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Krakow & Warsaw School Trip

Two unique cities: magical Krakow, the historical and cultural capital of Poland and Warsaw, the current capital of Poland, completely destroyed during the Second World War.

Warsaw - a city completely destroyed during World War II

Warsaw is now a quickly growing metropolis of more than two million residences where modern skyscrapers dominate the city center. Of these, the most dominating structure remains the Palace of Arts and Culture, the symbol of communism. In its shadows, one can find the carefully rebuilt structures of the beautiful old town, with many historical vestiges of the great tragedy and history of the city.

Krakow - the historical capital of Poland.

A city with numerous churches and squares, with the dominating Wawel - past residence and seat of power for polish kings as well as hundreds of other historically significant buildings all forming a unique architectural assembly, considered to be the most beautiful in Europe. Krakow is a treasury of art and cultural monuments as well as a vibrant center of the sciences and humanities. This unique atmosphere of the city attracts students, artists, and lovers of the nightlife.
The old, brimming with historic authority Krakow, also possess its second face - it is the capital of nightlife in Poland, with hundreds of clubs and cafes being its life’s veins into the late hours of the night.

Trip Highlights:

  • Tour of the Wawel Castle - the former royal residence of Poland from the 11th Century
  • Excursion to the unique 800-year-old underground salt mine in Wieliczka
  • Trip to Auschwitz- Birkenau - the world’s largest Nazi extermination camp 
  • Visit to the Pauline Convent in Czestochowa, the holiest place for Polish Catholics with the famous icon of the Black Madonna
  • Visit to Lazienki, a beautiful park with a monument to Frederic Chopin 
  • Visit to the Palace of Culture and Science

Itinerary:

Day 1 Krakow
morning Arrival in Krakow, transfer to hotel and check-in. Dinner followed by free time for one’s own activities.
afternoon Sightseeing of Krakow including the Wawel Royal Castle with its Cathedral, the place where for centuries kings were crowed and their remains laid to rest, the market square the largest of it kind in medieval Europe, St. Mary’s Church with its beautifully decorated interior and famous alter carved by Veit Stoss. The university district and the gothic Collegium Maius.
evening
Free time.

Day 2 Jewish district and Wieliczka Salt Mine
morning Tour of Kazimierz, one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe, followed by a tour of the Podgorze district - the site of the former ghetto. The program includes Tempel SynagogueRemuh Synagogue with its sixteenth-century cemetery, the remaining sections of the ghetto wall, the “empty chairs” memorial commemorating the extermination of Krakow’s Jews, and the exhibition “Krakow under Nazi occupation 1939-1945” in the former Oskar Schindler Factory.
afternoon Visit to Wieliczka  Salt Mine - a one of a kind historic artifact of medieval industrialization, a still-functioning salt mine with countless underground passages, caves, lakes, halls and a unique chapel, all adorned with figures, statues and chandeliers, all carved from crystal salt.
evening Free time.

Day 3 Auschwitz - Birkenau and Czestochowa
morning Tour to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum - territory of extermination: visit to the museum and grounds of the former World War II concentration camp, the place where a million people of many nationalities, though mostly Jews, died in the gas chambers.
afternoon Travel to Czestochowa, sightseeing of the Pauline Monastery, the holy place for Polish Catholics with the famous icon of the Black Madonna. Travel to Warsaw.
evening Arrival in Warsaw, hotel check-in.

Day 4 Warsaw
morning Sightseeing of Warsaw, visit to the Palace of Culture and ScienceNowy Swiat - a representative street of the city, Royal Park Lazienki, the UNESCO-listed Old Town and Royal Castle reconstructed after the war time damage.
afternoon Visit to the area of the former ghetto in Warsaw; Ghetto Heroes Monument; the bunker at 18 Miła Street, the mass grave of the leaders of the uprising; and the Umschlagplatz, the square where people were collected for transport to the death camp in Treblinka.
evening Free time.

Day 5
morning Check out and departure from Warsaw.

Services included:

  • 2 night's accommodation in Krakow in a 2* student hotel or hostel on bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 night's accommodation in Warsaw in a 2* student hotel or hostel on bed and breakfast basis
  • All transfers as per above mentioned itinerary
  • Private English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing
  • Meals as per the itinerary

Services not included:

  • The journey to and from Poland
  • Tour guide 
  • Public transport
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenditure, tips, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Price on request.

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