The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Krakow

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3 days/2 nights
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Words cannot describe the enormity or the horror that the Jewish population experienced in Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Visiting Auschwitz 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

Evening meal
Day 2 Visit to Auschwitz for guided tour

Evening meal

Day 3

Sightseeing around Rynek Glowny, Krakow's beautiful main square

Return flight to UK  

This price includes:

  • Return flights UK-Krakow including 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • ATOL protection on flights
  • Airport transfers by private coach to/from airport to hotel
  • Hotel Accommodation for 2 nights Half Board (triple or quad rooms for students, twin rooms for teachers)
  • Excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau by private coach including guided tour
  • Guided 4h walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed Final Itinerary Pack with relevant maps and visit confirmations
  • Travel and medical insurance including I.P.T. 
  • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates 
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators 
  • Access to the Vamoos App, to download all tour related travel documents
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
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“The workshop with the holocaust survivor, delivered the day after our visit to Auschwitz, was an incredibly moving, heart-wrenching and ultimately redemptive experience.”

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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...



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. Your guide will collect you from your hotel for your 4 hour guided walking tour.

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...

Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum

The exhibition 'Traces of Memory' is a photographic tribute to a vanished world, a powerful acknowledgement of Poland's Jewish heritage. The museum also focuses on Jewish life and culture, as well as the Holocaust.Groups can book educational workshops (2-4 hours) and the visit can be combined with the Jewish quarter walking tour. Workshops include: Introduction to the Holocaust, Polish Heroes, Mee...

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Wieliczka Salt Mine

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.

Wawel Royal Castle

Wawel Royal Castle

Beautifully sited on a hill overlooking the River Vistila, Wawel Castle was the capital, residence and burial place of Poland's medieval kings. A good attraction for history groups.

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 and games room in the basement!

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

Hotel Astoria

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 board basis.

Hotel Maksymilian

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 TV, telephone, WIFI access and safe.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning and you evening meals will be taken in the hotel restaurant.

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