A religious studies school trip to Krakow will give your students the opportunity to learn more about the Jewish community in Poland before and during the Nazi occupation!
Your students will learn of the atrocities committed against the city’s Jewish population during the early 20th century and how a once thriving community was almost completely destroyed when hate was allowed to take over.
On your religious studies school trip to Krakow, you’ll be able to take your students to Auschwitz. Although this will be a difficult visit for them, it will help them to understand just how dangerous intolerance and prejudice can be. And, of course, this destination offers the perfect opportunity for a cross-curricular school trip in conjunction with the history department, to give more students the opportunity to learn more about the realities of the Holocaust.
Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)
Flight from UK
On arrival, transfer to hotel
Guided 4-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
Guided full-day visit of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Continue full-day visit of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Sightseeing around Main Square
Visit to Schindler's Factory Museum
Transfer to airport
Return flight to UK
- 2 nights' half board accommodation
- Airport taxes and passenger duty at current rates
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Coach transfers in resort
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau by coach
- Guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter
- Itinerary planning service
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Influences of religion on society
- Similarities and differences between religions
- Multicultural societies
- Ethics and religion
- Religious discrimination
- The Holocaust
- Persecution of religious communities
- Influences of religion on society
- Key beliefs and practices of Catholic Christianity
- Key beliefs and practices of Judaism
- Freedom of religious expression
- Religion, peace and conflict
- Social justice and human rights
- The Holocaust
Educational activities and visits
Auschwitz Concentration Camp
At this site, chosen by the SS for no other reason than its convenient location at a railway junction, some… Read More
Galicia Jewish Museum
The exhibition 'Traces of Memory' is a photographic tribute to a vanished world, a powerful acknowledgement of Poland's Jewish heritage… Read More
Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)
The medieval Jewish quarter of Kraków became the city's ghetto between 1939 and 1941, and a film set during the… Read More
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… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
The Main Square (Rynek Glówny)
The Main Square (Rynek Glówny) is the natural centre of Krakow. The centrally located Cloth Hall (Sukiennice) has, despite the… Read More
Wawel Royal Castle
Beautifully situated on a hill overlooking the River Vistila, Wawel Castle was the capital residence and burial place of Poland's… Read More
Wieliczka Salt Mine
This deposit of rock salt has been mined since 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300km of galleries… Read More
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.
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 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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