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Gdansk: Individual Sightseeing Tour with Audio Guide

1. Gdansk: Individual Sightseeing Tour with Audio Guide

In additional to beautiful monuments, romantic corners, interesting shops and plenty of restaurants, Gdansk offers countless events and attractions in season. It can be difficult to decide what to see and do, but this audio guided tour does all the work for you. Almost all of the sites on the guide are within a 15-20 minute walk, and to make it even easier, you will receive a map along with the device. Just put on your headphones and get ready to spend 3 hours taking in the city’s top attractions. The recordings are interesting and will be engaging even for youngsters. Your guide may be King Neptune, the great astronomer Jan Heweliusz or even the Emperor Napoleon. This audio guide features 40 recordings on over 20 sites, in 4 languages. There are not any suggested routes in audio guide Gdansk. You decide what you want to see, which stories to listen to and which one to choose first. If you are not keen on longer walks, you may choose only the closest POI's. Together with an audio guide player you get a free map with all POI's marked and shortly described.

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Malbork Castle: 6-Hour Private Tour to the Largest Castle

2. Malbork Castle: 6-Hour Private Tour to the Largest Castle

Visit Malbork Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved Gothic strongholds in the world, on a 6-hour excursion from Gdansk. The castle dates from the end of the 13th century, and was a seat of the Teutonic Knights Order. The giant fortress required nearly 5 million bricks to build, and was constructed in 3 sections. It is one of a very few strongholds in the world that were never captured in battle. Spend 3 hours touring the Grand Masters Palace and the Great Refectory, and see the many chambers and towers, and also medieval armor and weapons. Hear tales about brave knights and the battles fought between Poland and the Teutonic Order.

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History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

3. History of Gdansk Tour by Kayak on the Motława River

See Gdańsk from a slightly different perspective – from a kayak. There are several routes to follow, all at various levels of difficulty, suited to your skills. One popular route is following the Motława around Granary Island. See three faces of Gdańsk: historical power, port of everyday life and is beautiful nature. The historical part is full of mystery and beautiful architecture of past centuries along the Old and New Motlawa. On the industrial and historical side, you will pass through the Dead Vistula river with a view of the shipyards and port. The natural beauty surrounding the Motlawa provides respite from the city center, disturbed only by the wind and the voices of birds among the historical fortifications of Gdansk. Face the cold and get a rush of adrenaline. You can even head out to the Hel Peninsula and take a cutter cruise out to the sea to search for a real sea wolf. There are a variety of kayaking tours to choose from.

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Gdansk: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

4. Gdansk: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket

See the sights of Gdansk at your own pace with a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours, depending on option booked. Marvel at the colorful buildings and cobbled streets of the city center on 2 available routes, and get an informative recorded commentary in any of the 11 available languages.  Blue Line: Benefit from 9 strategically located stops to explore the newly-opened World War II Museum, Oliwa Cathedral and boutique stores of Baltycka Galeria. • Brama Wyiynna/Upland Gate • Railway Station  • Shipyard • World War II Museum  • Baltycka Gallery  • Oliwa Cathedral • Oliwa Zoo • Oliwa Pella • Gradowa Hill Red Line: The Red Line includes stops at the Energa Stadium and provides stunning views of the riverbank. • Upland Gate • Railway Station  • Energa Stadium  • Westerplatte • Marina New Port • Music Academy

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Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

5. Gdansk: Malbork Castle & Westerplatte Tour with Local Lunch

Be collected from your accommodation in Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia and begin your exciting and interesting journey exploring this region. Arrive at the largest brick castle in the world, Malbork Castle. This is one of the most valuable Polish monuments and a unique fortified complex from the Middle Ages. Monumentally and majestically situated on the river Nogat, the castle makes a stunning impression. Take an audio guide tour around the castle then ask any questions you have to your tour guide.  Continue your journey and explore the secrets of the Żuławy Wiślane. Discover the Mennonite paths and the old arcade houses. Stop for lunch at a traditional wooden house here to refuel before beginning your return journey. On way back to your accommodation, visit the Westerplatte, the locale in which the first battle in the European theater of World War II was fought.

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Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

6. Malbork Castle 5-Hour Private Tour

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. A symbol of power and tradition, it is the largest Gothic brick castle in Europe. Visit this masterpiece of defense and residential architecture and explore the interior, including its interesting exhibitions. The 5-hour tour includes private transportation from your hotel in Gdansk or Sopot, with free time to explore the castle in Malbork and the surrounding area and return transportation. The driver is English-speaking and will help with buying tickets at the castle and organizing a castle guide.

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Gdansk: Traditional Polish Food Private Tour

7. Gdansk: Traditional Polish Food Private Tour

Experience the culture of eating that has strong roots among Polish people on a private tour with a professional guide. Experience Polish culinary delights at carefully chosen local venues and see the highlights of the Old Town on a guided walking tour. Choose an option that best suits the needs of your group, including varying durations and tours in English, Norwegian, or Swedish. All tours include a private walking tour taking in St. Mary’s Church, Long Market, and Neptune’s Fountain among many others depending on the options chosen.  The 2.5-hour tour option allows you to sample a basic set of foods in 2 places, including different kinds of dumplings, Polish meats, and other specialists. You’ll also have 1 soft drink followed by cake and coffee or tea at a patisserie while also having a brief guided tour of the Old Town.   On the 3.5-hour option, you’ll taste even more traditional Polish foods at 3 venues. The menu includes the basic options as well as a traditional soup and a beer. During the tasting, your guide also will tell you about Polish traditions and customs.  To explore even further the culture of Poland, choose the special 5-hour option where you’ll have a combination of tasting not only food but also vodka or beer. Enjoy 8 kinds of beer or 8 kinds of vodka as you get to know the local history even better. Visit hidden locations down lovely narrow alleys and see remarkable buildings including the Golden Gate and Artus Court on an extended walking tour of Gdansk.

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Warsaw: Castle of the Teutonic Oder in Malbork Full Day Tour

8. Warsaw: Castle of the Teutonic Oder in Malbork Full Day Tour

Discover one of Poland's most intriguing and history-rich landmarks, the Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork. Start the day with and early departure from Warsaw and travel to the castle with your local guide. When you arrive, visit the High Castle which holds the convent, the convent’s reflection, the Convention Chamber and much more. Then wander through to the Middle Castle which houses the Great Refectory, basements, and the kitchen, then move onto the Palace of the Grand Masters to find the Summer Refectory and the Low Hall. As you explore the complex, learn about the hundreds of years worth of history contained within the castle walls. Marvel at the castle’s rich and unique collection of sculptures and archaeological exhibitions, that includes amber, ceramics, furniture, military items, textiles, stained-glass, and engravings, as well as an impressive military exhibit with an array of armor and weaponry.

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Gdansk Old Town: German Influence Walking Tour

9. Gdansk Old Town: German Influence Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn about the historical relationship between Poland and Germany on a guided walking tour of Gdansk. Avail of the services of a local guide who will take you to see all the highlights of the Old Town, such as Upland Gate at the start of the famous Royal Way. Hear how Gdansk was the world's largest German-speaking city in the 16th and 17th centuries, and how it functioned for 400 years as an intermediary between the cultures of Poland, Germany and Lithuania. Learn about some of the city's famous former residents, such as the writer Arthur Schopenhauer. Hear about the Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass who set his famous Danzig Trilogy – including The Tin Drum – in Gdansk. 

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From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

10. From Warsaw: Tour to Malbork Castle and Gdansk or Sopot

Depart Warsaw and journey to the delta of the Vistula River to visit Malbork Castle, founded by the Knights of the Teutonic Order and the largest castle complex in Europe by land area. Look inside the castle complex to admire the courtyard and cloisters of the High Castle, and discover where feasts where held at the Summer Refectory. Admire the Gothic architecture of the Grand Masters' Palace in the Middle Castle. Continue to the historic city of Gdansk to take a walk around the Old Town, and pass the Coal Market (Targ Węglowy) where the annual Christmas Market is held. See the Amber Museum, housed in the former Prison Tower, and walk through the richly decorated Golden Gate to enter Long Market leading to Green Gate. Journey back to the Middle Ages at Artus Court, where wealthy merchants would gather in the evenings in former times. Spot the colorful Dutch House (Dom Holenderski) and take a break at Neptune’s Fountain at the entrance to Artus Court. Visit the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and admire the largest brick church in the world. Alternatively, you can visit the seaside resort town of Sopot if you prefer. Take a walk along the pedestrianized promenade of Bohaterów Monte Cassino ("Heroes of Monte Cassino Street") and cast your eyes on the famous ”Crooked House.” Go for a stroll along the longest wooden pier in Europe, and admire the Sopot Lighthouse, built in 1903-1904 as a part of the Balneological Institute. Go to the top of the lookout tower for a beautiful view of the city and sea.

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What people are saying about Gdansk

Delightful tour. Marek was my tour guide. He had a lot of knowledge of the city and the food presented. Even though I was late for the tour, Marek was patient through out it and answered every question I had. Highly recommended.

Very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour guide visiting Malborg and Westerplatte. Enjoyable ambience for very tasty lunch (pierogi miesne ruskie and excellent bub,groszk i koperek) .Thank you

We liked it very much and we had a great and very interesting time with Kaja! We can highly recommend the food tour with an additional guide tour through Gdansk!

Great tour, my guide was very well prepared and provide a great history lesson about Poland during the ride. I really enjoy this experience

It was a great tour - we‘ve had lots of fun and enjoyed the time :)