Scholar-Led Walking Tour of Communist Sites

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Duration: 3h
Location: Prague, Czech Republic | Prague, Czech Republic

Category: Tours & Sightseeing

Historical account of the rise of Communism in Prague
Key sights, landmarks & remnants of this turbulent period
Historically significant statues & monuments on Vitkov Hill
Tales of revolution & reform in Wenceslas Square
Historian providing fascinating social & political context

Guided walking tour of Prague
Admission to the Vitkov
Bus and tram ticket
Live tour commentary provided in English


See behind the Iron Curtain as you explore Prague's Communist-era sites and examine the remnants of this unstable period. Accompanied by an expert guide who illuminates the city's history, visit important locations, such as Vitkov Hill and Wenceslas Square, and better understand their significance.

Begin on Vitkov Hill, where the giant statue of Jan Zizka provides an opportunity for your guide to set the scene with some early Czech history. Look out over the capital before passing the mausoleum of Czechoslovakia's first Communist president; see its surprisingly ornate decoration and hear the story of the early Socialist days.

Continue into town and head toward Wenceslas Square. Here you find important Communist buildings, including the former parliament. On the way, your guide explains the attempted reform of 1968 and points out locations of riots and demonstrations by those fighting for democracy in the late 1980s.

Complete your tour with a better understanding of how the period of Communist rule is framed in wider Czech history and how the effects are still felt today.

Cancellation Policy: 5 days
Know before you book: Children 12 and younger are not allowed., You must be able to walk up a steep hill for approx. 10 minutes., At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place., Maximum group size is 6 people., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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