Trips to Krakow for College Public Services Students
A public services college trip to Krakow, will provide opportunities for you students to study Public Services from an international perspective. They will learn about Polish culture and heritage, with the chance to explore the city and experience its fascinating culture and history.
World War destruction and years of communist rule have done much to damage Poland’s heritage. Yet amazingly the ancient royal city of Krakow survives and with its medieval market square and Grand Cloth Hall, the city rivals the beauty of Prague and Vienna. For your students, they will benefit from the opportunity to explore the differences between how public services operate in Poland, providing a contrast against public services in the UK.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accomodation||Kazimierz, Podgorze & The Schindler Museum. Visit to Galicia Museum to meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor||Free time. Evening meal|
|2||Full day coach excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau including a guided tour||Free time. Evening meal|
|3||Guided tour of Krakow - Old Town Square, University district, Wawel Hill, Jewish Quarter||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accomodation|
|Afternoon||Kazimierz, Podgorze & The Schindler Museum. Visit to Galicia Museum to meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor|
|Evening||Free time. Evening meal|
|Morning||Full day coach excursion to Auschwitz-Birkenau including a guided tour|
|Evening||Free time. Evening meal|
|Morning||Guided tour of Krakow - Old Town Square, University district, Wawel Hill, Jewish Quarter|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 2 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid public transport tickets
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Following the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939, Oświęcim was incorporated into the domains of the Third Reich. The town’s name was changed to Auschwitz and it became the largest concentration and death camp. Today, as a museum, Auschwitz serves as a poignant reminder of the horrors of Hitler’s tyranny and a guided visit will give students a fuller view of the terrible events and conditions, also allowing consideration of key study themes, including obedience, prejudice, tyranny and much more.
Auschwitz is a one-hour coach journey from Krakow and is a truly emotive and thought-provoking visit.
Presenting Jewish history from a new perspective, this private museum celebrates the Jewish culture of Galicia and poignantly commemorates the victims of the Holocaust through its moving photographic exhibition. During your visit, your students can take part in a choice of interactive workshops, including Choices Faced, Decisions Made: The Holocaust and Wartime Morality, Po-lin: Here We Will Rest (reflecting on Jewish history), and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jewish Culture (exploring Jewish belief and tradition). Groups can also take part in exhibition tours, lectures, concerts, and much more.
This historic Jewish district was left deserted as residents were forced by Nazis to move to the Podgorze ghetto. Visit the old synagogues and the cemetery, as well as iconic Jewish sites and museums.
In March 1941, the entire Jewish population of Krakow were crammed into this tiny ghetto as Nazi prejudice took hold. Also the location of Schindler’s Factory, students can explore the ghetto and consider the anti-Semitic events which took place here before large numbers of Jews were sent to labour and death camps.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
With a labyrinth of tunnels, Wieliczka Salt Mine is an eerie underworld which has been hand carved from salt blocks. Located 14km south east of Krakow, here your group have the opportunity to view a section of the mine and 22 chambers connected by galleries. A fascinating trip.
Traditional Jewish Restaurant
Enjoy Jewish culture with a traditional Jewish meal at a local restaurant, with a range of delicacies to be experienced, including czulent (bean casserole), knyshe (dumplings) and stuffed gooseneck.
Krakow Old Town
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old town was entered by German forces in 1939. Museums, schools and theatres closed, arrests were made and synagogues were destroyed. The tyrannies continued until 1945 when the German army was forced to withdraw.
- Laser tag
- Folklore evening dinner
- Citizenship, Diversity and the Public Services
- Understand the Impact of War, Conflict and Terrorism on Public Services