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Prague: Guided Operation Anthropoid Tour with Lidice

1. Prague: Guided Operation Anthropoid Tour with Lidice

Begin your tour at the crypt where the paratroopers where hiding for three weeks. Your private guide will explain tell the story of the crypt. You will have enough time to explore on your own, before traveling around the church upstairs to see the spots of the final fight. Next, you'll visit the area where the high-ranked Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated by the two paratroopers, Gabčík and Kubiš. The street does not look like it used to in 1942, now containing a small monument next to which you will talk about the moments surrounding the assassination. Finally, you will drive to Lidice, a village which was burned down in June of 1942. The inhabitants were either killed on the spot or sent to concentration camps as a brutal Nazi revenge to the assassination and killing of Heydrich. You will discover a large memorial and meadow together with a statue of 82 children, representing the kids from Lidice that were murdered on this occasion. At the conclusion of your educational experience, you tour ends in the Prague city center.

Lidice: Private Tour from Prague

2. Lidice: Private Tour from Prague

From Prague, you will be driven to Lidice, a former village that was completely decimated by the Nazis in response to the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking Nazi officer who organized the conference for the final solution, or the elimination of European Jews. You will walk through the grounds of the burned village, find the foundation stones of some buildings, and pause at the statue of the children of Lidice who were sent to concentration camps.  On return to Prague, you will visit the crypt at St Cyril and St Methodius where the Czech and Slovak soldiers lost their lives. It is a place of piety and therefore, a dress code applies. The first part is an exhibition about the historical development in Czechoslovakia from 1938 to 1942, which includes pictures and items which were used by the paratroopers. The second part is the actual crypt where the soldiers were hiding. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to walk around the church.

Prague: Lidice Memorial and Glassworks Day Trip with Lunch

3. Prague: Lidice Memorial and Glassworks Day Trip with Lunch

Your exciting trip starts in Prague in the morning hours. Following approximately 45 minutes of travel, arrive to the central Bohemian village of Lidice. During World War II and the Nazi occupation, this village became a world-famous symbol of the suffering of civilians and the monstrosity of the fascist regime. Together with the French village of Oradour-Sur-Glane, Lidice became one of only two villages completely destroyed in the hinterland during the war. In June 1942, Adolf Hitler ordered the destruction of Lidice as retribution against the alleged help provided by the village's people during the assassination of a high-ranking man in Nazi Germany: SS General Reinhard Heydrich, Imperial SD Commander and Deputy Reich Protector in the occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. After your visit to the Lidice museum, the memorial, and the sculpture dedicated to the murdered children of Lidice, travel to the town of Kladno. Once there, a food-tasting lunch is ready for you at a famous local restaurant with a very long history. Taste local specialties and a famous Czech main dish, as well as Czech beer or wine and non-alcoholic drinks. After lunch, travel for about 30 minutes to one of the most famous Czech glassworks, established in 1846. This glass factory is unique for its production of pink and black crystal glass, and its products can also be found in the Buckingham Palace of the British Queen. Tour the factory from start to finish, with the opportunity to admire famous Czech glassblowers and glass grinders using skills which have been passed down for many generations. Following the excursion there is the possibility to visit the factory shop located in the factory, where you can buy crystal glass products at discounted outlet prices. At the conclusion of your experience, your expected return to Prague is at around 4:00PM.

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based on 9 reviews

Lukas was an excellent guide - so knowledgeable about the tragic history of this beautiful country and its people. Highly recommend any tour he is leading!! Also he was in red responsive as we requested tour at 10 pm the night before and he worked hard into his night to figure out how to accommodate our request. Very grateful for his patience, professionalism and kindness!!

The guide was brilliant , well worth the money , if I was going to picky when we arrived at the church , there was a note on the door that the crypt was closed to the public we were really looking forward to going in .

Eva was an excellent and informative guide. She made the history come alive. We learned in detail about the operation and it was very moving for all of us. I would recommend this tour.

Our guide was excellent! Knew the history of the Anthropoid operation very well and allowed us to spend as much time in each location as we wanted. Would highly recommend this tour

Super interesting tour, friendly guide with a lot of knowledge and well arranged with good driver, definitely recommended