Elblag Canal Tour from Gdansk

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  • 6 hr

The Elblag Canal, also called the Elblag-Ostroda Canal, is a 150-years-old canal in Poland that runs from Elblag to Ostroda. At over 80 km in length, it is the longest navigable canal still in use in Poland. It is also one of the most interesting canals in Europe. Elblag Canal’s uniqueness arises from its peculiar choice of engineering to tackle a particularly difficult section of the route where the water level rises by 100 meters. This particular section is located between Druzno Lake and Piniewo Lake, a distance of about 10 km. Because the difference in height was too large, it was impractical to build traditional locks. Instead, an ingenious system of inclined planes was employed where the boats are lifted out of the water and placed into tracks and dragged across dry lands.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tours in Gdansk Local Tour Operator

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Hotel/Apartment pick up (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia)

Stop At: Elblag Canal (Kanal Elblaski)

We invite you to a tour by Elbląg-Ostródzki canal, which is unique in the whole world monument of hydro-engineering, recognized as a historical monument and one of the 7 wonders of the Polish. The tour starts at Buczyniec and will be led by the four inclined planes, which will drag up uphill or drain down boat by the water-powered hoists special system. During the 2h tour we beat 9.6 km distance, where the difference in level is 99.5 meters. Boat cruise on the canal by four inclined planes ( Buczyniec, Olesnica, Jablonki, Jelenie )

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Old Town Elblag

Caffe or free time break in Elblag Old Town. Elbląg is one of the oldest cities in the province.Its history dates back to 1237, when the Teutonic Order constructed their fortified stronghold on the banks of a nearby river.

Duration: 40 minutes
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