We want our participants to make the most of their time in beautiful Krakow and its surroundings! We have arranged a variety of pre- and post-conference tours which participants can book by the Tour Reservation Form.
Please find below the descriptions of the recommended tours.
The descriptions of other tours you can find here
Wieliczka Salt Mine tour
Duration: 4-5 hours
The Salt Mine is one of the most valuable monuments in Poland. Each year, over a million tourists visit it. During the tour, visitors will see the breath-taking underground chambers, caves and impressive salt sculptures, and will learn about salt extraction techniques 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 its long tradition of tourism. Over the centuries, the famous site has been visited 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 see the twenty historic chambers connected by 2 kilometers of passages. Descent into the mine is by staircase (380 steps) to the 1 st Level (at a depth of 64 metres), while your return to the surface is by lift up the Danilowicz shaft from the 3rd Level (at a depth of 135 meters).
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour includes:
Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial tour
Duration: 7-8 hours
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 around 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 number of 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”. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Tour gives you an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and see one of the most terrifying but also touching places in the World.
Auschwitz Birkenau Tour includes:
Jewish Quarter guided walking tour
Duration: 3 hours
During Jewish Quarter guided walking tour we will take you to the former Jewish district of Kazimierz - nowawdays the artistic centre of Krakow teeming with designer café’s. The trendy location, surrounded by buildings that bore witness to the shocking events of the Holocaust is also the place where, before World War II, Jewish culture flourished for centuries and, later, the set for Steven Spielberg's Oscar winner "Schindler's List". 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: