Pre- And Post-Symposium Tours

Wawel Hill and Wawel Castle Royal Chambers + „Lady with an Ermine” National Museum in Krakow  – Exclusive tour on request
Krakow is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Central Europe, chosen as the European City of Culture 2000. The Old Town of Krakow was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Krakow has a unique charm, created by centuries of history and cultural wealth. With its very special climate of culture and art, this city gives us a lesson about the history of Poland and Europe. It is a place You will keep coming back to, each time to discover new objects of startling beauty.
We invite you for a Wawel Hill sightseeing and the Royal Chambers visit.
The main exhibition of the castle’s interiors includes several rooms on the ground floor and guest apartments on the second floor. The three rooms on the ground floor, which served as the suite of the Governors of Cracow, have retained their Renaissance wooden ceilings. Their stone portals were reconstructed in the inter-war period. The Envoys’ Stairway which connects the ground level with the private royal apartments on the first floor and the rooms on the second floor boasts original Renaissance portals. The second floor of the eastern and northern wings houses guest apartments. Their original ceilings were damaged by fire in 1702 and again during the Austrian occupation in the early 19th century. Large fragments of original wall friezes are preserved in the three rooms located to the south of the Envoys’ Stairs (missing fragments were reconstructed before the Second World War). The Envoys’ Room boasts an astonishing ceiling with woodcarvings of 30 human heads. Tapestries commissioned by Sigismund Augustus are the most valuable treasure of the Renaissance rooms, and the only art object preserved from the original interior decoration. Woven in Brussels in the third quarter of the 16th century, they depict  biblical and grotesque scenes, and the coats of arms of Poland and Lithuania. There are also valuable paintings, Italian furniture, predominantly from 16th century Tuscany, and Polish royal portraits.
Than we invite you to take a little walk to the National Museum in Krakow to see the Leonardo Da Vinci „Lady with an Ermine”. The painting was purchased ca. 1800 in Italy, by Adam Jerzy, the son of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, and donated to the Museum in Puławy where it was exhibited in the ‘Gothic House’ from 1809–1830 and now you have an unique opportunity to meet a Lady in Krakow.
Start/end Times
to be announced
Availability
for request, for minimum 2 persons
Duration
Approximately 3 hrs
Live guide language
English speaking tour leader
Tickets
Entrance ticket to the National Museum in Krakow
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable clothes and shoes

Wieliczka Salt Mine – Miners’ Route – tour on request
Covered in working clothes and armed with mining equipment, the visitors to the Wieliczka mine stop feeling like tourists as soon as they descend into the darkness by the oldest existing mine shaft, the Regis. Each of them is attributed a mining profession and tasks by the guide, known at the mine as the Foreman, who will carefully evaluate their execution. In this manner, visitors become novice miners (Slepry) and start to learn the ropes of this demanding profession guided by the light of their mining lamps.
The trail, located far off the busy Tourist Route, allows the visitors to discover the inner workings of the mine. On their own, they measure the concentration of methane, dig and transport salt, set the path and explore unknown chambers. They also experience the daily routine of underground life and the secrets of mining traditions and rituals, and experience first-hand the real taste of miners’ work.

Start/end Times
to be announced
Availability
for request – maximum for 20 people
Duration
Approximately 3 hrs
Live guide language
English speaking tour leader
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable clothes and shoes

Wieliczka Salt Mine
During the tour through the Mine, You will see underground chambers hewn out in the salt rock, statues sculpted in salt and saline lakes. Visitors may take a walk of 2.5 km through 3 levels, down to 136 meters below ground level. This point of our tourist programme is also entered on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. The historic Salt Mine in Wieliczka is the only mining site in the world functioning continuously since the Middle Ages. Its original excavations (longitudinals, traverses, chambers, lakes, as well as minor and major shafts) are located on nine levels and extend for the total of about 300 kilometers: reaching the depth of 327 meters they illustrate all the stages of mining technology development over time.
Start/end Times
9:10 am / about 1:00 pm
Availability
Tour is available daily in the morning, all year round.
Duration
Approximately 3,5 hrs
Transportation
Bus/Minibus
Live guide language
English speaking tour leader
Tickets
Entrance ticket to the Salt Mine
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable clothes and shoes
IMPORTANT: The maximum size of hand luggage cannot be larger than 29.7cm x 20cm x 20cm. Larger backpacks, bags, suitcases should be left on coaches or taken to the luggage room located in the area of the entrance to the museum. Please note, our company is not responsible for items left on the bus or at the museum so customers are advised not to leave valuables.
Additional information
Price includes additionally services of the Mine guide and lift up, lift down to the first level is extra paid.
Note:
  • this tour is not recommended for those, who have problems with walking or are claustrophobic
  • to get to the 1st level, all tourists need to descent a wooden stairway of 378 stairs
  • underground temperature: +14’C (55’F)
  • ID card for students is necessary

Kazimierz Jewish District
Krakow – Kazimierz, historical centre of Jewish religious and social life
This tour leads You into the south-east district of Krakow – Kazimierz, historical centre of Jewish religious and social life. Kazimierz was originally founded as a separate town near Krakow where, since 14th century Jews had the right to settle down. Szeroka Street is a remnant of the former market square with Old Synagogue, Isaac’s Synagogue and Remuh Synagogue. You will also visit Podgorze quarter – where ghetto was established and Schindler’s factory on 4 Lipowa Street (during WWII enamelled pots and pans were manufactured here. Oskar Schindler, an ethnic German industrialist from Czechoslovakia, saved Jews from labour camps by employing them in this factory. His story was told in Schidler’s List ).
Availability
Tour is available every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, all year long, for minimum 2 persons
Start/end Times
9:10 am / 12:40 pm
Duration
Approximately 3,5 hrs
Transportation
Bus/Minibus
Live guide language
English speaking guide
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable clothes

Zakopane and Tatra Mountains Samples of Wooden Architecture
Allow us to transport you to a different world, untouched by time. Discover marvelous landscapes, harken to highland folklore, explore rustic wooden houses and delight in local specialties. During the tour, You will discover the marvelous landscape of the Tatry mountains, highlander’s folklore, wooden houses in Chocholow and local specialties. We will step by to the Tatra’s Museum followed by a funicular ride up the Gubałowka Mt. Zakopane is a town in southern Poland, situated in Lesser Poland Province. The town, a place of Goral culture and informally known as „the winter capital of Poland,” lies in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. It is the most important Polish center of mountaineering and skiing and is visited annually by some three million tourists. It is also a city with numerous monuments of old wooden buildings built in an unique regional style.
Route:
Krakow – Zakopane – Chocholow – Krakow (240 km round trip)
Start/end Times
9:10 am / ~ 5:00 pm
Duration
Approximately 8 hrs
Availability
Tour is available every Tuesday and Sunday, all year long, for minimum 2 persons.
Transportation
Bus/Minibus
Live guide language
English speaking guide
Tickets
Ticket for the funicular to the Gubalowka Mt. and to the Tatra’s museum
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable walking shoes and clothing

Ojców Jurassic Landscape National Park Tour
Experience the majestic awe-inspiring natural contours of a Jurassic Landscape. Driving along a winding road, we pass breathtaking Jurassic rock formations such as the”Cracovian Gate” and the „Club of Hercules” – the unbelievable limestone column, which seems to be placed upside down. You will see the ruins of Ojcow Castle , the „little church on the water” and one of Poland’s masterpieces of Renaissance palace architecture – the Pieskowa Skala Castle. Here you can see virtually all of the natural components of a Jurassic landscape. On the route along the tourist „Eagles’ Nests Trail”, you visit one of Poland’s masterpieces of Renaissance palace architecture, Pieskowa Skala Castle, towers over a steep rocky crag. We visit the three-storeyed trapezoid. The Castle at Pieskowa Skala and the Ojcow National Park
Castle Pieskowa Skala
In the Ojcow National Park, which covers a surface area of 1,440 hectares in the Valley of the Pradnik enclosed by the Pieskowa Skala cliffs, you can see virtually all of the natural components of a Jurassic landscape. Driving along a winding road, we pass breathtaking Jurassic rock formations such as the Cracovian Gate and the Club of Hercules. We take a walk around the ruins of Ojcow Castle and visit the „little church on the water”. One of Poland’s masterpieces of Renaissance palace architecture, Pieskowa Skala Castle, towers over a steep rocky crag.
Route:       
Krakow – Ojcow – Pieskowa Skala – Krakow (62 km round trip)
Start/end Times
9:10 am / about 1:00 pm
Duration
Approximately 4 hrs<
Availability
tour is available on Wednesday for minimum 2 persons, from April untill October
Transportation
Bus/Minibus
Live guide language
English speaking guide
Tickets
Admission fees to the castle in Pieskowa Skala
Dress code suggestion
Comfortable footwear and warm clothing
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