Weekend in Gdansk
Gdansk Airport Timetable
Gdansk is really beautiful city, so If you have the opportunity to visit, even for only one weekend, don’t think twice! A weekend in Gdansk is best in the summer, but visiting in winter also has a unique charm. So if you have a free weekend in June or July, you must visit Gdansk!
Welcome to Lech Walesa Gdansk Airport! Fortunately airport is very close to the city centre. Even so, if you do not want to worry about catching buses with luggage or children, check out Escape2Poland.co.uk for airport transfers. After checking in to your accommodation you will have enough time to see something interesting today. Let’s go!
Your journey starts where the Second World War started
New Port Lighthouse
First thing that I would like to show you is a lighthouse in New Port (nowy port) district. This is one of the most beautiful lighthouses of Polish coast, but it’s also imortant for another reason. Nazi soldiers gave a signal to start the World War II in 1939. Nowadays, there is a museum of lighthouses here.
One evening to delight you
The rest of the evening you should spend in Gdansk Old Town. What about some pub or restaurant? I recommend Degustatornia – House of Beer, where you can try many different kinds of this golden nectar from all over the world. You won’t be disappointed. And if you prefer something non-alcoholic, try Pi – Kawa — a very suitable coffeeshop to spend an evening at. It offers amazing tea or coffee as well as delicious desserts.
Relaxing Morning on the Beach
Brzezno Beach Pier
Hello! We haven’t much time for laying on the beach, but it’s nice place to start the day. That’s why first point of our today’s sightseeing will be Brzezno Beach. This is one of the most beautiful beaches of our coast, so it’ll be good place to accumulate some energy before we start running around the city. You may try to swim, but the Baltic Sea is unfortunately fairly cold so it may be an unpleasant experience.
Among the monuments of Main City
A major part of this day is Gdansk’s Royal Route. Most of important monuments are in area of Long Market (Długi Targ). Probably the greatest impression is always made by the historical city hall, but other sights, like medieval fortifications remains, are also delightful!
Sailing Adventure and the piece of World War II history
After admiring historic places, it’s time for lunch. In the main area of old town, there are great restaurants. People of Gdansk say, that the best one is Pod Lososiem, which is famous for delicious fish.
Westerplatte Defenders Monument
Later we’re going to fish market, where the sailing ship “Lion” is moored. We’ll get a cruise from Gdansk to Westerplatte, the place of the first Nazi attack during World War II. Cruises stay about half hour and after that we’ll be able to admire the monument of Westerplatte Defenders. Later we’ll go to see another important of World War II – the Seat of Polish Post, which one of the most glorious events took place.
Centrum Stocznia Gdanska
Dusk is falling, so it’s time to think about some attractions for the evening. In my opinion, a good to mix of sightseeing and dancing – Centrum Stocznia Gdanska – a club and entertainment place, situated in the famous Gdansk shipyard. CSG is avery nice, safe place with great atmosphere and professional service. Enjoy your time, but remember, you still have a plane to catch tomorrow ;)
Good morning! Isn’t it a beautiful day?
We still got some time before the flight. We can go shopping at Galeria Baltycka or Gdanska Hala Targowa. Gdanska Hala Targowa offers a variety of things which are suitable for authentic souvenirs. You can also spend some time on the beach. The choice is yours.
After returning to your hotel, you’ll be transfered to the airport. Have a nice and safe flight! See you next time in Gdansk!