Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. It is a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central and Eastern Europe. It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived many wars throughout its history.
Most of the major sightseeing attractions are located in Centrum area, which encompasses seven districts, however, the most important district for sight seeing is likely to be considered Śródmieście. The Old Town is Among the most notable areas with landmarks including the Royal Castle, King Zygmunt's Column, Market Square, and the Barbican. Further south is the so-called Royal Route, with many classicist palaces, the Presidential Palace and the University of Warsaw campus. Wilanów Palace, the former royal residence of King John III Sobieski, is notable for its baroque architecture and parks.
Things to See & Do
* The Royal Road
* Old Town tour
* The Castle Square
* Royal Castle
Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Zloty (PLN)
Language – Polish
Land Area – 516,9 km²
Population – 1,717,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 48
Port Location – The river port at Warsaw is located on the Vistula River.
Travel Links – Warsaw is served by a total of two airports: Chopin Airport for major airlines and Modlin Airport (plans to open in July 2012) and will handle the low cost traffic currently flying out of Chopin airport is conveniently accessible from Warsaw.
There are rail connections to Warsaw from Russia, Lithuania, Berlin, Belarus - Minsk, Ukraine - Kiev and direct cars to Simferopol or even Astana in Kazakhstan.
There are also regional and long-distance bus connections to and from Warsaw.