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Terezin Concentration Camp Bus Day Trip from Prague

  • 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
Terezin Concentration Camp Bus Day Trip from Prague
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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 (184)
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Very impressive!

I took this tour with the guide named Tijo, who was actually from my home town. He was really good at telling the stories and he knew so much! I couldn't imagine a better guide for this tour. The Terezin camp is unlike any other...More

Thank Odyssey18969416908
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best ever guide - Kristyna

We have been on many day trips around world. I can say that our guide Kristyna was the absolute best guide we have experiened. Her knowledge and passion of the terrible events of WW 2 and Terezin in particular was just so interesting. For such...More

1  Thank MickMaria5468
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent trip

We did a guided tour and the guide, Karel, was great very enthusiastic and had extensive knowledge of Prague and WW2. First we visited the small fortress then a short bus trip to the main town. I would say this is a must visit for...More

1  Thank Christy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative and thought provoking Well done Brian!

We were a small part of a dozen visitors led by our guide Brian- an English man from Sunderland. He certainly made the trip the experience it was. His knowledge and understanding of the camp and it’s place in the history of WW2 and the...More

Thank Eileen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
If we could give 10 stars we would

We were not sure what to expect from this guided trip. We expected it to be a humbling experience and it was, but it was also a day on which we learnt so much more about the town and some of it's past, not only...More

Thank Keith D
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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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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
Victoria H
12 August 2018|
Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
We got back at around 5pm