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Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

1. 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 detailed descriptions of the architecture and discuss the city's medieval history and contemporary legacy. Choose the three-hour tour option to explore the other sides of the Old Town and the islands on the Motlawa River. Discover the adorable Spichrzow Island and admire the architecture and yachts in the area. See the Baltic Symphony Hall and its fantastic buildings. Extend your sightseeing to four hours and enter St. Bridget's Church to see the unique altar made of amber, the most important raw material of the region. Be amazed by the extraordinary embellishments on the roofs and walls, and enjoy included admission.  On the six-hour tour, embark on a full exploration of Old Town and Main Town. Your guide will tell you everything about the city, including interesting facts and fantastic legends. There will be enough time to discover every corner of the city, and to enjoy a special visit of the European Solidarity Center, one of the most modern museums in Europe. Wander through the moving exhibitions and informative installations on the history of Poland and Gdansk.

Gdansk: Gniew Castle Private Guided Tour

2. Gdansk: Gniew Castle Private Guided Tour

Visit authentic Castle and explore halls, chapels, ancient torture chambers and exhibits to experience the medieval times of knights and kings. The Castle in Gniew is a historic residence built in the thirteenth century. This Gothic Teutonic castle was built on a square plan, an it’s clearly visible, even with past expansions.  Your professional guide will tell you all about the history of the castle and who used to inhabit this beautiful, well-preserved building. Walk through many rich chambers, including the torture chamber, castle chapel and defense galleries. There will also be time to stop at a local restaurant for lunch if you will feel hungry.  The small and charming village of Pelplin, which houses a stunning cathedral. This unexpected huge sacral building is named after the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Enter the gate and see what is inside one of the biggest brick churches in Poland, admire its great organs, amazing roof and big paintings on high walls.

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

3. Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

Perfect for those short on time but with a desire to see as much as possible of Poland’s Tri-City area. This full-day private sightseeing tour covers Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, where the decorative architecture has been shaped by a rich history. Discover the center of Gdansk, restored after World War II. Walk along Long Street with its beautiful houses, bars and cafés, a fountain of Neptune, "amber" Mary's Street, the Crane and the Island of Granaries. Then go to Gdansk Oliwa to relax in the most beautiful park in the Tri-City. And don't miss the famous organ concert at Oliwa Cathedral! Continue on to Sopot and wander down the Monciak Street, perhaps the most famous promenade in Poland, lined with art nouveau cafés and shops. Soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and discover the beachfront attractions of the boardwalk, including the longest wooden pier in Europe and the beautiful waterfront Spa Park. The final destination in your Tri-City tour is Gdynia, where the battleship “Lightning” and frigate “Gift of Pomerania” are reminders of the rich history of the Polish Navy and the country’s shipbuilding traditions.  Rout: Gdańsk: Upland Gate, Torture Chamber, Golden Gate,  Dluga Street, The Long Market, The Main Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Motława River bank, The Crane, St. Mary's Church, Great Armoury, The Solidarity Square and The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers Oliwa: Oliwa Cathedral (+ organ concert), Oliwa Park,  Sopot: Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, Therapeutic Park, The Pier Gdynia: The Kościuszko Square, ORP Błyskawica (Battleship), frigate “Dar Pomorza” (muzum ship)

Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

4. Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

Enjoy pickup from your hotel and hit the road with your local guide. Start off with a visit to the historic Old Town, and admire the beautiful architecture, colorful buildings, and narrow alleyways that date back to Medieval times. Pass through the famous Golden Gate, Arthur’s Court, and Neptune Fountain, then visit St. Mary’s Church. Stop by the beautiful Motlawa River next, then marvel at the Amber Altar at St. Bridget’s Church. From there explore the Shipyard and learn about its importance in the development of Gdansk. Arrive in the Oliwa district and soak up the Gothic architecture then check out Oliwa Cathedral and listen to an organ concert. Stretch your legs on a stroll through Oliwa Park, home to an idyllic Japanese Garden. Afterwards, stop by Gdansk Bay followed by a walk along Brzenzo Pier. Finally, visit Westerplatte, the site where World War Two began, and listen to your guide’s fascinating historical stories. Stop by the neighboring military cemetery before relaxing on the return journey to your hotel.

From Gdansk: Private Torun Van and Walking Tour

5. From Gdansk: Private Torun Van and Walking Tour

Embark on a private journey from Gdansk to Torun in the comfort of your own car or van, depending on the size of your group. See the UNESCO World Heritage Site's gothic architecture, taste its famous gingerbread, and learn about its astronomer, Copernicus, from your local guide. Meet your driver in Gdansk, then sit back and relax on your 2-hour ride, taking in the scenery along your route. Once in Torun, meet your guide and go on a walking tour. Along the way, see the Town Square with the gothic Town Hall, Artus Court, the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument and his birth house. Marvel at St. Johns' Cathedral, the medieval Leaning Tower, the Raftsman Fountain, and more. After the tour, stop for a spot of lunch at your own pace and make sure to try some of the gingerbread the town is famous for.

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What are the best day trips and excursions from Gdansk?

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Sopot

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 15 reviews

With our guide Krzysztof we were almost 8 km on the road and he brought us closer to his city and his country with many facts and some legends in a very entertaining way. We really enjoyed the tour and would do it again at any time.

Interesting and entertaining tour through the old town of Gdansk to the Solidarnosc Museum. We learned a lot about the history of Gdansk. A great tour.

An extensive tour with potential to be continued with an extremely nice, fun-loving lady from Gdańsk. Many thanks again and all the best!

Many thanks to Dorothy! In 2 hours she showed us the highlights of the legal town of Gdańsk and entertained us in the process.

Great experience! Very knowledgeable guide who tailored the experience to our interest.