Museums and other cultural institutions usually have excursions on the Polish language, so travelers are recommended to purchase a guide in advance. You can also book excursions in other languages, but this should be also made in advance.
Do not forget to keep an eye on your belongings in public places. Do not leave your coats and bags unattended in cafes and restaurants of Warsaw. It is also not recommended to take large amounts of cash with you without any particular need.
When going for a walk, it is necessary to take a copy of your identity document. Documents and other valuables are better to be kept in a safe in your hotel room.
Waiters are traditionally provided with small cash rewards in local restaurants and cafes. The amount of the tip is usually about 10% of the total order. In luxury institutions service charges may be already included in the total bill. Otherwise the amount should be rounded up in a big way to any convenient sum. Giving tips to taxi drivers in Warsaw is not common.
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