Warsaw — an exciting city break destination

March 14 2017, 2.11pm
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Fancy a city break this year but want to try somewhere a bit different?

Why not give Warsaw a whirl?

Poland’s capital city is becoming a popular destination at any time of the year but it’s really quite beautiful in the late spring and summer months when the temperatures start to rise and the wintry weather has given way to the new season.

With direct flights available from Scotland, it’s now even easier to visit Warsaw.

Explore this charming city and experience all that’s on offer within its fairytale architecture and some of its fascinating attractions and sights where you can learn more about Poland’s colourful history.

This vibrant and bustling capital is packed with museums, bars, nightlife and a whole lot of history.

Warsaw was left in tatters during World War II and had to be completely rebuilt. It is now a welcoming and progressive city with an impressive arts and culture scene.

With such a dramatic back-story, you can expect some fascinating places to visit during your stay. Museums are plentiful as are attractive and iconic landmarks to be explored and admired.

Warsaw’s Old Town – in fact, a relatively ‘new’ Old Town, is a great base from which to explore everything the city has to offer. This district was rebuilt from scratch after WWII and is now just absolutely charming and atmospheric with quaint streets and alleys, hidden gardens and courtyards.

Such is the beauty of the place that it is actually a UNESCO World heritage Site.

Here are a few suggestions on how to spend your days and nights when you get here:

Old Town Square

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The oldest part of Warsaw. Soak up the atmosphere whilst sampling a local beer or some traditional Polish food.

The Royal Route and Wilanów Palace

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The route taken by Polish kings from the Old Town to reach the palace at Wilanow. Here you can take in some stunning churches and monuments along the way.

The palace itself is one of the most beautiful structures in the country, complete with delightful gardens.  It is often referred to the Polish version of Versailles.

St John’s Cathedral

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A stunning Gothic church in the heart of the Old Town and also one of the oldest in Poland. Again, like much of the city, this structure was rebuilt, true to its original architectural design. The cathedral is open daily but visitors are not allowed in during Mass So check the times before you go.

Follow in Chopin’s footsteps

Frederic Chopin monument in Warsaws Royal Baths Park aka lazienki Park

Discover all the places that were dear to the heart of the famous Polish composer, Frederic Chopin. See where he lived, where he played and also the church where his heart is buried.

Museum of Warsaw Uprising

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A must for history buffs. The museum presents the story of the 1944 uprising which was a crucial part of the developments that led to the end of World War II.

So, as you can see, Warsaw has a lot to get through and you certainly won’t find yourself bored on a trip here.  Tick off the city highlights with a Warsaw walking tour.

Holiday Deals:

If you are thinking of heading for the Polish capital, there’s some good travel deals around :

Direct Return Flights to Warsaw from Edinburgh or Glasgow from £29pp

Best Rate Guarantee on Warsaw Hotels from Only £13 per night

3 Night Warsaw City Break Including Flights from £339pp

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