Meeting Field Trips

A wide range of field excursions are offered to the registered participants who make also a pre-payment, with 8 pre-meeting (A) and 9 post-meeting excursions (B). The trips require a minimum of 8–25 participants and can accommodate up to a maximum of 15–49 participants.
Except for field excursions A3, A8, B3 and B4, all the other excursions will start and end in Kraków.

The A3 field trip will start in Szczecin (NW Poland, western Pomerania) and end in Gdańsk (N Poland, central Pomerania). The city of Szczecin has a broad international connection via planes, trains, buses and motorway E28 (from Germany). If traveling by train, please check connections of the Polish State Railways(PKP) or German Railways (DB). The Szczecin airport, located about 50 km from the city centre, is hosting Ryanair, Norwegian, WizzAir and LOT. 
For additional tourist information, see www.szczecin.eu . The travel from Gdańsk to Kraków after trip A3 can be by bus/car via motorways A1 and A4, as well as by train or airplane. For detailsm, see railways PKP connections (as above), Gdańsk airport website or ask field-trip leaders.

The A8 field trip will start in Brno (SE Czech Republic, Moravia) and end in Kraków. The city of Brno can be easily accessed by car or bus from Bratislava (Slovakia), Vienna (Austria) or Prague by motorway E65. To get to Brno by train, please see the Czech Railways (ČD) webpage. The Brno airport is hosting Ryanair, WizzAir, UTair Aviation, BulgariaAir and other airlines (www.brno-airport.cz).

The B3 field trip will start in Kraków and end in Wrocław (SW Poland, Lower Silesia). The city of Wrocław has a direct connection with Kraków and all other main cities in Poland and the neighbours countries via motorways E40 (Germany) and E67 (Czech Republic). Many trains to Kraków are available (see www.rozklad-pkp.pl) and the Wrocław Airport is hosting LOT, Lufthansa, Ryanair, WizzAir, EnterAir and other airlines (seeairport.wroclaw.pl).

The B4 field trip will start in Kraków and end in Bratislava (SW Slovakia). Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is easily accessible by car via motorways E75, E58 or E65 from the neighbouring countries. For Slovak railway connections, see www.slovakrail.sk and for the Bratislava airport (Ryanair, Czech Airlines and other airlines) see www.bts.aero.

The participants of excursions A3, A8, B3 and B4 are expected to arrange themselves all inter-city travel beyond the excursion route.
Please note that some of the field excursions include travel to countries other than Poland, such as Slovakia or the Czech Republic. All these countries belong to the Schengen Convention, and thus no other permits than for entering Poland will be required. Nevertheless, participants from outside Europe should check if in their case there is any special visa requirement for these countries.

Important notes regarding field trips:

  • The capacity of field trips is limited and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. Registrations must be accompanied by full payment. (A waiting list will possibly be made, and the organizers will inform you if space becomes available.)
  • Trips may be cancelled if under-subscribed. Before purchasing non-refundable travel tickets, please ask the organizers for confirmation that the trip will actually take place.
  • In some of the hotels used for excursions, single-bed rooms may be few or unavailable. Please specify your preference in the registration form, as shared double- or triple-bed rooms are always much less expensive.
  • Several weeks prior to the excursion, you will receive information with details of the meeting points, transportation during the trip, phone number and email address of excursion leaders.
  • Proper clothing and usual accessories are needed for the excursions, many held in mountainous areas (i.e., mountain boots, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, rucksack, insect repellent).
  • Trips will be held in various areas, from the seashore to the mountains, and the participantsare advised to check the local weather forecasts (e.g., http://www.meteo.pl/index_en.php).
  • Neither the organizers nor the field excursion leaders can offer insurance covering illness or injury for individuals.

Pre-meeting field trips

Post-meeting field trips