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Roads to Freedom - the Collapse of Communism Free Tour

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5.0
4 ratings
  • Gdańsk
  • Available in German, English
  • 2 hours and 15 minutes

About the Guru

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Germany and Malta - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

We are Walkative! Our goal is to promote our cities across Poland, Austria, Ukraine, Germany and Malta - no matter what your budget is! Since 2007 we have guided more than 2 million people. We provide tours in English, Spanish and German mostly.

About the Tour

Gdańsk is one of the most important cities in Europe: a place where World War 2 began and the collapse of communism was ignited.

The city was in rubbles by the end of WW2 and our story begins here. Almost all of its pre-war population is gone, and new settlers from the east arrive. The new system is then introduced: workers' paradise under communist rule. Never fulfilling its mirage promise, the system is torn apart by the very people, who were supposed to be its loyal supporters: the workers themselves. And it was the famous Shipyard of Gdańsk, where the collapse of the system found its hotspot.


We will travel in time from the destruction of Gdańsk to the shipyards, from the Free City of Danzig to the City of Freedom. Join us for a tour that will help you understand the complicated modern history of Gdańsk and its people. Walk with us along the path that brought freedom to half of Europe.

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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How to find me: Meeting spot is the Golden Gate - look for the yellow umbrella of Walkative!

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 7 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (4)

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Helena
18 Jun 2022 Nicholasville
Verified booking
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!

Natalia Andrea Llanos Lopez
29 Mar 2022 Brunswick
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2022

Olga
26 Mar 2022 Bochum
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Mar 2022


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!