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Itinerary for Gdansk & Kaliningrad Private Tour

Gdansk & Kaliningrad Private Tour

The tale of two cities; Gdansk & Kaliningrad. Both historic Hanseatic ports in former Prussia; one beautifully preserved with rows of merchant houses and cobbled streets, the other bombed beyond recognition in WWII and reconstructed by the Soviets in Brutalist concrete. Gdansk played an important role in the Solidarnosc movement leading to Polish independence from the Soviet Union, and today is an important port on the Baltic sea. Kaliningrad rose from the ashes of it's former glory as Koenigsberg with equal startegic importance as a little piece of Russia in the EU and home to the Russian Navy Baltic Fleet. The spirit of Koenigsberg where philosopher Immanual Kant used to take his daily walk lives on underneath the Soviet architecture, and having visited Gdansk you can imagine how beautiful this city was and the impact a new regime had upon it. Today Kaliningrad is being regenerated, so there is a new wave of architecture and culture slowly developing in this unique and quirky place. A trip full of contrasts and history, that can be a short break or extended to more of Poland or into Lithuania.

Day 1 - Gdansk

Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).
 

Day 2 - Gdansk

Gdansk Private Walking Tour (3 Hours)

Our guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a walking tour of Gdansk – one of the most beautiful cities on the Baltic coast, often called the “City of Amber”. Our style is that you chat with the guide about your interests too, so we can tailor the tour to suit you, and if there is anything particular you need to know, eg how to buy tickets for a concert, please ask your guide who will be more than happy to help. And if you need to rest, you can request a coffee break and and chat about life in Gdansk, before you continue your tour.


Day 3 - Gdansk & Malbork Castle Day Trip

Malbork Castle (UNESCO) Private Day Trip (5 Hours)

Our driver will pick you up and drive you to Malbork (approx. 1h drive from Gdansk) to see one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe (UNESCO).
It was built in the 13th – 14th century and is a unique example of Gothic brick architecture. The castle was the seat of the Teutonic Knights – one of the 3 largest (after the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller) religious orders involved in the medieval crusades. From Malbork (Marienburg), the Teutonic Knights led a crusade against the pagans living along the Baltic coast. During the tour we visit the complex at Malbork: the High Castle, the Medium Castle, the Castle of the Grand Masters, a church, numerous chapels, refectories, dormitories and cellars. A walk through the castle takes you to the dark times of the Middle Ages and the Crusades. Once at the Castle you will be met on the spot by a private guide who will show you around.

 

 

Malbork castle private day trip from Gdansk


Day  4 - Gdansk to Kaliningrad

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the train station.

Train from Gdansk to Kaliningrad

Your train tickets for travel from Gdansk to Kaliningrad will have been pre-purchased and delivered to you. Travel from Gdansk to Kaliningrad on the direct service, with a border crossing included! Seat - Standard Class (2)
Arrival to Kaliningrad.
Our driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and drive you to your hotel (they will be holding a sign with your name on it).

 

Day 5 - Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad City Tour with Private Guide

Our guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a half day tour of Kaliningrad (max 4 hours).  This is a private English speaking guide and will include walking and public transport (no private vehicle is included). You will visit the main sights of Kaliningrad, get acquainted with the city history, culture, local life, and it is a good opportunity to ask your guide for any local advice you need eg opera tickets or restaurant information!

 

 

 

Day 6 - Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad Sightseeing to Baltijsk / Svetlogorsk / Yantarny with Private Driver & Guide 

Our driver & English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a full day tour (max 8 hours).
Please discuss with us where you would like to visit, so we can ensure this is possible within the time. Please note that any additional entrance fees would need to be paid locally.
Suggestions for this are Baltijsk closed off military city (home to the Russian Naval Baltic fleet), Svetlogorsk seaside resort (sandy beaches, pine forests, wooden villas) or Yantarny amber mine (perfect if you are into amber, the Baltic gold) - or you can combine some of these for your full day tour.

 

Day 7 - Kaliningrad

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to Kaliningrad airport for your flight home (or you could choose to travel on to Lithuania up the Curonian Spit and keep discovering the Baltic coast!)

 

 

 

Old city gate in Kaliningrad (Koenigsberg)

Overview

Exceptional personal guides and drivers
Can start any day of the year
Visit just Gdansk & Kaliningrad or include these cities on a longer tour of Poland & Lithuania
Choose from 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
Tailor the itinerary to suit you - add day trips, extra nights or travel on to our other destinations
From 479 EUR pp

Notes

For groups of friends we can offer a discount, so please ask us about this
If you want to visit a particular place or event - we can arrange this!
This tour does not include flights - you can book your own or we can do this for you
Tailor-made itineraries are our speciality so please call or email us to discuss your plans

More Reviews

HATS OFF TO BALTIC HOLIDAYS. YOU GAVE US A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Our trip was superb, Philip. As you well know, before the trip I customized it quite a bit. Your team was terrific in accommodating that customization. The result was a unique and spectacular trip. I could go on at great length to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip but, instead, will save time by simply telling you that Denise and I have traveled quite extensively and we both agreed that this was one of our favorite trips ever. That is in large part due to your team'shard work before we landed and once we were 'in country'. The Baltics trip was the first time that we traveled on our own but used a tour company to help plan and then fully support the trip. You have now spoiled - and ruined - us. Hats off to Baltic Holidays. You gave us a trip of a lifetime.

MR & MRS SERGESKETTER, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, KALININGRAD & BELARUS, JULY 2017


THEY WERE VERY KIND AND MADE OUR TOUR VERY SPECIAL

We liked very much our tour! I would like to tell you that we liked specially the guides from Ukraine, Belarus, Kaliningrad and Vilnius. They were very kind and made our tour very special. In general, we liked all the hotels! Thanks a lot!

FABRICIO, TAILOR-MADE TOUR TO UKRAINE, MOLDOVA, BELARUS, KALININGRAD & LITHUANIA, AUGUST 2017


HATS OFF TO BALTIC HOLIDAYS. YOU GAVE US A TRIP OF A LIFETIME.

Our trip was superb, Philip. As you well know, before the trip I customized it quite a bit. Your team was terrific in accommodating that customization. The result was a unique and spectacular trip. I could go on at great length to tell you how much we enjoyed this trip but, instead, will save time by simply telling you that Denise and I have traveled quite extensively and we both agreed that this was one of our favorite trips ever. That is in large part due to your team'shard work before we landed and once we were 'in country'. The Baltics trip was the first time that we traveled on our own but used a tour company to help plan and then fully support the trip. You have now spoiled - and ruined - us. Hats off to Baltic Holidays. You gave us a trip of a lifetime.

MR & MRS SERGESKETTER, TAILOR-MADE TOUR OF THE BALTIC CAPITALS, KALININGRAD & BELARUS, JULY 2017

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