The murder of more than six million Jews during the Second World War remains one of the darkest but defining aspects of the conflict. On this new tour we look at some key aspects of the Holocaust in the area that was German occupied Poland during WW2 and examine the experience of war for the Polish people. We tour the terrifyingly massive Auschwitz Concentration Camp, go to Oscar Schindler’s Factory and discover the story of Schindler’s List. We also walk the Krakow Ghetto and see the Museum of the Polish Home Army.
Fly from your selected airport to Kraków airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a four-night stay.
We start our tour in Kraków having an in-depth look at the Kraków Ghetto seeing the ‘chairs’ memorial, the old Chemist shop and the buildings where Jewish families lived. After lunch you will visit the Oscar Schindler Factory; immortalised in the film Schindler’s List, Oscar 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. Then visit the site of Plaszow Concentration Camp, seeing the memorial.
Today you travel to Auschwitz, the most notorious and deadly of the Concentration Camps in German occupied Poland. Auschwitz has become one of the enduring symbols of the horror that was the Holocaust. We have a guided visit of Auschwitz, where the workers were detained, seeing the many museum items and exhibitions, and take time to explore the vast site of Auschwitz-Birkenau where an estimated million died in the Final Solution. A moving day studying one of the most iconic locations connected to the Holocaust.
Museum of Polish Home Forces; British Cemetery
Krakow CWGC Cemetery
We begin today in Kraków and visit the museum of the Polish Home forces. We then visit the British Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at Kraków which includes the graves of British Prisoners of War who died in POW camps in German occupied Poland. In the afternoon you have free time to explore central Kraków.
Return transfer to Kraków Airport for your return flight to the UK.
At a Glance
4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
Specialist Historical Guide
Return flights to Kraków
Airport transfers in Poland
Air-conditioned coach travel
Included Excursions & Visits
Historical visits as described
Optional Excursions & Visits
Entrance fees to museums & places of interest (extra cost)
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
Youwill stay for four nights at 3-star Legend Hotel in the heart of the Old Townof Krakow. This new hotel, situated in an excellent location next to Wawel Hilloffers a restaurant and small fitness room. All bedrooms are furnished withmodern facilities.
Please note the 25thSeptember tour will stay for four nights in Krakow at the 4-star Hotel GrandAscot. Ideally locatedin the heart of the Krakow, just 700 meters from theMarket Square the hotelperfectly captures the atmosphere of the city. This newhotel has a restaurantand lobby bar and all bedrooms have modern facilities.
Pleasenote K5PKH/2 on 23 October will stay for four nights in Krakow at the 3-starHotel Wyspianski. The hotel enjoys an enviable location, only 500 metres fromKrakow’s beautiful Market Square, the city’s historical and cultural centre.Krakow Old Town, the Jewish Quarter and Wawel Castle are all within walkingdistance. This large hotel has a restaurant and bar and all bedrooms have T.V.and hairdryer.
The 3 Star Wyspianski hotel is located 500m away from the market square in Krakow. The hotel is modern and stylish with great access to the major attractions in the centre of Krakow such as Old Town, the market square and the Jewish Quarter. With only a short 10-15minute walk away from the train and bus station and the airport and highway also a short drive away. The hotels facilities include luggage room, safe at reception, a restaurant and a bar. All bedrooms feature T.V, radio, hairdryer, Wi-Fi/Internet access and en-suite bathroom.
The 3 Star Legend Hotel is located in the city of Krakow and is in-between the Old Town and the Kazimierz district. You can walk around the major attractions such as the Wawel Hill, Wawel Castle and the Market square which are all approx. 200meters away. The hotels facilities include a modern décor, a restaurant, a bar and lounge. All bedrooms feature T.V with satellite access and radio, safe, desk, telephone, Tea and Coffee making facilities, air conditioning, hairdryer and en-suite bathroom.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
Why not go the night before your
holiday for a relaxing start? You can park for FREE
for up to nine days at the Holiday Inn Ashford
North and enjoy an overnight stay with English
breakfast from just £38 per person. This offer is
subject to availability and based on two sharing a
twin/double room on a B&B basis. We’ll then
collect you from the hotel on the day of departure
and return you there at the end of your holiday.
To book this package, please call the hotel on
01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your
booking reference. If your holiday is longer than
nine days you can pay for additional days’ parking.
Ask one of our friendly reservations team for
more details when you book your holiday.
Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.
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.
Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265
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We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage.
Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
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The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call.
On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.