Organizer: Targi w Krakowie

EUROBIOTECH

6th Central European Congress of Life Science
11 - 14 September 2017


Excursions

 

Below please find list of Excursions for delegates – 10th and 15th of September, 2017. 

 

If you are interested in buying a tour, please contact Conference Organizing Office. We will confirm place for you as soon as possible. Tours need to be pay in advance.

 

emial: Eurobiotech@targi.krakow.pl

 

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Tour  

 

 

Duration: 7-8 hours

 

Price: 155 PLN

 

Auschwitz-Birkenau (1941 - 1945) was the largest of Nazi Germany's concentration camps. Located in German-occupied southern Poland, it took its name from the nearby town of Oświęcim, situated within the range of about 60 kilometers from Kraków, and 280 kilometers from Warsaw. The complex consisted of three main camps: Auschwitz I - the administrative centre, Auschwitz II (Birkenau) – an extermination camp, and Auschwitz III (Monowitz) – a work camp. In 1990, the figure of the people killed in the camp was placed at 1.1 million. About 90 percent of them were Jews from almost every European country. Most of the dead were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B; other deaths were caused by systematic starvation, forced labor, lack of disease control, individual executions, and the so-called medical experiments. At the end of the war, the SS made great efforts to destroy what remained of the camp, burn the archives, and murder all the people they referred to as the „Bearers of Secrets”. Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.

 

Auschwitz Birkenau Tour includes:

  • hotel/hostel pick-up
  • transportation by air conditioned minibus
  • professional Museum guide
  • professional English speaking tour leader
  • hotel/hostel drop-off

 

 

Wieliczka Salt Mine tour   

 

Duration: 4– 5 hours

 

Price: 150 PLN

 

The Salt Mine  is one of the most valuable monuments in Poland. Over a million tourists visit it every year. During the visit participants will see the breathtaking underground chambers , caves and impressive salt sculptures and will get to know the extraction techniques of salt as well as the rich and colorful history of the mine which dates back to XIII century. In 1978 it was placed on the original UNESCO list of the World Heritage Sites. The mine is also notable for a long tradition of tourism. The famous breath-taking site has been visited over the centuries by Nicolaus Copernicus, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alexander von Humboldt, Dimitri Mendeleev, Boleslaw Prus, Ignacy Paderewski, Pope John Paul II, and crowned heads of state, not to mention millions of people from all over the world. Included in the tour is a stunning "underground town" with lakes, passages, and the marvelous St Kinga chapel. During the tour you will have a chance to visit the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level( at a depth of 64 metres) and return to the surface by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters. After your arrival back in Krakow, you will be dropped off at your pick up point.

 

Salt Mine Tour includes:

  • hotel/hostel pick-up
  • transport by air conditioned minibus
  • professional Salt Mine guide
  • professional tour leader
  • hotel/hostel drop-off

 

 

JEWISH QUARTER guided walking tour

 

Duration: 3 hours

 

Price: 80 PLN

 

During Jewish Quarter  guided walking tour we will take you to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz - now becoming the artistic centre of Krakow filled with designer café’s. The trendy location surrounded by buildings that witnessed shocking Holocaust history is also the place where before World War II, Jewish culture flourished for centuries and a film set for Steven Spielbergs Oscar winner. Then, we continue to the district of Podgórze to see Schindler's factory and the surviving remnants of the second World War ghetto.

 

JEWISH QUARTER TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 hours walking tour with professional English speaking guide

 

 

OLD TOWN guided walking tour

 

Duration: 3 hours

 

Price: 80 PLN

 

The walking tour will enable you to see the highlights of Krakow Old Town. You will experience Krakow’s unique atmosphere, learn about its 1000 year history and see architectural wonders from different centuries. Our professional guide will show you all of the highlights of Krakow Old Town. During this walking tour you will have a chance to see: The Wawel Hill, Royal Castle and The Cathedral, Old town, Jagiellonian University district, Planty Park, Main Market Square, St. Mary's Basilica, leftovers of fortifications.

 

THE OLD TOWN TOUR INCLUDES:

  • 3 hours walking tour with professional English speaking guide

 

 

BIKE TOUR  

 

duration: 4 hours

 

Price: 90 PLN

 

During this tour you'll have a chance to see the Old Town, where we visit the Main Market Square, the Old City walls, St. Mary’s church and the trumpet player and talk about Copernicus, statues and Polish food among other things. Kazimierz, the old Jewish part of town, the Jewish cemetery, the Jewish ghetto from WWII, and then to Oscar Schindler’s factory. We’ll also talk about nightlife, Polish football hooligans, life in the ghetto and everything you could possibly want to know about Schindler’s List. Then we make our way back to center with a nice ride along the river to see the fire-breathing dragon of Wawel castle before making stops to talk about John Paul II and the university life in Krakow.

THE BIKE TOUR INCLUDES:

  • English speaking guide, bike rental

 

 

SEGWAY TOUR

 

duration: 2 hours

 

Price: 160 PLN

 

The tour is a perfect orientation for first timers. During our tour we will take you a couple of Krakow's highlights and major attractions of the Old Town or Jewish Quarter. We will also show you some amazing photo opportunities and give you ideas on Krakow's nightlife.

During this tour you will have a chance to see:

 

The Old Town – Main Market Square, Cloth Hall, St. Mary's Church, Royal Route, University Quarter with Collegium Maius Building (where Copernicus went to School ), Remnants of Medieval Fortifications, Dragon of Wawel Castle, Banks of the Vistula river.

 

or

 

The Jewish Quarter – Synagogues and squares , Old Meat Market, Artistic Cafe's, Sites from 'the Schindler's List' movie.
The World War II Ghetto area – Heroes of the Ghetto square, Schindler's Factory, Banks of the Vistula River

 

THE SEGWAY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • professional English speaking guide
  • Segway rental
  • helmet
  • short trial before starting the tour