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Eastern European capitals have a romantic allure, with twinkling lights, cosy bars and the clatter of trams.
Poland’s capital Warsaw has become one of Europe’s most fascinating city break destinations. It’s a city teeming with life, with new bars, shops and restaurants springing up constantly. Warsaw can also boast the cultural and heritage attractions you’d expect from a capital city.
What’s more, during the festive season, Warsaw comes alive with enchanting Christmas markets to explore.
Today’s Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Warsaw, a city that offers atmospheric old town streets, impressive parks and some of the liveliest nightlife in Eastern Europe.
A three-night room only stay in a comfortable modern 4 star central hotel offers an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the little squares, pretty vistas and buzzing shopping streets of the capital.
The Big Deal offers return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow International, with luggage allowance, and three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing, in the 4 star Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Warsaw.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out on Saturday and returning on Tuesday. Departure dates available for this offer are:
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November
2nd, 9th December
20th, 27th January
Flights timings are an indication and may change, confirmed at the time of booking. Currently, outbound flights will depart 10:25 and arrive 14:00. Inbound flights will depart 20:35 and arrive 22:30.
Due to availability, alternative flight carriers may be booked. Other airports and dates may be available subject to extra surcharge. Please enquire by calling directly.
The sophisticated and stylish Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Warsaw is just a few minutes from the city centre and the attractions of the Old Town. The railway station is 1km away.
Comfortable en suite rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, with mini-bar, LCD TVs and high-speed wifi internet.
Amenities include a hair salon and a fitness and wellness centre where guests can work out in the gym or relax in the whirlpool spa and sauna.
Warsaw is known as the Phoenix City, because of the impressive way it has risen from the ashes of the Second World War, when the capital was almost razed to the ground.
Many buildings have been painstakingly restored and the medieval and Renaissance buildings around Castle Square and Market Square are as picturesque as any in Europe.
The Market Square is home to the mermaid statue, the symbol of the city. The sightseeing stroll from the Royal Castle to the Wilanow Palace, with its ornate gardens, is a great way to appreciate the unexpected beauty of Warsaw.
Warsaw locals know how to party, with plenty of lively bars and clubs around Nowy Swiat. The up-and-coming Praga area is a bohemian enclave of pop-up restaurants, cool stores and hipster bars.
Magical Christmas markets
Christmas in Poland is really something. If you’re travelling on the late November or December dates, you’ll have time to shop for souvenirs at Warsaw’s Christmas Markets.
In the run up to Christmas, the streets and squares of the colourful Old Town area come alive with wooden stalls and festive lights. The stalls sell a variety of goods, including festive ornaments, traditional handicrafts, Polish sweets, amber jewellery, rustic breads and local cheeses.
You can stay warm by sipping on mulled wine, hot beer or hot chocolate, and sample local treats like warm doughnuts and gingerbread hearts.
There are three main Christmas Markets in Warsaw. The lively Old Town Market Place is surrounded by 17th and 18th century merchant houses, while Castle Square is overlooked by the grand red Royal Castle. The market at the Palace of Culture & Science is situated at one of the city’s most famous buildings. Ideally, aim to see all three and pick up some unique gifts for your loved ones back home.
The Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Warsaw has plenty of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Recent guests have left the following comments:
‘What a great hotel. The location is perfect. Ten minutes walk from city centre. Dozen of buses and trams can take you anywhere. A very modern and clean room. They serve a very rich breakfast. The staff are very friendly.’
‘Everything was great – quiet clean rooms, fantastic buffet breakfast, Close to all major rail, bus and tram stops. Walking distance to Jewish Quarter, main rail station and tram/metro stops.’
Ideal gift getaway
A Warsaw city break offers a great opportunity to get to know one of Europe’s fashionable capitals, with cultural attractions, heritage sights and plenty of alluring bars and cafes.
During the festive season, it’s also the perfect chance to experience the magic of Christmas markets.
Today’s Big Deal introduces you to this vibrant city, with direct flights and accommodation in a stylish contemporary hotel close to the action. It’s an ideal gift for a loved one, offering a break to look forward to with excitement.