School trip to Gdańsk

Poland's largest northern city

Description

Gdańsk, situated on the Baltic Sea, is the second most attractive city in Poland for tourists. Gdańsk, situated on the Baltic Sea, is the second most attractive city in Poland for tourists. It is a place where on 1st September 1939, started Second World War and the Solidarność trade union whose leader was Lech Wałęsa.

Programme

Day 1
Arrival in Gdańsk
Day 2
GDAŃSK / Old Town

AM: Guided tour in Old Town (Główne Miasto) to the Royal Route, the Neptune Fountain, the beautiful Mariacka Street and gargoyles. Entrance to the Artus Court and the Notre-Dame Basilica, the largest brick temple in Europe. Walk along the Motława River, discover the largest crane of medieval Europe and the Granary Island (Wyspa Spichrzów). / Optional: amber grinding demonstration.
PM: Guided tour of the European Solidarity Centre and Monument of the Fallen Shipyard Workers. The day ends at the Basilica of St. Bridget with the world's biggest amber altar, a former meeting place of the anticommunist opposition.
Day 3
SZTUTOWO – GDAŃSK / Westerplatte

AM: Excursion to Sztutowo - Guided tour of the Museum Stutthof, the first Nazi concentration camp in the territory of present-day Poland. Exhibition is completed with documentary films concerning the time of Nazi - occupation.
PM: Guided tour of the peninsula of Westerplatte with the guard post No. 1 and Westerplatte Monument in memory of its Defenders.
Day 4
MALBORK

AM: Excursion to Malbork - Guided tour in The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, the largest Gothic fortress in Europe (UNESCO - 1997).
PM: Free time / Optional: looking for amber in the Baltic Sea shore during the evening hours.
Day 5
Departure