The Solidarity Movement & Communism
This tour highlights two things famously associated with Gdansk – the rise of the Solidarity Movement under Lech Walesa, and the eventual collapse of Communism in the former Eastern Bloc. It all started here, in Gdansk, on the 17th September, 1980, with the founding of the first independent trade union ‘Solidarity’, exposing the first crack in the communist ideology of the Warsaw Pact countries, of which Poland was a central pillar. Gdansk is rightly proud of it’s famous sons and daughters, whose powerful story of Polish civil resistance continues to inspire.
On our tour, you will learn about Lech Walesa, the leader of Solidarity and symbol of a people united for a cause. We’ll also visit the Solidarity Monument, a tribute to the shipyard workers who, as Lech Walesa says, ‘ground down the teeth of the Soviet Bear. We’ll explore the former shipyard area with its famous Gate Number 2 and the Health and Safety Room where the landmark August Agreement between the people and the Communist Government was signed. We will also visit the European Solidarity Centre Museum, and find some time to enjoy some communist refreshments!
Our tour includes pick-up from your hotel or other accommodation in Gdansk and a 4hr private walk with an English-speaking guide.
As always, our tours are small and personal. Our guides are knowledgeable and will provide plenty of useful information – both on site and on the way there – so that you get the very best from your time.
Prices and Group Bookings
Price Per Person (up to 8 persons) 325 PLN
Groups over 8 Persons – Price is negotiable
What’s included in the price?
Pick-up from your central Gdansk hotel. Admission tickets to the European Solidarity Museum included.
Approx. 4 hours. The start time can be adjusted by arrangement.
Minimum of 2 people per tour. Prices include all entrance fees and taxes. Price provided is for English language tours. Tours in other languages: Please contact for information.BOOK NOW