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From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour w/ Audio

1. From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour w/ Audio

Explore the famous Terezin Concentration Camp on a half-day guided tour which starts in the heart of Prague in front of the Rudolfinum building, where you will meet our assistant with a blue and white umbrella. On the bus, you have the opportunity to listen to an audio guide right on your phone that will introduce you to the history of the Czech lands, the history of the Jews in our country, and the history of the town of Terezín. Our English-speaking assistant will be available to take care of you throughout the whole time. In the small fortress of Terezín, you will take part in a guided walk with a local guide in the language of your choice. Take a tour of the site of the concentration camp, the barracks while hearing about how the former garrison town transformed into a camp. Learn about how Terezin changed dramatically when the Nazis renamed it Theresienstadt and sent the first Jewish transports there in November 1941.  After all of this, you will be safely transported back to Prague by our minibus. Enjoy this historically significant place to the fullest and explore with us the dark history that lies behind the gates of the Small Fortress of Terezín.

Private Half-Day Tour To Terezin Concentration Camp

2. Private Half-Day Tour To Terezin Concentration Camp

Terezin was a military fortress built in the 18th century was converted into a concentration camp during World War II. The part called „Big Fortress“ became a ghetto-concentration camp for Jews, whereas the „Small Fortress“ was used as a Gestapo police prison. Terezin was not only a place of suffering but also a place of courage, self–sacrifice and the never ending struggle to save those who were destined to be victims of the Holocaust. What you will see? The Small Fortress Since June 1940 the Small Fortress served as a Gestapo prison because the main Gestapo prison in Prague started to be overcrowded. The prison existed until the 8th of May 1945 and during the 5 years of its existence approximately 35 000 prisoners went through its gates. They were mostly political prisoners and prisoners of war, as well as Jews, Roma, handicapped and regular criminals. Our private guide will show you the entire prison. We will start at the administrative court where prisoners arrived, see the office of the commander, then we will walk through the men’s section of the prison where we will see the mass cells, Jewish cell and the solitary cells. We will walk through the wall tunnels, see the shooting range and the fourth courtyard of the prison with bigger mass cells later built by the Nazis due to lack of space in the prison. We will also watch a short 10 min propaganda movie made by the Nazis for the International Red Cross. The Big Fortress The Big Fortress is located approximately 1 mile away from the smaller fortress and since November 24 it served as a Ghetto for Jews. During 3,5 years of its existence around 155 000 jews passed through its gates. 63 transport left Terezin for the extermination camps in Poland, carrying 87 000 prisoners. Only 3600 of them survived the war. Approximately 35 000 people died in the Ghetto itself, mostly from diseases and lack of nutrition. Visit with our private guide the Museum of the Ghetto located in the former barracks for boys. There we will learn about the history of Holocaust and the life in the Ghetto. The entire ground floor section of the museum is dedicated to the children that lived and perished in Terezin. The last section of the museum is focused on the extermination camps. Afterwards we will visit the hidden chapel. The hidden synagogue in Terezin was one of six such hidden synagogues in Terezin. The one we will visit is hidden in a storage room because any signs of Jewish religion were banned by the Nazis. We will then continue to the Magdeburg barracks where we will see what the dormitories looked like and we will learn about culture in the Ghetto. Many of the Jewish prisoners were accomplished artists. At the end of the tour our private guide will take you to the Krematorium which is located outside of Terezin’s walls. It was built in 1942 and the victim’s bodies were cremated there. Next to the Krematorium lies a mass graveyard.

WWII and Communism History in Prague's Old Town Private Tour

3. WWII and Communism History in Prague's Old Town Private Tour

On this WWII and Communism-themed tour you will discover the turbulent events of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the Operation Anthropoid, the 1945 Uprising, the Salinization and the Velvet Revolution. Get to know the events and personalities of Prague’s occupation and liberation. The 2-hours walking tour will start with a walk through Josefov, which is one of the best preserved Jewish Ghettos in Europe. You will see the Maisel Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue and hear about the horrors of the transportation of Czech Jews to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and Hitler’s horrific plan to create the “museum of the extinct race”. Prague played an important part in defeating the Nazi regime. Your Private Guide will give you the details of the Prague Uprising at the Old Town Square. You will see the iconic Astronomical Clock on the facade of the Old Town Hall, which suffered heavy damage during the bloody battles of May 5-9, 1945. The involvement of the Red Army in the liberalization of the city was later used by the Czechoslovak Communist Party to increase the support for communism. Next, you will walk to the Petschek Palace, the former seat of the Gestapo headquarters. On the corner of the building you will find a memorial plaque dedicated to the Czech resistance and you will hear of their efforts, interrogations and tortures. The tour will end on the historic Wenceslas Square, which was used by the Nazis for mass demonstrations and where the mass demonstrations of the 1989 Velvet Revolution took place. Choose the extended 4-hours option to visit the Museum of Communism to get an insight into the life in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. The museum covers the events from the four decades of communist rule in the country, including the Cold War, Prague Spring, Soviet Invasion of 1968, suicide of student Jan Palach, and the Velvet Revolution. You will hear the stories of the totalitarian regime, propaganda, censorship, political trials and executions. This is a must-see to gain a true understanding of Praguers heroic efforts to gain independence and democracy.

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Transfer + visit very well organized. We were a group of 7 people with 3 children. We had a very interesting time. I recommend. Allow 5 hours round trip from the center of Prague.

Our Italian driver and guide is very knowledgeable and helpful. The on-site guide was also very good. Punctual service.