The Historic Baltic Coast of Poland
17-20 APRIL and 20-23rd JUNE £750
The thousand year old port city of Gdansk, on Poland’s Baltic Coast, has seen it’s fair share of history. By foot and by drone, we’ll explore the magnificent historical heart of the city, it’s gritty industrial docklands, and the unspoilt coastal nature beyond.
Weather permitting, we’ll get opportunities to fly over busy docks and shipping channels, beautiful sandy beaches, forest and lakes - probably one of the few places in the World where such variation is possible in a short period of time.
Those with an interest in history will be absolutely spoilt on this Drone Holiday, as we’ll be taking time to visit the sites of the starting point of WWII at Westerplatte and the historic shipbuilding docks where the Solidarity Movement helped to bring down the fall of the Iron Curtain. There are wonderful modern museums dedicated to both events.
A bit further afield, we’ll make a trip to the 800 year old castle of the Knights of the Teutonic order at Malbork, not far from Poland’s border with the Kaliningrad enclave of Russia.
On our final day, we’ll visit the “Polish Lake District” in Kashubia, an area that has kept it’s own distinct language and culture.
Our Local Hosts
Robin & Agnieszka Hamman
The co-founder of Drone Fly Weekend has been regularly visiting Gdansk for over 15 years, having met and married local girl Agnieszka. A CAA Licensed Pilot in the UK, Robin is a former Senior Broadcast Journalist with the BBC and has won multiple awards for his photography.
Arrival at Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport and transfer to accommodation. In the evening, we’ll be heading out for an informal walking tour and meal in the Amber City of Gdansk.
A visit to the Solidarity museum, with flying at the nearby shipbuilding docks. Once our batteries are done, we’ll catch a boat across to Westerplatte, site of the first battle of WWII. Evening free.
We’ll set out early by mini-bus towards Malbork Castle. Depending on the weather and timing, we should have opportunities to fly along the coast and at the castle itself before taking time out for a visit. More flying opportunities available on the return to Gdansk.
In the morning we’ll head west down the coast, to an area known as the “Polish Lake District”, Kashubia, which retains it’s own distinct language and culture. Heres we’ll fly over forests and pristine lakes, as well as beautiful coastline.
B&B in Sopot
Sopot is a historic spa resort on Poland’s Baltic coast. As a holiday destination famous with Poles, as well as increasing numbers of foreign visitors, it has a fantastic array of cafes, bars and more.
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Boat Trip to Hel
The Hel Peninsula protects the port of Gdansk from the open sea. Home to a small working port for fishing trawlers, a little village and beaches, it makes for a great day trip.
Soak up a bit of Poland’s legendary Jazz in an evening at a basement bar. Poland’s equally legendary Vodka is purely optional.
The seaside town of Sopot - now essentially a suburb of Gdansk - was once a leading coastal holiday spot before the war and was known for the healing waters of it’s spas. You can now have a thoroughly modern, yet equally restorative, spa experience in charming Sopot.
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The Baltic Coast of Poland is steeped in history. Our flying visit to the “Amber City” of Gdansk combines history, nature and a touch of vodka. Ancient castles, the starting point of WW2 and the end point of the Iron Curtain are all here. Price £800. Book before 01 April for discounted price of £700. Reserve your place with £100 deposit.