History in Auschwitz and Krakow

from £325pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools


"For the dead and the living, we must bear witness."  Elie Wiesel.  September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016

There is no better destination for studying the Holocaust than Krakow.

Visits to the deeply affecting Holocaust memorials (including the most poignant of all, the Auschwitz concentration camp), sensitively restored synagogues, as well as meeting Holocaust survivors, are essential to understanding 20th century history.

The story of the persecution of the Jews of Europe in the 1930s through to the tragic events of the Holocaust is brought vividly to life during this tour. A truly unforgettable experience.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Krakow and transfer to the accommodation. 

    In the afternoon, take part in a guided walking tour of Kazimierz (the Jewish district) and Podgorze (Wartime ghetto).

  2. Day 2

    Excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp in the world.  Your visit will include a guided tour of both Auschwitz and Birkenau. 

    Once back in Krakow, head into Krakow Old Town for some souvenir shopping and sightseeing.

    See the city from a new perspective at the top of Wawel Hill, with a visit to Wawel Castle.  

  3. Day 3

    Take a guided tour of the Galicia Jewish Museum - the exhibition pieces together a picture of Jewish culture in Poland, and explores the ways in which the tragic events of the Holocaust are remembered.

    After your tour you'll have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A Session with a Holocaust Survivor. 

    In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Schindler's Factory. 

    Evening flight back to the UK. 

  4. Optional Day 4

    Add on an extra day to your trip to include the stunning Wieliczka Salt Mine!

School Trip Accommodation


In Krakow we work with both hostels and hotels, please let us know if you have any preference. Most of our schools tend to stay at the Hotel Royal or the Premium Hostel and Atlantis Hostel.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts.

Testimonials about this trip:

Our experience was very good from start to finish.  Our travel consultant was efficient and flexible.  The trip was of an excellent quality.
The Compton School
I have never organised a school trip before so did not have anything to compare you to.  A fantastic effort made by Leanne!  She worked hard to make sure she met every request we asked of her.  Her quick response to emails was very notable, and made the organisation of the trip very smooth!
North London Grammar School
From start to finish we benefited from exceptional service in terms of all aspects of the trip administration and customer service. It made our stay in Poland both enjoyable and hassle free.
Mougins School

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History in Auschwitz and Krakow

from £325pp

Based on 3 days

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