Group and individual social programs are available for
participants and accompanying persons. We will continue to add
more options when they become available. Visit our Web site again
later for new information. Also, check the information provided at
the registration desk upon your arrival for the latest social
program options. We hope that information below will help you with
planning your trip in Krakow.
Reception & Dinner
The reception for the meeting will take place in the Wavel
Castle restaurant at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2004.
Admission is free for the participants and accompanied persons.
The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday, September 15, 2004
at 7 pm in the restaurant Cherubino. Admission is $35 dollars and can be
paid with the conference fee or separately in advance or by
arrival at the meeting. If you have paid conference fee already,
you may pay for the dinner by arrival at the registration desk.
However, we ask you to send a note to Ms Katarzyna Graczyk
that you will come to the dinner. The restaurant has a limited
space and reservation will be made on the first come first served
basis. To see the menu of the dinner, please, click here.
Individual requests based on the dietary restrictions are welcome.
Since our official meeting program is very busy, the organizers have reserved the "night club" section
of the C.K. Broward brewery
to provide an additional opportunity for informal meetings and networking. If you still have some left
over energy after a busy day at the conference,
please, come to meet other participants and taste the local beer in our
Nano & Giga Night Club.
We have arranged the concerts of the local bands playing in our Club:.
Sunday, September 12, 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Ma?gosia Markowska and the jaz band (jazz/soul);
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am: Latajace Talerze (rock);
Thursday, September 16, 8:00 pm - 12:00 am: Ula Lazar Band (jazz):
and there will be also a free beer! :-)
The Carlson Wagonlit Travel agency in
collaboration with NGCM2004 organizers offers the following
sightseeing tours and excursions for the participants and their
accompanying persons. The prices listed below require at least 10
people in the group. However the individual tours can be also
arranged with the Agency. You need to order the tour at least four
weeks before to make sure that it will be conducted. To get a full
refund you need to cancel a tour by the end of August. The date
and time of the tours will be listed later when the scientific
program is finalized. Please, check this web page for updates
Ms. Jadwiga Rudzinska when you plan your trip.
Sightseeing walking tour ofKrakow (September 14th)
Tour includes : an English speaking guide and tickets to
St.Mary’s Church, Wawel Cathedral & Royal Chambers and
Highlights: Places to be visited include Barbican
(outside), Florian Gate, the European largest mediaeval Old Market
Square, Royal Route (Grodzka Street); Wavel Royal Castle (inside:
Royal Chambers) and the Cathedral (inside: Kings Tombs or
Sigmundus Bell), St Mary's Basilica (inside: unique altar curved
in wood in 15th century).
Admission: EUR 20.00/ person; Duration: 3,5 h
- Salt Mine – Wieliczka (September 15th)
Tour includes: English speaking guide assistance & English
speaking local guide, entry tickets & coach.
Highlights: Wieliczka salt mine is one of the oldest and
largest salt mines in Europe. It is included in UNESCO List of
World Cultural Heritage. Visitors will take a 3 km walk down to
the ground level located 136 m below the surface. The walk goes
through chambers and passage ways excavated in the 17th century.
On the way visitors see underground chambers and chapels hewn out
in the salt rocks, statues sculpted in salt, and saline lakes.
Note: temperature inside is +15oC (55 oF)
Admission: EUR 35.00/ person; duration: ca. 4.5h
- Auschwitz - Birkenau (September 16th)
Tour includes: English speaking guide assistance & local
guide, tickets for documentary movie & coach.
Highlights: The Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum
was established in 1947 by the Polish Government on the site of the
largest Nazi concentration camp, which was set up in 1940 for
prisoners from Poland. From 1941 on Nazis imprisoned there people
from all the countries occupied by the Third Reich. From 1942 it
also became one of the biggest extermination camps for the
European Jews. There is the exhibition entitled "Man Did This To
Man" in the huts once used to house inmates. In recognition of its
historical significance as a memorial to all who suffered and died
there, in the 1979 the site of the former concentration camp in
Auschwitz-Birkenau was entered on the UNESCO World Cultural
Admission: EUR 35.00 / person; duration: ca. 6h
- Zakopane full day tour (date TBD)
Tour includes: guide in English and tickets for cable car to
Gubalowka & transportation.
The only Alpine-like mountains in this part of Europe with the
highest point in Poland - the peak Rysy (2499m), with the alpine
climate and the landscape showing sharp peaks overgrown with
forests, broken up with by several broad valley and lakes. At the
base of the Tatras - Zakopane - the tourist centre of winter sport
and mountain tourism, a city showing many monuments of old wooden
architecture built in the special, local style.
Admission: EUR 55.00 / person; (lunch included) Duration: 8h
For reservations and further information, please contact Ms. Jadwiga
Rudzinska. Carlson Wagonlit Travel agency has some
flexibility in accommodating the time of the tours if suggested in
advance by participants.
For those who want to explore Krakow by
themselves, the Krakow Tourist Card may be of interest. It
is also a perfect tool for the accompanying person. The card can be bought
for two (45 PLN ~ 12 USD) or three days (65 PLN ~ 17 USD), includes free
city public transportation, and a score of interesting
museums and galleries (note, it does
not cover Wawel or Salt Mine Wieliczka) and
discounts. It can be bought at
If you need more information regarding all listed
please contact: Jadwiga Rudzinska