TEREZIN CONCENTRATION CAMP TOUR
The tour is a five-hour trip starting when you are picked up by bus at your accommodation and brought to this former Nazi concentration camp just north of Prague. The town of Terezin was founded in 1780 by Emperor Josef II originally as part of an ingenious system of Late Baroque military fortresses to protect the Kingdom of Bohemia from attack from the north-west, the small fortress was later converted into a prison at the beginning of the 19th century.
During the period of Nazi occupation of World War II in 1940 while under the control of the Gestapo, the town of Terezin was turned into a Jewish ghetto. Cynically, for Nazi propaganda purposes the Gestapo famously (and successfully) presented the Terezin ghetto to an inspection delegation of the International Red Cross Organisation as an ideal model Jewish settlement. In reality however the town and fortress of Terezin were being used by the Nazis as a transit camp for Jews and all others deemed enemies of the Third Reich from all over Europe.
It is said 160,000 prisoners passed through Terezin of whom 36,000 lost their lives within the walls of this former Nazi concentration camp, since this tragic period in history the name Terezin has been forever etched into the world's conscience. The Terezin Concentration Camp Memorial Tour then is an essential part of the itinerary for visitors to Prague with an interest in the history of World War II and the Holocaust.
At around 09.20am (correct time will be confirmed on booking) you will be collected from your Prague accommodation and the luxury coach with guide will drive you the 65km (about 1 hour maximum) to the fortress town of Terezin, after the tour you will be driven back to the centre of Prague, this is where the tour ends. The tour comes in a choice of standard languages which are English, German, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish and Czech, you should let us know which language you prefer when booking.
Minimum group size - 1 person
Start time and length of tour - The Terezin Concentration Camp Tour is available daily at 09.30am. It lasts 5 hours, including transportation. It is closed from 24th December to 26th December and on 1st January also.
Price per person - Adults 1260 CZK / 47 Euro, children up to 6 years old: 1030 CZK / 38 Euro, students up to 26 years old: 1150 CZK / 43 Euro.
Transfers and guide included - Yes, we will pick you up at your accommodation and drop you back in the centre of Prague after the end of the Terezin Concentration Camp Memorial Tour.
Terezin Concentration Camp Tour - Prague Tours Direct