Poland

Situated on the Baltic Sea, Poland is a living history museum showcasing a captivating past. This charming Eastern European country is renowned for its spectacular medieval architecture, cultural heritage and turbulent yet triumphant history. First and Second World War enthusiasts can explore the various Holocaust memorials, monuments, museums, and restored synagogues commemorating Poland’s remarkable survival. The country’s remote and unspoilt landscape features lush woodlands, broad rivers, glistening lakes and rolling hills. A visit to Poland will no doubt include the trendy medieval city of Krakow as well as the bustling city of Warsaw. Visitors can look forward to many activities including: hiking through scenic mountain terrain in the south of the country, sampling regional culinary specialities, discovering rural villages and wooden churches tucked away in the Carpathian hills and exploring the many ancient castles dotting the hills of Poland.

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Electricity

Electrical sockets in the Republic of Poland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type…

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Banking

CurrencyThe currency of Poland is the Złoty (PLN; symbol zł) = 100 groszy. Notes are in denominations of zł200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. The coins are in…

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Cuisine

A wide range of ingredients populate the kitchen here, including dill, marjoram, caraway seeds, wild mushrooms and sour cream, which is frequently added…

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Climate

Poland’s climate is temperate with warm summers, crisp, sunny autumns and cold winters. Snow covers the mountainous area in the south of Poland (mid-December…

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Transport

Poland’s national airline is LOT Polish Airlines. Other airlines operating flights to Poland include easyJet, Ryanair and Wizzair.Road quality ranges…

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Dress

Light to medium weight clothing is worn during warmer months. Medium to heavyweight clothing is needed during winter. Rainwear is advisable all year-round….

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Poland is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in well-lit…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTSMake copies of all your important documents such as passports, driver’s licenses, credit cards, etc. Keep copies with you and back…

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General

Language:Polish is the official language. National Emergency Numbers:Police: 998Fire: 998Ambulance: 999Public Holidays:The dates of certain public holidays…

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