Discover Poland’s Tricity area on a day trip to the Baltic Sea cities of Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk. Listen to an organ recital in Gdansk Oliwa Cathedral, visit the Dar Pomorza sailing ship, and walk along Europe’s longest wooden pier.
What to Expect
Formally called the Tricity region by the Tricity Charter of 2007, the 3 Baltic Sea cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot had informally been referred to as the tricity for much longer. Among the most handsome cities of Gdansk Bay, they provide a glorious backdrop for this 5-hour sightseeing excursion to some of their most notable attractions.
Following a hotel pick-up in Gdansk, you will first visit the beautiful suburb of Oliwa. Go to the 16th-century Gdansk Oliwa Cathedral, the longest Cistercian church in the world. Consecrated in 1594, the 3-nave basilica its an artful mix of the Baroque, Rococo, and Renaissance. Listen to a beautiful organ recital inside the church before driving to Gdynia Harbor.
Swap religious devotions for maritime marvels at the good ship Dar Pomorza, a striking tall-ship sailing frigate that dates back to 1909. Now preserved as a museum ship, it served as a sail training ship before winning the Cutty Sark Trophy in 1980. Climb on board and explore the Twin Deck, where students lived during training cruises. See pictures and maps that depict Dar Pomorza’s history, and objects from her sailing past.
Continue to the spa and seaside resort of Sopot, where you will walk along the promenade and the longest wooden pier in Europe. Constructed in 1827, it stretches for more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) into the Bay of Gdańsk and will reward you will lovely views back at Sopot’s terracotta-tiled buildings.
What's Not Included
- Entrance fee to Oliwa Cathedral and concert (EUR 2 per person)
- Entrances fee to the Dar Pomorza sailing ship (EUR 2.50 per person: closed from November – February)
- Entrance fee to Sopot Pier (usually EUR 2 per person although free until 25 April 2015)
- Sail ship "Dar Pomorza" (closed until further notice)
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