School Trips - The Holocaust Poland
Nomadic School Tours
Here at Nomadic School Tours we specialize in offering fully bespoke educational tours for students. We have over 21 years of operating experience and we can confidently say we know what makes a good school trip.
We offer school trips to 7 superb destinations (China, Costa Rica, Iceland, Morocco, Northern India, Peru and Poland) covering a range of different curricular subjects, including Geography, History, Language and Science to name a few
Why should you consider Nomadic School Tours for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Some six million Poles died during the Second World War, half of who were Jews murdered in forests east of the country or in the death camps set up after the German occupation. By far the largest of these was Auschwitz Birkenau which was the site of over one million deaths, mainly Jews brought in from all over Europe. Our tour examines the lines that were persistently drawn by the Nazis in their relentless persecution of the Jews and other groups they deigned undesirable, enabling trip participants to bear witness to one of the darkest chapters in human history as well as reflect on the lasting lessons for today.
Day 1: Warsaw
Arrival transfer to your hotel in central Warsaw. Dinner and a welcome meeting before getting some sleep.
Day 2: Warsaw
Enjoy a city tour of Warsaw which will include the Ghetto walls and the Bridge of Sighs. We'll also visit Nozyk Synagogue, the Warsaw Rising Monument and Umschlagplatz, a holding area set up by the Nazi's. Lastly spend time in the Warsaw Jewish cemetery.
Day 3: Treblinka & Lublin
Experience the extermination camps of Treblinka where between 700,000 and 900,000 Jews lost their lives. Eplore the small museum and visit the memorials to those who lost their lives. Move on to Lublin for our overnight stay.
Day 4: Belzec & Majdanek
Start the day at the concentration camp in Majdanek just outside of Lublin the most well preserved camp of the Holocaust with barracks, guard towers and gas chambers still intact. We will start at the museum and end at the Mausoleum Memorial which contains the ashes of victims beneath it. We then travel to Belzec extermination camp to see the memorial, museum and contemplation room. We will overnight in Zamosc a historic town and UNESCO listed since 1992.
Day 5: Krakow
Today is a change of pace as we make our way to Krakow and enjoy a city tour of the Old Town with its busy street life. We'll stay in this fun city for the next two nights.
Day 6: Auschwitz & Birkenau
Today we explore the concentration and death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau. We'll first visit Auschwitz's exhibitions and surviving prison blocks. In the afternoon we'll make our way around Birkenau which functioned as the epicentre of the Holocaust during 1943 and 1944.
Day 7: Krakow
Today we explore Kazimierz - the Jewish District. There is the Old Synagogue Museum to visit and if there is time you can opt to see Oskar Schindler's Factory. We'll also go to Wieliczka - a 300km labyrinth revealing chapels, underground lakes and a museum. We will have an early dinner before returning you to the airport for your flight home.
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We have catered for groups of varying sizes in the past Please get in touch and I'm sure we will be able to help.
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Free teacher places, educational trips + price match offer. Full financial protection through ABTA and ATOL.
Current School Trip Offer
Free teacher places, ratio are 1 place per 11 students. We also offer to Price Match on a like for like tour.
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