With football-mad Gdansk you get three cities for the price of one: The grand old port town, the bohemian town of Sopot and Art Deco upstart, Gdynia. All pearls on the Baltic Coast, Gdynia used to be little more than a fishing village. These days, Sopot is where you want to be. Head to the town’s most famous fish joint: Bar Przystan, which has inflatable dolphins and fast-moving queues.
Gdansk is lined with wonderful beaches. They are one of Poland’s best kept secrets along with the nice summer weather.
Back in Gdansk, classic brew-house Brovarnia lures with unpasteurised local craft beer. If you are in the mood for something a little more bling, try Goldwasser, the local firewater that contains 20 herbs and 23-carat gold sprinkles. It is a fitting drink for glamorous Gdansk, where the cobbled streets are crowded with merchants' mansions and amber shops. Polish kings used to parade up Royal Way – now it is your turn.