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Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Activity provider: Galar Gdański

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Activity provider: Galar Gdański
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Take a pleasant cruise around Gdansk on board a 12-person replica of a historic Polish boat. Admire the city from a different perspective, learn the city's historical value, and see the city as it today.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Polish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a cruise aboard a wooden replica of a historical Polish boat
  • Enjoy a pleasant cruise around Gdańsk without the crowds
  • Learn about the history of the city and its port
  • Pass through the canals and see places unavailable to larger vessels
  • See the areas where German submarines were produced during World War II
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Blanket
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 572 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    In the end everything worked out great, even if at the starting point it initially looked like nothing was going to happen here. The container office was locked and everything looked deserted. A hint would have been good. Or you don't come 15 minutes earlier but directly to the departure.

    September 7, 2022

    The guide is great, you can see that he likes what he does. He talks in Polish with details and, if necessary, conducts the tour fluently also in English. The boat itself is great. Climatic. I recommend it because yachts and motorboats are everywhere. And such a boat is only once an opportunity to sail :) Great!

    June 5, 2022

    Although difficult to find , follow the link from the Solidarity building ( 500 m) and you’ll find it. Had exclusive cruise on interesting boat, , great guide Peter and really enjoyed the experience. It’s a unique place, still with working parts and well worth a visit. Amazing value for under £10!

    October 12, 2021

    Product ID: 266722