Tours and transfers

 

Tours and transfers are provided by the JORDAN Congress Bureau.

If you wish to make a tour or tansfer reservation please do the following steps:

1/ register via the Create your account
2/ Log in (after receiving login and password)
3/ select tours in the bookmark Payment

If you have any questions please contact the JORDAN Congress Bureau e-mail: kongres@jordan.pl

 

Walking down Kazimierz district - canceled

on 6th April 2016 at 12:00 am, from GALAXY Hotel

The tours will start at Galaxy hotel . The local guide will lead the group along boulevard Vistula River . During the walk the history of Jews and history of Kazimierz district will be introduced. Kazimierz district - named after the king who invited Jews to Poland in the 14th century. Kazimierz became the flourishing centre of Jewish religion, culture and trade. Due to the policy of religious tolerance that prevailed in Poland from the 15th century, Kazimierz became a safe haven for diverse groups of Jewish refugees from all over Europe. The tour of Kazimierz present the most important monuments in this area: The Old Synagogue (now the Judaic Department of the Historical Museum of the city of Krakow), the Remuh Synagogue and Remuh Cemetery, Tempel Synagogue, Szeroka Street, Plac Nowy.

Duration : 3 hours

Price:  50 PLN /13 € per person 
 

Cracow City Tour

daily

Our tour of the Old Town, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, begins with a brief visit to the old Jewish district of Kazimierz, inextricably linked with the history of the Jews of Kraków. Kazimierz was buzzing from the late 15th century to the tragic years of the Holocaust. After 1989 there was a wave of return migration to Kazimierz, and in 1993 Steven Spielberg shot his "Schindler's List" there, thereby making Krakow and Kazimierz an even more recognisable landmark in Europe.
Then we will go to the Wawel Hill, over which tower the Royal Palace with its impressive arcaded Renaissance courtyard and the famous Gothic cathedral - the place of coronation and the necropolis of Polish kings. After visiting the Cathedral and the Royal Chambers with a great hall called "Poselska" (The Envoy Hall), whose ceiling with 30 carved human heads and an impressive collection of tapestries woven in Brussels will make you astonished, we will go to the oldest university college - the Collegium Maius, with a beautiful Gothic courtyard, to finish the tour in the heart of Kraków - the Main Market Square - the largest medieval square in Europe with St. Mary's Church - a soaring, Gothic church inside which you can admire the impressive altar by Wit Stwosz (Veit Stoss). On Sundays, instead of visiting the Cathedral and St. Mary's Church - a visit to another museum or church.

 

Day:                daily
Pick up time and place:     07:45 am at CHOPIN Hotel
Pick up time and place:     07:55 am at GALAXY Hotel

Duration:        4 hrs

Price: 145 PLN /36 € per person

The price includes: tour with a licensed guide, entrance tickets to the Royal Chambers, the Cathedral, and St. Mary's Church, transportation. The price doesn't include food or beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: The tour is mostly walking and ends in the Main Market Square.

 

WOW KRAKOW! Hop on Hop off bus tour

daily

We invite you to regular tour of Kraków’s landmarks. Our Hop on Hop off bus service with stops around city gives you a chance to view the most popular tourist attractions in Krakow including: Wawel Royal Castle, Barbican, St. Florian’s Gate, the Jewish district of Kazimierz, Oskar Schindler’s factory, Kościuszko Mound.You can join the tour from any of our 14 stops. It‘s very easy, just: hop on our bus at any stop, listen to the stories about places you are going past, hop off whenever you want.The audio guide system operates in 2 languages: Polish and English.

The ticket is valid for TWO days – from the moment of purchase till the end of the following day.

Tickets available on a bus from a driver (with a cash PLN or EUR only!) or in designated points around Kraków. Click here to view sales offices.

Starts: every 30 minutes.

Departure points:  14 stops around city centre.

Normal ticket60 PLN / 15 €  for 24 hours and 90 PLN/  for 48 hours/ 23 €

Click here to view a complete Hop on Hop off bus timetable and departure points.

 

Jewish Culture Route

on Wednesday and Sunday  

For many centuries Jews played their part in creating the history and culture of the city of Kroke, as Kraków is known in Yiddish. Before World War II they made up as much as 25% of the city's population. A tour around Kazimierz - the former Jewish district, preserved in excellent condition until today - will introduce you to the world of their rich culture, customs and history. It was there that the renowned philosopher Mojżesz Isserles (called Remuh) taught, Helena Rubinstein was born, who is considered to have been one of the richest women in the world, and the esteemed director, actor and screenwriter Roman Polanski spent his childhood. The old Jewish district, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, became an even more recognisable landmark in Europe following the release of the famous "Schindler's List".

You will be introduced to the history of the extermination of the Jews of Kraków, which is the background for the events described in the Spielberg's film, as you will be wandering the streets of the former ghetto. That is the place where Jews were locked up during World War II, and they were sent to death camps from there. A display in the Schindler's Factory Museum will complement the information, which is the story of Kraków and the fate of the Polish and Jewish population during World War II, but also about the Germans - occupiers who arrived here on 6th September, 1939 and brutally stopped a centuries-old history of Polish-Jewish Kraków. The story of World War II mingles with everyday life there, and private life with the tragedy that affected the whole world.


Day:                 6th April 2016/ Wednesday
                       10th April 2016/ Sunday
  
  
Pick up time and place:     07:45 am at CHOPIN Hotel
Pick up time and place:     07:55 am at GALAXY Hotel

Duration:          4 hrs

Price: 170 PLN / 42 € per person

The price includes:  tour with a licensed guide, tickets to the Synagogue, the Remuh Cemetery, and Schindler's Factory, transportation. The price doesn’t include food or beverages.

Minimum 2 people

 

Visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

The tour of the Museum, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978, comprises both parts of the former concentration camp - Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau - and a documentary film presenting the first moments after the camp was liberated.

The Auschwitz camp has become a symbol of terror, genocide and the Holocaust. It was established by the Nazis in 1940 in the suburbs of the city of Auschwitz, which was integrated into the Third Reich. The direct reason for the establishment of the camp was the growing number of mass arrests of Poles and overcrowding of the existing prisons. Initially, it was supposed to be another concentration camp created by the Nazis from the beginning of the 1930s. That was the function of Auschwitz for the entire period of its existence, even when, from 1942, it became one of the centres for "Endlösung der Judenfrage" ("the final solution of the Jewish issue") at the same time - the Nazi plan to murder the Jews living in the territories occupied by the Third Reich.

The Auschwitz camp, until the end of its existence, was first and foremost a place of extermination. Even if from 1943 mortality was reduced in other camps to conserve manpower, in Auschwitz, to which continually new shipments were coming - mostly of Jews - to supply the camp labour, human life never meant too much.
Historians estimate that in less than five years of the camp's existence 1-1.5 million people were killed in Auschwitz, most of them - approximately 1-1.35 million - were Jews. The second most numerous group were Poles (approx. 70,000-75,000), the third - Gypsies (approx. 20,000). Approximately 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war and 10,000-15,000 prisoners of other nationalities (including Czechs, Belarusians, Yugoslavs, French, Germans and Austrians) were also killed in the camp.

Due to the role that Auschwitz played in the implementation of the Nazi extermination plans, it has become a world-famous symbol of the Nazi genocide, in particular the destruction of the Jews. 
In the Auschwitz I camp the Nazis established the first camp for men and women; it was the place where the first experiments of killing using Zyklon B took place, the first mass transports of Jews were being murdered, the first criminal experiments on prisoners were conducted, and the majority of executions by shooting were performed. It was there, in block 11, where the central detention camp for prisoners from all parts of the camp was housed, as well as the main camp commandant office and most other SS offices. The camp authorities supervised further expansion of the camp from there.

In the Birkenau camp the Nazis built most devices of mass destruction, with which about 1 million Jews were murdered. At the same time, Birkenau was the largest concentration camp (nearly 300 primitive, mostly wooden barracks), where in 1944 there were over 100,000 prisoners: Jews, Poles, Romani, and others. Today, on the area of approx. 200 hectares you can see preserved ruins of the gas chambers and places filled with human ashes, primitive barracks for prisoners and miles of the camp fence and roads.

The price includes:  tour guide assistance, documentary film, guided tour around Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau, headphones, transportation. The price doesn’t include food or beverages.

Duration: 8 hrs

1. on 8th April 2016: pick up time and place: 02:00 pm at GALAXY Hotel, price: 100 PLN / 25 € per person

2. daily, regular tour: pick up time and place:07:45 am at CHOPIN Hotel, 07:55 am at GALAXY,
    price: 155 PLN / 38 € per person

 

Visit to Warsaw - canceled

We will take you to the Old Town area to show you the Royal Castle, the Old Market Square and the Barbican. Following the Royal Route you will see the Presidential Palace,the University of Warsaw campus, the Holy Cross Church (home to Chopin's heart) and Copernicus' Statue. Other highlights of the Warsaw sightseeing tour include: the New Town with the Monument to Warsaw Uprising, the Jewish Ghetto, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Palace of Culture and Science, Łazienki Royal Park with the Palace on the Water, the Chopin Monument, the Praga District and more!
Warsaw has been the capital of Poland for more that four centuries and is the largest city in Poland. It is the center of Polish economic, political and cultural life. The symbol of the city is a beautiful mermaid wielding a sword in protection of the city. Warsaw is a bustling metropolis and at the same time a city with a unique history. Interestingly a quarter of the space in the city consists of parks and other 'green' spaces. Warsaw is truely a city for every taste and every budget ...

Duration: 12 hours

Pick up time: 07:40 am

Minimum 2 people

Price: 510 PLN / 128 € per person. The price includes: hotel/hostel pick-up, english speaking guide, express/fast train transportation, guided Warsaw City Tour, all transfers in Warsaw,hotel/hostel drop-off.

 

Kraków-Balice Airport Transfers - canceled

Transfers by private car from/to the Balice Airport in Krakow to/from the hotel.
Price: 100 PLN / 25 €  per one way

 

 

TERMS of BOOKING and CANCELLATIONS:

  • We require full payment in advance otherwise booking will not be considered.
  • Cancellation received by 23rd March 2016-  full refund will be given.
  • Cancellation received after 23rd March 2016 - no refunds will be given.
  • Notification of cancellation must be emailed  to kongres@jordan.pl 
    or faxed to (+48 12) 341-61-63.
  • All cancellations must be confirmed by Jordan Congress Bureau.