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Private Westerplatte Tour by Car or Cruise Transport

ToursCulture & HistoryHistory & HeritageNature & AdventureCruises & Boat ToursBoats & YachtsSecond World WarWheelchair AccessibleMedium-risk activities

Take a tour of the Polish port city of Gdansk, and learn about its history. Westerplatte is the place where WWII began. But primarily it is now a place of memory about the real heroes who fought in the war.

Highlights

  • Explore Westerplatte the most important monument in Pomerania
  • Get to know the turbulent and fascinating past of Gdansk and its long struggle for freedom and justice
  • Enjoy private transport or take a 90-minute long cruise two-ways over the Motława River
  • Spend a wonderful day with family and friends
  • Hear from your private guide the history of the place where World War II began

Description

This tour is designed to give you an insider's view of the area's tumultuous past, while at the same time, showing you its current beauty. Westerplatte was for centuries a military base for many different armies, most people associate it with a date: the 1st of September 1939. Even though other Polish cities were attacked a few minutes earlier than Westerplatte, this place is the symbol for the beginning of the Second World War. Here 200 Polish soldiers heroically fought the Nazis which outnumbered them by 8 times. Nowadays in Westerplatte you can see the remaining Guardhouse No.1 and the remains of a barracks. The whole area is quite small so you will walk though it. You will see a small military cemetery and a huge Monument to the defenders of the Polish Coast. A large monument pays tribute to those Polish defenders and marks the spot where the entire world was plunged into war just 60 years ago. The Westerplatte tour is offered in 2 options: Standard option: First you will be picked up from your hotel in Gdansk, Gdynia, Sopot. Of course your private guide will be with you during whole trip so you will get information about the history of Gdansk and Westerplatte already in the car. Alternative option (cruise): You are going to meet your private guide near the Golden Gate in Gdansk. So you will have the opportunity to take a walk through the Royal Way and hear how this route was only accessible to the powerful monarchs in earlier days. Then you will take a 45-minute long cruise to the Westerplatte by the “Black Pearl” or “Galleon Lion” and after a 2-hour sightseeing ride you will return in the same way. During the boat trip you will have the opportunity to see the Main Town from river Motława side, Dead Vistula River, the shipyards and the harbor.

Includes

Private local guide Car or ship transport All fees Information and commentary about the city's past and present Pickup from hotels in Gdansk and Sopot (if transport option selected)

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