Prague Hammer & Sickle Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit

The way it was comrade! On this tour we’ll take you on a journey back through time to show you how life was like during our 50 years of Communism, how Big Brother told us what to do and what not to do.

Highlights

  • Private tour with English speaking guide
  • Prague’s 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
  • Entry to Museum of Communism
  • See the original Stalin monument
  • Visit to the headquarters of the Communist secret police
  • See Wenceslas Square the start of the 1968 Prague Spring Revolution

Duration

3,5 hours

Dates & Times

Please check our booking calendar

Meeting Point

at your accommodation

Conclusion Point: tour ends in the city center

Full Tour Description

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 your guide at your accommodation, you will walk in Prague’s 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.

Inclusions

Licensed English speaking guide, accommodation pick-up, entry to Communist Museum

Exclusions

Food and drink, drop-off

Know before you book

  • You will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 12
  • Pick up location must be reported at the booking or latest 72 hours due to tour time, otherwise meet-on location is available in center of Prague