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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2017
Ski resorts for beginners in Poland  (1 Answer)

We are looking far a ski venue + nearby accomodation .... at a ski venue in Poland.
Preferably Eastern Poland.
With reasonable snow till late in March ... hopefully early April.

Is there still any snow at that time ? Or will one need to go to Estonia or Latvia for that

Thanks



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2016
poland trains ?  (7 Answers)

Hi, I wonder are the prices I see on the IC site will be the same if I buy on they of travel at the office?
I want to travel from Warsaw to Gdansk, the price is 120Zt is it constant?
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2016
question about "vise-free" rules in poland  (5 Answers)

hello,

I'm holding an Israeli passport and on the last 2.5 months i spent my time in France. in two weeks the 90 days of my schengen visa will be expired and I'm going to have to leave France. I've been reading somewhere that holders of Israeli passport (and some other countries) have an option to enter into Poland and stay there up to 90 days after their regular Schengen visa has been expired (of course the entry to Poland should be before the expiration date of the Schengen visa)

is anyone knows if this information is true ? (I've checked in the official website of polish government but it is really not clear there)

thank you for your time


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2016
Kraków airport bus location  (4 Answers)

Hello there,

I'm arriving at Kraków airport KRK on Monday afternoon and I'm booked on Majer bus to Zakopane an hour or so after arriving. How do I get from the baggage collection to the bus?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Lucy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 02, 2016
bus and train travel  (10 Answers)

Hello,

I am flying in to Krakow from Paris, flight arrives at 14.35 25th July. Unfortunately, it's the start of World Youth Week which I didn't realise when I booked my trip to Poland and I think that will cause a lot of extra people! I want to get straight on a bus and go to Zakopane. I would like to book it ahead of time. What would be a realistic bus departure time for me to book? As in, how long would it take me to get from the airport to the bus station? I was thinking of using Majer Bus.

I will also be making the return bus journey from Zakopane to Krakow a few days later, and hope to get straight on a train to Warsaw (I'll be returning for some time in Krakow the following week.) How long should I allow between leaving Zakopane and arriving at the train station for a train to Warsaw? I also want to book the train in advance.

Thanks for any help you can offer me. I'm leaving tomorrow for a holiday in Scotland (from Australia), and I want to try to get this sorted before I leave in about 24 hours! As usual, I am leaving things til the last minute and causing myself stress!

Lucy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2016
Visitivng Szczecin  (2 Answers)

Hi,
Can someone recommend me a good hotel in Szczecin? I've only heard good opinions about Hotel Dana (the friend of mine was there a few months ago), someone, something? I can imagine that here is a lot more.
Kurt


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 13, 2016
Buying Ink Cartridges in Poland  (2 Answers)

Anybody knows where in Krakow or Warsaw can I find Ink Cartridges and other computer accessories?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2016
Looking for trip to Auschwitz.  (4 Answers)

Hello as mentioned in title im looking for guided trip to Auschwitz from Cracow. I was able to found one company offering such trips. ANyone used it before or can propose different one?
This is website of mentioned company:
Many thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2016
Portable MiFi Hotspot in Poland  (1 Answer)

I will visit Krakow, Wroclaw, Warsaw and Gdansk. I will need all the trip portable pocket Internet with me. Could you suggest me some local pocket wifi company?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 14, 2016
Pieniny National Park  (3 Answers)

Is Pieniny National Park accessible by car? where can we stop by car? Is there an entrance fee to walk inside the park?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2016
International train to Poland  (3 Answers)

This winter we found an original way to travel to Poland: we could take our car on an international train from Amsterdam to Poland (probably Warsaw) but we can't find it on the internet anymore. So I would like to ask if somebody knows a website where we can book a trip like this. Departing from the BeNeLux to Poland.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 25, 2016
Anyone familiar with Dynow, Poland?  (4 Answers)

I'm searching for information about Dynow, Poland. Are there any members who live close to it? Perhaps someone who lives in or around Rzeszow could help with information about the area, lodging, etc. I'd appreciate your help. Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2016
Buy vignette  (2 Answers)

Hi, my husband and I will be hiring a car in Germany and driving through Poland. We will be in Poland for about 3 days and will be driving on the motorways. Do we need to buy a vignette in Poland? What will be the best, quickest, easiest way to purchase a Vignette? As it is a hire car we won't know the car registration number yet (to buy online) until we pick it up and probably won't have access to a printer.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 18, 2016
Solo trip to Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclow, and Gdansk  (10 Answers)

First time poster here, so please be gentile if the answer to this exists elsewhere! I did some research on the forum and the internet in general but figured I'd give this a shot...

I am an American male in my late 20's and the last few years I've been tracing my ancestry that originated in Poland through records available from the Catholic Church. Through the course of this research I developed a desire to travel to Poland, and especially Gdansk (my family was from small communities south of Gdansk). I'm going to be traveling to Warsaw - Krakow - Wroclow - Gdansk - Warsaw in that order for 21 days. I have researched AIRBNB locations that appeal to me and feel confident in these places based on reviews.

My dilemma is this: I am considering renting a car for the duration of the trip and traveling to and within each location on my own. I'm a guy who likes to explore, I like to drive, and I like flexibility. I will be obtaining an IDL which I understand would be required for me to legally drive in Poland. I will be traveling solo (friends have no interest in Poland and family can't afford to go) and will mostly be there to learn, observe and explore. If I decide to utilize the trains I will at least have a car to explore areas south of Gdansk for those dates.

Is this a good option for Poland? Is highway travel easy and safe for a foreigner? Are travel delays / construction issues? Can I expect trouble as a foreign driver? Etc Etc.

It might be noteworthy that I've never left the United States before. I am looking at dates of mid September into early October


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2016
Places to Stay  (7 Answers)

I'm looking for good smaller hotels to stay in Dresden, Bautzen and Görlitz.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2015
AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP  (8 Answers)

I am intending to travel from Malta to Auschwitz next summer by motorbike. Does anyone know whether I can ride my motorbike up to the concentration camp car park please or do I need to get transport from my hotel by force. Secondly does anyone know of any other concentration camps in the general area that I can visit that are of interest. I have been to Dachau on more than one occasion so please do not suggest Dachau. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 02, 2015
Short trip to Eastern Poland from Belarus (Brest? Grodno?)  (6 Answers)

Hello,
We are visiting Belarus now. I want to visit Poland, some towns close to border. Our transportation are public buses, trains and we have limited time and money.

So we have to choice to pass border in Brest/Terespol or Grodno. Which is faster and more easy to pass?

And which city, towns to visi in Poland? Lublin?, Bielsk Podlaski? Bialystok, Elk?, Suwalki? We have been to Biala Podlaska before. Warsaw looks to be too large city for short rip.
Do Terespol have only (bus, train) connection to Warsaw direction?

We want to do some shoping (some food, Polish sport shoes and clothes, Polish cosmetics), some sightseeing (architecture, old buildings), local food, resaurant...

Can you recomend where pass the border and which place to visit in Poland?

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2015
From Wroclaw to Warsaw  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone, my name is Carlos, I'm 22 years old. Next year in February I'm going to visit Poland on my own. I don't have a driving license so I can't rent a car there. I've read that the towns are linked by long distance bus companies and that you can reach most small towns in Poland by bus. I'd arrive in Wroclaw's airport, where I would be visiting some friends. From there I'd like to go to the Bialowieza National Park, and then finally return to Warsaw's airport to return home. Is traveling long distances like this by bus very expensive in Poland?

Any additional information that you think I should be aware of is very appreciated. Thanks a lot for your help!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2015
First travel to Poland.  (16 Answers)

In the next 14 October will arrive by plane to Warsaw.
I'll stay until the 8th November in Poland.
1. What are the main tourist cities?
2. It is easy to buy train tickets on time? Or have to
buy in advance for these cities?
3. Are there any holiday in this period?
4. The euro is accepted normally, or has to be in local currency?
Grateful for all the help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 16, 2015
Nieklan Wielki  (4 Answers)

I have posted previously re. visiting Nieklan Wielki, the birthplace of my mother. I have found very little on the internet regarding this village. It is approx. 21 miles north of Kielce and has a population of 880. Has any VTer ever travelled to or thru N W? I plan on travelling there by bus from Kielce and would like to stay there for a couple of days. Is there a hotel and grocery stores? Any relevant info. would be very much appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2015
Intercity travels within Poland  (12 Answers)

Hello VT friends,

Can anybody tell how can I do travelling between Warsaw, Gdansk and Krakow. My itinerary is fixed, I have planned to one way visit from Warsaw to Gdansk. And then again one way visit from Gdansk to Krakow .
1. Warsaw--> Gdansk --> Krakow.
2. Also from Krakow will be leaving Poland and have to reach Prague,Czech Republic.

Please tell the most convenient/cheaper/faster way to do this travels???

Thanks
minnie_rambler


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2015
Restaurants  (2 Answers)

First timer to Poland from Canada. Will be mainly in Krakow and Kielce. What suggestions do VTer's have for good basic restaurants in each city centre. Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2015
driving in Poland.  (8 Answers)

Need advice on driving in Poland


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2015
Exchanging Canadian $ to Zloty  (9 Answers)

First time going to Poland and will be in Kielce and Krakow for 3 weeks. What is best strategy for exchanging to zlotys? Buy some in Canada and how much and remainder in Poland? Buy at kiosks at airport in Krakow? Buy all at once or as you need zlotys? Bring Canadian $ along and exchange as required? Thank you for replies.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2015
WE NEED A HELP PLEASE  (4 Answers)

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE(MORE OR LESS) FROM WADOWICE TO KALWARIA DEBRZ AND KALWARIA TO KRAKÓW GLOWNY.The guide tour is so fast and this two cities need a big time each one.From Kraków to Wadowice will be by train and this ok.THank you very much,my name is ELis,from Brazil. e-mail: [email]


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2015
Nieklan Wielki and Nieklan Duzy - the same?  (7 Answers)

My mother was born in Nieklan Duzy, a village near Kielce. The only close name that is on the map that is near Kielce is Nieklan Wielki. Can anyone please confirm that these are both the same. Was the name officially changed from Duzy to Wielki in the last 60 years or so?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2015
Birth Records  (5 Answers)

I will travelling to Poland for the first time this fall to visit the place of my mother's birth. She was born in 1919 in the village of Nieklan Wielke, just outside of Kielce. Would anyone in the VT community know where I could search for my mom's birth records.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 06, 2015
therme and sauna  (4 Answers)

hi
I am looking for good facilities like the one you find in Germany. Ideally with different types of sauna and haman and were "aufguss" infusion sessions are performed.
Any suggestions?

Tnx


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 03, 2015
First timer questions.  (8 Answers)

I am the first timer to Poland and going to Kielce first with a lot of newbie questions:
1) Are there any pubic facilities or other that have computers that can be used to send emails?
2) I will be travelling in October (mainly to Kielce and Krakow) and am not sure for how long I will be in each location. Is it wise to book hotels in advance in Canada or can I just walk in to a hotel and expect the same price (after of course researching hotel on Trip Advisor)?
3) Should I buy an adapter plug in Canada or do most hotels have adapters to accommodate North American plugs.
4) Will my North American SIM card in my cell work in Poland ?
4) Are there any special vaccination shots I should be receiving in Canada in advance of going to Poland?

Thank you kindly for your comments.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 30, 2015
Medical emergency  (2 Answers)

First time going to Poland - Krakow and Kielce. How does one get medical help if there is an emergency?



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