Explore Prague's mid-twentieth century history on this private walking tour.
Things to know
Family, History Buffs, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
No tickets required.
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
Meeting points: At the Prague Metronome, Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, 118 00 Praha 7-Letná, Czechia
What makes this tour special
On your Private Tour of Communist Era Prague, delve into Prague’s lesser-known corners to seek out telltale reminders of the city’s 41 years under communist rule (1948-1989). You will:
Begin your private tour at the Prague Metronome - built on the site where a statue of Stalin used to loom over the city.
Learn about the counterculture and subversion under the communist regime.
Hear tales of underground nuclear bunkers and other seemingly apocalyptic markers throughout the city.
Learn about the surveillance techniques of the Czech Secret Police
See key Communist-era buildings, monuments and memorials, including the Municipal House.
Finish your tour in Wenceslas Square, which stood as the city’s focal point for rallies and protests and the 1989 fall of communism.
Begin your tour on the slopes of Letná Park, a 23-metre metronome created in 1991 by Czech designer Vratislav Novák. Locals claim the metronome - which often doesn’t work - symbolises the country’s move away from socialism towards an uncertain future. Continue your tour as you cross the Vltava River into the Jewish Quarter, where anti-semitism took on new fervor under the communist regime. Learn about the unique and decades-long persecution of the Jewish community as you walk through the area.
On your private tour, you will learn about theinterrogation of ordinary working-class citizens and the oppression of any so-called enemies. Learn how Prague’s intelligentsia were forced into menial jobs and dissidents tortured for subversion. Pass Prague’s most prominent Art Nouveau building, Municipal House, where Czechoslovakia as an independent state was proclaimed.
Finish your tour in Wenceslas Square, which is synonymous with the Czech mass rallies that is synonymous with Czech mass rallies. pause by a simple bronze cross paying homage to Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc. Palach set himself on fire in protest, making headline global news - a story that intensified when fellow student Jan Zajíc also set himself ablaze. Fascinating, and harrowing at times, this fully immersive experience provides rich historical and social context.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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