Gdansk World War II

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Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

1. Gdansk: Stutthof Concentration Camp Regular Tour

Step back in time on this tour of the Stutthof Concentration Camp from Gdansk. Be moved by stories from the camps victims and see sights where past atrocities occurred.  Be picked up from your hotel in a comfortable and climate-controlled minibus. Relax on the drive to the Stutthof Concentration Camp. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the complex.  Visit to the old and new camp quarters, before moving on to see inside of the commander’s villa. Proceed to the gas chambers and crematorium, while hearing about the mass murder that took place here.  Pay your respects at the camp victims’ monument, before learning about the persecution and occupation of Pomerania. Later on, you will see the first Nazi concentration camp outside of German territory. Travel to Sztutowo, where there was a former camp. Take a 2-hour guided tour of the Stutthof Museum before returning to your accommodation in Gdansk.

Gdańsk: City Sights and History Guided Walking Tour

2. Gdańsk: City Sights and History Guided Walking Tour

Please note that booking this tour you will be joining our general free walking tour (tour in which it is up to the guest how to reward his or her guide). In this case the amount you pay covers the reservation fee and the guide's payment. If you wish to join a smaller, private tour let us know and we will organise it for you! Discover the architecture and history of Gdańsk on a walking tour that covers the same route that was walked for centuries by the kings of Poland. Dive into local culture which was has Polish, Dutch and German influences. Meet your guide at the city's Golden Gate and make your way to the colorful merchant town houses that were destroyed by the war, but painstakingly rebuilt. Hear about how merchants made the town the richest city on the Baltic Sea. Walk thorugh Long Market and see the Neptune fountain. Admire St. Mary's Basilica's Gothic brick work and view the Zuraw treadwheel crane in the harbor which is the largest of its kind in the world and a symbol of the city. See the city's rivers and canals as you walk. Travel back in time as your guide tells you about how WWII started in the city and how the Solidarity movement heralded the fall of communism in the Eastern block.

Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

3. 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: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

4. Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

"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."

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.

Gdansk: Basic Bike Tour

6. Gdansk: Basic Bike Tour

As a local Guide , I can show you everything and more, and more. As a person born in Gdańsk, I have to offer you a real story told by real people; Discover the benefits -Sightseeing service at a reasonable price -Exclusively Customized for You -A relaxing atmosphere will make you feel good because you are on vacation -Real human guides will provide you with an authentic cultural experience. -Original Polish cultural experience, Slavic lifestyle and way of thinking -Visiting service at a reasonable price that cannot be provided by any other Gdańsk Tourist Office. My guided tours are just for you

Stutthof Concentration Camp:Guided Tour with Transportation

7. Stutthof Concentration Camp:Guided Tour with Transportation

"Take advantage of comfortable pick up service and experience guided excursion to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Learn how it functioned during the Nazi occupation of Poland in WWII. See authentic barracks and gas chambers in very first Concentration Camp in Poland. Explore whole area with licensed guide and discover facts which are accessible only here. Stutthof was the first concentration camp built in Poland by the Nazis. During its 5 years of existence, the camp held prisoners from 28 countries. Over 110,000 prisoners were tortured, forced to work or died in the gas chambers. During 5 hours you will explore whole area, see moving exhibitions and enter Stutthof Museum Cinema. On the way back you will take relaxing walk toward beach. See white sand and great landscape of Baltic Sea. Enjoy the view and don’t worry about return, you will have drop off to your place. Extend your trip and see also Westerplatte in 7-hours option. It was a military base for many different armies, now is main symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. Otherwise visit the Museum of the Second World War - considered to be one of the best museums in Poland. Get to know with details about WWII, create your own opinion based on different points of view. The Guide provides you clear context and informative tour. Or choose walking tour of the best highlights of Gdansk Old Town. This adorable Old Town is full of great sights on every corner. Visit the biggest brick church in the world - St. Mary’s Church. See Arthur’s Court, Cranz, Golden Gate and much more!"

Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

8. Gdansk: Private Wolf's Lair Tour

Your private tour for just you and your group begins as you are picked up from any location in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia. Following 3 hours of driving, you'll arrive to Wolf's Lair. The fortress is composed of 80 buildings which were built between 1940-1942, with 50 of them being bunkers. The headquarters had its own electric power generator, railway station, and an air-strip, and quarters for top Nazi officials as well as a casino and cinema were located in the central part of the compound. The whole area was camouflaged, protected by barbed wire and mine fields. Transportation is conducted by deluxe, spacious, and air-conditioned vehicles which are driven by experienced chauffeurs. Throughout your journey to the site and back you will be free to admire the beauty of the Polish countryside.

Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

9. 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: Gdansk, Sopot and Westerplatte Private Guided Tour

10. Gdansk: Gdansk, Sopot and Westerplatte Private Guided Tour

Start with a walking tour in Sopot to admire the city's impressive architecture. See the former Kasino-Hotel, where Hitler stayed during the capitulation of the Polish army. Then go for a peaceful stroll on the famous pier opposite the hotel. Next is a guided tour of Gdansk Old Town. Stop to appreciate magnificent buildings like Arthur’s Court. Discover all the places linked to WWII history, such as Piwna Street where Hitler was greeted years ago. The final stop will be Westerplatte, which was also visited by Hitler. He was surprised that the Polish army managed to defend the city for so long against the Germans. See the huge monument built in memory of the Defenders of the Polish Coast.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

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4.7 / 5

based on 142 reviews

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 driver, Simon, was great! He was there on time as agreed, super friendly and professional! The guide, Thomas, on site was perfect. We were treated to a tour of the camp with an explanation on all points. The guide was open to questions and discussions. He was also very honest in his answers. I recommend this experience!!! Thanks

Exciting visit to Stutthoff. Our guide was knowledgeable and good at English. Can be recommended if you are interested in the Second World War and the history of Poland.

A stop-gap dose of history, led by an excellent guide. A suitably long tour and relevant in a concise and informative format. A lot to see. I recommend visiting.

Great tour with a great guide 100% recommend to anyone going to Gdańsk!