Bearing in mind that our city, Cracow, has a very rich history and willing to accommodate different interests, we offer 2 options for the sightseeing tour in Krakow that is scheduled on July 18th. Please note, that both tourist routes can be organized only if each group has minimum 20 participants. Otherwise, all the participants will be offered the touristic route that has received the majority of choices.
***Please see the description of both tours in the attachment and kindly notify the Organizing Committee by July 11th 2018.
The Royal Route and The Main Market Square Underground Exhibition
You will walk around the streets that once served as the main route for foreign kings, envoys and distinguished guests who would come to the Royal City for celebrations such as coronations, weddings and funerals. You will listen the bugle call and you will enter St. Mary’s Church to admire a great masterpiece by Veit Stoss – the high altar.
We will show you Krakow’s most important landmarks: the Wawel Hill, the University district and the Main Market Square. Beneath the Main Market Square there is a permanent underground exhibition that houses, among others, pieces of former cobbled pathways and foundations of buildings which stood on the square till the 19th century. This museum also boasts a wide range of modern technologies, as well as numerous multimedia installations.
You will also familiarize with the Stanisław Wyspiański’s biography and art. Among others you will see St Mary’s Church, the Franciscan Church, Wyspiański Pavilion.
Your next point of interest is the Wawel Hill that for centuries served as the seat of Polish rulers. You will visit the Cathedral, where Polish kings and queens were crowned. The cathedral crypts contain tombs of sovereigns, national heroes and great poets. You will also see the courtyard of the Royal Castle and will find out where the magic Chakra stone is situated. And at the foot of the Wawel Hill there is the Dragon’s Cave, where you will hear the legend of Wawel’s dragon.
Duration: 4 hours
The Royal Route and Kazimierz (the Jewish District)
You will walk around the streets that once served as the main route for foreign kings, envoys and distinguished guests who would come to the Royal City for celebrations such as coronations, weddings and funerals. We will show you Krakow’s most important landmarks: the Wawel Hill, the Main Market Square, the University district. You will listen the bugle call and you will enter St. Mary’s Church to see a great masterpiece by Veit Stoss – the high altar. On the way to the Jewish district you will see the Wawel Hill which for centuries served as the seat of Polish rulers.
When walking along the streets of Kazimierz you will see, among others, many synagogues, and you will also learn about the old historic Jewish cemetery and visit some of the places where Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” was filmed.
You may also find interesting the story about Helena Rubinstein, the so-called queen of cosmetics and will get familiar with the house where she was born.
Listening to the history of “mikvah” that goes back to 16th century and entering the Isaac Synagogue, you will get a unique chance to discover more about Jewish religious traditions and culture.
And most importantly, you will feel the unique atmosphere of this district!
Duration: 4 hours
We have to inform you that the 1, 2 or 3-days sightseeing tours (pre-planned on July 21th-23th) have been cancelled as well, as these tours’ cost per person is high because of poor interest and the fact that the majority of the participants have no opportunity to extend their stay in Poland after the conference is over.