Communism And Bunker Walking Tour In Prague

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    The Powder Tower, nám. Republiky 5, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia
  • Return Details :
    Wenceslas Square, 110 00 Prague 1, Czechia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Not only will you discover how the average Czech lived, worked and played under communism, but you will also hearstoriesandanecdotesfrom your local guide, who will bring the old days back to life!You will also see historical photos of the events, people, buildings and statues, many of them now destroyed.

We spend 2 hours walking around Prague, seeing iconic places of recent history such as the Old Town Square, Vaclavske Square, Narodni street. Then we enjoy 30-mins break for a lunch or Kofola drink in an authentic canteen from 70s. Finally we visit a Nuclear shelter, which evoke the paranoia of the 1950's. The bunker admission fee 130 CZK (5 EUR) is included in the price.

We like dialogue, so thegroup size is limited up to 15 people.

Look for the guide holding a blue umbrella with a sign "Prague Extravaganza Free Tour".

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

Your communist adventurestarts at The powder tower in namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945. On the way to the Old town Square, where the Communism party leaders celebrated their victory in 1948, we pass the functionalist architecture of shopping mall Kotva. You will be also taken through the empty lanes of the Old Town and infamous Bartolomejska street, where former secret police had is headquarters.

The story of the Velvet Revolution starts in Narodni street, where students were massacred by state police on 17th of November 1989. Vaclav Havel became a leader of this pro-democratic movement and later also the president of Czechoslovakia. We take abreak for beer, kofola or snackin an authentic canteen of the working-class (own expense) Wenceslas square you will learn about the 1960s and the Prague Spring, when the Soviet army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968.Visiting anuclear bunker from 50swill round off your communist adventure in Prague.

Inclusions

Local guide

Admission fee to the nuclear shelter

Entry/Admission - Prasna brana

Entry/Admission - Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namEsti)

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Look for the guide holding a blue umbrella with a sign "Prague Extravaganza Free Tour"

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for claustrophobic travellers

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Nov-2022

    Tour was everything i could have hoped for - it was funny, interesting, informative and sometimes a bit somber - but absolutely worth your money and time if you're at all interested in getting a perspective on the history of prague and the czech republic and it's people in the near past. Special thanks to our guide for going extra 5 miles instead of none required in regards to time constraints and answering any questions :)

  • 29-Oct-2022

    Most interesting tour. It gives the lies to propogandists who still have faith in Communism. The nuclear shelter under the Jalta hotel (where we were staying!) was especially enlightening.

  • 29-Sep-2022

    Klara (hope that's the right spelling!) is awesome. Really good tour guide and just a really lovely and engaging person to spend a few hours being shown those bits of Prague you wouldn't otherwise see and discussing communism, politics and life. 1000000% recommend.

  • 19-Sep-2022

    An absolutely excellent tour! The guide was very knowledgeable and had great insight into the history of Prague. The bunker is worthwhile seeing.

  • 14-Sep-2022

    Teresa our guide was excellent. She was very enthusiastic about the topic and shared her own experiences living under the 68 Russian invasion.

  • 24-Aug-2022

    I absolutely loved this tour! Tereza was so knowledgeable and so passionate when showing us around! The bunker is really cool and offers a window into the finer details of live behind the iron curtain. Tereza alone makes the tour worth it as she shares her own experiences as someone who has lived through the times of Soviet rule with wit, humour, and a reservoir of knowledge.

  • 19-Jul-2022

    Really a stellar tour! Tereza was knowledgeable and shared personal experiences that really added to the overall impact of her tour. One of the best tours ever.

  • 10-May-2022

    Klara was just an excellent guide. V friendly, knowledge with her and her family's experiences of communist rule being very powerful. We loved the communist restaurant very much. Highly recommended

  • 16-Apr-2022

    Klara was a marvelous and highly knowledgeable guide, with loads of funny stories and a positive attitude. She provided us with a spectrum of details around the communism in Czechoslovakia. She was well prepared and accommodating to our needs. I highly recommend the tour and Klara.

  • 17-Mar-2022

    The tour was extremely informative by a guide who had experienced communist times and was therefore able to draw on real examples quite a lot. Quite poignant given the current Ukrainian situation. The bunker was phenomenal. We walked through Wenceslas Square yesterday and had no idea what lie underneath one particular hotel. Our only tip would be put a minimum & maximum number of people that make the trip viable as we were let down at the first trip and l had to chase via a third party to find out why the guide did not show. If you take a payment from customers the trip should be undertaken at the arranged time, if not contact them directly please.

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