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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.

Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot: 8-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

2. Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot: 8-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

Formally called the Tricity region by the Tricity Charter of 2007, the 3 Baltic Sea cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot had informally been referred to as the tricity for much longer. Among the most handsome cities of Gdansk Bay, they provide a glorious backdrop for this 8-hour sightseeing excursion to some of their most notable attractions. During the first part of this trip, visit the Old Town of Gdansk. The charm of Old Town Gdansk attracts millions of tourists each year. Start by taking a walk down Długa Street, which is one of the most beautiful European markets that is nestled around a dazzling selection of renaissance buildings. It leaves from the Golden Gate and passes by the Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Arthur's Court and finishes by the Green Gate overlooking the Motława River. On a way see The Museum of Arthur's Court and the Amber Chamber with amber polishing demonstration and a short lecture on amber. Stop by the Old Crane, which happens to be one of the most popular symbols of the city and to the church of St Mary, Europe's biggest gothic brick church. Visit beautiful suburb of Oliwa. Go to the 16th-century Gdansk Oliwa Cathedral, the longest Cistercian church in the world, famous for its organs and unforgetable organ concert. Consecrated in 1594, the 3-nave basilica its an artful mix of the Baroque, Rococo, and Renaissance. Listen to a beautiful organ recital inside the church before driving to Gdynia Harbor. Swap religious devotions for maritime marvels at the good ship Dar Pomorza, a striking tall-ship sailing frigate that dates back to 1909. Now preserved as a museum ship, it served as a sail training ship before winning the Cutty Sark Trophy in 1980. Climb on board and explore the Twin Deck, where students lived during training cruises. See pictures and maps that depict Dar Pomorza’s history, and objects from her sailing past. Continue to the spa and seaside resort of Sopot, where you will walk along the promenade and the longest wooden pier in Europe. Constructed in 1827, it stretches for more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) into the Bay of Gdansk and will reward you will lovely views back at Sopot’s terracotta-tiled buildings. Enjoy the most important places in Tricity and area and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

Malbork Castle: Private Tour from Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia

3. Malbork Castle: Private Tour from Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia

Built by the Teutonic Knights in the thirteenth century, Marlbork Castle remains today the largest castle in the world by land area. Your private tour of this historic landmark begins with a pickup from any location in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and a beautiful countryside drive to the town of Malbork.  On arrival at the castle grounds, you will be led through the medieval complex which consists of a monastery, fortress, and Grand Master Palace — all built entirely of bricks. Located on land that was variously occupied by foreign powers and partitioned in the centuries after its construction, Malbork Castle lies in the crosshairs of historical events that have profoundly shaped modern Europe. Get acquainted with this history firsthand and explore the nooks and crannies of a massive castle that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your tour, you will also get a sense of everyday courtly life in the medieval times with glimpses of a medieval kitchen, bathroom, prison, Grand Refectory, armory, and amber collection. After sightseeing and some time for refreshment and perusing souvenirs, you will be driven back to a point of your choosing in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia.

Gdansk: Gdansk, Sopot and Westerplatte Private Guided Tour

4. 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.

Stutthof Concentration Camp and Museum of WWII: Private Tour

5. Stutthof Concentration Camp and Museum of WWII: Private Tour

Take a private guided tour to the Stutthof Concentration Camp and the Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk. Make a stop at a beach on the Baltic Sea. Get picked up in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and depart for a guided excursion to Stutthof Concentration Camp. Learn about how it functioned during the Nazi occupation of Poland during WWII. See barracks and gas chambers in the first concentration camp in Poland. Explore the entire site with a licensed guide. See moving exhibitions and visit the Stutthof Museum Cinema. On the way back, stop at a beach and take in the white sand and landscape of the Baltic Sea. Transfer back to Gdansk and visit the Museum of the Second World War, considered to be one of the best in Poland.

From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

6. From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

Depart Warsaw and journey to the delta of the Vistula River to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the largest castle complex in Europe by land area. Look inside the castle complex to admire the courtyard and cloisters of the High Castle, and discover where feasts where held at the Summer Refectory. Admire the Gothic architecture of the Grand Masters' Palace in the Middle Castle. Continue to the historic city of Gdansk to take a walk around the Old Town, and pass the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) where the annual Christmas Market is held. See the Amber Museum, housed in the former Prison Tower, and walk through the richly decorated Golden Gate to enter Long Market leading to Green Gate. Journey back to the Middle Ages at Artus Court, where wealthy merchants would gather in the evenings in former times. Spot the colorful Dutch House (Dom Holenderski) and take a break at Neptune’s Fountain at the entrance to Artus Court. Visit the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and admire the largest brick church in the world. Alternatively, you can visit the seaside resort town of Sopot if you prefer. Take a walk along the pedestrianized promenade of Bohaterów Monte Cassino ("Heroes of Monte Cassino Street") and cast your eyes on the famous ”Crooked House.” Go for a stroll along the longest wooden pier in Europe, and admire the Sopot Lighthouse, built in 1903-1904 as a part of the Balneological Institute. Go to the top of the lookout tower for a beautiful view of the city and sea.

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

7. Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

Perfect for those short on time but with a desire to see as much as possible of Poland’s Tri-City area. This full-day private sightseeing tour covers Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, where the decorative architecture has been shaped by a rich history. Discover the center of Gdansk, restored after World War II. Walk along Long Street with its beautiful houses, bars and cafés, a fountain of Neptune, "amber" Mary's Street, the Crane and the Island of Granaries. Then go to Gdansk Oliwa to relax in the most beautiful park in the Tri-City. And don't miss the famous organ concert at Oliwa Cathedral! Continue on to Sopot and wander down the Monciak Street, perhaps the most famous promenade in Poland, lined with art nouveau cafés and shops. Soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and discover the beachfront attractions of the boardwalk, including the longest wooden pier in Europe and the beautiful waterfront Spa Park. The final destination in your Tri-City tour is Gdynia, where the battleship “Lightning” and frigate “Gift of Pomerania” are reminders of the rich history of the Polish Navy and the country’s shipbuilding traditions.  Rout: Gdańsk: Upland Gate, Torture Chamber, Golden Gate,  Dluga Street, The Long Market, The Main Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Motława River bank, The Crane, St. Mary's Church, Great Armoury, The Solidarity Square and The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers Oliwa: Oliwa Cathedral (+ organ concert), Oliwa Park,  Sopot: Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, Therapeutic Park, The Pier Gdynia: The Kościuszko Square, ORP Błyskawica (Battleship), frigate “Dar Pomorza” (muzum ship)

Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

8. 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 Sopot

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5.0 / 5

based on 34 reviews

With Marek, our guide, you could feel the enthusiasm with which he spoke about his city and his personal stories. After a tour of the city center we took the boat to Westerplatte where WWII started. Then we went to Oliva, where we could listen to an incomparable organ concert in the Cistercian monastery. The entire park and the mighty monastery complex are worth seeing! Finally, we drove to Zopot and looked at the sophisticated beach promenade. The house of Klaus Kinski and the "crooked house" were also worth seeing.

It was a private tour. The driver was punctual and pick up from the hotel. The driver was very friendly, speaks English and had good conversation throughout the journey. Safe driving was important. The tour inside the castle was with audio guide and was very efficient and informative. The lunch was decent. The Walk in tour in Gdansk was so much fun with the tour guide. Overall I am happy with the trip.

Our tour guide was super informative and friendly. He was extremely educated on the history and gave us tons of great information. It was very sad history to see

A big plus for a private driver and excellent guides.

Very well structured, interesting and entertaining!