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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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Terezin Memorial
SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Prague
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
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Reviewed 3 days ago
BEST tour, hands down

Sarah was the best tour guide I've ever had, EVER. The tour was included an extremely well rounded mix of stories, facts, buildings, artwork, pictures, videos, and discussions.

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Amazing tour with Jeremy!

This tour was so informative and interesting you got to see everything you could possibly want to see about the concentration camp and got to look into the museums. Jeremy had so much knowledge and broke up the trip with loads of fascinating stories. Couldn’t...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A must do if visiting Prague.

Can’t recommend this tour enough. The tour starts on the streets of Prague with some history and interesting facts on the way to the pickup point. Once on the bus it takes around 40 minutes to arrive in Terezín (journey home is about the same...More

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
great tour despite the swelteringly hot day

i was inspired by our Czech guide who spoke English perfectly, named Philip, a young man who keeps his composure guiding a tour of terezin for years, learning and knowing all of the horrors, and explaining the facts calmly so everybody knows the truth. this...More

Thank bobbydag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Terezin yesterday with Filip as our guide. It was a fascinating tour and he is very knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. My husband and I visited with our 16 and 11 year old daughters. Our youngest is fascinated by history and was keen...More

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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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