School History Trips to Krakow

A reflective exploration of Jewish history

Rich in culture and heart-rending history
From £529pp i

Krakow, a city steeped in history and character, makes for a captivating destination with its lightly hued evening shop windows, picturesque river banks and vibrant town squares. But beyond the city’s captivating facade lies a dark past that holds the key to understanding the full extent of the Holocaust’s inhumane horrors.

During the German occupation of Poland in WW2, Auschwitz Birkenau was born, leaving behind a monumental tragedy and a painful yet essential message for the ages. A visit is not just about academic learning, it’s an emotional experience that evokes empathy and compassion for the countless victims of the Holocaust.

The city speaks for itself, and our knowledgeable and passionate history guides create an awareness that lingers long after the visit, inspiring students to discover and question the world around them.

We confidently believe that every child should visit Krakow and Auschwitz as part of their secondary school education


  • Auschwitz Birkenau
  • School group on a walking tour of Krakow
  • History tour guide with a school group at Auschwitz I Memorial
  • School students pose for a group photo at the Wieliczka Salt Mine in Krakow

Excursions in Krakow

Browse a selection of our favourite excursions


Popular places to stay in Krakow

  • Central location
  • 5 minute walk from the Main Market Square
  • Triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre
  • Gift shop
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Enjoy a drink in the bar
  • Work up a sweat in the fitness centre
  • Pick up a souvenir in the gift shop
  • Visit the supermarket for snacks and sweets (adjacent to hotel)
  • Walk to the Main Market Square for sightseeing and shopping
  • Located near the bend of the Vistula River
  • Quad, triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • On-site bowling alley
  • En-suite rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site bowling alley
  • Games room with pool table and table football
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Challenge your group to a game of bowling at the on-site bowling alley
  • Play a game of pool or table football
  • Relax on the outdoor terrace
  • Pick up a souvenir in the gift shop
  • Grab a bite to eat or a drink in the restaurant and bar
  • Located in the Kazimierz, the former Jewish district
  • Fitness centre, sauna and beauty treatments
  • Triple, twin and single bed rooms
  • En-suite rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness centre, sauna and beauty treatments
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Luggage storage
  • Wi-Fi
  • Work up a sweat in the fitness centre or sauna
  • Treat yourself to a beauty treatment
  • Grab a bite to eat in the restaurant
  • Relax with a drink in the bar
  • Explore Krakow Old Town by foot

Curriculum Information

Perfect for KS4 and KS5 (or equivalent)

  • Curricular Links
    • Modern European history
    • The Early 20th century
    • The Second World War
    • The Holocaust
    • Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries

Step into the story...

History is much more than the events of the past – it encompasses the future and everything else in between! It sparks curiosity and drives learning, encouraging students to question and learn from the  world around them.

To bring these thrilling periods of history to life, we have a vast array of tools at our disposal. Discover the fascinating tales of heroism, defeat, learn about the monumental landmarks and the shrouded secrets that have remained hidden for years.

Our devoted history guides transport students back in time, immersing them in the intricacies of historical periods. Check out our FREE history resources too – use them to inspire and educate in the classroom, before and long after your trip!

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Why schools choose us

Our trip to Krakow was absolutely perfect. Everything went according to plan and the students had an incredible experience. The service provided by Rayburn was consistently excellent.

Jamie Swann, Stockport Grammar School

This trip was incredibly well put together and planned for perfection – exceptional!

Brittany Chambers, Witchford Village College

Very well organised and great communication for the staff. Would recomment using Rayburn.

Una Cole, King Edward VI Handsworth School

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Auschwitz I Memorial Krakow

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Your safety is of the utmost importance to us and we monitor the safety aspects of all of our tours to ensure you have a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

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