option of a reusable bottle with built in filtration.

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Some WWII reading

Whether you’re a history buff or not, a refresher on the world wars will make for a richer experience of the significant and soul stirring sites you will visit in Poland.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.