Excursions in Gdansk
The tour starts with the transfer from Gdansk to Malbork Castle, the medieval capital of the Teutonic Order Knights in Eastern Europe. Continue with a guided visit to the biggest red brick gothic castle in the world (UNESCO Heritage) is not only a chance to admire beautiful architecture, but also to get familiar with life in old times, see aged technical devices and the Collection of Past Arms. Castle's cellars host also the "History of Amber" exhibition presenting collection of Baltic Sea amber and amber jewellery. Finally, transfer back to Gdansk.
Located only 40 km from Gdansk, Stutthof was the first concentration camp in Poland built by Nazis in 1939 and the last one to be freed in 1945 by the Soviet Army. During this period 85 000 people were victims of genocide. Visit to the camp will be a chance to see the gas chamber, crematorium, prisoners barracks and the guards tower that are reminders of this horrific time. Transfer back to Tricity.
Transfer to Westerplatte Peninsula guarding an entrance to the Gdansk harbour, a place where the WW II began and the Polish Military Transit Depot was fighting against 13 times more numerous enemies. The tour continues to the Gdansk Shipyard, the birthplace of Solidarity movement. Stop by the Monument to Fallen Ship Workers (homage to dockyard workers who died in December 1970) and a famous gate to the shipyard. Visit to the exposition "Roads to Freedom" dedicated to the local struggle for freedom and justice, and the birth of the first Independent Trade Union "Solidarity" represented by Lech Walesa, later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The charm of Gdansk Old Town attracts millions of tourists every year. We will take you for a walk along Dluga Street, one of the most beautiful European markets, surrounded by renaissance buildings. It starts from the Golden Gate, passes by the Town Hall, Neptune fountain, the Arthur's Court to finish by the Green Gate overlooking Motlawa River. We will visit the Arthur's Court museum and the Amber Chamber for an amber polishing demonstration with a short lecture on amber. The tour would continue to the Old Crane, one of the most popular symbols of the city, to finish in the Europe's biggest gothic brick church of St Mary.
The tour starts with the transfer from Gdansk to Torun, the best example of medieval gothic town (UNESCO Heritage) and birthplace of great Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who made a crucial discovery that the Earth is not the centre of universe. During the walk along the Old Town we will visit the Copernicus House and the Cathedral with a bell tower offering a splendid view over the city. Time for a souvenir hunt could be a chance to try gingerbread - a specialty the city is famous for, which is baked according to old recipes and methods dating back to the 16th century. Finally, transfer back to Gdansk.
Transfer to Gdansk Oliwa cathedral, the longest Cistercians church in the world and famous for its organs concert. Continue with a transfer to Gdynia harbour, visit to the sail ship "Dar Pomorza"; transfer to Sopot seaside resort, walk by the promenade and the longest wooden pier in Europe.