Auschwitz & The Holocaust

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School Trips to Krakow and Auschwitz 

Krakow is simply one of the most inspiring and curriculum enhancing destinations for any history school trip group.  Fortunately spared destruction during World War II, the medieval city of Krakow houses more artworks and historic buildings than any other Polish city and is the country’s most popular destination. Capital of Poland for more than 500 years and a setting for the Oscar winning film Schindler’s List, Krakow is an ancient city with a haunting past.

On a school trip to Krakow, students can expect to learn and gain a greater understanding of the atrocities committed by the Nazis in nearby concentration camps Plaszow and Auschwitz-Birkenau and how the city became a ghetto for Jewish persecution during World War II.

For an appreciation of Poland’s history before World War II, students can visit the impressive Wawel Castle, take a leisurely stroll around the Old Town Square and visit the Salt Mines to appreciate the natural splendours of Poland. With its medieval charm and gothic architecture, Krakow is a city blessed with historical landmarks and monuments that act as a poignant reminder of Europe’s turbulent past.


Project Krakow resources

Project Krakow school trip resourcesProject Krakow is a unique concept developed by Adaptable Travel given to all groups who book with Adaptable Travel free of charge.  It includes a fantastic range of GCSE, curriculum based student and teacher resources that you will receive when you book your Krakow school trip with Adaptable Travel. This includes a full-colour Student Workbook, an accompanying Teacher Handbook and further classroom resources. The aim of Project Krakow is to enhance the learning of all students in your class, including those who do not go on the trip, whilst helping your students come to terms and comprehend this sensitive historical subject area.


When planning your next history trip with Adaptable, you will work closely with our in-house history experts to develop your perfect history itinerary.

Contact Adaptable Travel today to start working with us to plan your next history trip.

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Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
8 out of 10


The accommodation was perfectly suited to the group [other than the mini bars in the room which were removed by the hotel when asked], it was in fact, better than we expected. the Hotel was clearly within walking distance of the main square and close to a small shop for the needs of pupils. The organisation and activities were flawless, and the Ariel restaurant was amenable to changing the time of our evening meal, which was great for us. Our only complaint was that our return transfer to the airport was delayed, apparently by traffic. We think they forgot us, as the lady in the company had to ask how many people needed to go to the airport. Other than that, an excellent trip and I would use the company again as I believe, whilst the transfer issue was stressful, it was beyond their control.
Confirmed purchase: 23 March 2018
Published on: 20 April 2018
9 out of 10


We had a brilliant trip and Adaptable Travel were fantastic throughout. I would highly recommend Adaptable Travel and I look forward to our next trip.
Confirmed purchase: 17 July 2017
Published on: 02 August 2017
9 out of 10


Grimsby GB
The hotel was fantastic and there were no issues with transport or timings, other than the coach driver not speaking any English, making communication extremely difficult. However, because our Auschwitz tour was changed to the half-day tour after we had already made our booking, the students lost a lot of time in Auschwitz and didn't get to see much of Birkenau. Also, our tour time was quite late, so the guide would not take us to see any more of the site as it had already got dark.

Despite this, the Adaptable team were extremely efficient and were a pleasure to deal with.
Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2017
Published on: 30 March 2017
Project Krakow Learning Materials
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Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit
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Kazimierz Walking Tour
Kazimierz was the centre of Jewish life in Krakow for over 500 years bef... Read more
Plaszow Concentration Camp Visit
This Nazi German concentration camp was built in Plaszow, a so... Read more
Podgorze Wartime Jewish Ghetto Tour
Located across the Vistula River from Wawel Catsle, Podgorz... Read more
Schindler's Route & Schindler's Factory Tour
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Wawel Castle Tour
Situated on Wawel Hill in Krakow overlooking the River Vistila, Wawel Castle... Read more
Wieliczka Salt Mine Tour
Located in the town Wieliczka in Southern Poland, Wieliczka Salt Mine... Read more

Alexander II Hotel, 3*

Location: Conveniently located in central Krakow 10 minutes walk from Krakow’s ... Read more

Wyspianski Hotel, 3* Superior

Location: Situated right in the centre of Krakow, next to the Old Town – ... Read more

Logos Hotel 3*

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Destination Pack
To assist you with planning the most relevant and appropriate itinerary for your students, a Leisure & Learning destination pack complete with a full excursion list including curriculum area recommendations will be sent with every quote.

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2 Centre Tour: Why not visit Berlin on the same trip allowing students to gain a complete overview of The Holocaust and WWII? Ask one of our sales advisors for more information today.

At Adaptable Travel, we treat each and every group as unique - your group is as important to us as it is to you.  We can tailor make an itinerary based around the exact requirements of your group.  Below is a popular itinerary based on what many of our groups choose when visiting Krakow on our school trips.

Project Krakow

All tours to Krakow are supported by FREE Project Krakow student and teacher resources, uniquely delivered by Adaptable Travel.  These curriculum-based resources allow your students to gain even more from theur trip to Krakow, whilst at the same time giving you, the teacher additional resources to help you support your students learning both on-trip and back in the classroom.



  • Fly from UK to Krakow

  • Coach transfer to accommodation

  • Embark on Schindlers Route walking tour including Schindlers Factory

  • Visit to Galacia Jewish Museum to explore the Jewish story during WW2 and beyond and on occassions it may be possible to arrange a meeting with a Holocaust survivor or their relative

  • Evening meal



  • Breakfast at accommodation

  • Transfer to Auschwitz Concentration Camp for full day visit explore Birkenau 1 and Birkenau 2 camps, exploring in full detail the devastation created by the Nazi's during World War 2

  • Return to Krakow for an evening meal



  • Breakfast at accommodation

  • Depending on flight times, it may be possible to visit the amazing Wieliczka Salt Mines near Krakow

  • Return journey to airport

  • Return flight to UK


Adaptable Travel can tailor make your Krakow school trip based on your exact requirements.  Contact us today to find out more information.

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