On the Road to Freedom

  • Port

    Gdynia, Poland

  • Activity Level

    High

  • Activity Type

    Excursion Types

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost From

    Adults

    GBP36.0 Per Person

  • Minimum Age

    2

  • Duration

    Approximately 5.30 hours.

  • Meals Included

    No

As the birthplace of the Second World War and the Solidarity movement, Gdańsk holds a prominent place in 20th-century history. It was on 1 September 1939 that Germany launched an attack on Westerplatte, triggering the Second World War. A lot of the historic city was destroyed in the ensuing conflict, but there is still much to admire, including the medieval Long Market, the 14th-century Main Town Hall, Artus Court and St Mary's Church, which took 159 years to build. Finish with a visit to the Roads to Freedom exhibition, which charts the rise of the Solidarity movement led by former president Lech Wałęsa.