Known to many as the centre of World War II, this is a country with no shortage of historical background. Take a trip to the Auschwitz concentration camp and its moving memorial to over 1.5 million Jews who died their. Re-trace the history of Oscar Schindler on a tour of the old Jewish Quarter and see the remains of the Ghetto Wall. Visit the salt mines and meander the beautiful tunnels and chambers of St Kinga’s Castle.
For students taking modules in ancient history, Athens is a city steeped in mythology and a must-see. Boasting a fine selection of ancient landmarks and archaeological museums. Visit the National Archaeological Museum, spend the afternoon on a walking tour in Plaka, the city’s ancient district. Pay a trip to The Acropolis, ancient Athens’ crowning glory. Why not take a day tour of Delphi? The cliff-edge town known as the epicentre of ancient Greece. Spectacular exhibits include the famous bronze Charioteer, the Naxian Sphinx and the Statue of Antinoos. Visit Mycenae and the Lion’s Gate, the Cyclopean Walls and the Royal Tombs. Head to Cape Sounion, the southernmost part of the peninsula Attica, dominated by the ruins of an ancient Greek temple of Poseidon.
Amsterdam is full of History and culture, sure to inspire your students. Visit Anne Frank’s House, followed by a trip to the Eternal Flame, in memorial of the Dutch Jews killed in WWII. Pay a visit to the Auschwitz Memorial in Amsterdam’s Wertheim Park, then visit the iconic 'Amsterdam' letters. Travel to Kamp Vught; see the former Nazi concentration camp and crematoria. Continue on to Arnhem and check out the renowned bridge.