School History Trips to Krakow

A reflective exploration of Jewish history

  • krakow
  • Auschwitz Birkenau
Rich in culture and heart-rending history
From £259pp i

A beautiful city with a haunting history, Krakow is most valuable in helping students to understand the full inhumanity and damage of the Holocaust.

A visit to one of the Nazi concentration camps is essential and Auschwitz and the gas chambers of Birkenau are just a short drive from the city. Alternatively, the Jewish Quarter is brimming with original sites, as well as a host of museums that will help students discover over 750 years of the country’s rich history.


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
  • 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

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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

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert History Tour Guides to dedicated Tour Managers, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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What our customers say

An eye-opening, thought-provoking and truly powerful tour.

Mr Tom Hutchinson

The City of Liverpool College

This was a memorable and humbling experience which will stay with our staff and students forever.

Mr Sam Vickers

The Farnley Academy

An excellent and well organised tour that met and exceeded our expectations. Thank you Rayburn!

Mrs Alex Brooks

St Joseph's College (Stoke)

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • Are seatbelts provided on foreign coaches?

    This depends on the country where you are visiting and their local laws. However, we will always endeavour to use coach companies who use coaches fitted with seatbelts.

  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.

  • Do you provide risk assessments for the visits you offer?

    You can download our Generic Risk Management Handbook which will help you complete your risk assessment for your school or Local Authority. The aim of the handbook is to provide all tour leaders with supportive suggestions to help raise awareness to risk, suggest control measures to help mitigate the risk and manage risk pro-actively. For further assistance, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to help.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

School History Trips to Krakow

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