GDANSK - the city of amber
Arrival in Gdansk. Airport transfer to the hotel. Dinner in a traditional Polish restaurant in the Old Town.
In the morning – sightseeing of Gdansk – the city of 1000-years history, attracting tourist by numerous gems of architecture. Strolling around the town you’ll see the beautiful merchant’s houses, St. Mary’s church (believed to be the largest brick church in the world),the Long street with the Gothic Main Town Hall, Artus Court and the Neptune’s fountain in the Long Market – the city’s most important square, Motlava river and the Crane.
After lunch we’ll see the part of the city retracing more recent times – when visiting the “Roads of freedom” exhibition in the Gdansk Shipyard, we’ll get to know the city as the birthplace of the Solidarity movement, which played a significant role in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe.
A relaxing ending of the day will be a visit to Sopot – the town that can boast of a longest wooden pier in Europe. Romantic views of the cost are guaranteed!
In the morning – trip to the Malbork Castle (UNESCO). About 60 km from Gdansk, in a small town of Malbork the Order of Teutonic Knights built a large fortress. The Gothic building is considered to be the world’s biggest brick castle. It consists of 3 parts: the Lower Castle, the Middle Castle and the high castle and is surrounded by a system of defensive walls with gates and towers. During the guided tour you’ll not only see the fine Gothic interiors and details of design, but also a collection of amber artifacts, works of artistic handicraft, porcelain and faience, Gothic sculptures and historic weapons. And after the visit you can enjoy a tasty lunch in a famous castle’s restaurant!
Airport transfer and departure from Gdansk.