On 27-29 May 2016 Warsaw will play host to the 20th annual Warsaw Rugby Festival. The tournament which is hosted by Warsaw Frogs Rugby Club is known to be one of the best social rugby tournaments in the world, with teams coming from far and wide to sample not only the great rugby, but also the socialising that goes alongside tournaments such as this.
Included in the price you get:
- Return Airport Transfers
- Transfer to and from the rugby pitch
- 2 nights 3* bed and breakfast accommodation
- Unlimited beer pitchside on Saturday & Sunday
- Two meals pichside Saturday
- One meal pitchside Sunday
- Three nights out (Unlimited Beer for set hours in set venues:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
- Commemorative t-shirt and gift
Once you decide to confirm and block book this activity we’ll require an initial 50 GBP
deposit. Deposit can be paid by bank transfer, credit or debit card. A 3% surcharge is
applicable on all card transactions. The deposit shall be payable within 24hrs of
receiving our invoice by email.
For activity only bookings we require 2 deposits in total, with the final deposit of
£200 or 25% of the total invoice value being due 28 days before your departure.
Final numbers for activity only bookings will be required 14 days before date of
departure. The outstanding balance can be paid either in GBP/Sterling after you
safely arrive in Warsaw and are collected by our Rep, or by bank transfer or card
(3% surcharge) before you travel. Should you prefer to pay the full balance
upfront please make sure you let us know about it prior to making payment and it
reaches us minimum 7 days before you arrive in Warsaw.
Ways to contact us:
If you would like to give us a quick call to discuss your requirements in English
please dial any of the below numbers
(UK) 020 313 782 83, or
(UK) 0845 862 0666, or
(outside UK / Poland) +48 12 357 32 20
or enquire online using contact form
Warsaw flights info
There are two airports that serve Warsaw; Warsaw Chopin and Warsaw Modlin.
From the UK to Warsaw Chopin: British Airways: London Heathrow LOT Polish Airlines: London Heathrow Wizz Air: Birmingham, Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Luton,
From the UK to Warsaw Modlin: Ryanair: Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, Glasgow International, Liverpool, London Stansted, Manchester.
Ireland:Warszawa, ul. Humańska 10, tel. (+48 22) 849 66 55
Warsaw's recent history
Being the capital city of Poland, Warsaw is a place that needs no introduction. The city’s unique mixture of architecture provides just a small snapshot of the turbulent past of Poland’s largest city; much of which was destroyed during the second world war before being restored in the years that followed. Whilst Warsaw nowadays is a sleek modern city, unlike any other Polish destination, that’s not to say there isn’t much to see, with many museums and monuments paying homage to the city’s past. In terms of nightlife there are bars and clubs spread throughout this sprawling city, making for a decent night out, as well as a good party scene down by the river bank. Being a capital city there are also many sports teams, with current Polish champions Legia Warsaw playing there, as well as the city being home to the national stadium. Warsaw is a great city to come and play any sport, with plenty of activities to fill the time inbetween games.
What's the weather like in Warsaw?
Many people believe Warsaw will be cold all year round, however contrary to popular belief the summers are very hot with temperatures reaching up to 35c in July and August. The weather tends to begin getting colder in November, with the low temperatures lasting until March. In recent years the winters have been somewhat warmer, however temperatures can still fall as low as -20c, with heavy snowfall not uncommon.
Prices and local currency
The currency used in Warsaw is the Polish Zloty, NOT the Euro as some travellers believe. The exchange rate at the moment is about 5.75 zloty to the pound, which coupled with the cheap prices here means trips to Warsaw can be done on a very low budget. You can eat a meal in a restaurant for a low as 10-15 GBP per person, with a beer costing about 2 GBP. Polish notes come in 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 denominations, although it’s always worth making sure you have change as many places often don’t have enough coins.
Taxis in Warsaw
With Warsaw being a bigger city than our other destinations sometimes it can be essential to book a taxi. For any activities booked with us we will supply transfers, however in your free time it may be necessary to use a taxi. The best thing to do is to book a taxi rather than jumping in one waiting on the street as waiting taxis may not be from a reputable company. The best thing to do is ask for advice at your hotel, or ask your guide to arrange a taxi for you. At Sports Tours Poland we do have a pool of tame drivers which we can supply in special cases. If one or two arrive on separate planes in your group, we will do our best to arrange taxis for them at their own cost. We do this purely as a service and are not making any profit on this. Please ask our guides to arrange taxis for you and then you will be guaranteed a civilised rate. Please do not contact Sports Tours Poland office lines for taxi use while you are here, except under cases of genuine emergency.
Public transport in Warsaw
Public transport in Warsaw is cheap and reliable. A large network of buses and trams and a metro system cover the entire city making it very easy to get from one point to another if it’s too far to go on foot. Tickets are charged per minute costing 3,40 PLN for a 20 minute journey, or 4,40 PLN for a single journey ticket. Tickets can be bought from machines at bus and tram stops, or also from kiosks as well as on board some buses and trams. Once you’ve bought your ticket you must validate it in one of the on board ticket validators which will stamp it with the date and time. Failure to do this could result in a hefty fine if there is a ticket inspector on board. Tickets for the Metro must be bought from machines at the metro stations, with the machines having an English option on the.The buses and trams are identified by number, with each bus or tram stop listing the number of each line and the stops it will go to.
Drink in Warsaw
Drinking is deeply embedded in the Polish way of life, with alcohol available pretty much anywhere. Bars are open a lot longer here than in the UK, with many bars staying open until the last customer leaves. The most popular drinks in Poland are beer, and of course vodka. Polish beers are very strong, but they also taste great with even the most common brands such as Tyskie or Kasztelan being of the highest quality. The strength of each one is usually a minimum of 5%, although there are a few weaker ‘session’ beers available. Dark beers or porters are also very popular here, and whilst they taste great they are often quite heavy and usually stronger than the lagers. You can also get some imported beers such as Heineken, however these are more expensive and roughly the same price you’d pay in the UK. For a Polish beer (500ml) you’re looking at between 6-10zl. Polish vodka is also known to be some of the best in Europe, with a number of different flavours available in each bar. It is also very cheap, with a large shot of vodka usually costing around 5 zl (less than one pound). Good quality wine is also readily available, with the prices often a lot cheaper than in the UK. Common sense rules do apply though, so never order a bottle of wine without checking the price first as you may end up with a nasty shock once the bill arrives.
Food in Warsaw
The Poles have a phrase which describes their duties to their lucky guests: “A guest in my house is like God in my house”. This means that it’s very hard to go hungry in Poland! Restaurants in Warsaw are known for having good quality food and also very generous portions. Polish food is very good and also very cheap, with a restaurant meal costing you between 10 and 15 pounds on average. Being a capital city there is perhaps a more multi-cultural feel about dinign, with a number of restaurants from different countries scattered all over this vast. Of course not unlike any major European city there are also the typical array of chain restaurants and fast-food joints.
Being a capital city it is heavily populated which means there are more teams available for fixtures. We can cater for any sport in Warsaw, as well as arranging tickets for Legia Warsaw games. The city is also home to the impressive Polish National Stadium which is well worth a visit.
There’s plenty to see and do! Warsaw is a city full of activities and things to see, such as famous buildings and streets, to museums and objects of historical interest. There are also extra activities that we can arrange such as go-karting, bubble football and paintball!
You can have a great night out in Warsaw. Whilst the city may be a bit more spread out in comparison with our other destinations, it’s still possible to have an epic night out in this city with a wide variety of bars and clubs providing you with the venues to let your hair down.
It has a great river bank. Residents of Warsaw often boast about how good their river bank is, and once you’ve experienced this for yourself you have to agree with them. In the warmer weather by day there are some artificial beaches which are a great place to relax. By night it really comes alive, with a number of outdoor bars and restaurants creating a superb atmosphere which is not to be missed whilst in the capital city. It’s easy to get to! Like all our destinations the airport is nearby, or airports in the case of Warsaw as there are two; both connected to the UK by various low budget airlines.
What distinguishes us from the other operators offering sport tours to Poland is truly in-depth local knowledge and connections with local sport authorities and sports clubs. We personally know the great majority of people from the sports clubs and sports venues we cooperate with in Poland. Plus:
1. Experience – we’ve been operating since 2006, and since we’re locally based in Poland in Krakow we offer in depth knowledge and expertise on sports in Poland
2. Real value for money- since we’re based in Poland our marketing and running costs are lower compared to UK and therefore we can allow to pass these discounts onto your group. Our accommodation packages are usually 25-30% cheaper compared to any UK based travel agent.
a. We’ve been recommended by the Polish Rugby Union
b. We cooperate and outsource ABTA agents from UK locally
c. We require a maximum of 25% of the total balance to confirm the reservation – the rest is payable once you safely land in Poland (please see our T&C for details)
4. Personal touch - our company policy has always been far from any hard sales approach, or sending stock mails as a reply to enquiry. We treat each quote individually and are committed to deliver excellent and personalised service.
5. Contribution – many FC’s or especially RFC’s in Poland suffer from a shortage of funds. Therefore for each of the games we organise we donate over 200 GBP to the club who were the local host for the fixture. Thanks to you we can make this contribution and improve the quality of local sport.
6. We take our job seriously:
a. We arrange all necessary “paper work” from Polish sport authorities
b. We hire professional referees.
c. We rent private pitches of high quality.
d. We have an extensive knowledge of local teams, and can therefore find a proper match for your fixture (be it an academic team, or a professional club) 7. Recommendations
Here at Sports Tour Poland we are recommended by PZR (Polish Rugby Union), and we co-operate with them in securing all the necessary paperwork required to play rugby in Poland. Please find below a copy of our recommendation letter from PZR