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Dear Traveler,

Welcome to RealPoland’s blog! Please make yourself at home here. We’re about to serve you some useful hints, keep you updated about our offer and abreast of the most important news about Poland. You will also get additional information about things you can do and visit in Poland, and well as Polish customs and traditions. We hope it will help you prepare for your trip to Poland make the best out of it when you come.

If you have any questions on traveling to Poland, need advice or believe there is something we should write about on our blog, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also share your own experiences with visiting Poland. We would love to hear about your tips and hints for other travelers!

 
Recent news from Poland, bit of gossip and useful traveling advice.

Carnival in Poland

Carnival Tidbits

Poland may lack the giant street events of the Carnival in Rio or the long tradition of Venice, but when carnival comes, we’re certainly not lacking in fun. While the warmer countries feast in the streets, Polish partygoers find themselves indoors, where they have ample opportunity to literally feast. Rich, sweet and sumptuous food is the foundation of our carnival, and even the most oblivious and boring people will know it’s time to party when the bakeries suddenly offer faworki. Known in the US as the angel wings, this special pastry is the symbol of Carnival. Typical Polish names are ...
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Winter Sports in Poland

Winter Sports in Poland

Skiing is by far the most popular of the wide selection of winter sports in Poland. Almost every skiing ground is equipped with a ski-lift, and there are multiple winter resorts that cater exclusively to skiers. Downhill skiing isn’t the only option, though. Ski slopes are open for snowboarding, and there’s also plenty of scenic, gentle hills best suited for cross-country skiing, while at the same time being accessible enough. And if skiing isn’t your thing after all – during winter, many of the lakes freeze, inviting to ice-skate in their enchanting scenery, and there are multiple walking tracks along ...
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Szopki Krakowskie – Baroque Nativity Scenes

Okay, calling them baroque is a bit of poetic licence. And writing about Kraków is a bit of a cop-out. But bear with me, this is actually something special. Nativity scenes are such a common element of Christmas celebrations nowadays that it’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when they were a revolutionary attempt at creative proselytising. And yet that’s how they began, when Saint Francis wanted his flock to concentrate on the humble origins of their prophet. Representation of the barn in which Jesus is said to be born, together with the family, the animals and visitors, ...
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Christmas in Poland

Christmas in Poland

This is the most important family gathering of the year. Christmas holidays have always been the special celebration were generations sat together for feasting. Even today the Christmas Eve (“Wigilia Bożego Narodzenia”, the term “wigilia” descending from latin and meaning vigilance, waiting) is the best time to experience many of the most characteristic Polish customs. If you are planning to visit Poland in holiday season – read our short guide. Today, the old feast day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on 6th December, blended with the pop-culture Santa Claus and his red suit. Many schools, companies or shopping malls organise ...
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26 Travel tips !

1) The currency in Poland is złoty (subdivided into 100 groszy), its symbol is PLN 2) The current rate is approximately 3,90 PLN for 1 USD 3) Poland uses Central European Time (GMT + 01:00) 4) Credit cards are widely accepted all around the country (VISA, MASTER) 5) The access to ATMs is easy in all of the major cities 6) The emergency number is 112 7) The Police is called Policja, officers are mostly friendly and helpful 8) Almost no serious crimes happen to visitors in Poland, feel free to walk around in major cities even at night 9) ...
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Epiphany – Three Kings’ Day in Poland

Today, on the 6th of January, falls the Epiphany: a major holiday that is widely celebrated around the country under the name of the Three Kings’ Day. More importance is placed on its celebrations in Poland than in other places around the world. This holiday is a connection between two dates with the most religious significance for the Roman Catholic Church: Christmas and Easter. It is the day that officially marks the begining of carnival, the period of feasting and fun that lasts until Lent starts. The 6th of January, which is now also a bank holiday, commemorates the day ...
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Poland Tours

About 15 million tourists come to Poland from abroad yearly. Every tour is certainly different. Some of the visitors come here just for the weekend, staying in one of the fabulous cities like Warsaw or Krakow. Some of them, mainly in the summer, join group tours that cover the biggest tourist attractions in Poland. Furthermore, Poland hosts a lot of skiers from all around the world in its winter resorts, from which the most famous ones are Zakopane and Wisla. Summer is also a good idea to visit Poland. The Baltic sea resorts are full of tourists at that time ...
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Tours of Poland

More and more travelers come to Poland each year. Majority prefer buying travel tours planned in advance to own spontaneous actions. There are plenty tours of Poland available, mostly individual ones. However, group escorted tours of Poland are becoming quite popular among visitors as well. If you travel on your own and prefer to have professional assistance and arrangements for a certain tour, e.g. Auschwitz Museum or Wieliczka Salt Mine, you can choose among a variety of offers. We advise to have your arrangements done prior to your stay as it is obviously safer and often cheaper. Be aware that ...
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How to Plan Your Trip to Poland

It’s the 21st century, the Era of Internet (okay, the Age of Aquarius, we know, but it’s also the Era of Internet) and that means you can plan your trip to Poland on your own, if you want. How would you set about planning that trip? Well, for the most part, there are no formalities: Poland belongs to the Schengen Zone so travelers from EU don’t need to do anything if a sudden urge gets them to nip down to Poland for a few days. Visitors from the US are not required to get visas, either, though they do need ...
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Poland Travel

Many travelers in North America have recently started to worry about safety when they travel to Europe. Is it dangerous to plan your travel to Europe? If there is any risk, is it equal in all of the forty six countries there? Is Poland a good choice for a travel destination? There is no doubt that Poland is recognized as one of the safest countries all around Europe, both for travelers and for its inhabitants. The opinion is mostly based on the very low crime rate and the fact that since World War II no serious terrorist attack has taken ...
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Teutonic Knights in Malbork castle in summer. World Heritage List UNESCO.

Welcome to RealPoland!

We proudly present a new, Polish incoming travel agency. The idea of RealPoland is based on rich experience of its founders, who have been working in the industry for years. We do not follow our business rivals – we create a new standard in the field of private tourism. Our main goal is to meet all the specific needs of our clients. The current attitude of travel agencies in Poland can be either described as a mass-produced, generic tours, or highly enthusiastic but amateur approach. If you want to have a quirky tour, where a big tip is the only ...
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