USEFUL TOURIST TIPS
Events included in the conference fee:
Kraków Sightseeing Tour (UNESCO List)
coordinator: Dr Bożena Pera
Think you know all there is to know about Polish history? Think again! This walking tour of Krakow will tell you all you need to know about the history of this area, from a local perspective that you won’t find the in the guidebooks!
Join your expert local guide and start your Krakow tour with a short walk to the top of Wawel Hill. The view over the city from here is nothing short of spectacular, making it an excellent place to take scenic snapshots, so don’t forget your camera!
Continue your Krakow city tour by walking to the Royal Palace and Cathedral nearby, where Polish kings were crowned for centuries. Learn a little about the history of these buildings before moving on to satisfy your stomach! Stop and buy a typical Polish snack called ‘obwarzanek’. This doughy treat is sometimes referred to as a symbol of Krakow, and if you really want to feel like a local your guide can give you some phrases to use to order your snack in Polish!
Refreshed with snacks, we’ll move on with this Krakow tour and head to the historic Collegium Maius, where Nicolaus Copernicus and Pope John Paul II once studied. Listen to stories of Copernicus, who went on to become one of the world’s most influential scientists and astronomers.
Continue to tour Krakow by strolling to what could be considered the real heart of the city – Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square). This medieval square is the perfect place to observe local life in action, as people wander through the market and sip coffee. Next, visit St Mary’s Basilica and admire the ancient, wooden altar crafted in the Gothic style many years ago by Weit Stoss.
Finish up your Krakow tour by listening to the unforgettable sounds of the traditional bugle call, which is played each hour by a local trumpeter. This melody has come to be the signature tune of Krakow and is a fitting finale to this adventure through one of Poland’s oldest and most loved cities. What’s not to love about a tour that ends with a soundtrack?