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Prague Private Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit

Prague Private Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit

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Prague, Czech Republic
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Swap Prague’s medieval history for its 20th-century past on this 3.5-hour walking tour. With an expert guide, explore the places where many of the momentous events of World War II and Prague’s period under communist rule occurred. Visit Wenceslas Square, scene of the 1968 Prague Spring and 1989 Velvet Revolution; see the former headquarters of the Nazis, Communist Party and KGB, and view Republic Square and other sites as your guide recounts the people and events that shaped today’s city. Numbers are limited to 15 for a more personalized experience.
  • Historical walking tour of Prague’s Nazi and communist sites
  • Great tour for history buffs!
  • Walk through Old Town and to the old Jewish quarter
  • See former headquarter buildings of the Gestapo, KGB and SS
  • Learn about the protests that took place on National Avenue
  • Visit Wenceslas Square and the Square of the Republic
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience with your guide
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Entry to Communist Museum
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Meet your guide in central Prague and after an introduction to the city’s 20th-century history, set off on your 3.5-hour small-group walking tour.

Start along Bartolomejska Street, home to a former WWII prison once used by secret police to torture prisoners. Hear about this dark chapter in Prague’s history, and continue to National Avenue, a grand thoroughfare that divides the Old and New Towns.

Stroll along the avenue as your guide describes the student protests staged here against the occupying Nazis in 1939, and then against Soviet rule in 1989.

Continue to Wenceslas Square, one of Prague’s most famous squares, and the historical focal point of the Czech people’s struggle against foreign occupation.

Pause to imagine the square as it was in 1968 and early 1969, when Soviet tanks rolled in to crush the Prague Spring — a period of Czech liberalization that would ultimately presage the revolution of 1989.

Then, visit Republic Square, named after the 1918 proclamation of an independent Czechoslovakia. Hear about the square during WWII and how the Czech resistance established secret broadcast stations that ultimately led to the 1945 Prague Uprising. Learn how these struggles ended, ironically, when the square became home to the Communist Party three years later.

Wander into the Old Town and see other important sites, including the balcony from where the communist leader Klement Gottwald declared the takeover of the Czech government in 1948.

See where Albert Einstein lived during his work at Prague’s Charles University, and hear how his theories led to the invention of the atom bomb. Then, view the Old Jewish Cemetery and other landmarks, including the former headquarters of the Nazi SS and communist-era KGB.

Cap your tour at Letna Park on the Vltava River. Stroll along the riverside and hear about the world’s largest statue of Stalin, built here in 1955 and then destroyed in 1962.

Your tour then ends in central Prague.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Wenceslas Square (Vaclavske namEsti)
Visitors will learn the story of Wenceslas Square was covered with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)
Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918. Here your guide will bring you up to speed on effects of World War I and how they related to the formation of Czechoslovakia.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museum of Communism
To get a better understanding of life during Communism in Prague, you’ll visit a Museum of Communism where your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens as well as some of the unexpected positive aspects from that era. You’ll also get the chance to examine genuine relics from that time and ask any questions you might have.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Wenceslas Monument
Visitors will learn the story of Wenceslas Square was covered with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • You 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 due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended to children under 12 yrs
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Absolute Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Prague Private Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Prague Private Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Prague Private Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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star-5
Great tour guide
Juan_C
, Mar 2020
We had a great experience, great tour, HONZA was a GREAT tour guide. All questions answered. Perfect length of tour
star-3
Our tour guide Jan was enthusiastic...
Michael D
, Mar 2018
Our tour guide Jan was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, but my reaction was that the tour order could have benefited from being a bit more chronological, than issue by issue as we went in a pre-planned circle of the inner ring of Old Town. There was more of an emphasis on the period immediately prior to the velvet revolution and not as much about the WWII resolution that lead to communist rule, and life under communism.
star-4
A very sweet guide, who was very...
Bradley R
, Sep 2016
A very sweet guide, who was very passionate about her home country, gave us a wonderful tour of Prague as is was during the Communist era. A bit too much time was given to the museum. It would have been better to add that to the end of the tour as something we could do on our own.
star-5
I was privileged to have a great...
Jeremy M
, Sep 2016
I was privileged to have a great guide Martina who had lived through the Communist period. Her insights made the tour an unforgettable experience. It was so good to have this personal attention compared with the large groups that swarmed around.
star-4
Unfortunately when we turned up we...
colin w
, Jun 2016
Unfortunately when we turned up we were advised that the tour had been changed to communist history only! However as there were just the 2 of us John honza our tour guide was quite happy to adjust the tour on the day to meet our particular requests for ww2 history and the velvet revolution! His knowledge as a philosophy student was excellent and the pace for us retired folk was just right! many thanks john for an excellent tour...well done
star-1
Very disappointing as our guide...
Susan E
, Sep 2015
Very disappointing as our guide Peter had us standing in one spot for 1hour and 15 mins before we had even started the walking tour on quite a hot day. He talked more about him and his family and how they hated the Russians and showed us were he had demonstrated when he was younger with his parents. I would have expected a guide to be impartial on his views about history, therefore we were very disappointed in this tour and having used Viator in the past we would have to consider very carefully using Viator in the future to book tours.
star-5
An excellent tour for those wanting...
Anthony S
, Sep 2015
An excellent tour for those wanting to learn about the 20th century history of the area. Our guide Yonas was great! He was friendly, knowledgeable, patient, courteous and helpful. We learned a lot from him.
star-5
An excellent comfortable walking...
Susan
, Sep 2015
An excellent comfortable walking tour led by a very knowledgeable guide who was present during the Velvet Resolution. A great history refresher. The guide has very good insight into issues then as well as today. I highly recommend this as one of your initial tours as it also helps orient you to the city as well.
star-4
A great tour. Really interesting and...
Angie_R
, Jul 2015
A great tour. Really interesting and fantastic guide.
star-4
This guide was full of zest and...
chee.kuan.tang
, Jun 2015
This guide was full of zest and proud of his country's heritage. He actually tailored the walk to suit our request to focus more on the life during the Cold War era, through the Nazi era, post-Cold War till the fall of Communism. Very rich knowledge and fruitful sharing.
star-4
This was a very informative tour...
Andre L
, Jan 2015
This was a very informative tour. Only spoilt by the fact that the weather was very cold and we spent a lot of time outside listening and we were freezing. Would be good,if the tour leader could have an alternative itinerary which involved more time inside while he gives the history.
star-5
The tour was excellent. Mikel was...
William C
, Jan 2015
The tour was excellent. Mikel was passionate and knowledgeable about Czech 20th century history. Our 19 year old and we really enjoyed the tour.
star-4
I enjoyed our guide although it was...
Sandy E
, Aug 2014
I enjoyed our guide although it was difficult to understand him because his a English wasn't strong.
star-4
Our tour guide was a native Czech...
Amanda C
, Jul 2014
Our tour guide was a native Czech who grew up in Prague and therefore had a vast knowledge of the events of WWII and Communism in Prague. The tour was a little long (3+ hours) but very extensive and interesting. Some highlights were the crypt where the assassins of Reinhard Heydrich hid out in 1942, and the memorial to those who lived through communism. If you like history, all in the all this is a great tour.
star-5
Martin, our guide, was fantastic...
Patrice G
, Jun 2014
Martin, our guide, was fantastic. Knew lots of history. He took us into the public library of the city of Prague because I am a librarian and he thought I would be interested. I was! Very thoughtful, educated young man. Great Tour guide.
star-5
Our guide was incredibly...
Justine C
, Jun 2014
Our guide was incredibly knkowledgeable and brought along additional materials to help us understand the history. This tour was unexpectedly my favorite tour in Prague. Highly recommended if you have any interest in the communis or WWII eras.
star-1
First of all, the directions to get...
Geeta R
, Jun 2014
First of all, the directions to get to the starting point were not specific enough and we almost gave up trying to find it . When we got there,it was as if no one was expecting us. Our guide actually expressed surprise that we were able to find the place! It was just my husband and myself with the guide. He again expressed surprise that we were interested in WWII and Communist history of PRAGUE,stating that is only a very tiny part of the history of Prague! He did not appear to have a clear idea of what he wanted to tell us, He just rambled on and took us on a walk-around which at times appeared to be aimless . Terribly disappointing! .eend, he said that this was hio
star-5
Mike was a great guide who gave a...
Christina C
, May 2014
Mike was a great guide who gave a lot perspective to the stories of what life was like under both Nazi and Communist rule. We did quite a lot of walking to many of the important sites and heard the major stories of Czech history under these regimes. I definitely want to learn more.
star-5
Mike was first class, young...
Jacqueline D
, Apr 2014
Mike was first class, young, enthusiastic and knew masses of background information. Responded very well to all our areas of special interest. We enjoyed discussing many historical issues with him. Fabulous.
star-5
The guide was excellent and very...
Kim R
, Jan 2014
The guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, with a real enthusiasm for the subject which was very specialist. He brought the tour alive with old photos and articles on his tablet. A walking tour such as this is a great way to see some of the hidden aspects of Prague, highly recommended

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