COMMUNISM & BUNKER TOUR

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TOUR DETAILS

The walking tour starts at the Powder Tower in 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 Wenceslasz Square you will learn about the 1960s when the Soviet army crushed the nation’s blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. To learn more about Prague Spring, you could read our blog post here. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signalising the end of this grey period of Cold War history.

We include a 30-minutes break in an authentic canteen from the 70s, so you can taste typical Czech lunch and Kofola drink in this very traditional place popular by locals. For less than 5 EUR you can enjoy 3-course menu. This place a hidden gem in Prague!

Last one hour of the tour we spend inside a nuclear shelter built by the Communist Party in 1953. The bunker operates as a museum now and the exposition is very authentic and interactive. You will learn the history, survival procedures, telecommunication, secret police, you can take a picture of yourself in the uniforms and get closer look at the guns. For the adventurous souls, there is an opportunity to walk through a dark tunnel under the Vaclavske Square, which used to serve as an emergency exit. Book your adventure now!

When

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11am (except 24-26 December and 1 January).

Please, reserve your spot online 24 hours in advance or call +420602978601 for the instant booking.

Price
700 CZK (27 EUR) – Tour with a nuclear shelter, duration 3,5 hours
500 CZK (19 EUR) – Tour without a nuclear shelter, duration 2 hours
350 CZK (13EUR) – Visit of a nuclear shelter, duration 1 hour

Language
The general Communism & Bunker Tour operates in English only, however, we are able to organise this tour with a private guide in Czech or German.

Meeting point
For the tours – Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky 5
Visit of a nuclear shelterVaclavske Square at the statue of King Wenceslas

End point
Upper part of Vaclavske Square

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MEETING POINT

For the tours: we meet at the Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky 5.

For the visit of a nuclear shelter: we meet at the Vaclavske Square at the statue of King Wenceslas.

How to recognize us?
Look for the guides holding a blue umbrella with a sign Prague Extravaganza Free Tour.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pre-WW1 period
  • Foundation of Czechoslovakia in 1918
  • Nazi Occupation
  • Liberation by the Red Army in 1945
  • Communist putsch in 1948
  • 50s – Era of fear
  • 60s – Era of hope
  • Story of Alexander Dubček
  • Prague Spring in 1968
  • Jan Palach’s death
  • 70s – Era of Normalisation
  • Václav Havel
  • Late 80s – Perestroika
  • Velvet Revolution in 1989
  • Post-communist period so-called wild capitalism
  • Situation of the Czech Republic today

IMPORTANT INFO

  • Please, reserve your spot online 24 hours in advance or call +420602978601 for the instant booking.
  • We limit the maximum number of participants to 15.
  • For 400 CZK (16 EUR) spend 2,5 hours walking around Prague, seeing places of recent history such as Václavské Square (1968 Prague Spring, 1989 Velvet Revolution) and have a lunch or Kofola drink in an authentic canteen from 70s with your local guide. For an extra 300 CZK (12 EUR) visit a Nuclear shelter and evoke the paranoia of the 1950’s. The admission fee 130 CZK (5 EUR) to a shelter is included in the price.
  • There is 30-min lunch break included, for less than 5 EUR you can enjoy 3-course menu and taste Kofola drink. The lunch expenses are excluded from the price.
  • We can also tailor this walk as a private tour in English, French or German. Contact us for more information.

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