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A few tips and recommendations required

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A few tips and recommendations required

Hi we will be visiting wroclaw in December for 4 nights and really looking forward to exploring the city, we would also like to visit the Africanarium whilst there, how would be the best way to get there from the city centre and do we require tickets in advance? Whilst in the city we may require the services of a reliable taxi to get about so if anyone has any recommendations that’d be welcome. What are the must-see/must do’s in the city incase we miss them? Are there any escape rooms? We also love shopping, what are the best malls and shopping areas for a spot of retail therapy? Also any shops to buy English tobacco and restaurant recommendations would be nice. Thank you

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1. Re: A few tips and recommendations required

There's a tram stop right outside the zoo entrance so it's no problem to get there. You don't need tickets in advance, you can buy them from a machine at the zoo entrance using a credit card. You can also pay by credit card on the trams. You shouldn't need a taxi unless you're staying somewhere really out of the way.

Galeria Domenikanska is a big shopping mall and easy to find, very near the centre.

My top must-see would be the Panorama Raclawice.

Wroclaw, Poland
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2. Re: A few tips and recommendations required

OK, many questions, then from beginning:

1. ZOO - easy transport by tram (line 2,4,10) - route planner www.jakdojade.pl, you can begin your journey from Galeria Dominikanska tram stop (by the mall). Remeber to vaidate you ticket onboard, if you have paper ticket, bought from ticket machine on the street. Ticket machines onboard sell just "virtual" ticket which will be stored in your credit card. Only CC payment in tram/bus in Wroclaw. Another option is to use boat from Wyspa Piasek to back entrance to ZOO. 15zl OW river cruise.

2. Taxis - reliable taxis are Wicar Taxi (+48725717171) and Ryba Taxi (+48713067067). You have to call operator and order your car. Alternatively, use taxi apps for Android or iOS like Uber or Taxify. Travelling within Wroclaw centre costs usually 15-25zl.

3. Must see - Centrum Historii Zajezdnia, ZOO and Afrykarium, Ostrow Tumski, Panorama Raclawicka, Papugarnia Wroclaw, Hydropolis, Museums

4. Escape rooms - thare are plety of escape rooms, just google Escape Rooms Wroclaw and you will find dozen of them

5. Shopping - Wroclaw is the best in Poland regarding mall. We simply have too many of them. Here you have in my opinnion best ones: Wroclavia, Magnolia Park, Galeria Dominikanska, Pasaz Grunwaldzki and Renoma.

Wroclaw is all about wandering and taking short brakes for caffee, beer or something stronger in ubiquitous caffes and pubs! Visit Boguslawskiego street, not far from Wroclavia mall and Main Railway Station - many bars and eating places full of locals.

Have a good time!

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3. Re: A few tips and recommendations required

Wow thanks for the brilliant replies, very helpful

dallas tx.
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4. Re: A few tips and recommendations required

if you stay at the europeum,you have the old town right there in front across the busy but well organized street.....and behind the hotel you have the charming untouristy neighborhood of the white stork synagogue.....the puro hotel is in this area.....if you stay at the nearby dikul hotel,you cross the busy street to get to sw. mikolaj street with all its restaurants,bars etc. leading to the rynek

dallas tx.
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5. Re: A few tips and recommendations required

on the rynek is my favorite pierogi restaurant in the world.....kaczma lwowski…..order the 3 type mix.....if you like very lite beer,get the house wheat beer....too lite for me but some might like that

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