Somewhere New

Krakow

£199 (per person)

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SomewhereNew to learn about history

2019 Travel Dates
March 29-31

Why This Trip?

  • See the magnificent Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle and the Jagiellonina University
  • Learn about Jewish history through visits to Auschwitz, the Salt Mines and Schindler’s Factory
  • Experience Polish cuisine

In Your Free Time

  • Explore Rynek Glowny Square
  • Climb the steps of the Clock Tower of Sukiennic
  • Try Poland’s national dish, pierogi!

Your Weekend at a Glance

Day 1 : Arrive in Krakow and embrace the city with a guided walking tour. The evening is yours to then relax and enjoy.
Day 2: Venture to the  Salt Mines and Auschwitz to learn about its history.
Day 3 : Today we visit the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s hit movie, “Schindler’s List.” Learn about the Jewish history of Krakow with a visit to the former ghetto and Oscar Schindler’s factory.

What’s Included?

  • Entrance to Schindler’s Factory, Salt Mines and Auschwitz
  •  Two night accommodation
  • Experience guide

 

Itinerary

Day 1:

Arrive in Krakow:in the afternoon discover the old town and Wawel castle
Begin your tour in Krakow’s beautiful and historic town centre. Boasting medieval Europe’s largest town square, you will see the magnificent Cloth Hall, St Mary’s Basilica, Wawel Castle and the Jagiellonina University, one of Central Europe’s oldest public universities. After your tour of the enchanting city of Krakow enjoy an evening at leisure in this exciting city.

Day 2:

Entrance to the Salt Mines and Auschwitz, Coach transport to and from the Salt mines and Auschwitz,returning to Krakow at the end of the day,services of the guide and accommodation.

Day 3

Today we delve into the Jewish history of Krakow with a visit to the former ghetto and Oscar Schindler’s factory, to learn more about this unlikely hero, who saved at least 1200 Jews by employing them in his Emalia Works, which now houses a museum that tells the story of Schindler and the Jewish prisoners of Plaszow – the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s hit movie, “Schindler’s List.” A guided tour of the factory provides a fascinating insight into one of the most heroic war efforts of our time.
Explore the ancient Kazimierz district, home to the  Jewish population in the first part of the last century.
In the afternoon/evening return to Krakow airport for your flight home.

Please note that this tour DOES NOT INCLUDE flights to and from Krakow. Students are required to book their own return flights for this trip. We do however offer help and tips in terms of which flights and airlines to book with.

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N.B. All timings are approximate and may be subject to change due to traffic or other conditions. Proscenium also reserves the right to change the timings order of the itinerary according to availability.