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Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

1. Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

Head to an authentic tavern to taste 6 shots of vodka with this experience in Gdańsk. Savor three different dishes that have been selected to compliment your dinks. Listen as your knowledgeable guide reveals the secrets of Polish vodka to you. Meet your host at waterside tavern. Make your way to the vodka tasting table to delight your senses with 6 types of vodka. Learn about these vodka brands and the history of vodka in Poland from your local host. Have a complete Polish experience by pairing your vodka with three small plates of food that is typically served while drinking. Let your host regale you with tales from Poland's communist past.

Gdansk: Fun and Traditional Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

2. Gdansk: Fun and Traditional Private Polish Beer Tasting Tour

During this beer tasting tour in Gdansk, you will sample the best Polish popular, craft and regional beer. You will get to know Polish beer, including its history and Polish tradition and customs. You will learn how Gdansk has a huge tradition of craft beer. At the beginning of the 16th century, over 400 breweries were operating in Gdansk and the average nobleman drank about 700 liters of beer per year. This fun and cultural evening will offer an insightful introduction to the world of Polish beers. You'll spend time only with your group of your friends or family as it’s a private tour, and your guide will take care of you personally, explaining to you each beer that you will drink. Enjoy this beer experience as you sample beers from major Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from the Pomeranian region, and craft beers from microbreweries located in Gdansk. During your tour, you will also be treated to Polish appetizers at your first venue. Each venue you visit will provide a different experience, including a different atmosphere and selection of beers for you to choose from.

Gdansk: 2.5-Hour Beer Tasting Tour

3. Gdansk: 2.5-Hour Beer Tasting Tour

As part of a small group with a local, English-speaking guide, sample the best Polish craft, regional and popular beers during a 2.5-hour beer tasting tour in Gdansk. Get to know Polish beers and learn about the beer brewing traditions of Poland. Visit three different venues including pubs and breweries where you will experience a fun and insightful introduction to the world of beer brewing in Gdansk and Poland. Taste different Polish snacks and appetizers which pair perfectly with each beer.  The first pub is a stylish one, where you will try a popular beer which the locals drink. In the second pub you will try a regional beer. The third stop is a traditional brewery where you will try 4 different kinds of craft beers.  Enjoy a relaxed but sophisticated experience as you sample beers from major, mass producing Polish breweries, as well as specialty regional beers from Gdansk and craft beers in microbreweries. You will spend an awesome evening in Gdansk and leave the tour as an expert on Polish mass and regional beers.

Gdansk Private WWII Tour with Museum of the Second World War

4. Gdansk Private WWII Tour with Museum of the Second World War

During your tour of Gdansk, you will get to hear of the facts, legends, opinions, and consequences of World War II for Gdansk, Poland, Europe, and the rest of the world. You will visit the most important places connected with Gdansk history during the war, and your guide will tell you the stories about brave heroes, victims, and crime. The purpose of this trip is to help you forge your own opinion on the course of the war and its consequences, based on new information. You will visit the Polish Post Office Museum, which was a symbol of the Polish heroic resistance in 1939, at the beginning of World War II. The museum aims to educate you about the patriotic activity of Poles in war-torn Gdansk, as well as the cultural achievements of the "Free City" citizens. Select the extended option, and you’ll also visit the World War II Museum, the newest and most visited museum in the city. Journey 15 meters underground to the museum’s permanent exhibition. At almost 5,000 square meters, the museum is the largest historical museum in Poland. Experience a guided tour which will delve into the war’s causes and consequences, as well as the perspective of its victims, perpetrators, heroes, and common folk.

Gdansk: Private Food-Pairing Dinner Experience

5. Gdansk: Private Food-Pairing Dinner Experience

Treat yourself to a luxurious dinner experience. Savor a three-dish menu paired with two specially chosen cocktails. The idea of food pairing is to match food with drinks to curate a particularly interesting culinary experience and to discover new flavor combinations.  The menu for the evening consists of three dishes, a soup, main course, and dessert, all recommended by the head chef. With the meal, you'll also be served two delicious cocktails, specially selected by the head of the bar, to complement the main course and dessert. Eliksir is a unique place in Gdansk, a combination cocktail bar and restaurant which prides itself on its prowess in identifying which flavors best accompany which flavors. The menu is filled with unique and innovative combinations, as well as classic ones, all served in their best form to please every taste.

Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

6. Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and begin your exciting and interesting journey exploring this region. Arrive at the largest brick castle in the world, Malbork Castle. This is one of the most valuable Polish monuments and a unique fortified complex from the Middle Ages. Monumentally and majestically situated on the river Nogat, the castle makes a stunning impression. Take an audio guide tour around the castle then ask any questions you have to your tour guide.  Continue your journey and explore the secrets of the Żuławy Wiślane. Discover the Mennonite paths and the old arcade houses. Stop for lunch at a traditional wooden house here to refuel before beginning your return journey. On way back to your accommodation, visit the Westerplatte, the locale in which the first battle in the European theater of World War II was fought.

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia Car Rental with Chauffeur

7. Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia Car Rental with Chauffeur

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia are all cities with an interesting history and tradition, having many historical sites, attractions and things to see. And seeing them with a private car service the easiest and most convenient way of getting the most out of your time on the Polish coast. With this private service, you will be picked up from your hotel in Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia, from the station in Tri-City or from Gdansk Airport (GDN). From there your private vehicle will be at your disposal with the driver for 4 or 8 or 12 hours. Of course, this is the best way to go for your business meeting, to visit the shop you prefer or to meet your friends in Tri-City hassle free. Car used for the Service: 1-3 PAX - Mercedes-Benz E-Class w213 (new model) 4-7 PAX - Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Viano

Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia: Private Highlights Tour

8. Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia: Private Highlights Tour

Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia create one integrated city. Each of them is different and has a lot to offer. Go on an adventure that will combine the most popular attractions with a unique experience off the beaten trails. You will be taken away from the touristy and crowded centers, be shown the unique beauty of the Tri-City, and feel like a local resident. By car, you can quickly and conveniently travel to almost every place in Gdańsk, Sopot, and Gdynia. In Gdańsk, you will also walk through the charming old town and discover the secrets of Gdańsk Shipyard with its proud history of the Solidarity Trade Union. You will also visit the park in Oliwa and listen to an organ concert in Poland’s longest church. You will walk through the streets of Sopot and see what’s at the tip of Europe’s longest wooden pier. Gdynia will provide you with a whiff of nature at the cliff in Orłowo. On your climb up to the observation tower in Kolibki, you will discover wonderful views of the city and the Bay of Gdańsk.

Gdansk: Private Polish Vodka Tasting Session

9. Gdansk: Private Polish Vodka Tasting Session

Meet your local vodka expert at a centrally located venue in Gdansk. During a private 90-minute vodka tasting session, sample a variety of vodkas while learning about the history of Poland's national drink.  Taste 6 different types of local vodka and discover vodka's importance in Polish culture. Learn about its production process and popularity across a variety of celebrations and holidays. Enjoy some traditional Polish appetizers which will complement the various vodkas you will taste.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 35 reviews

Christopher was a wonderful guide. He was very informative, patient with all of our questions and knowledgeable. He met us on time....only glitch was he was at the front door of the hotel, we were on a bench outside the front door. Perhaps the guide could have a lanyard or something to help us find him. Maybe we should have had a flower in our lapel or something!! :). Christopher even called a taxi for us and waited to make sure the driver knew exactly where to drop us off. All in all, well worth the cost and the time spent.

This museum is one of the best we have ever visited. We booked a private tour, which we recommend for anyone wanting the best experience. The museum is very large and so many things to see and learn about. Our guide Elvira was very good, knowledgeable and informative and made the experience even better. She could answer all of our questions and gave us very good insight of the history.

The tour was very well prepared and planned, there were no delays. Our tour guide was personable, nice and friendly. The local food is recommended. We learned a lot about the country, the sights and the people in Gdansk from the past and today. The tour is recommended for everyone.

As a traveler to many countries, i have never met a tour guide as Marek. So knowledgeable and kind. He is so fun and charismatic. Do not hesitate to book a tour with him. This is a real review and i wish Marek the best in the near future.

Very nice food and equally nice cocktails recommend it. There is a 5 course taster option but I did the three course one and think it was better as you could pick your dishes and cocktails.