Krakow Psychology & Sociology School Trips & Tours

Evidence of war on Europe’s Jewish population in ghettos such as Podgorze, coupled with a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, will enable pupils to analyse the persecution which took place.

Psychology school trip pupils can consider the topics of conformity and obedience in Nazi Germany, possible psychological profiles of those involved and even discuss actual experiences with a concentration camp survivor, or relative at the Galicia museum.

Prices start from£289pp

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights Half board accommodation
  • Return flights & airport transfers in resort
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • 1 in 10 free place ratio

Price shown is based on 35 paying passengers departing from a London airport in February 2018 and is subject to availability.


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  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices

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Top visits

The Old Town Square

Visit Rynek Główny (Town Square), the largest in medieval Europe, Mariacki Church (St Mary’s Church) of Gothic origins with its fine altar, Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) of vast proportions and view the University District and the Collegium Maius - the historic heart of the university area.

Krakow Under Nazi Occupation Museum

Also referred to as the Schindler Museum, this visit not only tells Schindler's story but covers every aspect of the Polish and Polish-Jewish experience of occupation in a way that is hugely relevant to British pupils. We thoroughly recommend this excellent museum, made famous by Spielberg's film, Schindler's List.

Kazimierz

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.

 

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.

Wawel Hill

In a fortified position overlooking the river and city are the Castle and Cathedral.

Auschwitz-Birkenau

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 pupils 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.

 

Meet with a Concentration Camp Survivor or Relative

Groups have the invaluable opportunity to meet and speak with either a concentration camp survivor or a member of a survivor’s family. This is an incredible, poignant chance to hear moving eye-witness testimony and gain first hand insight into life under Nazi rule. Common themes covered often include conflict, prejudice and the values of tolerance and understanding.

Galicia Museum

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 pupils 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.


Evening activites

  • Folklore Evening Dinner
  • Bowling
  • Laser Tag

Study themes

  • Social Influence: Conformity
  • Obedience
  • Prejudice & Discrimination
  • Aggression
  • Cognition
  • Ethics
  • Tyranny
  • Dysfunctional Behaviour

Study levels

A Level

AS Level

GCSE


Expert's comment

“The city of Krakow offers some powerful experiences related to conformity and obedience. The Jewish ghetto (Kazimierz), Krakow Under Nazi Occupation Museum (which tells the story of wartime Krakow), and Auschwitz-Birkenau each demonstrate the power people can have over others. This fascinating destination offers the opportunity for pupils to reflect on human nature and enjoy a vibrant European city.”

Cara Flanagan, NST Expert Guide Lecturer


Transport

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight

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