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This historic harbor city features the best of the Baltic with its striking architecture, charming old town, and pristine beaches. Gdansk is referred to as the amber capital of the world, due to the abundance of the semi-precious stone found in the surrounding areas. You'll find plenty of shops selling amber souvenirs, some even containing preserved insects.

Explore the city's beautifully preserved center with its countless canal bridges, cobblestone streets lined with colouful houses, local craft shops, and St. Mary's – the oldest brick church in the world. The area is also home to the Royal Way, where Polish kings once marched, and the iconic Neptune Fountain in the center of the Long Market. There's also a number of great museums like the European Solidarity Center, Artus Court Museum, and the National Maritime Museum.

Just a short streetcar ride from the city center are Stogi and Brzeźno, beautiful beaches that cater to both water sports enthusiasts or those who just want to cach some sun on the sandy shores. July and August provide the best weather for beachgoers, and the summer is also the season for Saint Dominic’s Fair and the city's annual Shakespeare Festival.

Most flights arrive at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport, set about 8 miles west of the city. The easiest way to travel between Gdansk and the airport is the PKM metro line.


From $18 per night

This weekend

From $42 per night

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From $42 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency 10 zł = $2.31
Language Polish
Average weekend price $105 per night
Average weekday price $104 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of Gdansk.

September 19, 2023

I was pleasantly surprised at the beauty of Gdansk. The architecture and size of the old town was spectacular. I visited one of several beaches on the outskirts of Gdansk, that look over the Baltic Sea. Tram 3 took me to the Beach in approx. 30mins. This can vary a rush hour. Good tram and bus service throughout. 24hr ticket includes airport, unlike other European cities.

Neill United Kingdom

Excellent tourist location - my favourite place to visit is...

September 17, 2023

Excellent tourist location - my favourite place to visit is the Amber Altar at St Brigidy church - it is magnificent - a must visit. There are lots of new museums - WWII museum, Solidarity Centre as well as older museums at Town Hall and Maritime museum. The Old Town , Dluga, Dlugi Targ are also must visit attractions. Interesting walking tour around the Old Town. We took a boat trip to Sopot - nice seaside town, sandy beach, marina and pier and returned to Gdansk on the train. Transport by train, tram and bus are very easy. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, bars to choose from.

M United Kingdom

Beautiful place, so much to see and do.

September 16, 2023

Beautiful place, so much to see and do. The history is exceptional and the architecture is truly outstanding. Loved everything about Gdańsk and would love to return. Bonus is that it is really outstanding value for money. Gdańsk is very easy to navigate and most things can be reached by walking. We went to Malbork castle by train what a place would highly recommend. Eating is super easy so many amazing restaurants.

Martin United Kingdom

A great city in the North of Poland.

September 14, 2023

A great city in the North of Poland. Close to the popular beach of Sopot and to Malbork, which has a great Castle that is worth the 40/50 minute train trip. The city itself has a really interesting history, so if you are thinking about taking a tour around, you won't regret it. Many great buildings of both old and modern architecture styles, so the view is also great.

Pepe Spain

very relaxed place with lots of places to eat and drink and...

September 12, 2023

very relaxed place with lots of places to eat and drink and generally walk around in a nice area down by the river, lots of historic buildings still survive and modern architecture sits well with the older styles. very family friendly i noticed as well. city tours available and boat trips on the river with even a huge pirate ship going up and down the river. a number of beautiful old churches and even the main train station is an architectural wonder.

darrenbiggs6 Norway

Gdansk is a really cool city with lots to see!

September 10, 2023

Gdansk is a really cool city with lots to see! The old town is beautiful and the solidarity museum is a must see for all Europeans who visit. It’s well connected to Sopot and Gdynia which is also highly recommended. Wonderful area of Poland to visit!

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