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Krakow and the Final Solution, led by Eugenie Brooks

18 April or 26 September 2022

5 days from £1,145pp

Discover the turbulent wartime history of Krakow on this new Remembrance tour, taking a closer look at the devastating treatment of the Jewish population, referred to as the ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’ by Nazi Germany’s leaders.
  • Accompanied by expert military history guide Eugenie Brooks
  • Visit Auschwitz and Birkenhau Concentration Camps
  • Visit the site of the Krakow Ghetto and remains of the actual wall, hear the story of Heroes Square, walk the route of those who worked at Schindlers factory and visit its museum
  • Visit the Wieliczka Salt Mines and wonder at its magnificent saline lakes, beautiful underground chambers with chandeliers and learn about its history 
  • Visit Rakowicki Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and pay our respects during an Act of Remembrance
  • Explore the Kazimierz District of Krakow where scenes in Schindlers list were filmed, visit a local synagogue, bookstores and lunch at one of the Jewish themed restaurants
  • Visit the Galicia Jewish Museum and view the photograph exhibition commemorating the 800-year Jewish presence in South east Poland
  • Have the opportunity to meet a local recipient of the Polish Righteous Among the Nations Awards or a Holocaust and concentration camp survivor

Krakow and the Final Solution, led by Eugenie Brooks

Despite western diplomatic efforts to restrain dictator Adolf Hitler, under his orders German forces invaded Poland at 04:45 on the 1st September 1939 with a series of bombings and an overwhelming number of troops, tanks and artillery. In response, Poland’s allies, Britain and France declared war on Germany on the 3rd September. World War II had begun.

This special Remembrance tour will be based in one of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow, situated on the banks of the Vistula River which was spared from destruction and bombing, and proclaimed the capital of General Government – a new territory created and governed by Nazi Germany. Our tour will look at the effect the German invasion had on this historic city and learn how the Jewish population of the city were forced into a walled Ghetto. We will uncover the horrors of the Holocaust and travel out of the city to visit Auschwitz – Berkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp. We will also visit the famous Wieliczka Salt Mines and honour those who lost their lives on Polish soil during WWII at our private Act of Remembrance at Rakowicki CWGC Cemetery bringing an end to this captivating tour.

Your Accommodation

Golden Tulip, Krakow

★★★★
Overview
The Golden Tulip Krakow City Centre boasts an excellent location in the heart of the old town. Only a few minutes’ walk, separates this 4-star hotel from the largest market square in Europe. All the 86, classically designed guest rooms are served by a lift. This non-smoking hotel has a 24-reception service and offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout. 
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s Tulip Restaurant, a unique glazed patio restaurant, also offering a lunch and dinner menu featuring a range of modern cuisine. The hotel bar is the perfect place to relax, serving classic cocktails, Polish Vodkas and Liqueur's as well as craft beers and hot beverages. The hotel offers room service as well as conference rooms and business facilities. 
Room Facilities & Amenities
The hotel’s modern, air-conditioned guest rooms have an earth tone décor and functional, tasteful furnishings. The large windows make them feel light and spacious, and with a choice of a double or twin beds, rooms are available as a double/twin share or for sole use. 
 
All rooms are equipped with the following: 
Full bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries 
Safe deposit box  
Satellite TV  
Direct dial telephone 
Coffee & tea making facilities 
Complimentary WiFi