Free tour

Gdansk Shipyard Uncovered Free Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: German, English
Quality Verified Registered on July 05, 2017

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Germany, France and Ukraine - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 3 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish, Polish and German mostly.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Gdansk Shipyard is a must-see for visitors to Gdansk, so we invite you to our Walkative! tour to uncover with us the Shipyard of change.

For many, the Gdansk Shipyard is the cradle of “Solidarity” and a symbol of the fall of communism in Europe. For fans of industrial buildings, it is a magical space where the industrial architecture of the late 19th century meets the early 20th century, where relics of communism intertwine with modern 21st century architecture.

The Gdańsk Shipyard is a place where:

  • imperialism changed into capitalism
  • the industrial goals of Nazism changed into the industrial goals of socialism
  • communism with the entire Iron Curtain changed into freedom
  • the brutal hand of the free market changed the industrial space into a place of entrepreneurship, culture and entertainment.


We will start our tour in the Old Town at the Jan Hevelius Monument, next to the Great Mill (home of the Amber Museum), from where we will take a journey through the dark years of communism, arriving at the Shipyard, where a lot happened and is still happening.

Discover with us a magical part of the city, a district of entertainment, art, history, industry and symbols. Come to the Gdansk Shipyard Ucovered Tour by Walkative!

ℹ️ ⚠️ ATTENTION - booking rules

Please note that our free tours are designed for individual travelers and small private groups only. Hence, we do not accept parties of 8 or more people on regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a private tour in advance.


If you show up at the meeting point with the bigger group our guide will ask you for the payment (8 eur/person) before the tour or cancel your reservation on the spot. To confirm your reservation please arrive 10 minutes before starting. We can not guarantee participation when you will be late.                                  

Please note that multiply bookings (under different names) for 7 people who belong to one group will still be treated as one organized group and the guide has the right to deny participation to such parties.

This policy is implied in the best interest of our individual visitors. 

Please respect our rules.     

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  • Meeting point:
    Targ Węglowy 27, Gdańsk, Poland
    Targ Węglowy 27, Gdańsk, Poland
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    Meeting spot is at the Jan Hevelius Monument, next to the Great Mill (home of the Amber Museum) - look for the yellow umbrella of Walkative!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Steven 24 Oct 2022
Prévessin-Moëns

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
A very memorable visit of a place of such economic, political and historical importance.
Malene 18 Sep 2022
Copenhagen

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022
Very interesting tour, and the guide were very informative and had own experiences from growing up in Poland during the communist time. Highly recommended.
Simon 27 Jul 2022
Bath

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2022
It was an excellent tour - well informed and energetic presentation- never a dull moment and I learnt a lot
Helena 18 Jun 2022
Lexington

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2022
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw a great deal of Gdańsk. I highly recommend this tour.
Viktor 22 May 2022
Bern

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Travelled alone - May 2022
Paweł was amazing, he was probably the best tour guide I have ever done a tour with! He was very funny and was able to put humor in what he was telling us about a very serious and brutal period in Poland. Thanks you very much, I've learned a lot!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 7 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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