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1-Hour Cruise on Historical Galar Boat in Gdansk

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Sightsee Gdansk aboard a historical 12-person Galar boat replica and learn about the city’s shipyard and Old Town’s buildings from a guide.


  • View Gdansk from the Motława River on a Polish river ship and learn about the history of Gdansk, and its monuments, from a professional guide.

  • See many tourist attractions such as the Teutonic castle, a Gothic brick-built castle complex, and the long embankment with water gates leading to the city.

  • Listen to interesting facts from your guide about the most significant medieval wooden port crane in Europe and the old tenement houses.

  • Get up close to the multipurpose Gdansk quay that handles general cargo like constructions, heavy and oversized items, and grain.

  • Fun Fact: Gdansk is known by different names, such as Danzig, Kdanzk, Gyddanyzc, Danczig, Danczk, Gdansk, Danzc, Gdania, Danczik, Gdanzc, and Danceke.


  • 1-hour Motława River cruise

  • Polish/English-speaking guide

  • Bottled water

  • Blanket

  • Life jacket

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.


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  • Ireland
  • United States
  • Czech Republic
  • United Kingdom
  • Lithuania
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Greece
Guests from Ireland, United States, Czech Republic and over 10 countries have loved this experience
Kathleen N Ross



Sep, 2023

The best boat tour of the four I took in Poland. Our guide Jack, was enthusiastic and informative. The boat was comfortable and we were shown many interesting sights. I highly recommend this tour!
Bronagh Moore



Jul, 2023

Great to see the city from the river, also loved that we went a route further along the river. The guide was lovely and good fun. Well worth doing. The area that you get the boat from is also worth spalding some time around. The sea sculptors are interesting and the art gallery is great. Grab a drink, sit by the water and walk back via the river. A great day out.
Paula Burns



Jul, 2024

A great tour of Gdansk port and the Motlawa river. Informative guide and very good value for money.
Katherine Calamba Kwick



Jun, 2024

Love the whole tour experience. The guide was funny and gives interesting talks

Cruise on a Galar Boat

What better way to discover the charming city of Gdansk than from the Motława River? Hop on a replica of the historical Polish river ship–Galar boat, famously used in the 18th century for transporting wood and goods. The replica can easily fit 12 persons and glide through the river as you spot the famous Gdansk attractions and get in touch with the Polish roots and tradition.

Sightseeing Gdansk from Motława River

Start your journey from the former Gdansk Shipyard that once was the center of the workers' strike in 1980. See tourist attractions including the ruins of the 13th-century Teutonic castle, the largest castle in the world, the water gates leading to the city, the famous wooden crane from the 15th century, and the charming old tenement houses, and their new setting.

Continue admiring other monuments and new buildings of Ołowianka and Granaries islands located in the very center of Gdansk and the quay of the Port of Gdansk, a hub for exporting and importing cargos. The cruise ends back in the Galar Marina near the Gdansk Shipyard.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility.

  • Dress appropriately according to the weather conditions.

  • Pets, guide dogs, and baggage are allowed on this experience.

  • Please note that in the case of dogs, it is necessary to have a muzzle and control the animal during the entire cruise. The owner or guardian of the pet is fully responsible for any damage caused by the pet on the boat.

  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants, despite having made a reservation and paying for a ticket, may not board the boat.

  • Guests under the age of 18 are required to wear life jackets.

  • Guests up to the age of 18 must be under the care of a parent or guardian.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise at Galar Gdański - Tourist Cruises.

  • Address: Dokowa 1/G, 80-863 Gdańsk, Poland.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Rybaki Górne 02. It is a quick 6-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board buses #106 or #166 to get you there.

By Car

  • If you're driving to the boarding point, take the route that leads to Rybaki Górne from Gdańsk to get there.
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