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From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

35 reviews

From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

From $57.46 per person

Learn about the terrible history of Terezin on this guided tour with roundtrip transportation from Prague.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Czech
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Terezin and places connected to the Second World War
  • Take a guided tour through the site of a former concentration camp
  • Learn about the atrocities committed at Terezin
Full description
Terezin is located approximately ninety miles north of Prague and just south of Litomerice. The town was built in 1780 by Emperor Joseph II of Austria and named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Terezin consisted of two fortresses. The Big Fortress was surrounded by ramparts and contained a barracks. However, Terezin had not been used as a fortress since 1882 and had become a garrison town, which was almost entirely separated from the rest of the countryside. Terezin changed dramatically when the Nazis renamed it Theresienstadt and sent the first Jewish transports there in November 1941. These workers made up the Aufbaukommando (construction detail), later known in the camp as AK1 and AK2. These men were sent to transform the garrison town into a camp. These workers transformed the town, that in 1940 held approximately 7,000 residents, into a concentration camp which held about 35,000 to 60,000 people. With your certified guide, you will be guided through the Terezin concentration camp, learning about the terrible history of this place. The tour visits most places of significance at the site. Afterwards, you will return to Prague.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Roundtrip bus transfer from Prague Křižovnické Square to Terezin
  • Admission ticket to Terezin Fortress
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Křižovnické Square, in front of the statue of Charles IV. The guide will be holding an open blue and white umbrella.

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Important information

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  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  •  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  •  This tour will take place rain or shine.
  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Nice driver who was able to tell a lot during the route about the activity we had, and even told a lot about the city of Prague and where we drove by. This gave us a good view of the city, Terezin and the fortress itself! After arriving at the fortress we got a good guide who could tell and show us even more in perfect English. We can definitely recommend this activity!

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August 25, 2021

We booked the trip very last minute.Upon departure our itinerary was explained clearly to us so we knew exactly what to expect from the start. Our driver,who was not a professional guide,went above and beyond to share with us all the insights of Prague from a point of view of a local. On the way to Terezin he also shared with us interesting facts and history about all importants sights and buildings we passed. He even had a book with photographs to show us how the area suffered from the flood that happened in 2002. We have seen the Jewish crematorium the large fortress and ended with a visit by a professional guide in the small fortress. The story here is not as well known but very heartbreaking and touching nonetheless. We believe that this history should never be forgotten and were very happy to have been here. Very professional service received from the company. Special thanks to our driver/guide Costa.

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July 24, 2021

Bellissima esperienza all'interno della piccola fortezza del campo di concentramento di Terezin. La guida in italiano è stata molto esaustiva e il giro all' interno del campo molto toccante. Il nostro autista ci ha fatto fare un giro anche nel paese di Terezin dove c'è la grande fortezza dove è presente il cimitero e il forno crematorio.

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September 1, 2021

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