Frederic Chopin is widely held to be one of history's greatest pianists and a composer of notable repute. It is no surprise then that his home nation of Poland is set to revel in his brilliance throughout 2009, the 200th anniversary of his birth.
Born in the small village of Żelazowa Wola, in the Duchy of Warsaw, Chopin would go on to achieve acclaim thanks to both his virtuosity and technically demanding, yet deeply expressive compositions.
A significant period of Chopin's life was spent in Paris, in fact it was here that he died on October 17, 1849, but it is in his native Poland that a new tour has been devised to visit the sights associated with the great pianist.
"At a time when we are celebrating Chopins 200th birthday, this tour gives visitors to the region a unique insight to his life. It gives people the opportunity to walk in his footsteps in a wonderful part of the country," said acting director of the Polish National Tourist Office, Ewa Bikin.
Flights to Poland operate from Heathrow Airport, with regular services taking travellers to Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines. And what better complement to your holiday than an overnight stay at an airport hotel either before or after your flight?
The 3-star Heathrow Master Robert is an ideal choice for just such an occasion. Located approximately three-and-a-half miles from the airport, staying at the hotel will eliminate any last minute rushes to the airport, as well as provide the opportunity to enjoy a good night's sleep before your flight.
Room at the Heathrow Master Robert with up to eight days' holiday parking.
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