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Gdansk Old Town Tour with Amber Altar Tickets and Guide
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Gdansk Old Town Tour with Amber Altar Tickets and Guide

By Explore Gdansk
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 0-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 2h 15m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Walking tour of Gdansk Old Town and Main Town
  • 5-Star Licensed Guide with live commentary in 1 language
  • Tickets to the Amber Altar in St. Bridget’s Church
  • Free entry to St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Sightseeing in small group of up to 25 participants
  • Insider’s tips and recommendations on local food, alcohols and souvenirs
  • Entry/Admission - St. Bridget's Church (Kosciol sw. Brygidy)
What's not included
  • Tickets to St. Mary’s Basilica Tower


Start:
  • Brama Wyżynna, Wały Jagiellońskie 2A, 80-887 Gdańsk, Poland
    Meet your guide in front of the tourist information sign under the High Gate - Brama Wyżynna, Wały Jagiellońskie 2A, 80-887 Gdańsk (54.349897214932824, 18.646601196250163). It's on the side facing Kotownia and the Old Town, an 8-minute walk from the Main Railway Station. Do not enter the building.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65617P21

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • You should arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes early, as latecomers won't be able to join the tour or receive a refund
    • The guide will provide commentary in 1 language. Select your preferred language when booking.
    • We will have a maximum of 25 participants.
    • This tour is not suitable for people with disabilities.
    • There is no luggage storage so please do not bring extra clothing, umbrellas, large bags, suitcases, scooters, etc. Pets are not allowed.
    • Entry to St. Bridget’s Church (Amber Altar) and St. Mary's Basilica during masses and special events is restricted, and the opening hours may vary.
    • Tickets to the Observation Tower of St. Mary's Basilica is not included.
    • We're not afraid of the sun and rain, so the tour will take place as planned, regardless of weather, so please check the forecast and dress appropriately.
    • It is a walking tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65617P21

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    Itinerary
    • Wały Jagiellońskie 2A, 80-887 Gdańsk, Poland
      Meet your guide in front of the tourist information sign under the High Gate - Brama Wyżynna, Wały Jagiellońskie 2A, 80-887 Gdańsk (54.349897214932824, 18.646601196250163). It's on the side facing Kotownia and the Old Town, an 8-minute walk from the Main Railway Station. Do not enter the building.
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      Brama Wyżynna
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      Pass by
      Artus Court
      Neptune's Fountain (Fontanna Neptuna)
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    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Explore Gdansk
      246
      Gdansk, Poland
      Joined in June 2017
    • brintp60
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Dumpling Tour
      We had an awesome dumpling tour!! Kaja as a very outgoing , knowledgeable and fun tour guide that took us to three amazing dumpling restaurants !! We leaned some history and fun facts about Poland!! Highly recommend!!!
      Written 23 December 2023
    • V7680KQtimw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      The guide was brilliant! She really knew her stuff! Very impressive! Wish we knew about her sooner in our trip!
      Written 19 November 2023
    • renatobelli99
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gdansk Must Visit
      This is a must visit ,anyone visiting Gdansk has to visit this place and witness the atrocities that took place ,really very emotional place
      Written 31 October 2023
    • astridmex
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great permanent exhibition
      We were delighted with the permanent exhibition on the story of Solidarność. It was a great insight to everything that occurred during that time. On the other hand, the temporary exhibition on the shipyard itself was tedious. The audio guide went on describing every single piece of memorabilia at great length, which seemed superfluous and considerably increased the duration of this part. If you can get a plushie of Lech, please do!
      Written 1 October 2023
    • Silveroscar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Automated guide
      Interesting visit. The automated tour was excellent and we had lovely pastries and coffee afterwards.
      Written 16 September 2023
    • Fran R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent museum in interesting building
      Well done Lots of explanations, facts, photos. Important topic, today possibly more than some years ago
      Written 6 August 2023
    • Fran R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent museum with a lot of relevance at this moment in time
      Extremely informative. Very well done exhibit. Terrifying similarities with what is happening now in the eastern part of Europe.
      Written 6 August 2023
    • Robin H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A fascinating museum, quite an experience!
      This museum was really an experience, sometimes overwhelming in its sadness and horror of what was inflicted on ordinary people. The story is very comprehensive and also tells of the huge part that Poland played in the outbreak of the war. The permanent exhibition has some excellent displays involving tanks ,aircraft and weapons ,all quite spectacular. My ticket price was 29zl The museum is a big attraction and there are sometimes long queues for tickets ,i purchased mine the day before. First admission is at 10.00am but entry numbers are limited and you are allowed into the museum before but you are not allowed entry to the exhibition until 10.00am . The staff are very friendly and helpful. Bags are requested to be placed in lockers using a returnable 2 zloty coin. This museum cannot be rushed through and also involves a fair amount of reading information boards so isn't really suitable for young children. I recommend at least 3 hours to do this justice. There is an audio guide for 12 Zloty which is well worth the price and automatically activates on entry to the different rooms. There is a museum shop and café . The location is in a peaceful spot by the river and has outside seats and ,the museum is signposted but can also be seen by its modern architecture from a distance.
      Written 25 July 2023
    • XFNutty
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour!
      Marek arrived on time. He was knowledgeable and listened to our questions and was happy to elaborate on areas that we were interested in. Very friendly and we felt very relaxed. There was plenty of food in the tour and we got to see an wide range of places around Gdańsk for sights and food and drink. He gave us loads of suggestion for other things we could do around the city as well. We would really recommend this trip!
      Written 27 June 2023
    • XFNutty
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely private tour, but shorter than advertised
      We were picked up promptly by our taxi driver and had a very comfortable journey to Malbork Castle where we were greeted by our personal guide and taken round the castle for two hours. The guide was very knowledgeable and did well to avoid a lot of the other bigger groups. We were a little disappointed as the tour was advertised as 3.5 hours and expected to be given time to wander around on our own as we felt that there was more to explore. I get the impression that they’ve had feedback that 3.5 hours was too long but we could have easily used all that time.
      Written 24 June 2023
    • samsV4767OI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Incredible and memorable
      I highly recommend this trip. Our tour guide Kaja was a wealth of knowledge. We learned so much about Gdańsk’s history, architecture and of course food. She was so kind and answered any questions we had. She is so smart. She truly loves her city and that energy is infectious because now we love Gdansk. This tour is 100% worth going on.
      Written 10 June 2023
    • garygU7500VU
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Solidarity Museum, Gdansk. A brightly burning beacon of freedom...and a GREAT museum
      The Gdansk Shipyard (in 1980, called the "Lenin Shipyard") is where the brave Poles of the Solidarity movement first began to cut the chains by which their Soviet occupiers had bound them. Few know that Lech Walesa had previously been jailed for his labor activism in years before that strike. Fewer still know that it was getting the older shipyard workers to support the strike to really give it "legs". Their entire financial security lay in their state-promised pension! Can you imagine those guys going home to their wives and explaining that they were going to strike, and that they may not be in line to receive a pension afterward? It all came together in 1980, labor activism, a Polish Pope, and a persuasive union leadership, toward poking the Soviet bear, much to the benefit of us all!
      Written 22 May 2023
    • Ashkraw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gdańsk -private tasting tour with a walking tour
      We enjoyed our walking tour and tasting tour with Kaja. She was full of knowledge and we enjoyed every bit of our experience.
      Written 25 April 2023
    • jayne h
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Museum.
      We have visited this museum twice now and both experiences have been outstanding… the audio headset is a must as you go through a harrowing journey A must do if you are in Gdańsk
      Written 2 April 2023
    • שרון א
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Make the time and go!
      The gate and monument and center are one next to the other, close to the train station. The building has amazing architecture. The exhibition is very interesting and very well organized. Very recommended to take the audio guide that is included in the price, and then no need for private guide.
      Written 27 March 2023
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    Olimpia S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    We had a very good time with Elwira. Knowledgeable and experienced. Plan some time after the tour to come back to places you want to see like museums she showed us or other places of interest. The tour is quite intense and you learn and see a lot.
    Written 9 August 2022
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    StevePSunderland
    Sunderland17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Friends
    A party of 3 visiting Gdansk for the first time, we took the tour to familiarise ourselves with the city and its sights and to learn some of the history. The tour was great for all of those things.

    Our guide (Karina) was excellent. A native of Gdansk she had lots of tips on shopping, eating out, bars and where to get value for money as well as information on sights and history.

    I would definitely put this tour on your to do list in Gdansk
    Written 18 September 2019
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    Michael M
    Brisbane, Australia36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019
    Karina (Kaja) really made this tour a wonderful introduction to Gdańsk. In two hours she showed us the main sites, and gave us the history of this beautiful city, both old and modern. I lived here for two years (20 years ago) and I still learned a lot!

    Most importantly she connected with everyone on the tour (we were a total group of 7) and answered questions as we went. We covered a lot of ground but she recommended a couple of good spots and finished the tour by buying us paczki (beautiful Polish treats).

    I highly recommend this tour and Kaja as a tour guide.
    Written 16 September 2019
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    courtney106
    Ma293 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Couples
    Karina was terrific! This was a great walking tour. Covered major areas of the city. Gave a great overall knowledge of the city. Made it easy for us to decide how we wanted to spend the next 3 days here. Karina was able to answer all our questions and give good advice on what not to miss.. she even ended the tour with a sweet treat! A definite must to start your time in Gdansk.
    Written 13 September 2019
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    Runeb86
    Drammen, Norway4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a very nice guided tour around the main/old city of Gdansk. Our tourguide Michal had excellent knowledge of the city and was very entertaining as well. We can recommend this tour for everyone new to Gdansk.

    Written 27 June 2019
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    heatherm
    Calgary, Canada128 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were fortunate enough to find this group via Airbnb, and were so glad we did! We did a an old city tour of Gdansk with Michal, and found him to be engaging, professional and extremely knowledgeable. We later discovered the rigorous accreditation Michal has gone through in order to become an official guide (don’t fall for the unaccredited guides on the street, as you will be very disappointed) and while we were not surprised given his limitless knowledge, we were thoroughly impressed.

    It must have been our lucky day, because we discovered Michal was available the following day to take us on a private tour of Kashubia. It was a very educational and enjoyable tour, with Michal’s attentiveness to what we wanted out of the experience enhancing what we got out of it. Being the descendant of Kashubians, Michal made every effort to ensure that I went away with a better understanding and appreciation of my ancestors.

    I hope to return to Gdansk someday soon, and will without hesitation book Michal as my guide again. He, without a doubt, was one of the highlights of our trip to this beautiful country!
    Written 5 April 2019
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    Anchrist
    Glasgow, UK85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2019
    We paid for this trip through TripAdvisor. There are free trips available but are extremely busy. We were a party of 6 and had a far superior trip. Our guide was charming and very knowledgeable. The history of this city is dramatic and he really brought it to life. He also included tips on where to eat and drink which we found very helpful.The trip included entrance to the amber alter (not to be missed). Excellent.
    Written 21 December 2019
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    Hello, Thank you for writing this review. I'm happy that you took part in our Old Town tour and enjoyed that much! :) Hope to see you next time when you will be in Gdansk! Greetings!
    Written 3 March 2020
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    spboyle14
    Dublin, Ireland37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a tour today with Kaya. Was an interesting and informative tour. Great guide, knowledgeable friendly and funny. Definitely recommend to get the vibe of the city. Best walking tour I’ve done. Thanks
    Written 25 November 2019
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    Hello, It's pleasure to read your review, thanks for write us about it. It is so great that you liked this city so much as we do after this informative tour! Hope to see you once again in Gdansk. Greetings
    Written 3 March 2020
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    Bryan H
    Polmont, UK78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019 • Couples
    Our guide Marcin was expertly knowledgeable on the city and its history, friendly and very helpful on things to do and where to eat for the rest of our stay. The tour was an excellent way to learn about the city’s past and to orientate ourselves for the present to make the most out of our stay. One of the best walking tours that we have been on and we have been on quite a few.
    Written 5 August 2019
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    GUIDO
    Province of Biella, Italy12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Just the best. We recommend it. In a couple of hours. you know the history of Gedansk and Poland... and much other things
    Written 6 March 2020
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    Hi there :) Thank you so much for this review! I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this tour and staying in Gdansk :) We are happy to share love to this fascinating city! Join us in some other tour like food tasting in future, for sure you will enjoy the culinary vibes ;)
    Written 24 March 2020
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