School Religious Studies 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 Krakow is an experience which your students are unlikely to forget. They will gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust, its cost in human life and it’s impact on generations that followed, not only in the Jewish faith, but both on wider society and modern day life.

Study themes: Religion and Prejudice, Religion, War and Peace, Places of Worship

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Flight to Krakow, transfer to hotel

Guided tour of the Jewish quarter and synagogue

Evening meal
Day 2 Guided tour of Auschwitz

Visit St Mary's Basilica and Rynek Glowny

Evening meal
Day 3

Visit Schindler's Factory Museum and Galicia Jewish Museum

Evening meal
Day 4 Transfer to airport Flight to UK  

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
  • Transfers to/from airport to hotel 
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz by coach
  • Guided walking tour of 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
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1

Flight from UK, on arrival transfer to hotel

Guided 4 hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter 

Evening meal

Day 2 Guided excursion to Auschwitz-Birkeanu

Evening meal and sightseeing around Main Square

Day 3 Visit to Schindler's Factory Museum Transfer to airport 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
  • Coach transfers to/from Krakow airport
  • Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau by coach
  • Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
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.”

Central College Nottingham - City Centre - Maid Marian Way
Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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...

Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)

Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)

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.

Galicia Jewish Museum

Galicia Jewish Museum

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 ...

St Mary's Basilica

St Mary's Basilica

The lop-sided glory of St. Mary's is one of the most photographed sites in all Krakow. According to legend, two brothers built the towers, and one brother deliberately built higher in a bid for greater glory. When the tricked sibling returned to town and discovered the betrayal, he did away with his brother in a fit of rage (the grisly knife still hangs in the Cloth Hall).

The Main Square (Rynek Główny)

The Main Square (Rynek Główny)

The Main Square (Rynek Główny) is the natural centre of Krakow. The centrally located Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) has, despite the odds, survived to this day and is testament to Krakow's fascinating history. Other buildings in the heart of the square include the diminutive Church of St Adalbert, a site of important archaeological discoveries and the solitary tower - a remnant of the Town Ha...

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 a TV, telephone, WiFi and safe.

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

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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.

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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.

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Hotel Alexander II

The Alexander II Hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Krakow, close to the Main Square, the Planty and the railway station. Its attractive location in the very centre of Krakow makes it a convenient starting point for a sightseeing tour of Krakow Old Town and a great place to rest and relax.

The hotel offers 30 comfortably furnished single, double and triple rooms. In-room facilities include an en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, TV, telephone and Internet access.

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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 or full board basis.

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