School Trips to Krakow & Auschwitz

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School Trips to Auschwitz and Krakow

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.  The medieval city centre including market square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the impressive Cloth Hall at the centre. 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, not-least for the nearby Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial.

On a school trip to Krakow, students can expect to learn and gain a greater understanding of the atrocities committed by the Nazis with a guided tour day trip at nearby concentration camps Plaszow and Auschwitz-Birkenau and Auschwitz Museum. Exploring these Nazi concentration camps will allow students to explore how the city became a place of Jewish persecution during World War II.  Explore the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Ghettos to gain a closer understanding of war-time Jewish culture and include a visit to Oskar Schindler's Factory to  add even more context for students.

For an appreciation of Poland’s history before World War II, students can visit the impressive Wawel Castle, take a 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 city centre a treasure-trove of 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. Project Krakow 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. Project Krakow consists of a full-colour Student Workbook, an accompanying Teacher Handbook and further classroom resources. Project Krakow aims to enhance student learning, including those students who do not go on the trip. Also, it can help 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 school trip to Krakow.

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Bangor GB
I led a group of 25 students and two staff from Bangor University from 7th-11th April 2019 to Krakow. It was a very successful trip. All the students were positive about the experience. We were impressed with our guides. They were highly educated either doing a relevant master's course or PhD. We were very lucky with warm and sunny weather.
Confirmed traveller: 07 April 2019
Published on: 14 April 2019
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London GB
Tour guide was useless and wan't interacting with students at all. She just carried on talking even if no one was there to listen. Accommodation was clean and friendly but next to a railway and we could hear trains rushing trough all day all night. We paid for services that never been booked or organised so missed out on a lot. We ad to wait for 2 hours for our coach upon arrival to Gatwick. Adaptable refused to take any responsibilities. I would never travel with them again.
Confirmed traveller: 25 January 2019
Published on: 05 February 2019
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Birmingham GB
The hotel was great with friendly and helpful staff. Helped us with food and directions. One incident that was not positive was when the receptionist from the hotel kindly called the transport company for us on our return to the airport and she was spoken to very rudely and abruptly.

The tour guide for Auschwitz was very good. The A Level History students greatly benefitted from a guide with expert knowledge.

The guide for the walking tour was too detailed and often stopped at every site which was not necessary. She did have great level of knowledge but it was not all necessary for the tour. The guide for the walking tour was very helpful in guiding us to the use of public transport.
Confirmed traveller: 24 January 2019
Published on: 04 February 2019
Project Krakow Learning Materials
Project Krakow is a unique range of student and teacher reso... Read more
Auschwitz-Birkenau Visit
Possibly the most infamous concentration camp of them all, today Ausch... Read more
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
Kazimierz, the south-eastern quarter of old Krak... Read more
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*

Location: In the centre of Krakow, just minutes walk from the ‘Green Planty’ which sur... Read more

Hotel Astoria

Location: Located in Krakow’s Kazimierz Jewish District, just 200 yards from the Old S... Read more

Aparthotel Miodowa

Location: Located in the heart of Krakow just a short walk from the banks of the ... Read more

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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