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Gdansk & Warsaw

Visit two of Poland's largest cities to unearth a wealth of history, architecture and culture

7 nights from £499 pp

Depart: UK Airports

Gdansk and Warsaw will fascinate with their mix of communist façades, attractive gabled townhouses and history stretching back through the centuries...

Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £499pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £599pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly direct to Gdansk. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 2

Gdansk: The beautiful port city, which in the sixteenth century was the most important Baltic port, has survived many years under communist rule with its beautiful Old Town intact.

Day 3

Gdansk: A must see is the incredible St Mary’s Church, the largest brick church in the world. Built in 1379, it is over 100 meters long and the nave is 60 meters wide and can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Similarly, the Oliwa Cathedral is the longest Cistercian church in the world and houses art treasures in the renaissance, baroque and classical style.  The Crane over the Motlawa River is an unmistakable symbol of Gdansk and is one of few surviving treadmill cranes. Destroyed by the Russians in 1945, it has now been restored and provides a great background for the National Maritime Museum.

Day 4

Make your own to the station for the journey by rail to Warsaw where you will spend 4 nights. The journey time is approximately 2 hours 50 minutes.

Day 5

Warsaw: There is much to see and learn in Warsaw.  An absolute must is a visit to the Stare Miasto (Old Town).  Although completely obliterated during the war, the area has been painstakingly reconstructed with the look and feel of the city prior to its destruction, even using the original bricks where possible. The Rynek Starego Miasta (Market Square) dates back to the 13th century and has a lively atmosphere and a choice of cafes, bars and restaurants to just sit, relax and watch the world go by.

Day 6

Warsaw: Music lovers will not want to miss the Chopin Museum set in the fabulous 17th-century baroque Ostrogski Palace. With four floors of listening booths, interactive multimedia displays and musical memorabilia this is a fascinating venue suitable for all ages and a definite Warsaw pre-requisite.

Day 7

Warsaw: The Palace of Culture and Science is well worth a visit during your time in Warsaw. Rising 231 metres into the Warsaw skyline, the chances are you won't fail to spot the building even if you choose not to visit. Gifted to Warsaw by Stalin and completed in 1955, this rather controversial building is the largest and tallest structure in Poland and visitors to the viewing platform on the 30th floor can take in far-reaching views over the city in every direction.

Day 8

Join the private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Direct flights from UK airports to Gdansk returning from Warsaw
 3 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Gdansk
 4 nights central 3* hotel sharing a twin/double room in Warsaw
 Standard class rail travel from Gdansk to Warsaw
 Return private airport transfers
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… A comfortable hotel conveniently located for exploring the Old Town.

Location… Situated in the city centre on Sieroca street, just a few hundred metres from the most admired architectural treasures of Gdansk.

Accommodation… All rooms have access to the internet free of charge, and are equipped with a writing-desk, tea and coffee brewing facility, LCD TV and safety deposit box.

Facilities… The Bonum Restaurant, located in the hotel’s cellar, offers European cuisine with Polish and Kashubian accents.

Transport… The main railway station is 850m away.

3 Reviews

Our opinion… A modern hotel close to the beautiful Old Town. Lazienki Palace and Garden Complex, as well as numerous museums and historical sites are within easy walking distance of this lovely property.

Location... Pl. Konstytucji 1. The MDM City Centre is located just 200 metres from the Politechnika Metro Station and overlooks the Warsaw’s famous Constitution Square.

Accommodation…134 guestrooms have minimalist decor, minibars, sitting areas, televisions with satellite channels and pay movies, and wireless Internet access.

Facilities… Upstairs Bar & Bistro specialises in international and Polish dishes. Guests can enjoy a drink while admiring the views of the city.

Transport... Located next to bus and tram stops. Warszawa Centralna Railway Station is just 1.3 km away.

14 Reviews

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