Gdansk
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  • Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

    1. 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, ...

    A highly enjoyable and very informative tour through the Motowa river and canals on a historical Polish boat. The best way to enjoy and find out about the city.

  • Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

    2. Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

    Learn the facts and legends of the historic city of Gdańsk on a private walking tour of the highlights and main attractions. Marvel at the former gates of the Old Town, including the Upland Gate at the start of the Royal Way. Hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in former days. Continue to Long Market and the Town Hall. Then, pass Neptune Fountain and Arthur's Court (Dwor Artusa) to see the former meeting point of the city’s merchants, now a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum. Go inside the court, where the walls are covered with friezes of mythological and historical characters. Continue to the Green Gate overlooking the Motlawa River. Then, enter St. Mary's Church, the largest brick church in the world. End your two hours of sightseeing at the imposing Great Armory and admire one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city. Listen to de...

    Having been to Gdańsk many times before, we were amazed that our tour guide Gabriella was not only able to enhance our knowledge of a truly wonderful part of the world, but also our appreciation, making for an unforgettable experience. We highly this tour and our incredible guide.

  • Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

    3. 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 gol...

    The guide was super knowledgeable and had a wonderful insight of the city. Fantastic tour

  • Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

    4. 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.

    We kayaked 6+km in light rain. It was good exercise and fun. Piotr was very patient and a gracious guide. I would do this tour again and would recommend this to anyone that is at least a little fit. You will have fun! There is a little shop near the kayak spot where you can buy cheap drinks and snacks too.

  • Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

    5. 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. 

    Great tour, you get to learn a lot and kayak at the same time! Guide is very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Gdansk.

  • Gdańsk: Everyday Bike Tour

    6. Gdańsk: Everyday Bike Tour

    Gdańsk is one of the most bike-friendly cities in Poland, and cycling is part of the local culture. Enjoy a guided bike tour of Gdańsk and get to experience the city the way the locals do. On your tour, you will be provided with a fascinating telling of the city's history from your professional and experienced guide. The tour is also a great chance to make some new friends during your time in Gdańsk. Get some exercise and enjoy the perfect way to spend a glorious summer day in the city. This tour is a must for those who want to get to know the city better. During your tour, you will discover the Old Town. Your guide will tell you about its historical monuments and delve into the regenerated Low Town. There, amidst the greenery, canals and the beautiful architecture, you will hear about the extraordinary mysteries of this part of town. Explore old forts from XVII century on and Gradowa ...

    It was very exciting an refreshing experience. Our guide was very kind and she was passionate explaning history of Gdansk.

  • Electric Scooter Gdańsk: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

    7. Electric Scooter Gdańsk: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

    Explore Gdansk's old town and have fun on an electric scooter. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. The environmentally-friendly electric scooters avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Instead, jump aboard and ride your own scooter from location to location. The tour will last 90 minutes during which you will get the essence of Gdansk's old town. After a brief training session, the tour will head past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Your guide will relate their history and recommend other places to visit during your stay in Gdansk.

    fantadtic value, our guide wad so entheusistic and professional...best way to discover the old town and its amazing history.

  • Gdansk: Individual Sightseeing Tour with Audio Guide

    8. Gdansk: Individual Sightseeing Tour with Audio Guide

    In additional to beautiful monuments, romantic corners, interesting shops and plenty of restaurants, Gdansk offers countless events and attractions in season. It can be difficult to decide what to see and do, but this audio guided tour does all the work for you. Almost all of the sites on the guide are within a 15-20 minute walk, and to make it even easier, you will receive a map along with the device. Just put on your headphones and get ready to spend 3 hours taking in the city’s top attractions. The recordings are interesting and will be engaging even for youngsters. Your guide may be King Neptune, the great astronomer Jan Heweliusz or even the Emperor Napoleon. This audio guide features 40 recordings on over 20 sites, in 4 languages. There are not any suggested routes in audio guide Gdansk. You decide what you want to see, which stories to listen to and which one to choose first. ...

    Excellent insight into this fabulous old part of the city. Easy 3 hour walk, having time for lunch and coffee. Loved this experience, as we were there for only a day.

  • Gdansk: Gdansk, Sopot and Westerplatte Private Guided Tour

    9. Gdansk: Gdansk, Sopot and Westerplatte Private Guided Tour

    Start with a walking tour in Sopot to admire the city's impressive architecture. See the former Kasino-Hotel, where Hitler stayed during the capitulation of the Polish army. Then go for a peaceful stroll on the famous pier opposite the hotel. Next is a guided tour of Gdansk Old Town. Stop to appreciate magnificent buildings like Arthur’s Court. Discover all the places linked to WWII history, such as Piwna Street where Hitler was greeted years ago. The final stop will be Westerplatte, which was also visited by Hitler. He was surprised that the Polish army managed to defend the city for so long against the Germans. See the huge monument built in memory of the Defenders of the Polish Coast.

  • Gdansk: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

    10. Gdansk: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

    Explore Gdansk's Shipyard and have fun on a Segway. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. Avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Ride your Segway from location to location. Get the essence of Gdansk's Shipyard. After a brief training session, you will head past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Get other recommendations from your guide about other places to visit during your stay in Gdansk.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 157 reviews

We kayaked 6+km in light rain. It was good exercise and fun. Piotr was very patient and a gracious guide. I would do this tour again and would recommend this to anyone that is at least a little fit. You will have fun! There is a little shop near the kayak spot where you can buy cheap drinks and snacks too.

It was a great, relaxing cruise down the river through the beautiful old town. Our guide Piotr was very knowledgeable and had excellent English, and he also knew German as well. If you're doing a river cruise through Gdansk, you must make it a Galar boat cruise!

It was an absolute delight! Our guide Veronica was very personal about her city, told us a lot of stories both historical and contemporary. She provided umbrellas when rain was pouring. Would repeat it when in Gdansk. Recommend it when traveling with kids!

A highly enjoyable and very informative tour through the Motowa river and canals on a historical Polish boat. The best way to enjoy and find out about the city.

It was very exciting an refreshing experience. Our guide was very kind and she was passionate explaning history of Gdansk.