Poland's capital has emerged as one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in ‘New Europe'. Since the overthrow of communism in 1989, the city has flourished and now boasts a host of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous girls.
In a Nutshell:
- Warsaw's motto is 'Contemnit Procellas'- ‘It Defies Storms'. The city has been ransacked by invading armies throughout history, not least during WWII when it was virtually wiped off the map.
- Population of Warsaw: 1.6million.
- The official language is Polish- like English but lacking vowels! Many of the locals speak great English so they'll understand your abysmal chat-up lines.
- Expect to pay around 8zl (£1.40) for a pint.
Warsaw has hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Whether you want to sleep in the lap of luxury or just want a place to rest your spinning head in between drinking sessions we know the place for you.
Poland's capital offers a great range of adrenaline-fuelled activities including pistol and rifle shooting, karting, paintball.
If you're worried about trawling around town in the freezing cold looking for a club, only to end up at the Polish equivalent of a Cliff Richard night at a local Women's Institute then never fear because we've got all of the city's top bars and clubs sussed. Warsaw has a plethora of drinking dens, chic nightclubs and top quality lap dancing clubs, most of which stay open until the last punter leaves.
Poland is famed for its world-class vodka. Chopin and Belvedere are the two most popular tipples but for the hardcore amongst you, a couple of Mad Dogs- ‘Wsciekly Pies' - a mix of vodka, Tabasco and raspberry juice, will have you breathing fire.
A word of warning- If you do have a couple of mates who turn mentalist the moment alcohol touches their lips then try to avoid the local fuzz as they'll throw you in the local drunk tank quicker than you can slur ‘Call my lawyer'. For 250 zl (£45) you'll be treated to a full strip search, a set of blue pyjamas and the company of mentally deranged vagrants. If you try to resist arrest expect to taste truncheon.
You may think Polish cooking is little more than pigs trotter soup, dumplings and red cabbage but since the parting of the Iron Curtain fine restaurants have popped up all over the city.
However, if you want a more authentic culinary experience local favourites include Smalec- fried lard, often served with hunks of homemade bread, and Bigos- a hunter's stew made using meat, cabbage, onion and sauerkraut before being left to simmer for a few days. Nice. Another popular food is Zapiekanki- take a stale baguette, pour melted cheese on it and then cover it with mushrooms and ketchup. Tastes great after 20 pints.
Warsaw's seasons are quite distinct. Cold and windy in Spring, warm and sunny interspersed in Summer, sunny but damp and foggy in Autumn and freezing in Winter, where the temperatures can drop to a brutal -15°C in January and February- good spirit drinking weather.
£1= 5.84911 Polish Zlotych Make sure you carry some small change around with you as many places will refuse to break large notes for you. Currency can be exchanged at any number of places but you are best off simply drawing out money using your ATM card.
For getting to and from the airport and to your activities, we'll be happy to arrange a coach for your party.
What Do Chillisauce Do For You?
We provide a one stop shop for sorting out everything for your trip, except for flights. We will recommend hotels from our books or, if you have particular requirements, we can source ones to suit you. We will be happy to provide you details of the hotels including pictures. We will arrange your entire itinerary in consultation with yourselves and arrange an event manager in Warsaw to ensure your event goes without a hitch.