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Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot: 8-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

1. Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot: 8-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour

Formally called the Tricity region by the Tricity Charter of 2007, the 3 Baltic Sea cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot had informally been referred to as the tricity for much longer. Among the most handsome cities of Gdansk Bay, they provide a glorious backdrop for this 8-hour sightseeing excursion to some of their most notable attractions. During the first part of this trip, visit the Old Town of Gdansk. The charm of Old Town Gdansk attracts millions of tourists each year. Start by taking a walk down Długa Street, which is one of the most beautiful European markets that is nestled around a dazzling selection of renaissance buildings. It leaves from the Golden Gate and passes by the Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Arthur's Court and finishes by the Green Gate overlooking the Motława River. On a way see The Museum of Arthur's Court and the Amber Chamber with amber polishing demonstration and a short lecture on amber. Stop by the Old Crane, which happens to be one of the most popular symbols of the city and to the church of St Mary, Europe's biggest gothic brick church. Visit beautiful suburb of Oliwa. Go to the 16th-century Gdansk Oliwa Cathedral, the longest Cistercian church in the world, famous for its organs and unforgetable organ concert. Consecrated in 1594, the 3-nave basilica its an artful mix of the Baroque, Rococo, and Renaissance. Listen to a beautiful organ recital inside the church before driving to Gdynia Harbor. Swap religious devotions for maritime marvels at the good ship Dar Pomorza, a striking tall-ship sailing frigate that dates back to 1909. Now preserved as a museum ship, it served as a sail training ship before winning the Cutty Sark Trophy in 1980. Climb on board and explore the Twin Deck, where students lived during training cruises. See pictures and maps that depict Dar Pomorza’s history, and objects from her sailing past. Continue to the spa and seaside resort of Sopot, where you will walk along the promenade and the longest wooden pier in Europe. Constructed in 1827, it stretches for more than 1,600 feet (500 meters) into the Bay of Gdansk and will reward you will lovely views back at Sopot’s terracotta-tiled buildings. Enjoy the most important places in Tricity and area and learn from your guide what else you can discover on your own after this tour.

Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

2. Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia 3 Cities Private Full-Day Tour

Perfect for those short on time but with a desire to see as much as possible of Poland’s Tri-City area. This full-day private sightseeing tour covers Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, where the decorative architecture has been shaped by a rich history. Discover the center of Gdansk, restored after World War II. Walk along Long Street with its beautiful houses, bars and cafés, a fountain of Neptune, "amber" Mary's Street, the Crane and the Island of Granaries. Then go to Gdansk Oliwa to relax in the most beautiful park in the Tri-City. And don't miss the famous organ concert at Oliwa Cathedral! Continue on to Sopot and wander down the Monciak Street, perhaps the most famous promenade in Poland, lined with art nouveau cafés and shops. Soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and discover the beachfront attractions of the boardwalk, including the longest wooden pier in Europe and the beautiful waterfront Spa Park. The final destination in your Tri-City tour is Gdynia, where the battleship “Lightning” and frigate “Gift of Pomerania” are reminders of the rich history of the Polish Navy and the country’s shipbuilding traditions.  Rout: Gdańsk: Upland Gate, Torture Chamber, Golden Gate,  Dluga Street, The Long Market, The Main Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Motława River bank, The Crane, St. Mary's Church, Great Armoury, The Solidarity Square and The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers Oliwa: Oliwa Cathedral (+ organ concert), Oliwa Park,  Sopot: Bohaterów Monte Cassino Street, Therapeutic Park, The Pier Gdynia: The Kościuszko Square, ORP Błyskawica (Battleship), frigate “Dar Pomorza” (muzum ship)

Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

3. Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

Enjoy pickup from your hotel and hit the road with your local guide. Start off with a visit to the historic Old Town, and admire the beautiful architecture, colorful buildings, and narrow alleyways that date back to Medieval times. Pass through the famous Golden Gate, Arthur’s Court, and Neptune Fountain, then visit St. Mary’s Church. Stop by the beautiful Motlawa River next, then marvel at the Amber Altar at St. Bridget’s Church. From there explore the Shipyard and learn about its importance in the development of Gdansk. Arrive in the Oliwa district and soak up the Gothic architecture then check out Oliwa Cathedral and listen to an organ concert. Stretch your legs on a stroll through Oliwa Park, home to an idyllic Japanese Garden. Afterwards, stop by Gdansk Bay followed by a walk along Brzenzo Pier. Finally, visit Westerplatte, the site where World War Two began, and listen to your guide’s fascinating historical stories. Stop by the neighboring military cemetery before relaxing on the return journey to your hotel.

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Perfect tour and enough to get to know the 3 cities a little

On a cold May day, I took the city-tour through Gdansk, Sopot and Gdynia, with the competent guide Ella and the friendly driver Michael. This tour was very beneficial, thanks to the in-depth knowledge, competence and sympathy of the guide Ella, whom I thank and congratulate.

Competent, sympathetic city guide and a safe driver, who showed us the "highliths" of Gdansk and the surrounding area in just a few hours.

Krysztof was a very competent guide. The hours flew by and we saw and heard a lot of interesting things. The tour is highly recommended