2012 ACM ICPC World Finals in Warsaw 14-18.05.2012 Mazurkas Travel Poland 1

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2012 ACM ICPC World Finals in Warsaw 14-18.05.2012 Mazurkas Travel Poland 1 Slide 2 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji 2 TRICITY TOUR 3 DAYS 12-14 May 2012 and 18-20 May 2012 1st DAY Pick up: 7:45 a.m Radisson Blue Sobieski Hotel 8:00 a.m Marriott Warsaw Hotel We start the tour from the Upland Gate - a fragment of the city's fortifications and one of its main gates. Just behind it, we pass by a baked-brick construction consisting of the Prison Tower and the Torture House - relics of the Gothic defense walls from the 15th century. The Golden Gate, situated next to the Prison Tower, opens onto the Long Market - a magnificent street, with Patrician mansions decorated with late Renaissance and Baroque facades a real feast for the eyes!!! It is here that the richest burghers of Gdansk used to live. Next, we can see the Main Town Hall, with a life-sized figure of king Sigismund Augustus on the top. Beyond the Main Town Hall, we admire the Artus Court - a building used for Hanseatic League meetings, the most beautiful court in all the Hanseatic cities. Just behind it there rises the tower of St. Mary's Basilica, a part of the most precious and largest red-brick Gothic church. On our way back we pass by Mariacka Street, with its gabled terraced houses and elegant boutiques, leading to the Long Wharf on the Motlawa River. At the river's edge there stands the characteristic Gdansk Crane. n the end the impressive Monument to Murdered Shipyard Workers gives the visitor a pause for thought about all that has happened since the 1970s when the citys Lenin Shipyard saw the birth of the Solidarity Trade Union, which made Lech Walesa a household name and began the process of transformation across the entire region. Slide 3 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji 3 TRICITY TOUR 3 DAYS 2 nd DAY In the morning: Sightseeing of Gdask and Sopot lunch at the local restaurant In the afternoon: Sightseeing of Gdynia dinner overnight Gdansk Bay, Baltic Sea. Gdansk, as fascinating and special city, was once known as Danzig - name etched deep in European history. It is a major harbor, first German, then Hanseatic, Polish, Prussian, Free City and finally Polish again. Desired by Tricity is an urban area consisting of three Polish cities: Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. They are situated adjacent to one other, in a row, on the coast of themany, the city was often fought over. Indeed, it was the nearby Westerplatte that the first shots of historys greatest war were fired in 1939. Later in the late 1970s the citys Lenin Shipyard saw the birth of the Solidarity Trade Union, which made Lech Walesa a household name and began the process of transformation across the entire region. Gdansk is just the largest component of the Tri-City of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. North-south development along the coast left beautiful and unspoiled woods and forests on hills just inland, and allows the visitor to travel smoothly from place to place. Required stops for all include Gdynia, the lively naval, fishing and commercial port with its historical ships, beaches and the Oceanographic Museum; Sopot, an elegant beach resort of villas and hotels famous for its musical and cultural festivals. Slide 4 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji TRICITY TOUR 3 DAYS 3rd DAY In the morning: Early breakfast Visit to Malbork lunch en route or lunch-boxes in the coach Return to Warsaw around 4 p.m. (Marriott Hotel, Jan III Sobieski Hotel) Malbork - the famous fortress of the Teutonic Knights. The magnificent Castle is located on the bank of the Nogat River. Protected with draw bridges, moats and mounds, the complex consists of 3 parts: the Lower, Middle and Upper Castles. Note the remarkable and original palm vaulting in the Knights Hall. Malbork Castle is a famous fortress of the Teutonic Knight Order and in 1997 was inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage. This 13th-century fortified monastery belonging to the Teutonic Order was substantially enlarged and embellished after 1309, when the seat of the Grand Master moved here from Venice. A particularly fine example of a medieval brick castle, it later fell into decay, but was meticulously restored in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Duration: 3 day tour Price 1850 PLN in dbl room (approx. 430, 580 $) in dbl room sgl suppl 175PLN (approx. 40, 55 $) The price includes: deluxe minibus/coach transportation English speaking tour leader assistance 2 nights at min 3* hotel, entrance fees, local guides assistance, lunches and dinners as specified. Tour will be organized at min. 15 pax. Slide 5 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji. CRACOW ZAKOPANE 3 DAYS CRACOW 3 DAYS TOUR 1st DAY 12-14 May 2012 Pick up: 7:45 a.m Radisson Blue Sobieski 8:00 a.m Marriott Warsaw Hotel 18-20 May 2012 8:45 a.m Radisson Blue Sobieski 9:00 a.m Marriott Warsaw Hotel Coach journey from Warsaw to Cracow lunch at the local restaurant En route stop in Auschwitz In the afternoon: En route stop in Wadowice Evening arrival in Cracow, dinner in local restaurant Overnight AUSCHWITZ the largest of the Nazi concentration camps during World War II. It has been the largest death factory in the history of humanity and a silent witness to human tragedy. Auschwitz consisted of several units, including the largest one in Brzezinka (Birkenau). Out of the millions of people brought there between 1940-1944, at the time of liberation of the Camp only 60 to 70 thousand utterly emaciated victims were alive. WADOWICE En route stop in Wadowice, a birthplace of Pope John Paul II. Visit the house where Pope was born and the church where he was attending as a child. Continue for Cracow. Evening arrival in Cracow Slide 6 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji CRACOW & ZAKOPANE 3 DAYS 2nd DAY 3 hours city tour of Cracow lunch at the local restaurant Afternoon sightseeing of the Kazimierz District with dinner in Jewish restaurant overnight In the morning three hours city tour of Cracow including not-missed important places and monuments in the town: Old Town Market Square, one of the biggest squares in Europe with St. Mary's Church famous of Gothic wooden altar designed by Witt Stwosz, the Town Hall Tower, the Renaissance Cloth Hall (Sukiennice), the Collegium Maius the oldest part of the Jagiellonian University with the charming Gothic courtyard. Wawel Hill with the royal castle - former residence of Kings and Princes of Poland and the Wawel Cathedral used to be the site of royal ceremonies and resting place of Kings of Poland. The Renaissance Sigismond Chapel, roofed with pure gold, is an absolutely unique architectural monument. Afternoon Kazimierz District tour In the past, Kazimierz was a distinct town with its own Market Square and Town Hall, as well as thriving culture, which blossomed in the 16th century.Enjoy a Jewish style inner Accompanied traditional Jewish music in the restaurant in the old district of by Kazimierz. Slide 7 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji CRACOW & ZAKOPANE 3 DAYS 3 rd DAY In the morning: Visit to Wieliczka Return trip to Warsaw Lunch-boxes in the coach Return to Warsaw around 4 p.m. WIELICZKA SALT MINE the oldest salt mine in Europe, an impressive underground world of salt lakes, chambers, galleries and the unique Salt Works Museum created by many generations of Polish miners. The underground tourist route passes through galleries and chambers on three levels, with 17th and 19th century chapels and unique natural caves. Duration: 3 days tour Price 1850 PLN in dbl room (approx. 430, 580 $ ) in dbl room sgl suppl 175 PLN ( approx. 40, 55 $) The price includes: Warsaw Cracow - Warsaw, deluxe minibus/coach transportation, English speaking tour leader assistance, 2 nights at the min. 3* hotel, entrance fees, local guides assistance, lunches and dinners as specified Tour will be organized at min. 15 pax. Slide 8 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji BIAOWIEA & GRABARKA FULL DAY 13 May 2012 Biaowiea one of the UNESCO sites in Poland, one of the oldest national parks in Europe, and one of the largest regions of original forest in Central Europe, also the last national forest with fragments of primordial wood. The Biaowiea National Park is also home to and impressive variety of animals, including the uncontested king of the region the European Bison. Continue for Grabarka to visit the unique Orthodoxy pilgrimage place famous for its Numerous wooden crosses, the oldest dating back on the early 18thcentury.Thousands of characteristic Orthodox crucifies clusters together in all shapes and sizes are an extraordinarily powerful sight. The price includes: entrance fees, transportation, lunch and English guide assistance. Duration: full day ( 7:00 a.m. 10 p.m.) Pick up: 7:00 a.m. Radisson Blue Hotel 7:15 a.m. Marriott Warsaw Hotel Price 390 PLN (approx.90, 125 $) Tour will be organized at min. 15 pax. Slide 9 Mazurkas Travel Biuro Kongresw i Konferencji TORU FULL DAY 18 May 2012 One of the most maginificent historic cities in Poland and the birthplace of Copernicus, a great Polish astronomer. Its Old Townhas been included in the UNESCO lists thaks to the most impressive 13th century Town Hall, superb churches and street uncovering Torus past glory. The Market Square with the town Hall and beautiful mansions (The Under the Star house-gem of Toru baroque), Raftsman's Inn, The statue of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Statue of Raftsman Nicolaus Copernicus House-not only magnificent astronomer but also splendid economist, clergyman and doctor Medieval city walls, gates, towers (famous the Leaning Tower), granaries Medieval churches St. Mary Church and Toru Cathedral (the place where N. Copernicus was babtisted) entrance to the one of them. The price includes: entrance fees, transportation, lunch and English guide assistance. Duration: full day ( 7:00 a.m. 10 p.m.) Pick up: 7:00 a.m. Radisson Blue Hotel 7:15 a.m. Marriott Warsaw Hotel Price 390 PLN (approx.90, 125 $) To