Gdańsk (Dancig) City Break
Gdansk is the third city after Kraków and Warsaw you must visit in Poland. With over 1000 years history is not only an architectural pearl but also symbol of important facts of the world history.
On 1 September 1939, at around 4.30 am, it was here, in Gdańsk - Westerplatte, that the Second World War started with shots fired from the battleship Schleswig-Holstein.
Also here “Solidarity” was born, the first independent labor union (headed by Lech Wałesa) in a Soviet-bloc country, which contributed greatly to the fall of communism.
Nowadays Gdansk is a modern dynamically developing agglomeration offering tourists plenty of attractions.
Transfer from Gdańsk airport/railway station to your hotel.
Overnight in Gdańsk.
After breakfast in the hotel you will be picked up by our guide for a private tour.
We visit Old Town with Long Market, vintage churches and streets, Motława River Embankment with famous Crane, King Arthur’s Court etc.
Later we go to Gdansk Shipyard, place where Solidarity was born – symbolic place with Three Crosses Monument. Nearby is the European Solidarity Center, where you can learn about Polish road to independence from communist regime.
In the evening you can enjoy Vodka Tour and taste at least 6 flavoures accompanied by typical vodka food. An experience guide will tell you stories, anecdotes and explain everything about vodka and it’s privileged place in Polish tradition.
Today we start with II World War Museum. This would be an incredible history lesson. You might want to spend here at least few hours. It is an experience to learn about II WW in such an easy and interesting way.
In the afternoon we go by boat to Westerplatte Penisula, where the II World War began.
Evening at your leisure.
Today you need some rest in Sopot, a beautiful city resort north to Gdansk, with enchanting beaches and the longest wooden pier in Europe. For lunch we take you to the famous fish fryer restaurant, where you can taste our Polish “Fish&chips” and admire the beautiful sea shore.
In the afternoon we go to Oliwa Cathedral, the highest church in Poland (107m) with organ case which is unique in the world and is considered as one of the largest cases worldwide. You will have a chance to listen to its fenomenal sound as there are daily concerts.
If you are lucky you will hear the Tocata and Fugue in D!
Overnight in Gdansk.
After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to airport/railway station in Gdańsk.
If you wish to extend your stay and do the other sightseeing tours in Poland, please let us know in your comments in get-a-quote form.
Please note, that at Poland for weekend you can always modify your trip. Let us help you to plan your tailor made program.
Price starting at $495*
Inclusions: accommodation in 3* hotel (incl. breakfast) 4 nights, private transfers, meals as mentioned, private local guide (English speaking) ;
Exclusions: international/domestic flights, visas (if necessary), travel insurance, meals not mentioned, entry fees to visited museums & objects, tips, personal expenses.
*The starting price is per person and based on two travellers sharing a room.
Upon inquiry a detailed quote will be provided.