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Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

1. Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

Join a kayak tour and experience Gdansk by the water! Many tourists take ferry rides, but a kayak tour allows you to explore a side of the city most people don't see. Enjoy a beginner-friendly kayak tour with easy-to-learn techniques, a must for any visitor to Gdansk.  Gain a different perspective on the historical value of the Main City, paddle through canals, and enjoy the freedom to access locations inaccessible to tourist ferries.  As you paddle down the river, pass two of Gdansk's main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and 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.  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 12 and above. Each person under 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.

Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

2. 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. 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 12 and above. Each person under 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: Everyday Bike Tour

3. Gdańsk: Everyday Bike Tour

Gdańsk is one of the most bike-friendly cities in Poland, and cycling is part of the local culture. Enjoy a guided bike tour of Gdańsk and get to experience the city the way the locals do. On your tour, you will be provided with a fascinating telling of the city's history from your professional and experienced guide. The tour is also a great chance to make some new friends during your time in Gdańsk. Get some exercise and enjoy the perfect way to spend a glorious summer day in the city. This tour is a must for those who want to get to know the city better. During your tour, you will discover the Old Town. Your guide will tell you about its historical monuments and delve into the regenerated Low Town. There, amidst the greenery, canals and the beautiful architecture, you will hear about the extraordinary mysteries of this part of town. Explore old forts from XVII century on and Gradowa Mountain with an amazing panorama of Gdańsk. You will also get to ride your bike to the Gdańsk Shipyard where you will hear about the history of Solidarity and the struggle for a free Poland.

Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

4. Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

Start the evening by meeting your local guides and getting to know like-minded travelers. After checking in, head out on this party tour to explore Gdansk's nightlife. Visit three different bars and end the night in the city's biggest nightclub. At the first bar get two complimentary drinks from a selection of vodka cocktails, beers, or shots. Compete with your fellow crawlers with some drinking games to get to know each other even more.  Afterward, move on to the next two bars where you'll receive a welcome shot at each location. While you're moving about the city, be prepared for some crazy challenges and get ready to go out of your comfort zone. The last stop of the pub crawl is a three-level nightclub where you will have a skip-the-line entrance and can dance until sunrise. 

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

5. 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.

Gdańsk: City Sights and History Guided Walking Tour

6. 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.

Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

7. Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the compact Old Town of Gdansk to see a unique blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Mannerist architecture lining some of the most beautiful streets and squares in Europe. Perfect for those with limited time to explore, a professional guide will introduce you to an interesting assortment of monuments, telling fascinating stories along the way. Start at the Golden Gate, once part of the old city’s fortifications. Continue to the Torture Chamber, where executions were carried out until the middle of the 19th century. Next, go to the 16th-century Upland Gate, the main entry point of the Old Town, where the king of Poland would arrive in the city from Warsaw. Continue along the Royal Way to Long Market and the Town Hall. The focal point of Long Market is the Neptune Fountain of the sea god. Walk down to the banks of the Motława River before visiting The Crane, revealing the city’s golden age of trade. Pass St. Mary's Church, thought to be the largest brick church in the world, to end at the imposing Great Armoury, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city.

Gdansk Old Town Half-Day Private Walking Tour

8. Gdansk Old Town Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Walk through the historic heart of Gdansk Old Town and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe during a 4-hour tour. Starting from Dluga Street, site of the old market square, you will pass through the historic gates of the city, visiting Arthur's Court, Neptune Fountain, the Old Crane, and 15th-century Basilica of St Mary's. Soak up the charm of Gdansk Old Town, as you walk along Dluga Street, admiring superb Renaissance buildings and the flamboyant Town Hall. Look at the gilded statue of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland perched high on the Town Hall spire. Pass Neptune Fountain to Arthur's Court, the former meeting place of the city’s merchants, now a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum. After a visit to the museum, continue to Green Gate overlooking the Motlawa River. Enjoy an amber polishing demonstration, with a short lecture on amber, at the Amber Court, and visit the Old Crane, one of the most popular symbols of the city. Marvel at the 15th-century crane, used to install ship masts and to load cargo. End your tour at Europe's biggest Gothic brick church, the stunning Basilica of St. Mary’s.

Gdansk: Highlights Old Town Tour with ticket to Amber Altar

9. Gdansk: Highlights Old Town Tour with ticket to Amber Altar

Gdansk was the most important city for the economy of Poland in medieval times and it's one of the most unique places on earth. On this tour, you'll gain a better understanding of culture, history and everyday life of local people.  During this 2-hour walking tour, you'll see the highlights and main attractions of Gdansk including Neptune's Fountain, Arthur's Court, and The Old Crane. Explore St. Mary's Basilica, the largest brick-constructed gothic church in the world. An English-speaking guide will outline the history of these places to you, providing insights into the city's history and bustling urban life. The guide will also give you some tips about traditional restaurants, bakeries and other things that Gdansk is famous for. Rare among tours, you'll explore both the Old and Main town, gaining insights into Gdansk's historical and contemporary culture. Gaze in awe at the Amber Altar in St. Bridget's church, a perfect summation of Gdansk's commitment to fine craftsmanship in amber. Hear riveting stories of local life from your guide, exploring lesser-known sections of town all but unknown to most tour groups, primarily frequented by locals.

Gdansk Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing

10. Gdansk Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing

Explore the culinary culture of Poland while walking tour with sightseeing. Culture of eating has strong roots among Polish people and your professional guide will show you the best dishes from Polish cuisine. You will meet the guide near the first restaurant where the tour starts. In this top Polish restaurant we prepared for you a Polish cuisine in a nutshell with a great menu. You will have a chance to try Polish specials and as well dishes which are served only in Gdansk. During tasting up to 13 different kinds of dishes your guide will tell you about some Polish traditions and customs and what meals are related to which occasion. After delicious feast get a walk around fantastic heart of Gdansk, which are the Old Town and Main Town. Admire Gdansk’s highlights as Neptune’s Fountain, Basilica of St. Mary or Town Hall. While walking through narrow streets you will experience Medieval Times atmosphere. Also you will learn about Polish history, customs and legends. At the end of this tour you will visit also a lovely patisserie which is most recognizable in Poland. You will get a coffee and two fantastic desserts to have sweet memories of this trip.

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What people are saying about Gdansk Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 316 reviews

We did the group sunset tour on 10/07/2022, and we had the tour guide Mike. We would definitely recommend the tour, such a fun way to see the city. Mike was a really good tour guide and made the whole experience enjoyable, and the facts and history about the city was really interesting.

Our tour guide is vert knowledgable and fun. Great stopping locations were picked and history/culcure/stories were told! Highly recommended.

Very knowledgeable guide, I told her my interests and she accommodated them into the bike tour. I throughly enjoyed it.

Lots of fun ane great sightseeing on the water. The tour guide is very experienced.

We were able to see a complete picture of the Old Town and it’s history.