Celebrate this New Year’s Eve on an escorted city break in the bustling capital of Warsaw. As the clock strikes midnight, the city will be echoing with cheers and the sound of music, as the sky lights up with thousands of fireworks. New Year’s Eve 2024 is sure to be a memorable celebration in this beautiful capital city of Poland! During the trip, we will discover the historical highlights of the city on a guided tour, visit beautiful Wilanow Palace ‘Royal Garden of Light’ illuminations and enjoy a delicious New Year’s Gala Dinner.
So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable way to welcome in the New Year, come and join your fellow solo travellers at the party in Warsaw.
After landing at Warsaw Airport, meet your Solos Tour Leader and transfer to our centrally located hotel. We will be greeted with a welcome drink at Victoria Lounge Bar.
In the evening, we feast on dinner in a hotel Kitchen Gallery restaurant, with a fusion of the French and Polish cuisine.
We start our day with a Warsaw city sightseeing walking tour of the Old Town & New Town. We discover some of the most important sites from the city’s long and remarkable past, whilst getting to know the city’s background and its role in the history of Poland.
We start our route with a visit to the city’s Old Town. Now inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, after World War II, much of Warsaw lay in ruins. But it has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, with buildings dating back the 13th to the 20th-Century. Past the former residence of Polish monarchs at the Royal Castle, the Baroque edifice of Krasinski Palace, the modern columns of the Supreme Court building, and the monument dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.
In the afternoon, we have time to prepare for an endless night of New Year celebrations!
We welcome New Year with our Gala dinner in a local restaurant in the Old Town.
Late return to our hotel.
Today we enjoy a late start, allowing time to rest after last night’s festivities. Spending the afternoon at leisure, we can explore Warsaw or simply relax and enjoy the indoor pool and hotel spa facilities.
In the evening, we enjoy the Royal Garden of Light at the Wilanow Palace. This is an outdoor exhibition where thousands of multi-coloured diodes have been shaped into artful light sculptures. In addition to the illuminated gardens, custom animations are projected onto the facade of the palace using 3D mapping technology. Each show incorporates art, light and enchanting Baroque music with bits of history and whimsy, and each 15 minute show is unique.
After breakfast, we’ll have some more free time to explore Warsaw further before transferring to the airport for our return flight home.
The elegant interiors at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria hotel were designed by French architect Didier Gomez. Located in the heart of Warsaw, close to the Old Town, Royal Castle and Polish National Opera, the hotel is ideal for leisure travellers.
Its central location makes Sofitel Warsaw Victoria an ideal base for exploring the city’s cultural attractions, the charms of a vibrant nightlife and successful shopping. Hotel windows overlook the magnificent 18th-Century Saxon Garden – the city’s oldest public park. Fryderyk Chopin Museum, the Grand Theatre and the National Philharmonic are all within a stone’s throw.
The contemporary lobby leads to the restaurant, La Brasserie Moderne, where the guests can try exquisite French and Polish cuisine or sample wine, champagne and local vodkas.
Homemade products are served at the breakfast buffet in Kitchen Gallery, and Victoria Lounge is a trendy cocktail bar offering a wide range of signature cocktails and spirits and a special snack menu.
The hotel features a heated swimming pool with mirrored ceiling, a sauna and a fitness centre open 24/7. Guests can also benefit from a variety of massage treatments. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel and private parking is possible on site.
Elegant, cosy yet spacious rooms offer their guests unrivalled peace and serenity. All rooms offer luxurious modern furnishings including Sofitel MyBed™, comfortable workspace as well as a marble bathroom with bath and Balmain amenities. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a 42” TV, phone, free internet connection, safe, BOSE Sound system, tea and coffee making facilities.
The transfer time from Warsaw Airport to our hotel takes approximately 25 min, depending on weather and traffic.
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart casual. Comfortable warm shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. Winters in Poland can be extra chilly, so be sure to bring layers that will keep you cozy and warm. Bring a comfortable coat, thick scarf, hat and gloves. Insulated boots and thermal tops are also good idea.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €20.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.
To enter Poland your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:
Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period. Please note that stays in other EU countries counts towards this 90 day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Poland Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Poland
Festivities and events may be subject to change.
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