A half day tour to Terezin, a World War II concentration camp and Jewish ghetto located outside Prague.
This tour is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.
After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we take a short drive north to the Terezin Memorial. This former garrison town was built at the end of the 18th century by Emperor Joseph II as an ingenious system of military fortresses.
However, when the Nazis invaded the Czech Republic during World War II, they converted this huge area into a concentration camp and Jewish ghetto.
We take an extensive tour of both the camp and the ghetto: we visit the Gestapo prison, the Terezin Museum, the Crematorium, the hidden synagogue, and the Magdeburg Barracks. All areas are eerily preserved in their 1940s state.
This sorry episode in the history of Terezin, and of humanity in general, will no doubt leave many unanswered questions in your mind, as to how or why such atrocities can occur.
Because this tour is of a sensitive nature, we run it in small groups and it is led by a specialist guide in Jewish history, to ensure participants gain the fullest understanding of the subject.
For refreshments, a coffee shop/restaurant is located on site.
The Terezin Memorial Tour is in English, and is led by a professional, licensed tourist guide.
Transport to and from Terezin is in a modern, air-conditioned mini-coach.
The tour finishes back in Prague, near the Old Town Square.
Please note: many of the Jews to pass through Terezin were deported from the Jewish Quarter (Josefov) in Prague. To trace the origins of the story therefore, you may also find it of interest to book our Jewish Quarter Walking Tour.