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Gdansk Old Town Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

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    Pass By: Old Town, Gdansk Poland

    Whole Gdank Guided Tour is in the area of the beautiful Gdansk Old Town

    Stop At: Amber Museum, ul. Targ Weglowy 26, Gdansk 80-836 Poland

    From here will start Gdansk sightseeing and you will get to know the history of Amber Museum and the Upland Gate, which was the main entrence to the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Gate (Zlota Brama), ul. Targ Weglowy 27, Gdansk 80-836 Poland

    One of the most notable tourist attractions of the city. Inside the Gate there are shocking pictures which show how looked like Gdansk after the World War II. It is considered the beginning of the Royal Rout

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Dluga Street (ul. Dluga), Gdansk Poland

    It's a main street of Gdanks Old Town. During Gdansk Sightseeing on the street you will admire most important monuments, musems and beautiful tenement houses.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dom Uphagena, Uphagen's Haus, Dluga 12, Gdansk Poland

    It is an 18th century merchant house located in Gdańsk, Poland. The house was originally owned by Johann Uphagen in 1775 before becoming a museum in 1911. Located at 12 Długa Street in Gdańsk, the house is one of only a few 18th century merchant town houses in Europe open to visitors.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: St. Mary's Church, Podkramarska 5, Gdansk 80-834 Poland

    Gdansk's most visible place of worship, St. Mary's Basilica is believed to be the largest brick church in the world. The interior vault supports 37 windows, over 300 tombstones and 31 chapels. Definitely must see while you visiting Gdansk.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Piwna Street (Ulica Piwna), Piwna, Gdansk Poland

    Second the most important street of Gdansk Old Town. As the name "Piwna" (adjective of beer) suggests once upon a time the most famous brewers lived here. On this street is located also house of Albert Forster a Nazi politician and war criminal. He was an administration as the Gauleiter of Danzig.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Great Armoury (Wielka Zbrojownia), ul. Targ Weglowy 6 Piwna, Gdansk 80-836 Poland

    The Great Armoury was built in 1600-09 on the medieval line of the city walls. A working arsenal until the 1800's, the armoury remains the finest example of Renaissance architecture in the city.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Main Town Hall (Ratusz Glownego Miasta), Dluga 46/47, Gdansk 80-831 Poland

    The Main City Hall, a spectacular building and the seat of the city authorities, is full of multicultural references. During the 3-hours Gdansk Guided Tour it's possible to explore the Main Town Hall on request.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: King Arthur's Court (Dwor Artusa), ul. Dlugi Targ 44, Gdansk 80-830 Poland

    The Artus Court is a building in the centre of Gdańsk, which used to be the meeting place of merchants and a centre of social life. Inside, the centrepiece of the main hall is a 10.64-metre renaissance tiled stove dating to 1546, made of more than 500 individual tiles and the tallest of its kind in Europe. There is also a huge, several-meter paintings relating to the Bible and mythology. During the 3-hours Gdansk Guided Tour it's possible to explore the The Artus Court may be visited on request.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna), Dlugi Targ, Gdansk Poland

    The Fountain of Neptune constitutes an interesting example of the perception of the classical antiquity in the 17th-century art of Gdańsk. It is also the symbol of both the city of Gdańsk itself and its links with the sea.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Golden House, Droga Krolewska Dlugi Targ, Gdansk Poland

    Designed by Johan Voigt in 1618 y., has the richest façade in the city. In the friezes between storeys are 12 elaborately carved scenes interspersed with busts of famous historical figures, including two Polish kings. The four statues waving to you from the balustrade at the top are Cleopatra, Oedipus, Achilles and Antigone.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), Mariacka, Gdansk Poland

    The Mariacka Street is an example of the historical development of Gdańsk, with its characteristic perrons with famous gargoyles and facades of ornate houses formerly belonging to merchants and goldsmiths.

    Stop At: Motlawa River Embankment (Dlugie Pobrzeze), Dlugie Pobrzeze, Gdansk Poland

    It is a place where you can feel the spirit of the old Hanseatic League. Beautiful at any time. Astound the visitor a multitude of architectural forms, monuments and breathtaking views of the buildings reflecting in the waters of the ancient port.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Crane (Zuraw), Ul. Szeroka 67/68 At Maritime Museum, Gdansk 80-835 Poland

    The Crane in Gdańsk is a spectacular example of a medieval port crane, unique on an European scale; it is also the only surviving twin-tower gate in Gdańsk. The immediately identifiable silhouette of the Crane has become world-famous symbol of both the city of Gdańsk and of its seaport. It was mainly thanks to crane Gdansk could be a Hanseatic power in medieval times

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny), ul. Wielkie, Gdansk Poland

    It is the oldest existing church in the Old Town, and in the whole of Gdansk, under the patronage of St. Catherine of Alexandria from Egypt, containing the grave of the great Gdańsk astronomer Johannes Hevelius in its undergrounds. During the 4-hours Gdansk Guided Tour it's possible to explore the St. Catherine's Church on request.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: St. Bridget's Church (Kosciol sw. Brygidy), ul. Profesorska 17, Gdansk 80-856 Poland

    St. Bridget's Church was almost completely destroyed during WWII. It was rebuilt in 1973, based on original designs dating from 1394-1420. Inside the church there is a wonderful amber altar - it's really worth to visit. During the 4-hours Gdansk Guided Tour it's possible to explore the St. Bridget's Church on request.

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: St. Nicholas Church, ul. Swietojanska 72, Gdansk 80-840 Poland

    It is one of the oldest temples in Gdańsk, built near the end of the 12th Century, and was the only one, which did not suffer damage during World War II and the city's liberation by the Red Army. During the 4-hours Gdansk Guided Tour it's possible to explore the St. Nicholas Church on request.

    Duration: 25 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Muzeum Bursztynu. Odział Muzeum Gdańska, Targ Węglowy 26, 80-836 Gdańsk, Poland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is possible from all hotels and apartments located in Gdansk Old Town.
    Guests who have accommodation besides the Gdansk Old Town or who have not provided hotel details should meet the guide between the Upland Gate (Brama Wyzynna) and Museum of Amber, Waly Jagiellonskie 2A, 80-887 Gdansk
    Departure Time

    Monday to Sunday - standard 10:00 (11:00, 12,00, 13:00, 15:00, 18:00 - always available on request)

    Polish time (GMT +1)

    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private walking tour in Gdansk led by licensed guide
    • Visit St. Mary's Church (free part)
    • Tour program adapted to the preferences of the group
    • Tips about local restaurants, patisserie, pubs
    • Pickup from the hotel (only hotels in Gdank Old Town)
    Exclusions
    • Tickets to museums (6 Euro per person) - optional
    • Visit to St. Mary's Church paid part (1 Euro per person) - optional
    • Hotel pickup from hotels besides Gdansk Old Town
    • Entry/Admission - Amber Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Dom Uphagena, Uphagen's Haus
    • Entry/Admission - Main Town Hall (Ratusz Glownego Miasta)
    • Entry/Admission - King Arthur's Court (Dwor Artusa)
    • Entry/Admission - Crane (Zuraw)
    • Entry/Admission - St. Catherine's Church (Kosciol Sw. Katarzyny)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 8 August 2019

    Crowded with tourist, but the place was full of history. Probably best on autumn not on summer time, in my opinion

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank norskeektepar
    Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

    Previously, the only thing I knew about Gdansk was Solidarity and Lech Walesa. I now know so much more about this fascinating city’s long and troubled history from ancient times through WWII and occupation, to finally it’s hard won independence. We learned about the three...More

    Thank Joan C
    Reviewed 14 April 2019 via mobile

    Małgorzata gave us a very personal and intresting tour! We learned a lot about Gdansk but also a lot about polands hard history. Malgorzata gave us very good recomendations of restaurants and polish food that we tried so now we want to give her our...More

    Thank Johan G
    Reviewed 2 September 2018

    We choose a 2 hour tour of the old town. This is an ideal way to get all highlights pointed out to you and without having your head in a guide book. Our guide Lukasz was fantastic, very knowledgable, which we weren’t ! Really good...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    Reviewed 14 May 2018

    Great tour. We were interested in the history of Gdansk and Poland generally and the guide had good knowledge of both. She was also polite and friendly. We took a three hour tour which I would recommend because there is really alot to see and...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    Ron853
    21 November 2018|
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    Response from exploregdansk | Property representative |
    Dear Ron, it is pleasure for us that you decided to take part in one of our tours. Meeting point is written on your voucher but anyway you will get a message a few days before the tour with whole details. Best... More
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    Response from exploregdansk | Property representative |
    Dear Guest, it is pleasure that you are interested in our offer. Of course we offer also pick up from the cruise ship but for an additional fee. Please contact us for more details. Best regards, Robert S. Whatsapp number... More
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