Guided tour

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

Activity provider: Prague Extravaganza Tours

From US$ 40.21 per person

Explore the history of communism and the Velvet Revolution on a 3.5-hour walking tour of Prague. Taste a typical Czech meal or Kofola drink in an authentic working-class canteen and experience the atmosphere of the nuclear shelter built in the 50s.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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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 eight people.
Includes
  • Exclusive visit to nuclear bunker
  • Original communist pin as a gift
  • Discount to Museum of Communism
  • Small groups of up to 8 people
  • Break for Kofola in the authentic canteen
  • Refreshments in the snack bar

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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

4.9 /5

based on 125 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Our guide, Klara, was absolutely brilliant. She covered so much with us and all done with the hugely personal touch of her own experiences. She was also happy enough to chat through many different questions and engage with us on our own personal stories. The tour was for 8, but it ended up being just us, which meant extra VIP treatment as able to take all the more advantage of Klara’s expert knowledge. I also feel this tour seems unique compared to the others as it covers elements of both world war 2 and the Cold War. This tour was worth the money and more and the 3.5 hours went so fast - thanks so much Klara!

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January 4, 2023

We learned so much on this tour! Theresa was so knowledgeable and had personal experiences to share with us. We highly recommend her for tours of Prague. She has a wonderful sense of humor and was able to take us in a small group so we could ask questions. Best tour in Prague.

December 30, 2022

Very interesting tour and great to be delivered by someone with firsthand knowledge of life in a communist country. It made the stories so much more interesting with a human touch. I really enjoyed the bunker and our visit to a communist Era workers canteen for lunch was really special. So great to experience the great food and authentic atmosphere. Eileen was the best!

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December 10, 2022

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