The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow & Warsaw

Taking a trip to Warsaw is ideal for students of history, and WW2 in particular. Included in the tour will be visits to the former ghetto areas of Warsaw and the scenes of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. From Warsaw, we transfer by train to Krakow for a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter and a visit to Schindler's Factory Museum for the exhibition "Life under Nazi Occupation 1939-45. This sets up the following day's guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp - a visit that your students will never forget.

Study themes:
Aktion Reinhard: extermination camps, life in occupied Europe, life in the Warsaw Ghetto, life under the Nazi regime – repression, prejudice and persecution, the concentration camp system, the development of Nazi racial policy, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising

Specifications & Topics Supported
KS3: Twentieth Century World
GCSE: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: International Relations 1900 –1991
AS / A2: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring: International Relations, Berlin 1879 –1900

Day 1 Fly to Warsaw Visit the Old Town and Market Square Evening meal
Day 2 Warsaw Ghetto, Monument to the Jewish Ghetto Uprising, Warsaw Rising Museum Evening meal
Day 3 Train to Krakow Jewish Quarter walking tour, Schindler's Factory Museum Evening meal
Day 4 Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau Evening meal
Day 5 Sightseeing around Rynek Glowny Return flight to UK  



This price includes:

  • Return flights 
  • Airport transfers to & from hotel accommodation
  • 4 nights' half-board hotel accommodation
  • Train transfer Warsaw-Krakow
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz by coach
  • Guided walking tour of Warsaw
  • Guided walking tour of Krakow
  • Experienced Itinerary Manager
  • Travel & medical insurance
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow & Warsaw

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“Excellent (albeit unusual) school trip destination - Warsaw Uprising Museum and ghetto walk are incredible. Our Year 9 History students and History teachers, in fact, were amazed as it is a part of the war so little taught in British schools.”

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Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

The Nazi Regime, Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Second World War are common topics within the secondary school history curriculum so a trip to Auschwitz is very relevant for British students. Emotional, powerful and thought-provoking, a trip to Auschwitz brings to life the true horror of the events of the Second World War. Students will have undoubtedly read the statistics in thei...

Schindler's Factory

Schindler's Factory

Kraków under Nazi Occupation 1939–1945 is on display at the former administrative building of Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory at 4 Lipowa Street. The facility has recently been transformed into a new branch of the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. The exhibition is primarily a story about Kraków and its inhabitants, both Polish and Jewish, during World War Two. It is also a story about Naz...

Guided Tour of the Jewish Quarter

Guided Tour of the Jewish Quarter

A guided tour of the Jewish Quarter takes in a visit to a Synagogue, the oldest Jewish cemetery, as well as the Jewish ghetto. Can also do general tours of Krakow

Warsaw Uprising Museum

Warsaw Uprising Museum

The Museum is the center of knowledge on the Warsaw Uprising. It was conceived in order to materialize the atmosphere of Uprising days and everyday life of civilians. There are lots of interesting exhibitions (photographs, documents, newspapers, uniforms and weapons) for visitors to enjoy on all that relates to the Warsaw Uprising.

Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto

Monument to the Heroes of the Ghetto

The monument was unveiled in the ruins of the Ghetto on April 19th, 1948, the day of the fifth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. On the west side, there is a sculpture called ”the Struggle”, symbolizing fighting Ghetto Uprisers. A bas-relief, “the Road towards Extermination”, is situated on the east. Nearby there is a plaque of stone with the inscription in Hebrew, Polish and English read...

Fragments of the Ghetto Wall

Fragments of the Ghetto Wall

Between the houses at No.55 Sienna Street and at No.62 Złota Street, there are still fragments of the Ghetto Wall. It was between November 15th, 1940, and November 20th, 1941 that this wall constituted the border of the Jewish Ghetto. The Wall was 3 metres high and covered in barbed wires. Another fragment of the Wall remains in Waliców Street.

Start Hotel Felix

Located just north of the city centre of Warsaw sits the Hotel Felix. Part of the Start hotel chain the Hotel Felix has 227 single and double rooms with good facilities and comfortable furniture. In traditional East European style, the hotel offers good value for money with a reasonable level of comfort for 533 people over 10 floors. All rooms have separate bathrooms with functional equipment and a comfortable shower cabin. Students are normally accommodated in triple rooms, with staff in twin or single rooms. In the rooms there are satellite TVs, telephones and radios. The Hotel Felix is accommodated with a coffee bar, restaurant, bar games, a fitness club, newspaper kiosk and a 24 hour reception. The Hotel Felix has been modernised to a comfortable standard and offers good value for money.

Hit Hotel

2 star comfortable hotel with 54 rooms. Disabled access and wi-fi. All rooms are ensuite and have TV. Situated in the heart of Warsaw, close to the National Stadium, Royal Castle and Railway station.

Hotel Batory Guest Rooms

The Batory Guest Rooms are situated in the centre of Krakow, just a short walk from the city’s historical Old Town.

The guest rooms offer 45 beds in total; students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with staff in twins. All guest rooms are en-suite and have TV, radio and a telephone.

You can start your day with a great breakfast, served in the Hotel Batory next door. Traditional Polish cuisine will be served in the restaurant in the evenings.

Hotel Wilga

Hotel Wilga is a modern 3* hotel located close to the banks of the river Vistula, within walking distance of the Kazimierz district and Wawel Castle.

The hotel offers 36 modern and comfortable rooms, all with en-suite facilities, TV and radio. The hotel also boasts its own bowling alley!

Other amenities include pool table, bar, a restaurant and meeting rooms. All this makes Wilga a popular choice for school groups!

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