Terezin Concentration Camp Day Trip From Prague By Train

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Overview

Learn about the horrors of World War IIs Holocaust on this day trip to the former Nazi concentration camp of Terezin from Prague by rail. With a professional guide, travel along the same rail line used during the water to transport Jewish people to the fortress-turned-camp, and explore the barracks, grounds and buildings of the Main Fortress complex. Learn about life here at the museum, discover how the Nazis duped visiting Red Cross monitors, and walk around the deeply poignant Jewish cemetery, crematorium and columbarium.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Meet your guide in central Prague at Masarykovo ndra station for Bohuovice nad Oh, just north of the city. As you travel, learn about Terezins past as a 18th-century fortress, and how, in WWII, its walled garrisons were converted into a Nazi concentration camp. Hear how the rail line your train is following is the very same one used during the war to transport Jewish people to the complex.

Disembark at Bohuovice and see the disused sidings from where many prisoners were taken on to Terezin. Then, board a cab or bus for a short drive to the camp entrance.

Your tour focuses on Terezins Main Fortress, the part of the camp that became a ghetto for Jewish people from across Europe. Walk through the gate emblazoned with arbeit macht frei or work sets youfree, and take a guided tour around the grounds and buildings that mark the horrors that took place here.

Hear how an estimated 35,000 people perished in Terezin, and learn about the conditions endured by those incarcerated here. See the barracks, prison cells and Jewish prayer room, and view the former SS camp headquarters and guards station.

As you walk, listen to the story of how Terezin was presented to International Red Cross monitors as a vibrant Jewish community, with leisure facilities, shops and theater and music shows. Learn about this cruel farce and how, despite unspeakable suffering, many Jews managed to keep hope alive.

Explore the museum that tells some of the prisoners stories and displays drawings made by some of the children. Watch a Nazi propaganda film about the camp, and walk around the moving Jewish cemetery, crematorium and columbarium. While visits here can be distressing, your guide will provide sensitive commentary throughout.

Afterward, travel back to Bohuovice for your return train to Prague, where your day trip ends at the train station.

Inclusions for Terezin Concentration Camp Day Trip From Prague By Train

  • Local guide
  • Round-trip transport by train and cab/bus
  • Entrance fees to Terezin Main Fortress and museum

Exclusions for Terezin Concentration Camp Day Trip From Prague By Train

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
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  • It would be difficult to say enough about both this tour and especially our guide, Jeremy. The tour is run through Sandemans red umbrella people and was well-organized and efficient.

    Terezin is an important and somber place, but it is important to understand what it is and isn't before going. Both a prison and a concentration camp, it is not a death camp as some might expect. There are no gas chambers here. That said, some 90,000 Jews including some of the most important Jewish artists, authors, musicians, doctors and scientists of their day made their way through this camp on the way to their deaths in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. An additional 35,000 people met their end in the camp itself, succumbing to disease, exposure, mistreatment, torture, or outright murder at the hands of the Nazis.

    Despite those staggering numbers, Terezin was a relatively small camp where the conditions were relatively decent. Which really drove home exactly how massive and how systematic the Holocaust was. The murder of 125,000 men, women and children was a mere drop in the bucket, and Terezin was a very small cog in a very big machine. Our guide, Jeremy, did an admirable job of painting the picture of life in the camp as well as its overall role in the context of the Holocaust more broadly. He was both compelling and knowledgeable, and he was able to answer questions while keeping the tour focused and on-schedule without ever seeming frustrated or annoyed.

    The pace was brisk but not unmanageable, and it was necessary to see everything in the time allotted. Overall, this was one of the best tours we have taken through Viator, and we will actively look for Sandemans tours in the future. If you have the opportunity to take one of their tours, do it. If you have the opportunity to take one with Jeremy, consider yourself lucky and enjoy the tour!

  • This was a very informative and amazing trip. It brought up all the bruttality and inhumanity of the human race against each other which learned as a great deal. Valued the elements of peace and respect for each other. Special thanks to Lyle, our guide who really made this trip worth visited.

  • Tour was very interesting but appropriate. Tourguide was new to this tour but seemed adequately equipped, although the end was a little rushed.

  • Fabulous tour if fabulous is the right word very emotive and I learnt a lot. The guide, Brian Stewart, was fantastic. Very informative and friendly. He made the whole trip even more interesting. If you were to have him as your guide you would be very lucky. An informative and complex tour that gives an opportunity to learn some interesting facts about the way the Nazi's began to put into place their plans. Sometimes distressing but, putting it simply, this is something that everyone should do if they go to Prague.
    One note - the trip is a fairly long day with a fair amount of walking so good shoes are a must and in the winter take clothes to layer you are able to leave things on the bus - so take extra.

  • This was an excellent day trip to take. My tour guide was Sarah and she was excellent and knowledgeable about Terezin. She even gave us updates on some of the survivors still living and their stories. Terezin is huge but she covered it all with the respect and professionalism that the subject matter deserves. The highlight for me was the beautiful hidden in the back yard synagogue. Can't say enough about this tour. Highly recommend and is a must see for those wishing to learn more about this unfortunate time period of history.

  • TOMAMOS EL TOUR EN ESPAÑOL Y NUESTRA GUIA SARA ESTABA MUY BIEN DOCUMENTADA CON LA HISTORIA DE TEREZIN. LO RECOMIENDO PARA QUIENES AMEN LA HISTORIA Y NO QUIERAN OLVIDAR QUE EXISTIO EL HOLOCAUSTO.

  • Excellent tour! Kristyna the guide was excellent! The price was very good for 7 hours. Takes about 45 minutes by bus to get there. I'm not sure how you would appreciate terazin w/out a guide.the exhibits are in english but they are limited to a few buildings. The grounds have no displays.

  • Brian Stewart was our guide. His information was fantastic. Had read up on the camp, but his information brought home,the horror of the time

  • This trip was extremely well organized. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and was an excellent guide. The meeting point was easy to locate and then we went by a charted bus to Terezin.
    It is a very interesting camp, as it is very different from Auschwitz. Our guide explained all the history in a very engaging way and answered every one of our questions.
    I always like to travel by myself, but I'm very happy that I decided to take this guided tour to Terezin, as you really need someone familiar with the place to learn the history behind each building. It was a small group 13 people and I learned so much in a few hours!

  • Our guide was knowledgeable and thorough but not over the top. Given the nature of the experience, he was thoughtful and very good at creating the experience for a wide variety of people. I highly recommend this tour.

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