Poland offers many destinations to delight those traveling in Central Europe. Some love the hustle and bustle of Warsaw, the modern-day capital. Others prefer the splendor of Krakow, the old royal capital of Poland. The Baltic sea port city of Gdansk, will impress too. Wroclaw enjoyed a year in the spotlight as European Capital of Culture in 2016. Historic Poznan between Berlin and Warsaw is another off-beaten-path charmer. For some hiking head to Zakopane in the Polish Tatras.
Poland is perfect for history buffs
Those interested in World War II or Jewish heritage will have plenty to see in Poland. Battles between Germany and Russia are visible in many monuments. You'll find these throughout Warsaw, Krakow and other Polish cities. A visit to the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau is a truly moving experience. Since the fall of Communism the government has rebuilt many historic city centers, like Warsaw's Old Town. Prefer your history a little older? The medieval castles at Torun and Malbork, both built by the Teutonic Knights, make for good day trips.
Explore your family's history
Many of our guests come to Poland to learn more about their family history. Hundreds of thousands emigrated from Poland to the US over the past few hundred years. We can connect you with a local genealogist to research your family heritage. We can even include a visit to your ancestral hometown to meet long-lost relatives. As well as our regular destinations listed below we can also arrange overnight stays in other towns and cities.
Visit Poland combined with neighboring countries
Poland joined the EU in 2004. The most obvious change was in late 2007 when Poland joined the Schengen Area. That means smooth travel to the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Germany and Slovakia. In that way, Poland can be a gateway for traveling in Central Europe. The Polish economy hasn't switched to the Euro though. Your visit to Poland will be cheaper than European travel in countries further west. Poland is also often combined with some time in Ukraine. Our trip planners, all based in the region, will craft the perfect private tour itinerary for you.
Poland vacation packages
We create custom-tailored private tours of Poland for hassle-free travel to all of the destinations below and beyond. We also cover many more destinations throughout Central and Eastern Europe as well. We will prepare a Poland vacation package and schedule tailored to you. The whole experience is as hassle-free as possible. From your initial call with our travel advisor to getting on the plane back home, we take care of you like family. We will arrange guided tours with local expert guides. You will be staying in the best places available to fit your budget and tastes. And the whole time you will be cared for by one of our local team in Poland, always available to you via the cellphone we provide.
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Popular Poland Vacation Itineraries
Our suggested itineraries in Poland and neighboring countries allow you to enjoy a multi-destination tour with ease. Our Poland vacation packages make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.
This 10 day itinerary focuses on three very different Polish cities. You'll begin in Krakow, a city with a lot of history, a beautiful old town and one-time capital of Poland. Next up is the present-day capital Warsaw, rebuilt since then destruction of WWII. You'll finish up in Gdansk, a Teutonic merchant city on the Baltic sea. read full itinerary
If you would prefer to stick to cities in the former Eastern Bloc countries, this itinerary substitutes Krakow in place of Vienna. Known as Poland's cultural and historic capital, Krakow offers a unique atmosphere. This route is popular with guests of Jewish heritage but it truly offers something for all tastes. read full itinerary
This ten day itinerary features overnight stays in Krakow, Warsaw and Vilnius. All three cities have a significant Jewish heritage to be explored, as well as a wealth of other historical and cultural aspects. read full itinerary
This 10 day Budapest, Krakow and Warsaw private tour itinerary will show you three very different cities that all enjoy places on UNESCO's World Heritage List. From buzzing Budapest to historic Krakow to rejuvenated Warsaw, this Central Europe vacation is packed with variety. read full itinerary
Visit three grand Central European capitals and the historic Polish capital Krakow in two weeks, traveling at a relaxed pace. Start off in enchanting Prague, with its picture-postcard Old Town. Then take in the Imperial grandeur of Vienna. Next stop is in Budapest, voted 'best city in Europe' in 2015. The trip ends in Krakow, Poland's most popular destination and still its cultural capital. read full itinerary
With 2 weeks at your disposal and spending a little less time in each city you can explore a large area of Central Europe. Start in the ubercool German capital, Berlin then head south to enchanting Prague. After a few days it's time to head south again, to fairy-tale medieval Cesky Krumlov. From here it's on to the grand old Imperial capital, Vienna. After that you reach Budapest to see for yourself why Condé Nast Traveler readers voted it best city in Europe in 2015. The trip ends in the historic Polish capital, Krakow. read full itinerary
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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Poland
Will I need a visa to travel to Poland?
European Union citizens do not need a visa, as Poland is part of the EU and the list of countries whose citizens do not require a visa covers most countries that our guests come from. This includes Austrialia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Visa & custom requirements can be found on the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
How much should I tip?
Tipping isn't as prevalent in Poland as the US and Poles don't tip much themselves but it is widely expected for foreigners to tip in restaurants or bars. A rule of thumb is roughly 10% in appreciation of satisfactory service, 15% if service is excellent. Leave cash on the table or round up the bill, saying "Raeshty nye chaeba" ("Keep the rest"). If you say "Thank you" when you hand over payment that will also be taken as "keep the rest". Tipping in cash is much preferred to adding the tip to a card payment. If you take a tour and are happy with it, you can tip the tour guide if you wish. Taxi drivers don't necessarily expect a tip but if the ride is smooth, speedy and the cabbie makes an effort to converse, you will probably want to tip in the region of 10%.
What's Polish food like?
The typical Polish diet is traditionally rich in proteins and even richer in starch. On menus in Poland the former usually is in the form of in red meat, eggs, cheese, and sausages, whereas the carbs are bread, potatoes, and various noodles, pies and dumplings.
There are three main meals in Poland: the morning sniadanie (breakfast), the afternoon obiad (lunch), and the evening kolacja (dinner). In between they may be supplemented, hobbit-like, with a lighter drugie sniadanie (second breakfast) and a podwieczorek (tea).