Gdansk is a beautiful port city on Poland’s Baltic coast, best known as the birthplace of Poland’s Solidarity movement. Visitors will want to see the shipyards where it all began, learn about the city’s maritime history, and take a riverboat excursion, followed by Polish a beer or two dockside. Other attractions include a walking tour of the Royal Route of Gdansk, Long Market and Neptune Fountain, Old Town, and the European Solidarity Center. Westerplatte is a must-see island steeped in WWII military history. It can be accessed by either bus or boat. Gdansk is also a hub for the amber trade with many boutique shops selling amber goods.