The City of Freedom

Gdańsk is a city of nearly half million people, undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist and cultural centres, resiliently developing universities and a fast growing business centre. The city is located at the Bay of Gdańsk, at the southern shore of the Baltic Sea. For ages Gdańsk has been playing a key role in the exchange of goods between Northern and Western Europe and the countries of Central-Eastern Europe. The city, which was established over one thousand years ago, attracts thousands of tourists each year and connects cultural traditions of many nations. It is a paradise for enthusiasts of old architecture, who can wander endlessly among beautiful tenement houses and medieval monuments. Additionally, one can visit charming restaurants, quaint shops and take part in cultural events, which create a unique atmosphere. Gdańsk is a hometown of outstanding historical individuals, such as Jan Hevelius, Daniel Fahrenheit and Arthur Schopenhauer, as well as two Nobel Prize winners: the first President of Poland elected in a democratic election - Lech Wałęsa and the German writer Gunter Grass.

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Useful information

Languag

Polish

Distance from pier to city center

5-6 km

Transportation to/from airport

15 km to the Lech Walesa International Gdansk Airport (GDN) from the city centre. Services: shuttle bus, taxis, car rentals and public transport bus (no. 210), PKM train.

Currency

Polish zloty

Port information

Berthing policy: Information available here

Pier 1

Max LOA: 240 m Max depth: 9,30 m Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): passenger, cargo Fenders available (brand and type): yes Info on tides: no tides Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

0,13 EUR/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

1,10 EUR /PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Depends of individual agreement between tour operator and shops

Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests

Depends of individual agreement between tour operator and museums

Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew
City Cards for sale

Available at the city center

Port
Independent guest reception and help
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport

There is no signs on the pier, but the nearest bus stop is located about 300-400 m from the ship outside port area

Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
Free shuttle available

Shuttle transport is usually organized by Cruise Line

Publicly regulated taxis

Special agreements between Port Authority and Taxi company with fixed prices

Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
Direct flights to USA

Available from Warsaw located 320 km away from Gdansk

Airport less than one hour drive from port

12 km away from the port pier

Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport

Selected attractions

During its over-a-thousand-year history, the city of Gdansk has witnessed events that changed the world’s history. It is the place where, on 1 September 1939, started the event that changed the world – World War II. At the same time, Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity, the social movement that led to the fall of communism.

Długa Street and Long Market

The Royal Route, street of houses with renaissance facades.

The Crane over the Motława River

The largest port crane in medieval Europe built in 1444.

St. Mary’s Street (Mariacka)

Exquisite, historic Gdańsk urban planning with terraced entrances and richly decorated facades.

St. Mary’s Basilica

Largest gothic brick church in the world: ”The Crown of Gdańsk”. In constant development from 1343 to 1502.

Oliwa Cathedral

The longest church in Poland (107 m), home to the world famous Rococo organs.

Exciting extras

European Solidarity Centre

ESC is important institution on the freedom trail in a new, experimental form: it is not only a museum dedicated to the history of Solidarity and anticommunist opposition in Poland and Europe, but also a centre of dialog in the modern world

Gdansk Zoological Garden

An attractive recreation and educational site located in the picturesque Tri-City landscape park.

Wisloujscie Fortress

17th century unique monument of the fortifications, right by the harbour canal.

Energa Gdansk Stadium

236 m long, 203 m wide and 45 m high. Shining like amber in the sun. Modern football stadium, constructed for the UEFA Euro 2012, the exterior is designed to resemble amber.

The Museum of the Second World War

The heart of the Museum is the permanent exhibition of 5,000 m2, which makes it one of the largest historical museum exhibitions on the world. Located 14 meters under the ground, it is a story of the tragic experience of the Second World War, its roots and consequences, on perpetrators and victims, on heroes and ordinary people. It is meant to look like a lesson in history, which we should never forget.

Malbork Castle

The Castle of the Teutonic Knights in Malbork is a masterpiece of medieval defensive and residential architecture. It is the largest gothic Castle complex in the world, with an area of approximately 21 hectares and total building cubature exceeding one quarter of a million cubic metres.

Events

24 Jul 2018
15 Aug 2017
St. Dominic’s Fair
Place: Gdansk
Category: Folklore,Arts & Handcrafts,Food,Music
16 Aug 2018
22 Aug 2018
International Mozart Festival MOZARTIANA 2018
Place: Gdansk
Category: Music

Varied Shore Excurions

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Old Town
Walk by: Golden Gate, Fountain of Neptune, Artus Court, Green Gate, Crane, St. Mary’s Basilica and more.
Old Town & Oliwa
One of the oldest districts in Gdańsk with the famous Cathedral, surrounded by beautiful Oliwa Park. On route: The historic Old Town.
Old Town & Solidarity Route
Visit key points from the Solidarity era: St. Bridget’s Church, the Monument of the Killed Shipyard Workers, ‘Roads to Freedom’ Exhibition. On route: Historic Old Town.
Malbork Castle
Huge brick castle on the river, one of Europe’s most imposing medieval defensive structures. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Contacts

Gdansk Tourist Organization
Bartlomiej Barski
Operations Department Manager
Port of Gdansk
Michal Stupak
Marketing Specialist