Prague Communism And World War II Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Křižovnické náměstí, Křižovnické nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
  • Return Details :
    Prague, Czechia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour provides a fascinating insight into the major events of the 20th century in our country. Travel back through time and discover the most important sites that witnessed our turbulent modern past. Listen to the stories about struggle for independence and freedom, great suffering and sacrifice, courage and pain, hope and crushed dreams. Learn how the life was under the yoke of communist dictatorship and how thorny was the path towards democracy. Visit Nrodn tda and Wenceslas Square, the main places of the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and many, many more - all this with a knowledgeable local guide!

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide at 10am at the Square of the Knights on the Cross, also known asKrizovnicke Namesti.The first stop on this 2-hour walking tour is Nrodn Street, where riot police violently suppressed a peaceful student demonstration in 1989, initiating the Velvet Revolution. As you stroll to the
statues of Wenceslas square, a local guide will share fascinating stories about what life was like during the Nazi and Russian occupations.

This is a small-group tour, limited to 15 people, which finishes up in Prague city center.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

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  • 22-Sep-2022

    Whilst Prague has centuries of history and historic buildings, the modern history period from 1st World War 1918 to the 1989 breakup of the Soviet Block is equally fascinating. This short 90 min tour visited all significant monuments and places of importance during the 80 year period in which Czechoslovakia changed and became Czech Republic of today. Our guide was a local Czech citizen and was an excellent guide. He was of an age that he could recall Czechoslovakia under communist Soviet control and the events that lead to it becoming an independent capital democracy.

  • 11-Nov-2021

    We really enjoyed today's Tour are reared Michal was an excellent communicator and you so much about Prague and the history of the Czech Republic period. We recommend this tour and tour guide !

  • 15-Sep-2021

    We really enjoyed the city walk with Martin! He is a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. We can definitely recommend this tour which focuses on the interesting 20th century history of Prague.

  • 02-Sep-2021

    PRAGUE IS OPEN! IF YOU CAN - GO NOW!!! Low crowds and the dollar goes a long way!

Martin was a great tour guide and shared a tremendous amount of information that I was unfamiliar with. Though I’ve a general understanding of the unfortunate agreement reached at the end of WWII that resulted in Czech’s being absorbed into the Soviet sphere; Martin’s information on WWII and the Communist era was far deeper than what I’ve read or learned previously.

 Martin met us at our hotel and we set off from there.

 The walk from near to the Palace across the river into the new city was all very walkable and manageable for us. 

The scenery along the way is great to capture and Martin accommodated all of this including taking pictures for us.

 Martin also shared some personal history under communist times which was interesting to talk about common childhood experiences (He and my wife both experienced Atomic drills in primary school) along with other stories of living “behind the iron curtain” but directly from a Czech perspective.

 At the end of the tour - Martin gave us recommendations on eating (Local - great beer and local food) along with other “must see” things in the city.

 We very much recommend the tour and want to thank Martin for the great experience.

  • 14-Oct-2020

    Martin was an excellent tour guide who gave a great understanding of Prague and the history of communism and WW2.

  • 29-Feb-2020

    unfortunately our guide was an American who had only been in the country two years, and could tell us what he had studied !! was expecting more options and views of residents who had been through the communist era.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    This tour ended up being private which was great. Our tour guide was a local and was extremely smart and informative. It was definitely a great experience and she offered us advice of what to do after the tour too!

  • 18-Nov-2019

    This tour ended up being private which was great. Our tour guide was a local and was extremely smart and informative. It was definitely a great experience and she offered us advice of what to do after the tour too!

  • 22-Sep-2019

    Right from the time I arrived in Prague, I had a bad feeling about the place. The chocolate box cuteness held zero appeal for me. This was not helped by a distinct lack of help from people whose job it is to help, and getting ripped off by taxi drivers who think tourists are made of money. But things got much worse when I got to the large squares in the Old Town area. Masses of people wandering around licking unhealthy icecreams or sitting in cafes drinking huge glasses of beer and engaged in that most unproductive of activities: 'watching the world go by'. Fortunately, I found the flyer for this tour. It gets out away from the crowds. Our guide Tony was a very pleasant and knowledgeable English guy who made little secret of his dislike of the tourist traps. Incidentally, I can't really imagine a Czech guide on this tour. Despite the fact that their livelihoods depend on tourism, they tend to be pretty unhelpful and surly towards visitors. The prevailing attitude seems to be 'Yeah whatever.. now give me your money'. The highlight was the time we spent at the church memorial where the assassins of Nazi leader Reinhardt Heydrich were finally discovered hiding in 1942. People unfamiliar with this story might not get much from it, but those who are will find it fascinating. For serious students of modern Czech political history, this is the tour you. If you just want to spend some time in Prague, it is not. Just sit in the Old Town Square eating and drinking and learn nothing at all.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    An excellent tour. We learned a lot about the history of Prague and Czechoslovaia, particularly the period of World War II and communism. Martin was a very good guide.

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