– See the places where Solidarity began
– discover communist architecture
– tastes typical communism snack
We invite you for a trip route of Solidarity Movement and Lech Walesa. You will see the most important places associated with Solidarity but also those less known and off the beaten tourist track.
We will start our adventure with the European Solidarity Center, where we will visit a multimedia exhibition related to the history of communism, birth of the Solidarity, introduction of martial law, the first free elections and the colapse of communism regime. Then we will walk through the Historical “Lenin” Shipyard, where You will see Work Safety and Hygiene Room (BHP Hall) place where “August Agreement” was signed, The Former Shipyard Management Building and Fire Brigade before which strikes began in December 1970, The Solidarity Square, The Monument to the Fallen Shipyard Workers and The Historical Shipyard Gate Number 2 where strikes began in August 1980 and where the first shipyard workers were killed. Near about is St. Bridget Church, a very important place connected with Solidarity. Here the chaplain of Solidarity (Prelate Henryk Jankowski) organized masses and support for the families of detained shipyard workers. Currently, the Church has many memorabilia from the Solidarity time. Then we will drive to the communist districts of Gdansk and places related to the People of Solidarity. The first point will be Olivia Hall, where the first congress of Solidarity Trade Union took place, just before the introduce of martial law. Later we will drive past the villa of Lech Walesa, the first president of “Free Poland”. The next point will be the longest residential house in Europe, the tipical communist architecture, 800m long with about 4000 inhabitant. Near about is Zaspa, one of the largest communist residential districts in Poland where Lech Walensa lived for 8 years, and now there is a mural with his image. At the end we will return to center Gdansk to enjoy typical communist drinks and snacks in a bar from the communist time.
• Transportation with an private driver
• Private tour guide
• Entrance tickets to European Solidarity Center, St, Brigida Church
• Communist snack and to choose: shot/beer/tea/caffe
Good to Know:
– Pick up from your hotel in Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia, Please indicate your meeting point.
Departure: 09:00 or 10:00