From London: Poland (Gdansk) Long Weekend 2-4 December Xmas Market Break ​Total price £89.96/£44.98pp
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From London: Poland (Gdansk) Long Weekend 2-4 December Xmas Market Break ​Total price £89.96/£44.98pp

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Edited by:"rachelandgromit"Found 7th Nov
Here is a great long weekend Christmas break Saturday - Monday, a two night Xmas break to Gdansk.

Book flights on ryanair.com £39.96

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The apartment is Apartament Kameralny na Starówce which is in a great location in the old town. Book it on booking.com £50 (including cleaning fee).

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Total price £89.96/£44.98pp

Top comments

Gennip1 h, 43 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??


Of course there is! Most of us left to replace people who couldn't do their jobs right and/or relied on welfare support too much. The other 35-40 mil is still left in the country if that's what you're asking .

Most of them gone to replace useless people ;*

Really pretty city in the old Town. Loads of history if ww2 is your thing as well. Make sure to check out the ww2 museum, it is brilliantly set out and informative. Also take a break and make the short walk to the post Office memorial and read up on the back story to it.

Is there anyone left in Poland??
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see you there

Wouldn't mind going there for good as they say it is great

Can recommend Hotel Artus, if the accommodation is full. Great location & lovely hotel.

Really pretty city in the old Town. Loads of history if ww2 is your thing as well. Make sure to check out the ww2 museum, it is brilliantly set out and informative. Also take a break and make the short walk to the post Office memorial and read up on the back story to it.

Sounds lovely thanks Op!

Is there anyone left in Poland??

Most of them gone to replace useless people ;*

Gennip1 h, 43 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??


Of course there is! Most of us left to replace people who couldn't do their jobs right and/or relied on welfare support too much. The other 35-40 mil is still left in the country if that's what you're asking .

Extend it if possible & visit Sopot as it's lovely & Westerplatte if you're into history ( World War 2 started there ) . Also don't miss Neptune's Fountain in Gdansk Old Town.

darren90304 h, 14 m ago

Extend it if possible & visit Sopot as it's lovely & Westerplatte if …Extend it if possible & visit Sopot as it's lovely & Westerplatte if you're into history ( World War 2 started there ) . Also don't miss Neptune's Fountain in Gdansk Old Town.



If you do visit Sopot wrap up warm! I was there last week and the wind whipping off the Baltic was vicious! I bet it is stunning during the summer on the pier. It was so cold I had to have a mulled mead in one of the shops on the pedestrianised street. Bummer!
Edited by: "Siddas" 8th Nov

Great thankyou , any one now how far it is to krakow from Gdańsk, thankyou

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traceykins21 m ago

Great thankyou , any one now how far it is to krakow from Gdańsk, thankyou


I think it's over 7 hrs on the train. Warsaw is about 3 and half on train.

Gdansk is lovely and the accommodation looks good value. The downside to this deal are the late flights (need to consider transport and checking-in, especially if flights delayed) and Ryanair who charge lots of extras (including to sit with your partner/family), have cancelled lots of flights recently as has been in the news, and have a poor reputation for helping customers if anything goes wrong.

Gennip10 h, 10 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??



My parents, grandparents & my dog

I'm still trying to work out how it's a long weekend, 2 nights, Sat Sun nights.

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pat000050 m ago

I'm still trying to work out how it's a long weekend, 2 nights, Sat Sun …I'm still trying to work out how it's a long weekend, 2 nights, Sat Sun nights.


Flights doesn't get back until 11:40pm on Monday, so Saturday, Sunday, Monday. That is a long weekend to me but I guess it means different things to different people.

be aware there is a surcharge for check in out of hours (which it will be due the arrival time of the flight)

The Solidarity Centre in Gdansk is possibly the best museum / exhibition that I have ever visited. Not only is the story fascinating, there are really innovative ways of telling it. There's a riot van which you get into to watch a video about civil unrest. There's a TV studio and you stand behind a camera, put on headphones and watch a video with political interviews. You can get into an old shipyard crane for another exhibition.

If you go to Gdansk, as well as the beautiful architecture, be sure to visit this.

Gdansk and Sopot are lovely. Thoroughly recommend this deal.

Ryanair? Cold

Gennip13 h, 37 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??



You should move to Poland then

And remember guys, it’s safe. No risk of being run over by some peaceful bearded man or getting your face sprayed with acid during the stay!

Gennip14 h, 12 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??


No, that is why it is so cheap to go there. It is a ghost town now. Good that this offer if for 2 people, otherwise you would be there alone.
Edited by: "knocik" 8th Nov

rachelandgromit3 h, 27 m ago

Flights doesn't get back until 11:40pm on Monday, so Saturday, Sunday, …Flights doesn't get back until 11:40pm on Monday, so Saturday, Sunday, Monday. That is a long weekend to me but I guess it means different things to different people.


But you are getting there at 21:55 on Saturday, so it doesn't count as full day, only night. That means you are there only on Sunday and Monday.

I've got some questions and would be great if anyone knowledgeable could make a serious reply to them
* what would be the main attractions
* how safe is it
* as we are an Eurasian couple non polish speakers would it be ok to move around
any other suggestions to other places to visit instead?
thanks in advance

Poland is great, friendly and full of culture.Some of the comments are downright ignorant, don't be so rude.

rui.leo1 h, 7 m ago

I've got some questions and would be great if anyone knowledgeable could …I've got some questions and would be great if anyone knowledgeable could make a serious reply to them * what would be the main attractions* how safe is it* as we are an Eurasian couple non polish speakers would it be ok to move aroundany other suggestions to other places to visit instead?thanks in advance


Ok - I will try and answer your questions in order. Bear in mind I am no expert but have been a few times.

The main attractions. Well the Christmas Markets would be a biggy if you took advantage of this deal obviously. Gdansk has a lot of history with WW2. It is where the first shots were fired in anger. If that doesn't float your boat then for more modern history is the Solidarity museum and the story behind the first signs of breaking the communist stranglehold on the Slav and Balkan countries. It was a major achievement at the time and for those of us of a certain age it was all over the news but didn't really mean much to me at the time. The city itself is picture postcard stunning in the old town. There are a great deal of decent bars and restaurants just off the beaten track. There is a good guide to what to see here - inyourpocket.com/dat…nsk - just put any email in so long as it is in the xx@xx.com it will accept it but I would recommend adding your proper one as there is a wealth of info on the download and on other cities from that site. Food is very good quality and drinks are cheapish. Cheaper than the UK but not as cheap as other cities in Poland. There is a growing secne of micro breweries and craft beer places which are brilliant and offer modern takes on classic Polish dishes.

Is it safe? Yes but I would have a caveat with that answer. As in the UK or anywhere else just use a bit of common sense. You get the odd beggar round the sites but be polite and they don't hassle you. Obviously don't go flaunting your designer gear and iphone off the main city centre but that is just common sense. I have never seen any trouble and found the locals to be very polite and helpful.

Is it safe for non Polish speakers. Yes totally. A lot of signs and menus are in English. Most people speak English as their second language and will be as helpful as they can be.

Can we move around. Yes - the trains are very safe as are the trams and buses. Again you will get help buying tickets etc. Just remember to validate them! Taxis will try it on but just stick to a set fee in advance.

Any other places. Warsaw is immense. Mixing the sprawling new town (which is a bit like London with high rise buildings and busy streets) with the old town which is rich in history and again very pretty to see. Other places of interest are Poznan and Wroclaw. They are more Germanic feeling in that everything is built round a town square. I would say Wroclaw and Gdansk are the nicer places to visit. Again download the guides from the site linked above and see for yourself.

Hope this helps.

Oh - and as regards the rude comments from some on here which have now been removed - have a trip out to Poland and see for yourself what it is like before commenting. I feel sorry for the Poles that have had to come here to earn money and leave such a beautiful country behind. I would take Gdansk over Crewe any day!!!
Edited by: "Siddas" 8th Nov

Poland is a extremely cheap country to visit,don't forget Auschwitz it is free to visit this Horror museum.

Gennip21 h, 18 m ago

Is there anyone left in Poland??


Nigel ... Is that you?

Gussy_Fink_Nottle1 h, 48 m ago

Poland is a extremely cheap country to visit,don't forget Auschwitz it is …Poland is a extremely cheap country to visit,don't forget Auschwitz it is free to visit this Horror museum.


It's a 6 hour drive from Gdansk to Auschwitz!

speric0720 m ago

It's a 6 hour drive from Gdansk to Auschwitz!

It's six hours back !🐴

Siddas5 h, 12 m ago

Ok - I will try and answer your questions in order. Bear in mind I am no …Ok - I will try and answer your questions in order. Bear in mind I am no expert but have been a few times.The main attractions. Well the Christmas Markets would be a biggy if you took advantage of this deal obviously. Gdansk has a lot of history with WW2. It is where the first shots were fired in anger. If that doesn't float your boat then for more modern history is the Solidarity museum and the story behind the first signs of breaking the communist stranglehold on the Slav and Balkan countries. It was a major achievement at the time and for those of us of a certain age it was all over the news but didn't really mean much to me at the time. The city itself is picture postcard stunning in the old town. There are a great deal of decent bars and restaurants just off the beaten track. There is a good guide to what to see here - https://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/gdansk - just put any email in so long as it is in the xx@xx.com it will accept it but I would recommend adding your proper one as there is a wealth of info on the download and on other cities from that site. Food is very good quality and drinks are cheapish. Cheaper than the UK but not as cheap as other cities in Poland. There is a growing secne of micro breweries and craft beer places which are brilliant and offer modern takes on classic Polish dishes.Is it safe? Yes but I would have a caveat with that answer. As in the UK or anywhere else just use a bit of common sense. You get the odd beggar round the sites but be polite and they don't hassle you. Obviously don't go flaunting your designer gear and iphone off the main city centre but that is just common sense. I have never seen any trouble and found the locals to be very polite and helpful.Is it safe for non Polish speakers. Yes totally. A lot of signs and menus are in English. Most people speak English as their second language and will be as helpful as they can be.Can we move around. Yes - the trains are very safe as are the trams and buses. Again you will get help buying tickets etc. Just remember to validate them! Taxis will try it on but just stick to a set fee in advance.Any other places. Warsaw is immense. Mixing the sprawling new town (which is a bit like London with high rise buildings and busy streets) with the old town which is rich in history and again very pretty to see. Other places of interest are Poznan and Wroclaw. They are more Germanic feeling in that everything is built round a town square. I would say Wroclaw and Gdansk are the nicer places to visit. Again download the guides from the site linked above and see for yourself.Hope this helps.Oh - and as regards the rude comments from some on here which have now been removed - have a trip out to Poland and see for yourself what it is like before commenting. I feel sorry for the Poles that have had to come here to earn money and leave such a beautiful country behind. I would take Gdansk over Crewe any day!!!



You've just given the perfect answer & in your pocket guides are the most up to date you can get. I've been to most Polish Cities & Wroclaw & Gdansk indeed are two of the prettiest. ( Warsaw Old Town is wonderful though ) . Just a tip to anyone : Most Airports have copies of in your pocket available for free ( or a small fee in some places ) at the tourism desk.

As regards taxis trying it on, the one taxi I got in Gdansk was as expensive as a London black cab. Not very far, but about £20 on the meter. The remainder I did with Uber which is cheaper than London Uber. I had one Uber I had to cancel, I got hit with the cancellation charge, I pleaded my case to Uber Poland and got it refunded.

When the person above describes themselves as a Eurasian couple, which is a term I am not familiar with, I have to say that I didn't see any black or non-white people in Gdansk in my four days there. Even in an Indian restaurant we were served by Polish girls. I am sure it would be no danger to anyone who isn't white, but it is worth noting.

rachelandgromit8th Nov

I think it's over 7 hrs on the train. Warsaw is about 3 and half on train.


You can get from Gdansk to Krakow on an EIP train in roughly 5 hours these days. More details here: intercity.pl/en/

darren903021 h, 11 m ago

You've just given the perfect answer & in your pocket guides are the most …You've just given the perfect answer & in your pocket guides are the most up to date you can get. I've been to most Polish Cities & Wroclaw & Gdansk indeed are two of the prettiest. ( Warsaw Old Town is wonderful though ) . Just a tip to anyone : Most Airports have copies of in your pocket available for free ( or a small fee in some places ) at the tourism desk.



Thanks for the kind words. Didn't know about the free version of in your pocket - I will save my ink next time!

Siddas8th Nov

Ok - I will try and answer your questions in order. Bear in mind I am no …Ok - I will try and answer your questions in order. Bear in mind I am no expert but have been a few times.The main attractions. Well the Christmas Markets would be a biggy if you took advantage of this deal obviously. Gdansk has a lot of history with WW2. It is where the first shots were fired in anger. If that doesn't float your boat then for more modern history is the Solidarity museum and the story behind the first signs of breaking the communist stranglehold on the Slav and Balkan countries. It was a major achievement at the time and for those of us of a certain age it was all over the news but didn't really mean much to me at the time. The city itself is picture postcard stunning in the old town. There are a great deal of decent bars and restaurants just off the beaten track. There is a good guide to what to see here - https://www.inyourpocket.com/data/download/gdansk - just put any email in so long as it is in the xx@xx.com it will accept it but I would recommend adding your proper one as there is a wealth of info on the download and on other cities from that site. Food is very good quality and drinks are cheapish. Cheaper than the UK but not as cheap as other cities in Poland. There is a growing secne of micro breweries and craft beer places which are brilliant and offer modern takes on classic Polish dishes.Is it safe? Yes but I would have a caveat with that answer. As in the UK or anywhere else just use a bit of common sense. You get the odd beggar round the sites but be polite and they don't hassle you. Obviously don't go flaunting your designer gear and iphone off the main city centre but that is just common sense. I have never seen any trouble and found the locals to be very polite and helpful.Is it safe for non Polish speakers. Yes totally. A lot of signs and menus are in English. Most people speak English as their second language and will be as helpful as they can be.Can we move around. Yes - the trains are very safe as are the trams and buses. Again you will get help buying tickets etc. Just remember to validate them! Taxis will try it on but just stick to a set fee in advance.Any other places. Warsaw is immense. Mixing the sprawling new town (which is a bit like London with high rise buildings and busy streets) with the old town which is rich in history and again very pretty to see. Other places of interest are Poznan and Wroclaw. They are more Germanic feeling in that everything is built round a town square. I would say Wroclaw and Gdansk are the nicer places to visit. Again download the guides from the site linked above and see for yourself.Hope this helps.Oh - and as regards the rude comments from some on here which have now been removed - have a trip out to Poland and see for yourself what it is like before commenting. I feel sorry for the Poles that have had to come here to earn money and leave such a beautiful country behind. I would take Gdansk over Crewe any day!!!


Thank you very much for spending a good amount of time giving an honest and detailed answer.
my questions were genuine as an ignorant to the city and pretty much to the culture overall. I do have polish friends, however this never came into mind.
i will see if I can get those days free and give it a look.
once again thank you! If the community were more like you, it would be a lot better to check the comments.

Devro9th Nov

As regards taxis trying it on, the one taxi I got in Gdansk was as …As regards taxis trying it on, the one taxi I got in Gdansk was as expensive as a London black cab. Not very far, but about £20 on the meter. The remainder I did with Uber which is cheaper than London Uber. I had one Uber I had to cancel, I got hit with the cancellation charge, I pleaded my case to Uber Poland and got it refunded.When the person above describes themselves as a Eurasian couple, which is a term I am not familiar with, I have to say that I didn't see any black or non-white people in Gdansk in my four days there. Even in an Indian restaurant we were served by Polish girls. I am sure it would be no danger to anyone who isn't white, but it is worth noting.


Something passed on to me by my polish friends even. In some places of Poland people will still be a bit racist. Not that even in London people wouldn't tbh

rui.leo7 h, 47 m ago

Thank you very much for spending a good amount of time giving an honest …Thank you very much for spending a good amount of time giving an honest and detailed answer.my questions were genuine as an ignorant to the city and pretty much to the culture overall. I do have polish friends, however this never came into mind.i will see if I can get those days free and give it a look.once again thank you! If the community were more like you, it would be a lot better to check the comments.



Glad I could be a help to you. Feel free to pm me if you need any more info. This deal is very good. 2 full days is enough to see this beautiful city.
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