Private Tour of Communist Era Prague

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Location: Prague
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size: 10
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Begin your private tour at the Prague Metronome
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
Summary
Explore Prague's mid-twentieth century history on this private walking tour.
Description

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 the interrogation 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.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places.
Excluded Lunch, although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 go free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing incase it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and appropriate clothing
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

Season: From 01-06-2020 To 01-04-2021
Sunday 09:30, 14:00
Monday 09:30, 14:00
Tuesday 09:30, 14:00
Wednesday 09:30, 14:00
Thursday 09:30, 14:00
Friday 09:30, 14:00
Saturday 09:30, 14:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 50.094844, 14.415955
Address: Prague Metronome, Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, Prague , 118 00, CZ
Notes: At the Prague Metronome, Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, 118 00 Praha 7-Letná, Czechia
Start Location Notes Prague Metronome, Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, Prague , 118 00, CZ
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Prague Metronome, Nábřeží Edvarda Beneše, Prague , 118 00, CZ
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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FAQ

Will there be other people on the tour or is it just us?

All 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.,

Are entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?

In 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 or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

What is your cancellation policy?

On 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.To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Who do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?

At 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.Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

Am I able to book more than one tour?

Absolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).,

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