Creativity, Activity, Service

As part of our CAS series, we explore Creativity, Activity and Service through individually focused days in Krakow.

Krakow is a city of incredible man-made and natural beauty, entrenched in scarcely-believable ancient and modern history, making it a wonderful location to explore a wide range of CAS activities.

Team work and creative flair will be tested in thrilling design challenges while adrenaline will surely be pumping during our white water rafting adventure on the River Wisla. Finally, in co-operation with international charity organisations, students will be tasked with using all their imagination in an inspiring 24-hour team challenge to aid the poor community.

Creativity, Activity, Service

All our themes and activities are 100% flexible and can be mixed and matched to suit your group.

Day 1

  • Transport terminal pick-up by your dedicated CAS Trips tour guide
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Walking tour: Krakow by night –  A fascinating introduction to the unique history and culture of Poland’s second city, through the UNESCO listed Old Town by night
  • Evening Meal – Traditional Polish cuisine in an authentic local restaurant.
  • Reflections Challenge – An introduction to the CAS Trips Network and Reflections Centre with personal student and teacher logins, online itineraries and amazing group sharing capabilities.

Day 2 – CREATIVITY

  • Your CAS Trips tour guide hotel pick-up
  • Walking tour: Urban art – We embark on a guided walking tour through the urban hotspots of Krakow, exploring how the thriving Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture of this beautiful city is a true reflection of the ever-evolving mindset of a country rocked by war and regeneration.
  • Lunch
  • International Culture Centre – The highly-acclaimed ICC offers a truly captivating exhibit focussing on the mysterious world of symbols, myths, and legends inherent in M.K Čiurlionis’ art, followed by an interactive group work session in the gallery space.
    Students will be tasked with solving a problem-based task using visual and textual materials on display. 
  • Kazimierz Challenge –  The charming area of Kazimierz was once the down-trodden, abandoned part of Krakow. After the fall of communism people saw the potential in the empty cheap property and a wave of artists, writers and restaurateurs moved in, making Kazimierz the most exciting and bustling neighbourhood in town.
    In co-operation with a professional design and architecture team, students are shown an empty space/warehouse and tasked with creating a proposal for what they would do with the space within 90 minutes. Team work, creativity and originality will all be vital as the teams compete for first prize, to be judged by the professionals.
  • Evening Meal

Day 3 – ACTIVITY

  • Your CAS Trips guide hotel pick-up
  • Bike tour – Astride the river Wisal and at the foot of the Carpathian mountains, Krakow is located in an area of astounding natural beauty and there is no better way to explore it than by bike, accompanied by our professional cycle guide team.
  • Lunch
  • White Water Rafting – Adrenaline and excitement are guaranteed as we take the Dunajec White Water Challenge! In small groups accompanied by our expert professional rafting team, this thrilling trip down Dunajic – the white water river in the middle of the Polish mountains – is sure to excite everyone.

Day 4 – SERVICE

  • Your CAS Trips guide hotel pick-up
  • The Jagiellonian University Human Rights Centre – The UJRHC was one of the first Human Rights Centres to be established in Central Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the organisation has been pioneering with its work. Students will get the opportunity to speak with founding members and current employees and interns before enjoying an interactive presentation about the institutions work and projects.
  • Lunch
  • The Graffiti Busters Challenge – In co-operation with local community action project Pogromcy Bazgrołów, students are invited to join their team as they visit residential areas in the city blighted by graffiti vandalism. Slogans painted are often anti-semitic or offensive in nature. We put on the overalls and join the clean up operation – painting over them with paint donated by the community.

Day 5

  • Free time for souvenir shopping 
  • Your CAS Trips tour guide and bus driver hotel pick-up and departure terminal drop-off

*itineraries are illustrative and can be altered to your specific academic needs or time constraints.