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The organizers have prepared the rich and versatile accompanying program for ECIS 2002 participants and accompanying persons. The program includes among others:
Visiting Gdansk by Royal Route, is like a walk through the huge openair museum. It will satisfy all those who want to know its history, and beautifully renovated monuments and theirs interiors. Visiting Uphagen House and the Main Town Hall, next Long Market and Artus Court. On the waterfront you will find the wooden construction of Zuraw, a 15-th century crane. Visiting the most picturesque street in the Main City, Mariacka St. where you will find many souvenir shops, and amber gallery, cafe.
Departure from the Congress Venue at 10:30, duration 2,5 - 3h
Price per person € 20
Drive from Oliva to the Old Town. Walk from the Golden Gate, which enter the Royal Route and where you can admire skillfully decorated facades. Visiting Uphagen House and Artus Court. A short stroll through Mariacka St., where you will find many souvenir shops, and amber gallery. Visiting St. Mary's Church, the biggest brick church in the world. Short walk and visit to St. Brigit Church, which is very connected with newest history of Poland - the official church of the Trade Union "Solidarity". In beautiful interiors of the church you may also admire a unique amber monstration, which soon be a part of the Main Amber Altar. From St. Brigit Church, drive to the "Solidarity" Square - visiting the Monuments to Victims of December '70, and exhibition "Roads to Freedom". Next we drive to Oliva where you will see the Oliva Cathedral, the pearl of Gdansk's architecture. Return to Congress Venue over Polanki Street, passing by Lech Walesa residence.
Departure from Congress Venue at 14:00, duration 3,5 - 4h
Price per person € 22
The Malbork Castle is the largest brick fortress world wide and one of the most magnificent examples of original gothic architecture. Today it ranks among the top tourist attractions in Poland. Drive along Lower Powisle to Malbork. Visit the Malbork Castle and the biggest polish amber collection. Lunch, at "Zamkowa" restaurant. Return through Żuławy Land, located in the delta of Vistula river. On Żuławy you will see the famous arcaded houses that give a specific atmosphere to the region. Dutch Mennonites culture characterized with very strict morals and rules created the cultural landscape of the Żuławy.
Departure from the Congress Venue at 10:30, duration about 5 - 6h
Price per person € 52 (group min. 20 persons)
Poles are said to be very romantic, and romantic people like to look up the skies. Maybe that's why Poland has so many excellent astronomers. Nicolas Copernicus, who "stopped the Sun and moved the Earth", create a heliocentric model of our planetary system. More about this great Pole, you will learn on a tour to Frombork, town on the Vistula Sand-bar. Frombork cathedral from 14-th c. with surrounding medieval walls and bastion belong to the most precious remnants of Gothic architecture at the Polish coast. Lunch in on the way.
Departure from the Congress Venue at 10:30, duration about 6 hours
Price per person € 60 (group min. 20 persons)
If you want to take a step back in time and experience the medieval hospitality and unforgettable atmosphere of that time, then Gniew Castle is the perfect venue. A unique historic setting accompanied by excellent food and outstanding entertainment including a medieval combat and Gregorian choir will guarantee a night to remember.
Departure from Hevelius Hotel at 17:00
Price per person € 140 (group min 35 persons)
A meal peasant style in a regional inn, performance of a folk ensemble, including participation in the dances and games, let you meet the Kashubian folklore. Kashubians, who were one of the ethnic groups of the Pomeranian Region, speak their own language, have their own culture and customs up till now. The main occupation of the Kashubians has been fishing, agriculture, raising animals and forestry. Besides the Kashubian are famous for their pottery and embroidery.
Departure from Hevelius Hotel at 17:30, duration about 6h
Price per person € 60 (group min 35 persons)
Post Congress Tours
Departure from Gdańsk to Warsaw in the early afternoon. Arriving to Warsaw, dinner at the hotel and short stroll through the Old Town. Overnight in Warsaw. City sightseeing and visit to the Royal Castle. Lunch. In the evening we invite you to Place on the Water, situated in one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, Royal Łazienki, for the piano concert of Chopin music. Glass of champagne in the pause. Elegant supper in the Old Town. Overnight in Warsaw. Departure to Krakow, drive though the beautiful land of heart Poland. Enjoy lunch in the 16-th century castle in Baranów, the most valuable elegant example of the Polish Renaissance. Dinner and overnight in Krakow. City sightseeing of Krakow, visit to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill. Lunch. Two trips will be organizes for you to choose after lunch. One to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum - former concentration camp in Oswięcim. Second to the seven hundred years old Salt Mine in Wieliczka, registered by UNESCO on the first List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1978. In the evening Polish feast supper in the open air, roast pig and meal peasant style. Overnight in Krakow. End of a tour with far a way drink after breakfast.
Departure from Hevelius Hotel at 13:00
Price per person (double room) € 590 (group min. 35)
Single supplement € 170
The price includes: journey by air-conditioned, luxury bus, accommodation in 3* luxury air-conditioned hotels, program, guide assistance on the whole tour, insurance.
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