Culture, character and beauty make a handy trio of attributes for a city break destination. Wroclaw might not enjoy the fame of more familiar Polish cities like Krakow or Gdansk, but its appeal is considerable.
Recognition has been a little tardy, but Wroclaw has been chosen as Europe’s Capital of Culture for 2016. Today’s Big Deal offers an early opportunity to join in the festivities 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, it’s official, impressive cultural attractions.
The Big Deal offers direct return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow, with luggage allowance, and three nights B&B accommodation, based on two sharing a double or twin standard room, in the 5 star Radisson Blu Hotel Wroclaw.
The city breaks are for three nights, with departures on Fridays only, returning on Monday. Departure dates available for this offer are:
8th April 2016
22nd April 2016
13th May 2016
20th May 2016
10th June 2016
Outbound flights will be between 06:15 and 22:00. Inbound flights will be between 06:30 and 23:55.
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 stylish 7-storey Radisson Blu Hotel Wroclaw is handily situated close to major city landmarks, the Panorama of Raclawice, the National Museum and the Juliusza Słowackiego Park. The main square is just 10 minutes away on foot.
Contemporary décor rooms are equipped with all the modern amenities. There is a fitness centre and sauna available for guests.
The breakfast buffet in the Aquarelle restaurant is included in the deal, and guests might also like to sample the Polish and international cuisine offered by the restaurant.
For a pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap, the Sqwiggles bar at the lobby is a relaxing venue with an unforgettable name.
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.
The city’s status as European Capital of Culture 2016 has sparked a flurry of artistic activity in Wroclaw’s theatres and galleries, with organisers planning over a thousand special events. The substantial student population also ensures that Wroclaw’s nightlife is as vibrant as any in Poland.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Wroclaw has plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Recent reviews include the following comments:
‘Great place, good breakfast, good dinner, fabulous rooms. Only a 10-minute walk from the market square. The staff is friendly and very helpful.’
‘High standard of cleanliness. Good room size and quiet. Lovely bar area and friendly staff. Situated beside Cathedral Island.’
A Wroclaw city break offers the culture-vulture the chance to get a look at the 2016 European Capital of Culture.
Today’s Big Deal introduces you to a lively and attractive city, with direct flights and stylish accommodation in a contemporary hotel close to the cultural highlights. It’s the ideal treat for a loved one with a passion for European culture.