Conference tours on 7th September

 

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Krakow City Tour (4h)
7th September 2017, 2:00pm.​

Our tour of the Old Town, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, begins with a brief visit to the old Jewish district of Kazimierz, inextricably linked with the history of the Jews of Kraków. Kazimierz was buzzing from the late 15th century to the tragic years of the Holocaust. After 1989 there was a wave of return migration to Kazimierz, and in 1993 Steven Spielberg shot his "Schindler's List" there, thereby making Krakow and Kazimierz an even more recognisable landmark in Europe.
Then we will go to the Wawel Hill, over which tower the Royal Palace with its impressive arcaded Renaissance courtyard and the famous Gothic cathedral - the place of coronation and the necropolis of Polish kings. After visiting the Cathedral and the Royal Chambers with a great hall called "Poselska" (The Envoy Hall), whose ceiling with 30 carved human heads and an impressive collection of tapestries woven in Brussels will make you astonished, we will go to the oldest university college - the Collegium Maius, with a beautiful Gothic courtyard, to finish the tour in the heart of Kraków - the Main Market Square - the largest medieval square in Europe with St. Mary's Church - a soaring, Gothic church inside which you can admire the impressive altar by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss).

Meeting point: Galaxy**** Hotel, 22A, Gęsia Street, Kraków

Date: 7th September 2017, 2:00pm.

Price: 135,- PLN

 

Wieliczka Salt Mine (4h)
7th September 2017, 2:20pm.​

Going down the 380 steps into the salt mine you may have the impression of entering a magical underground city, full of mysterious caves, amazing underground lakes, majestic designs and unique salt carvings. The tourist route in the Salt Mine, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, is almost 3 km long and consist of winding corridors, 800 steps and a descend to a depth of 135 metres underground. It begins at the Daniłowicz Shaft, where the visitors meet their guide who, while showing them around, will tell them about the history and secrets of the mine, forces of nature that rule the mine, and the ethos of hard work of many generations of miners. Going down deeper and deeper, the visitors will see unusual places, take pleasure in watching the light spectacle on the banks of one of the saline lakes, and learn the famous legend of Princess Kinga, who brought a wealth of salt into the Polish soil. In the middle of the route there is St. Kinga's Chapel, a wonderful chapel dedicated to the patron saint of salt miners, decorated with extraordinary salt artworks.
Useful info: Please bring warm clothing. The temperature underground is between 14oC and 16oC. There are approx. 800 steps on the route, 380 of them at the very beginning. It is a good idea to be wearing comfortable footwear.

Meeting point: Galaxy**** Hotel, 22A, Gęsia Street, Kraków

Date: 7th September 2017, 2:30pm.

Price: 140,- PLN

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (7h)
7th September 2017, 2:00pm.​

The tour of the Museum, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, comprises both parts of the former concentration camp - Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau - and a documentary film presenting the first moments after the camp was liberated. The Auschwitz camp has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of the city of Auschwitz, which was integrated into the Third Reich. The direct reason for the establishment of the camp was the growing number of mass arrests of Poles and overcrowding of the existing prisons. Initially, it was supposed to be another concentration camp created by the Nazis from the beginning of the 1930s. That was the function of Auschwitz for the entire period of its existence, even when, from 1942, it became one of the centres for"Endlösung der Judenfrage" ("the final solution of the Jewish issue") at the same time - the Nazi plan to murder the Jews living in the territories occupied by the Third Reich. The Auschwitz camp, until the end of its existence, was first and foremost a place of extermination. Even if from 1943 mortality was reduced in other camps to conserve manpower, in Auschwitz, to which continually new shipments were coming - mostly of Jews - to supply the camp labour, human life never meant too much. Due to the role that Auschwitz played in the implementation of the Nazi extermination plans, it has become a world-famous symbol of the Nazi genocide, in particular the destruction of the Jews. Today, on the area of approx. 200 hectares you can see preserved ruins of the gas chambers and places filled with human ashes, primitive barracks for prisoners and miles of the camp fence and roads.

Meeting point: Galaxy**** Hotel, 22A, Gęsia Street, Kraków

Date: 7th September 2017, 2:00pm.

Price: 135,- PLN

Tours - Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Full payment is required to confirm tour and airport transfer.
  • For any changes please contact Jordan Congress Bureau either by fax: +48 12 341-61-63 or email: izabela.doniec@jordan.pl and quote your transaction number (ID). Transaction number (ID) will be allocated during the reservation process.
  • Notification of cancellation must be made in writing and sent to Jordan Congress Bureau either by fax: +48 12 341-61-63 or email: izabela.doniec@jordan.pl Please quote your transaction number (ID). Transaction number (ID) will be allocated during the reservation process. 
  • Cancellation of tours and airport transfers before 20 August 2017 - full payment will be refunded.
  • Cancellation of tours and airport transfers after 20 August2017 - no refunds can be made.