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Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

1. Masurian Lake District: Canoe and Sailing Tour from Warsaw

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head for the Masurian Lake District. Arrive at 1:00 PM and begin your adventure with a canoeing trip in a one or two passenger boat, guided by your professional instructor. Your 3-hour canoe trip will be on the picturesque Krutyń River, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful canoe routes in Europe. The river is very calm and the rafting is relaxing, in the heart of wonderful nature.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight. 

Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

2. Warsaw: Wolf’s Lair, St. Lipka & Mamerki Private Tour

Discover Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters, where he spent most of World War II. See for yourself 50 well-camouflaged massive bunkers, where Hitler made the decisions about war strategy and construction of death camps, and where he was attacked in 1944. The Wolf’s Lair was highly guarded, surrounded by minefield and operated for 4 years with over 2,000 inhabitants.  Your local guide will share interesting stories and facts about this place and show you hidden gems of this enormous area. If you choose the extended tour option, you will also see Mamerki village, the former headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. This is a huge area with bunkers, shelters, and houses for generals and officers. See the interior of a famous U-boot or enter the museum dedicated to the Eastern Front before visiting the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Święta Lipka. See the striking baroque architecture, colorful and rich gate as you enter. Inside you will find beautiful organs, paintings on the walls, a richly-decorated roof and sculptures.

Wolfschanze: Private Transport to Wolf's Lair

3. Wolfschanze: Private Transport to Wolf's Lair

In the forest between the Lake Siercze and Lake Moj is the complex of bunkers, which during World War II was the headquarters of the armed forces high command and Hitler’s headquarters. The commander of the Third Reich stayed here for over 900 days. Construction and expansion of accommodation lasted 4 years.    In 1959, the land Wolf’s Lair was opened to the public. Since then, thousands have flocked here to visit this infamous spot.  The 10-hour tour includes private transportation from your hotel in Gdansk or Sopot , free time to explore the Wolf's Lair and the surrounding area and return transportation. The driver is English-speaking and will help with buying tickets and organizing a guide. Price does not include fees for guide and entrance tickets.

Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

4. Masurian Lake District: The Wolf’s Lair and Yacht Tour

Depart Warsaw at 9:30 AM and head to visit the Ruins of Adolf Hitler’s Bunker, The Wolf’s Lair, from the Second World War. Learn the details of a failed attempt on the Nazi Germany leader by conspirators including Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg. Discover the system of building shelters and military fortifications in the Second World War. Listen to stories and anecdotes related to the Wolf’s Lair.  Next, head to the town of Mikołajki. Take a trip around the center of the town to see the yachts in the marina and the fantastic views of the lakes surrounding the town. Then, board your 40-meter yacht for a 3-hour cruise. Dinner will be served during the cruise, which takes place on the biggest lake in Poland, Śniadrwy. If you are lucky, you will see an amazing sunset from the yacht deck. Return to Warsaw for 12:00 midnight.

Gdansk Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

5. Gdansk Wolf’s Lair with St. Lipka and Mamerki Private Guided

Discover a complex of over 80 buildings built in 1941 that used to be Adolf Hitler’s military headquarters. See for yourself the 50 massive well-camouflaged bunkers, some of which have walls as thick as 6 meters. See the remnants of this historic and important place where decisions about war moves and the construction of death camps were made, as well as where the famous attack on Hitler took place. Wolf’s Lair was a perfectly guarded place that was surrounded by a minefield. It was operated for 4 years and was home to over 2,000 people. Whilst touring through this secret forest, your local guide will tell you the best stories and facts about the area, and will also show you some of the area's hidden gems. In the extended version of this tour, see also another place full of bunkers, Mamerki village. It used to be the headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Land Forces. It’s a huge area which includes bunkers, shelters, and the houses of generals and officers. Whilst there you will be able to discover the Amber Chamber, the interiors of the famous U-boot German Submarine, and a museum dedicated to the East Front. On your way back from the extended tour you will visit the St. Mary’s Sanctuary in Swieta Lipka. From the entrance you will be able to see fantastic Baroque architecture, the fabulous colors of the building, and the impressive gate. Inside you will find beautiful organs, fantastic paintings on the walls, a richly decorated roof, and great sculptures.

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What people are saying about Masurian Lake District

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 24 reviews

It would be advisable to leave Warsaw (a city clogged with traffic) at 8.00 in the morning instead of 9.30 and thus use more hours in the river with the kayak, especially for those who have never practiced this sport. For the rest, a fantastic day to be absolutely recommended.

Very great trip. Great tour guide, great explanations. You should have seen it.