Tours

Mazurkas Travel, the partner and co-organiser of the IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress, is delighted to offer additional tour packages to delegates. Pre- and post-Congress tours are designed so that Congress participants can experience Poland’s complex culture, society and history, which is at the same time unique and representative of the region of Central Europe in its diversity.

If you have any questions regarding tours please contact d.mierzejek@mazurkas.com.pl or k.krzywania@mazurkas.com.pl

Tour 2
3 days / 2 nights (01.09-03.09.2019)
Price: 1480 PLN (appr. 345 Euro)

Auschwitz-Birkenau – Nazi death camp
Wieliczka – historic salt mine
Kraków – former capital of Poland

Please note that the tour ends in Krakow 3.09.2019. You may consider booking your return flights from Kraków. In case you need to fly back from Poznań we can offer you an option with train transfer form Kraków to Poznań. Tour operates with min. 15 persons.

DAY 1:POZNAŃ – Wieliczka – KRAKÓW (01.09.2019, Sunday) 7:00 AM, meet your guide and the rest of the group at the meeting point. In the morning we leave for Wieliczka – one of the oldest salt mines in the world. Wieliczka is an impressive underground world of salt lakes, labyrinthine passageways, chambers, chapels and numerous statues carved over 700 years ago by miners out of the rock salt. We will see displays of historic salt-mining technology and visit the unique Salt Works Museum, with the sculptures by contemporary artists. In the afternoon, we will travel to Kraków – the former capital of Poland. Upon arrival, you will have free time to discover the city.

DAY 2: KRAKÓW – Auschwitz – KRAKÓW (02.09.2019, Monday) In the morning we leave for the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum – the Nazi concentration and extermination camp. Auschwitz was the largest Nazi concentration complex during World War II and the largest Nazi ‘death factory’. The museum is devoted to the memory of Auschwitz’s prisoners and the victims of the Shoah. You will have time for lunch after the visit in the Muzeum. Afternoon we drive to the Old Town, with its restored Main Square of magnificent houses and palaces. We will stop at St. Mary’s Basilica to see the magnificent wooden altar by Wit Stwosz. In the middle of the square is Cloth Hall built before 1349, but renovated in the 16th century with many shopping stalls inside. The evening is free for you to wander Kraków’s streets.

DAY 3: KRAKÓW (03.09.2019, Tuesday) The morning sightseeing tour will feature Wawel, the Royal Castle, home to three dynasties of Polish monarchs. Its stately halls and exquisite chambers are filled with priceless art, valuable period furniture, and rare ancient objects. The collection of monumental 16th century tapestries is peerless. We will also visit Wawel Cathedral, the site of the cult of St. Stanislaw and of St. Jadwiga, Queen of Poland. This is the place where Polish kings were crowned and buried. Then we will stroll around the Kazimierz District, which was the centre of Jewish life in Kraków for over 500 years. We will see monuments of Jewish culture as well as numerous cosy art cafes, galleries and antique shops. In the afternoon our trip ends. You may consider booking your return flights from Krakow. In case you need to fly back from Poznań we can offer you an option with train transfer form Krakow to Poznań. Please choose preferred option in the registration form.

  • English-speaking tour leader
  • local guides
  • air-conditioned coach/minibus/car (depending on the group size)
  • sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • entrance fees
  • hotel charges (including taxes)
  • place in twin room (If you would like to have single room for the additional payment, please contact: d.mierzejek@mazurkas.com.pl)
  • transport
  • return transfer to Poznań on 3 September –  90 PLN (appr. 21 Euro)
  • The tours will only take place if there is minimum required number of participants (15 pax).
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached the tour will be cancelled.
  • If the tour is cancelled by the organizers, registered participants will be notified in time and will receive a 100% refund.
  • All refunds will be processed after the congress.
  • Free cancellation is possible till 10.07 after this date you will be charged 100% amount.

Tour 3
1 day tour (01.09.2019)
Price: 330 PLN (appr. 77 Euro)

Poznan – BiskupinDziekanowice – Poznan
open-air archaeological and ethnographic museums

Tour operates with min. 15 persons.

One day tour (01.09.2019, Sunday)

Meet your guide and the rest of the group at the meeting point. Transfer to Biskupin. We will start the sightseeing tour at the open-air Archaeological Museum in Biskupin, one of Poland’s official national Historic Monuments. The museum covers an area of approx. 38 ha, with numerous traces of the former settlement, from the Stone Age to the early Middle Ages. The discovery of those settlements has been designated as one of the 100 most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we continue our tour and travel to Dziekanowice village, whose main attraction is the open-air Greater Poland Ethnographic Park – one of the biggest of this type in Europe. It presents village buildings from all over the region, mostly timber framed, from the 18th and 19th centuries. Visitors can find original blacksmith’s equipment, interiors of peasants’ houses, windmills, and a hill with a magnificent view over Lake Lednickie.

  • English-speaking tour leader
  • local guides
  • air-conditioned coach/minibus/car (depending on the group size)
  • 1x lunch served at a local restaurant
  • sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • entrance fees
  • transport
  • The tours will only take place if there is minimum required number of participants (15 pax).
  • If the minimum number of participants is not reached the tour will be cancelled.
  • If the tour is cancelled by the organizers, registered participants will be notified in time and will receive a 100% refund.
  • All refunds will be processed after the congress.
  • Free cancellation is possible till 10.07 after this date you will be charged 100% amount.