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Overview

Take a humbling lesson in the horrors of World War II's Holocaust on this day trip to Terezin from Prague by bus. Traveling with a professional guide, discover the former Nazi deportation camp where Jewish prisoners used to be transported, a converted 18th-century fortress where many thousands died at the hands of the Nazis. Tour the barracks and compound of the Main Fortress; visit the museum, cemetery and columbarium; and learn how the Nazis presented the camp as a lively Jewish community to dupe official Red Cross observers.
  • Day trip to Terezin concentration camp by bus from Prague, with a guide
  • Tour the Main Fortress camp, where thousands of Jewish people were held during WWII
  • Explore the museum and see the former barracks, cells and SS offices
  • Visit the poignant Jewish cemetery, crematorium and columbarium
  • Learn how the Nazis presented Terezin as a thriving community to WWII Red Cross monitors
Meet your guide in central Prague to Bohušovice nad Ohří, just north of the city. On route, hear how Terezin started life in the 18th century as an Austrian fortress before being converted by the Nazis during WWII into a Jewish deportation camp.

Arrive at Bohušovice station. Pause here to see the old sidings from where many Jewish people were transported onward, and then drive to Terezin’s Main Fortress. 

Enter through the gate inscribed with the Nazi message arbeit macht frei or ‘work sets you free,’ and tour the buildings as an expert guide charts the atrocities that took place here.

View the barracks, crematorium, columbarium and SS camp headquarters, as well as other sites. As you look around, hear how the Nazis used Terezin as a show camp to dupe Red Cross observers into believing all was well, parading it has having everything from fake leisure facilities and shops to a theater. 

Behind the facade, while Terezin did not preside over gas chambers or mass exterminations, the camp caused the deaths of many thousands of prisoners. Visit the poignant museum to trace the stories of some of the prisoners, view some of the drawings made by the children held here, and watch a Nazi propaganda film about the camp.

While the facts of what happened here are shocking and distressing, your guide will explain everything in a sensitive and considered way. After your visit, return to Bohušovice and ride the train or bus back to Prague. Your trip concludes at the railway station.

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J
, Nov 2018

Really heartbreaking but excellent tour. Our guide Krystina was extremely knowledgeable and the tour was well laid out and paced. Cried multiple times. It is so difficult to really see these horrors but so glad these tours exist to help educate and inform the world. Highly recommend!!

A
, Oct 2018

This tour was eye opening. The tour guide was very good. It is tough to hear about what people went through at Terezin and to see the conditions they lived in. I'm glad I did this tour, I learned a lot.

M
, Sep 2018

This tour was pretty much a disappointment. Not the camp itself, which was moving and arresting and full of information, but the way the trip was handled. There were at least two incredibly tasteless “jokes” during the tour - one from a passenger who asked if the group photo was to identify us in case we died on the tour, and another from the guide about giving everyone numbers in the future to keep track of us. I asked, and the company/guide, Brian S., had no plan for how to handle such offenses, not even announcing behavioral expectations at the beginning of the tour. The group was far too large, ~30 people when it should have been at least half. The info Brian provided was mostly relevant and interesting but not always well-conveyed (i.e., his explanation of how WWI started) and he sometimes seemed to have trouble showing us around (i.e., at the start of the museum portion of the tour). I’d definitely recommend visiting this site, but not with this tour company or guide.

b
, Sep 2018

I really enjoyed this tour. The guide Brian was extremely knowledgeable. Additionally, he made sure that everyone is accounted for and even provided water. The ride was comfortable. A lot of information was presented and this is probably the highlight of my CZ trip. I would definitely recommend this tour.

R
, Aug 2018

Brian Stewart was a wonderful guide. He is extremely knowledgeable about the history of Terezin, particularly during the period of the twentieth century. The anecdotes he told about the inmates of the ghetto during the Nazi regime made the visit extremely moving.

Wear good shoes during this tour there is a lot of walking! And bring lunch or a snack.

Very worthwhile journey.

a
, Jul 2018

This is an excellent, highly educational tour. It was one of the highlights of our time in Prague.

D
, Jul 2018

This was an excellent tour, covered the key historical features of fortress and subsequent use by the Nazis during World War 2 as a concentration camp for Jews. In this regard, men, women and children were held here until transported to camps in the east. Many died here as well. The camp also served as propaganda for the Nazis who used parts of it to show the world that Jews were treated well by them. The forced incarceration of children here can be easily compared to current American practices where refugee children are separated from family and housed in cages. This camp should be visited by any concerned with human rights as a reminder these issues are still with us. The guide was very knowledgeable, the pace was brisk but manageable, the bus trip comfortable.

L
, May 2018

Brilliant trip. Very moving at times but well worth the visit. Our guide, Terry, was very knowledgeable and enthusiatic which added greatly to the experience. While we often wander off and do things on our own, we were happy to keep with her and listen to the stories and details she provided. Well worth signing up for if you are visiting the area.

M
, Apr 2018

All we can say is the tour is very well worth the time and money! Our guide for the day, Terry, was one of the most knowledgeable tour guides weve had. And very personable and passionate about what she is talking about. We did not take many pictures as we did not want to take away from the actual visit and the information being given. A few hints...pack a small but light lunch/snacks and water, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Not too many places to get something as you are constantly moving throughout the Terezín area.

C
, Apr 2018

A hard but very worthwhile and meaningful experience.


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