Gdansk Family-friendly activities

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Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

1. Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

Do you know where to find the lions of Gdansk? Join a Local Guide on the streets of Gdansk’s Old Town to discover the legends and fairytales from Pomerania, and learn about the medieval amber route and maritime history. Enjoy a fun and educational tour tailored to children of any age. Let us take you on an exciting family adventure in Gdansk! Choose the 2-hour option to see the best highlights of the Old Town and learn about Polish history and culture through fun activities, tasks and games for children. Meet important historical figures and fictional characters as you explore the historic streets and embankments lined with colorful tenement houses, churches, old warehouses and gates. Follow the ancient Royal Route that passes by the High Gate and the Golden Gate, and feel the lively atmosphere of the Long Market with all its trendy cafes, restaurants and shops. During the tour you will hear the legend of the Neptune’s Fountain and learn about the merchants who gathered at the Artus Court during the Middle Ages. You will also discover interesting facts about amber and the medieval trading route as you walk along the Motlawa River Embankment. Highlights include the amazing ships moored in the port, and Żuraw, the oldest, existing medieval crane in Europe. The final stop will be the Basilica of St. Mary, which is one of the largest brick churches in the world. In addition to an ornate altar, organ set, and a royal chapel, your children will be captivated by the basilica’s astronomical clock, which starts moving every day a few minutes before 12 pm. For an additional fee you can also visit St. Mary's Tower and enjoy the amazing view over the Old Town. Choose the 3-hour option to learn more about the importance of amber in the Baltic region by visiting the Museum of Amber. Skip-the-line tickets are included to save time. The museum is housed in an old mill and offers informative and interactive exhibits that illustrate how amber is naturally formed, how it is extracted, and how it is used in medicine, as a magical stone and as an artistic material. Both adults and children will be delighted with natural and handmade treasures made out of amber, such as the prehistoric ‘sunken lizard’ or a full-size guitar. Choose the 4-hour option to also play and learn more about Polish maritime history in the Ośrodek Kultury Morskiej, a branch of the National Maritime Museum. It’s a must-do for active kids who like to learn through play as the hands-on exhibits are both fun and educational. Let your kids’s imagination run wild as they play with computer simulators and remote-controlled ships, and listen to amazing stories about maritime life. There will be no time for boredom, and with skip-the-line tickets you can avoid the long lines to the ticket office.

From Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia: Private 6-Hour Malbork Castle Tour

2. From Gdansk/Sopot/Gdynia: Private 6-Hour Malbork Castle Tour

Visit Malbork Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved Gothic strongholds in the world, on a 6-hour excursion from Gdansk. The castle dates from the end of the 13th century, and was a seat of the Teutonic Knights Order. The giant fortress required nearly 5 million bricks to build, and was constructed in 3 sections. It is one of a very few strongholds in the world that were never captured in battle. Spend 3 hours touring the Grand Masters Palace and the Great Refectory, and see the many chambers and towers, and also medieval armor and weapons. Hear tales about brave knights and the battles fought between Poland and the Teutonic Order.

Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

3. Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A symbol of power and tradition, it is the largest Gothic brick castle in Europe. Visit this masterpiece of defense and residential architecture and explore the interior, including its interesting exhibitions. The 5-hour tour includes private transportation from your hotel in Gdansk or Sopot, with free time to explore the castle in Malbork and the surrounding area and return transportation. The driver is English-speaking and will help with buying tickets at the castle and organizing a castle guide.

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An interesting and entertaining tour with just the right mix of entertainment and information! We learned a lot about the history of Gdansk and our guide adapted extremely well to our group including the children. The children (7 and 11 years) were also enthusiastic.

A great adventure for young and old alike. The wonderful guide, Mrs. Joanna☺️ She made our children not even bored for a moment. Thank you! The team from Szczecin

Elwira was our wonderful guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and really kept our kids (ages 10, 8 and 5) engaged. Highly recommended.

Very knowledgeable. Also is personally helping Ukrainian women and children with her own funds

Our guide, Kaja, had planned a nice and family friendly trip with lots of good stories.