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.

  • 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 a 90-minute long cruise two-ways over the Motława River
  • Hear from private guide the history of the place where World War II began

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  • 3 - 4 hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Cruise Transport or car transport
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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.

  • Private Westerplatte Tour led by licensed guide
  • Car or ship transport
  • Pick up from the hotels located in Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot (only option with car transport)
  • The true history and facts about beginning of WWII
  • As it is a private trip, it will be adapted to the interests of your group
  • All fees and insurance

The tour selected is a VIP tour. You will be picked up by us from the hotel.
You will provide the hotel address in payment process.
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