European Centre of Solidarity and pick up from airport
Pick up from airport , overview of life in Tricity . Then to the cradle of the anti-communist movement that 'broke the teeth of the Russian communist bear' and began the domino effect that toppled the Soviet Block.
The European Solidarity Center is a cultural, educational and entertainment hub that's main aim is to spread the memory of the Solidarity movement and Foster freedom and democracy.
This bulky, tilted building is designed with the impression of walls cracking and is covered in rust-colored sheet metal.
It has won a prestigous Council of Europe award for 2016 and, the iconic Monument of the Fallen Shipyard Workers located at the main gate has been awarded European Heritage Title. This title marks sites of importance in European history and culture.
A viewing terrace offers a panoramic look over the old Lenin Shipyards and far beyond.
Inside the complex there is also a permanent exhibition dedicated to the history of Solidarity .
This recent innovation is fast becoming a top tourist attaction
Pick up from airport and Chance to see land and city scape and hear about the city. Then, we will visit Solidarity Square where the Monument to the Fallen Shipyards and the world-famous 'Gate numer 2' is located.
Next we go inside the Solidarity Centre to the exhibition .
After that up on the roof to get a bird's eye view of the shipyards and city.
Then to the BHP Hall where the August Agreement was signed and finally a look at part of the shipyards. After that drop off where you wish in Tricity.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We will meet at the airport , port, hotel or any other pre-arranged spot.
End location: We will finish at any place you wish within the Tricity such as your hotel, airport or port.
Duration: 5 hours
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Transport from the airport to the Shipyards a licenced[for both the city and center]experienced and fluent English speaking guide who is flexible and good humoured.
A guided tour of the Solidarity Center,exhibition,an outline of the city's history from the viewing terrace on the roof and a short tour of part of the massive shipyards grounds.Drop off to your destination in Tricity.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 Złoty - Tickets for the European Solidarity Centre and something to eat and drink
If you wish to buy any local souvenirs or food , you will need to cover the cost. the ticket to the Solidarity Centre is also your responsibility.
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I had a 48 business trip to Sopot planned and wanted to visit Gdansk. I followed the Solidarity movement during the 80's and wanted a tour with someone who could provide good historical and economic perspective. Michael picked me up at the airport and took me to the European Solidarity Center, the center of Gdansk, and then dropped me at the Grand in Sopot. An intense 5 hours with me firing questions no stop. Michael very knowledgeable and friendly. A hectic and enjoyable 5 hours