Free tour

Free WW2 & Communism Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 08, 2020

We are a team of certified local tour guides who know how to make Prague's history more exciting than a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park. (Yes you heard it right! Fun and educational!) Most of us grew up in this city and know it like a back of our hand. So you definitely won’t get lost with us! Unlike other foreign-owned free tours in Prague, where guides have to pay high pay-ins just so their bosses can have a good time, we are friends and partners who share our finances to cover the costs of running the free tour in Prague. Finally: all of our tours are free tours, we won’t be selling you anything on the way 😎! So come and join us and let’s have fun together exploring Prague! There are 11 of us now: Vaclav, Nico, Kaca (short for Katerina), Daniel, Ondrej, Jakub, Kuba (they are actually both Jakub, but we call one Kuba to tell them apart), Jan, David, Kamil and James (the only expat in our team, but trust us, he is great!). You won’t see Valery, the star of our YouTube channel, on the free tours. She is busy making YouTube videos for you and mainly does private tours nowadays. But if you get lucky, you might see her at our meeting point! Sometimes she comes to chat with us. Oh right! We have a YouTube channel Real Prague Guides, where we share our travel tips for Prague and other cities in the Czech Republic! Czech it out!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this tour, we will immerse in Prague's darkest period of history, which lasted from September 1938 till November 1989. Through stories of courage and hope, you will learn about the Holocaust and the fate of Jewish People in Prague. You will hear about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during the operation Anthropoid, the aftermath of which left brave Czech paratroopers fighting for their lives against 700 Nazi soldiers in the church of Cyrill and Methodius. We will show you the Dancing House where Valentine's Day bombing took place and the dorm where a student, whose story inspired the Velvet Revolution, lived. You will also learn about the Coup d'état of 1948, Prague Spring, the Invasion of 1968, why Jan Palach set himself on fire and where did the fall of communism and the famous Velvet Revolution start.
Itinerary:

  • The Neogothic Wing of Old Town Hall (Prague Uprising)
  • Stumble Stones -Maisel Synagogue (exterior)
  • Pinkas Synagogue (memorial for victims of the holocaust, exterior)
  • Winged Lion Memorial
  • Memorial of Second Resistance Movement
  • Wenceslas Square (Prague Spring, Jan Palach)
  • Rotating Head of Kafka
  • Narodni Street (Velvet Revolution)
  • Vaclav Havel Square
  • Dancing House
  • Anthropoid Operation
  • National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (inside)

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  • Meeting point:
    Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana,...
    Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
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    Klarov, Malostranska metro exit (there is only one)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Szan... 29 Jan 2023
Budapest

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Fantastic experience, highly recommend the wwII and communism tour. Even though I'm visiting Prague for the 3rd time, there were lots of new information and sights I haven't seen before. The tour guide was friendly and professional
Claire 22 Jan 2023
Bristol

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Incredibly informative and engaging tour from Jakub. Visited many interesting places steeped in history. Jakub explained the history in a clear manner which we really appreciated. We really enjoyed the tour, thank you.
Samuel 21 Jan 2023
Ashford

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
A perfect tour finding out so much about Prague and its history. Nico was the perfect tour guide. Excellent knowledge and extremely friendly and approachable.
Marcelo 08 Jan 2023
Paris

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Awsome tour with Kuba! Informative, dinamic and complete. By the way, prepare to walk, haha.
Ramya 03 Jan 2023
Milan

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Amazing trip! Gives us another story of Prague! I will surely recommend this tour to my friends and family.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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