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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: Olivia Star Observation Deck Sunset Dinner & Drinks

    2. Gdansk: Olivia Star Observation Deck Sunset Dinner & Drinks

    Your luxury experience begins with pickup from your hotel and transfer to Gdansk’s iconic Olivia Star building. Upon arrival, head up to the Observation Desk where an evening of dinner and drinks, music, and breathtaking views await. Dine on a delicious dinner from the deck’s impressive menu, accompanied by drinks made by some of the city’s finest bartenders. While you eat, listen to fabulous music and have a dance if you fancy it. After dinner, head out onto the terrace, which boasts panoramic views of the city and Gdansk Bay. Soak up the romantic atmosphere as you watch the sunset transform the sky with an array of colors. At the end of an unforgettable experience, enjoy complimentary drop-off back to your hotel.

  • Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

    3. Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

    Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years (mainly in the 18th century). Hop onto an intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat that will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the small number of passengers you will feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Find out about how Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in the place of former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. During the trip, sail around Ostrów Island, on which there is the 5th largest ship repair yard in the world. This is a unique and only opportunity to see specialized ships, Gdansk cranes (port cranes ...

    Definitely a unique experience! Informative guide, beautiful views, and fun way to travel around the waterways!!

  • Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

    4. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

    Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

    beautiful city, beautiful cruise, length was just right and we got to know some interesting news

  • Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

    5. 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.

  • Highlights of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot 1-day Private Tour

    6. Highlights of Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot 1-day Private Tour

    Start your sightseeing with pick up you from your hotel or apartment or from the port and visit to the tourist center of Skwer Kościuszki in Gdynia. Then, go for a walk along the pretty embankment to see the famous full-rigged sailing ship of the Dar Pomorza. Learn more about the history pf the city at the City of Gdynia Museum. Experience the most famous walkway and longest jetty in Poland with a stroll along Monciak street and Plac Zdrojowy in Sopot. See French-style gardens and exotic plants in Park Oliwski in Gdańsk and learn all about the Cistercian church of Oliwa Archcathedral. Enjoy an amazing view of the Tricity area from a stunning viewpoint. Then, you will go to the Old Town of Gdansk. 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 ...

    Sehr freundlicher, pünktlicher und höflicher Guide. Er ist individuell auf unsere Fragen eingegangen und konnte alles beantworten. Vor allem in der Stadt Gdansk hat er uns viele individuelle Informationen gegeben, die nicht im Touristenführer stehen.

  • Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

    7. Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

    Start the evening by meeting your local guides and getting to know like-minded travelers. After checking in, head out on this party tour to explore Gdansk's nightlife. Visit three different bars and end the night in the city's biggest nightclub. At the first bar get two complimentary drinks from a selection of vodka cocktails, beers, or shots. Compete with your fellow crawlers with some drinking games to get to know each other even more.  Afterward, move on to the next two bars where you'll receive a welcome shot at each location. While you're moving about the city, be prepared for some crazy challenges and get ready to go out of your comfort zone. The last stop of the pub crawl is a three-level nightclub where you will have a skip-the-line entrance and can dance until sunrise. 

  • Gdansk: Malbork Castle Regular Tour

    8. 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 ...

    Extremely good was ourGuide. As like as baroness of the Malborg castle. Chauffeur was very goodlooking and polite, upon our ladies opinion. Very well organized . Thank you all!

  • Gdansk: Extreme Gun Shooting Experience

    9. Gdansk: Extreme Gun Shooting Experience

    Experience shooting some of the most famous firearms of the twentieth century. These are not replicas but the real thing. You'll get to shoot an old-communist soviet AK47 Kalashnikov, a movie-famous Glock, a Glauberyt PM98, and a Hammerli. Your shooting experience takes place at the best Gdansk shooting range with a dedicated and experienced English-speaking instructor to take care of you. Your instructor will make sure you learn the needed skills quickly and in a safe environment. Your booking includes round-trip transfers from your accommodation in Gdansk.

  • Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

    10. Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

    Your tour will begin as your English-speaking driver picks you up from your hotel in a comfortable minibus. From here, you will depart for the Stutthof Concentration Camp, where you will begin your guided tour. You will start with a visit to the old and new camp quarters, before moving on to see inside of the commander’s villa. You will then proceed to the gas chambers and crematorium, whilst hearing terrifying tales of mass murder from your guide. You can later pay your respects at the camp victims’ monument, before learning about the persecution and occupation of Pomerania. Later on, you will discover the first Nazi concentration camp outside of German territory. After visiting, you will be taken to Sztutowo, where the former camp was, and where Stutthof Museum is now located. Once at the museum, you will visit for about 2 hours with an English-speaking museum guide.

    Excellent experience and very informative would recommend our driver Michael to all he made our day

Frequently asked questions about Gdansk

What top attractions are a must-see in Gdansk?

Planning Your Visit

  • Weather

    Although you should bring summer clothing if you're visiting Gdansk in the summer months, the Baltic chill can be fierce - bring a jacket, especially if you go out in the evenings!

  • Toilets

    In Poland, a circle on the toilet door indicates the ladies', and a downward-facing triangle means the gents'!

  • Twin cities

    Gdynia, 30 minutes westwards, is one of Gdansk's twin cities. It offers a large naval base and a long seashore.

  • Kaliningrad

    Although you're a couple of hours from Russia - Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave resting between Poland and Lithuania and you'll need a pre-approved visa to enter if you're not a citizen.

Good to know

  • Language
    Polish
  • Currency
    Polish złoty (zł)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +48
  • Best time to visit
    Summer is the most popular time to visit when the weather is at its best and there is a huge shopping festival from late June to August, along with other events to keep you entertained. If you would rather not share your sight seeing with the crowds then visit in the off season in spring or fall.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,181 reviews

My guide Elwira was very knowledgeable. She took time to explain the museum and its parts. I really enjoyed my experience. The only comment that I had was the cost of it was way to much at over 500zł. It cost as much as my whole weekend in Gdańsk . I thought I was paying 1/2 of that.

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.

Excellent experience and very informative would recommend our driver Michael to all he made our day

Nice open boat, let's you really experience the surroundings. Nice and knowledgeable guide.