Psychology Trips to Krakow
During a study visit to Krakow your learners can explore the city's rich historical and psychological legacy. The Kazimierz Jewish district which formed the Krakow Ghetto and a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau bring home the realities of Nazi occupation and the persecution and fear the city lived under. A talk with a survivor of the holocaust, while they still remain, will form a great case study for any student of psychology and sociology.
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Curriculum Topics Key Stage 5
- Issues of Social Control
- Responses to Authority
- Prejudice and Discrimination
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||Check in to UK airport for flight to Krakow||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation||Guided Walking Tour of Krakow|
|2||Visit to the Galicia Jewish Museum to meet a Holocaust Survivor||Guided visit to the Salt Mines||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|3||Visit to Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camp||Visit to Wodny Waterpark||Evening meal|
|4||Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory||Transfer to Krakow airport for return flight||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight to Krakow|
|Afternoon||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Guided Walking Tour of Krakow|
|Morning||Visit to the Galicia Jewish Museum to meet a Holocaust Survivor|
|Afternoon||Guided visit to the Salt Mines|
|Evening||Evening meal in a local restaurant|
|Morning||Visit to Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camp|
|Afternoon||Visit to Wodny Waterpark|
|Morning||Guided Tour of Schindler's Factory|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Krakow airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
Price Shown includes
- Return Air Travel
- 3 nights B&B Accommodation
- Specialist Group Travel Insurance
- Bespoke itinerary planning service
- Free Place Ratios
- Live Trip Tracking
- Online trip organiser & Travel App
- 24/7 support whilst you are away
Reasons to Visit
Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp
6 million Poles, including 3 million Jews, perished in Nazi concentration camps between 1940-45 over 1,5 million at Auschwitz alone. Many of the original buildings stand to this day in Auschwitz as a bleak reminder of the camp’s history.
Galicia Jewish Museum
Housed in a renaissance synagogue this museum is a rich collection of Judaica dedicated to Jewish heritage and is one of the best in Central Europe.
Kazimierz: Jewish Quarter
Kazimierz was the historical centre of Krakow’s Jewish religious and social life and was incorporated into Krakow in the 18th century. The tour takes you to the most important monuments in this area including the Old Synagogue, the Remuh Synagogue and Remuh Cemetery.
Oskar Schindler Trail
The Schindler trail begins in the district of Kazimierz which has been a Jewish centre since the 15th Century. The trail includes the Kazimierz Ghetto, the wartime ghetto area, Pankiewicz's chemist shop, Schindler's enamel factory and the Plaszow concentration camp.
Wawel Castle & Cathedral
The Wawel Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wawel Hill was built at the time of Casimir III the Great, who reigned from 1333 to 1370. It is the most historically and culturally important site in Poland. The castle is a combination of Medieval Romanesque, Renaissance styles all brought by different rulers and houses extremely valuable museum collections.
The Cloth Hall in the Old Town Square was built in the 1550’s is one of the most distinctive sights in Krakow. Once the main focus of Krakow’s trade, the hall is still used today with stalls and shops on the ground floor. A great place to purchase trip souvenirs!
Folklore Evening with Dinner, music and Dancing: Held in a cellar restaurant your students will experience an atmospheric evening enjoying traditional Polish cuisine accompanied by folklore music and dancing.
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wieliczka is one of the oldest salt mines in Europe, which has been working for over 700 years. The oldest part of the mine has been opened to the public as a museum. A tour of the mine takes in the galleries, chambers and chapels on three upper levels, between 64 and 135 metres below ground. All exposed figures and monuments are carved of salt. The high-light is the richly ornamented Chapel of Blessed Kings.
Day trip to Zakopane
Zakopane, the winter capital of Poland is located about 100km south of Krakow, close to the Slovak border and on the edge of the Tatra Mountains National Park. It has gradually evolved from a little village, to the region's primary health-resort and the undisputed winter capital of Poland. It is popular for activities such as skiing, mountaineering and tourism.
Water Parks and IMAX Theatre
There is an IMAX theatre in Krakow as well as Water Park Wodny which is Polands biggest indoor aquapark and offers slides, flumes and wave pools. Both these visits are often booked after a visit to Auschwitz to offer your students some light relief.
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What you say
The meal in Krakow at the restaurant was excellent and I would highly recommend there for future groups as the quality of food was excellent (Browar Lubicz). Maricourt Catholic High School
On behalf of the students of SUA I would like to thank you for making our journey and stay a complete success. Staffordshire University Academy
A very well organised itinerary that worked very well for the group and fitted very well with our curriculum. The Skinners School
The trip was absolutely fantastic and the students really enjoyed it. Thank you for the ease of booking. The Nuneaton Academy
EST were fantastic in offering support and flexible guidance throughout the whole experience. Excellent value and great choice right by the hotel meaning the pupils could have a lot more independence during the trip. Ark Academy