Terezin Private Tours
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Terezin tour is an unforgettable journey with Terezin researcher, storyteller, and writer focusing on forgotten stories and heroes. Pavel Batel is an experienced Holocaust educator and documentarist who interviewed over fifty survivors. He is lecturing at universities, Jewish communities, and organizations all over the world.
Terezin, Czech Republic

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Chaim Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands40 contributions
Aug 2022
It's been a few months since I returned back home from my Eastern block travel and I still can not forget my visit to the Terezin ghetto with Pavel Batel. He is a very kind modest man and his knowledge is respected worldwide among professors of history and art. When I google him I always find something new about his Holocaust research and it takes my breath away. Interview in Italy with the son of the last and only elder who survived the Holocaust Benjamin Murmelstein or survivor Peter Erben, the best friend of Fredy Hirsch who revealed the secret about his death only to Pavel. I can not recommend his tour enough! I just finished reading his first book about Bialystok children combined with his childhood and past. A fascinating piece of artwork. I became his biggest fan!
Written November 23, 2022
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Carissa C
Sarasota, FL13 contributions
Oct 2022
Pavel made this the most spectacular tour. While it could have easily been extremely morose and possibly boring, Pavel brought life to the people of Terezin and their lives. He is a brilliant storyteller, a passionate historian, and has so much to knowledge to share. Even though it was an all day tour, time flew by and I felt we could have spent days listening to Pavel's fascinating stories. After studying the Holocaust throughout schooling, I was intrigued by Terezin and lucky to have found this tour and have Pavel as a guide. My husband who didn't want to go even thought it was super interesting. Highly recommend!
Written October 31, 2022
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beth
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Sep 2022
I could not be more pleased with my tour of Terezin with Pavel Batel. Pavel made commutations easy with email, and when he picked me up at the hotel to start the day. He was professional, kind and well prepared. No question went unanswered. He was clearly passionate about the subject matter. Pavel just didn't give us facts about that site, he told us stories of the people who were there during this terrible time. Not just stories he read in a book, but stories from victim's he personally interviewed. Pavel Batel is the best tour guide one could ever hope to have. I would definitely use him again and I highly recommend him.
Written October 9, 2022
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Eileen W
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We took a small group tour (5 people) to Terezin with Pavel Batel in early September, 2022. This was one of the most outstanding tours we have ever taken. Pavel is incredibly passionate and his deep knowledge of the subject comes from many years of research. He is a historian and a novelist who is a storyteller at heart. The stories he told were as if relayed to us by the survivors, such was his keen insight and detailed, encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Terezin. We cannot find enough superlatives to describe this journey with Pavel Batel. It was phenomenal.
Written October 5, 2022
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uchihalotte
Lodi, CA26 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Patel is a special man that has a unique gift for storytelling. I find it hard to emphasize how much we enjoyed our one-on-one tour with Patel because of his knowledge of Prague's history, along with his animated storytelling theatrics. Our deepest regret is that we did not get a picture with this man because he really is an experience onto himself, and we would highly recommend his tour to any traveler.
Written September 2, 2022
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Lady_K
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We set out early in the morning to explore and tour Terezin with Mr. Pavel Batel. We were picked up in front of our hotel exactly at the agreed time. Already in the car, Mr. Batel started immersing us in the mysterious past of the city of Terezin. I must say that this person's information was very extensive and Mr. Batel was able to answer all of our questions. It was as if we were transported to the ancient times of Terezin's past and listened to the man's story with mouths open wide. We were very excited about the whole tour! It was a great time when we could all immerse ourselves in the mysterious history of Terezin! I can only recommend a tour with Mr. Pavel Batel! He is a man in his place. I can say that my family and I had an unforgettable experience visiting the city of Terezin. I recommend it to everyone who wants to experience a quality and memorable tour of the City of Terezin.
Written August 7, 2022
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Naomi K
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
This tour was so informative. Pavel is encyclopedic in his knowledge and conveyed not just the facts but the emotions in play as well. He must’ve been exhausted at days end but he was so thorough. Would definitely recommend this tour to others!
Written June 29, 2022
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Kayla C
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Pavel is one of the best tour guide I’ve ever met. He is passionate, a wonderful story teller, and patient enough to answer all of my questions. This trip is definitely unforgettable because it inspired me to reflect on my own, which is a result I didn’t expect at all. I would recommend it to all my friends!
Written March 27, 2022
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Linnet K
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
Feb 2022
We booked a tour with Pavel Batel while in Prague and are so glad that we did! Pavel was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgable and able to thoroughly answer all of our questions! It was such a unique experience and his breadth of knowledge was amazing! My teenage son was attentive the entire time and remarked afterwards how much he enjoyed the tour and Pavel! If you plan to visit Prague, we highly recommend this tour!
Written February 26, 2022
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csaBoston
Boston, MA5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I toured Terezin with Pavel Batel while visiting Prague in November 2021 & can’t speak highly enough of my experience. It was unique & impactful thanks to Pavel’s depth & detail of knowledge, passion, engaging manner, spiritual consciousness, respect & bravery in his relating of such a brutal history that surely needs to continue to be shared.

Pavel picked me up at my hotel & from the minute we set off we enjoyed an easy rapport as he began sharing the history he has so intensely studied & continues to study to uncover new pieces of history to share & ensure victim’s stories continue to be told. I felt like I spent the day in a living history class and any question or comment I had was welcomed, carefully considered & answered. It was a highly individualized experience which made the tour so special…certainly far superior to a tour where the guide follows a script of facts with no ability to enhance it.

If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend touring with Pavel. The reverence for, necessity of learning about & remembering what the inhabitants of Terezin endured will always be with me because of all that Pavel shared that day.
Written January 17, 2022
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