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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: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

2. Gdańsk: City Tour by Electric Golf Cart

Discover the best of Gdańsk on a 1-hour guided, private tour covering the city's main sights. Sit back and relax as a knowledgeable guide presents Gdańsk's history, neighborhoods, and attractions. The tour visits the following highlights: • Highland Gate • Prison Tower and Torture Chamber • Golden Gate • Great Armory • St. Mary's Church • Court of St. George's Brotherhood • Granary Island • Crane • St. John's Church • Polish Post Office • Solidarity Square • Museum of the Second World War • Shipyards • European Solidarity Center

Gdańsk: Private Sightseeing Cruise on the Motława River

3. Gdańsk: Private Sightseeing Cruise on the Motława River

Marvel at the sights of Gdańsk with a private sightseeing cruise on the Motlawa River. Glide quietly through the water aboard an eco-friendly, electric boat and see the city from a different perspective. Hop aboard and begin your Gdańsk sightseeing adventure. Sit back and relax in comfortable seating with plush pillows and blankets. Feel free to buy a drink from the onboard mini-bar as well. Sail past the city's historic water gates including St. Mary's Gate, Stragglers Gate, St. John's Gate, and the Holy Spirit Gate. Admire the famous red brick crane, the Soldek Museum, and the World War II Museum from the water. Pass the Olowianka Footbridge and see the former warehouses on Granary Island which have been transformed into a chic neighborhood. Return to the starting point at the end of the cruise.

Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

4. 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. 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. 

Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

5. 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.

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

6. 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: Everyday Bike Tour

7. 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

8. 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: 90-Minute Guided Segway Tour of Gdansk Old Town

9. 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: City Sights and History Guided Walking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Gdansk Old Town

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 316 reviews

Very nice and informative city tour to many sights of the city. Individual questions could be asked to the friendly guide at any time and short stops to take photos were also made possible.

The cruise is wonderful, the views are beautiful, but we will be most beloved by Mr. David, our driver. Mega optimistic until you did not want to come back. We highly recommend it! ❤️

A great way to see Gdansk and learn a little of its history. Our guide was informative and friendly and my daughter and I really enjoyed this excursion. Highly recommended.

Absolutely brilliant experience, Simon was an amazing instructor, very knowledgeable and patient (it was mine and my partners first time Kayaking)

Fantastic bike tour with Simon, would recommend to anyone.