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Gdansk: Malbork Castle Regular Tour

1. Gdansk: Malbork Castle Regular Tour

Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world built with 12-15 million bricks it is even bigger than Windsor Castle. Malbork Castle is listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site and is visited by over 500,000 tourists each year. It is home to a museum with 40 thousand items including one of Europe’s largest collection of medieval architectural elements, a collection of artistic amber wares – unique all over the world, an impressive set of old weapons and military equipment, or the extensive coin collection, relating to the historic mints in Malbork. Your tour will begin when you are picked up from your hotel by an English speaking driver in a comfortable AC minibus, that will take to Malbork. Accompanied by a guide you will be able to enjoy sightseeing of Malbork Castle including a visit to the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, which was at one point the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and St. Mary’s Church. You will also be able to explore the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions like a collection of weaponry, armor, flags and enormous Amber Museum. While you explore your guide will tell you all the interesting facts and stories of the castle. After your visit you will be taken back to your hotel.

Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

2. 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.

Gdańsk: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

3. Gdańsk: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the best of Gdańsk on a 1-hour guided, private tour covering the city's main sights. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Gdańsk's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Highland Gate • Prison Tower and Torture Chamber • Golden Gate • Great Armory • St. Mary's Church • Court of St. George's Brotherhood • Granary Island • Crane • St. John's Church • Polish Post Office • Solidarity Square • Museum of the Second World War • Shipyards • European Solidarity Center

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

4. Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

Start the walking tour in Gdansk Shipyard which was once the working place for thousands of people. Listen to stories about the communist era in Poland which was a hard time for all citizens. Discover how their determination led to the collapse of totalitarian systems in Europe. Learn about how Lech Walesa, the worker from the shipyard, became the leader of the first free trade union Solidarity and later became the first democratically-elected Polish president in post-WWII history. During the 2-hour version of the tour, see the Three Crosses Monument, the popular monument to the shipyard workers which shows how turbulent and dramatic the history of modern Europe was after 1945. Then walk through the historic Main Gate with 20 postulates of workers before continuing on to the old shipyard buildings. Stop at Sala BHP, the Shipyard Museum, where the agreement with the communists was signed. Finish the tour with a stroll around the shipyard to witness how work continues there to this day. See where the workers ate and receive a shot of Polish vodka. Opt to take the extended 4-hour version of the tour to spend an additional 2 hours exploring the European Solidarity Centre - one of the newest, interactive, and most interesting museums in Gdansk. Your guide will help you to understand the exhibition and the historical context surrounding the incident that took place in the Gdansk shipyard.

Gdansk Private WWII Tour with Museum of the Second World War

5. 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.

Kashubian Switzerland 1-Day Private Tour from Gdansk

6. Kashubian Switzerland 1-Day Private Tour from Gdansk

Explore the Kaszuby region, well-known for its rich culture and stunning views onto peaceful lakes, hills and forests. Kaszuby also has its own unique language and exquisite cuisine. Enter the  fantastic Ethnographic Museum, the very first open air museum in Poland in an authentic old cottage typical for the seventeenth century.  Discover the traditional home and household appliances, precious headdresses decorated with golden embroidery, glass paintings and pottery. Next, check out the Center of Education and Region Promotion in Szymbark, a unique and extraordinary place in the heart of Kaszuby. Listen to and learn some traditional Kashubian songs, be amazed by the “upside down” house, visit the Siberia exiles home, and much more. On the way back, you can experience a fantastic viewpoint on the Wuthering Hill in Chmielno. Take a deep and relaxing breath at the top of it and admire picturesque views of the Kashubian nature, full of hills, forests and lakes.

Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

7. Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

On this 5-hour tour, a qualified guide will share with you the most interesting stories relating to Malbork Castle. The tour includes sightseeing the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, at one time the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, as well as a visit of St. Mary's Church and of the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Malbork Castle, beautifully situated by the River Nogat, is currently considered the biggest gothic fortress in Europe and is an impressive example of medieval defense architecture. In 1997 it was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and significant monuments in Poland.

EVERYDAY Stutthof Concentration Camp with Extra Gdansk Tour

8. EVERYDAY Stutthof Concentration Camp with Extra Gdansk Tour

Visit Stutthof concentration camp on the only tour that runs every day from Gdansk. Benefit from an expert guide and included hotel pickup and drop-off for the best experience. Get the most out of your day on an informative small-group tour for up to 15 participants, rather than a large group of 30 as offered on other tours. Enjoy a comfortable pickup service at your accommodation in Gdansk. Once your English-speaking driver has collected the whole group, hit the road toward Stutthof. Upon arrival, enter the first extermination camp in Poland, a unique place showing the history of this Nazi concentration camp. Inside, the local guide will show you authentic facilities, such as the wooden prisoner barracks, the gas chamber, the crematorium, and much more. Walk through the huge area, explore the buildings, and see moving exhibitions full of remains from World War II. Find out more about the camp's bloodcurdling history by watching a documentary movie in Stutthof Museum Cinema. Stutthof city is also known for its beautiful beaches. Stop at one of them after visiting the camp, and admire a wide beach full of white sand. Enjoy the fresh seaside air far away from the big city in the picturesque landscape of the Baltic Sea. Conclude the tour by returning to Gdansk for drop-off at your accommodation.

Gdansk: Luxury Old Town Walking Tour For Scandinavians

9. Gdansk: Luxury Old Town Walking Tour For Scandinavians

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 previously only accessible to the powerful monarchs. During the tour you will have an opportunity to get to know something more than just history of Gdansk. You will hear about the Scandinavian influence on Poland -  of course relations were not always good. For example, despite the turbulent Polish-Swedish history from four hundred years ago, today's relations between the two countries can be boldly regarded as very good. Sweden was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Poland after Poland regained its independence in 1918. At the time when Solidarity was fighting for Poland's freedom, the Swedish authorities and society consistently supported these efforts.  However, we cannot forget about relations with Norway. Contacts between Poland and Norway have over 1,000 years of tradition, dating back to the beginnings of statehood and Christianity in the 10th century. 

Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

10. 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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What people are saying about Gdansk

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.

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.

Very nice and informative city tour to many sights of the city. Individual questions could be asked to the friendly guide at any time and short stops to take photos were also made possible.

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

Great young Gide, who showed us "his" city very well and with interest!!