Be invited to a tour by Elbląg-Ostródzki canal, which is unique in the whole world and a monument of hydro-engineering, recognized as a historical monument and one of the 7 wonders of the Polish. This private 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 beat 9.6 km distance, where the difference in level is 99.5 meters.
The canal was designed in 1825–44 by Georg Steenke and construction began in 1844. The difference in height is over a 9.5 kilometres section of the route between the lakes was too great for building traditional locks; an ingenious system of inclined planes based on those used on the Morris Canal was employed instead, though the canal includes a few locks as well. There were originally four inclined planes with a fifth added later, replacing five wooden locks. Built under the name Oberländischer Kanal (Upper land Canal) and situated in the Kingdom of Prussia, it was opened on the 29 October 1860. Since 1945 the canal is now in Poland. After wartime damage was repaired, it was restored to operation in 1948 and is now used for tourism.
- Meet with guide and depart to Buczyniec.
- Boat cruise on the canal by four inclined planes ( Buczyniec, Olesnica, Jablonki, Jelenie )
- Finish a boat tour in Jelenie and then you'll be transported to Elblag
- Coffee break and free time in Elblag
- Drive back to Gdansk and finish tour