Cathedral Island, Wrocław

Day 5. Exploring Hydropolis and the Panorama Rotunda, Wroclaw

The final day of our lovely visit to Wrocław had come around all too soon but with our flight home not scheduled until the evening, we had almost a full day to continue enjoying this wonderful city. After setting ourselves up for the day with a hearty buffet breakfast at the Ibis Styles Wrocław Centrum …

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Wroclaw Gnomes

Day 4. In search of Wrocław’s gnomes

Our day started with a walk around the city's medieval main square (Rynek).  We'd already been enchanted by its beauty during our evening visits to the city's festive Christmas market and now it was time to admire it in daylight. This square was laid out by the city planners in 1241 and it remains one …

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Four Domes Pavillion, Wroclaw

Day 3. Wrocław’s National Museum and Exhibition Grounds

Our morning began with a 20 minute tram ride from outside the main railway station (Wrocław Glówny) to the National Museum, (Trams 5 and 11).  The museum  is home to one of the largest art collections in the country.  It's better value to purchase a combined ticket with the Radowice Panorama, 25zl (£4.74) which is valid …

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Wrocław University Library

Day 2. Exploring Wrocław’s Museums

After a good night's sleep in our comfortable bed at the Ibis Styles Wroclaw Centrum, we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.  Continuing with the Alice in Wonderland theme, upturned wooden tables hang from the ceiling and furnishings include a checkerboard floor and playing card motifs on the walls.  We discovered a plentiful …

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Day 1. Wrocław, Poland – a city break

Poland has become one of my most visited countries, I enjoy spending time there so much.  After selecting Poznan for a festive break last year, this time we decided to head to Poland's fourth largest city Wrocław.  It's located on the Oder River in the Lower Silesian region of the south west of the country. …

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Entrance to Gdansk Shipyard sign

Day 4. Gdansk Shipyards and Amber Museum

We started off the final day of our weekend in Gdansk with a short tram ride to the European Solidarity Centre which was constructed alongside the historic shipyards.  It is free to enter the building but tickets are required for the permanent exhibition 30zl (£5.55). The exhibition begins with the widespread strikes of August 1980 following …

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Sopot, Poland

Day 3. Oliwa, Sopot & Gdynia – Poland

It was a bright, sunny morning just perfect for our planned trip to the neighbouring towns of Oliwa, Sopot and Gdynia.  As they are located close together it's very easy to combine a visit to all three by taking the SKM train from Gdansk Glowny station.  Our Gdansk Cards included the use of transport in the …

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National Maritime Museum, Gdansk

Day 2. Exploring Gdansk

Our day began with a visit to the National Maritime Museum along the historic riverside.  A combined entrance ticket 35zl (£6.50) can be purchased to include the museum ship Soldek moored alongside. Entrance is also included in the Gdańsk Card. The museum located in three restored old granaries is devoted to Gdańsk's role as a Baltic seaport …

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Long Market, Gdańsk

Day 1. Gdansk City Break

It was another early morning start for our journey to London Stansted airport for our 8.25 a.m. Ryanair flight to the Polish city of Gdansk.  We managed to catch up on some sleep during the flight and it seemed no time at all until we were touching down into Lech Walęsa airport at 11.30 a.m. …

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Central Warsaw

48 Hours in Warsaw

With cheap air fares, Warsaw is perfect for an inexpensive weekend break.  The Polish capital has much to offer with its picturesque old town, historical landmarks, museums and parks yet is often overlooked in favour of Krakow. Getting there: We took an early morning flight with Ryanair from Leeds-Bradford airport, arriving into Warsaw Modlin 35 …

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