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Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

1. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Hidden Prague Bike Tour

2. 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: Communists and World War II Tour

3. Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

Take a history tour of Prague, focused on the dark days leading up to and during World War II and the post-war period of the Cold War and Iron Curtain. Visit sites where history is written large, from National Street to St. Wenceslas Square. Get connected with the ups and downs of political life in the last century. Hear stories about the most dramatic moments in Czech history, which brought about the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Your guide will tell you about World War I and how it led to World War II on streets where the Nazi Gestapo once ruled. Hear about the Communist Revolution and see a dramatic 30-meter high statue of Stalin. Follow the story of the Russian Occupation and learn how black-listed books were burned, why the student Jan Palach set himself on fire and what led to the Velvet Revolution. Find out how everything came to pass in the Czech Republic during the 20th century.

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

4. Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

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.

Prague: World War 2 and Operation Anthropoid Walking Tour

5. Prague: World War 2 and Operation Anthropoid Walking Tour

Your knowledgeable guide will explain what Operation Anthropoid was and who the key players involved were. See where the resistance members hid during the occupation and hear about why some people risked their lives. During the tour, guests have an opportunity to visit the place where the country’s heroes fought their last battle, learn more about the Prague Uprising and the local resistance, and discover some of the buildings and landmarks associated with World War Two.  The tour will also cover the student uprising and the events that occurred during the early days of the war. The tour will end at the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in the New Town, which now serves as a memorial to the victims of the Third Reich. Guests can spend time contemplating Prague’s tragic history before heading back to the Old Town.  

Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

6. Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

Travel back in time and explore the World War II and communist history of Prague on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the Nazi occupation that turned one of Europe’s most progressive and industrialized states into a nightmare and the turbulent years that followed. Hear entertaining accounts of major events from the perspective of the locals. Journey through the days of Nazi rule, through the Czech uprising, Communist coup and letdown. Relive the euphoria of the Prague Spring and the trauma of the Warsaw Pact invasion. Investigate the years of Normalization, the persecution of the Plastic People of the Universe and Charta 77. Hear how Václav Havel and an eclectic bunch of dissidents were swept to power by the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Visit the most important locations relating to these events, including the Municipal House, Jewish Quarter, Dancing House and Wenceslas Square.

Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

7. Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

Join a small group or have a private tour led by an expert guide to explore Prague's Jewish district, one of the oldest communities in Europe. Visit the Jewish Museum, the district's different synagogues, and the Old Jewish Cemetary. Your tour begins with a visit to the Jewish Museum and continues throughout the district where you will stop at six important points of interest. Visit the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest working synagogue, and admire the pulpit's wrought-iron grill. See the scriptures on the walls and the Holy Ark that holds the Torah scrolls. Learn how the Golem stripped off its talisman still lives in the attic. Afterward, see the Pinkas Synagogue and its memorial dedicated to the Holocaust. Be moved by the lists of names, birth dates, and dates of disappearance inscribed on the walls of the 77,297 Czech victims of the Nazis. There is also a collection of paintings and drawings by children held in the Terezín concentration camp during WWII. Follow your guide to Klausen Synagogue, the largest in the former ghetto, and see exhibits on Jewish ceremonies of birth and death, worship, and special holy days. Continue on to visit Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Feel its sobering atmosphere despite its lack of use in more than two centuries. Walk around to see some of the 12,000 crumbling stones, heaped together, covering perhaps 100,000 graves, piled in layers because of the lack of space. Finish your tour at the Maisel Synagogue and learn about the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to the 18th centuries, with displays of ceremonial silver, textiles, prints, and books.

Prague: World War II Tour with Bomb Shelter

8. Prague: World War II Tour with Bomb Shelter

Old Town walk bringing back Prague's darkest history followed by the bravest resistance action of all times. Walk with us through the streets of Prague and our lincensed guides will show you the scars of the WWII that still remain on the walls of The Old Town. Enter Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and learn about Operation Anthropoid - a spectacular resistance action designed to carry out the assassination of SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich Let us show you an undergound Air-raid shelter and surprise you with our private collection of WWII artefacts. Hear about ordinary people facing the Nazi regime and rising up to become silent heroes.. After meeting our guides, we guarantee you will never see this city the same way as before.

Prague: Private History Tour of World War II & Heydrich

9. Prague: Private History Tour of World War II & Heydrich

Dive deep into Prague's history and embark on a journey of stories with your local guide. See a mix of highlights and sights such as the Dancing House, Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, and Farewell Memorial. Relive one of the most important historical events in Prague and the impact from then to now. Your guide, an expert on the subject, will keep you entertained while you gain insights you won't find in any history book. Your local guide will make you feel like you are taking a trip into the past. Finish off your private tour in a hidden place only known by a few locals. Take a short ride by tram and hop off in a picturesque neighborhood. 

Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

10. Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

Join this unique electric bike tour and enjoy free entrance into the Museum of Communism. Relive Prague's rich and complicated modern history under Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. Visit over 30 fascinating sites, monuments, and other significant locations. Get a deep insight into the culture and history of the main sites, such as the Victims of Communism memorial, John Lennon Wall, Kafka Museum, SS Headquarters, Jewish Old Town, and Second World War bombing locations.  See the birth place of the historical Velvet Revolution, a movement which would contribute to the toppling of the Communist regime. Visit the filming location of the 2016 epic war film, Anthropoid, at the Cyril and Methodius Church. The electric bicycles guarantee that you will cover everything without ever breaking a sweat, regardless of your age.

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We only stayed in Prague for a short time, but we really wanted to see this place. It was worth it!! From the driver who presented us all the important aspects from Prague to Terezin, until the guided tour inside the concentration camp. The whole experience was fascinating! However, it is a sad memory of our history, but everyone should be aware of it…

What a fantastic tour. I learnt so much and saw so many hidden gems. So knowledgable and happy to answer our questions! Very happy with this tour

We really enjoyed the tour. We were very impressed with the super extensive knowledge of our guide. He did an exceptional job :)

Very interesting and informative guide who’s knowledge was tremendous.

Guide was very nice and explain a lot of the history of the area.