Gdynia

Gdynia (pronounced gar-din-ee-uh) is a Polish city and seaport situated in Gdañsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea.

From Amber to Zoos… cruise to Gdynia and discover something for everyone

Gdynia (pronounced gar-din-ee-uh) is a Polish city and seaport situated in Gdañsk Bay on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Gdynia offers many interesting attractions to holiday-makers as well as well-priced shopping opportunities.

We have a range of interesting excursion packages for Gdynia, designed to offer an introduction to this region and to ensure cruise passengers the best deals on all the main sights. For an enjoyable day off the ship, leave your luxury MSC cruise liner in Gdynia Port and take a short bus ride to Gdansk (also known by its German name of ‘Dantzig’).

Join us on a sightseeing tour of Gdansk old town, an architectural melting pot of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. Or enjoy some free time and discover the city at your leisure. Polish amber is of particularly high quality and makes for a lovely souvenir at a good price.

Families travelling with children can venture beyond the old town to the lovely Oliwa Park (located near Oliwa Cathedral), a tranquil green space with an attractive duck pond, or visit Gdansk Zoo (with a petting zoo) one of the largest zoological gardens in Poland. Just 60 km from Gdansk lies Marlbork Castle, a medieval storybook fortress complete with a moat and turrets.

All the rooms are renovated and depict the Teutonic way of life; military enthusiasts can admire the exhibits of weaponry and armour. Gdynia is one of the lesser-known vacation spots along our Northern European cruise itineraries; MSC Cruises is delighted to be able to introduce our passengers to this fascinating new destination.

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 GDY01 - GDANSK  (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk was first recorded as a settlement as early as A.D. 997 and looks back on an ancient and rich maritime tradition. Today Gdansk is Poland’s main seaport with an economy that is dominated by shipbuilding, the chemicals industry as well as food processing. The town is also known as a local centre for processing amber for use in the creation of beautiful jewellery. The completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, is well worth exploring on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk. As the world’s largest brick church, the cavernous interior of the building is large enough to accommodate a staggering 25,000 people. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 GDY02 - GDANSK ON YOUR OWN (approx. 4 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. Located on the coast of the Baltic Sea, Gdansk was first recorded as a settlement as early as A.D. 997 and looks back on an ancient and rich maritime tradition. Today Gdansk is Poland’s main seaport with an economy that is dominated by shipbuilding, the chemicals industry as well as food processing. Your guide will provide you with brief information on the town and specify your meeting place, after which you will have free time to stroll around, explore the town or do some shopping. For instance, the town is known as a local centre for processing amber for use in the creation of beautiful jewellery and the completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, is well worth a visit on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk and the world’s largest brick church with a capacity for 25,000 people.

Price per person $39.00 Adults $27.00 Children

   


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 GDY03 - GDANSK & OLIWA CATHEDRAL (approx. 4 hours 45 minutes) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  Cultural  After leaving the port, the tour will take you through the suburban and commercial areas of Gdansk to reach the city’s old quarters. You will pass by the Gdansk Shipyards, which are also known as the Lenin Shipyards, as well as the famous monument at Solidarity Square which commemorates the deaths of shipyard workers who were shot there in December 1970. You will also have a chance to explore the completely rebuilt historical centre, along with its architectural cocktail of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque monuments, on foot. Another must-see in the city’s old quarters is Saint Mary's Church, the pride of Gdansk and the world's largest brick church with capacity for 25,000 people. The tour will then take you to Oliwa Cathedral, a building that combines Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo styles, dates back to the 13th century and stands on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery. The cathedral boasts an impressive complex of three organs consisting of 7876 tin and wood pipes that can imitate the sounds of different musical instruments and natural voices. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting sites of religious importance.

Price per person $59.00 Adults $41.00 Children

   


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 GDY04 - MALBORK CASTLE  (approx. 4.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Cultural  This tour will take you to see the largest brick fortress in the world, Malbork Castle. This medieval keep was built by the Teutonic Knights, who were a German Roman Catholic religious order of crusaders, and finished in 1406. In the course of time, the castle was extended several times to accommodate the growing number of knights and with that became the largest Gothic fortification in Europe. The castle complex is made up of three different sections – high, middle and low – which are separated by multiple dry moats and towers. Severely damaged during World War II and again by a fire in 1959, the Castle has been undergoing continuous restoration since 1962. You are recommended to take your camera to capture the beautiful castle situated on the banks of the River Nogat. You will have an opportunity to visit the halls inside the castle and see many displays of sculptures and a fine collection of medieval armour. Please note : limited number of guides in languages other than English. Should a tour guide for your language be unavailable, the tour will be provided in English only. A fee is requested to take photos or shoot videos during the visit at Malbork Castle.

Price per person $77.00 Adults $54.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.