Poland Travel Guide

The Country of Polska – Flag of Poland on Poland Travel GuideWelcome to Poland Travel Guide, a website about the central European country of Poland. Overrun many times by powerful aggressors largely due to it’s position in central Europe on the North European Plain, which has been an important trading route between east and west, north and south.

Most people from outside the country consider Poland to be about one thing; VODKA but how wrong they are. With about 39 million inhabitants as a population there is as many different facets to Polska as there are bottles of Vodka.

Modern Polonia, since 1989, the end of domination by Russia, is rebuilding herself at breakneck speed and with a passion that many other nations can only dream about. Just about every village, town and city in her sixteen regions known as voivodships, are actively involved in forging their way into modern Europe.

If you are planning on a visit to Poland as a tourist then a great Polish holiday is so much more than just lying on a beach or shopping until you drop, to get the most from your travel adventure to Poland you need to know where to find the right places to see and tourist information that will enable you to get the best from your visit. Poland is a country waiting for you to explore and discover its cities, towns and villages, people and culture.

The full title of the country is the Republic of Poland or in Polish, Rzeczpospolita Polska. This is a massive undertaking for one person to capture a nation the size of Poland but I will endeavour over time to populate Poland Travel Guide with information about travel, tourism, geography, history, culture, aviation, the economy and many other helpful and fascinating details about the cities, towns and villages across Poland.

A Little bit of Polish History

Poland or Polska, is an ancient nation that was created in the middle of the 10th century. Foreign agreements between 1772 and 1795 by Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland amongst themselves. Although Poland regained its independence in 1918 it found itself overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II and became a Soviet satellite state following the war, but its government was comparatively tolerant and progressive.

Problems with the labour force in 1980 led to the formation of the independent trade union “Solidarity” that eventually turned into a major political force and by 1990 had held parliamentary and presidential elections. Reforms carried out in the early 1990s enabled the country to transform its economy into one of the most robust in Central Europe. This process continues to-day. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With its transformation to a democratic, market-oriented country, Poland is actively involved in many Euro-Atlantic organizations.

Polish history goes back over a 1000 years with many battles fought over territory during this period. Many of the towns and cities date back to the beginning of the nation. The current population is about 38.1 million. Four out of the ten transport trans-european network corridors run through the nation.

Located between Germany to the west and the Baltic Sea and Russia to the north with Belarus and Ukraine in the east, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south. It covers about the same physical area as the United Kingdom and Ireland, somewhere around 312,677 km, (120,727 sqm) is about 680km at its widest point and about 650km from north to south. It is about 1000 miles from the UK.

Many of the towns and cities in the Republic were destroyed during World War II, Krakow being the exception. The polish are putting a lot of energy into rebuilding their towns and cities. When I went there in October 2008, June 2009 and again in March 2010, it was very evident that construction work throughout the nation is a top priority. Clearly, the country of Polska and the polish people wish to become a great nation in Europe once again.

This European country of Poland has always been a bridge between the East and West and is cosmopolitan in its make up, due to its ever-changing borders. It’s people come from Lithuanian’s, Ukrainians, Belarusian’s and Germans and they love to travel around the world. The Polish can be found in almost every country but are proud of their heritage and traditions. In the past Jews also have played their part in its history.

Its architectural heritage includes Teutonic castles, Italian Renaissance palaces, French Baroque mansions and Eastern Orthodox churches.

Provinces of Poland

Map of the provinces of PolandA Polish travel guide to the 16 provinces or regions of Polska, (wojewodztwa, singular – wojewodztwo); Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesia), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Kuyavia-Pomerania), Łódzkie, Lubelskie (Lublin), Lubuskie (Lubusz), Małopolska (Lesser Poland), Mazowieckie (Masovia), Opolskie, Podkarpackie (Subcarpathia), Podlaskie, Pomorskie (Pomerania), Śląskie (Silesia), Świętokrzyskie, Warminsko-Mazurskie (Warmia-Masuria), Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland), Zachodniopomorskie (West Pomerania).

Map provided by Aotearoa

The public administration system in Poland works on the decentralization principle, which ensures that the decision making and executing processes take place at the lowest possible level and closest to the citizen.

The Polish public administration system has many common qualities with systems of other European countries but also has typical elements exclusive to the Polish nation, due to historical, social and economic reasons.

This Polish travel guide includes information on the 16 Voivodships (provinces) of Poland, 315 rural districts (Powiats), 65 municipal districts and 2,478 communes. The Provinces of Poland today are mostly named after the historical and geographical regions of the country, while those in existence prior to 1998 generally took their names from the cities on which they were centred.

A Powiat (pronounced povyat) is the second level of Polish administrative division, between Voivodships and Communes. As such it is roughly equivalent to counties or districts in the United Kingdom. There is no official equivalent of the name in English.

Some of the towns in a Voivodship can be centres of more than one powiat. The reason is that in several cases the town itself and its surroundings form separate entities of administrative division. This is usually the case for large Polish cities, but can also apply to several smaller towns.

Regional Capitals

RegionCity
DolnośląskieWrocław
Kujawsko-PomorskieBydgoszcz
ŁódzkieŁódź
LubelskieLublin
Lubuskie Gorzów Wielkopolski 
Małopolska Kraków
Mazowieckie Warsaw
Opolskie Opole
RegionCity
Podkarpackie Rzeszów 
Podlaskie Biaůystok
Pomorskie Gdańsk
Śląskie Katowice 
Świętokrzyskie Kielce 
Warmińsko-Mazurskie Olsztyn 
Wielkopolskie Poznań 
Zachodniopomorskie Szczecin 

Index of Polish Places

Below is a list of the cities, towns, and villages that are presently covered by Poland Travel Guide. There are thousands of smaller places but it is impossible to cover all the locations in a large country like Poland. We would love some help to write this guide about Poland, so if you are interested please get in touch.

 

Name of Place
Aleksandrów Łódzki
Alwernia
Andrychów
Annopol
Augustów
Babimost
Baborów
Barcin
Bardo
Barczewo
Barlinek
Bartoszyce
Barwice
Bełchatów
Bełżyce
Będzin
Biała Piska
Biała Podlaska
Biała Prudnicka
Biała Rawska
Białobrzegi
Białogard
Biały Bór
Białystok
Biecz
Bielawa
Bielsk Podlaski
Bielsko-Biała
Bieruń
Bierutów
Bieżuń
Biłgoraj
Biskupiec
Bisztynek
Blachownia
Błaszki
Błażowa
Błonie
Bobolice
Bobowa
Bochnia
Bodzentyn
Bogatynia
Boguchwała
Boguszów-Gorce
Bojanowo
Bolesławiec
Bolków
Borek Wielkopolski
Borne Sulinowo
Braniewo
Brańsk
Brodnica
Brok
Brusy
Brwinów
Brzeg
Brzeg Dolny
Brzesko
Brzeszcze
Brześć Kujawski
Brzeziny
Brzostek
Brzozów
Buk
Bukowina Tatrzańska
Bukowno
Busko-Zdrój
Bychawa
Byczyna
Bydgoszcz
Bystrzyca Kłodzka
Bytom
Bytom Odrzański
Bytów
Cedynia
Chełm
Chełmek
Chełmno
Chełmża
Chęciny
Chmielnik
Chochołow
Chocianów
Chociwel
Chodecz
Chodzież
Chojna
Chojnice
Chojnów
Choroszcz
Chorzele
Chorzów
Choszczno
Chrzanów
Ciechanowiec
Ciechanów
Ciechocinek
Cieszanów
Cieszyn
Ciężkowice
Cybinka
Czaplinek
Czarna Białostocka
Czarna Woda
Czarne
Czarnków
Czchów
Czechowice-Dziedzice
Czeladź
Czempiń
Czerniejewo
Czersk
Czerwieńsk
Czerwionka-Leszczyny
Częstochowa
Człopa
Człuchów
Ćmielów
Daleszyce
Darłowo
Dąbie
Dąbrowa Białostocka
Dąbrowa Górnicza
Dąbrowa Tarnowska
Debrzno
Dębica
Dęblin
Dębno
Dobczyce
Dobiegniew
Dobra
Dobra
Dobre Miasto
Dobrodzień
Dobrzany
Dobrzyń nad Wisłą
Dolsk
Drawno
Drawsko Pomorskie
Drezdenko
Drobin
Drohiczyn
Drzewica
Dukla
Duszniki-Zdrój
Dynów
Działdowo
Działoszyce
Działoszyn
Dzierzgoń
Dzierżoniów
Dziwnów
Elbląg
Ełk
Frampol
Frombork
Garwolin
Gąbin
Gdańsk
Gdynia
Giżycko
Glinojeck
Gliwice
Głogów
Głogów Małopolski
Głogówek
Głowno
Głubczyce
Głuchołazy
Głuszyca
Gniew
Gniewkowo
Gniezno
Gogolin
Golczewo
Goleniów
Golina
Golub-Dobrzyń
Gołańcz
Gołdap
Goniądz
Gorlice
Gorzów Śląski
Gorzów Wielkopolski
Gostynin
Gostyń
Gozdnica
Góra
Góra Kalwaria
Górowo Iławeckie
Górzno
Grabów nad Prosną
Grajewo
Grodków
Grodzisk Mazowiecki
Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Grójec
Grudziądz
Grybów
Gryfice
Gryfino
Gryfów Śląski
Gubin
Hajnówka
Halinów
Hel
Hrubieszów
Iława
Iłowa
Iłża
Imielin
Inowrocław
Ińsko
Iwonicz-Zdrój
Izbica Kujawska
Jabłonowo Pomorskie
Janikowo
Janowiec Wielkopolski
Janów Lubelski
Jarocin
Jarosław
Jasień
Jasło
Jastarnia

 

Name of Place
Jastrowie
Jastrzębie-Zdrój
Jawor
Jaworzno
Jaworzyna Śląska
Jedlicze
Jedlina-Zdrój
Jedwabne
Jelcz-Laskowice
Jelenia Góra
Jeziorany
Jędrzejów
Jordanów
Józefów
Józefów Biłgorajski
Jutrosin
Kalety
Kalisz
Kalisz Pomorski
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
Kałuszyn
Kamienna Góra
Kamień Krajeński
Kamień Pomorski
Kamieńsk
Kańczuga
Karczew
Kargowa
Karlino
Karpacz
Kartuzy
Katowice
Kazimierrz Dolny
Kazimierza Wielka
Kąty Wrocławskie
Kcynia
Kędzierzyn-Koźle
Kępice
Kępno
Kętrzyn
Kęty
Kielce
Kietrz
Kisielice
Kleczew
Kleszczele
Kluczbork
Kłecko
Kłobuck
Kłodawa
Kłodzko
Knurów
Knyszyn
Kobylin
Kobyłka
Kock
Kolbuszowa
Kolno
Kolonowskie
Koluszki
Koło
Kołobrzeg
Koniecpol
Konin
Konstancin-Jeziorna
Konstantynów Łódzki
Końskie
Koprzywnica
Korfantów
Koronowo
Korsze
Kosów Lacki
Kostrzyn
Kostrzyn nad Odrą
Koszalin
Kościan
Kościerzyna
Kowal
Kowalewo Pomorskie
Kowary
Koziegłowy
Kozienice
Koźmin Wielkopolski
Kożuchów
Kórnik
Krajenka
Kraków
Krapkowice
Krasnobród
Krasnystaw
Kraśnik
Krobia
Krosno
Krosno Odrzańskie
Krośniewice
Krotoszyn
Kruszwica
Krynica Morska
Krynica-Zdrój
Krynki
Krzanowice
Krzepice
Krzeszowice
Krzywiń
Krzyż Wielkopolski
Książ Wielkopolski
Kudowa-Zdrój
Kujawski
Kunów
Kutno
Kuźnia Raciborska
Kwidzyn
Lądek-Zdrój
Legionowo
Legnica
Lesko
Leszno
Leśna
Leśnica
Lewin Brzeski
Leżajsk
Lębork
Lędziny
Libiąż
Lidzbark
Lidzbark Warmiński
Limanowa
Lipiany
Lipno
Lipsk
Lipsko
Lubaczów
Lubań
Lubartów
Lubawa
Lubawka
Lubień Kujawski
Lubin
Lublin
Lubliniec
Lubniewice
Lubomierz
Luboń
Lubraniec
Lubsko
Lwówek
Lwówek Śląski
Łabiszyn
Łańcut
Łapy
Łasin
Łask
Łaskarzew
Łaziska Górne
Łazy
Łeba
Łęczna
Łęczyca
Łęknica
Łobez
Łobżenica
Łochów
Łomianki
Łomża
Łosice
Łowicz
Łódź
Łuków
Maków Mazowiecki
Maków Podhalański
Malbork
Małogoszcz
Małomice
Margonin
Marki
Maszewo
Miasteczko Śląskie
Miastko
Michałowo
Miechów
Miejska Górka
Mielec
Mieroszów
Mieszkowice
Międzybórz
Międzychód
Międzylesie
Międzyrzec Podlaski
Międzyrzecz
Międzyzdroje
Mikołajki
Mikołów
Mikstat
Milanówek
Milicz
Miłakowo
Miłomłyn
Miłosław
Mińsk Mazowiecki
Mirosławiec
Mirsk
Mława
Młynary
Mogielnica
Mogilno
Mońki
Morąg
Mordy
Moryń
Mosina
Mrągowo
Mrocza
Mszana Dolna
Mszczonów
Murowana Goślina
Muszyna
Mysłowice
Myszków
Myszyniec
Myślenice
Myślibórz
Nakło nad Notecią
Nałęczów
Namysłów
Narol

 

Name of Place
Nasielsk
Nekla
Nidzica
Niemcza
Niemodlin
Niepołomice
Nieszawa
Nisko
Nowa Dęba
Nowa Ruda
Nowa Sarzyna
Nowa Sól
Nowe
Nowe Miasteczko
Nowe Miasto Lubawskie
Nowe Miasto nad Pilicą
Nowe Skalmierzyce
Nowe Warpno
Nowogard
Nowogrodziec
Nowogród
Nowogród Bobrzański
Nowy Dwór Gdański
Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki
Nowy Sącz
Nowy Staw
Nowy Targ
Nowy Tomyśl
Nowy Wiśnicz
Nysa
Oborniki
Oborniki Śląskie
Obrzycko
Odolanów
Ogrodzieniec
Okonek
Olecko
Olesno
Oleszyce
Oleśnica
Olkusz
Olsztyn
Olsztynek
Olszyna
Oława
Opalenica
Opatów
Opoczno
Opole
Opole Lubelskie
Orneta
Orzesze
Orzysz
Osieczna
Osiek
Ostrołęka
Ostroróg
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski
Ostróda
Ostrów Lubelski
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Ostrów Wielkopolski
Ostrzeszów
Ośno Lubuskie
Oświęcim
Otmuchów
Otwock
Ozimek
Ozorków
Ożarów
Ożarów Mazowiecki
Pabianice
Paczków
Pajęczno
Pakość
Parczew
Pasłęk
Pasym
Pelplin
Pełczyce
Piaseczno
Piaski
Piastów
Piechowice
Piekary Śląskie
Pieniężno
Pieńsk
Pieszyce
Pilawa
Pilica
Pilzno
Piła
Piława Górna
Pińczów
Pionki
Piotrków Kujawski
Piotrków Trybunalski
Pisz
Piwniczna-Zdrój
Pleszew
Płock
Płońsk
Płoty
Pniewy
Pobiedziska
Poddębice
Podkowa Leśna
Pogorzela
Polanica-Zdrój
Polanów
Police
Polkowice
Połaniec
Połczyn-Zdrój
Poniatowa
Poniec
Poręba
Poznań
Prabuty
Praszka
Prochowice
Proszowice
Prószków
Prudnik
Prusice
Pruszcz Gdański
Pruszków
Przasnysz
Przedbórz
Przedecz
Przemków
Przemyśl
Przeworsk
Przysucha
Pszczyna
Pszów
Puck
Puławy
Pułtusk
Puszczykowo
Pyrzyce
Pyskowice
Pyzdry
Rabka-Zdrój
Raciąż
Racibórz
Radków
Radlin
Radom
Radomsko
Radomyśl Wielki
Radymno
Radziejów
Radzionków
Radzymin
Radzyń Chełmiński
Radzyń Podlaski
Rajgród
Rakoniewice
Raszków
Rawa Mazowiecka
Rawicz
Recz
Reda
Rejowiec Fabryczny
Resko
Reszel
Rogoźno
Ropczyce
Różan
Ruciane-Nida
Ruda Śląska
Rudnik nad Sanem
Rumia
Rybnik
Rychwał
Rydułtowy
Rydzyna
Ryglice
Ryki
Rymanów
Ryn
Rypin
Rzepin
Rzeszów
Rzgów
Sandomierz
Sanok
Sejny
Serock
Sędziszów
Sędziszów Małopolski
Sępopol
Sępólno Krajeńskie
Sianów
Siechnice
Siedlce
Siemianowice Śląskie
Siemiatycze
Sieniawa
Sieradz
Sieraków
Sierpc
Siewierz
Skalbmierz
Skała
Skarszewy
Skaryszew
Skarżysko-Kamienna
Skawina
Skępe
Skierniewice
Skoczów
Skoki
Skórcz
Skwierzyna
Sława
Sławków
Sławno
Słomniki
Słubice
Słupca
Słupsk
Sobótka
Sochaczew

 

Name of Place
Sokołów Małopolski
Sokołów Podlaski
Sokółka
Solec Kujawski
Sompolno
Sopot
Sosnowiec
Sośnicowice
Stalowa Wola
Starachowice
Stargard Szczeciński
Starogard Gdański
Stary Sącz
Staszów
Stawiski
Stawiszyn
Stąporków
Stęszew
Stoczek Łukowski
Stronie Śląskie
Strumień
Stryków
Strzegom
Strzelce Krajeńskie
Strzelce Opolskie
Strzelin
Strzelno
Strzyżów
Sucha Beskidzka
Suchań
Suchedniów
Suchowola
Sulechów
Sulejów
Sulejówek
Sulęcin
Sulmierzyce
Sułkowice
Supraśl
Suraż
Susz
Suwałki
Swarzędz
Syców
Szadek
Szamocin
Szamotuły
Szczawnica
Szczawno-Zdrój
Szczebrzeszyn
Szczecin
Szczecinek
Szczekociny
Szczucin
Szczuczyn
Szczyrk
Szczytna
Szczytno
Szklarska Poręba
Szlichtyngowa
Szprotawa
Sztum
Szubin
Szydłowiec
Ścinawa
Ślesin
Śmigiel
Śrem
Środa Śląska
Środa Wielkopolski
Świątniki Górne
Świdnica
Świdnik
Świdwin
Świebodzice
Świebodzin
Świecie
Świeradów-Zdrój
Świerzawa
Świętochłowice
Świnoujście
Tarczyn
Tarnobrzeg
Tarnogród
Tarnowskie Góry
Tarnów
Tczew
Terespol
Tłuszcz
Tolkmicko
Tomaszów Lubelski
Tomaszów Mazowiecki
Toruń
Torzym
Toszek
Trzcianka
Trzciel
Trzcińsko-Zdrój
Trzebiatów
Trzebinia
Trzebnica
Trzemeszno
Tuchola
Tuchów
Tuczno
Tuliszków
Turek
Tuszyn
Twardogóra
Tychy
Tyczyn
Tykocin
Tyszowce
Ujazd
Ujście
Uniejów
Ustka
Ustroń
Ustrzyki Dolne
Wadowice
Wałbrzych
Wałcz
Warka
Warsaw
Warta
Wasilków
Wąbrzeźno
Wąchock
Wągrowiec
Wąsosz
Wejherowo
Węgliniec
Węgorzewo
Węgorzyno
Węgrów
Wiązów
Wieleń
Wielichowo
Wieliczka
Wieluń
Wieruszów
Więcbork
Wilamowice
Wisła
Witkowo
Witnica
Wleń
Władysławowo
Włocławek
Włodawa
Włoszczowa
Wodzisław Śląski
Wojcieszów
Wojkowice
Wojnicz
Wolbrom
Wolin
Wolsztyn
Wołczyn
Wołomin
Wołów
Woźniki
Wrocław
Wronki
Września
Wschowa
Wyrzysk
Wysoka
Wysokie Mazowieckie
Wyszków
Wyszogród
Wyśmierzyce
Zabłudów
Zabrze
Zagórów
Zagórz
Zakliczyn
Zakopane
Zakroczym
Zalewo
Zambrów
Zamość
Zator
Zawadzkie
Zawichost
Zawidów
Zawiercie
Ząbki
Ząbkowice Śląskie
Zbąszynek
Zbąszyń
Zduny
Zduńska Wola
Zdzieszowice
Zelów
Zgierz
Zgorzelec
Zielona Góra
Zielonka
Ziębice
Złocieniec
Złoczew
Złotoryja
Złotów
Złoty Stok
Zwierzyniec
Zwoleń
Żabno
Żagań
Żarki
Żarów
Żary
Żelechów
Żerków
Żmigród
Żnin
Żory
Żukowo
Żuromin
Żychlin
Żyrardów
Żywiec
 
 
 

Tourist Information in Poland

Punkt_informacjiThis Polish travel guide will include details of  other Tourist organisations operating in Poland. They are welcome to contact me for details on how to display their information on Poland Travel Guide.

PTTK – Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society is a non-profit organisation that you will find in many places in Poland.

It is one of the oldest tourist societies in Europe and was was created by the merger of two societies: Polish Tatry Society (1873) and Polish Country Lovers Society (1906).

Official Tourist Information Centres in Poland are divided into 1*, 2*, 3* and 4* Certified and Non-Certified.

An IT Centre 1* Certified, provides information in one foreign language at a basic level and distributes free local promotional literature.

An IT Centre 2* Certified, provides information in one foreign language at a communicative level and distributes free promotional literature relating to the local and regional area. They also allow the use of a computer workstation with access to the Internet.

An IT Centre 3* Certified, should be located in the centre or near a main tourist route. It should provide information in two foreign languages at a good level and distribute free promotional literature about the local, district and regional areas. It will also allow the use of a computer workstation with access to the Internet.

An IT Centre 4* Certified, should be located in the centre or near a main tourist route, provide information in three foreign languages, distribute free promotional literature about the local, district and regional areas, also in foreign languages, and thematic material. It will also allow the use of two computer workstations with access to the Internet and the use of a multimedia kiosk that is also available outside of office hours.

All Certified Tourist Centres provide information in one or more foreign languages and have an expanded range of services as compared to the Non-Certified.

Transport in Poland

In order to explore and write articles for Poland Travel Guide I have found getting around Polska is easy as it has very good transport links both internationally and internally with many airlines now flying to the country.

The railway network in Poland is improving (slowly) but the task is humongous and will take a great amount of effort and finances. Large cities and towns are beginning to update and modernise the stations but the tracks and signalling equipment will take sometime so many people in Poland still travel by bus as it is very often faster and cheaper.

The road network has seen the most development over the past few years with new roads being constructed and old routes being upgraded. A number of new motorways are under construction across the country.

By far the most common mode of transport (after the car) is to travel by bus. You will find small minibuses everywhere in Poland as well as the municipal services. However, new larger bus operators are now entering the market place, some with brand new coaches offering a high class of service. There are also a number of international services that will take you to and from Polska to many European destinations.

Here are some useful websites to help you find your way to Poland.

British Airways is well known for it’s service right around the world flying to many destinations in Poland. Flying midweek to the capital, Warsaw is about £230 outside of the main tourist seasons. It possible would be cheaper if you book in advance.

Easy Jet is a low cost airline. It does not fly to Warsaw but midweek prices to Krakow are about £170 outside of the peek seasons. It may be cheaper if you book in advance.

Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. trading as LOT Polish Airlines, is the official flag carrier of Poland. It is based in Warsaw, the capital and was established in 1929, making it one of the world’s oldest airlines still in operation.

According to the airlines website it has a fleet of 39 aircraft, LOT operates a complex network to about 50 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. Most of the destinations are served from its hub, Warsaw Chopin Airport.

A midweek fair to the capital, Warsaw is about £215 outside of the tourist seasons. It is most likely cheaper if you book in advance.

RyanAir is an Irish low cost airline flying from many locations in the UK and Ireland. Midweek fairs to the capital, Warsaw (Modlin airport) are about £136. It is cheaper to book flights in advance.

WizzAir is an east European low cost airline based in Hungary flying from Luton, East Midlands Liverpool and Glasgow. Prices to the capital, Warsaw are about £125. You may find them cheaper by booking in advance.

Eurolines is an European international coach company. Prices from London to the capital, Warsaw are about £125. The journey time is about 27 hours.

Poland Travel Guide can do no better than send you to Seat61.com for rail travel information on London to Warsaw and Poland by train. You will find very helpful details on the site.

NameTypeWebsite
e-podroznik.plBus & Train Timetableswww.e-podroznik.pl
Warsaw Chopin AirportAirportwww.lotnisko-chopina.pl
Warsaw Modlin AirportAirportwww.modlinairport.pl
Przewozy RegionalneRailwayswww.przewozyregionalne.pl

About Poland Travel Guide –  is a travel exploration and educational project with the aim to provide a clear and easy to navigate site, showing useful travel and tourist information on various subjects about Poland including  articles on the villages, towns and cities found throughout the country, accommodation, restaurants, out-door activities and great things to do while visiting Polska.

Each place listed will have it’s own page that includes information on, accommodation, activities, attractions, geography, history, museums, places to eat, tourist information, travel information and a listing of websites.

The first stage in its development will be articles on the cities, towns and villages of Poland. For an example on how a place will appear on Poland Travel Guide you may like to visit our Warsaw Travel Guide page.

About the Administrator

Created in July 2009 originally under the name of WebPoland, and until October 2014 called Poland Explorer Travel and Tourist Guide, now goes under the name Poland Travel Guide and is administered by me, David Smith, an Englishman currently living in Hampshire in the United Kingdom. I have now been travelling to Poland for over six years and try to visit it about three times a year to gather information and experience the culture of the country.

Having previously been involved in the financial world for many years I have now turned my attention to tourism with a special interest in exploring the country of Poland.

So Why, “Poland Travel Guide”, you may ask? – It is strange how our course in life can be changed by someone else but that is what has happened to me and so I have now embarked upon researching and learning about Poland Polska and the Polish and have created Poland Travel Guide.

As for my Polish friends, I wish them and their families all the best for the future and will always remember you all and be grateful for giving me an interest in your country. Take care of each other and may God bless you and your families where ever you go.

Advertising on Poland Travel Guide

Advertising hording on Poland Travel GuideYou are welcome to advertise your products and services 365 days a year as Poland Travel Guide provides Polish organisations and businesses with a quality and effective media platform.

With clear and easily accessed advertising by the viewer, the service is designed to be both cost effective and informative.

We offer low cost advertising for accommodation providers and restaurant owners and through our directory. See our, “Advertising on Poland Travel Guide” for further details.

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An Ever Evolving Site

I am constantly changing and updating Poland Travel Guide and I hope that you will enjoy looking through the many and varied pages about Poland. If you are Polish or you have an association with the country I would be delighted to receive your own articles about Poland. Especially articles about where you live or about the local economy, travel, culture, geography, history or tourism, and don’t forget to include photographs of your village, town, or city.

How to use Poland Travel Guide

As Explained elsewhere Poland Travel Guide is primarily a city, town and village guide of places within Polska.

You may experience a problem with viewing Poland Travel Guide if you are using Internet Explorer version 8 on XP. In order to see the site correctly please use another browser such as Firefox.

There are a number of ways you can locate and find the place you are interested in but if you are just browsing, you may wish to find the region (province) that interests you and then click on the place you want to find out about.

All the places shown on this site have their own individual page so, lets say you wish to discover information about the regional city of Krakow in the province of Malopolska, you can type the url directly as http://www.polandexplorer.com/krakow-travel-and-tourist-guide and it will transfer you to that place. You will of course need to type in the spelling of the place as it is shown on this web site.

We have now updated the standard search option with a better one which can be accessed on the “Contact” Page.

If you look at the bottom right corner of the page, you will see a “Sitemap” link. On the sitemap all the pages on Poland Travel Guide are listed in alpha order. Clicking on the link for the page you are interested in will transfer you to that page. We have also added this the main menu under “Contact & Search”.

I believe that a website should be well designed and easy to use with clear and useful information, so that is our aim. Please let me know if you think I can improve Poland Travel Guide.

Jeśli jesteś Polakiem lub masz wspomnienia z Polski, zapraszamy do przysłania artykułu na naszą stronę. Bardzo chciałbym otrzymywać artykuły na temat polskiej gospodarki, kultury, geografii, historii i walorów turystycznych Polski. I nie zapomnij dołączyć zdjęcia swojej miejscowości, miasta czy regionu.

I hope you enjoy visiting Poland Travel Guide and exploring the country of Poland with me. Don’t forget to look on the “Blog” for details of my latest trips and other thoughts. Please feel free to contact Poland Travel Guide with your articles and photographs to enable me to make it even more interesting for all our viewers.

David Smith

Poland Travel Guide – A Polish travel guide in English