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Gdansk: Private Communism Tour with Solidarity Center Museum12 Reviews
Discover the history of Solidarity, the Polish trade union and civil resistance movement. See the exhibitions at the European Solidarity Centre, visit the historic Sala BHP and Gdansk Shipyard.
- Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk with a 5-Stars Private Guide
- Save time with skip-the-line tickets to the European Solidarity Centre
- Walk through the Gdansk Shipyard and see monuments to the Solidarity Movement
- Visit the Sala BHP where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed
- Enjoy car transport with pickup from your accommodation in Gdansk Old Town
Description'Do you know what happened on August 31, 1980? Learn about the greatest civic success in the modern history of Poland - the victorious Solidarity movement. Embark on a Communist-themed tour of Gdansk and discover the history of the revolution that led to the fall of the Communist Bloc. During the 2-hour tour you will learn in depth about the Communist-era Poland and the birth of democracy in the Eastern Bloc. Visit the European Solidarity Center (ESC) with skip-the-line tickets that let you beat the crowds. Inside this modern museum, you will walk step by step through the history of Solidarity. You will see the original Tables of 21 Postulates - the written demands that the strikers at the Lenin Shipyard (now Gdansk Shipyard) made against the authorities in 1980, as well as other documents and photographs that document the trade union’s fight for freedom - the strikes, the 1989 round table talks, and first pluralistic election in Poland since 1947. Learn about Lech Walesa, Anna Walentynowicz, and other heroes who led the revolution. Your Private Guide will help you to understand the exhibitions and the historical context behind the Solidarity strikes and their legacy on the rest of Eastern Europe. Choose the 4-hour option to learn even more about the Polish People’s Republic (commonly known as PRL) and communism. See the Solidarity Square and hear the tragic story behind the Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers of 1970. Visit the historic site where the “Gdańsk Agreement” of 31 August 1980 was signed - the Center of worker protection of Gdansk shipyard, also known as Sala BHP. The last stop will be Gdansk Shipyard (Stocznia Gdansk), where 17,000 ship builders began the civil resistance against the communist regime in 1980. In the tradition of PRL, we will also invite you for a shot of Polish vodka.'
IncludesPrivate Communist-themed tour of Gdansk with a visit to the European Solidarity Center History Expert Guide with Official Gdansk License who is fluent in chosen language Skip-the-line tickets to the European Solidarity Center (in 2 and 4-hour options) Free entry to Sala BHP and Gdansk Shipyard (in 4-hour option) A shot of traditional Polish vodka (in 4-hour option) Pickup from your accommodation in Gdansk Old Town'
- Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
- Please note that pick-up from your hotel is only possible from the Gdansk Old Town - guests from outside the Gdansk Old Town are encouraged to arrange their own transportation when making a reservation
- Guests who don't require pick-up should meet the guide in front of the Three Crosses Monument, Plac Solidarności, 80-001 Gdańsk