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From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Private Tour

Product ID: 18399
Take a private guided tour from Prague to the former Terezín Concentration Camp. Learn about World War II and its impacts on former Czechoslovakia. The tour comes with a driver-guide and moves at your own pace.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a guided tour of the Terezín Small Fortress and the Big Fortress
  • See the museum, crematorium, and cemetery at Terezín Concentration Camp
Full description
During this tour you will learn about World War II and its impacts on former Czechoslovakia. Terezín is the name of a former military fortress and garrison town. In the late 18th century the Habsburg Monarchy erected the fortress as a stronghold against the Prussians from the North. They named it after Empress Maria Theresa.

Terezín´s most tragic chapter came during WWII (1939-45). In 1940 Prague's Gestapo installed the Minor Fortress police prison. About 32,000 prisoners passed through the Minor Fortress between 1940 and 1945, of whom 2,500 were killed by hunger, disease, tyrannical guards and executions. In 1941 the town of Terezín was changed by the Nazis into a Jewish ghetto-transit camp. Until the end of the war more than 150,000 deportees passed through the camp, 35,000 of whom died there. Russian forces liberated Terezín on May 10, 1945, 8 days after Berlin had fallen to the Allies. Today the camp stands as a memorial to the dead and a monument to human depravity.

As you enter the main gate, the sign above it, ARBEIT MACHT FREI (Work Sets One Free), sets a gloomy tone. You can walk through the prison barracks, execution grounds, workshops, and isolation cells. During this tour you will also visit a local museum about the Terezín concentration camp and see an educational movie.
Includes
  • Personal driver-guide
  • Car (up to 3 people) or van (up to 6 people)
  • Gas and parking fee
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee (220 CZK per person in 2019)
  • Souvenirs, etc.

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Meeting point

Corner of Parizska (Paris) and Dlouha street at the Old Town Square, Prague 1. NOTE: We offer highly customized private guided tours and can pick you up / dropp you off at any address in Prague. Please inform us at least 1 day in advance.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• The tour operator can pick you up / drop you off at any address in Prague. Please inform them at least 1 day in advance

From £247.86 Per group up to 3

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Interesting tour with an exceptional guide. We did this tour with George, an educated, kind and very helpful person. The passion for this work prevailed over the time available. The expected time was 6 hours but he dedicated more than 8. He made us visit the places explaining everything in detail. Thanks George, see you soon!

January 7, 2020

Our tour guide made a sad and difficult tour enjoyable.

Our tour guide Prem made all the difference in an otherwise sad and difficult tour. He loves his job, but loves history even more. He is very knowledgeable of the history of his country and Eastern Europe. He is articulate, educated, very interesting and well travelled. He answered our questions without hesitation and was extremely patient. He was a safe driver and on time.

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January 11, 2018

Sad depressing empty but everyone needs to know and remember!

Suzanne was excellent tour guide!

April 11, 2019

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Product ID: 18399