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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.
Today’s Big Deal offers an opportunity to discover why Wroclaw is the new Krakow or Gdansk with a three-night city break in this cosmopolitan destination.
Soak up the culture
Today’s Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Wroclaw, a city that offers a picturesque old town, magnificent market square and attractive riverside walks. It is also full of arty attractions, which is why it earned itself the title of European City of Culture in 2016.
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 four-star Scandic Wroclaw hotel.
You will have a choice of dates, from April all the way until February 2020.
Choose when you go
You can choose from the following dates, departing from Glasgow:
5th April 2019
3rd, 10th May
11th, 25th October
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 2020
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th February
Stay in a contemporary central hotel
Based in the heart of the city, the four-star Scandic Wroclaw is a modern hotel less than a 10-minute walk from the main train station. Surrounded by shops, cafés and theatres, it is also handy for Wrocław Zoo and the striking 13th-century cathedral.
Oh, and did we mention that it has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence?
The hotel has a trendy restaurant, bar and coffee shop, plus a 24-hour lobby shop, fitness room and sauna. For a supplement, you can tuck into the organic breakfast buffet served each morning, offering over 100 energising items and Fair Trade coffee.
All of the air-conditioned guest rooms are decorated in a sleek, Scandinavian style. Facilities include free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, iron with ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities and complimentary water.
If you are looking for a faster way to explore the city, you can also borrow bikes from the hotel.
Explore historic streets
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 ornate traditional Polish edifices.
The centre of Wroclaw is charming to explore on foot. The hub is the magnificent Market Square (Rynek), while the Odra River offers numerous pretty islands, scenic bridges and parks. 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.
Here are some of the positive reviews that have earned Scandic Wroclaw hotel a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence:
‘An excellent hotel. Staff very welcoming and extremely helpful. Rooms clean and tidy — ask for top floor and to the rear to avoid tram noise. Breakfast menu suitable for all culinary tastes and wholesome. A wonderful city to visit.’
‘The hotel doesn’t look impressive from the outside but the rooms are simple with everything you need for a short stay. The service is good and the breakfast is great, huge selection. The location is ideal, only a short walk to the centre and there’s loads of good restaurants and bars under the railway arches 5 minutes away.’
‘Fabulous breakfast buffet! Friendly and well informed staff upon check-in, good clean and bright rooms. Fabulous breakfast buffet with HUGE choice: from fresh veggie salad, to potato pancakes to any options for frugal eaters. WELL DONE!! Only downside to mention is the slight noise (despite the very good windows) from the tram…’
Go somewhere new
A trip to Wroclaw offers an experience that is off the familiar beaten track of most European destinations. It is also a chance to discover one of Eastern Europe’s most distinctive and romantic cities.
So why not sweep your favourite person off to this fascinating Polish city to soak up the atmosphere for three nights?