School Trips - Krakow & Auschwitz History Trip
UNESCO listed Krakow, a beautiful, safe and medieval city has a shadow cast over it by nearby Auschwitz sites. Adaptable Travel will arrange a bespoke school trip designed to meet the needs of your group, which will incorporate a visit to the Auschwitz sites including Birkenau I and Birkenau II. This will offer your students a glimpse into this dark period of WW2, and put into context classroom learning. All tours of Auschwitz will be given by expert guides who are sympathetic to the needs of school groups, yet will help to put Auschwitz into a human context.
In addition, Adaptable Travel offer the chance to visit Oscar Schindler’s factory in Krakow and the Jewish Ghettos in Krakow on the Schindler’s Route tour. This is a great chance to discover another side of human courage during WW2, in line with the film Schindler’s List. Other sites include the Jewish Museum and on occasion we can organise meeting with Holocaust survivors or their family members to add a real human element to the learning experience.
To help put all of this learning into context, Adaptable Travel have developed ‘Project Krakow’ – a unique series of student and teacher resources that will not only help to develop students understanding of the holocaust, Auschwitz and Jewish life during WW2, but will also help students to put this into context of the wider picture of World War Two, the Nazi regime and how and why ‘the Solution’ came to be. This is built upon through real human stories from the period throughout the resources. All of these ‘Project Krakow’ resources are available for free to all groups booking a school trip to Krakow with Adaptable Travel.
Why should you consider Adaptable Travel for School Trips and Educational Visits?
In the words of one of our group leaders “It was a fantastic trip that was felt in the hearts of every pupil. Auschwitz should be a place that everyone visits, something that can't be described or explained. A necessary lesson that can't be taught”.
Auschwitz and Krakow were scenes of horror for many during World War Two. Although students interaction with this needs to be carefully managed, Adaptable Travel will help your students to understand and put into context the Holocaust. We keep costs as low as possible so it is accessible for more students, we also offer a Price Promise Guarantee, and of course you will get our unique ‘Project Krakow’ resources.
Your school trip to Auschwitz will be unique if you choose Adaptable Travel. Below is a popular itinerary based on what many of our groups have chosen in the past when visiting Krakow on our school trips, however we are happy to tailor make an itinerary based around your needs.
• Fly to Krakow
• Transfer to accommodation by coach
• Embark on Schindlers Route walking tour including Schindlers Factory
• Explore Jewish history during World War Two at the Galacia Jewish Museum. On occasion it may be possible to arrange a meeting with a Holocaust survivor or their relative
• We can organise an evening meal for your group
• Today your group will visit the infamous 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. Your visit includes audio guide and a guide and accompanied by Adaptable Travel’s Project Krakow educational resources.
• 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
What size groups do you cater for?
We cater for groups from a minimum of 10 paying passengers upwards with no maximum group size.
Is there first aid on site?
We offer first aid cover via in destination suppliers.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
At Adaptable Travel, we strive for inclusivity and thus work to ensure all our group needs are catered for. Whatever your special requirements may be, simply let us know and we will do our best to assist and advise.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
All of our trips are bespoke, meaning whatever the needs of your group, we can assist. Simply contact us with the details of your group and we will be happy to help.
Project Krakow is a unique range of resources developed by Adaptable Travel. These resources are based around the most popular GCSE syllabuses in the UK.
Current School Trip Offer
Book your school trip to Krakow with Adaptable Travel and receive our unique Project Krakow student and teacher resources. This consists of a full, colour printed student workbook for each student, based around the new GCSE curriculum and aims to help students understand the wider impacts of the Holocaust. In addition, Project Krakow gives free, accompanying teacher resources for you to make the most out of your student's educational experience.
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