Guided tour

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

4.7 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: EOS Tours

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

Activity provider: EOS Tours

From US$ 95.98 per person

Discover the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. See the exhibitions at the European Solidarity Centre, visit the historic Sala BHP and Gdansk Shipyard.

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Duration 2 - 4 hours
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English, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Norwegian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the European Solidarity Centre
  • Walk through the Gdansk Shipyard and see monuments to the Solidarity Movement
  • Visit the Sala BHP where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed
  • Enjoy car transport with pickup from your accommodation in Gdansk Old Town
Full description
"Do you know what happened on August 31, 1980? Learn about the greatest civic success in the modern history of Poland - the victorious Solidarity movement. Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk and discover the history of the revolution that led to the fall of the Communist Bloc. During the 2-hour tour you will learn in depth about the Communist-era Poland and the birth of democracy in the Eastern Bloc. Visit the European Solidarity Center (ESC) with skip-the-line tickets that let you beat the crowds. Inside this modern museum, you will walk step by step through the history of Solidarity. You will see the original Tables of 21 Postulates - the written demands that the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard (now Gdansk Shipyard) made against the authorities in 1980, as well as other documents and photographs that document the trade union’s fight for freedom - the strikes, the 1989 round table talks, and first pluralistic election in Poland since 1947. Learn about Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz, and other heroes who led the revolution. Your Private Guide will help you to understand the exhibitions and the historical context behind the Solidarity strikes and their legacy on the rest of Eastern Europe. Choose the 4-hour option to learn even more about the Polish People’s Republic (commonly known as PRL) and communism. See the Solidarity Square and hear the tragic story behind the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970. Visit the historic site where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed - the Center of worker protection of Gdansk shipyard, also known as Sala BHP. The last stop will be Gdansk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk), where 17,000 ship builders began the civil resistance against the communist regime in 1980. In the tradition of PRL, we will also invite you for a shot of Polish vodka."
Includes
  • Private Communist-themed tour of Gdansk with a visit to the European Solidarity Center
  • History Expert Guide with Official Gdansk License who is fluent in chosen language
  • Skip-the-line tickets to the European Solidarity Center (in 2 and 4-hour options)
  • Free entry to Sala BHP and Gdansk Shipyard (in 4-hour option)
  • A shot of traditional Polish vodka (in 4-hour option)
  • Pickup from your accommodation in Gdansk Old Town"
  • Pickup from accommodation located outside Gdansk Old Town
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide under the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970, Plac Solidarności, 80-001 Gdańsk

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Please note that pick-up from your hotel is only possible from the Gdansk Old Town - guests from outside the Gdansk Old Town are encouraged to arrange their own transportation when making a reservation
  • Guests who don't require pick-up should meet the guide in front of the Three Crosses Monument, Plac Solidarności, 80-001 Gdańsk
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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The private tour was very informative. Roberto our guide was very knowledgeable and in 2 hours he summarized the history of Gdansk and its most recent events as Solidarnosc. Walking through the museum and listening to the events that led to the defeat of communism, one seemed to relive those tragic moments while admiring the courage of the Poles who fought for their freedom. I highly recommend this tour with the expert guide like ours to be able to understand and get to know the history very closely.

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August 11, 2022

Ask for Elwira Marciniak to be your guide: she is exceptionally good.

October 20, 2019

Dedicated guide and knowledgeable

September 28, 2019

Product ID: 213390