The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow
Words cannot describe the enormity or the horror that the Jewish population experienced in Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Visiting Auschwitz on a school trip to Krakow is an experience which your students are unlikely to forget, but it's also essential to understanding 20th century history and the darker side of human nature. Complement your visit to the concentration camp with Schindler's Factory Museum for "Life in Krakow under Nazi Occupation" and a visit to the Galicia Museum to meet with a "Righteous Amongst the Nations".
Study Themes: OCR A - Germany 1919-1945
AQA B - Hitler's Foreign Policy and the Origins of WWII
• The Development of Nazi Racial Policy
• Life Under the Nazi Regime - Repression, Prejudice & Persecution
• Life in the Krakow Ghetto
• The Concentration Camp System
• Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations
• Auschwitz-Birkenau – Factory of Death
|Day 1||Flight to Krakow||
Guided walking tour of Jewish Quarter
Visit Schindler's Factory Museum
|Day 2||Visit to Auschwitz for guided tour||
Sightseeing around Rynek Glowny, Krakow's beautiful main square
|Return flight to UK|
This price includes:
- 2 nights' half board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
- ATOL protected return flights to the UK
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- Airport transfers to/from airport to hotel
- Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau by coach
- Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack
- Itinerary planning service
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
The mass atrocities of the Holocaust are an extremely painful part of Europe’s history and a horrifying example of the tragedy caused by an attempted religious genocide. The calculated and organised policy of persecution and murder adopted by the Nazis is almost incomprehensible these days, certainly when it is reduced to some written facts in text books. That’s why we offer tours for...
The medieval Jewish quarter of Kraków became the city's ghetto between 1939 and 1941, and a film set during the shooting of Spielberg's Schindler's List. Today, it's a monument to a vanished community. Groups receive a guided walking tour of the area which may include visits to the Schindlers Factory Museum and the Galicia Museum if required.
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 ...
The exhibition 'Traces of Memory' is a photographic tribute to a vanished world and a powerful acknowledgement of Poland's Jewish heritage. Groups can book educational workshops and the visit can be combined with the Jewish quarter walking tour. Workshops include: Introduction to the Holocaust, Polish Heroes, Meetings with recipients of the Righteous Among the Nations Award - an ...
This deposit of rock salt has been mined since 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300km of galleries with works of art, altars and statues sculpted in the salt, making a fascinating pilgrimage into the past of a major industrial undertaking. After sightseeing, tourists can rest in the chamber complex 125 meters underground where you can find souvenir shops and a restaurant.
The 3* Maksymilian hotel is housed in a completely renovated 19th century building and is just a 5 minute walk from the Market Square.
Students are generally accommodated in triple or quad rooms and staff in twins, all rooms are ensuite and have a TV, telephone, WiFi and safe.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning and evening meals will be taken in the hotel restaurant.
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 a TV, radio and 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 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 and games room in the basement.
Other amenities include a pool table, bar, a restaurant and meeting rooms.
The 3* Hotel Astoria is very well located in the Kazimierz District.
The hotel offers a total of 33 clean and comfortable guest rooms. All rooms are ensuite and have air conditioning, television and internet access.
A buffet breakfast is provided every morning and the onsite restaurant offers dinner to groups booked on a half or full board basis.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Excellent communication. Staff commented on the service of tour guides in Poland - excellent! Very, very helpful and couldn't do enough to assist!
A school visit to Krakow is a very interesting and moving experience. Our students found the salt mines added a light alternative to the 'heavier' subject matter of Schindler's Factory and Auschwitz, balancing the trip well. Food is very reasonable and there is a very nice cafe across the road from the salt mines. A packed lunch for Auschwitz, due to the amount of time needed there, is a must. There is a lot of walking, so students need good footwear and warm/waterproof outerwear - we were very glad of both. Krakow itself is a lovely place for students to have free time and relax - with a walk around the grounds of Wawal Castle, visit to Rynek Gowney museum, a wonderful chocolate shop and plentiful souvenirs.
The workshop with the holocaust survivor, delivered the day after our visit to Auschwitz, was an incredibly moving, heart-wrenching and ultimately redemptive experience.
Krakow is an excellent centre for developing an awareness of the Holocaust. Schindler's factory is well worth a visit and sites are easily walkable, depending on where you stay.