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|IPS 2016 Conference Travel & Tips|
TransportationWarsaw can be conveniently reached from any point in Europe and many around the world. Located 1340 km from Brussels, 3530 km from Lisbon, 1620 km from Paris, 1220 km from Amsterdam, 560 km from Berlin, 1730 km from London and 1830 km from Rome, Poland's capital city can be reached by car or train, but of course most conveniently by plane.
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From the airports:
There are three train stations in Warsaw that handle international and domestic train traffic:
Coordinates of the Copernicus Science Centre: GPS: 52°14'30", 21°1'42"
Foreign delegates entering the Republic of Poland must have a valid passport (excl. members of the Schengen Area). Participants requiring a visa for Poland, or a transit visa, are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate consular authorities as early as possible.
Hotelsare conveniently located, with an easy access to the conference venue by city transportation system.
Hotels keep allotment of rooms for IPS2016 conference participants (a limited number). Rooms shall be booked by individual participants, on a first-come-first-served basis. For group booking – see below.
HOW TO BOOK
BECAUSE OF OTHER CONFERENCES AND EVENTS HAPPENING IN WARSAW IN JUNE, THERE IS AN INCREASED INTEREST IN THE HOTELS IN THE CITY CENTRE. BUT BE ASSURED THAT EVERYONE WILL FIND AN ACCOMODATION DURING THE IPS 2016 CONFERENCE.
TO BOOK A HOTEL CONTACT CONGRESS@HOLIDAYTRAVEL.PL MENTIONING THE CHOSEN HOTEL FROM THE LIST. IF ANY OF THE HOTELS IS FULLY BOOKED WE'LL MARK IT AND ADD ANOTHER HOTEL TO THE LIST.
KEEP CALM, BE PATIENT, WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU ;)
For group booking (company members, travel agencies etc.) kindly please contact Holiday Travel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hotel rooms availability is guaranteed up to 60 days before the conference date only.
HOTEL CONTACT PERSON
Mrs. Irena Sokolowska
Holiday Travel MICE & Congress
phone: +48 222 100 655
fax: +48 228 259 152
Tours & Events
Visit Fascinating Cracow, go to Frombork and Torun - Copernicus towns, take a look at Gdansk - Baltic Sea port and impressive city!
POST CONFERENCE TOURS take no more than 2 days before or after the conference, usually starting in the morning, ending afternoon
Facts & Tips
Area 517 km2
Population 1,724,404 individuals
Warsaw lies within the Central European Time Zone (GMT +1), with summer time from March to the end of October (GMT +2).
Warsaw’s climate is humid continental (Koppen Dfb) with relatively cold winters and mild summers.
The currency in Poland is the Polish złoty (abbreviated as “PLN” or “zł”), which is subdivided into 100 groszy.
The Polish power supply has a voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50 Hz. Standard two-pole Europlugs are used.
All countries with whom Poland holds diplomatic relations have embassies in Warsaw.
In Warsaw smoking is prohibited at all public transportation stops and shelters as well as all clubs, pubs and restaurants unless they have a separate room for smokers. There is a fine for not respecting this.
Moreover, alcohol may not be consumed in public places (parks, squares, streets, etc.), with the exception of specially permitted areas such as gardens and patios in restaurants and pubs. There is a fine for not respecting this as well.
Getting around WarsawThe Copernicus Science Centre is situated in the very heart of the city, therefore travelling on foot is the best way to experience the city's atmosphere. Reaching other, often distant parts of the city is easier by public transport, with convenient links to any location within Warsaw as well as further afield – to the city's suburbs. Public transport in Warsaw consists of myriad bus, tram, and metro connections and enables passengers to navigate the city comfortably and swiftly 24h a day. Many public transport vehicles are well-adjusted to accommodate the disabled.
The metro system in Warsaw now consists of two lines. The Copernicus Science Centre is fortunate to have its own station (called “Centrum Nauki Kopernik”) along the route of the newer line, proudly opened in March 2015, connecting the east and west of the city. The other, longer line connects the northern and southern parts of the city.
Taxis in Warsaw are best ordered by phone, and generally arrive very promptly. Here is a list of the city's official "radio-taxi" companies, recommended for use.
Using your own car in Warsaw can be somewhat troublesome (as in any city), especially in the city centre, where a pay-and-display parking zone has been introduced.