Explore the tumultuous and often tragic history of Prague during the World Wars and under 41 years of Communism on this private guided tour of the city. On this tour, you will feel the winds of history and see the sights and explore the areas most affected during these years.
Highlights and Themes
- Private guide for just you, and your group
- Prague’s 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
- A museum visit is included – here you’ll see relics from everyday life during the communist times
- Original Stalin monument
- The Prague Uprising of 1945 and the Communist takeover of 1948
- Headquarters of the communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
- Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach’s self-immolation
- The Velvet Revolution of 1989 & split up of Czechoslovakia
Dates & Times
All year around – 9.30 and 14.30 – daily
At your accommodation
In case accommodation is not centrally located: meeting point can be arranged in Absolute Tour Center:
12 Michalska St, Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12- entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Stare Paní) or in previously agreed meeting point
Conclusion point: In center of the city, close to public transport connections
1-2 People: 160 €. 3 People: 185 €. 4 People: 215 €. 5-15 people: 50 €/Person
Student: same as adult price
Children (3-12 yrs): 30 €
Infants (0-2): Free
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3,5 hours
First of all on this Prague Communist Tour we’ll learn about the events of the last 100 years. Along with your informative guide you will visit the most significant historic and cultural sights. These will help you to understand the events surrounding both World Wars, along with Communism, and how these shaped the city of today.
After meeting at your accommodation, your guide will take you to the Old Town center to hear about the events that led to Klement Gottwald announcing the “Communist Victory” in 1948. Then we’ll visit an original Stalin monument and learn about his influence. Our next stop is the Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918. While we here, your guide will tell you the causes and effects of the First World War and how they related to the formation of Czechoslovakia.
For a better understanding of life under Communism, we’ll visit the Museum of Communism. While here you’ll hear of the day to day hardships faced by citizens as well as some of the unexpected positive aspects. Furthermore you’ll have the chance to examine genuine relics from that era and ask questions.
The Prague Spring
From here, we continue on towards the Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of the Communist party and the headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. Afterwards we’ll make our way onto Wenceslas Square which in 1968 was enclosed by tanks and covered in debris. As a result of the “Prague Spring”, the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement.
Finally we conclude our Prague Communist Tour near the National Avenue. This is where students protested against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and then against the Communist regime in 1989. Also it’s here that you’ll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and witness the monument to his sacrifice.
Private English speaking guide, public transport tickets during the tour, entry to Communist Museum, many stops for photos and questions
Transport from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip
Groups over 15 people please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org