Attractions in Gdansk
Poland is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The main cities of the country are Warsaw (the capital), Krakow and Gdansk which is located by Baltic Sea. The city has a seaport and there was born Solidarity with the noteworthy leader - Lech Walesa. The city is also called a city of freedom because it was an important city during collapsing of communism. The city is full of fascinating places to visit and which give a possibility to learn more about Poland and Solidarity. The tourists from different corners of the world are able to discover the city because they can purchase plane tickets to Poland and visit the city even tomorrow.
The most popular street in Gdansk
The Long Lane (Ulica Dluga in Polish) is the most significant street in Gdansk, located in the city centre in the Main City. It is also the most famous tourist attraction in the city. During walking along the street, the holidaymakers will notice plenty interesting buildings, restaurants and cafes which attract the travelers, especially during summertime.
However, the most important stops along the street should be dedicated to Golden Gate, Green Gate and Long Market which are considered to be worth taking the tour and discovering. In the past, the street was a market where sellers and buyers meet. Unfortunately, during the Second World War, the street was completely destroyed and after the war, it was rebuilt and changed to meet the expectations and needs of people. Some of the town houses saved the military activities during the war and they are available at the street from ages, for example Uphagen house – a merchant house from the 18th century and the Schumans house, a town house from the 16th century.
The place where you can say thank you to Solidarity
In Gdansk, the Solidarity and its achievements in collapsing the communism are very important.
The holidaymakers who want to learn more about Polish modern history and about the Solidarity should visit the European Solidarity Centre which is located in Gdansk. The center is available for the tourists since the 31st of August 2014, on the anniversary of the signing of the Gdansk Agreement. During the day, the co-founder and former President of Poland, Lech Walesa took part in the opening ceremony. In the centre are located over 2,000 exhibits which present the history of Poland, Solidarity and its legacy. There are also placed a library and conferences rooms.
At the Baltic coastline are placed several lighthouses which used to be a navigational aids at sea. One of them is also placed in Gdansk.
It is called Latarnia Morska Gdansk Nowy Port and today, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The lighthouse is 31.3 metres tall and it was constructed from 1893 to 1894. The lighthouse took part in military activities at the beginning of the Second World War. The building is open during the summer, from the 1st of May to the end of September. In summer it is open every day, from 10am to 7pm.
Flight from Krakow to Gdansk
A large number of tourists who make a decision to visit Poland frequently stay in Krakow. It is nothing unusual because Krakow is the most popular tourist destination in Poland among foreigners. However, some of them love travelling and discovering new places and cities, for example Gdansk. Gdansk is located by the Baltic Sea, about 500 kilometres from Krakow and it takes about 6-7 hours to get there by car or by train. The fastest way to get to Gdansk from Krakow is travelling by plane. Fortunately, LOT Polish Airlines provides schedule flights from Krakow to Gdansk in reasonable prices.
All needed information on flight from Krakow to Gdansk
The flight is a domestic flight in Poland operated by the Polish best carrier – LOT Polish Airlines.
The passengers do not have to have any additional documents – the ID card or passport is sufficient to travel under the wings of LOT in Poland. The flight starts in Krakow John Paul II Balice Airport. The duration of the flight is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The flight is operated by De Havilland DHC-8 400 series aircraft.
On board of LOT’s fleet
The flight from Krakow to Gdansk is operated on De Havilland DHC-8 400 series; a twin-engine aircraft manufactured by Canadian producer, called de Havilland Canada Bombardier Aerospace. The planes have been designed to serves medium range distances which are suitable for domestic flights, for example from Krakow to Gdansk. The journey under the wings of Polish carrier can be a great adventure. The plane flies at low attitude and the journey can be compared with sightseeing flight. The passengers will have a possibility to admire the amazing views which cannot be provided during the flight on boards of Boeing or Airbus.
What is more, the LOT Polish Airlines provides many facilities during the flight. The passengers have unlimited access to films, TV series and music which are available on every plane. There is also available the inflight magazine, called Kaleidoscope where are presented scheduled flights served by LOT and other interesting things related to travelling, business and Poland.
At the destination airport
The flight from Krakow to Gdansk finishes after 1 hour and 20 minutes at Gdansk, Lech Walesa Airport. Gdansk is a part of tricity, a metropolitan area which consists of three cities – Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. It means when you land at Gdansk airport, you are also able to visit other cities because there is a public transport provided to all three cities directly from the airport. The airport is located only 10 kilometres from Gdansk and Sopot centre and 23 kilometres from Gdynia. The airport is operated by four bus lines which go to Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
The bus number 110 goes to Gdansk Wrzeszcz train station, line 122 goes to Sopot, line 210 goes to Gdansk main train station and bus number 4, takes the passengers to Gdynia main station. What is more, at the airport operates also taxis and companies which provide professional door-to-door transfer.
Transfer from Gdansk Airport
Gdansk is a Polish city which is located by the Baltic Sea (the edge of the Gdansk Bay) in the northern part of Poland. The city is a part of Tricity which consists of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. It is a popular tourist destination among foreigners as well as Poles who often choose the city as a holiday destination during summertime. The majority of travelers come to Gdansk by plane. In the city is provided Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport which provides scheduled flights to numerous cities located only in Europe.
The Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is the third busiest airport in Poland after Warsaw-Chopin and Krakow-Balice which serves more than 3 million passengers annually. What is more, the tourists who want to discover Poland are able to purchase plane tickets to Poland in inexpensive prices. As a result, Gdansk is a city which attracts various people, not only the wealthy travelers. The airport is located only 10 kilometres from Gdansk and Sopot city centre and 23 kilometres from Gdynia and what is more important, the airport provides the direct transfer to those three cities.
The fastest way to get to the city centre
The quickest way to get to Gdansk, Gdynia or Sopot is by car. At the airport are located various companies which provide door-to-door airport transfer. It means that the driver will arrive at the airport and will take you to the provided address. The majority of transfers can be booked in advance at the website where the passengers have to fill in a simple form. There should be provided the date and number of the flight. The company will monitor your flight status and the driver will be dispatched at the airport on time. The journey to the city centre lasts about 20 minutes. The route and the price can be determined with the driver before the ride.
The public transport at Gdansk Lech Walesa airport
The airport has a bus connection with all three cities – Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. The airport is operated by four bus lines. The bus number 110 goes to Gdansk Wrzeszcz Train Station, the route 210 goes to Gdansk Main Train Station, bus number 122 goes to Sopot and bus line 4A goes to Gdynia Main Train Station. What is more, there is a bus connection with Kalingrad, a city which is located in the Russian Federation. The tickets for the buses which leave to Tricity can be purchased at terminal or at the bus stops where are located the ticket machines. Furthermore, at some buses are also situated ticket machines.
The journey to the city centre by train
The airport has also a train connection with Gdansk Wrzeszcz Train Station and with Gdansk city centre.
The trains are operated by PKM – the Pomerian Metropolitan Railway. The trains leave the airport every 15 minutes. The trains do not operate the airport at night, but the train timetable is set in accordance with arrivals and departures. The tickets for the train can be bought at the terminal and in ticket machines located in the trains. The journey to the city center lasts about 40 minutes.
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