A Fascinating City of Freedom
Gdansk is an old Hanseatic town more than 1000 years old with vivid modern history. It is where the Solidarity movement started, which led by Lech Walesa contributed to the fall of communism and transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. Plan a visit to the restored Old Town and a picturesque waterfront; the newly opened, outstanding Museum of the World War II, the National Museum with the triptych – the Last Judgment, late Gothic, world class, art masterpiece of world class painted by Hans Memling or just stroll through the narrow streets of Gdansk to try the Goldwasser vodka or taste the dishes in one of the local fish restaurants located along the Moltava River. Gdansk is also the city of amber. You cannot omit the Amber Museum which offers a guided tour through the magic world of amber - its colors, shapes and inclusions. While in Gdansk you should also visit the nearby Sopot, a fashionable sesaside resort, called Polish Riviera and the city of Gdynia – the youngest part of the Tri-city complex and a busy port with all the major tourist attractions located on the waterfront. Another must-see is the classic medieval fortress of the Teutonic Knights Order in Malbork.
The Power of Solidarity
Visit the European Solidarity Centre - a state-of-the-art cultural institution that honours our greatest civic success — the victorious Solidarity movement. It is a museum that commemorates the revolution of Solidarity and the fall of communism in Europe, but it is also an educational, research and academic centre, an archive, library and multimedia library. The main exhibition is on two levels and starts with „The Birth of Solidarnosc”, through „The Power Of The Powerless”, hope and peaceful change, to discover the way to democracy and „The Triumph Of Freedom”.
On special request we can arrange a meeting with the representative of Solidarity Movement birth and the coming changes that remodeled the political and economic situation in Eastern Europe.
Seen from Above
If you are tired walking all day long or need a different point of view, we invite you to a private hot air balloon flight to admire the beautiful architecture of the city, the charming surrounding landscape and the gorgeous surface of the Baltic Sea. You will also receive the aeronaut certificate, a glass of sparkling wine and a memory photo from your sky trip.
The Secrets of Amber
Amber is particularly associated with the Baltic region, specifically because of the abundance of deposits of this material in the area. Because of historical relations (The Western Prussia Natural Museum in the Green Gate existing before WWII) and primarily because of today’s activities, Gdańsk claims the title of the world capital of amber. The historical exhibition of the Amber Museum shows the creation and phases of development of the Fore Gate of Długa Street. At present the exhibition consists of three associated parts: the Prison Gate, the Neck with the Prison House and the Torture House.
You can also see the amber polishing show conducted by a certified master of jewelry.
A View from the Sea
This is something for people who like luxury and have a commitment to their own comfort and the comfort of their travel companions. For all those who already appreciate the beauty of sailing and those who would like to experience it. The goal is not only to reveal the beauty of sailing as a sport's discipline, but rather as a way of life.
During your cruise, you will discover the Tri-City region from off shore, learn the secrets of sailing and enjoy a respite that airs out your thoughts.
Listen to the colorful stories about the theatre during Shakespeare’s time, the unusual architecture and the theatre’s modern technical solutions and the various activities it has to offer.
The tour of the Shakespeare Theater includes: Entrance Hall – see the model of the Fencing School, hear about the history of the Gdańsk theatre; Main Auditorium – different types of stages are presented and the characteristics of the Elizabethan theatre are discussed and Stroll around the theatre – galleries for spectators are visited along with the Terrace offering a view of the Main Town; a charming walk on the walls follows, ending in an outer yards.
The Sound of the Cathedral
The cornerstone of the Cistercian Monastery in Oliwa was laid down in 1188. In 1925, the monastery church was raised to the status of a cathedral of the newly established Gdansk Diocese. The Cathedral is world-famous for its organ constructed by John Wulf and Frederic Dalitz, from 1763-93. The 1876 pipes of tin and wood produce wonderful harmony of sounds. The upper part of the instrument is decorated with statues of angels, carved stars and garlands. It is said that the sound of the Oliwa organ is so fantastic that it made their constructor faint, when he heard it for the first time. Every summer, the best European musicians perform here during the annual festival.
Private concerts performed by the best organ players from Gdansk are available all the year round.