Krakow, listed by UNESCO as one of the world’s most historical sites, was miraculously spared from destruction during WWII. A trip to Krakow provides Religious Studies students with the opportunity to see for themselves a city which, like all Polish cities, embraces the Catholic faith; there are many beautiful churches to explore, including the magnificent St. Mary’s Basilica in the Main Square, which houses a huge Gothic altarpiece.
Most Religious Studies visits to Krakow will focus on the atrocities of the persecution of the Jews during WWII, where tours of Auschwitz/Birkenau death camps and Oscar Schindler’s Factory will bring this period to life. Meeting a Holocaust survivor will further enrich their understanding of these events.
Our groups stay in 3 star hotels on the edge of the city, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Main Square.
Take a morning flight and arrive in Krakow in the afternoon. Time to explore the local area.
Morning guided walking tour of Kazimierz, the Jewish District. Afternoon visit to the Galicia Museum, with the opportunity to meet with a Holocaust survivor.
Full day visit to Auscwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.
Morning visit to the Main Square and St. Mary’s Basilica, and the Baroque church of St. Peter and St Paul. Afternoon walk to the castle and cathedral complex.
Time in the morning for final sightseeing and shopping. Afternoon flight home.
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