Auschwitz & The Holocaust Study Tour

The darkest chapter of WW2, this tour helps students understand the Holocaust and includes a memorable visit to Auschwitz, forever a symbol of ‘The Final Solution’.

Duration
3 - 4 Days
Key Stage
KS 3, 4
Guides
1-2

Overview

The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters of the Second World War. More than six million men, women and children were murdered by the Nazi Regime in Concentration Camps across Europe. The sheer scale of it is often hard for students to understand, but a visit to Auschwitz puts the subject into context. On this tour we get an insight into this important part of studying WW2 by flying into Krakow and examining aspects of the story here.

Study Themes and Curricular Links

  • KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – World Depth Study – Living Under Nazi Rule,1933-1945

Tour Includes


  • Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking.

  • Tour pack of information and resources to use in the classroom

  • Meal at Jewish Restaurant on Day 2.

  • Flights and transfers.

  • 2 or 3 breakfasts depending on tour duration, and 1 dinner.

  • Travel by coach from your school.


From £475 per student

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We offer flexible payment options

Sample Itinerary - 3-Day Tour

Day 1 - Krakow

Departing from your regional UK airport, we fly into Krakow.

After arrival, in Krakow we visit the Jewish Quarter and examine the pre-war history of Jews in Poland and the city of Krakow.

Day 2 - Auschwitz

Today, we spend a full day visiting Auschwitz. We start at Birkenau, the main concentration camp, with its iconic entrance which has become a symbol of the Holocaust. Here we see the ramp where people were selected for work or death, and then walk the camp to get an idea of the vast scale of Auschwitz, seeing the site of the gas chambers and crematoria.

In the afternoon we see Auschwitz I, with its iconic entrance that proclaims ‘Work Sets You Free’. This site is a virtual museum, and we have a guided tour looking at different aspects of the Holocaust.

In the evening we return to the rich culture of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow and take an evening meal in one of the Jewish restaurants.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Included Highlights
  • Auschwitz

Day 3 - Krakow Ghetto & Eagle Pharmacy

This morning we visit the Krakow Ghetto. The Jewish population was forced into this after the fall of Poland in 1939, and people sent from it to work, and ultimate death at Auschwitz. The Ghetto was later closed and many people murdered here.

We see the memorials and the moving ‘chairs’ in the main square to symbolise those who were lost and also visit the Eagle Pharmacy, now a museum, which was at the heart of the Jewish Community.

We will then return to Krakow airport for our return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Krakow Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto
Included Highlights
  • Krakow Ghetto

  • Eagle Pharmacy Museum

Sample Itinerary - 4-Day Tour

Day 1 - Krakow

Departing from your regional UK airport, we fly into Krakow.

After arrival, in Krakow we visit the Jewish Quarter and examine the pre-war history of Jews in Poland and the city of Krakow.

Day 2 - Auschwitz

Today, we spend a full day visiting Auschwitz. We start at Birkenau, the main concentration camp, with its iconic entrance which has become a symbol of the Holocaust. Here we see the ramp where people were selected for work or death, and then walk the camp to get an idea of the vast scale of Auschwitz, seeing the site of the gas chambers and crematoria.

In the afternoon we see Auschwitz I, with its iconic entrance that proclaims ‘Work Sets You Free’. This site is a virtual museum, and we have a guided tour looking at different aspects of the Holocaust.

In the evening we return to the rich culture of the Jewish Quarter in Krakow and take an evening meal in one of the Jewish restaurants.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Included Highlights
  • Auschwitz

Day 3 - Krakow Ghetto & Eagle Pharmacy

This morning we visit the Krakow Ghetto. The Jewish population was forced into this after the fall of Poland in 1939, and people sent from it to work, and ultimate death at Auschwitz. The Ghetto was later closed and many people murdered here.

We see the memorials and the moving ‘chairs’ in the main square to symbolise those who were lost, and also visit the Eagle Pharmacy, now a museum, which was at the heart of the Jewish Community.

Included meals: Breakfast

Krakow Ghetto
Krakow Ghetto
Included Highlights
  • Krakow Ghetto

  • Eagle Pharmacy Museum

Day 4 - Schindler's List and Plaszow Concentration Camp

If you choose to extend this tour by an extra day we include a full day exploring the real history of the film ‘Schindler’s List’. We will see Schindler’s Factory – now a museum – and visit the Plaszow Concentration Camp in Krakow, which was depicted in the film.

We also have free-time in Krakow to explore its rich history and culture before we return to Krakow airport for our return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Plaszow Concentration Camp
Plaszow Concentration Camp
Included Highlights
  • The Jewish Quarter

  • Plaszow Concentration Camp

Accommodation

Examples of the kind of hotels you can book.

Hotel Wilga - Outside View
Hotel Wilga - Outside View

Hotel Wilga Krakow

ul. Przedwiośnie 16, 30-502 Kraków , Krakow,

Perfectly located in the heart of the Old town of Krakow, the Hotel Wilga is just a few steps away from the Old Jewish District and is a fantastic base for tours looking at the Holocaust. The 3-star accommodation is modern and fully equipped and offers a comfortable and peaceful retreat. There is a pool table, table football and big screens that can show sporting fixtures on site.

Hotel Facilities

  • English Speaking Staff
  • WiFi Available
  • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
  • Located in the Centre of Kraków
  • Games room with Table Football, Pool Table and Bowling Centre
  • Dining Area

Room Facilities

  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Smoke Detectors in Every Room

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Reasons to book with us

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Specialist Guides

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Curriculum Highlights

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