1. Poland
  2. Pomerania Province
  3. Gdansk
  4. Motława

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Product ID: 266722
Take a pleasant cruise around Gdansk on board a 12-person replica of a historic Polish boat. Admire the city from a different perspective, learn the city's historical value, and see the city as it today.
About this activity
Duration: 80 minutes
Starting times 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Polish
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a cruise aboard a wooden replica of a historical Polish boat
  • Enjoy a pleasant cruise around Gdańsk without the crowds
  • Learn about the history of the city and its port
  • Pass through the canals and see places unavailable to larger vessels
  • See the areas where German submarines were produced during World War II
Full description
Discover Gdańsk from the water on board a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years. Used mainly in the 18th century, this intimate, wooden, and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places large ships are unable to go and thanks to the low number of passengers, you'll feel at ease and special.

Start the cruise from the former Gdańsk Shipyard that once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in place of the former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland.

Next, cruise on Motława River in the center of the Old Town. You’ll see many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses, and their new setting.

Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and the Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk port cranes that are the symbol of the city, and the internal quay of the Port of Gdansk.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Blanket

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Galar Gdański Przystań, Dokowa 1, 80-863 Gdańsk, Poland

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 87 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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The trip gave us an opportunity to see the city from a completely different perspective. The guide was very nice and friendly, he knew a lot and presented many interesting facts about the city. We did the trip in October and it was a little bit windy but the guides were prepared and had blankets for everyone. We highly recommend it!

October 6, 2019

Gdańsk Galley boat Tour 2019

Our guide and captain was very happy and jovial guy with a wealth of knowledge of the boat years and the buildings of Gdańsk. The galley boat was a different experience and amazingly the boat was built by the captain. The tour gave a great view of Gdańsk from the river. I would highly recommend this tour.

October 2, 2019

Well worth it! Memorable and fascinating.

Couldn't believe the approach to where we were to board - the amazing old shipyards and warehouses - which set the scene perfectly for our trip. It really is well worth walking there to sample a slightly different more off-the-beaten track bit of Gdansk. The whole cruise was excellent and our guide, Piotr, was really well informed and answered all our questions and expanded on so much that we wanted to know. It was a fantastic boat in excellent condition and we were taken further up and down the river than we imagined we would be able to go. You get to see such a lot from a different viewpoint and our guide's English was excellent so we found it a really enriching experience overall.

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September 7, 2019

Organized by

Fundacja Galar Gdański

Product ID: 266722