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 both on wider society and modern day life.

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

Day 1 Flight to Krakow, transfer to hotel

Guided tour of the Jewish quarter

and the synagogue

Evening meal
Day 2 Guided tour to Auschwitz

St Mary's Basilica and Rynek Glowny

Evening meal
Day 3

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
  • Return flights including tax
  • Airport transfers in Poland
  • Half-day excursion to Auschwitz
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

Day 1

Flight from UK and

transfer to hotel

Guided 4 hour walking

tour of the Jewish Quart



Day 2 Guided excursion to Auschwitz-Birkeanu

Evening meal and sightseeing

around Main Square

Day 3 Schindler's Factory Museum Transfer to airport Return flight to UK

This price includes:

  • Return flights from UK
  • Coach transfers to/from Krakow airport
  • 2 nights half board hotel accommodation
  • Guided tour of Auscwitz-Birkenau by coach
  • Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Experienced itienrary Manager
  • VAT
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 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 students of...



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.

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. 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. This is an incredible opp...

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 survived to this day. 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 Hall demolished in the 19th century. In the north-eastern corner of the sq...

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 Alexander II

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 (in each room), hairdryer, TV, telephone and Internet access.

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.

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.

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