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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 (203)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Detailed and very worthwhile tour!

This is a must for anyone in to their history! The tour provides an extensive look in to the living conditions of prisoners at the Small Fortress and the Jewish civilians who had been transported to the ‘Ghetto’ concentration camp of Terezin by the nazi’s...More

Thank GLMA29
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Amazing emotional

This was a very moving, humbling and emotional trip. We had an amazing guide with Brian. He was very educated on this trip, helpful and a pleasure to have as our guide! I would recommend this trip to those wanting to remember and not forget...More

Thank Witty1979
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent comprehensive tour.

Lyle, Our guide, was extremely knowledgeable. We appreciated all of the research that he had done, and the comprehensive way he explain about Terezin . This was an exceptional tour and we would highly recommend it. One of the best values that we have encountered.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cassieee
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour of Terezin and solemn reminder

Lyle was an excellent tour guide! He is American, so he spoke great English of course--his knowledge of Terezin, Prague and Czech history were impressive. The tour started at 10am in front of the Tourism Office right in the Old Town Square. There are many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank swayne1986
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thought provoking

Tijo, our charming guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us riveted with his detailed information throughout the day. He has been a guide for several years and has done a great deal of research into the history of the Terezin concentration camp. I highly recommend...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RAPHAELLA S
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Judy F
29 November 2018|
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Response from Larry H | Reviewed this property |
We had about 20, which was ok for this type of tour. We filled a bus for the trip but then divided into 2 different tour groups.
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RebeccaX0X
28 October 2018|
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Response from Keith D | Reviewed this property |
Our trip left at 10am from the information office, in the old square, and we returned about 5pm. We did have to walk about 10 minutes to the bus, parked on the other side of the river. But our guide, Sarah, was pointing out... More
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Lindsay R
5 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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