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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.

Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

2. Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years (mainly in the 18th century). Hop onto an intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat that will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the small number of passengers you will feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Find out about how Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in the place of former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. During the trip, sail around Ostrów Island, on which there is the 5th largest ship repair yard in the world. This is a unique and only opportunity to see specialized ships, Gdansk cranes (port cranes as a symbol of the city) and the internal quays of the Port of Gdansk.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

3. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Sightseeing Catamaran Cruise

Explore the sights along the Motlawa River in Gdańsk on this sightseeing catamaran cruise. Step back in time as you learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from your audio guide. Admire sights like Polish Hook cape, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. Start your sailing adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of the Old Motlawa district at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. Get up close to the Green Gate and sail past the 15th-century crane attached to the National Maritime Museum. Cruise by the vibrant fish market and the modern apartment blocks in Brabank. Check out the old boats in the Gdansk Marina and see part of the Vistula river. Capture pictures of the Polish Hook cape and large industrial cranes in the Gdansk Shipyards. Go by the remains of a wall a Teutonic Castle and sail along the Dlugie Pobrzeze promenade. See how the warehouse ruins on Granary island have been redeveloped and take in views of Ołowianka Island. End your tour by returning to Green bridge.

Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

4. Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

Many visitors to Gdansk opt for a cruise, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a unique side of the city. Embark on a beginner-friendly kayak your with easy-to-learn techniques — a must-do for any tourist in this beautiful Polish port city. Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City in the evening, as you paddle through canals.  Take advantage of the freedom to access locations inaccessible to cruise ships. As you paddle down the river, pass 2 of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island. Make your way past attractions such as The Crane, Olowianka Footbridge, the beautiful Radunia Canal, as well as Gdansk Shipyard and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

Sopot: Sunset Yachting Experience

5. Sopot: Sunset Yachting Experience

Enjoy a pickup from your English-speaking driver and enjoy the 30 minutes ride. Head towards Sopot Marina and get ready for the tour to start.  Go onboard a 12-meter yacht and enjoy a 2-hour yachting experience during sunset. Relax and have a glass of prosecco while taking in the beautiful scenery.  At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel or Gdansk City Centre.

Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

6. Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

Explore the Motława River and the Radunia Canal on this kayaking tour in Gdansk. Stay warm in a dry suit and wear paddle muffles to protect your hands from the cold.  Meet your guide, then put on your life jacket and drysuit. Hop into your tandem kayak, which has been fitted with a spray skirt to prevent water from getting into the kayak. Slip your hands into the paddle muffler which will keep your hands dry and toasty.  Set out on the Motława to see the towering green cranes of the shipyard. Admire the churches and brightly colored apartment blocks in the Old Town. Uncover romantic scenes as you travel down the Radunia. View the red-brick medieval granaries that have been restored on Olowianka and Granary Island. Cruise under the Olowianka Footbridge before heading back to the starting point. Children are welcome on private tours but due to the nature of our group tours we are only able to accept bookings for persons aged 15 and above. All persons undder the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Every participant has to be able to comunicate in English. The tour takes place in rain or shine.

Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

7. Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

Paddle through the canals of this Polish port city and access the secluded spots hidden from the land. Many tourists take ferry rides, but not everyone gets to experience Gdańsk from this alternative perspective. Explore a side of the city that most people don’t see.  Enjoy a beginner-friendly tour on either a double or single kayak depending on your skills and experience. Glide down the river and make your way past two of Gdańsk’s main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and the Soldek ship and the Crane – a former port crane. The tour takes place in rain or shine.

Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

8. Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

This tour is designed to give you an insider's view of the area's tumultuous past, while at the same time, showing you its current beauty. Westerplatte was for centuries a military base for many different armies, most people associate it with a date: the 1st of September 1939. Even though other Polish cities were attacked a few minutes earlier than Westerplatte, this place is the symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. Here 200 Polish soldiers heroically fought the Nazis which outnumbered them by 8 times. Nowadays in Westerplatte you can see the remaining Guardhouse No.1 and the remains of a barracks. The whole area is quite small so you will walk though it. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. A large monument pays tribute to those Polish defenders and marks the spot where the entire world was plunged into war just 60 years ago. The Westerplatte tour is offered in 2 options: Standard option: First you will be picked up from your hotel in Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot. Of course your private guide will be with you during whole trip so you will get information about the history of Gdansk and Westerplatte already in the car. Alternative option (cruise): You are going to meet your private guide near the Golden Gate in Gdansk. So you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the Royal Way and hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in earlier days. Then you will take a 45-minute long cruise to the Westerplatte by the “Black Pearl” or “Galleon Lion” and after a 2-hour sightseeing ride you will return in the same way. During the boat trip you will have the opportunity to see the Main Town from river Motława side, Dead Vistula River, the shipyards and the harbor.

Gdansk Hel Peninsula Private Guided Tour with Cruise or Car

9. Gdansk Hel Peninsula Private Guided Tour with Cruise or Car

Experience the Hel Peninsula, a unique place at the end and the beginning of Poland that people just fall in love with, with an expert guide and convenient pickup taking you straight to the peninsula. Along the way, see beautiful landscapes with meadows, windmills, pine forests, and the waters of Puck Bay. The beaches in Hel are known as the best in all of Poland and where the history of military times meet a strong culture of fishing. See old fortifications from WWII and interesting exhibitions at the Museum of Coastal Defence with real bunkers, cannons, tanks, and a multimedia show underground. See the breathtaking promenade at the beach and walk along Baltic Sea to the point where Poland begins. On the way, you can enter the lighthouse for a gorgeous view of the Baltic Sea horizon. Hel is a special place for seals as well. In the Sealarium you can see them during feeding time. At the end of the tour, walk around the biggest harbor on Puck Bay, admire nature and watch water activities like kitesurfing or windsurfing.  There is also an option including a cruise by catamaran where you can depart at the harbor in Gdynia or be picked up by private transfer to enjoy a sea adventure on Gdansk Bay to get to the Hel Peninsula. On the way you can admire landscapes of both sides of the bay, water, and hear stories of the marine from your guide. The one-way cruise lasts around 1 hour and then you can start your trip in Hel with all the top attractions.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 65 reviews

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

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

Great quick historical tour of Gdańsk with friendly guides.