Silversea Luxury Cruises A Gdansk

Gdansk

Maybe it's the sea air, or maybe it's the mixture of the city's cultural importance and political tumult. Whatever the reason, Gdańsk is special to Poles—and to Scandinavians and Germans, who visit the region in great numbers. From 1308 to 1945, this Baltic port was an independent city-state called Danzig, a majority of whose residents were ethnic Germans. View more

When the Nazis fired the first shots of World War II here on September 1, 1939, they began a process of systematic destruction of Poland that would last for six years and leave millions dead. Nevertheless, in 1997 Gdańsk celebrated its 1,000th year as a Baltic city.It remains well-known as the cradle of the workers' movement that came to be known as Solidarność (Solidarity). Food-price increases in 1970 led to the first strikes at the (former) Lenin Shipyards. The Communist authorities put down the protest quickly and brutally, killing 40 workers in December of that year. Throughout the 1970s, small groups of anti-Communist workers and intellectuals based in Gdańsk continued to organize. By August 1980, they had gained sufficient critical mass to form an organization that the government was forced to recognize eventually as the first independent trade union in the former Soviet bloc. Although the government attempted to destroy Solidarity when it declared martial law in December 1981, union activists continued to keep the objectives of democracy and independence from the Soviet Union alive. After the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989, Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa became president of Poland in the nation's first free elections since World War II.The historic core of this medieval city can be explored easily on foot. Although Gdańsk was almost entirely destroyed during World War II, the streets of its Główne Miasto (Main Town) have been lovingly restored and still retain their historical and cultural richness. North of the Main Town, the Stare Miasto (Old Town) contains many newer hotels and shops, but several churches and the beautifully reconstructed Old Town Hall justify its name. At the north end of the Old Town sit the shipyards. This site, which captivated world attention during the many clashes between workers and militarized police units during the 1970s and '80s, has now settled back into its daily grind, and the shipyards struggle to make the adjustment to the free market.Having come to Gdańsk, it would be a crime not to explore the Tri-City further, particularly when it is so easy. Just hop on a commuter train and head northwest to Gdańsk's suburb of Oliwa, which has an amazing cathedral; farther north is Sopot, with its high-life resort atmosphere, and Gdynia, which has some wonderful ships moored in its docklands.

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Stockholm A Copenhagen
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Excursões em Gdansk

Stutthof Camp & Gdansk with lunch

Experience the pathos of Stutthof and historic sights of Gdansk's Old Town during this compelling, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Stutthof Concentration Camp

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive along the Polish coast and through small, picturesque villages en route to the Stutthof Concentration Camp. Established in 1939, Stutthof imprisoned, tortured and exterminated tens of thousands of citizens from 25 different countries and nationalities, all under the most brutal conditions. Stutthof was freed on the May 9, 1944 by Soviet Army troops. During your visit, take a guided walking tour and view a film depicting the horrific legacy of this camp.


Old Town of Gdansk

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a local restaurant in Gdansk. After lunch, a visit is made to the Old Town of Gdansk. Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour. The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

Your last stop is at the Gothic-styled St. Mary's Church. The pride of Gdansk, St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing, 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Leaving St. Mary's Church, some free time is made available for shopping in the Old Town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and commencing the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.4 miles (about 2.3 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide - Full Day

Explore Gdansk at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Gdansk at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 5 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato : Private Car & Guide - Full Day

Explore Gdansk at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited up to 3 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half Day)

Explore Gdansk at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your driver and English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Malbork Castle & Gdansk with Lunch

Discover two of the most important historic landmarks in Gdansk during this scenic, full-day excursion to the Malbork Castle and Old Town.


Malbork Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 70-minute drive to the Malbork Castle, a classic example of a medieval fortress and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the unique style of the Teutonic Order. Much of the original structure survives at Malbork, a testament to the high standards and outstanding quality of the workmanship practiced in the region throughout the 14th century. Construction of the Malbork Castle began in 1274 along the Nogat River. Upon its completion in 1406, Malbork was the world's largest brick castle in terms of land area and has been renovated many times since.


Guided Walking Tour, Gdansk and Lunch

During your guided walking tour of this massive stone fortress-turned-museum, see the formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers, dungeons, and wonderful architectural details. Inside, tour the grand exhibition halls, which display collections of armoury, ceramics, sculptures and spectacular Baltic amber. Leaving the castle, re-board your coach and proceed for lunch at a restaurant in Gdansk.


Old Town of Gdansk

After lunch, take a guided walking tour of the Old Town. The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings. Some free time is also made available for shopping at your leisure. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.9 miles (about 3.1 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 150 steps at the Malbork Castle. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. The tour sequence may vary.

Explore the largest brick fortress in the world during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion to the spectacular Malbork Castle, an UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Malbork Castle

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 70-minute drive to the Malbork Castle, a classic example of a medieval fortress and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Malbork Castle is the most complete and elaborate example of the Gothic brick castle complex in the unique style of the Teutonic Order. Much of the original structure survives at Malbork, a testament to the high standards and outstanding quality of the workmanship practiced in the region throughout the 14th century. Construction of the Malbork Castle began in 1274 along the Nogat River. Upon its completion in 1406, Malbork was the world's largest brick castle in terms of land area and has been renovated many times since.


Guided Walking Tour

During your guided walking tour of this massive stone fortress-turned-museum, see the formidable defensive walls, towers, a labyrinth of chambers, dungeons, and wonderful architectural details. Inside, tour the grand exhibition halls, which display collections of armoury, ceramics, sculptures and spectacular Baltic amber. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.24 miles (about two kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 150 steps at the Malbork Castle. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour.

Gdansk, Oliwa Cathedral & Lighthouse (Guided in Spanish)

Combine a walk through the city of Gdansk and enjoy an Oliwa Cathedral pipe organ concert.


From the pier in Gdansk, drive into the suburban and commercial sections of Gdansk on your way to the Old Town. Pass by the Gdansk Shipyards, previously known as the Lenin Shipyards, and "Solidarity Square", with its famous monument commemorating the deaths of shipyard workers shot down in December 1970 by the Communist regime.


Lighthouse

See one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Northern Europe, this 90-feet-tall structure was built in 1893 and put in service in 1984 and, according to a legend, it was a twin of the most beautiful lighthouse of America - the lost Main Lighthouse of Cleveland, Ohio. This lighthouse was one of the first lighthouse on the Baltic Sea to use electricity.


Gdansk Old Town

The city's 1,000 years of history have left a collection of buildings and monuments designed in Gothic, Renaissance and baroque styles. Your guided walk will start near the Golden gate, a grand ornamental arch that once allowed access through the medieval city's defensive walls. Continue along Long Street, lined with marvelous buildings decorated with elaborate facades crowned by myriad ornate gables. Pass the Town Hall, Long Market and the beautiful 15th-century merchants' Palace of Artus Court. Pause at Neptune's Fountain to admire this monumental symbol of Gdansk's Hanseatic past and its connection with the sea before walking down to the waterfront canal. Turn up Mariacka or St. Mary's Street, which delights its visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

The pride of Gdansk, Gothic St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church, accommodating some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the center of Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plan exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing 15th-century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints.


Oliwa Cathedral

Located on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery, the Oliwa Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and rococo styles. The monastery was at its peak during the age of Abbot Jacek Rybinski who commissioned young Jan Wulf to construct the magnificant historical object in the cathedral as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions around Gdansk. The impressive complex of three organs consists of 7,876 tin and wood pipes, which can imitate sounds of different musical instruments and natural voices and sounds. You will be treated to a brief musical performance.


Free Time to Browse or Shop

Approximately 60 minutes of free time will be allotted to shop for amber jewelry, artwork and souvenirs during your visit to Gdansk's Old Town.


Please note: Tour is Guided in Spanish, minimum amount of guests required to operate. Tour involves moderate walking with 100 steps at the lighthouse and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest guests dress in seasonal attire and wear flat, comfortable shoes. Conservative attire is required for inside visits to religious sites. The order of venues visited may vary. Due to the mass schedules, an inside visit to Oliwa Cathedral is not included on July 3, 2016.

Gdansk Kayaking & Walking Tour

Discover the Old World beauty and history of Gdansk from a unique perspective during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion via kayak and on-foot.


Kayaking Tour

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the Kayak Club. Upon arrival, receive your kayaking instructions and safety gear, then embark your kayak and begin your guided kayaking exploration of the Old Town of Gdansk. Along the way, take in spectacular panoramic views of the Old Town from the water. See the Gdansk Crane, Spichrz Island, the southern part of the town's fortification, and many other interesting and historical sights.


Old Town of Gdansk

Following your kayaking tour, disembark your kayak and proceed for a guided walking tour of the Old Town.

The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

Your last stop is at the Gothic-styled St. Mary's Church. The pride of Gdansk, St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing, 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Leaving St. Mary's Church, some free time is made available for shopping in the Old Town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and commencing the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of kayaking for approximately 2.5 miles (about four kilometres) and walking for approximately 1.05 miles (about 1.7 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and a few steps to embark/disembark the kayak. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. Guests must be at least 12 years old to participate on this tour. Operation of this tour is subject to weather conditions. The tour sequence may vary.

Stutthof Camp & Gdansk

Experience the pathos of Stutthof and historic sights of Gdansk's Old Town during this compelling, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Stutthof Concentration Camp

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive along the Polish coast and through small, picturesque villages en route to the Stutthof Concentration Camp. Established in 1939, Stutthof imprisoned, tortured and exterminated tens of thousands of citizens from 25 different countries and nationalities, all under the most brutal conditions. Stutthof was freed on the May 9, 1944 by Soviet Army troops. During your visit, take a guided walking tour and view a film depicting the horrific legacy of this camp.


Old Town of Gdansk

Next, re-board your coach and proceed to the Old Town of Gdansk. Upon arrival, begin your guided walking tour. The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

Your last stop is at the Gothic-styled St. Mary's Church. The pride of Gdansk, St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing, 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Leaving St. Mary's Church, some free time is made available for shopping in the Old Town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and commencing the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.4 miles (about 2.3 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. Guests must be at least 14 years old to participate on this tour. The tour sequence may vary.

Gdansk, Oliwa Cathedral & Lighthouse (Guided in German)

Explore the splendid, Old World architecture and landmarks of Gdansk during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Old Town of Gdansk

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Old Town of Gdansk. En route, pass through the suburban and commercial sections of Gdansk, and by the Gdansk Shipyards and 'Solidarity Square'. Upon arrival in the Old Town, begin your guided walking tour. The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

A visit is made to the Gothic-styled St. Mary's Church. The pride of Gdansk, St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing, 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Leaving St. Mary's Church, some free time is made available for shopping in the Old Town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and driving to the Oliwa Cathedral.


Oliwa Cathedral, Musical Performance and Nowy Port Lighthouse

Located on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery, the Oliwa Cathedral dates back to the 13th century, is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo styles, and one of the most popular tourist attractions around Gdansk. The impressive complex of three organs consists of 7,876 tin and wood pipes which can imitate sounds of different musical instruments, and natural voices and sounds. After a brief musical performance, re-board your coach and head to the Nowy Port Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Northern Europe. This approximately 90-foot-tall (about 27-metre-tall) structure was built in 1893, and the first lighthouse on the Baltic Sea to use electricity. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.2 miles (about 1.9 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 100 steps at the Nowy Port Lighthouse. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. The tour sequence may vary.

Gdansk - 1000 Years of History

Combine a visit to the city of Gdansk and admire the greatest jewel of altar painting by Hans Memling - The Final Judgment and the very impressive chamber (Red Hall) in the City Hall of Gdansk or Artus Court.


National Museum

Your tour, after the coach transfer from the ship to the center of Gdansk, will start with a visit in National Museum known by its greatest jewel - an altar painting done in 1472-73 by Hans Memling. The name of the painting known also of its turbulent history is The Final Judgment.


Following your visit to the Museum, take a short drive to the greatest part of Gdansk - the Old Town.


The Old Town

The city's 1,000 years of history have left a collection of buildings and monuments designed in Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Your guided walk will start near the Golden Gate, a grand ornamental arch that once allowed access through the medieval city's defensive walls. Continue along Long Street, lined with marvelous buildings decorated with elaborate facades crowded by myriad ornate gables.


Red Chamber

During this stroll, visit the Red Chamber of the City Hall - one of the most beautiful chambers in Poland and in Europe. See a richly decorated interior and the walls decorated with seven paintings from 1596, by a Flemish painter Jan Vredman de Vries. This is the largest collection of his works anywhere in the world. Also see an exceptionally precious work of art - a plafond, divided into 25 fields, filled with paintings by Isaac van den Blocke and a magnificent fireplace - the work of Willem Barth Junior (van der Meer) from Gent.


After your visit, pass the Long Market and the beautiful 15th century merchant's Palace of Artus Court. Pause at Neptune's Fountain to admire this monumental symbol of Gdansk's Hanseatic past and its connection with the sea before walking down to the waterfront canal. Then turn up Mariacka or St. Mary's Street, which delights its visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

Your visit in Old Town also includes St. Mary's Church - the pride of Gdansk. Gothic style St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church, accommodating some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the center of Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones, and the northern transept holds an amazing 15th-century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints.


Upon conclusion of your guided tour some free time will be available to shop or browse before you re-join the coach for the return drive to the pier.


Please note: Tour involves moderate walking and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility of for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests should dress in seasonal attire and wear flat, walking shoes. Conservative attire is required for inside visits of religious sites. The order of sites visited may vary.

Gdansk, Oliwa Cathedral & Lighthouse

Explore the splendid, Old World architecture and landmarks of Gdansk during this scenic, half-day sightseeing excursion.


Old Town of Gdansk

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the Old Town of Gdansk. En route, pass through the suburban and commercial sections of Gdansk, and by the Gdansk Shipyards and 'Solidarity Square'. Upon arrival in the Old Town, begin your guided walking tour. The city's 1,000 years of history has left a collection of marvellous buildings and monuments designed in the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles, and decorated with elaborate facades crowned by a myriad of ornate gables. Pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and beautiful, 15th-century merchants' palace of Artus Court. After a brief pause at Neptune's Fountain, stroll down to the waterfront canal before turning up Mariacka, or 'St. Mary's Street', which delights visitors with its lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

A visit is made to the Gothic-styled St. Mary's Church. The pride of Gdansk, St. Mary's is the world's largest brick church and accommodates some 25,000 worshippers. Situated in the centre of the Old Town, this medieval church took 159 years to build, and its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing, 15th century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints. Leaving St. Mary's Church, some free time is made available for shopping in the Old Town at your leisure before re-boarding your coach and driving to the Oliwa Cathedral.


Oliwa Cathedral, Musical Performance and Nowy Port Lighthouse

Located on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery, the Oliwa Cathedral dates back to the 13th century, is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo styles, and one of the most popular tourist attractions around Gdansk. The impressive complex of three organs consists of 7,876 tin and wood pipes which can imitate sounds of different musical instruments, and natural voices and sounds. After a brief musical performance, re-board your coach and head to the Nowy Port Lighthouse, one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Northern Europe. This approximately 90-foot-tall (about 27-metre-tall) structure was built in 1893, and the first lighthouse on the Baltic Sea to use electricity. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.2 miles (about 1.9 kilometres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with five steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 100 steps at the Nowy Port Lighthouse. Walking in the Old Town is at the discretion of each guest. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a sweater or light jacket from the ship. St. Mary's Church may be closed on short notice. The tour sequence may vary.

Gdansk - City of Solidarity

Discover the historic events and architecture that shaped Poland during this memorable visit to the Solidarity Monument and Museum, and a walking tour through Gdansk's Old Town.


Depart the pier for the approximate 30-minute drive to Gdansk, and a visit to the Old Town. En route, a stop is made at the Gdansk Shipyard, the birthplace of Solidarity and home to the 'Roads of Freedom' exhibit.


Gdansk's Old Town

This 1,000-year-old city is home to a wide array of wonderful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque-style buildings and monuments. Upon arrival in the Old Town, your guided walk commences near the Golden Gate, a grand ornamental arch that once allowed access through the Medieval city's defensive walls. Stroll along Long Street, which is lined with marvellous buildings decorated with elaborate facades crowned by myriad ornate gables. Next, pass by the Town Hall, Long Market and Artus Court, the 15th-century merchants' palace, where a stop is made in front of the palace to admire Neptune's Fountain. From here, proceed to the waterfront canal, then turn up 'Mariacka', or St. Mary's Street, which is home to a lively atmosphere, quaint shops and lovely terraced buildings.


St. Mary's Church

Leaving St. Mary's Street, head to the centre of the Old Town for a visit to the Gothic-style St. Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk and reputedly the world's largest brick church. St. Mary's accommodates some 25,000 worshippers, and took 159 years to build. Its deceivingly plain exterior belies a bright, spacious interior with large windows and more than 30 beautifully-decorated chapels. The high altar displays a lovely polyptych, the floor is covered with ancient tombstones and the northern transept holds an amazing 15th-century astronomical clock, complete with the zodiac cycle and a calendar of the saints.


Solidarity Monument and Museum

Upon arrival, see the famous Solidarity Monument, which stands over 135 feet (42 metres) tall and commemorates the deaths of the shipyard workers shot in December 1970 by the Communist regime. A guided visit is then made inside the Solidarity Museum to view the 'Roads to Freedom' exhibit, which retraces the historic, political, cultural and social events leading up to the freedom Poland enjoys today. Afterward, re-board the coach for the brief drive to the Old Town.


After your walking tour, time is made available to explore the Old Town at your leisure, or browse the shops for local handicrafts and souvenirs before re-boarding your coach for the approximate 30-minute return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, at times over uneven surfaces and cobblestones, with 30 steps to negotiate at the museum. The order of sites visited may vary. Guests should dress in seasonal attire and wear flat, comfortable, walking shoes. This tour is recommended for guests with limited mobility however, it is not wheelchair accessible. Conservative attire is required for inside visits to religious sites. A minimum number of guests per guide is required to operate this programme. The order of sites visited may vary.