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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, and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and the Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk port cranes that are the symbol of the city, and the internal quay of the Port of Gdansk.

Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

2. Gdańsk: Sunset Cruise on a Historic Polish Boat

Experience breathtaking views of the setting sun against the background of shipyard cranes. Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish riverboat used for over 400 years. An intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the low number of passengers, feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which was unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Next, go on a cruise on Motława - the center of the Old Town. 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 and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of the Ołowianka Island and Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk cranes.

Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

3. Gdańsk: Family-Friendly History Tour

Embark on a voyage of discovery on a family-friendly walking tour of Gdańsk, and let your little explorers become amber prospectors at the Amber Court Museum! Make history fun as you follow a guide who will set your children tasks and introduce them to many exciting adventures. Let them take control of the model ships and yachts at the People's Ship Ports, and scramble up 400 stairs for a view of Gdańsk from the top of St. Mary's Tower.  Learn all about the toys that helped shape Gdańsk between 1920 and 1980, and take part in many other thrilling experiences and activities. Along the way, hear more about the city's historical architecture, what it was like to live here in the Middle Ages, and how contemporary life continues to inform its history.   

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

4. 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

5. 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.

Private Transfer from Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia to Oliwa Zoo

6. Private Transfer from Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia to Oliwa Zoo

Save the hassle of navigating public transport to reach one of the main attractions in Gdansk, Oliwa Zoo. Choose your preferred pickup location in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and travel safely and comfortably in a cozy premium vehicle with a professional driver. Select between a one-way or return transfer service to suit your needs. Meet your English-speaking driver at your accommodation and board a premium van or minibus depending on the size of your group. Take the shortest route to your destination, and travel in comfort and style at a fixed price. Enjoy exploring Oliwa Zoo at your own pace, with a flexible departure time back to your accommodation available.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Well, if son of mine - “complain about everything”teenager - said “it was quite enjoyable”, then it is definitely five stars (no jokes). We had a tour in english, it was intereseting and funny, it was worht every minute and coin spent.

Fantastic atmosphere in the evening. Very knowledgeable and entertaining captain. I would book this tour again, great value for the money.

To find the meeting point is difficult so reserve enough time. A sing showing the direction would be a good idea

An enjoyable experience guide was very good at giving out information in a friendly manner

The tour was fun and very informative. A beautiful and relaxing ride.