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Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

1. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

2. Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

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.

Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

3. Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

Experience breathtaking views of the setting sun against the background of shipyard cranes. Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish riverboat used for over 400 years. An intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the low number of passengers, feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which was unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Next, go on a cruise on Motława - the center of the Old Town. 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 the Ołowianka Island and Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk cranes.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

4. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

Explore the sights along the Motlawa River in Gdańsk on this sightseeing catamaran cruise. Step back in time as you learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from your audio guide. Admire sights like Polish Hook cape, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. Start your sailing adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of the Old Motlawa district at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. Get up close to the Green Gate and sail past the 15th-century crane attached to the National Maritime Museum. Cruise by the vibrant fish market and the modern apartment blocks in Brabank. Check out the old boats in the Gdansk Marina and see part of the Vistula river. Capture pictures of the Polish Hook cape and large industrial cranes in the Gdansk Shipyards. Go by the remains of a wall a Teutonic Castle and sail along the Dlugie Pobrzeze promenade. See how the warehouse ruins on Granary island have been redeveloped and take in views of Ołowianka Island. End your tour by returning to Green bridge.

Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

5. Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

Many visitors to Gdansk opt for a cruise, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a unique side of the city. Embark on a beginner-friendly kayak your with easy-to-learn techniques — a must-do for any tourist in this beautiful Polish port city. Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City in the evening, as you paddle through canals.  Take advantage of the freedom to access locations inaccessible to cruise ships. As you paddle down the river, pass 2 of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island. Make your way past attractions such as The Crane, Olowianka Footbridge, the beautiful Radunia Canal, as well as Gdansk Shipyard and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

Gdansk: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

6. Gdansk: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beauty of Gdansk on a self-guided audio tour. Walk at your own pace and admire the stunning architecture of one of the port cities of Poland. Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere while listening to fascinating facts and stories about the city. Take a stroll through the Royal Road of Gdansk and gain cultural insights about Gdansk. Admire the incredible architecture of the Upland Gate, Amber Museum, Golden Gate, Gdansk History Museum, and Artus Court. Visit the Long Market to see the beautiful souvenirs available at an affordable price. Continue to see the scenic Neptune's Fountain, the Green Gate, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Basilica, and the Great Armoury. You will be transported back in time over 700 years as you visit locations once patronized by European royalty. Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour to one of the most charming cities in Poland.

Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

7. Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the compact Old Town of Gdansk to see a unique blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Mannerist architecture lining some of the most beautiful streets and squares in Europe. Perfect for those with limited time to explore, a professional guide will introduce you to an interesting assortment of monuments, telling fascinating stories along the way. Start at the Golden Gate, once part of the old city’s fortifications. Continue to the Torture Chamber, where executions were carried out until the middle of the 19th century. Next, go to the 16th-century Upland Gate, the main entry point of the Old Town, where the king of Poland would arrive in the city from Warsaw. Continue along the Royal Way to Long Market and the Town Hall. The focal point of Long Market is the Neptune Fountain of the sea god. Walk down to the banks of the Motława River before visiting The Crane, revealing the city’s golden age of trade. Pass St. Mary's Church, thought to be the largest brick church in the world, to end at the imposing Great Armoury, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city.

Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

8. Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

Join a kayak tour and experience Gdansk by the water! Many tourists take ferry rides, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a side to the city most people don't see. Enjoy a beginner friendly kayak tour with easy to learn techniques, a must for any visitor to Gdansk.  Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City, paddle through canals and enjoy freedom to access locations inaccessible to tourist ferries.  As you paddle down the river, pass two of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and make your way past attractions such as The Crane, Olowianka Footbridge, the beautiful Radunia Canal, as well as Gdansk Shipyard and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic. 

Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

9. Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery on a family-friendly walking tour of Gdańsk, and let your little explorers become amber prospectors at the Amber Court Museum! Make history fun as you follow a guide who will set your children tasks and introduce them to many exciting adventures. Let them take control of the model ships and yachts at the People's Ship Ports, and scramble up 400 stairs for a view of Gdańsk from the top of St. Mary's Tower.  Learn all about the toys that helped shape Gdańsk between 1920 and 1980, and take part in many other thrilling experiences and activities. Along the way, hear more about the city's historical architecture, what it was like to live here in the Middle Ages, and how contemporary life continues to inform its history.   

Malbork Castle: 6-Hour Private Tour to the Largest Castle

10. Malbork Castle: 6-Hour Private Tour to the Largest Castle

Visit Malbork Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved Gothic strongholds in the world, on a 6-hour excursion from Gdansk. The castle dates from the end of the 13th century, and was a seat of the Teutonic Knights Order. The giant fortress required nearly 5 million bricks to build, and was constructed in 3 sections. It is one of a very few strongholds in the world that were never captured in battle. Spend 3 hours touring the Grand Masters Palace and the Great Refectory, and see the many chambers and towers, and also medieval armor and weapons. Hear tales about brave knights and the battles fought between Poland and the Teutonic Order.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Molt recommendable. The staff is friendly, the information they give during the passeig is very interesting and the trip is very comfortable, ideal for 4 or 5 people. It's a great way to get to know Gdansk from a different perspective. Caldria millorar the information on how to get to the point of sortida.

We had a good time strolling around the city, listening to the interesting facts and the city's history.

Great yacht, very friendly staff, entertaining and interesting tour at a reasonable price.

It was amazing! Myself and my friends were impressed. Definitely worth it. 10/10 ☺️

I really enjoyed the little boat ride in the night!