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Warsaw


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The Heart of Poland. A remarkable city built on hardship and history, Warsaw is now one of Europe's fastest-growing locations.

Poland's capital and largest city, Warsaw has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of its near-total destruction during and after its uprisings during World War II to become an impressive artistic and historic center. The Old Town's reconstruction from historic materials makes it the only place on the UNESCO World Heritage List to have been entirely rebuilt after WWII.

While Warsaw is proud of Chopin, its art scene doesn't stop with this beloved native son. With many theaters, cinemas, museums, festivals, and galleries, not to mention the giant Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw has the artsy scene you'd expect of a major capital. This sprawling metropolis has neighborhoods with distinctly different atmospheres, so it's worth venturing beyond the very center in search of the city's Jewish, communist, royal, and WWII-era periods. If you'd rather focus on food, you'll never find yourself hungry for long. When you’re ready to go farther afield, the region surrounding Warsaw offers gorgeous lakes, castles and other notable cities and towns, such as Lodz and Kazimierz Dolny

What we love about Warsaw

Igor

Krakow City Host & Central Europe Destination Expert

Warsaw is still struggling with the reputation of a more business city, not very attractive to visitors. The fact is that almost the entire area was destroyed during World War II, so it makes sense that some time was needed to getting back on their feet, and to be honest, you'll be surprised how well this job was done! The Varsovians themselves, who are in this case their own harshest critics, admit that their city has grown enormously over the years, and now it is considered a place that can not be missed during a visit to this part of Europe!

Josipa

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

I visited Warsaw twice and feel like I really needed to go back once more to understand and value it as it is. I feel this city and the people of Warsaw really deserves all the admiration for how they stood up and rebuilt everything after the devastation of WWII. Once you wrap your mind around it, you really start to appreciate and see the beauty of Warsaw. I absolutely loved the museums, the hip bars, Lazienki Park, the old town. Warsaw is a really vibrant and cool city and really deserves a chance to be explored and loved :)

Ivana

Dubrovnik City Host & Adriatic Destination Expert

Warsaw was one of the cities that I didn't fall in love at first sight I must admit. It was love at second sight :) One of the things that always fascinates me and makes me feel a deeper appreciation for this city is how the Polish people, after the War, rebuilt the old part of the city according to Bellotto's paintings - really wow! Walking around the city, enjoying Chopin's compositions that comes out from the smart benches... I am a huge fan of museums in Warsaw, Chopin's museum and the Copernicus science centre are a must when visiting Warsaw.

Where to stay in Warsaw

Warsaw has no real single city center, as its attractions are scattered, so picking the best place to stay depends on what you want to see and do in Warsaw. Most of our recommended hotels are near the Old Town, although some are closer to the Palace of Culture and Science. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary, we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Iconic Luxury Hotel
A landmark luxury hotel on Warsaw's Royal Route featuring elegant rooms and all the facilities you'd expect of a five star property.
Central Boutique B&B
This charming boutique hotel features atmospheric antique furnishings, a delicious breakfast, and very helpful staff to take care of you.
Modern Design Hotel
Great pick for those who are looking for a nice and modern design hotel close to the main sights in Warsaw. Side note: best beds in the city.

Things to do in Warsaw

While in Warsaw, we have plenty of tours and excursions we can provide, generally private. Local guides come in handy in this city, as its landmarks are not concentrated in one spot, and can be hard to find on your own. It is a city that on the surface may not appeal to the eye, but you will find Warsaw has a lot to offer, and our favorite tour concentrates on the city's ample 20th century history, especially the effects of WWII and communism. Full of culture, there are always varied events scheduled. Don't miss visiting the Royal Mile, Old Town, and the Palace of Culture. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Jewish Warsaw Private Tour by Car
Treblinka Camp Private Tour
Zelazowa Wola Private Tour
Majdanek and Lublin Private Day Trip
WWII Buffs Private Tour by Communist Minibus
Warsaw Food Tasting Private Tour

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

  4.9 / 5
Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Warsaw vacation packages, based on 24 reviews
Review by Amy & Gabrielle

Amy & Gabrielle

Maine

JayWay Travel is the only way to go for European travel needs! We were so well cared for and were treated like friends. With the help of the genealogist, Igor and Marcin, we were able to visit the exact location in Warsaw where a great uncle of mine had lived. It was tremendous to stand on that street and feel a connection to my ancestors.

JayWay Travel is the only way to go for European travel needs! We were so well cared for and were treated like friends. With the help of the genealogist, Igor and Marcin, we were able to visit the exact location in Warsaw where a great uncle of mine had lived. It was tremendous to stand on that street and feel a connection to my ancestors.

Year : 2021
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Nancy & Richard

Nancy & Richard

JayWay Travel take the stress out of traveling by arranging transport, tours and travel accommodations and this helps make the entire experience very enjoyable. The price we paid for what we received was also reasonable.

JayWay Travel take the stress out of traveling by arranging transport, tours and travel accommodations and this helps make the entire experience very enjoyable. The price we paid for what we received was also reasonable.

Year : 2021
Visited : Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Poland, Hungary
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Honore & Ryan

Honore & Ryan

New Jersey

I have worked with a number of travel agencies in the past but none of them were nearly as wonderful as JayWay Travel. They have such an accommodating, personable, thorough, detailed staff and we always felt safe and well taken care of, as if we were never really on own. Also, the website is so detailed, interactive and well done.

I have worked with a number of travel agencies in the past but none of them were nearly as wonderful as JayWay Travel. They have such an accommodating, personable, thorough, detailed staff and we always felt safe and well taken care of, as if we were never really on own. Also, the website is so detailed, interactive and well done.

Year : 2021
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Cluj, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2021
Visited : Poland, Hungary, Romania
Itinerary : Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Cluj, Sighisoara, Brasov, Bucharest
Rating :
5 / 5

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Warsaw

How can I get around Warsaw?
Warsaw and its landmarks are much more spread out that other Polish cities. The Old Town itself is walkable, but you can also buy a 20-minute bus ticket there from throughout the city for less than a dollar. If you want to visit places further, it's worth asking your hotel reception to order a taxi, although there is also a good streetcar network that extends out from the city center.
How long should I stay in Warsaw?
We recommend 2-3 nights, which gives you time to explore the Old Town, and visit the city's most impressive museums, such as the POLIN and Warsaw Rising Museum.
How can I get local currency in Warsaw?
We recommend visiting the many bank ATMs scattered throughout the capital.
Does Warsaw have options for people with dietary restrictions?
Warsaw is consistently rated one of the best cities in the world for vegans. The overall culinary scene is diverse, offering a variety of options for every taste and dietary restriction.
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