ICCS&T 2019

POST CONFERENCE TOURS

TECHNICAL TRIP



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JAWORZNO POWER PLANT

 

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Pick up place: Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre

Pick up time: 9:00

Duration: 4-5 hours

Price: 95 PLN
Payment: on-site. Please settle the payment on registration, by 25th November at the latest.

 

Max 20 persons

 

The Jaworzno Power Station is a complex of coal-fired thermal power stations at Jaworzno, southern Poland. The largest plant of the Jaworzno power plant complex is called Jaworzno III. It has an installed electrical generating capacity of 1,345 MW, as well as thermal heating capacity of 321 MWt. About 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the east is Jaworzno II, with an installed electrical generating capacity of 200 MW. Jaworzno III has a 306-metre (1,004 ft) high flue gas stack which is one of Poland's tallest free standing structures.

 

The space for the tour is limited. If you are interested in participation please use the form below (you need to be a registered patricipant of the ICCS&T 2019).

LOCAL TOURS



We want our participants to make the most of their time in beautiful Krakow and its surroundings!


SeeKrakow is currently the largest company in Krakow offering services in the area of organising local excursions for foreign tourists. Several years of hard work and a professional approach to individual tourism has led to SeeKrakow today having a few hundred agents, its own network of tourist information centres (run under the brand KrakowTIP), and buses with our logo may be seen every day on many streets where Krakow hotels are located. The services have been provided for over 1 000 000 tourists since 2005.

WIELICZKA SALT MINE TOUR


Full of unique beauty and active continuously since the Middle Ages – the historic Wieliczka Salt Mine is visited by tourists every day, showing the most amazing works of art sculpted throughout the many centuries of laborious miners’ work. The underground Wieliczka Salt Mine boasts kilometres of walkways and ramps, magnificent chambers, lakes and breathtaking salt statues. Modern technology can also be come across along the route to educate those eager to learn more about the Mine. The smell of salt wafting through the air, therapeutic microclimate, impressive chambers, wooden structures and perfection to the tiniest detail – the charms of the Tourist Route attract and enrapture over one million visitors travelling every year from different parts of the world. Many people are taken aback by how huge the Mine is. It is hard to imagine – the Tourist Route involves almost 800 steps to climb and over 2 kilometres of meandering corridors. The tour lasts 2 hours, although this part of the Mine makes up for only 1% of the entire underground world! Hence, the tourists are guided by an experienced museum guide – we advise you to follow the group closely and keep an eye on the guide at all times!

The Wieliczka Salt Mine was one of the first among 12 sites from all around the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most frequently visited tourist sites in the world!


Price: from 175 PLN

Tour duration: up to 5 hours


Useful information:

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is located 135 metres (443 feet) underground, where the air temperature is approx. 14–16 degrees Celsius (57–61 degrees Fahrenheit). Therefore, the participants should bring warm clothes (e.g. sweaters, jackets).

This is partly a walking tour, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.

The mine tour begins with walking down 800 stairs underground and ends with a lift ride.

For safety reasons, before entering the museum, every participant in required to undergo a search and luggage inspection.

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU MUSEUM


In 1939, after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the loss of the defensive war by the Polish army, all the western regions of Poland, including the town of Oświęcim, were annexed by the Third Reich. The town was renamed as Auschwitz and the same name was given to a complex of concentration and extermination camps that were built there. The history of the Auschwitz concentration camp can be divided into two primary periods: the years 1940-1942, when it functioned as a concentration camp and a place of slow extermination, and the years 1942-1944, when it was transformed into the biggest centre of immediate mass extermination of Jews, who had been transported into the camp under the policy conducted by the Third Reich that assumed the extermination of the entire Jewish population in Europe. It is estimated that over 1.1 million women, men and children died in the camp during these four years. Around 90% of casualties were Jews brought there from all the European countries that were occupied by Germany or situated in the zone of German influence. Most of them were put to death in gas chambers and others were victims of brutal punishments, medical experiments or inhumane living conditions in the camp. A visit to the Auschwitz Museum allows you to learn about the cruel fate of these people and to broaden your historical knowledge of the Holocaust.


Price: from 150 PLN

Tour duration: up to 8 hours


Useful information: 

Auschwitz-Birkenau is an open-air museum, where the weather can change rapidly. Therefore, the participants are required to bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).

The participants will be walking on a ground which becomes muddy in case it rains. Therefore, they should wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.

Due to the nature of the tour (visiting the site of a former extermination camp), the participants are requested to respect the memory of the dead by dressing and behaving appropriately.

For safety reasons, before entering the museum, every participant in required to undergo a search and luggage inspection.

BIRKENAU TOUR (AUSCHWITZ II)


Birkenau Camp was the largest German Nazi Concentration Camp, which was established in the year 1941 on the outskirts of Oświęcim (Auschwitz). That is a place, in which millions of people died from the hands of the Nazis. The memory of the victims of this most horrific crime in the history of humanity survived as a result of having secured the former Camp premises, where a Museum was created, and owing to the shocking accounts of those who survived the imprisonment period. One of the victims of the war tragedy was Marian Kołodziej – a former prisoner of KL Auschwitz-Birkenau, nr 432, who was brought to the Camp by the first transport. The exhibition of his unusual sketches documenting the conditions of life in the Camp is one of the most stirring testimonies to the atrocities committed by German Nazis during World War II.


Price: from 169 PLN

Tour duration: up to 9 hours


Useful information:

Auschwitz-Birkenau is an open-air museum, where the weather can change rapidly. Therefore, the participants are required to bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).

The participants will be walking on a ground which becomes muddy in case it rains. Therefore, they should wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.

KRAKÓW UNDERGROUND MUSEUM - GUIDED TOUR


While walking around Kraków’s Main Market Square, many people are not aware of the true treasure underneath. Join us in the mysterious, underground world, where you can explore the oldest history of the most important public space in Kraków – the Main Market Square. Thanks to the work of archaeologists, 6,000 square meters of the underground Market Square have been made available to the general public to showcase the city’s 1000-year old history. Wandering down the ancient roads among reconstructed huts, a blacksmith’s workshop and the foundations of the first Cloth Hall from the early medieval period, one can almost hear the sounds of life that were filling the air many centuries ago. Additional attractions of the tour are the multimedia show and the exhibit of authentic objects from Kraków’s historical past that were unearthed during archaeological excavations.
The “Following the Traces of European Identity of Kraków” exhibition was opened in September 2010. The archeological works that were planned to take a few months lasted for five years, initiating the exhibit in 2005. Owing to the archaeological discoveries, we are now able to explore the ancient history of the region, and especially town life.


Price: from 70 PLN

Tour duration: up to 2 hours


Useful information: 

This is a walking tour, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.

KRAKÓW OLD TOWN WALKING TOUR


The Royal Road is a picturesque route leading along some of the most famous streets and passing some of the most prominent tenement houses of the historic centre of Krakow. The route beginning at St. Florian’s Gate continues across the Main Square to end at the foot of the Wawel complex. It is a must-see for all tourists visiting the former capital of Poland. The city tour begins on the Main Square, at the exit of Grodzka street. The tourists will meet there by the small Church of St. Wojciech that traces its history to the pre-Romanesque period. A leisurely walk down the route of the centuries-old architecture of Krakow leads to the legends surrounding the Main Square, the Cloth Hall and the famous St. Mary’s Basilica with the distinctive two towers. The trip along the Royal Road will end at the foot of the Wawel Castle – the residence of the kings of Poland in the days of greatest glory until the 17thcentury.


Price: from 70 PLN

Tour duration: up to 3 hours


Useful information: 

This is a walking tour, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.

Depending on the weather in Kraków, the participants should bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).

The tour price is exclusive of entrance fees to the sites en route. If you wish to visit selected monuments, please contact us.

JEWISH QUARTER - KRAKÓW WALKING TOUR


An unusual trip – as the locals say – to Kazimierz is an opportunity to see the beauty of the Jewish district, fraught with quaint narrow streets, tenement houses and coffee shops, where people from around the world meet every day. The story of “the city inside the city” reports the historic events the Jewish residents of the Kazimierz district and of the city of Krakow had to face. During the guided walk, the tourists will be shown the lively everyday reality of the “unfinished city” and told the story of the heroes of the Kazimierz district commemorating their experience. The itinerary of the guided walk includes exploration of historic tenements houses, artistic coffee shops, Jewish synagogues (e.g. the Old Synagogue, the Tempel Synagogue and the Izaak Jakubowicz Synagogue) and a visit to the New Jewish Cemetery. Finally, the group will go to the Podgórze district on the other side of Vistula, where they will learn about the history of the Krakow Ghetto while visiting the former Enamel Factory of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of hundreds of Poles and Jews during the Nazi extermination.

Price: from 70 PLN

Tour duration: up to 3 hours


Useful information: 

This is a walking tour, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.

Depending on the weather in Kraków, the participants should bring warm, waterproof clothing (e.g. sweaters, jackets, umbrellas) and sun-protective items (e.g. hats, caps, sunglasses).

The tour price is exclusive of entrance fees to the sites en route. If you wish to visit selected monuments, please contact us.

SCHINDLER’S FACTORY GUIDED TOUR


Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum was officially opened to the visitors in June 2010, after many years of exhibit script writing and preparations. The Museum housed in the authentic Enamel Factory of Oskar Schindler shows the visitors the wartime events taking place in the city and the tragic fate of its inhabitants. The “Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945” exhibition is a chronological eyewitness report from the Second World War. Theatrical reconstructions of the authentic city space by means of photographs, films and items from Nazi-occupied Krakow metaphorically embrace the city’s wartime history, leaving a memory of the heroes in the visitors’ minds. An opportunity to enter the tram in the window of which a film about the city life is showed, a roam along cobbled streets or a walk through the crowded labyrinth of a ghetto with the living conditions of Jews reconstructed – this is only a fraction of what the trip participants will experience.


Price: from 65 PLN 

Tour duration: up to 2 hours


Useful information:

This is a walking tour, so the participants should wear comfortable sports shoes.

If you wish to book a tour, please use the form below:


For more information please visit: www.seekrakow.com