Attractions in Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. Poland is surrounded by the Baltic Sea (to the north) and the Tatra Mountains (to the south). When you locate the country on the European map, you can find Poland in the central part of Europe, neighboring Germany, the Czech Republic, and Ukraine. Poland is one of the biggest countries in the region, and it has plenty to offer for travelers from various destinations and of any age. Poland is the seventeenth most visited country in the world by the foreigners. The capital of the country, Warsaw, is the second frequently visited city in Poland after Krakow. The majority of foreign travelers that fall in love with Poland come from Germany, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the United States. Warsaw has a lot to offer for the tourists who want to have fun in Poland's capital city. But it can be educational, too!
There are many opportunities to learn more about the historical background of the country. The major city of Poland is considered to be quite new considering it was completely rebuilt after the Second World War. During war time the city suffered from broad military action. Today, the city available for tourists is a modernized and full of a variety of attractions fit for every traveler. And for those holidaymakers interested in getting to know Poland they can purchase a plane ticket to the beautiful country at a very reasonable price! An inexpensive plane ticket gives you a great opportunity to discover the many interesting places in Warsaw and the rest of Poland.
Warsaw from above
While spending time in Warsaw, it is noteworthy to visit the tallest building in Poland. The Palace of Culture and Science is located in the very centre of Warsaw. Built during the time of communism, the Palace was dedicated to the Soviet leader, Josef Stalin. At first, the Palace was named after Stalin but the name was removed in the 1990s because of the negative association. The building is 231 metres tall and gives quite an amazing view of Warsaw from the observatory deck. Today, the building serves as a landmark of Poland’s capital. It is surrounded by various attractions such as, cinemas, theatres, public institutions, and businesses.
A place for art
Warsaw is an international capital of art. The tourists fascinated by art from different periods, including the ancient items, have an opportunity to visit multiple historic pieces: paintings, drawings, sculptures and many more. There are over 800,000 exhibits from ancient to contemporary items on display in National Museum in Warsaw. The most significant item that attracts numerous visitors is the painting, Battle of Grunwald, by Jan Matejko. There is also an enormous collection of items available from the Nubian culture. In fact, it is one of the largest collections in Europe.
The city center
Sightseeing in Warsaw should be started by visiting the Old Town and Castle Square. Both are located in the heart of the city. The Royal Castle, featuring Sigmund’s Statue, is the most interesting component that the city center has to offer. At the square you’ll find a variety of cafes and restaurants where you can sit and absorb the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of this wonderful city.
Flight from Gdansk to Warsaw
While in Poland, take the great opportunity to visit Gdansk as well as the capital city, Warsaw.
Warsaw is located only 350 kilometres from Gdansk but getting there by car or bus takes some time. For the passengers who want to visit Warsaw in a short time, LOT Polish Airlines has prepared a special offer. There is a scheduled plane connection between Gdansk and Warsaw operated by LOT Polish Airlines.
Everything you need to know about the flights from Gdansk to Warsaw
The flight departs at Lech Walesa Airport in Gdansk. The flight from Gdansk to Warsaw lasts 55 minutes and it lands at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. The passengers do not need to have additional documents; an ID card or passport is sufficient to take the journey under the wings of Polish carrier. The LOT operates the flight by De Havilland DHC- 8 400 Series plane.
On the board of LOT plane
The plane provided by LOT Polish Airlines is the De Havilland DHC- 8 400 Series. It is a twin- engine aircraft constructed to operate under short distance routes. The plane is produced by the Canadian company, De Havilland Canada Bombardier Aerospace. The aircraft is safe for passengers as well as for crew and it is designed to take 78 passengers on the board. The journey on the board of De Havilland DHC can be a great adventure. The aircraft is different from huge Boeing or Airbus planes that usually take passengers.
The greatest advantage of flying in one of these unique planes is the short take off and landing performances. The second advantage of the flight is flying at low altitude. The flight operated by De Havilland DHC is very similar to a sightseeing flight tour. The travellers have a possibility to observe the ground, take amazing pictures and enjoy such amazing views. The flight from Gdansk to Warsaw can be a great adventure for everyone on board!
There’s more! The LOT Polish Airlines does everything in their power to provide a fantastic and enjoyable flight for the passengers. As a result, travellers have an access to inflight magazine (called Kaleidoscope) where they are provided with many interesting facts and useful information on Poland, LOT, and travelling in general.
At the destination airport
The flight from Gdansk ends after nearly hour at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. The airport is the biggest and the busiest airport in Poland and it serves over 11,000,000 passengers annually. The airport is named after Frederic Chopin, a noteworthy Polish composer and pianist born in Poland and known worldwide.
The airport is situated about 10 kilometres from Warsaw’s city centre. It is not a long distance to take to have a possibility to visit the beautiful city located in central Europe. The travellers are able to go to the city centre using 3 means of public transport available: train, bus and taxi. The fastest way to get to the centre is by train. The train station is located at the terminal. The trains take the passengers directly to the city centre, including stop at Warsaw Main Railway Station where they can transfer trains.
Transfer from Warsaw airport
Warsaw Frederic Chopin airport is the biggest and the busiest airport in Poland. It serves more than 11,000,000 passengers annually, and it is a hub for LOT Polish Airlines. The majority of flights are operated under the wings of Poland’s best carrier, LOT. The airport is located only 8 kilometres from Warsaw city centre so getting to the city shouldn’t pose a problem. The passengers interested in visiting the Poland's capital city have various ways of getting to the city centre. Public transportation could be used, travelling by bus or a train, or hailing a taxi. There are also companies that provide door-to-door transfers from airport to any address available.
The most convenient way of getting to the Warsaw city centre
A great number of passengers that arrive in Poland from different countries, even continents, want to get to the city centre as fast as possible. They usually want to spend a little more for professional service and a shorter travel time. For those travellers, the direct transfer from airport to hotel or any other place is the most suitable choice. The most significant advantage of the transfer is the possibility to order the transport online. You can fill the short form at the website of the company where you fill your name, surname, number of flight, and arrival time. The employees will observe the flight status online and even when your flight is delayed or earlier, the driver will be on time. There is no extra charge for the service. Moreover, the drivers are able to speak in fluent English and their cars are air-conditioned—a very important quality, especially during summertime.
The public transport
Public transportation is also available at the Warsaw Chopin Airport. There are four bus lines that leave the airport during the day and one that serves passengers at night. The bus numbers 148,175,188 and 331 leave the airport from 4:30am to 11:15pm. The night bus, number N32, departs the airport from 11:15pm to 4:49am. All the buses stops near the underground stations and some of them goes to the Warsaw Main station.
Bus and train tickets to leave the airport can be purchased in a few places. One location that sells them is the tourist information center at the terminal, or you could purchase your tickets at the ticket machines located at bus stops and the train station. Your last resort would be purchasing a ticket on the bus or train. The passengers keen on using public transportation during their stay in Warsaw can purchase tickets for multiple trips. These can be bought for 24-hour periods or for the entire weekend.
The journey to the city centre by train
Since June 2012, the airport has provided access to rail transportation that goes straight to the Warsaw city centre. You can find the Warsaw Chopin Airport Railway Station at Terminal A. This is where the trains depart for the city centre. Moreover, passengers who want to try out different means of transportation and choose what’s best for them can head to the city centre using tickets for both buses and underground. These dual tickets can be purchased at the terminal, at the train station, ticket machines, and even on trains.
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