Highlights and Themes
- Private experience with English speaking guide
- Prague's 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
- Entry to Museum of Communism
- Original Stalin monument
- Headquarters of the Communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
- Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach's self-immolation
At centrally located accommodation or meet your guide in Absolute Tour Center: 12 Michalska Street, Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12) - entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Stare Paní
Conclusion point: city center, close to transport links
- Private English speaking guide
- Public transport tickets during the tour
- Museum entry
- Entry fees to sights and museums
- Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
Know before you go
- Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
- Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- Not recommended to infants.
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded.
On this Communist tour, you'll take a jump back in time to the most significant spots in history to understand the happenings of World War I, World War II and Communism, and how they shaped present day Prague.
After meeting in the center of the Old Town where you'll hear about the events that lead to Klement Gottwald announcing the "Communist Victory" in 1948. Then you'll pay a visit to an original Stalin monument and learn about his influence here. Next up is the Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918. Here your guide will bring you up to speed on effects of World War I and how they related to the formation of Czechoslovakia.
To get a better understanding of life during Communism in Prague, you'll visit a Museum of Communism where your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens as well as some of the unexpected positive aspects from that era. You'll also get the chance to examine genuine relics from that time and ask any questions you might have.
The tour continuous on Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of Communist Party and headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. After, you head to Wenceslas Square, which was covered with tanks and debris in 1968's "Prague Spring", as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement. The tour concludes near the National Avenue that saw the students protesting against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989 and where you'll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and see the monument to his sacrifice.