The Royal Route: home to the Polish kings and the richest citizens of Gdansk
When the Polish kings arrived in Gdansk, they entered the city by the Royal Route.
It was the most representative part of the city. There are 2 streets, namely, Długa Street and Długi Targ.
There were the houses of the richest citizens of Gdansk along Długa Street. Among the most important families in Gdańsk's history were: The Uphagen, Ferber, and Czirenberg Families.
In the very heart of Gdansk - in Długi Targ (Long Market) - the Main City Hall is located - it was the seat of the municipal government, the Artus Court, the Neptun Fountain and the Royal Houses.
"Lady of the Window" was living here and just one street further the Fahrenheit Family.
The Water Gates guarded access to the city at quayside (wharf).
Among them the Harbour Crane is situated.
We will pass close to the Granary Island and the Lead Island the former port.
We pass the Mariacka Gate and we can admire the most beautiful street - Mariacka.
There are some highlights worth seeing:
The Upland Gate
the Gateway to Long Street
the Golden Gate
Long Street (the Uphagen's House, Ferber's House, the Town Hall of the Main City)
Long Market (the Royal House, the Artus' Court, the Neptun fountain)
the Green Gate,
the Crane and water gates,
St Mary's Street (St. Mary's Church),
the Royal Chapel
This is a touring offer. Do not hesitate if you have any question, I can tailor it better to your needs.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: - The best place for meeting is Brama Wyżynna (the Upland Gate).
- If you are outside of the Old Town other meeting locations and transportation to the Old Town can be arranged for a extra fee. Please contact me for details and a quote.
End location: In the Old Town in Gdańsk in the most convenient place for you.
Duration: 3 hours
There is a possibility of extending the trip to 4 hours with entrance to historic buildings.
We start the tour in the best possible time for you, between 8 a.m up to 5 p.m. Let me know which time is the best for you.
- walking tour
- 80% of the Old Town is inaccessible by car. The whole Route along monuments in Old Town is done on foot.
- My time and service as your private guide for the duration of the tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 PLN - - St. Marry Church entrance ticket - 6 PLN
- the Artus Court entrance ticket - 12 PLN
- coffee to go - 10 PLN
- public toilet -3 PLN
- private expenses (gifts)
- drinks or snacks
- transportation to the Old Town.
- entrance ticket to St. Mary Church (6 PLN) and the Artus Court (12 PLN)
I do not have a license to give tours inside the Second World War Museum in Gdansk