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Gdansk: Malbork Castle Regular Tour

1. Gdansk: Malbork Castle Regular Tour

Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world built with 12-15 million bricks it is even bigger than Windsor Castle. Malbork Castle is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by over 500,000 tourists each year. It is home to a museum with 40 thousand items including one of Europe’s largest collection of medieval architectural elements, a collection of artistic amber wares – unique all over the world, an impressive set of old weapons and military equipment, or the extensive coin collection, relating to the historic mints in Malbork. Your tour will begin when you are picked up from your hotel by an English speaking driver in a comfortable AC minibus, that will take to Malbork. Accompanied by a guide you will be able to enjoy sightseeing of Malbork Castle including a visit to the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, which was at one point the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and St. Mary’s Church. You will also be able to explore the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions like a collection of weaponry, armor, flags and enormous Amber Museum. While you explore your guide will tell you all the interesting facts and stories of the castle. After your visit you will be taken back to your hotel.

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Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

2. Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and begin your exciting and interesting journey exploring this region. Arrive at the largest brick castle in the world, Malbork Castle. This is one of the most valuable Polish monuments and a unique fortified complex from the Middle Ages. Monumentally and majestically situated on the river Nogat, the castle makes a stunning impression. Take an audio guide tour around the castle then ask any questions you have to your tour guide.  Continue your journey and explore the secrets of the Żuławy Wiślane. Discover the Mennonite paths and the old arcade houses. Stop for lunch at a traditional wooden house here to refuel before beginning your return journey. On way back to your accommodation, visit the Westerplatte, the locale in which the first battle in the European theater of World War II was fought.

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Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

3. Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

On this 5-hour tour, a qualified guide will share with you the most interesting stories relating to Malbork Castle. The tour includes sightseeing the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, at one time the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, as well as a visit of St. Mary's Church and of the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Malbork Castle, beautifully situated by the River Nogat, is currently considered the biggest gothic fortress in Europe and is an impressive example of medieval defense architecture. In 1997 it was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and significant monuments in Poland.

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Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

4. Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A symbol of power and tradition, it is the largest Gothic brick castle in Europe. Visit this masterpiece of defense and residential architecture and explore the interior, including its interesting exhibitions. The 5-hour tour includes private transportation from your hotel in Gdansk or Sopot, with free time to explore the castle in Malbork and the surrounding area and return transportation. The driver is English-speaking and will help with buying tickets at the castle and organizing a castle guide.

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Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

5. Torun - City of Copernicus: Day Tour from Gdansk or Poznan

See one of the best examples of a medieval Gothic town in Poland, and one of the country’s oldest cities on a full-day guided tour from Gdansk or Poznan. Torun was the birthplace of Copernicus, the renowned astronomer who made the crucial discovery that Earth is not the center of the universe. During a walking tour of Torun’s Old Town you’ll visit the Copernicus House and the cathedral with its bell tower. Admire the splendid views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site from the tower. After seeing the sights of Old Town, there will be time to hunt for souvenirs. Try the gingerbread, a specialty of Torun that’s baked according to recipes dating from the 16th century! At the end of the tour you’ll be transferred back to your hotel in either Gdansk or Poznan.

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From Gdansk: 5-Hour Malbork Castle Tour

6. From Gdansk: 5-Hour Malbork Castle Tour

Explore Malbork Castle, the medieval capital of the Teutonic Order Knights in Eastern Europe on a 5-hour tour from Gdansk. You will have a guided visit to the biggest red brick gothic castle in the world, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The castle was built in Prussia by the Teutonic Knights, a German Roman Catholic religious order of the crusaders, in the form of an Ordensburg fortress. This is not only a chance to admire beautiful architecture but also to familiarize yourself with life in former times, see old technical devices, and view the Collection of Past Arms. The castle's cellars also host the "History of Amber" exhibition, presenting a collection of Baltic Sea amber and amber jewelry. At the end of the tour, you will transfer back to Gdansk.

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Toruń: Full-Day Tour of the City of Copernicus

7. Toruń: Full-Day Tour of the City of Copernicus

Travel back in time and explore the charming old city of Toruń on the banks of the River Vistula. With easy pick-ups from the Tri-City towns of Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia, you will drive south to see all the most significant monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, a guide will meet you to lead you through the Old Town, starting with the Leaning Tower, part of the city’s medieval walls. Left undamaged by World War II, the Old Town of Toruń was inscribed by UNESCO in 1997 for its largely intact medieval street plan and outstanding buildings. You will also explore the adjacent New Town, founded in 1264 and amalgamated into the Hanseatic League 12 years later. Admire the red-brick merchant houses and Gothic spires of churches, such as the late Gothic Church of St. James. Go to the ruins of the Castle of the Teutonic Order, destroyed by the town’s residents in 1454. Step into the house where Nicolaus Copernicus was born, and learn about his life and work in astronomy, continued at the Planetarium. Finally, sample some of Toruń’s famous gingerbread, baked according to a 16th-century recipe.

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From Warsaw: Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot Full Day Tour

8. From Warsaw: Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot Full Day Tour

A private driver will pick you up in Warsaw in a Mercedes car and will take you to Gdansk for a full-day tour. During this 3-hour tour, your local English-speaking guide will introduce you to this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city. Over 1,000 years-old, Gdansk is considered the amber capital of the world and the richest old city in the Baltic region. Visit the Gothic Town Hall of the Main City and stroll along the Long Market with its Fountain of Neptune from 1633. Visit St. Mary's Street a with its amber shops and admire St. Mary's Basilica, one of the largest brick churches in the world. From here, visit the Royal Chapel and then head to Korzenna Street to see the Old Town Hall. Also visit the Gdansk Shipyard with its famous port cranes. You can also visit the other Tri-City cities: Gdynia and Sopot. Sopot is a beautiful and popular resort. Visit Sopot’s main promenade and the longest wooden pier in Europe. In Gdynia, admire the Blyskawica and Dar Pomorza’ ships, a reminder of Poland’s rich naval history. After sightseeing and lunch, the driver will take you back to Warsaw and drop you off at your chosen location.

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From Warsaw: Full-Day Malbork Castle Tour by Private Car

9. From Warsaw: Full-Day Malbork Castle Tour by Private Car

Learn the medieval heritage of the Teutonic Castle in Malbork on a full-day excursion from Warsaw. Spend the day exploring what is considered the world's largest gothic castle complex as well as the churches and architecture in Malbork. Travel from Warsaw to Malbork in a private vehicle, suitable for up to 6 passengers. Upon arrival, join a group of visitors for a 3-hour tour with an English-speaking guide. After touring the castle, admire the mix of medieval and communist-era architecture in Malbork. Discover its churches and monuments and even choose to take a short boat cruise down the Nogat River (not included in the tour, please inform the local partner in advance) to take in the fortress from the water. Photograph the gothic-style St. Mary's Gate and the medieval sculpture of St. Elzbieta Turynska in the Old Town.  After sightseeing and lunch, return to the car for your return transfer to Warsaw. Travel in comfort with WiFi and bottled water included onboard. Upon arrival in Warsaw, you will be taken to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Fantastic trip

Our driver arranged pickup perfectly. The guide( an old lady, forgot her name) was very knowledgeable and friendly, to know every details of the castle, an very historical tour worth to see this spot if you stay in Gdansk. It was a little bit pity we went there in a cold rainy day. The castle is very beautiful and magnificent. We had a very good time for this half day tour.

Five star tour with Sebastian. Thank you for sharing much information about your beautiful city, Sebastian is very knowledgeable about his city’s history. He made the tour more interesting with sampling some local snacks, visiting a local smoked fish store and introducing the world of polish soups. The walk in the castle was great. Don’t miss this tour with Sebastian.

This was my first time using this service and first private tour. Our guide Alicia was excellent. Very kind and knowledgeable. Beautiful, unique, and interesting castle! Great value and great service. Fast, friendly, easy to book.

Very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour guide visiting Malborg and Westerplatte. Enjoyable ambience for very tasty lunch (pierogi miesne ruskie and excellent bub,groszk i koperek) .Thank you

Great tour, my guide was very well prepared and provide a great history lesson about Poland during the ride. I really enjoy this experience