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DAY TRIP TO TEREZIN & LIDICE

The historical fortress of Terezin located 50km northwest from Prague was established by Holy Roman Emperor, Archduke of Austria and King of Bohemia Josef II in 1780. It was built as a part of the monarchy's fort system on a very strategic location at the confluence of rivers Ohre and Labe, predominantly against the Prussian army. At that time, the fort of Terezin was considered as a masterpiece of the fortification design and most modern in whole Austro-Hungarian Empire, however, due to the fast development of military strategies and signing the piece with Germans hundred years later, it was never used for military purposes. In the 20th century it served as a political prison, where Gavrilo Princip was imprisoned after his conviction for the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife on June 28th, 1914, what triggered off the World War I. During the Nazi occupation between 1939-1945, Terezin became a headquarter of Gestapo Police and also concentration camp, where many people - mostly Jewish, found their end.

Tour Programme

Our driver - who will be also your guide for the entire tour, will pick you up from your hotel or AirBnB in Prague on the time you have selected and once you'll reach Terezin, he will take you on a walking tour throughout the town to the fortress and later stopping for lunch (not included in price) in old town of Litomerice, finishing off the day by visiting Lidice Memorial and learning it's sad history. Remember that our program of the tour is always flexible and we will put our greatest effort that it is tailored to your satisfaction.

Time

The overall time of the whole day trip is 8 hours - out of which the driving time is approximately 2 1/2 hour, so this will give you around 5 1/2 hour for the exploration of all three places, where 1 hour is reserved for the lunch (not included in price).

Top Sights & Attractions

Terezin Town - Small Fortress - Old Town Litomerice - Lidice WWII Memorial

Please Note

It is advisable to check the opening times for places you would like to visit as some of them might be closed on certain days, times of the year or could require to have a reservation in advance, which we're happy to assist you with - if known reasonable time ahead.