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Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

1. Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

Step back in time to a dark period in Czechoslovakia’s history. With an expert guide leading the way, you will discover what it was like to live in country under communist rule – an age of paranoia, spying, fear and violence. You will learn about the history of communism, hear cold war stories and about the biggest statue of Stalin ever built and the former headquarters of the former communist secret police. Afterwards the tour will lead you for a visit to Prague’s largest nuclear bunker. Built in the 1950’s, this bunker was designed to accommodate up to 5000 people. The tour will conclude with a trip to the nuclear bunker museum which will include cold war expositions and a special gasmask workshop.

Prague: Ghosts and Legends 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

2. Prague: Ghosts and Legends 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Take an alternative walking tour of Prague to learn more about the myths and legends of the city through the ages. Hear stories about an ever-changing and unexpected city, and discover some of its hidden secrets. Your guide will tell stirring stories of of old legends, mysteries, and ghosts. If you are not careful, or keep a close watch, you could find yourself face to face with a headless horseman. Stroll quietly down dark streets, and learn the myth behind the skeleton on the Astronomical Clock. Hear about the mysterious elves in the Burgrave’s House in the Prague Castle complex. Discover why a dishonest shopkeeper was drowned. If you are not so lucky you may get a glimpse of a bloody headman’s sword…

Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

3. Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

Explore Prague’s dark past as you go on a walk through narrow cobbled streets and winding lanes where murderers, alchemists, monsters, and spirits once walked. Escape the bustle and noise of the Old Town Square into one of the eeriest parts of Prague, once a den of poverty, plague, and magic. Discover an area often overlooked by tour guides yet full of history, intrigue, and atmosphere. Hear stories of death and betrayal, dark arts, and demonic visions. Learn about the restless spirits said to roam amongst the beautiful architecture of the Old Town and, who knows, perhaps you’ll even meet them face to face, No one will jump out at you to try to scare you. On this tour, the focus is on storytelling and not on special effects or cheap tricks to make the tour "frightening." Not one of the stories is made up. Learn about the mysteries, legends, and tales from the darker side of Prague’s history on a tour for skeptics and believers alike. At the same time, experience a different side of Prague from the regular historical tours.

Hidden Prague Bike Tour

4. Hidden Prague Bike Tour

Ride along the banks of the Vltava River and, along the way, admire both the city's old and modern architecture - such as the world famous Dancing House. During the tour you will also learn more about Prague and the Second World War. You will focus on the story of the assassionation of Reinhard Heydrich. Along the way, you will stop at sights you normally might miss on a regular tour. For instance, when you cross the Nusle Bridge you will learn that it has a darker side to its history. Eventually, you will arrive in the romantic castle of Vyšehrad, by the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Pieter & Paul. Bordering the church, you will find a cemetery which has been the official national cemetery of the Czech Republic since 1869. Many famous Czech people are buried here, including the composers Smetana and Dvorak, as well as the famous artist Alfons Mucha. The journey back will also be a great experience as you cycle along Naplavka, one of the busiest and most vibrant quays in Prague.

Prague: 3-Hour Alternative Walking Tour

5. Prague: 3-Hour Alternative Walking Tour

Escape the usual tourist haunts of Prague and discover how the Velvet Revolution gave the Czech Republic the freedom to express itself in art, music, and life in general. Local young guides born and raised in Prague will show you how culture flourishes outside the historic center.  Discover the hidden cultural hotspots out of the tourist maps. No other tour covers these areas. Learn about the city’s recent history, underground subcultures, graffiti, street art and independent music scene. Visit the quirky Vietnamese market and learn about the Vietnamese community in Prague. Discover community funded art theatre located in a formal slaughter house, hackers crypto-anarchist institute or a hidden hipster cafe with a gallery located in an abandoned factory hall. The tour ends in a unique steam-punk underground club where you can chill with the guide after the tour and get some handy tips where to go later during your stay. 

Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel Adventure in Prague

6. Indoor Skydiving Wind Tunnel Adventure in Prague

Defy gravity with skill, style, and courage at Skydive Arena in Prague. If you have dreamt of flying since you were young, live your dreams at a state-of-the-art skydiving simulator. It is the perfect adrenaline experience for everyone, even those with no experience of skydiving or flying. If you are a little afraid of jumping out of a plane and want to see what a free fall feels like, this is the perfect solution. The vertical wind tunnel of Skydive Arena is modified for beginner flyers. Stable streams of air at a speed of around 200 km/h correspond to a real free fall jump from an airplane. After a short briefing you will learn to control your body in a wind stream, and use the 3D possibilities of movement, always under the supervision of experienced instructors. Everyone gets complete equipment, including flight suit, helmet, goggles, and gloves. The tunnel of Skydive Arena is equipped with a recording system, which allows you to obtain a recording of your flight as a memory of this unique experience. And Skydive Arena is not influenced by the weather, so you can fly anytime during the year!

Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

7. Prague: 2.5-Hour Vyšehrad Castle with Gorlice & Tickets

Vyšehrad is situated on a rocky promontory above the Vltava River and offers sweeping views of the city. The castle was used as an important royal residence before it was devastated during the Hussite Wars at the end of the Middle Ages and then later, converted into the Baroque fortress known today.  Meet your guide in the center of Prague right in front of the entrance to the National Museum at the top of Wenceslas Square. Following a short metro ride, enter the gates of the baroque fortress and walk through the spacious park area which holds hidden treasures including the Romanesque Chapel of St. Martin from the late 11th century. Then visit the Collegiate Church of Saints Peter and Paul (attached to Vyšehrad’s Royal Collegiate Chapter) which was radically rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in the late 19th century and is now decorated with Art Nouveau frescoes. Continue walking through the adjoining cemetery where you can see the graves of some of the most notable Czech artists such as Antonín Dvořák, Bedřich Smetana, Alfons Mucha, and Karel Čapek. Slow down and find out who they were and what was special about their lives. Take your time enjoying the stunning views of the city and if you still want to see more, enter the underground casemates inside Vyšehrad’s fortification walls, which are home to some of the original Baroque statues from Charles Bridge.

Prague: Legendary Beer Tour with Dinner

8. Prague: Legendary Beer Tour with Dinner

Explore the historic center of Prague on a 3-hour beer tour from the Charles Bridge to Old Town Square, via Karlova Street, where you will make you first bar stop to sample some of the legendary beers of the Czech Republic. Meet your guide at the Charles IV statue on Křižovnické náměstí, at the end of the Charles Bridge. Set off along the historic streets as your guide tells stories about the famous buildings, bridges, and castles of Prague. Sample beers in the heart of the Old Town at a bar where even U.S. presidents have been known to drink. In the middle of your tour, you will stop for a 1-course dinner close to Old Town Square, giving you the chance to chat with your fellow travelers, and make some new drinking buddies from around the globe.

Prague: Interactive City Discovery Game

9. Prague: Interactive City Discovery Game

Take part in an interactive city discovery experience across Prague, as you solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser. Your challenge starts at the Expo ’58 Pavilion (Bruselský Pavilon inside Letná Park), with all the information you need for your adventure in your email you will have received prior. You will solve 13 riddles, with each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next. You’ll unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst also learning the history of the city. You discover spots in Prague that most locals don’t even know, seeing popular sights from a different angle. Your tour will take you for a stunning walk through Prague’s major parks. You’ll enjoy unique panoramas and charming abandoned streets just outside the Prague Castle area. You will also of course unlock many favorite local spots.

Prague: Walking Tour & Virtual Reality Experience

10. Prague: Walking Tour & Virtual Reality Experience

To begin your adventure, meet your guide near the Charles Bridge and take a 1-hour walking through the Old Town of Prague. See the house of the imperial mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler and enter the Jewish Quarter. Admire the world’s oldest active synagogue, and hear the famous legend about the Golem of Prague. After the walking tour, you'll be immersed in a virtual tour of Prague in 1593. Put on your VR headset and travel back in time to explore the city in the era of Emperor Rudolf II, the last Habsburg who had his main residence in Prague. Compare the vast changes in culture while finding surprising continuities between old and new. Discover why Prague was one of the major hubs of commerce and culture in the 16th century and beyond. Afterwards, travel back to present day, brimming with historical knowledge only possible through this modern technology.

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What people are saying about Prague

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Soso informative! The guide was engaging and very nice and had so many good stories. Not so much as a ghost story tour but still so worth it, definitley legends. Best tour I’ve had in awhile. She had some things to say that were not great about Roma people (g*ps**s) but I know that is a common sentiment in that area and the awareness about that stuff is not widespread yet. I think the issue is maybe complicated (I don’t know enough about it) but she was still an amazing guide and it was worth it for me. Do this tour!!

We found out a lot of interesting stories and legends about Prague during history. I’d really recommend this tour if you like to see Prague from another point of view in the beautiful night lights.

We walked through various destinations. The guide told good stories. I had excellent luck and was the only customer on the tour, so there was plenty of time for dialogue. Good tour, fun legends.

I went on my own and I had such a good experience the male guide was super informative with in-depth explanation on a variety of timelines ranging from 40s/ 80s. I highly recommend

Interesting to watch and the guide had good stories. A great piece of history and always just as fun to experience a socialist utopia that was completely detached from reality.