Discover the architectural treasures of historical Malbork and either Gdansk or Sopot on a full-day trip from Warsaw. Delve into the ancient town of Malbork and visit its famous medieval castle — one of the largest brick buildings in Europe. Then, you’ll have the option to visit either Gdansk or Sopot: in Gdansk, admire the richly decorated Golden Gate and Dutch House, and hear of Artus Court’s history. Or, marvel at the Crooked House in Sopot, also home to Europe’s longest wooden peer and the rugged beauty of the Baltic Coast.
After pickup at your Warsaw hotel, you’ll greet your guide and board a minivan destined for the town of Malbork. Perched prettily on the Vistula delta, Malbork Castle is a 13th-century fortress famed for being the largest brick building in Europe.
On a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed castle, you’ll visit its vast courtyard, admire the elaborate décor of the Grand Master’s Palace and see shining suits of armour and amber.
Once you’ve discovered the castle, choose to take a 2-hour tour of either Gdansk or Sopot. In Gdansk, stroll beneath the richly decorated Golden Gate, browse the Long Market and absorb the historical charm of Artus Court, shrouded in 16th-century legends. Marvel at the vibrant façade of the Dutch House, capture photographs of the famous Neptune’s Fountain and revere the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the largest brick church in the world.
Alternatively, head to Sopot — a picturesque gem located on the rugged Baltic Coast — and amble along the Heroes of Monte Cassino Street. Wander to the end Sopot’s seemingly interminable pier, capture photographs of the unusual Crooked House and admire the lighthouse, home to a collection of sculptures and stained glass windows.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your Warsaw hotel.