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)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Flight from UK

On arrival, transfer to hotel

Guided 4-hour walking tour of the Jewish Quarter

Evening meal


Guided full-day visit of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Continue full-day visit of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Evening meal

Sightseeing around Main Square


Visit to Schindler's Factory Museum

Transfer to airport

Return flight to UK

3 days, 2 nights Price from £549 pp
  • 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


Educational Activities


Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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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

Galicia Jewish Museum

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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)

Kazimierz (Jewish Quarter)

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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

St Mary's Basilica

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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

The Main Square (Rynek Glówny)

The Main Square (Rynek Glówny)

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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

Wawel Royal Castle

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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

Wieliczka Salt Mine

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This deposit of rock salt has been mined since 13th century. Spread over nine levels, it has 300km of galleries… Read More

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