Water activity

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Activity provider: Galar Gdański
Water activity

Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

Activity provider: Galar Gdański

From US$ 17.35 per person

Take a pleasant cruise around Gdansk on board a 12-person replica of a historic Polish boat. Admire the city from a different perspective, learn the city's historical value, and see the city as it today.

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Duration 70 minutes
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Live tour guide
Polish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take a cruise aboard a wooden replica of a historical Polish boat
  • Enjoy a pleasant cruise around Gdańsk without the crowds
  • Learn about the history of the city and its port
  • Pass through the canals and see places unavailable to larger vessels
  • See the areas where German submarines were produced during World War II
Full description
Discover Gdańsk from the water on board a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years. Used mainly in the 18th century, this intimate, wooden, and spacious 12-seater boat will take you to places large ships are unable to go and thanks to the low number of passengers, you'll feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former Gdańsk Shipyard that once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in place of the former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. Next, cruise on Motława River in the center of the Old Town. You’ll see many tourist attractions, including the ruins of the Teutonic castle, water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, charming old tenement houses, and their new setting. Follow a route that will also show you monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and the Granary Island. This trip is also a unique and only opportunity to see up close specialist vessels, Gdansk port cranes that are the symbol of the city, and the internal quay of the Port of Gdansk.
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  • Bottled water
  • Blanket

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    4.8 /5

    based on 598 reviews

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    Great affordable experience. Guide was funny and knowledgeable. We also got free water. One downside is, we thought the boat would have a roof. Although umbrellas are provided, the sun was unrelenting so I would advise you to book this experience later in the day :)

    March 23, 2023

    We had a nice and interesting cruise on a hot summer day and learned many interesting facts about the history and surrounding buildings. Our guide was really good and spoke fluent English, but without microphone/speaker it was a bit difficult to hear.

    March 23, 2023

    Na místo přijďte včas, abyste se v docích zorientovali a našli to správné místo. Nenechejte se odradit trochu nepřehledným vzhledem průmyslového okolí v místě, odkud se vyplouvá. Plavba stojí za to. Průvodce byl výborný, ochotný. Loď je vybavena dekami a deštníky pro případ chladného anebo deštivého počasí.

    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 266722