Full day tour from Warsaw to Gdansk
The first information about Gdańsk dated from 997. The defensive and urban complex as well as a port started to really form in the second half of the 10th century.
Gdańsk joined the League of Hanseatic Cities (1361) and the fast development of the port are just some of the factors contributing to the strong position of Gdańsk in Europe.
Although much of Gdańsk was destroyed during World War II– approximately 66%, the city has emerged as one of the most beautiful Baltic cities. Its history of changing between Prussian and Slavic rule has made way for a rich cultural experience for anyone who visits.
The tragic event in December 1970, and then August 1980 and the martial law period are the successive dates symbolizing the fight of the citizens of Gdańsk against the prevailing communist regime. It was Gdańsk that became the cradle of „Solidarność” which was to transform the then map of Europe. History has come full circle. Today Gdańsk – a half-a-million, dynamically developing agglomeration – is vibrant with life as before and again deserves to be called „the Pearl of the North.”
- Full-day Gdańsk tour from Warsaw
- You will explore Malbork’s famous medieval fortress, the largest brick castle in Europe this option is available only by car!!!
- We will walk the historic streets of Gdańsk
- You will explore one of the most beautiful markets in Europe, and admire exquisite Renaissance buildings on Długa Street
- You will pay a visit to the former center of merchant activity at the Arthur’s Court Museum
- You will also learn the history of 15th-century cranes, used to install masts on ships.
- You will admire St. Mary Basilica the largest brick-built church in Europe and the largest church in Poland.
- You will visit the Monument of Fallen Ship Workers and the „Roads to Freedom” exhibition
- Then You will explore the exhibit „Roads to Freedom”, dedicated to the local struggle for freedom and justice, and the birthplace of the first Independent Trade Union „Solidarity”, represented by Lech Wałęsa. Wałęsa would later be awarded 1983 the Nobel Peace Prize, and he was elected as the second president of Poland in 1990.
We will walk through the historic heart of Gdańsk Old Town and You will discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe during four hours walking tour. We will start the tour from Długa Street, the site of the Old Market Square, you will pass through the historic gates of the city, visiting Arthur’s Court, Neptune Fountain, the Old Crane, and the 15th-century Basilica of St Mary’s.
You will soak up the charm of Gdańsk Old Town, as you walk along Długa Street, admiring superb Renaissance buildings and the flamboyant Town Hall. You will take a look at the gilded statue of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland perched high on the Town Hall spire. We will pass Neptune Fountain to Arthur’s Court, the former meeting place of the city’s merchants, now a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum. After a visit to the museum, we will carry on to Green Gate which overlooks the Motława River. You will enjoy an amber polishing demonstration, with a short lecture on amber, at the Amber Court, and visit the 15th century Old Crane, one of the most popular symbols of the Gdańsk, used to install ship masts and to load cargo. We will end the tour at the biggest European Gothic brick church, the Basilica of St. Mary’s.
After that, we will transfer to Westerplatte Peninsula, an area guarding an entrance to the Gdańsk harbor, and the place where World War II began. At that time, the Polish Military Transit Depot was fighting against Nazis 13 times its size. From there, we will continue to the Gdańsk Shipyard, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement.
It is also possible to extend the full-day Private tour from Warsaw to Gdańsk staying over for another day or two.
Below You may find a sample itinerary for the next few days:
Another option for the second day is Stutthof Concertation Camp Tour:
Stutthof concentration camp was first established by the Nazi regime in Poland in September 1939. Camp in Stutthof was the longest operating camp in Poland- from September 1939 till May 1945.
Camp in Stutthof had been established in order to exterminate Jewish and Polish Intelligence, mainly from the Pomerania and the Free City of Gdańsk. Initially, Stutthof was intended for approximately 3,000 people, but gradually became the place of torment and slaughter for over 110,000 prisoners from 28 countries- 65,000 of them died as a result of exterminating living conditions as well as of executions by shooting, hanging, murdering in gas chambers by means of Cyclone B, killed by phenol injections into the heart, beating and torturing, and during evacuation by land in January 1945 and by the sea in April 1945.
Below You may find tour options offered by myself:
Option 1 – By train: Duration: 10 -12 hours. Price for the tour is 350 Euro
Option 2 – By car: Full-day Gdańsk tour from Warsaw:
- One-day tour 600 Euro – 1-7 Pax –driving & walking tour
- Two days tour 700 Euro – 1-7 Pax driving & walking tour excluding entrance fees:
- Entrance to St. Mary’s Basilica 8 PLN / per person
- Entrance to Artus Court /10 PLN per person
- Entrance to Malbork Castle – 39 PLN /per person
- Entrance to Jan Uphagen House – 10 PLN /per person
- Entrance to Westerplatte Peninsula – 5 PLN / per person
- Entrance to the Polish Post Office Museum – 8 PLN/per person