After breakfast its a day to explore the city on your own or have a private Gdansk tour booked for the day.
Gdansk's been around for more than a millennium now, and has plenty to show for its medieval churches, interesting museums, parks and monuments galore. One of Gdansk's most famous monuments is the impressive St Mary's Cathedral, a local landmark which towers over the city. The largest church in Poland, St Mary's was almost completely destroyed during World War II, but has since been rebuilt. Gdansk's other churches especially St John's, with its wonderful Renaissance altar, and St Nicholas Church, with its baroque choir stalls- are also worth a visit. The 14th century brick building of St Catherine's Church, home to a vast, 11 meter long mural by Milwitz, is another of Gdansk's beautiful churches. The church has a baroque bell tower, whose bells a carillon of 37 ring out on the hour, every hour; it's a tradition which has been continued since 1989, the 50th anniversary of the start of World War II. Within the church is Gdansk's Church Clocks Museum, an unusual and interesting- collection. Painstakingly restored at the end of World War II, the Royal Way is marked by a series of impressive old gates, fountains and medieval buildings. Among the gates are the Golden Gate, the Green Gate, the High Gate and the Crane Gate. The Crane Gate, one of Gdansk's most well-known sights, dates back to the 15th century and was, for hundreds of years, the largest crane in Europe. It stands 30 meter high and was renovated after the Second World War. Other sites are National Museum, Central Maritime Museum and many more. Gdansk's proximity to the sea- and the local rivers- makes water sports its most popular form of outdoor activity and here's plenty of scope for sailing, yachting and canoeing. Gdansk being a seaside town, seafood restaurants predominate. Polish food, with its filling dumplings, meat and potatoes, is popular, but Gdansk is swiftly acquiring its full complement of international restaurants. Overnight in Gdansk