Guided tour

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

4.4 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Fun in Prague

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

Activity provider: Fun in Prague

From US$ 16.95 per person

Travel back in time to World War II and the post-war Communist era on a 2-hour tour of Prague. Hear stories from the days of the Cold War. Recall the advent of democracy and the 1989 Velvet Revolution in places where history was written.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup optional
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will be holding orange umbrella.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the events that led to World War II in Prague
  • Hear about life under Communism post-World War II
  • See the 30-meter tall statue of Stalin
  • Walk down streets that the Nazis once occupied
  • Get connected to the politics of the 20th century
  • Discover how the creation of Czechoslovakia came about
Full description
Take a history tour of Prague, focused on the dark days leading up to and during World War II and the post-war period of the Cold War and Iron Curtain. Visit sites where history is written large, from National Street to St. Wenceslas Square. Get connected with the ups and downs of political life in the last century. Hear stories about the most dramatic moments in Czech history, which brought about the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Your guide will tell you about World War I and how it led to World War II on streets where the Nazi Gestapo once ruled. Hear about the Communist Revolution and see a dramatic 30-meter high statue of Stalin. Follow the story of the Russian Occupation and learn how black-listed books were burned, why the student Jan Palach set himself on fire and what led to the Velvet Revolution. Find out how everything came to pass in the Czech Republic during the 20th century.
Includes
  • 10% discount coupon for the Museum of Communism
  • 2-hour walking tour with local guide
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    In front of the Charles Bridge at Křižovnické square, next to the Statue Charles IV. The guide will hold an orange umbrella. The closest tram or subway station is Staroměstská.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 30 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    This was an excellent tour. Our guide Magdalena, was from Prague and was friendly, interesting, enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. As well as showing us so many of the interesting places and sites to do with WW2 and communism, she shared some of her family's experiences during these times, including how her grandmother still feels about what happened over the years. Very interesting insights. As well as ensuring that we understood the history, Magdalena showed us other places of interest as we walked around the city.

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    February 17, 2022

    Informative, good insight into Czech history.

    Our guide gave us an overview of the time v. 1938 until today procures. Unfortunately we did not move very far from the meeting point at Charles Bridge - only through the Jewish quarter to Wenceslas Square. One could have seen the building of the Communist Party, the monument in honor of Jan Parlach and Saijz on Wenceslas Square and the church Kyrill u. Method, where the assassins of Heidrich hid. We then looked at this with a personal 6-hour tour.

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    March 19, 2019

    It is definitely worth it

    We were only two people and the tour still took place. At the beginning, the guide explained to us that he was doing this tour for the first time. However, you didn't notice anything at all. He guided us through Prague and showed no gaps in his knowledge, let alone had to think for a long time. He was able to answer each of our questions in detail and understood and spoke German very well. The tour mainly dealt with the topic of communism, but if you wanted to know more about the Second World War, the guide also told more. In the 2 hours of the walking tour we saw many important buildings of Prague and I recommend everyone to do this tour to get their bearings in Prague and if you are a bit interested in the 20th century.

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    September 23, 2018

    Product ID: 63987