We definitely wanted to see a concentration camp on our Eastern European journey and found this well-regarded tour company. We called to get some more information and a lovely, patient woman went through the cost and comparison for a tour of Auschwitz or Terezin from Prague. Because it was the off-season, there were no organized tours to Auschwitz, but they let us know that they could have a driver take us all the way to Poland and a private tour guide accompany us on the journey for a reasonable fee. We decided to go with the longer/more expensive tour because if we were only going to see one of the two, we thought the journey would be worth it.
We made the trip in one day and are incredibly pleased with the decision. We made great time on the drive (about five hours) and stopped twice along the way for bathroom/snack breaks. The guide even suggested we run back to our rooms and grab pillows so we could sleep on the long journey.
The tour guide was incredible- she was so knowledgable and provided incredible insights- as she had once gone through the camp with a survivor.
The tour was even more emotional and horrific than I had imagined. It was made more eery as hardly any others were there during our visit- apparently the atmosphere is completely different with thousands of tour groups in the summer.
I would strongly recommend taking the day trip to Auschwitz from Prague. I read elsewhere that the journey was not possible in a day by train, but this tour makes it very easy and the staff is wonderful/knowledgable.
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