Surprising Tricity – Gdansk, Gdynia & Sopot

GDA 100-101
Highlights
  • Gdansk Old Town and shipyards
  • Westerplatte peninsula – where the WWII started
  • Oliwa Cistercian Abbey & organ concert in the cathedral
  • Stroll over longest wooden pier in Europe in Sopot city
Program Overview
Country: Poland
Depart: Sep 15, 2019 9:00 AM
Return: Sep 15, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration: Day Program (8 hours)
Capacity: 44
Program Fee
$179.00 (early booking: $169.00)

Field Work Conflicts
  • IU-172-83303 New Student Seminar
  • MKT-300-81253 Marketing (Section 1)
  • HIST-339-83328 World War II in Europe
  • JTC-412-77181 International Mass Communication

Gdansk is a beautiful city with unique architecture in the Old Town Area. Gdansk will also forever hold a significant place in history as a result of the “Independent Self- governing Labor Union”, otherwise known as Solidarity. In 1980, Solidarity was established as the first labor union in a Warsaw Pact country not under the control of the Communist Party and forever altered the political system in Poland. Learn the history of the movement at the shipyard where it all began and the European Solidarity Center, designed by architects to resemble the actual ship.

Later on a guided walking tour, experience the Royal Road. You can see it not only from the outside but also from the inside with visit to the Artus Court. Enjoy lunch in the heart of the Old Town before continuing on towards the Westerplatte Peninsula, famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, the first battle of the European theater of World War II. Next, escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in Oliwa’s medieval Cistercian abbey while enjoying the organ music.

Afterwards, take a leisure drive along the pretty promenade at Gdynia seafront, running right from the beach to the famous Gdynia Maritime Monument, the aquarium and the harbor. The last stop will bring the group to Sopot and its main attraction, the wooden pier called Molo.  It used to be taken apart before winter for fear of storms and then put back in place in the spring, its length growing each time bit by bit. Today at 511.5 meters, it is Europe’s longest wooden pier. From the shore, it looks like a broad boulevard vanishing into the sea.

Meals Included

  • Lunch

Special Note

  • Participants aged 13 and up.