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Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

1. 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.

Gdańsk: Everyday Bike Tour

2. 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: Guided Kayak Tour

3. 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 to 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 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. 

Gdansk Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

4. 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.

Gdansk Traditional Food Tour with Old Town Sightseeing

5. 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.

Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

6. 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: Highlights Old Town Tour with ticket to Amber Altar

7. 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 Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

8. 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: Small Group Evening Walking Tour

9. Gdansk: Small Group Evening Walking Tour

Your tour will begin at 6:00 PM, when you meet your English-speaking guide at Neptune’s Statue on Dlugi Targ Street. Wander along Royal Road and Artus Court, before continuing to the Gold and Green Gate. From here the tour moves on to the Old Port, before heading to the Moltawa River to discover the Island of Granaries. Explore St. Mary’s Street and the Great Armory, before finishing up at at Piwnica Rajców. This is a place where you can find many types of good beer from throughout the ages. Piwnica Rajców is a brewery and restaurant located in the heart of Gdansk’s Old Town, in the historic Artus Court. Here you can try tasty cuisine from the Gdansk region, or craft beer brewed on site. You can also feel the historic atmosphere of feasts organized by wealthy Gdansk merchants, and representatives of municipal authorities.

Gdansk: Private 1-Hour Amber Workshop

10. Gdansk: Private 1-Hour Amber Workshop

During this 1-hour amber workshop, you will be able to touch, feel, and work with amber. Process the raw piece of amber yourself while using machines professionals use in their work. The entire workshop and lecture will be conducted by a real amber craftsman at their workplace. After the workshop, take home the amber which you will have used to create yourself a personal piece of amber jewelry. Learn the history of amber processing, how to distinguish real amber from fake, and even more information about this gold of the north.

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What people are saying about Gdansk Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 263 reviews

Fantastic experience! Szymon is a great instructor - open, helpful and has a good way of transferring the necessary knowledge. Also funny! I was the only one that day so I paddled on a single kayak which I had never done before. As far as the tour goes, it was a fun route which included facts, stories, angry swans and a beautiful sunset. If you’re looking for a more active experience in the city then I highly recommend it!

Bardzo mila pani Asia, ciekawie opowiadala o mieście, 2-godzinna rundka szybko minęła, dużo informacji, sporo propozycji na zwiedzanie na własna rękę , restauracje, kawiarnie, muzea itd. Polecamy!

We had a great night with Kiryl as our host. went to some fantastic bars, got absolutely smashed, had a good dance in the night club at the end and some how managed to crawl home gone 4am.

Our guide Elwira managed to fit a huge amount of interesting facts and information about Gbansk in the alloted 2hr tour. Elwira was very friendly and spoke excellent English.

Tour was a welcome change of scene and guide only goes at a pace you’re comfortable with. Recommend for sure.