1. Czech Republic
  2. Prague
  3. Old Town Square, Prague

Prague Communism and Bunker Tour

Product ID: 22927
Explore the history of communism and the Velvet Revolution on a 3-hour walking tour of Prague. Discover how the average Czech lived, worked and played under Communism. Your laid-back local guide will bring the "good old days“ back to life!
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 11:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the Communist-era of former Czechoslovakia
  • Enjoy the company of a local guide who experienced the life behind the Iron Curtain
  • Take advantage of small groups
  • Discover sites associated with the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution
  • Wander through the Old Town and the New Town of Prague
  • Receive a discount to the Museum of Communism in Prague
Full description

The walking tour starts by the Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945.

In the Wenceslas Square you will learn about the 1960s and the Prague Spring, when the Soviet Army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signaling the end of this grey period of Cold War history.

You'll take a break for beer, kofola, or a snack in an authentic canteen of the working-class. Visiting a nuclear bunker from 50s will round off your communist adventure in Prague.

You will also see historical photos of the events, people, buildings and statues, many of them now destroyed.

To encourage dialogue, the group size is limited to 10 people.
Includes
  • Exclusive visit to nuclear bunker
  • Original communist pin as a gift
  • Discount to Museum of Communism
  • Small groups up to 10 people
  • Break for Kofola in authentic canteen
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments in the snack bar

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Powder Tower at Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square). Look for the guides holding a blue umbrella.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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An informative account of the years before, during & after Communism.

Dominic was a guide with a good knowledge of the subject imparted in an interesting and often funny way. He was very personable and with excellent locations used in this tour you could not but remain interested throughout the tour. The small group tour where we did not need earplugs and the guide did not need a radio microphone and a continuous raised umbrella or flag was wonderful. The highlight for us was the underground bunker and the amazing history and stories told from there. Would highly recommend this tour.

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October 15, 2019

I learned a lot from this tour. The guide was from a family that had lived through communism in the Czech Republic during the 20th century. At times it felt that the information went on a little long but overall it was a really informative and important thing to learn about.

July 9, 2019

Highly informative without being boring

The tour was fantastic. Our guide Dominic not only went through the trouble of engaging every group member in conversations to establish a more personal atmosphere and encourage questions, but he even stayed with us longer than the 3 hours announced. He was very knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects - including local specialties (thanks, btw, I'm now officially addicted to Kofola!).

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April 22, 2019

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Prague Extravaganza Tours

Product ID: 22927