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Post Conference Tours

SAFECOMP 2006 participants interested in staying after conference and sightseeing Gdansk and surrounding areas can take advantage of the offer of Gdansk Congress Center (GCC) presented below. The tours are organized solely by GCC independently from the SAFECOMP organising committee.

Each person willing to attend a tour is asked to download a Tours Registration form, fill it (detailed instructions are included in the form) and send it to GCC. Any questions concerning tours should also be asked directly to GCC preferably by e-mail (office@gck.gda.pl). Please note that the tour registration deadline is September 15th, 2006 and in case of not enough registered participants any tour can be cancelled.

The registration procedure depends on the payment form you prefer.

  • If you wish to pay by credit card, please download the Credit Card Authorisation Form in the format most convenient to you:

    The filled form should be sent directly to the tour organizer - GCC - by fax (+48 58 340 47 27) or post (Gdansk Congress Center, Matejki 6, 80-232 Gdansk, Poland).

  • If you wish to pay by bank transfer, please download the Tour Registration Form in the format most convenient to you:

    The filled form should be sent directly to the tour organizer - GCC - by e-mail (office@gck.gda.pl), fax (+48 58 340 47 27) or post (Gdanskie Centrum Kongresowe, Matejki 6, 80-232 Gdansk, Poland).




Gdansk City Walk

Departure from Holiday Inn Hotel, Friday, September 29th at 4.00 p.m.

This is the essential tour for visitors to Gdansk. You will see all the most beautiful and important tourist places in the Gdansk Old Town.

The tour will include:

  • Walk down the Dluga (Long) street, which is part of the so called "Royal Route" between the Golden and Green Gate and represents the most beautiful streets in Gdansk. The route used to mark the residential area of the wealthiest Gdansk parish, and almost every house has its own rich history. The oldest authentic buildings date back to the Middle Ages, though most of the urban development reaches back no later than modern times. The houses on Long Street are typical to Gdansk, with their narrow facades topped with gables or parapets. You will admire splendid Renaissance tenement-houses and well known symbol of the city of Gdansk - the monument to Neptun.
  • A visit to the famous St. Mary's Cathedral, the largest brick built church in Europe and the largest church in Poland.
  • A visit to the magical Mariacka Street, which extends from the wall of the St. Mary's Cathedral to the St. Mary's Gate, which opens out onto the Motlawa river. Although the street was a pile of rubble after the Second World War, it has since been faithfully reconstructed in its original Gothic style. There are excellent antique and jewellery shops, as well as a few nice pubs and cafes, but what is most attractive about this hidden diamond is the old world atmosphere.

This tour lasts 4 hours and costs 60 PLN/person (approx. 16 EUR). The price includes English speaking guide and entrance fee to all visited places.

The tour organizer - GCC - reserves the right to cancel the tour or increase the price when number of participants is less than 15 persons.


Westerplatte Tour

Departure from Holiday Inn Hotel, Saturday, September 30th at 2.30 p.m.

The tour starts with travel by ferry to the Westerplatte peninsula, where the first shots of the World War II were fired. Here from September 1st, 1939, only 182 Polish soldiers fought against Nazi forces counted in thousands, supported by artillery, planes and naval forces, before they surrendered after 8 days of hopeless fight. Monument to Defenders of the Coast commemorates not only Westerplatte garrison, but also other soldiers fighting against Nazi army by the European coasts.

The tour lasts 4 hours and costs 125 PLN/person (approx. 33 EUR).

The price includes: coach/ferry boat transport from Gdansk and back, city guide service.

The tour organizer - GCC - reserves the right to cancel the tour or increase the price when number of participants is less than 20 persons.


Tri City Tour

Departure from Holiday Inn Hotel, Saturday, September 30th at 9.30 a.m.

You will visit Gdansk - the pearl of Hanseatic cities at the Baltic Sea, relaxing Sopot and modern Gdynia.

This guided tour by coach includes:

  • A visit to the famous 14th-century Oliwa Cathedral, a beautiful building with its splendid organ. Its 7,876 pipes are adorned with magnificently carved wooden angels, whose trumpets rise and fall with the sound of the music. You will be enjoying a short organ music concert.
  • A visit to Sopot, to take a gander at the Tri-city's artistic centre. The always exciting Monte Cassino street provides the perfect pathway for a walk down to the beach and a look at Sopot's incredible wooden pier - the longest in Europe.
  • In Gdynia, where fishing village was less than 100 years ago, you will spend some time on the bustling Kosciuszki Square savoring the salty ocean air and taking a look on a massive shipyard.
  • At the end you will visit the Old Town in Gdansk, world wide known for its unique architecture, where, depending the timing, we can visit Main Town Hall, the most characteristic building, which houses the Gdansk City Historical Museum, or Arthus Court founded as a meeting place for merchants and dignitaries, named after King Arthur, of round table fame. Inside the main hall is a 10.64 metre high renaissance tiled stove made of more than 500 tiles.

This tour lasts 6 hours and costs 150 PLN/person (approx. 39 EUR). Lunch and return to the hotel are included.

The tour organizer - GCC - reserves the right to cancel the tour or increase the price when number of participants is less than 20 persons.


Visit to the Malbork Teutonic Knights Castle

Departure from Holiday Inn Hotel, Saturday, September 30th at 9.00 a.m.

Sightseeing of the Gothic fortified complex the Malbork Castle - the biggest brick castle in Europe. The castle is located about 60 km south of Gdansk.

We will drive to Malbork through the colorful countryside passing small villages where houses, farm buildings, fields and meadows can be seen.

This guided tour includes a coach transport, visit to the castle complex and its grand exhibition halls with Baltic amber, collection of armory, ceramics, glass and sculpture. Guide service, lunch and return to Gdansk are also included.

This tour lasts 6,5 hours and costs 220 PLN/person (approx. 57 EUR).

The tour organizer - GCC - reserves the right to cancel the tour or increase the price when number of participants is less than 20 persons.



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