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  • Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

    1. Gdansk: City Cruise on Historical Polish Boat

    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, ...

    A highly enjoyable and very informative tour through the Motowa river and canals on a historical Polish boat. The best way to enjoy and find out about the city.

  • Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

    2. Gdansk: Cruise on Historical Polish Boat through Shipyard

    Discover Gdańsk from a water perspective onboard a replica of a Polish river ship used for over 400 years (mainly in the 18th century). Hop onto an intimate, wooden and spacious 12-seater boat that will take you to places unavailable to large ships, and thanks to the small number of passengers you will feel at ease and special. Start the cruise from the former areas of the Gdańsk Shipyard, which once was a workplace for nearly 18,000 people and unavailable to visitors for over 170 years. Find out about how Gdansk Shipyard was established after 1945 in the place of former German shipyards. It was here that the "Solidarity" movement began in 1980, leading to the fall of communism in Poland. During the trip, sail around Ostrów Island, on which there is the 5th largest ship repair yard in the world. This is a unique and only opportunity to see specialized ships, Gdansk cranes (port cranes ...

    Definitely a unique experience! Informative guide, beautiful views, and fun way to travel around the waterways!!

  • Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

    3. Gdańsk: Motlawa River Yacht Cruise

    Explore Gdańsk, Poland, on a yacht tour along Motlawa River. Sightsee monuments with friends or family from the water. During the cruise, learn about the history of the city's most famous monuments from a recording. Start your adventure from the water tram stop on the left bank of Old Motlawa at the Green Bridge extension of Dluga Street. The cruise route includes the Green Bridge, the Crane, the fish market, Brabank, Gdansk Marina, Vistula, Polish Hook, the shipyards, and then back to the Green Bridge. See the remains of the wall of Teutonic Castle, the Long Seacoast (Dlugie Pobrzeze) with water gates leading to the city, the famous 15th-century crane, Ołowianka Island, and Granary Island. On the way back to the Green Bridge at the end of the tour, stop by the Marina of Gdańsk.

    beautiful city, beautiful cruise, length was just right and we got to know some interesting news

  • Gdansk: Evening Kayak Tour

    4. 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.

    We kayaked 6+km in light rain. It was good exercise and fun. Piotr was very patient and a gracious guide. I would do this tour again and would recommend this to anyone that is at least a little fit. You will have fun! There is a little shop near the kayak spot where you can buy cheap drinks and snacks too.

  • Gdansk: Guided Kayak Tour

    5. 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. 

    Great tour, you get to learn a lot and kayak at the same time! Guide is very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Gdansk.

  • Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

    6. Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

    This tour is designed to give you an insider's view of the area's tumultuous past, while at the same time, showing you its current beauty. Westerplatte was for centuries a military base for many different armies, most people associate it with a date: the 1st of September 1939. Even though other Polish cities were attacked a few minutes earlier than Westerplatte, this place is the symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. Here 200 Polish soldiers heroically fought the Nazis which outnumbered them by 8 times. Nowadays in Westerplatte you can see the remaining Guardhouse No.1 and the remains of a barracks. The whole area is quite small so you will walk though it. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. A large monument pays tribute to those Polish defenders and marks the spot where the entire world was plunged into war just 6...

  • Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

    7. Gdańsk: Islands and Canals Private Kayak Tour

    Paddle through the canals of this Polish port city and access the secluded spots hidden from the land. Many tourists take ferry rides, but not everyone gets to experience Gdańsk from this alternative perspective. Explore a side of the city that most people don’t see.  Enjoy a beginner-friendly tour on either a double or single kayak depending on your skills and experience. Glide down the river and make your way past two of Gdańsk’s main islands, Granary Island and Olowianka Island, and the Soldek ship and the Crane – a former port crane.

  • Gdańsk: 3-Hour Private Speedboat Tour in Gdańsk Bay

    8. Gdańsk: 3-Hour Private Speedboat Tour in Gdańsk Bay

    Admire the fascinating landmarks of Gdańsk on a 3-hour journey around Gdańsk's bay aboard a comfortable speedboat. Relax and feel the wind through your hair as you admire panoramic views of the bay, including the flashy Marina Yacht Park, Kosciuszko Square, and the impressive ORP Blyskawica destroyer moored there. Head out of the bay and sail past the tall Orlowo Cliff, marveling at the stunning nature around you, and enjoy a brief stop in Sopot Marina to see the pleasure pier, Sopot Pier, before cruising back to Gdańsk Marina.

  • Gdansk: Private Guided Tour to Frombork the Jewel of Warmia

    9. Gdansk: Private Guided Tour to Frombork the Jewel of Warmia

    Take a journey to the fantastic city of Frombork. Enjoy pickup from your accommodations in a comfortable car and hit the road with you professional licensed guide. On the way, admire the architecture of the Zulawy region with its unique arcaded houses. Look inside and see how local people lived many years ago.  In Frombork, otherwise known as "The Jewel of Warmia" or “The End of the World,” you can find a fascinating local heritage, home to the famous mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus. Here, you will visit all of the town’s most interesting sights, including Cathedral Hill, bishopric palaces, diocesan chanceries, and defensive walls and towers. Enter the former Palace of Warmian Bishops, which now functions as the Museum of Copernicus. Inside, you will see many interesting exhibitions about this remarkable astronomer and his achievements.  Also visit the pearl among local sacred buildi...

  • History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

    10. History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

    See Gdańsk from a slightly different perspective – from a kayak. There are several routes to follow, all at various levels of difficulty, suited to your skills. One popular route is following the Motława around Granary Island. See three faces of Gdańsk: historical power, port of everyday life and is beautiful nature. The historical part is full of mystery and beautiful architecture of past centuries along the Old and New Motlawa. On the industrial and historical side, you will pass through the Dead Vistula river with a view of the shipyards and port. The natural beauty surrounding the Motlawa provides respite from the city center, disturbed only by the wind and the voices of birds among the historical fortifications of Gdansk. Face the cold and get a rush of adrenaline. You can even head out to the Hel Peninsula and take a cutter cruise out to the sea to search for a real sea wolf. The...

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What people are saying about Gdansk

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based on 68 reviews

We kayaked 6+km in light rain. It was good exercise and fun. Piotr was very patient and a gracious guide. I would do this tour again and would recommend this to anyone that is at least a little fit. You will have fun! There is a little shop near the kayak spot where you can buy cheap drinks and snacks too.

It was an absolute delight! Our guide Veronica was very personal about her city, told us a lot of stories both historical and contemporary. She provided umbrellas when rain was pouring. Would repeat it when in Gdansk. Recommend it when traveling with kids!

A highly enjoyable and very informative tour through the Motowa river and canals on a historical Polish boat. The best way to enjoy and find out about the city.

beautiful city, beautiful cruise, length was just right and we got to know some interesting news

Nice open boat, let's you really experience the surroundings. Nice and knowledgeable guide.