Gdansk Shipyard

Gdansk Shipyard: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

1. Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum

"Do you know what happened on August 31, 1980? Learn about the greatest civic success in the modern history of Poland - the victorious Solidarity movement. Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk and discover the history of the revolution that led to the fall of the Communist Bloc. During the 2-hour tour you will learn in depth about the Communist-era Poland and the birth of democracy in the Eastern Bloc. Visit the European Solidarity Center (ESC) with skip-the-line tickets that let you beat the crowds. Inside this modern museum, you will walk step by step through the history of Solidarity. You will see the original Tables of 21 Postulates - the written demands that the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard (now Gdansk Shipyard) made against the authorities in 1980, as well as other documents and photographs that document the trade union’s fight for freedom - the strikes, the 1989 round table talks, and first pluralistic election in Poland since 1947. Learn about Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz, and other heroes who led the revolution. Your Private Guide will help you to understand the exhibitions and the historical context behind the Solidarity strikes and their legacy on the rest of Eastern Europe. Choose the 4-hour option to learn even more about the Polish People’s Republic (commonly known as PRL) and communism. See the Solidarity Square and hear the tragic story behind the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970. Visit the historic site where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed - the Center of worker protection of Gdansk shipyard, also known as Sala BHP. The last stop will be Gdansk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk), where 17,000 ship builders began the civil resistance against the communist regime in 1980. In the tradition of PRL, we will also invite you for a shot of Polish vodka."

Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

2. Gdansk: Winter Kayaking Tour

Explore the Motława River and the Radunia Canal on this kayaking tour in Gdansk. Stay warm in a dry suit and wear paddle muffles to protect your hands from the cold.  Meet your guide, then put on your life jacket and drysuit. Hop into your tandem kayak, which has been fitted with a spray skirt to prevent water from getting into the kayak. Slip your hands into the paddle muffler which will keep your hands dry and toasty.  Set out on the Motława to see the towering green cranes of the shipyard. Admire the churches and brightly colored apartment blocks in the Old Town. Uncover romantic scenes as you travel down the Radunia. View the red-brick medieval granaries that have been restored on Olowianka and Granary Island. Cruise under the Olowianka Footbridge before heading back to the starting point. Children are welcome on private tours but due to the nature of our group tours we are only able to accept bookings for persons aged 15 and above. All persons undder the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Every participant has to be able to comunicate in English. The tour takes place in rain or shine.

Gdansk: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

3. Gdansk: Segway Shipyard Tour 1-Hour

Explore Gdansk's Shipyard and have fun on a Segway. Get the best recommendations from your local guide. Avoid the need for long and tiring walks. Ride your Segway from location to location. Get the essence of Gdansk's Shipyard. After a brief training session, you will head past the most important buildings and monuments of the city. Get other recommendations from your guide about other places to visit during your stay in Gdansk.

Gdansk: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

4. Gdansk: City Highlights Tour by Electric Car

Meet your friendly guide at the centrally located Information Point, then set off on your electric car adventure.  Explore the city’s impressive Old Town while you soak up the charming atmosphere and unique architecture. From the car, see famous landmarks including St. Mary’s Church, Arthur’s Court, and the Golden Gate. Pass by the Shipyard next and learn about its importance to Gdansk’s past, then admire the Town Hall and iconic St. Bridget’s Church. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about local life, history, and culture. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off to the meeting point.

Gdansk 1-Day of Highlights Private Guided Tour and Transport

5. 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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What people are saying about Gdansk Shipyard

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

Jakub was a very nice guide, with whom we were even able to agree on an alternative date at short notice due to the weather. After a brief personal technical briefing, things got going quickly and we were given a lot of useful information at numerous stops.

Highly recommended the guide is very friendly I come from Germany and there is only Polish or English and he took the trouble to translate everything into German for me via mobile phone Thank you very much for his effort

Great experience. Jakob was a very informative guide. This was my first time on a Segway and it was brilliant. I'd recommend it to everyone to try this.

it was a very informative tour. The driver spoke very good German and the car was unique

Really good experience, beautiful city and great guide!