WEEKEND IN GDAŃSK
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Day 1 Arrival in GDAŃSK
Arrival at the airport in Gdańsk (Lech Wałęsa Airport). Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Evening stroll round the Old Town and dinner.
Day 2 GDAŃSK – OLIWA
Breakfast. Guided tour of the Old Town. On the route of the walk: Golden Gate, Town Hall, Neptune fountain, Artus Court, gothic St. Mary’s Church. Walk to “Żuraw” on the Motława River – the biggest port crane of medieval Europe. Drive to Oliwa. Tour of a wonderful cathedral in which famous rococo organs have been preserved – one of the most valuable organs in Europe. Organ concert. Leisure time in the afternoon. Dinner. Volunteers may visit one of the pubs.
Day 3 GDAŃSK – SOPOT
Breakfast. Check-out. Drive to Sopot – a popular seaside summer resort. Stroll on the Pier – the longest wooden pier in Europe, stretching out into the Baltic Sea at 512 metres. Go through the main passage, lined from the 19th and 20th centuries where you will find romantic restaurants and cafés. Leisure time. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport.
Additional tourist and cultural attractions of Gdańsk and surrounding areas:
- Gdańsk – Amber Museum. The exhibition displays amber in various aspects: the history of amber and amber craftsmanship, trade routes, the use of amber in medicine, as artistic material and amber as a magical stone. Multimedia presentations accompany the traditional exhibition.
- Gdynia – museum-ship ORP Błyskawica. The ship is the only one remaining destroyer which served in the Polish Navy during World War II from the first to the last day. Tour of the ship.
- Gdańsk- “Westerplatte” Tourist Trail – the place where on 1st September, 1939 World War II began. Westerplatte symbolises the heroism and bravery of Polish soldiers. The trail begins in the place where passenger marina for the “Biała Flota” ships is located and past the Westerplatte Defenders Pier.
- Gdynia - visit to the historical vessels and sailing ships moored at the landing pier, e.g. ORP Błyskawica, Polish destroyer (museum ship) and Dar Pomorza, the most famous Polish sailing ship.
- Water tram Cruise to Hel. The main attractions of this picturesque town with its rich history include the Seal Aquarium and the Fisheries Museum, which display historical fishing boats and equipment.
- Hel Seal Centre is a part of the Marine Station, which is running a project to restore and protect grey seal colonies in the Southern Baltic region. The seals are kept in pools with sea water and set free in places of special protection.
- Hel Fishing Museum – the exhibition presents issues connected with the history of the Baltic Sea: from fishing on Gdańsk Pomerania and Vistula Lagoon, to the history of the Hell Peninsula itself. In the close vicinity there is also a heritage park with traditional fishing boats.
- Malbork (60 km) – One of the greatest specimens of medieval defence and residential architecture. The biggest fortress in Europe, which is a UNESCO protected site. In 1309, the Grand Master’s seat was moved here from Venice, and Malbork became the capital of the Teutonic Knights’ country. The castle is built on the banks of the Nogat River, and includes such items as the Grand Master's Palace and vast fortifications with numerous towers and bastions.
Price on request
- Accommodation: 2 nights in a twin room in ***hotel in the Gdańsk city centre
- 2 x breakfast
- 2 x dinner according to the programme
- Sightseeing programme including service of an English speaking guide
- Entrance fees: Artus Court, St. Mary’s Church, Town Hall, Sopot Wooden Pier
- Transfers from/to the airport and transportation according to the programme
- Assistance of an English speaking tour leader