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When a city has the beauty, atmosphere and cultural allure of Wroclaw, does it really matter if we can’t pronounce the name? Actually, after three days in this enticing Polish city, you’ll be toasting the delights of Vrots-wav like a native.
And if you travel on select dates, you’ll also be able to browse the glittering Christmas market.
Today’s Big Deal offers an opportunity to discover why Wroclaw is the new Krakow and the new Gdansk with a three-night city break in this cosmopolitan, attractive and distinctive destination.
Today’s Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Wroclaw, a city that offers a picturesque old town, a magnificent market square, attractive riverside walks and the impressive attractions befitting a Capital of Culture.
The Big Deal offers direct return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow International, with luggage allowance, and three nights room only accommodation, based on two sharing a double or twin standard room in the 4 star Novotel Centrum Hotel, Wroclaw.
The city breaks are for three nights. Departure dates available for this offer are:
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November
1st, 8th December
12th, 19th January
The stylish 4 star Novotel Centrum is located in the centre of the city, just 15 minutes walk from the main square and the old town tourist sites.
Guest rooms are spacious and equipped with all the modern amenities including flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Facilities include a gym sauna and 24-hour room service. Dining in the hotel offers a versatile range of options. Elements is an informal café-diner with Polish and international cuisine. Foodsquare is a cosy and atmospheric space offering simple and hearty cuisine. The Food Plaza offers a varied selection of meals, snacks, vegetarian options and healthy choices.
Wroclaw, once known as Breslau, is such an attractive city that various powers have squabbled over its ownership over the centuries. That explains the mixed architecture, which includes Bohemian, Austrian and Prussian styles alongside the ornate traditional Polish edifices.
The hub of the city is the magnificent Market Square (Rynek) but the centre of Wroclaw is charming to explore on foot. The Odra river offers numerous pretty islands, scenic bridges and parks, with the Gothic splendour of Cathedral Island an obvious highlight.
Poland is not part of the eurozone so British visitors will find that the exchange rate is still very favourable, compared with destinations in Western Europe.
Spectacular Christmas market
If you’re travelling in late November and December, you’ll be able to visit Wroclaw’s Christmas market. It is a treat for the eyes as much as anything else, with a huge Christmas tree, ice rink, wooden stalls and sparkly lights. Lots and lots of sparkly lights.
The market runs from Wroclaw’s medieval square to the colourful Old Town area. You’ll be able to shop for gifts and stocking fillers like gingerbread hearts, Polish sweets, knitted goods, handmade soaps, local crafts, trinkets and speciality cheeses.
While you’re busy browsing, make sure to pause for a mug of mulled wine and take a look at the traditional nativity displays. Don’t forget to buy a cheeky present for yourself too.
The Novotel Centrum is a fairly new addition to the Wroclaw hotel scene so hasn’t accumulated a long list of TripAdvisor reviews just yet, although recent comments have been positive:
‘Hotel is very modern and everything feels new. Reception staff speak very good English and were helpful every time we contacted them.’
‘Well designed and redecorated hotel, situated in the centre of Wroclaw, minutes walking to most attractions and business area of the city.’
A Wroclaw city break offers an experience that is off the familiar beaten track of most European city destinations. It’s also a chance to discover one of Eastern Europe’s most distinctive and romantic cities, while shopping for special gifts at the Christmas market.