Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

5 days from £739pp

About the tour: Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

Tour Introduction

During World War 2, more than six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust and to this day it is still defined as one of the most terrible and defining aspects of the Second World War. On this tour we look at some of the key aspects of the Holocaust in Poland and we see how the Polish people were affected by the German occupation of their country. Whilst in the country, we visit pay a visit to Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Kraków and we also take an in depth look at the Kraków Ghetto. We then journey to the harrowing Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where we have a guided tour of the sites many museums and exhibitions. Back in Kraków, we take a tour of the Museum of Polish Home Forces and the British Commonwealth Cemetery.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Return flights to Kraków with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Poland
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
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(Deposits from £500pp)

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Kraków and transfer to our hotel in Kraków for four nights.

Day 2 - Kraków

We start our tour in Kraków having an in-depth look at the Kraków Ghetto seeing the ‘Chairs’ Memorial and the buildings where Jewish families lived. After lunch you will visit the Oskar Schindler Factory; immortalised in the film Schindler’s List, Oskar worked tirelessly to save as many of the city’s Jews as he could. The factory site is now a museum which helps explain the war in Poland as well as the Holocaust.

Included meals: Breakfast

Kraków Ghetto

Kraków Ghetto (2)

Key Visits

  • Kraków Ghetto
  • Oskar Schindler Factory

Day 3 - Auschwitz

Today we travel to Auschwitz, the most notorious and deadly of the Concentration Camps in German occupied Poland. We spend time in Auschwitz where the workers were detained, seeing the many museum items and exhibitions. We then walk to the massive Auschwitz-Birkenau site, where the huge scale and human cost of the Holocaust is apparent. A moving day studying one of the most iconic locations connected to the Holocaust.

Included meals: Breakfast


Auschwitz-Birkenau (3)

Key Visits

  • Auschwitz
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau

Day 4 - Plaszów Concentration Camp, Kraków War Cemetery

We start at the War Cemetery in Kraków where there is a large British plot, plus graves from the German Army, Polish Forces and Soviet Forces. We then visit the site of Plaszów Concentration Camp, the closest camp to Kraków. In the afternoon you have free time to explore central Kraków.

Included meals: Breakfast

Krakow War Cemetery

Kraków War Cemetery (2)

Key Visits

  • Plaszów Concentration Camp
  • Kraków War Cemetery

Day 5

Return transfer to Kraków airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

The tour is not suitable for children under the age of 14 due to the graphic nature of many displays during the tour.

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Ibis Krakow Centrum or the Vienna House Easy By Wyndham in Kraków.

Vienna House Easy Kraków

Vienna House Easy By Wyndham
Vienna House Easy
Vienna House Easy By Wyndham

About the hotel

The hotel is located within walking distance of the Old Town district and a short taxi ride to the Main Market Square. The hotel has a lift and restaurant.

Hotel Features

  • Bar
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Lift
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Room Features

  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • TV

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Your Flights

Return flights to/from Kraków are available from Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Manchester & Stansted.

We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

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