This tour explores the old town of Gdansk which dates back to the 9th century and is referred to as the Pearl of the North. In addition to a walking tour you visit the interiors of the Gothic Town Hall and one of the largest churches in the world, St. Mary's.
From the very beginning Gdansk was an important port on the Baltic Sea. In 1361 it became a member of the Hanseatic League. The Golden Age of the city was from the 15th through the 18th centuries. During WWII Gdansk was reduced to rubble but it has since rebuilt to look the way it did when rich ship merchants built the city.
After meeting your guide you drive to the old town of Gdansk which is mostly a pedestrian zone so the majority of your time is spent on foot. Keep in mind that with a private tour you can control the pace and enjoy a quick stop to rest in a caf̩ if needed.
You'll stroll along the main thoroughfare called Dluga Street with a stop to see the Golden Gate. This 17th century old town entry gate was built in the Renaissance style. Also on this street is the famous Neptune Fountain which dates from 1613 and symbolizes the city's link to the sea.
You enjoy a visit to the interior of the Town Hall. This Gothic red brick building dates from the 14th century and it's Red Room is very impressive. The room was originally used for town council meetings. The bright red room with gilded background holds many beautiful sculptures and paintings.
You will marvel at the Artus Hall Court which was the city's Merchant Guild and also Poland's Stock Exchange. Some of the windows on the building are the height of nearby three story buildings. Amazingly this building was not destroyed in the war.
Finally is a visit to St. Mary's Church, thought to be the sixth largest church in the world. Also made of red brick in the Gothic period, the church can hold 25,000 people. You'll be impressed by Gothic Alters, one of the world's largest medieval clocks and Hans Memling's "The Last Judgment".
At the end of the tour you are driven back to the pier.Mobility
: NO wheelchairs
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