CUSTOMIZED TOURS TO POLAND AND BALTIC

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Basic Facts About Poland
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Basic Facts About Poland
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Polish language (basic words)

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Electricity:

220V, Sockets take two round pins - adapters will be required for British hair dryers, shavers, etc.

Foreign press and television:

Foreign language press is available easily in the biggest cities. You can find it for example in the “Empik” Stores. English language televisions such as CNN or BBC are available through satellite, in private homes and in the hotels as well.

Shopping:

Groceries in Poland are generally open on weekdays from 6/7 am till 6/7 pm, on Saturdays from 7am till 1pm; some of them stay open on Saturdays and Sundays. Certain shops, predominantly groceries, stay open till 9/10 pm, and sometimes round the clock. Shops with industrial goods and services operate from 10/11 am till 6/7 pm. Super markets in big Polish cities usually stay open from 6 am till 9 pm. The choice of goods is good, even the small shops in the country offer all necessary articles for sale.

Post Office:

Polish post offices are open from Monday to Saturday from 8 am to 8 pm. In cities there are post offices on duty, which work 24 hours daily. At the post office you can use a phone-card telephone and buy a phone-card

Pets:

There is no quarantine in Poland. Tourists are allowed to bring in cats and dogs that have been inoculated against rabies at least three weeks before entering the country. Official proof of vaccination must be available upon request.

Theft:
Theft is not unusual in places frequented by tourists. It is better to keep any valuables and jewellery in the hotel safe. If you are travelling by car, it is essential to park it for longer periods or overnight on a secure car park even the smaller towns have them. If you are the victim of a theft, report it immediately to the reception desk at your hotel or to the police. The Polish emergency police number is 997. If you lose all your money or your passport, you will have to seek advice from the nearest consulate or embassy.

Tipping:

In Poland it is usual to leave about 10 percent of a bill as a tip in a restaurant, hairdressers and for taxi drivers.

Toilets:

– Female,   – Male