Main Town Gdańsk

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Short Description
Our main tour which is an introduction to the history of the city. You will see all the main sights of the Main Town, including St Mary's Church, Długa Street, Neptune's monument, St Mary's Street, the waterfront and the Polish Post Office. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one.
Total time
2h 30min
Language
English, Spanish, German, Polish (check the booking calendar for availability)
Price
„Pay what you wish” tours do not have a fixed price. It is up to you to evaluate your guide’s work and reward it. Some people give 10€, others 50€ depending on their satisfaction and abilities.
Meeting point
On the west side of Golden Gate (Złota Brama) - look for a guide with a yellow umbrella!Go to map
Ending point
Near to Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office
Additional info
♿️Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
About

Gdańsk, Gdanzc, Dantzk, Danzig, Danzig … whatever it was called, it always symbolized the same thing – the proud, wealthy, independent, beautiful pearl of the Baltic Sea Its character, visible Until today, was shaped by gold and the vanity. of wealthy merchants came here from all WHO corners of Europe and simply Considered Themselves Citizens of Gdańsk – Danzigers.


The source of prosperity of the city was its perfect location. Established in the 10th century, over time it Became the largest city of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the largest harbor on the Baltic Sea, Supplying Europe With Polish grain, timber and “Baltic Gold” – amber. The city was the birthplace of Daniel Fahrenheit, Arthur Schopenhauer and Günter Grass. Napoleon once said, ‘Gdansk is the key to everything’, and created the first Free City of Danzig. Much, much later, the second Free City of Danzig was intended by Adolf Hitler to become home of the Nazi movement. World War II, the world’s largest military conflict Began right here on 1 September 1939. It was here in Gdańsk Also That the strike by the shipyard workers led by Lech Wałęsa heralded the beginning of the end of communism in this part of Europe.


Come join us for a walk through the cobbled streets of the Main Town filled with elegant, slender buildings with charming terraces. Visit the biggest brick church in the world, see the largest crane in medieval Europe and listen to the fascinating history of the City of Freedom.


During the tour you will see:


• the Prison Tower

• Torture Chamber

• Uplands Gate

• Golden Gate

• Great Armory

• St. Mary’s Basilica

• Arthur’s Court

• the Old Harbor – Crane – Polish Post Office

• … and much more!


PRIVATE TOUR 


The last point is near to Monument to the Defenders of the Polish Post Office. Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Rbmy7JwXfbr4EcwQ9.


After the Main Town tour we strongly recommend taking our Nazi Terror to talk about the dark WW2 days and Gdańsk Shipyard Uncovered tour to talk about the cradle of “Solidarity” movement and a fight that eventually brought communism to an end in Europe.


Meeting Point
On the west side of Golden Gate (Złota Brama) - look for a guide with a yellow umbrella!

BOOKING RULES
Our pay as you wish tours are designed for individual travellers and small groups. We don’t accept parties of more than 7 people on them. If you travel in a party of 8 or more (school groups, bigger groups of friends etc.), please choose a paid option, if it's available, or book a Private Tour. For more information on the latter, please contact us.



Very Good

Rated 5.0 out of 5
4 days ago

Great tour with Kate. She was so knowledgeable, understandable and provided so many interesting facts and details, in an engaging way!

Highly recommended!

Carolina

Amazing, informative tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
5 days ago

Great tour with Zosia! She is so knowledgeable, understandable and provided so many interesting facts and details, in an engaging way! The tour actually went longer than planned because she took time to answer all of our questions. We highly recommend the tour and her.

Mag

Fantastic

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

We were shown around by Paul, who was very engaging and talked about the history of Gdańsk in a passionate and storylike way. I learned so much, fully recommend!

Ela

AMAZING

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

Phillip was incredible! He has a vast knowledge of his subject material, told the story of Gdańsk in a very enthralling manner, and kept everyone’s attention! In addition, he looked very dapper in his new hat!! I only wish I had paid him more in retrospect!

Faye Cummings

Totally worth it

Rated 5.0 out of 5
1 week ago

A really exciting and humorous overview of the eventful history of the city, easy to understand and very well worked out! Highly recommended!

Uta


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