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St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk

St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

1. Gdansk Private Walking Tour: Legends and Facts

Learn the facts and legends of the historic city of Gdańsk on a private walking tour of the highlights and main attractions. Marvel at the former gates of the Old Town, including the Upland Gate at the start of the Royal Way. Hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in former days. Continue to Long Market and the Town Hall. Then, pass Neptune Fountain and Arthur's Court (Dwor Artusa) to see the former meeting point of the city’s merchants, now a branch of the Gdańsk History Museum. Go inside the court, where the walls are covered with friezes of mythological and historical characters. Continue to the Green Gate overlooking the Motlawa River. Then, enter St. Mary's Church, the largest brick church in the world. End your two hours of sightseeing at the imposing Great Armory and admire one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city. Listen to detailed descriptions of the architecture and discuss the city's medieval history and contemporary legacy. Choose the three-hour tour option to explore the other sides of the Old Town and the islands on the Motlawa River. Discover the adorable Spichrzow Island and admire the architecture and yachts in the area. See the Baltic Symphony Hall and its fantastic buildings. Extend your sightseeing to four hours and enter St. Bridget's Church to see the unique altar made of amber, the most important raw material of the region. Be amazed by the extraordinary embellishments on the roofs and walls, and enjoy included admission.  On the six-hour tour, embark on a full exploration of Old Town and Main Town. Your guide will tell you everything about the city, including interesting facts and fantastic legends. There will be enough time to discover every corner of the city, and to enjoy a special visit of the European Solidarity Center, one of the most modern museums in Europe. Wander through the moving exhibitions and informative installations on the history of Poland and Gdansk.

Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

2. Gdansk: Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

Start the evening by meeting your local guides and getting to know like-minded travelers. After checking in, head out on this party tour to explore Gdansk's nightlife. Visit three different bars and end the night in the city's biggest nightclub. At the first bar get two complimentary drinks from a selection of vodka cocktails, beers, or shots. Compete with your fellow crawlers with some drinking games to get to know each other even more.  Afterward, move on to the next two bars where you'll receive a welcome shot at each location. While you're moving about the city, be prepared for some crazy challenges and get ready to go out of your comfort zone. The last stop of the pub crawl is a three-level nightclub where you will have a skip-the-line entrance and can dance until sunrise. 

Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Gdansk Old Town 2-Hour Walking Tour

Explore the compact Old Town of Gdansk to see a unique blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Mannerist architecture lining some of the most beautiful streets and squares in Europe. Perfect for those with limited time to explore, a professional guide will introduce you to an interesting assortment of monuments, telling fascinating stories along the way. Start at the Golden Gate, once part of the old city’s fortifications. Continue to the Torture Chamber, where executions were carried out until the middle of the 19th century. Next, go to the 16th-century Upland Gate, the main entry point of the Old Town, where the king of Poland would arrive in the city from Warsaw. Continue along the Royal Way to Long Market and the Town Hall. The focal point of Long Market is the Neptune Fountain of the sea god. Walk down to the banks of the Motława River before visiting The Crane, revealing the city’s golden age of trade. Pass St. Mary's Church, thought to be the largest brick church in the world, to end at the imposing Great Armoury, one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture in the city.

Gdansk: Highlights Old Town Tour with ticket to Amber Altar

4. Gdansk: Highlights Old Town Tour with ticket to Amber Altar

Gdansk was the most important city for the economy of Poland in medieval times and it's one of the most unique places on earth. On this tour, you'll gain a better understanding of culture, history and everyday life of local people.  During this 2-hour walking tour, you'll see the highlights and main attractions of Gdansk including Neptune's Fountain, Arthur's Court, and The Old Crane. Explore St. Mary's Basilica, the largest brick-constructed gothic church in the world. An English-speaking guide will outline the history of these places to you, providing insights into the city's history and bustling urban life. The guide will also give you some tips about traditional restaurants, bakeries and other things that Gdansk is famous for. Rare among tours, you'll explore both the Old and Main town, gaining insights into Gdansk's historical and contemporary culture. Gaze in awe at the Amber Altar in St. Bridget's church, a perfect summation of Gdansk's commitment to fine craftsmanship in amber. Hear riveting stories of local life from your guide, exploring lesser-known sections of town all but unknown to most tour groups, primarily frequented by locals.

Gdansk: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

5. Gdansk: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beauty of Gdansk on a self-guided audio tour. Walk at your own pace and admire the stunning architecture of one of the port cities of Poland. Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere while listening to fascinating facts and stories about the city. Take a stroll through the Royal Road of Gdansk and gain cultural insights about Gdansk. Admire the incredible architecture of the Upland Gate, Amber Museum, Golden Gate, Gdansk History Museum, and Artus Court. Visit the Long Market to see the beautiful souvenirs available at an affordable price. Continue to see the scenic Neptune's Fountain, the Green Gate, the National Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Basilica, and the Great Armoury. You will be transported back in time over 700 years as you visit locations once patronized by European royalty. Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour to one of the most charming cities in Poland.

Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

6. Malbork Castle Half Day Private Tour

On this 5-hour tour, a qualified guide will share with you the most interesting stories relating to Malbork Castle. The tour includes sightseeing the 14th-century Palace of the Grand Master, at one time the residence of the so-called Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, as well as a visit of St. Mary's Church and of the castle’s various permanent and temporary exhibitions. Malbork Castle, beautifully situated by the River Nogat, is currently considered the biggest gothic fortress in Europe and is an impressive example of medieval defense architecture. In 1997 it was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list, and it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and significant monuments in Poland.

Gdansk Old Town Half-Day Private Walking Tour

7. Gdansk Old Town Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Walk through the historic heart of Gdansk Old Town and discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe during a 4-hour tour. Starting from Dluga Street, 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 15th-century Basilica of St Mary's. Soak up the charm of Gdansk Old Town, as you walk along Dluga Street, admiring superb Renaissance buildings and the flamboyant Town Hall. Look at the gilded statue of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland perched high on the Town Hall spire. 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, continue to Green Gate overlooking the Motlawa River. Enjoy an amber polishing demonstration, with a short lecture on amber, at the Amber Court, and visit the Old Crane, one of the most popular symbols of the city. Marvel at the 15th-century crane, used to install ship masts and to load cargo. End your tour at Europe's biggest Gothic brick church, the stunning Basilica of St. Mary’s.

Gdansk Private Bike Tour

8. Gdansk Private Bike Tour

Peddle to the most interesting places in Gdańsk on a 4-hour bike tour. First, discover the Old Town and its historical monuments. Climb the medieval tower of St Mary's Basilica and see the city from above. Next, delve into the regenerated Low Town where you can admire the greenery, canals, and beautiful architecture.  Finally, ride to the Gdańsk Shipyard where you will hear about its proud history of solidarity and the struggles for freedoms as you ride past industrial spaces and distinctive cranes.  Enjoy the tour regardless of your age or how fit you are as the terrain is flat and very pleasant to ride on.

Gdansk: City Highlights Guided Private Bike Tour

9. Gdansk: City Highlights Guided Private Bike Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in the city center. First, explore the Old Town of Gdańsk to see famous sites such as the City Hall and the Neptune fountain. On the way visit the Gdansk Shipyard which is one of the more important symbols of the city. It is also one of the largest and most recognizable Polish shipyards. Admire the Amber Stadium, which was used to host football matches in Euro 2012, and visit the old harbor district. Continue to Brzezno, where you will find a beautiful and peaceful seaside park. Take a break at the pier and see the panorama of the entire bay of Gdansk. The final point on this part of the tour is the house of Gunter Grass and the historic working district of Lower Wrzeszcz. If you choose the 6-hours extended tour option, visit the charming seaside resort of Sopot. Here discover one of the most popular vacation destinations of Poland. Take a walk on the longest pier in Europe, the highlight of this small town. Next visit Oliwa Park, which is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Gdańsk. Learn more about the Oliwa Cathedral famous for its organs in the form of moving angels, stars, and suns.

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

10. 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)

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What people are saying about St. Mary's Church, Gdańsk

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based on 251 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour with Elwira. She is a licensed PTTK guide and with a lot of experience. She was happy to tailor her talk to our specific questions and gave us suggestions for further places to see after the tour, like the site of the synagogue. She had great energy, was very engaging and her English is very good!

With our guide Krzysztof we were almost 8 km on the road and he brought us closer to his city and his country with many facts and some legends in a very entertaining way. We really enjoyed the tour and would do it again at any time.

Very knowledgeable guide, I told her my interests and she accommodated them into the bike tour. I throughly enjoyed it.

We had a good time strolling around the city, listening to the interesting facts and the city's history.

Great experience! Very knowledgeable guide who tailored the experience to our interest.