Gdansk travel guide

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Introduction to Gdansk

Gdańsk, Poland - When thinking about this city and capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship on the Baltic coast of northern Poland, images of the spectacular Museum of the Second World War, Neptune's Fountain, and Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk instantly come to mind. As you explore beyond these attractions and read through this Gdańsk travel guide, you'll find that this region in Poland is more than what we see in books and social media. Gdańsk, and its community of 486,022 people, is a culturally-rich and diverse travel destination offering plenty of unforgettable experiences.

Easily accessible from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport, Gdańsk is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Poland any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Gdańsk as you explore this spectacular region.

Traveling to Gdańsk is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the region of Gdańsk below!

Top services in Gdańsk

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Gdańsk, Poland. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 361 airlines that fly to Poland. Browse the 289 top-rated tours available to you in Gdańsk. Compare the rates and services of the 7 types of places to stay in Gdańsk and the 12 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Gdańsk.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Gdańsk, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Gdańsk on your vacation in Poland.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Gdańsk from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the region of Gdańsk!

Learn more about Poland

There are many reasons to visit the region of Gdańsk, but a trip to Poland needs no explanation.

Exploring Poland, which spans 312,683 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Poland offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Museum of the Second World War, Neptune's Fountain, and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Poland.

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What to see in Gdańsk

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Gdańsk has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the region.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the region of Gdańsk.

Top attractions in Gdańsk

Home to plenty of top attractions, Gdańsk is more than just a wonderful region in Poland. Gdańsk is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Poland.

One fascinating sight in Gdańsk is the unforgettable Museum of the Second World War. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the region, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Gdańsk. This remarkable attraction is located at plac Władysława Bartoszewskiego 1, 80-862 Gdańsk, Poland and is open for visitors Monday - Friday, between 10:00-18:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Poland, check out our list of top attractions in Gdańsk below. Discover the best places to visit in Gdańsk, including the fascinating Museum of the Second World War, Neptune's Fountain, Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk, Long Market, and Westerplatte Museum.

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Things to do in Gdańsk

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Enrich your travel experience in Gdańsk by joining tours and activities. Gdańsk offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the region.

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Most popular experiences in Gdańsk

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the region of Gdańsk.

Gdańsk offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Historical Tours, Bus Tours, and Walking Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Poland.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Gdańsk by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Gdańsk

Travelers in Gdańsk can choose from 17 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Transfers and Transportation is the answer.

The most popular tour in Gdańsk is the fantastic Private Airport Transfer: From Airport Gdansk (GDN) to Hotel in Gdansk. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Gdańsk one of the best travel destinations in Poland.

Gdańsk also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers a unique experience in the city. The affordable Discover Gdansk! - €5 Walking Tour is the cheapest tour in the region, and is a popular Historical Tour. This experience costs around 5 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Gdańsk. This Historical Tour is available in 1 language: English. Around 211 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 5 stars out of 5.

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Discover the best things to do in Gdańsk. Choose from 289 fantastic tours and activities available in the region.

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Vacation packages in Gdańsk

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The best and easiest way to visit Gdańsk is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Poland.

Booking a vacation package to Gdańsk means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Gdańsk to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Gdańsk is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 159 unique vacation packages to Gdańsk, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the region of Gdańsk.

Popular types of vacations in Gdańsk

The most popular way to experience Gdańsk is by visiting the region as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Poland. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Gdańsk on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Poland, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Poland, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Gdańsk, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Gdańsk

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Poland. In fact, you can choose from as many as 159 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Gdańsk, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Poland.

To help narrow your choices down, here are some of the best vacation packages for exploring the region of Gdańsk.

For an epic vacation, discover Gdańsk and other top destinations in Poland on a top-rated holiday like the Cheap 10-Day Poland Road Trip Vacation from Gdansk traveling south to Poznań, Oświęcim, Krakow, and Warsaw. This vacation package provides travelers with tons of opportunities to experience not only the most popular attractions in Gdańsk, but also in other top places to visit in Poland. If Neptune's Fountain, Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk, JUMPCITY Gdańsk, Zoo Gdańsk Oliwa, and Amber Museum are on your bucket list, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Gdańsk, book the popular Cheap 3-Day Poland City Break in Gdansk and spend as little as 156 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Gdańsk, including the fantastic Westerplatte Museum, Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gdańsk, Long Market, Neptune's Fountain, and Museum of the Second World War.

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Discover and compare 159 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful region of Gdańsk.

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How to get to Gdańsk

To get to the region of Gdańsk the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Poland can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Gdańsk by booking flights with any of the 40 airlines that offer direct flights to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport are United Airlines, Ryanair, Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, and Azul. Go to this page to compare all flights to Gdańsk.

To reach the region of Gdańsk, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Gdańsk, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport and Gdańsk below.

Find cheap flights to Gdańsk

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Gdańsk, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Poland. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Gdańsk, Poland, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Gdańsk costs around 15 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair. The flight leaves on June 14 at 2 and departs from Hamburg airport in Hamburg, Germany.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Gdańsk cost approximately 18 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on May 23 and the return flight is scheduled on May 26. The flight time is around 1 hour per way.

The return flight is operated by Zielona Góra.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Poland and the region of Gdańsk from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Gdańsk

Travelers visiting Gdańsk in Poland can fly to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport directly from 1933 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport and the region of Gdańsk in Poland depart from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa airport in Gdańsk, Poland, Albany airport in Albany, Australia, and Jackson Hole airport in Jackson, the United States.

Travelers can fly to Poland by choosing from from 3 weekly flight(s) from Gdańsk; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Albany; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Jackson.

The airline that operates most flights to Poland is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 6 scheduled flight routes to Poland.

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Where to stay in Gdańsk

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a region as fantastic as Gdańsk is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Gdańsk usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Gdańsk offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the region allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Gdańsk and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Gdańsk planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Gdańsk, you'll find 7 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Poland can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Gdańsk. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the region, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Gdańsk.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Gdańsk in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Gdańsk

A trip to the fascinating Gdańsk, Poland, means opportunities to relax at any of the 7 different types of places to stay in the region. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 1764 vacation rental apartments, 880 hotels, 20 cottages, 14 hostels, 8 guesthouses, 3 resorts and 1 bed & breakfast. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Gdańsk provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the region, Hotel PURO Gdansk Stare Miasto is one of the top picks of travelers in Gdańsk.

The hotel is located at Stągiewna 26 and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Airport shuttle, and Gym.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Gdańsk. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Gdańsk, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose World Hostel. For approximately 19 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 7 different types of places to stay in Gdańsk. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Gdańsk

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Gdańsk for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the region is home to around 2,695 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Gdańsk provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Gdańsk are created equal, finding the best in the region often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Gdańsk.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Gdansk offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Gdańsk. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Hotel PURO Gdansk Stare Miasto, the top 4-star hotel in the region. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Gdańsk, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Hampton by Hilton Gdansk Old Town, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Gdańsk. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the region of Gdańsk on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the region of Gdańsk that match the information provided.

Car rental in Gdańsk

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Gdańsk. Gdańsk has 12 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Gdańsk start from 17.78 EUR per day or 124.43 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Skoda Kamiq.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Gdańsk, starting from 15.94 EUR per day or 111.59 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat 500 2 Doors.

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Popular types of car rental in Gdańsk

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the region of Gdańsk to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Gdańsk can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Poland at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Gdańsk is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Gdańsk is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the region of Gdańsk.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful region of Gdańsk. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Gdańsk, Poland, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

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Popular destinations to visit after Gdańsk

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The region of Gdańsk is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Poland. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Poland has it all.

Poland is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Poland that are as magical as the region of Gdańsk. The most popular travel destinations in Poland are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Poland

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Poland. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Gdańsk

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A taste of Poland through a visit to Gdańsk can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Gdańsk to another remarkable destination in Poland.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the region of Gdańsk to other spectacular locations in Poland, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Gdańsk

Travelers in Poland can catch flights to domestic airports in Bydgoszcz, Wrocław, Zielona Góra, Warsaw, and Szczecin. Domestic flights in Poland are operated by 4 airlines: Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines, Wizz Air, and Norwegian. There are around 20 scheduled flight routes operating to Gdańsk on a weekly basis.

From Gdańsk, travelers can book scheduled flights to 12 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Gdańsk depart to many top-rated destinations in Poland and are offered by Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines, and Wizz Air.

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Traveling to another city or region in Poland? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Gdańsk to different local destinations.

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