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Gdansk

Poland
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Poland's Tug-of-War City. Gdansk is an historic port city with a multicultural atmosphere.
Gdansk's strategic position has made it a city in demand. It sits on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Vistula River, which also passes through Krakow and Warsaw. Founded in the 10th century by Poland's first ruler, Gdansk ("Danzig" to Germans), it has always been an important port. Gdansk had periods of Polish, Teutonic, Polish-Lithuanian, Prussian, Napoleonic, and German rule, and was even an independent "free city" between the world wars. Poland took it back after WWII. The city has long been a melting pot, inhabited by merchants from many countries. These influences are clear to see in the architecture of Gdansk. Narrow merchant houses call to mind Amsterdam and other Northern European port cities. Indeed, Gdansk is quite different in style to other Polish cities.
Gdansk's popularity with travelers is on the rise. The city is an ideal stop on a multi-city tour of Poland. That's because it contrasts so much with other major destinations like Warsaw and Krakow. Take a pleasure cruise upriver or just relax at a dockside beer garden, restaurant, or cafe. Maritime enthusiasts will enjoy the museums of Gdansk and museum ships of nearby Gdynia. Souvenir hunters will find plenty to catch the eye among the cobbled streets of Old Town and the central Long Market square. Local amber plays a significant role in many items on offer. Visiting Gdansk, you're ideally placed to explore the wider Tricity area, which includes the port city of Gdynia and the traditional resort town of Sopot. Gdansk has played a role in two defining events of the last century. World War II broke out here, and the Gdansk shipyards were the birthplace of the Solidarity movement. This movement led to the end of Communism in Poland and neighboring countries.

What we love about Gdansk

Kevin

Content Specialist/Travel Advisor

You will see a very different side of Poland, as you explore what has always been one of the busiest and wealthiest ports on the Baltic, with its massive crane and Hanseatic merchant's homes (as well as the spot where WWII began). Once you've had your fill, we recommend getting to know the rest of the "Tri-City" region, from Gdynia's musuem ships and extensive murals, to Sopot, a beach resort largely built by a medic in Napoleon's army who fell in love with the place. A bit further out, you will find the beaches, lighthouses, and bunkers of Hel, and the world's largest castle in Malbork, built almost entirely of red brick by the Teutonic Knights.

Sabina

Trip Planner & Accommodation Expert

What I love about Gdansk is taking a walk alongside the Moltawa river in the old town in a sunny day. It can't get better than that!

Where to stay in Gdansk

We have concentrated our hotel research in the historic center of Gdansk and the selection of hotels we offer there is second to none, with options in the three, four and five star categories. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Boutique
Boutique hotel with charming five-star luxury rooms with an artistic 18th century ambience. It's situated on the river with views of Old Town.
Modern and stylish
A lovely four-star hotel right on the river, this is a great choice for simple elegance in the heart of the city.
Medieval Building
Truly comfortable accommodation in a medieval house at a very good value. Located in the quiet street, in the center of old town.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Gdansk is a joy to wander around snapping photos, imagining times gone by, but to gain a true understanding we advise taking a tour with a private guide. The nearby Westerplatte Peninsula is where WWII broke out, and history buffs will find much to occupy them here. If visiting in summer, we highly recommend a short train ride to Sopot, one of the other Tri-cities, where you'll find sandy beaches and a traditional resort atmosphere. Foodies should opt for a food tour in workaday Gdynia, a little further along the coastal railroad. You'll get a true taste for Northern Polish cuisine, both traditional and modern. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Gdansk Private Walking Tour
Gdansk Old Town and Westerplatte by Galleon Ship Private Tour
Gdansk Food Tasting Small Group Tour
Malbork Castle Private Tour

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Gdansk

Spend some time in Gdansk on a tour that takes in other cities in Poland and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Gdansk and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Glowing Reviews from Our Guests

4.9 / 5

Average of our Guest's Ratings of our Gdansk vacation packages
Based on 16 reviews
Review by Julie, Thomas & Veronika

Julie, Thomas & Veronika

Kansas

JayWay Travel is the travel company to use if you want to customize your trip and have it go perfectly flawless!

JayWay Travel is the travel company to use if you want to customize your trip and have it go perfectly flawless!

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Kozienice, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Krakow, Kozienice, Warsaw, Gdansk
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Michael & Mary

Michael & Mary

Florida

I would use JayWay Travel for any overseas travel. They will take care of transport, coordination, provide hotel and activity recommendations, and design an invaluable website for you with countless other insights.

I would use JayWay Travel for any overseas travel. They will take care of transport, coordination, provide hotel and activity recommendations, and design an invaluable website for you with countless other insights.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland
Itinerary : Gdansk, Warsaw, Krakow, Zakopane
Rating :
5 / 5
Review by Barbara, Peter, Susan & Michael

Barbara, Peter, Susan & Michael

Massachusetts

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

JayWay are good listeners who know their territory and provide good value. Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, very well organized terrific website. Everyone was always on time or early. The two guides in Krakow who led us through the Jewish experience were great. We learned a lot from Krakow Jewish tours. Also the Polin Museum in Warsaw was fantastic and spent 4 hours going through it.

Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
Year : 2019
Visited : Poland, Lithuania, Austria
Itinerary : Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Vilnius, Vienna
Rating :
5 / 5
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