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Private tour in Gdansk

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Stop At: Archikatedra Oliwska, Biskupa Edmunda Nowickiego 5, Gdansk 80-330 Poland

Meet your professional English-speaking guide and driver at hotel lobby, check in for the tour and get ready to listen and learn a lot on this comprehensive tour of the old Hanseatic town of Gdansk.

On your way from the port of Gdynia, you will hear the story of this medieval town that played such an important role not only in its country's history, but in the world history as well.

Your first stop will be at the magnificent Oliwa Cathedral, built by Cistercian monks in the 12th century. This magnificent basilica holds works of art in Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Classical styles, but is more famous for its amazing Oliwa Organ that boats 5100 pipes!

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Old Town, Gdansk Poland

As you keep driving towards the Old Town, you will make several photo stops to capture the most memorable and important sights of the 20th century history: the island where theWorld War II started, the ship yard from where Cold War broke out and of course Solidarity Square that set off the fight for freedom among the working class.

Once you finally reach Gdansk Old Town, you will leave the bus and will tour along the main street from the Golden Gate to the Green Gate. (which in fact is not green at all, but you will learn the story why people call it green.) Once nearly destroyed during the war, this lovely town will capture your heart with its bright-colored houses and mansions of Polish merchants and nobility, recreated almost from ruins.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Green Gate (Brama Zielona), ul. Dluga, Gdansk Poland

The Green Gate is located between Long Market (Długi Targ) and the River Motława. The Green Gate was clearly inspired by the Antwerp City Hall. It was built as the formal residence of Poland's monarchs. Today the Green Gate houses the National Museum in Gdańsk. Exhibitions, meetings, conferences and shows are held here. The Gdańsk office of former Polish President Lech Wałęsa is located in one of the rooms.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

The Golden Gate is one of the most notable tourist attractions of the city. It was created in 1612–14 in place of a 13th-century gothic gate, the Brama Długouliczna (Long Street Gate). Both sides of the gate have attiques, with figures symbolizing the qualities of the ideal citizen.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

You will learn how to read history from bricks, and will admire the Town Hall of Gdansk and the largest brick cathedral in the world - St. Mary's Basilica. (*inside visit is NOT included, we recommend to visit the church during free time for self-exploration at the end of the tour).

St. Mary's Church is currently one of the two or three largest brick churches in the world. The church is decorated within with several masterpieces of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque painting. The most notable, The Last Judgement by Flemish painter Hans Memling, is currently preserved in the National Museum of Gdańsk. Other works of art are: Jerusalem Altar, 1495-1500 (currently in the National Museum in Warsaw), High Altar, 1511–1517, Michael of Augsburg, Ten Commandments, approx. 1485, Gravestone of Simon and Judith Bahr, 1614–1620, Abraham van den Blocke, Pietà, approx. 1420, Holy Mother of God sculpture, approx. 1420, Gdańsk astronomical clock, 1464–1470, Hans Düringer of Toruń, reconstructed after 1945, Organ set, partially transferred from the St. Johns church in 1985.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Three Crosses Monument, Plac Solidarnosci, Gdansk 80-001 Poland

Solidarity is a Polish labour union that was founded on 17 September 1980 at the Lenin Shipyard under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa. In the 1980s, Solidarity was a broad anti-bureaucratic social movement, using the methods of civil resistance to advance the causes of workers' rights and social change. The square, named after this union is marked by the Monument to the fallen Shipyard Workers opened on 16 December 1980 near the entrance to what was then the Lenin Shipyard. It commemorates the 42 or more people killed during the Coastal cities events in December 1970. The protests were sparked by a sudden increase of prices of food and other everyday items. As a result of the riots, which were put down by the Polish People's Army and the Citizen's Militia, at least 42 people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

Gdańsk Main Town Hall is a historic Ratusz, one of the finest examples of the Gothic-Renaissance historic buildings in the city, built at the intersection of the Ulica Długa (Long Street) and Długi Targ (Long Market), in the most popular part of Gdańsk. The Main Town Hall houses the History Museum of the City of Gdańsk.

Duration: 40 minutes

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

You will conclude your exploration with a visit to the Amber Museum, located in the former Town Prison, and you will not only learn about Amber (what else can be there at an Amber Museum?), but will also try try to decipher names of former prisoners, scribbled on the doors of prison cells.

After the Old Town walking tour, you will enjoy some free time for self-exploration, shopping or a relaxing coffee break in one of the local cafes.

At the end of the tour, you will meet your tour guide and bus at the designated spot and transfer back to the hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from any hotel of Gdansk.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Professional English-speaking guide. Others langusges upon request.
  • Pick-up by comfortable a/c bus appropriate for the group size
  • Panoramic driving tour around Gdansk
  • Visit to Oliwa Cathedral (if available)
  • Walking Old Town tour + Amber Museum
  • Drop-off by bus at the end of the tour
Exclusions
  • Food & drinks
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Admission to St. Mary's Basilica
  • Other admissions/donations
  • Entry/Admission - Archikatedra Oliwska
  • Entry/Admission - St. Mary's Church
  • Entry/Admission - Main Town Hall (Ratusz Glownego Miasta)
  • Entry/Admission - Amber Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not 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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