Gdansk Shipyard

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Gdansk Shipyard: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gdansk Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

1. 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: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

2. Gdansk: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

Explore Gdansk's Shipyard and have fun on a Segway. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. Avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Ride your Segway from location to location. Get the essence of Gdansk's Shipyard. After a brief training session, you will head past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Get other recommendations from your guide about other places to visit during your stay in Gdansk.

Gdansk: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

3. Gdansk: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Meet your friendly guide at the centrally located Information Point, then set off on your electric car adventure.  Explore the city’s impressive Old Town while you soak up the charming atmosphere and unique architecture. From the car, see famous landmarks including St. Mary’s Church, Arthur’s Court, and the Golden Gate. Pass by the Shipyard next and learn about its importance to Gdansk’s past, then admire the Town Hall and iconic St. Bridget’s Church. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about local life, history, and culture. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off to the meeting point.

Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

4. Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

Explore the Motława River and the Radunia Canal on this kayaking tour in Gdansk. Stay warm in a dry suit and wear paddle muffles to protect your hands from the cold.  Meet your guide, then put on your life jacket and drysuit. Hop into your tandem kayak, which has been fitted with a spray skirt to prevent water from getting into the kayak. Slip your hands into the paddle muffler which will keep your hands dry and toasty.  Set out on the Motława to see the towering green cranes of the shipyard. Admire the churches and brightly colored apartment blocks in the Old Town. Uncover romantic scenes as you travel down the Radunia. View the red-brick medieval granaries that have been restored on Olowianka and Granary Island. Cruise under the Olowianka Footbridge before heading back to the starting point.

Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

5. Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

Enjoy pickup from your hotel and hit the road with your local guide. Start off with a visit to the historic Old Town, and admire the beautiful architecture, colorful buildings, and narrow alleyways that date back to Medieval times. Pass through the famous Golden Gate, Arthur’s Court, and Neptune Fountain, then visit St. Mary’s Church. Stop by the beautiful Motlawa River next, then marvel at the Amber Altar at St. Bridget’s Church. From there explore the Shipyard and learn about its importance in the development of Gdansk. Arrive in the Oliwa district and soak up the Gothic architecture then check out Oliwa Cathedral and listen to an organ concert. Stretch your legs on a stroll through Oliwa Park, home to an idyllic Japanese Garden. Afterwards, stop by Gdansk Bay followed by a walk along Brzenzo Pier. Finally, visit Westerplatte, the site where World War Two began, and listen to your guide’s fascinating historical stories. Stop by the neighboring military cemetery before relaxing on the return journey to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Gdansk Shipyard

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Great experience. Jakob was a very informative guide. This was my first time on a Segway and it was brilliant. I'd recommend it to everyone to try this.

Friendly service

Annette showed us around Gdansk shipyards told us about Solidarnosc and answered our questions She stayed with us for more than 2 hours

Really good experience, beautiful city and great guide!