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Experience more with so much included

  • Soak up the history of the city with a guided walk from the Złota Brama, past the architecture along the Długi Targ, towards the famous Neptune's Fountain and striking St Mary’s Basilica
  • Enjoy an expert tour of the grand 14th-century Malbork Castle, one of the largest castles in the world, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site
  • Return flights from a selection of regional airports, plus hotel transfers
  • Three nights in four-star accommodation inclusive of all taxes, with breakfast
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Selected departures from April to October 2020 

 
At a Glance
3 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

With its fascinating past, bustling waterfront and treasured amber produce, the port city of Gdańsk is a must-visit for lovers of history, politics and culture. The city boasts a contribution to science too, home of the city’s famous son, Daniel Fahrenheit, the physicist and inventor who gave the world the first mercury thermometer. From the rule of Teutonic Knights to the Kingdom of Prussia, and the first shots of World War II to the Soviet downfall, discover tales of this captivating Polish city on this insightful tour.

For many years, Gdańsk went back and forth between German and Polish rule, and was once named Danzig during Germany’s reign. Throughout World War II it was occupied by the Nazis, yet just 6 years later, a post-war Gdańsk was under Soviet control. This lasted until the Solidarity movement in 1989, led by the trade unions of the Gdańsk Shipyards. As a result, much of the original German architecture damaged during the war was not rebuilt in the 1950s and is seemingly erased from the landscape, along with many changes to building and street names. 

Wander along the Royal Way and bustling Długi Targ towards the old town, where each colourful building is as different and as striking as the next. Follow the path to the impressive Neptune’s Fountain, the focal point of the Long Market which was converted in 1633 and even dismantled and hidden during World War II. You can’t miss the St Mary’s Basilica either, which dominates the Gdańsk skyline as one of the largest brick churches in the world. 

The city is located at the mouth of the Motława river, where The Crane, one of the most iconic symbols of Gdańsk dating back to 1367, can easily be recognised on the waterfront. Granary Island is on the opposite side, which, after years of decay following World War II, is now being restored to its pre-war glory, with new hotels, apartments and restaurants. 

Embrace the chance to try authentic Polish cuisine in one of the many traditional restaurants, serving up inviting meat platters, popular potato pancakes known as placki ziemniaczane, and rustic stuffed cabbage rolls called golabki. Perhaps view the city on a cruise, by way of the historical Westerplatte peninsula. Or why not hop on a train to the sandy resort of Sopot? Situated around 20 minutes from the main Gdańsk station, Sopot has one of the largest wooden piers in Europe and prospered during the interwar period. Today, you can enjoy the coastal atmosphere with a stroll on the pier and ice-cream waffle in hand.

Now part of the Tricity of Poland, Gdańsk is an ever prospering, welcoming city with plentiful history and picturesque sights.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a room. Single rooms are subject to availability, at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Overseas transfers
  • Coach travel as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Three nights in four-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Touring as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All local taxes
  • Services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

Polish Food Tour | Perogis | Personalise Your Holiday
 

Traditional food tour - from £45 per person

This food tour will take us on a leisurely walk along Gdansk such as the bustling Old Square in the historic district. After a meeting the guide, we head out on a flavorful and fun adventure, covering around 1.5 miles. We visit three venues to sample the fresh flavors of the polish traditional cuisine, while also learning about Gdansk's history, unique culture and tradition.

Please contact us to pre-book this experience.

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Country: Poland
  • Currency: Zloty
  • Language: Polish
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 20 to 50 mins
  • Time zone: GMT+1

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

 Airport  Hotel location Transfer time
 Gdańsk Lech Walesa Airport  Gdańsk 30 mins