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The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin & Krakow

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A history school trip to Berlin and Krakow will help to deepen your students’ understanding of the rise of the Nazis, before discovering the devastating scale of the Holocaust at Auschwitz.

Combining Berlin and Krakow will allow your students to fully comprehend how far-reaching the devastation caused by the Nazis really was. In Berlin, your students will learn more about the context in which the Nazi Party and Hitler came to power, and how their hateful rhetoric was spread.

In Krakow, you will, of course, visit Auschwitz. This will be a harrowing visit for your students, as the realities of the Holocaust dawn on them. Piles of the victims’ belongings will remind them that these were real people murdered purely because hate and prejudice was allowed to win.

Suggested Itinerary (6 days, 5 nights)

Day 1/6

Morning

Morning

Flight to Berlin

Afternoon

Afternoon

Transfer by S-bahn to accommodation

Evening

Evening

Evening meal and visit Bundestag Dome

Day 2/6

Morning

Morning

Jewish Museum

Afternoon

Afternoon

Topographie of Terror and Checkpoint Charlie

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 3/6

Morning

Morning

Story of Berlin and WW2 Memorial Church

Afternoon

Afternoon

Holocaust Memorial

Evening

Evening

Overnight train to Krakow

Day 4/6

Morning

Morning

Walking tour

Afternoon

Afternoon

Schindlers Factory Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 5/6

Morning

Morning

Auschwitz

Afternoon

Afternoon

Sightseeing Rynek Glowny

Evening

Evening

Evening meal

Day 6/6

Morning

Morning

Transfer to airport

Afternoon

Afternoon

Return flight to UK

Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon3-day U-Bahn and S-Bahn pass in Berlin
  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick icon4-berth couchettes on train transfer
  • tick iconAccess to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • tick iconAirport tax and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconAirport transfers in resort
  • tick iconCoach excursion to Auschwitz including entry and guide
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance including I.P.T.
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconOvernight train transfer between Berlin and Krakow
  • tick iconReturn flights from UK
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Educational activities and visits

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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

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

Guided Tour of the Jewish Quarter

Guided Tour of the Jewish Quarter

A guided tour of the Jewish Quarter takes in a visit to a Synagogue, the oldest Jewish cemetery, as well… Read More

Haus der Wannsee Konferenz

Haus der Wannsee Konferenz

On January 20th, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Reich Security, chaired a meeting of high-ranking civil servants and SS-officers… Read More

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin

Daniel Libeskind's steel lightening bolt of a building is as much a part of this groundbreaking new museum as the… Read More

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Opened in May 2005, this controversial and long-awaited monument includes an underground exhibition on the Holocaust.The Memorial to the Murdered… Read More

Topographie of Terror

Topographie of Terror

Built on the site of the former headquarters of the Reich Security Head Office - the organisation which embraced both… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

One of the principal buildings of the nineteenth-century Berlin, the cathedral was completed at the turn of the century and… Read More

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

Visible from almost any point in the city, the television tower was a flagship of east German architecture. From its… Read More

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

In the years since German reunification Potsdamer Platz has made a transformation from a swathe of no man's land abutting… Read More

Accommodation

a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Aletto Kudamm
Hotel Batory Guest Rooms
Hotel Wilga
a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof

This modern hostel is well located on a quiet street near the main train station in central Berlin.Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have modern furnishings/ TV.Hostel facilities include a roof-top bar, games room and multiple conference rooms.

Aletto Kudamm

Newly opened in April 2012, the Aletto Kudamm offers 3* comfort and is only a few minutes walk away from the Zoological Garden, Kurfuerstendamm, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the famous KaDeWe.Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. Rooms are equipped with individually adjustable air-conditioning, Flatscreen TV with satellite television and radio stations, WiFi Internet access, shower-bath with WC, hairdryer and under-floor heating. Other facilities include a pool table, table football and other games. Weather permitting, there is a basketball court, 5-a-side football pitch, table tennis tables and boules area. The combination of a modern design, high quality facilities and excellent location make this an ideal hostel for school 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 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.

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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