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Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Activity provider: Fundacja Szerokie Wody
Water activity

Warsaw: Traditional Galar Cruise on The Vistula River

Activity provider: Fundacja Szerokie Wody

From US$ 13.82 per person

Board a replica of the traditional folk boat Galar and take a cruise down the Vistula River. Discover the city's unique sights along the way.

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Duration 1 hour
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Admire views of the Old Town from the water
  • Enjoy a cruise on a traditional Galar boat
  • Discover the unique sights of the Vistula River
Full description

Climb aboard a replica of a traditional wooden boat and enjoy an intimate 1-hour sightseeing cruise on the Vistula River. Your tour departs from the Mermaid Monument Pier, where you will board the traditional 12-seater Galar ship. Drift along the river towards the historic old town on a boat designed according to the principles of local folk boatbuilding traditions. Discover the stunning natural views as you approach the center of Warsaw for a unique perspective of the city's skyscrapers and stadium. Look out for parks and natural refuges along the right bank of the river before returning to your pickup point.

  • Bottled water
  • Blanket
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The point of orientation is the Mermaid Monument on the boulevard. Then take the stairs downwards straight to the river. Then you have to walk 300 meters to the right (south) on the boulevard. You will then see a large white ship called Atalanta. Climb the white gangplank to the ship. Go straight all the time. A wooden ship will be waiting for you from the river. Remember to set the appropriate locations from the link when ordering Uber or Bolt.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 145 reviews

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This was so good. Lovely people run it and can’t do enough for you. Great knowledge of the area, they told us all about the great history and geography of Warsaw. Very comfortable boat with deckchairs and blankets. Great way to start a trip to this lovely city. Thank you.

March 28, 2023

This activity is the perfect way to relax and just enjoy the scenery. The boat offers several seating areas, including rooftop seating. There is no tour guide, but also not a lot to say about the places you pass (beaches on either side, people fishing in the river, restaurant and bar boats, various buildings). Before boarding you can buy drinks (including alcohol) at the bar on the Atalanta which you can also bring on the cruise.

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March 28, 2023

Easy to find location, we had a lovely sunny day for late September, but not very warm, Andrew our host gave us blankets and it was really comfortable. It was really nice to travel along the river and the views were stunning. Andrew was lovely and chatty with good English and told stories as we went along. We really enjoyed the trip. It was also very good value. Would highly recommend it.

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 401717