Gdansk
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Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

1. Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

Start the walking tour in Gdansk Shipyard which was once the working place for thousands of people. Listen to stories about the communist era in Poland which was a hard time for all citizens. Discover how their determination led to the collapse of totalitarian systems in Europe. Learn about how Lech Walesa, the worker from the shipyard, became the leader of the first free trade union Solidarity and later became the first democratically-elected Polish president in post-WWII history. During the 2-hour version of the tour, see the Three Crosses Monument, the popular monument to the shipyard workers which shows how turbulent and dramatic the history of modern Europe was after 1945. Then walk through the historic Main Gate with 20 postulates of workers before continuing on to the old shipyard buildings. Stop at Sala BHP, the Shipyard Museum, where the agreement with the communists was signed. Finish the tour with a stroll around the shipyard to witness how work continues there to this day. See where the workers ate and receive a shot of Polish vodka. Opt to take the extended 4-hour version of the tour to spend an additional 2 hours exploring the European Solidarity Centre - one of the newest, interactive, and most interesting museums in Gdansk. Your guide will help you to understand the exhibition and the historical context surrounding the incident that took place in the Gdansk shipyard.

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Gdansk: Fighting for Freedom Private Tour

2. Gdansk: Fighting for Freedom Private Tour

Discover the fascinating past of Gdansk on this tour through its turbulent history. Learn about its ongoing struggles since the Second World War, and its long fight for freedom and justice throughout the 20th century. Your tour begins with a transfer to Westerplatte Peninsula, an area guarding an entrance to the Gdansk harbor, and the place where the WWII began. At the time, the Polish Military Transit Depot was fighting against an enemy 13 times its size. From there, you will continue to the Gdansk Shipyard, the birthplace of the Solidarity movement.

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Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

3. Gdańsk: Tasting Polish Vodka and Traditional Appetizers

Head to an authentic tavern to taste 6 shots of vodka with this experience in Gdańsk. Savor three different dishes that have been selected to compliment your dinks. Listen as your knowledgeable guide reveals the secrets of Polish vodka to you. Meet your host at waterside tavern. Make your way to the vodka tasting table to delight your senses with 6 types of vodka. Learn about these vodka brands and the history of vodka in Poland from your local host. Have a complete Polish experience by pairing your vodka with three small plates of food that is typically served while drinking. Let your host regale you with tales from Poland's communist past.

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Annette showed us around Gdansk shipyards told us about Solidarnosc and answered our questions She stayed with us for more than 2 hours