History School Trips to
Kraków, Poland

History School Trips to
Kraków, Poland

Journey to an area that witnessed one of the 20th century’s darkest periods.

Kraków is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a rich cultural history, set against the backdrop of the horror of the Holocaust. For centuries it was the capital of Poland and the charming market square and impressive churches are a testament to that importance.

A history school trip to Kraków is incredibly valuable in helping students to begin to understand the full inhumanity and damage of the Holocaust. Without a doubt, a visit to one of the Nazi concentration camps or death camps is essential and the notorious Auschwitz and gas chambers of Birkenau are just a short drive away from the city.

Similarly, the Jewish Quarter is just brimming with original sites, as well as a host of museums that will help students discover of 750 years of the country’s rich history.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: KS4 and KS5

  • Modern European History
  • The Early 20th Century
  • The Second World War
  • The Holocaust
  • Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


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  • What should be included in my risk assessment?

    Start by identifying the potential hazards before deciding on the appropriate precautions to minimize the potential risk for your group. Once identified, record your findings and implement the precautions. Specific requirements are available from your Local Authority.
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    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

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    Not all drivers will speak English, but every driver will be fully aware of your itinerary and our 24-hour emergency phone line is available in the unlikely event assistance is needed.

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