Ever dreamt of re-enacting that scene in Mary Poppins where everyone jumps into a magic street painting? The Polish city of Gdansk has enough storybook prettiness to make you feel like you’ve done just that.
Explore it on a three night stay for two with return flights via today’s Big Deal from The Travel Company Edinburgh (TTCE).
(Sounds supercallifragilisticexpialidocious, if we say so ourselves).
Three night Baltic Coast break
This deal is for a three night stay in the picturesque Polish seaport of Gdansk on the Baltic Coast.
You will be staying in a double room at the centrally located 3* Novotel Centrum Hotel, with return direct flights from Edinburgh included. The price is per person, based on two adults sharing a room.
So how does a fairytale European mini-break sound to you?
Choice of dates
This deal is very flexible as you can choose from the following dates:
1st, 22nd, 29th September
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October
Outbound flights depart from Edinburgh at 18:05, arriving into Gdansk at 21:15. Inbound flights depart at 16:15 (17:20 on 30th October), arriving back in Glasgow at 17:40 (18:50 on 30th October).
3* Novotel Centrum Gdansk
You will be staying in a Novotel hotel in the heart of Gdansk, close to main visitor attractions such as the Old Town, the Long Bridge, the Green Gate and the Town Hall.
The hotel has plenty of amenities that will enhance your stay, including a fitness centre, open-air restaurant, bar, terrace and spacious garden. As well as this, there is a bike hire service for exploring the city.
Your spacious, air-conditioned room will include an ensuite bathroom, cable TV, minibar, free WiFi and a desk – basically, everything you need for unwinding after a day of exploring.
Experience a Polish wonderland
Gdansk is a pastel coloured port city on the Baltic Coast of Poland. It has enough cobbled streets, historic buildings and quirky cafes to keep you fascinated for days on end, as well as riverside bars and street art. Not only that, but Gdansk just happens to be one of the amber capitals of the world, so be sure to stock up on gemstone souvenirs.
You could start your first day of sightseeing at the 17th century Neptune Fountain before exploring the shops and eating places of the multi-storied Long Market, followed by a pleasure boat cruise down the river to learn about the city’s heritage.
Make sure to also drop by the Amber Museum, the towering Westerplatte war memorial and the Gothic-style landmark of St. Mary’s Church. Then take a stroll down Long Lane, a sweep of elegant architecture leading from Green Gate to Golden Gate.
At sunset, head to one of the dockside beer gardens to toast the many charms of Gdansk. Then end your evening feasting on some traditional Polish dumplings at the first charming little restaurant you can find.
On your second day, why not hop on the fifteen minute train journey to the popular spa resort of Sopok for some seaside tranquility?
Recent guests at the Novotel Centrum Hotel had plenty of positive things to say on TripAdvisor, particularly praising the location, comfy rooms and friendly staff:
‘The hotel itself is modern and comfortable with good bedding and air-con… rooms are spacious and some are themed, mine was a Speedway themed room and very well presented. Reception staff on check in were very helpful both with tourist info and hotel info. Breakfasts were plentiful and varied and very reasonably priced as were the evening meals and drinks too… The walk to the tourist area is less than 5 minutes and the main rail station is about 20 minutes away.. Taxis seem readily available for airport transfers if needed and the tram is close by too. All in all a very good place to stay in Gdansk and will certainly use it on any future visits.’
‘The hotel is lovely and clean. The beds are so soft and comfortable. The staff are helpful and friendly. A stones throw from the old town but very quiet. The menu is very good, although we didn’t eat here it looked good.’
‘We stayed 4 nights at this hotel and found it an excellent Novotel. The hotel is ideally located being just around the corner from the main town… Our room was spacious and faced the garden. It was very clean… The staff, particularly at reception, were very helpful… Breakfast was quite good with a large selection of food… We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Gdansk.’
Get yourself to Gdansk
If you fancy a romantic escape with a difference, then this Gdansk getaway certainly fits the bill. You will have a Polish wonderland of a city to explore as well as a comfy central hotel to cosy up in each evening.
So why not whisk yourself off to the Baltic Coast for three blissful nights with today’s deal from TTCE?