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Krakow
Basic price from
£235
2 nights accom. & travel  for 35 students and 4 staff

Equity School travel to Krakow

School trips to Krakow & Auschwitz

Krakow in Poland is a vibrant city that has overcome adversity to become a thriving cultural hub. The cobblestone streets, rich history and friendly locals make Krakow a ‘must visit’ destination for your next school trip. On your school trip to Krakow, explore Europe’s biggest medieval town square and the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Old Town, or head out of the city and visit the jaw dropping Wieliczka Salt Mine which houses a collection of salt-rock statues and an underground cathedral.

The obvious choice for a history trip, many school groups studying WW2 and the rise of Nazi Germany use Krakow as a base when visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. This thought-provoking trip allows students to pay tribute to the estimated 1.1 million who lost their lives at this formidable death camp and uncover more about Jewish life in Krakow by visiting Kazimierz, Schindler’s Factory and the Jewish Museum.

Even though Krakow and this area of Poland holds a dark past, there are so many cultural and fun-filled excursions to lighten the mood – from the extravagant Wawel Castle to the festive Christmas markets and spooky ghost walking tours, Krakow will hold a special place in your student’s memories for many years to come.

    Why choose Krakow?

  • It is easy to get around – you can stroll around the city taking it all in rather than having to use transport
  • Beautiful and unique city
  • Rich history

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price... Request a quote >>

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Cross Curricular Itinerary

Above price is the BASIC price, excluding any excursions. It includes travel to Poland, 3 nights accommodation. Call us for a price including excursions and for a bespoke itinerary to fit your requirements.

Sample 3 night/ 4 day

  • day
    1

     

    • Arrive in Krakow
    • Free time to explore Krakow Folklore evening
  • day
    2

     

    • Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau
    • Wawel Royal Castle
  • day
    3

     

    • Wieliczka salt mine
    • ‘Obwarzanki’ (traditional Polish dough rings) making workshop
  • day
    4

     

    • Schindler’s Factory
    • Return to UK

 

This suggested itinerary is suitable for cultural or cross curricular trips, we also have itineraries for subject specific trips SEE SUBJECT SPECIFIC TRIPS

 

Excursions

Below is a sample of excursions Equity can organise for your school trip to Krakow and Auschwitz - for subject specific excursions have a look at the
recommended educational trips for Krakow

Kazimierz Walking Tour

Kazimierz was the historical centre of Krakow’s Jewish religious and social life and was incorporated into Krakow in the 18th century. The tour takes you to the most important monuments in this area including the Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue and Remuh Cemetery.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

A truly emotive and thought-provoking visit, serving as a poignant reminder of the horrors of Hitler’s tyranny. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the largest of the Nazi concentration and extermination camps. It’s estimated over 1.1million men, women and children lost their lives here. The museum and memorial provide a wealth of information on the Holocaust, where students can gain an in-depth understanding of the prisoners held here and what went on behind the ominous gates.

Schindler's Factory

Schindler’s Factory is one of the most historically important buildings in Krakow. This former factory was owned by Oskar Schindler, which was a place of work for many Jews from the nearby ghetto during the Nazi occupation. When the ghetto was liquidated, Schindler managed to persuade Nazi officials to transfer them to Plaszow labor camp, saving them from being sent to the death camps. Now a museum, students can learn about the life of Schindler, what happened at the factory and life during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

A visit to this incredible UNESCO World Heritage site is one your students will never forget. Discover the wonders of this centuries old mine, including an underground cathedral carved out of the rock! This is one of Poland's most popular attractions and of great historic and cultural importance.

Jewish Museum

Housed in a renaissance synagogue this museum is a rich collection of Judaica dedicated to Jewish heritage and is one of the best in Central Europe.

Krakow folklore evening

Folklore is deep rooted in Polish culture and history, so no trip to Krakow is complete without experiencing it firsthand. Soak up an evening of Polish folklore, with authentic food, live music and dancers dressed in traditional costumes.

Wawel Royal Castle

Towering over the city of Krakow, Wawel Royal Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the top of Wawel Hill. Made up of predominantly Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, dating back to the 14th century, Wawel Castle is the crown jewel of Krakow.

Other Krakow Excursions

There's so much to discover in Krakow and the surrounding area. View our more unusual attractions here.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

Krakow Accommodation

Krakow Accommodation - Wyspianski Hotel

Wyspianski Hotel

  • Great location
  • Well presented and welcoming

Don?t let the socialist realism-styled facade fool you, inside is a fully modernised facility that welcomes all those who stay there.

Location: You can?t get any more central than here, being only moments away from public transport links, city sights and local green spaces.

Facilities: Conference halls, 24 hour security, small shop, currency exchange and free Wi-Fi.

Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available to staff, twin and triple rooms available to students. All rooms are en-suite and have satellite TV.

Meals: In-house restaurant with all meal options available.

Krakow Accommodation - Hotel Batory

Hotel Batory

  • Centrally located hotel
  • Comfortable rooms with friendly service

The Hotel Batory is an established, family run hotel with a unique atmosphere and professional, friendly service. Conveniently located in the city centre near to some of the greatest tourist attractions.

Location: A central hotel close to Krakow central station and within walking distance of plenty of local sights.

Facilities: Wi-Fi access, 24 hour reception, conference rooms.

Accommodation: Single and twin rooms available to staff, 4-6 bed rooms available to students. All rooms have en-suite facilities and satellite TV.

Meals: In-house restaurant offering traditional Polish cuisine.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


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Recommended Educational Trips to Krakow

Equity can recommend Krakow for the following subjects- click on the boxes for more information about subject specific itineraries and excursions.