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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.

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Prague: Lidice Memorial and Glassworks Day Trip with Lunch

2. 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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