Get a great orientation tour of Szczecin, capital of Poland’s West Pomeranian Voivodeship, and see the main highlights of the restored historic center, such as the Cathedral of St. James, King Chrobry Embankment, and more.
What to Expect
Explore Szczecin’s turbulent history with an English-speaking guide, who will explain the most important stories from the past, and show you key sites, either on foot or in your group’s own transportation.
Discover how, before World War II, Szczecin was a prosperous German city, and how it was devastated during the war, before being handed to Poland at the end of the conflict.
Learn about everyday life in Communist Poland during the Cold War, including why food ration cards were issued, why there were such long queues in the shops, and why Poles still like to eat in milk bars.
Hear about the resistance to Communism by Solidarity (Solidarnosc), the Polish trade union movement, and how freedom was eventually won.
Tour present day Szczecin, a fast-developing city with daring visions for the future, and see the beautifully restored buildings of the historic center, such as the 15th-century Gothic Town Hall, the Cathedral Basilica of St James, and the monumental Castle of the Pomeranian Dukes.
- Guide for up to 3 hours (either walking or traveling in your group's own coach)
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
Meeting point within the city center by prior arrangement