Optional Tours

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Bóbrka – World’s First Oil Drill
Museum of Oil and Gas Industry

The southeastern Poland is the cradle of the petroleum industry where the world’s first modern oil wells and first oil refineries were built by Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1854. He was also the inventor of the first oil lamp. During 1854-1880 sixty oil wells were manually drilled here, some of them going down to the depth of 150 meters. Two of those – Franek and Janina, created in 1860, are still in operation today.

Museum in Bóbrka was established at the location of the world’s first oil drill. The Museum of Oil and Gas Industry, founded in 1961, was opened for the public in 1972. It is the only museum functioning in an area of an operating oil excavation plant. It documents development of oil industry and Polish accomplishments in this sector. Today we can still see an obelisk set up by Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1872 to commemorate this event.

Tour Program: Transfer from Rzeszów
Museum of Oil and Gas Industry (Bóbrka) – sightseeing
Dinner – barbeque buffet
Transfer to Rzeszow
Date: September 6, 2018 (Thurdsday)
Tour time: 14.00 – 20.00
Price: Included in the Registration Fee

Kraków City

Krakow’s Old Town, along with Wawel Castle and the city’s Kazimierz district were placed on the First World Heritage List, created by UNESCO in 1978.
During the tour you would see Barbican and defensive walls with Florian’s Gate, the Main Market Square with Sukiennice Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Church and Town Hall Tower.

The underground square central museum of Krakow is situated below the market square of the city and has an area of over 6000 square metres.

Tour Program: Transfer to Krakow after lunch (about 14:00 hrs)
Underground permanent exhibition
St. Florian’s Gate
The Main Square
St. Mary’s Basilica
Wawel Hill and the Royal Cathedral
Transfer to RzeszowNote: You can stay in Krakow for the weekend and take advantage of the large number of flights from the Krakow-Balice airport in the return route!
Date: September 7, 2018 (Friday)
Tour time: 14.30 – 22.00
Price: 60 euro per person (with ticket to Underground ) – min. 10 person

Bieszczady National Park

Bieszczady National Park protects the highest areas in the Polish part of the Eastern Carpathians. These comprise two montane ecosystems – subalpine forests and grasslands.

This is the wildest part of Poland, the most beautiful part of the mountain range is protected by the Bieszczady National Park and belongs to the Eastern Carpathian UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Besides mountains, other tourist attractions are Solina artificial lake.

Skansen in Sanok – Open-Air Village Museum – the biggest heritage park in Poland presenting the largest number of historical buildings and folk architecture of the different ethnic groups.

Tour Program: Transfer from Rzeszow 8.30 – 9.00 am
Sanok – visit Museum with guide
Solina village, boat trip through Solina Lake
Free time for dinner, souvenirs etc.
Transfer back to Rzeszow 7.00 – 8.00 pm
Date: September 4 or 5, 2018 (Tuesday or Wednesday)
Tour time: Full day
Price: 65 euro per person – min 10 person (with all tickets)

Łańcut Castel

The Castel in Lancut – one of the most beautiful aristocratic residence in Poland and to the stables with a very big collection of horse carriages. Founded in the mid-XIV centuary, later the town became renowned as a residence of its consecutive owners – families of Pilecki, Stadnicki, Lubomirski and Potocki.

Today in Lancut you can admire the castle and park complex, also comprising 18 other buildings, such as stables, carriage house, outbuilding, orangery (currently winter garden). Featuring the large 33 hectare landscape park, the establishment ranks among the most impressive former aristocratic residences in Poland. Every year the castle hosts Lancut Music Festival, an event known not only in Poland but also across the world.

Tour Program: Transfer to Lancut (17 km)
Castle Museum
Castle park
Horse Stables and Coach House
Back to the hotel
Date: September 3 or 4 or 5, 2018 (Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday)
Tour time: 4 – 5 hours
Price: 40 euro per person – min. 10 person

Rzeszów City

Rzeszów – the largest city of south-eastern Poland, the capital of Podkarpackie Province and the centre of the Rzeszow Metropolitan Area.

The seat of local government and province authorities, governmental and judicial institutions. It constitutes the economic, academic, cultural and recreational centre of south-eastern Poland. It serves as an important centre for aerospace, IT, chemical, commercial, construction and service industries.

Tour Program: The Market Square
City Hall
Underground Tourist Route “Rzeszow Cellars”
The Fara Church
3 Maja Street
The Piarist Monastery
The Lubomirski Summer Palace
The Lubomirski Castle
Date: September 3 or 4 or 5 or 6, 2018 (Monday or Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday)
Tour time: 2 hours 30 min
Price: 25 euro per person