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Terezin Concentration Camp Bus Day Trip from Prague

Highlights
  • 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
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Terezin Concentration Camp Bus Day Trip from Prague
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (175)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Truly Disturbing but a MUST visit

I really don't know where to start but if you thought only the Jewish people were killed by the Nazis, you would be wrong. Take the tour to see a piece of history that should be remembered and told so history like this will never...More

Thank LYNDA T
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent day excursion

We spent some time debating whether to go on this tour but afterwards were so glad we did and that we went to Terezin with a guide--we would have gotten nearly as much out of it if we went there on our own. Our guide...More

Thank ellisMi5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Eye opening

Just got off the tour about an hour ago, and felt that I needed to review it right away. Jeremy was our guide, such a passionet and enthusiastic giude, he explained every thing and was really into the subject itself, which in turn, in a...More

Thank yardensandie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terezin: A Grim Reminder

We felt this tour extremely informative and worthwhile. Our guide Karol was excellent and knowledgeable and provided insight and context to this tour.

2  Thank kuchairman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah, our tour guide was outstanding.

We travel 16 - 18 weeks a year and have been on well over 100 tours. Many great guides, but none had the passion for her group in the topic of the tour like Sarah did. She has a way to take your mind to...More

Thank xplor-with-us
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Lindsay R
6 October 2018|
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Response from lauracI6579MN | Reviewed this property |
There is a toilet on the bus but a passenger had trouble accessing it
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Victoria H
13 August 2018|
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We got back at around 5pm
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8 August 2018|
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Response from wilmamckay | Reviewed this property |
I booked Terezin through trip adviser. However, if you go to Tourist information in Prague ( in the square) I am sure you can book with them or they will advise you. It is a coach and is air conditioned. Advise you to take... More
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