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Poland’s capital is an open-air history book, from the medieval old town to the contemporary museums.

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Frequently asked questions about Warsaw

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Warsaw?

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Insider Tips: Planning a trip to Warsaw

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What should I do on my first trip to Warsaw?

Interestingly, almost all of the historic landmarks in Warsaw are on a single axis, beginning at Castle Square and continuing south before stopping at Wilanow Palace - around 15 kilometers in total. On this strip, there are parks, churches, academic institutions, and more, and it’s a fantastic place to start your journey.

What are some hidden gems to see in Warsaw?

Some of Warsaw’s most entertaining hidden gems include the Neon Muzeum, Pani Hania’s Garden, Hangar 646, The Koszykowa Street Library, and the Rainbow Center.

How much time should I spend in Warsaw?

Two days is the perfect amount of time to explore all that Warsaw has to offer - the historic city center, several museums, and endless foods to try at the dozens of restaurants and street vendors.

What food is Warsaw known for?

There’s nothing that screams Warsaw like herring. While Warsaw isn’t a coastal city, herring has always been a local delicacy that’s served in many different ways. The best herring is served in oil and is regarded as the best thing to chase a shot of vodka with. A must-try!

What is the best way to get around Warsaw?

Public transport is certainly a good way to travel around Warsaw, though the city is compact enough that you could do most of your traveling on foot.

What are the best months to visit Warsaw?

May to September is ideal if you’re looking for a warm, mild trip to Poland.

What are the best neighborhoods to visit in Warsaw?

Plac Zbawiciela, or Savior Square, is a magnet to Warsaw’s hipster scene. It is centrally located and home to the trendy wine and bar cafe called Charlotte. You’ll find a renaissance-era church called Church of the Holiest Savior in the southern part of the square, and it overlooks the central roundabout, which is always busy. A scenic neighborhood that is certainly worth the visit!

What are the best neighborhoods for shopping?

Definitely visit the Bazar Staroci Na Kole when you’re in Warsaw. It’s a street that is packed with markets and street vendors selling all kinds of goods and souvenirs. The Bazar is one of the best ways to get a true taste of the culture when you’re in Poland’s capital.

What neighborhood should I stay in when I visit Warsaw?

Warsaw’s Praga district has had something of a resurgence in the last few years and is a great place to stay when you’re visiting the city. There’s plenty to do here and plenty of accommodation, though it’s not as noisy as Old Town or New Town. Highlights of this neighborhood include the Warsaw Zoo and the Polish Vodka Museum

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Everything was neatly organized and on time. The driver that took us to the train station gave us the tickets and explained everything we needed to get to Krakow and later to Auschwitz and back. He also gave us some recommendation on what to do during our free time in Krakaw. The tour itself was interesting and the guide did a great job of leading us through the camps.

The small group evironment with a talented pianist performing Chopin with great sensitivity was outstanding. Chopin's music has always affected me greatly and I wasn't disappointed. Highly recommended

The most emotional trip I’m ever likely to make. The day was made very easy by the staff. But don’t buy a packed lunch, you have plenty of time to eat. Prepare to cry and feel anger.

Very vood experience. Good guide. He presented a lot of elements on the way and in the palace. He was on time and very professional.

All the bells and whistles well planned and organised at a great price an overall great experience