Intrepid travellers who love discovering little known picturesque European cities, listen up: we have your next destination here.
The fifth biggest city in Poland, it has dinky colourful buildings, cobbled squares and hidden courtyards.
And at this moment in time it’s still relatively undiscovered by tourists so you could garner bragging credits by saying you went there first.
Snap up today’s Big Deal for a three night stay there with direct flights from Edinburgh to discover this under-the-radar Polish city.
Flights from Edinburgh
This Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you direct to Poznań Airport from Edinburgh International and includes hand luggage and three nights room only accommodation based on two sharing a standard double or twin room at a four star central hotel.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out from Edinburgh International with Ryanair on the dates listed below.
Flights are direct and are scheduled to fly out from Edinburgh Airport at 19:55 and arrive in Poznań at 23:20. Return flights will leave Poznań at 06:05 and return at 07.30. These flight times may change and will be confirmed at booking.
For an extra £49 per person, you have the option of extending your stay for an extra day on Monday to Friday and flying at the following times – departing Edinburgh at 07:55 and arriving in Poznań at 11:20 and departing Poznań at 18:05 and arriving in Edinburgh at 19:30.
Depending on the dates you want to go, there are two four star hotels in central Poznań to choose from – the NH Poznań or the Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel.
The first set of dates available, for the NH Poznań, are as follows:
7th, 14th December
NH Poznań is located 800 meters from Poznań International Fair and Poznań Główny Railway Station, and just a 10-minute walk from the Old Market Square. It offers modern rooms with air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and mineral water.
The rooms are spacious and come with a minibar, a safe and an LCD TV with cable channels. Each room has a private bathroom with a bath or shower, toiletries and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is available.
The hotel has a restaurant and cocktail bar where Polish and international cuisine is served. In the morning, a varied breakfast buffet is served.
Guests of the NH Poznań can relax in the spa and wellness centre, which includes a steam bath, a gym and a sauna. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Luggage storage and a tour desk are also available.
Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel
The second set of dates available, for the Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel, are as follows:
18th, 25th January
1st, 8th, 15th February
The Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel is located in the business district of Poznań, close to the Poznań International Fair, a 5-minute walk from Poznań Główny Railway Station and a 15-minute drive from the airport.
The rooms at the Mercure are spacious, air-conditioned and classically decorated. Each one is equipped with warm-colored furniture, a tea/coffee maker, a work desk and a minibar. Free mineral water is provided in the rooms.
On the ground floor there is a restaurant serving buffet breakfasts, lunches and dinners, both Polish and international. Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide tourist information.
International business travellers attending its many trade fairs or the huge student population means Poznań is buzzing at any time day or night.
The birthplace of the Polish nation, the city is 1000 years old and offers many historical attractions, including a striking Old Town Square and Poland’s oldest cathedral.
The student population ensures the city’s many bars and restaurants are always lively, particularly the milk bars, stripped down communist era food joints which are still hugely popular and dish out traditional Polish dishes at cheap and cheerful prices.
Poznań is also a great base for exploring the surrounding Polish countryside.
Both the NH Poznań and the Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel have an average rating of four stars out of five on TripAdvisor.
A recent review of the NH Poznań (edited for length) says:
‘I absolutely loved every minute of my stay at this hotel. The staff were super friendly going out of their way to help sort my cell phone and leave extra tea bags in my room. It is spotlessly clean – everywhere! The hotel is so central to all in Poznan. The sauna and steam room were a treat. I will definitely stay here should I visit Poznan again.’
A review of Mercure Poznań Centrum Hotel says:
‘Been there with my girlfriend, the room space is fine, super clean, tidy and comfy . The bathroom is spacious and clean too with everything you will need, staff are really friendly and helpful, and nice parking space too. The location is perfect, walking distance to the old city, where all the fun is (restaurants, bars, etc). Thanks guys.’
Winter would be the perfect time to visit the picturesque city of Poznań. The cobbled squares and gingerbread style buildings would look even prettier dusted with snow, and the hearty Polish dishes would taste even more comforting.
With direct flights from Edinburgh and three nights accommodation taken care of, all you would need to focus on is having a wonderful time.
With dates available in January, February and March, this deal would also make an excellent Christmas gift.