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2 nights accom. & travel  for 35 students and 4 staff

History school trips to Krakow

History School Trips to Krakow

Our all-encompassing History school trip to Krakow offers an alternative aspect to the way Poland has overcome such adversity to become a thriving country. Encourage your group to discover why Krakow lost its status as the capital of Poland and then spent the majority of the nineteenth century under Austrian control until 1918. Pay tragic tribute to the 55,000 Jews who were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp when Krakow succumbed to Nazi Germany. You can also include a Guild of Battlefield Guide to your tour to link and provide insight on the excursions relevant to World War II. The unsettled past of Krakow provides an ideal platform for your history students to understand the evolution of Poland with this History school trip.

Suggested Itinerary


    • day


      • Morning flight to Krakow
      • Jewish quarter guided tour
    • day


      • Auschwitz-Birkenau guided tour
      • Jewish museum entrance & meeting with Holocaust survivor (Subject to availability)
    • day


      • Schindler’s Factory with guided tour


Itinerary price from £289

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 3 day, 2 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return international flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 2 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

Case Studies

KEY TOPIC: Persecution of the Jewish people under the Nazis (The Final Solution)

Main Case Study Opportunities

      • Auschwitz-Birkenau

KEY TOPIC: Response to Nazi Rule (collaborators)

        • Schindler’s Factory

KEY TOPIC: Jewish Culture and Heritage before and during the Nazi Occupation of Poland

            • Jewish Museum
            • Kazimierz

Suggested GCSE links

*Based on GCSE History taught from September 2016 onwards

AQA GCSE History (8145)

1B. Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship

      • Part three: The experiences of Germans under the Nazis

Conflict and Tension 1918 – 1939

      • Part three: The origins and outbreak of the Second World War

OCR History A (Explaining the modern world)

Germany 1925-1955: People and the State (J410/02)

      • Nazi Germany and its people 1933-39
      • War and its Legacy 1939-1955

OCR History B (Schools History Project)

Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-1945

      • Control and Opposition 1933-1945
      • Changing Lives 1933-1939
      • Occupation

Pearson (EDEXCEL) GCSE (9-1) History (1HI0)

Option 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

      • Key Topic 3: Nazi Control and Dictatorship
      • Key Topic 4: Life in Nazi Germany


1G. Germany in Transition 1919-1939

      • Nazi economic, social and racial policy
      • Terror and Persuasion
      • Hitler’s Foreign Policy

2B. Development of Germany 1919-1991

      • Life under the Nazis
      • Life During the Second World War


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;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 center 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.

Subject Specific Excursions


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.


A truly emotive and thought-provoking visit, serving as a poignant reminder of the horrors of Hitler’s tyranny.

Schindler's Factory

Discover how the city of Krakow was under occupation during the Second World War.

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. Your group can meet a Holocaust/Righteous Among the Nation recipient, a unique experience for students.

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!

Hinchley Wood School, WW2 trip to Krakow

Our trip to Krakow was excellent – well organised and hugely beneficial to the students. Equity were extremely reliable and supportive throughout the whole process – quick to respond to emails and provide any additional information we needed. Highly recommendable.

Hinchley Wood School, WW2 / Battlefields to Krakow


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