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Free WW2 & Communism Tour

Your Guru: Vaclav
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5.0
121 ratings
  • Prague
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 45 minutes

About the Guru

Ahoy there! My name is Václav, and if you can pronounce it, congratulations, you have just passed my friend test! For everyone else, you can call me V, that is until I teach you to read the Czech alphabet. I am a locally licensed tour guide with 6 years of experience, as well as being a native Prazan. Showing new people our beloved Prague is the one thing that gets us out o... More

Ahoy there! My name is Václav, and if you can pronounce it, congratulations, you have just passed my friend test! For everyone else, you can call me V, that is until I teach you to read the Czech alphabet. I am a locally licensed tour guide with 6 years of experience, as well as being a native Prazan. Showing new people our beloved Prague is the one thing that gets us out of bed in the morning. Nico is my best friend, colleague, and famed opera singer of Bolivian and Czech descent, who will show you a brilliant city full of wonder, and complete with a few a song or two if you’re lucky! Prague is a magical city, full of history, and unbelievable stories that will make your jaw drop so far that you might need a traumatologist after visiting (some Czech humor). Book today for a chance to see beautiful Prague as we do

About the Tour

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)
  • MetalMorphosis (Kafka Head)
  • Narodni Street (Velvet Revolution)
  • Vaclav Havel Square
  • Dancing House
  • Hlavkova College
  • National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (inside)

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Klarov, Malostranska metro exit (there is only one)

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (121)

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Professionalism
4.94
Fun
4.8
Expression
4.88
Quality
4.93
Route
4.89
Dagmar
27 May 2022 Chemnitz
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Response from Vaclav
😊
Aurelia
27 May 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

Response from Vaclav
😊
Anne
24 May 2022 London
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Apr 2022

This was a great tour for anyone interested in military and social history. Jakub was knowledgeable and very interesting and he made what could be a depressing subject a little easier without making light of it. A lot of thought had been given to the chronology of the timeline so it flowed really well. Excellent!

Response from Vaclav
Thanks a lot Anne 🙏
Peter
24 May 2022 Zürich
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Jakob ist ein kompetenter Guide. Er hat grosses Hintergrundwissen zur Geschichte von Prag von WWII bis zur Aktualität. Er kommentiert mit gutm Humor. Danke, Jakob!

Response from Vaclav
Thanks Peter for the review 😊
Kim Kazemi
24 May 2022 Missoula
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

Response from Vaclav
😊
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!