Prague Private Communist History Walking Tour With Museum Entry

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Michalská 432/12, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You can provide your accommodation with address in "special requirement" at the time of booking or by email to r.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Old Town, 110 00 Prague 1, Czechia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Learn of the key events in Pragues World War II and communist history on a 3-hour walking tour, led by a private guide. As you explore the city, seeing historical landmarks like Wenceslas square and National Avenue (Nrodn), youll realize the impact that Pragues political turbulence had on the city during the 20th century. Walk past buildings once occupied by the Nazis, the KGB and the SS (Nazi Protection Squadron), and then visit the Old Jewish Cemetery. As its a private tour, the itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests simply let your guide know on the day!

Highlights

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Know More about this tour

Start your tour at a time that suits you best 9:30am or 2:30pm -- and then set off from your central Prague hotel with your private guide. As you stroll your guide will talk to you about Pragues history and ask you about the things that what you want to see in the city. If theres something you want to see more or less of, simply let your guide know; your itinerary is flexible!

Walk down Bartolomejska Street in Prague Old Town, and delve into a dark period of the citys history as you pass an old prison used during WWII. Learn about the much-feared secret police who used the space to interrogate and torture prisoners, and then continue your stroll to National Avenue. Hear of the student protests that once took place here firstly against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and then against the Communist regime some 50 years later. Visit Wenceslas square and learn about the 1968 Prague Spring when Soviet tanks rolled in to take over the city.

Explore Square of the Republic, named for the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and, ironically, the location of the Prague headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Hear about the square under Nazi occupation and the Czech resistance that culminated in the 1945 Prague Uprising. Just three years later, the country then entered communist rule.

Head back into the Old Town to explore its myriad of medieval streets, seeing the iconic balcony from which the leader of the communist party announced his plan to take over the country. Next door is the house where Albert Einstein lived while working with the University of Prague, and your guide will tell you about his work that led to the invention of the atom bomb.

Pass through the Old jewish cemetery, which dates back to the 15th century, and then continue past the former KGB and SS headquarters. Finish your tour with a stroll along Vltava River, listening to your guide's final tale about the world's largest Stalin statue, and then wander back to your hotel, where your tour ends.

Inclusions

Professional English speaking guide

Meet on location or optional pick-up

Entry fee to Communist Museum

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

We offer pick-up in case the accommodation address is provided in "special requirements"

Tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.

Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours

We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Sep-2019

    Honza is an outstanding guide. We saw numerous important sites and received a detailed explanation of the significance of each one. Honza also added some family stories that made the tour more poignant and meaningful. I highly recommend.

  • 29-Oct-2015

    Very interesting. Too many info - our guide talked a lot and was in a hurry.

  • 07-Aug-2015

    We had a great time in Prague, but our Highlight was the Private WWII and Communist Tour, Our guide had a lot of knowledge, was very insightful, and must of all was a great chatter. We learned a lot from the communist era and the German occupation. A

  • 18-Jun-2015

    GUIDE WAS INTERESTING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE

  • 04-Jan-2014

    Historical perspective and continuity lacking therefore resulting in a tour disjointed.
    On the other hand, riding public transportation (unexpected but small additional cost); walking through otherwise unknown courtyards and streets including a visit to 'the most popular' bakery/coffee shop were welcome surprises.

  • 07-Oct-2013

    Good but would have liked a little more detail on the different parts of the city the Nazis impacted.