Warsaw: Westerplatte & Gdansk Tour
On September 1st 1939, the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired the first shots of World War II at the Polish military transit storehouse at the Westerplatte peninsula, nearby the Port of Gdansk entrance. Nowadays, it is renowned as a memorial site with ruins of blockhouses and barracks. Westerplatte Museum is definitely a must-see site for everybody who is interested in World War 2 theme as this is where the first battle of this war took place.
- early morning hotel pick up and transfer with our English speaking driver to the railway station in Warsaw (exact time depends on train schedule)
- receiving return train tickets to Gdansk and assistance of our driver at the platform
- comfortable journey by train on your own (up to 3,5 hours)
- getting off the train in Gdansk and meeting our local private city guide at the platform
- private transfer with our guide from Gdansk city centre to Westerplatte Memorial (approx 35 minutes drive)
- approximately 2 hours of guided tour with our private guide in chosen language during which you will visit Westerplatte battlefield and you will see:
- Passenger ships dock – on September 1st, 1939, it was the place from which the German ship began bombardment of area.
- Shelter and watchtower – served as a two-sided observation point and was a safe place for the people using watchtower.
- “Fort” building – built in 1911 as a part of the Prussian coastal fortification system, was a command post of the coastal artillery general.
- Tank T-34 – a real monument of military technology.
- Guardhouse – not everyone knows, but in the guardhouse there was a combat cabin containing positions for two heavy machine guns.
- Barracks ruins – the building consisted of many rooms, e.g. a power plant, ammunition warehouse, kitchen, telephone booth, soldier’s rooms and many others
- Monument to the defenders of the coast – raised to the memory of 128 heroic Polish soldiers under the command of Major Henryk Sucharski. He held off for a full week against 3500 attacking German soldiers.
7. driving back with your private guide to city centre of Gdansk
8. free time in Gdansk (you decide how much time you want to spend in the city and we advise possible train connections)
9. reaching railway station in Gdansk on your own
10. around 3,5 hours journey back by train from Gdansk to Warsaw
11. pick up from the platform of railway station in Warsaw by our English speaking driver and transfer back to your hotel
Tour lasts approximately 13 hours (depends on the train connections)
Tour is available every day except Mondays when Westerplatte Museum is closed.
- 1250 PLN per person (1 person)
- 650 PLN per person (2 persons)
- 450 PLN per person (3 persons)
- 400 PLN per person (4 persons)
- Contact us (5 persons or more)
What is included:
- pick-up/drop off from your hotel in Warsaw
- pick-up/drop off from railway station in Warsaw and Gdansk
- return 2nd class fast train tickets
- private comfortable transportation between Gdansk railway station and Museum of Westerplatte and back
- service of professional private city guide in chosen language during whole tour from Gdansk to Westerplatte including sightseeing tour of Westerplatte Museum up to 2 hours
- entrance tickets to Westerplatte Museum
This private tour is available in following languages:English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian and others
*some languages may be subject of availability and prices can vary
*for this tour you can also choose to add following supplements:
- 220 PLN per person for 1st class PREMIUM standard fast train tickets (EIP) both ways
- private guided Old Town walk of Gdansk up to 2,5 hours instead of free time – 300 PLN per private guide service in chosen language for such additional service