Uncover the remarkable stories written into the city walls of Poland that will lead you deeper into the country’s captivating past.
You might know Poland for its war history but there’s no doubt you’ll soon be taken by the country’s medieval town squares, hilltop ruins and surrounding natural beauty. Stroll along the portside city of Gdansk where old docked ships now serve as floating maritime museums. Wander the street of Kazimierz in Krakow, an old Jewish Quarter lined with galleries, cafes and relics. Travel to the Tatra Mountains on the border of Slovakia to discover a world-class hiking trail dotted with waterfalls. And in the south-east, discover the village of Zalipi where each house is adorned with floral designs – inside and out – it’s a sight to behold.
Poland travel highlights
Wander along the river as you take in the WWII history and learn more about this fascinating port city.
Explore Warsaw’s World Heritage-listed Old Town which was rebuilt after almost complete destruction of the city in WWII.
Get a glimpse into the shocking reminders of WWII’s most notorious camp as you wander through many of the original brick buildings that still stand.
Encounter a staggering amount of history: the medieval Old Town alone is home to about 6000 historic sites and over 2000 works of art.
Wawel Royal Castle
Sitting on the edge of the Vistula River, this striking Gothic-style building acted as a home for Poland's royal family centuries ago.
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Poland travel FAQs
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Check the Essential Trip Information section of the itinerary for more information.
While not mandatory, a tip of around 10% is considered polite for good service in Polish restaurants and cafes.
Wi-Fi is available at most accommodation providers and Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming easier to find in major cities, while rural areas will generally have less internet connectivity.
Roaming agreements exist with major mobile phone companies, check with your service provider for more information.
Flushable toilets are the standard in Poland, although public toilets are quite scarce. Expect to pay a small fee when visiting public toilets and carry your own soap and paper as these aren't always provided.
A bottle of beer = 5-10 PLN
Cup of coffee in a cafe = 10-15 PLN
Simple lunch at a cafe = 15-25 PLN
Dinner at a nice restaurant = 50-100 PLN
Tap water is considered safe to drink in Poland unless marked otherwise. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water by refilling your own reusable water container.
Major credit cards are widely accepted by stores and hotels in Poland. Smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards, so ensure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases.
ATMs that accept international cards are common in Poland, so finding one won't be a problem in most towns and cities.
Yes. All Peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.
1 Jan: New Year’s Day
6 Jan: Epiphany
21 Apr: Easter Sunday
22 Apr: Easter Monday
1 May: Labour Day
3 May: Constitution Day
9 Jun: Whit Sunday
20 Jun: Corpus Christi
15 Aug: Assumption Day
1 Nov: All Saints’ Day
11 Nov: Independence Day
25 Dec: Christmas Day
26 Dec: Second Day of Christmas
For a current list of public holidays in Poland go to: https://www.worldtravelguide.net/guides/europe/poland/public-holidays/
Discretion is advised for LGBTQI-travellers in Poland. Homosexuality is legal but not openly tolerated. Polish society is largely conservative and for the most part remains hostile towards the LGBT+ community.
For more detailed and up-to-date advice, we recommend visiting Equaldex or Smartraveller before you travel.