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Enjoy a scenic drive that includes photostops at some notable landmarks, such as the impressive Oliwa Cathedral.
Your tour begins with a 45 minute drive to the Oliwa Cathedral where you will stop for photos. Located on the grounds of an old Cistercian monastery, the Oliwa Cathedral dates back to the 13th century and is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Rococo styles.
Next, you will drive to the Green Gate where you will disembark your coach and walk to the Long Market. Enjoy some brief free time here to perhaps pick up a souvenir or if you choose, view the Main town Hall and Artus Court.
Continuing on, you'll drive to ”Solidarity Square”, with its famous monument commemorating the deaths of shipyard workers shot down in December 1970 by the Communist regime. After a photostop here, it's on to the Nowy Port lighthouse. One of the most beautiful lighthouses of Northern Europe this 90 foot high structure was built in 1893 and put in service in 1984. According to a legend, it was a twin of the most beautiful lighthouse in America - the lost Main Lighthouse of Cleveland, Ohio. It was also the first lighthouse on the Baltic Sea to use electricity.
Situated at the entrance of the harbor of Gdansk, the Nowy Port lighthouse combined three distinct functions: that of a coastal lighthouse, a harbor pilots tower, and a time ball station. Like in Greenwich, England, the time ball, which measured 5 feet in diameter and weighed 150 pounds, dropped every day at noon to give a precise time signal to the captains of the ships lying at anchor in the Bay of Gdansk. This allowed them to adjust their chronometers, which in turn allowed them later to establish their ship's position (more precisely the longitude) on the open sea. After your stop here, you will transfer back to the ship.
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Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature. The walk through the Green Gate to the Long Market is approximately 30 minutes.
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Landschafts- und Städtetouren
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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