Things to do in Gdansk

See a different side to Poland in this Baltic city shaped by multicultural influences and a tumultuous past.

Our most recommended things to do in Gdansk

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: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

2. 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.

Gdańsk: City Sights and History Guided Walking Tour

3. 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: 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Gdansk Old Town

4. Gdansk: 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Gdansk Old Town

Discover the magic of Gdansk on this unique 90-minute guided Segway tour of the city. You’ll follow a route that passes by all the hotspots of the old town, the main town, and Granary Island accompanied by a local guide who will make sure you have enough time at each location to make yourself feel like at home in Gdansk. Riding on your Segway in a group, you’ll pass by a whole range of memorable tourist attractions like Uphagen's House, the Artus Court, Neptune's Fountain, the Fahrenheit Monument, Granary Island, the fish market, the Long Lane, the Golden Gate and more, enjoying gorgeous views of the city from the banks of Motlawa River along the way.

Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

5. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

6. Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Free Drinks

Looking for a great night out in Gdansk? Want to meet new people and party together? If so, the Gdansk pub crawl is an absolute must-do while in the north of Poland. It is the only regularly organized party tour in Gdansk, so don't miss out. Join a team of local guides who will show you the best bars and clubs in this part of the country, and party like a rockstar until late the next morning. During this 4 hour experience of pure fun, get together with an international crowd led by friendly local guides to explore the best bars and clubs in Gdansk. In each of the venues you’ll get a free shot, as well as 2 free drinks of your choice in one of the bars. Last but not least, you'll get exclusive entry to one the coolest clubs in Gdansk. So come on, join this party tour and make the most of your stay in Gdansk. Meet at 8:30 PM at the Neptune’s Fountain to come party until sunrise.

Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

7. Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

Learn the facts and legends of the historic city of Gdańsk on a private walking tour of the highlights and main attractions. Marvel at the former gates of the Old Town, including the Upland Gate at the start of the Royal Way. Hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in former days. Continue to Long Market and the Town Hall. Then, pass Neptune Fountain and Arthur's Court (Dwor Artusa) to see the former meeting point of the city’s merchants, now a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum. Go inside the court, where the walls are covered with friezes of mythological and historical characters. Continue to the Green Gate overlooking the Motlawa River. Then, enter St. Mary's Church, the largest brick church in the world. End your two hours of sightseeing at the imposing Great Armory and admire one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city. Listen to detailed descriptions of the architecture and discuss the city's medieval history and contemporary legacy. Choose the three-hour tour option to explore the other sides of the Old Town and the islands on the Motlawa River. Discover the adorable Spichrzow Island and admire the architecture and yachts in the area. See the Baltic Symphony Hall and its fantastic buildings. Extend your sightseeing to four hours and enter St. Bridget's Church to see the unique altar made of amber, the most important raw material of the region. Be amazed by the extraordinary embellishments on the roofs and walls, and enjoy included admission.  On the six-hour tour, embark on a full exploration of Old Town and Main Town. Your guide will tell you everything about the city, including interesting facts and fantastic legends. There will be enough time to discover every corner of the city, and to enjoy a special visit of the European Solidarity Center, one of the most modern museums in Europe. Wander through the moving exhibitions and informative installations on the history of Poland and Gdansk.

Gdansk: Olivia Star Observation Deck with Dinner & Drinks

8. Gdansk: Olivia Star Observation Deck with Dinner & Drinks

Your luxury experience begins with pickup from your hotel and transfer to Gdansk’s iconic Olivia Star building. Upon arrival, head up to the Observation Desk where an evening of dinner and drinks, music, and breathtaking views await. Dine on a delicious dinner from the deck’s impressive menu, accompanied by drinks made by some of the city’s finest bartenders. While you eat, listen to fabulous music and have a dance if you fancy it. After dinner, head out onto the terrace, which boasts panoramic views of the city and Gdansk Bay. Soak up the romantic atmosphere as you watch the sunset transform the sky with an array of colors. At the end of an unforgettable experience, enjoy complimentary drop-off back to your hotel.

From Gdansk: Half-Day Malbork Castle Tour with Audioguide

9. From Gdansk: Half-Day Malbork Castle Tour with Audioguide

Enjoy a visit to the largest castle in the world and discover the UNESCO-listed castle and fortress with an audioguide. The audio-guided tour will take you around the most important sights in the castle such as the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master. Benefit from hotel pickup to make the experience hassle-free. Get picked up from your hotel in the morning by an English speaking driver in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus. Travel to Malbork Castle, the enormous 13-century castle which is built with 12-15 million bricks and World Heritage-listed. At the castle, begin your tour with the audioguide which will take you to visit the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, which was at one point the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order and St. Mary’s Church. Learn interesting facts and stories from your audioguide as you walk around the castle. Continue to explore the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions like a collection of weaponry, armor, flags, and enormous Amber Museum. The castle museums are home to 40 thousand items including one of Europe’s largest collection of medieval architectural elements, a collection of artistic amber wares – unique all over the world, an impressive set of old weapons and military equipment, or the extensive coin collection, relating to the historic mints in Malbork. After your visit, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Electric Scooter Gdańsk: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

10. Electric Scooter Gdańsk: 90-Minute Guided Tour of Old Town

Explore Gdansk's old town and have fun on an electric scooter. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. The environmentally-friendly electric scooters avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Instead, jump aboard and ride your own scooter from location to location. The tour will last 90 minutes during which you will get the essence of Gdansk's old town. After a brief training session, the tour will head past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Your guide will relate their history and recommend other places to visit during your stay in Gdansk.

Frequently asked questions about Gdansk

What are the best day trips and excursions from Gdansk?

The best day trips and excursions from Gdansk are:

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,501 reviews

Fantastic tour through the old streets and squares of Gdańsk! Got to visit many different pubs and bars. Got to learn extremely interesting and funny history about the city. The guide Katarina was absolutely phenomenal, nice, knowledgeable and knew everything about the city & Poland. Gave us tips on what to do for the rest of the trip! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / The 5 glaziers from Sweden ”Bomhus glas”

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.

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.

Very uncomplicated transaction. We were picked up at the airport on time and taken to our accommodation. I would gladly use this service again at any time.

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