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Prague and the Communist Era – Spies & Lies – NEW TOUR

  • Prague and River Vlata ©CzechTourism.com

    Prague and a skyline view of River Vlata
  • Velvet Revolution Memorial, Prague

    Velvet Revolution Memorial Prague Communism tour, Czech (NCN)
  • Nuclear bunker in Prague

    Nuclear bunker Prague communism Czech (NCN)
  • Gasmasks in nuclear bunker, Prague

    Gasmasks in nuclear bunker, Prague (NCN)
  • Old Town Square, Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague ©©CCCR CzechTourism. Libor Sváček

    Old Town Square, Church of Our Lady before Týn, Prague ©©CCCR CzechTourism. Libor Sváček
  • Prague’s Lesser Town – Church of St. Nicholas ©CCCR-CzechTourism. Michal Němejc

    Prague’s Lesser Town – Church of St. Nicholas ©CCCR-CzechTourism. Michal Němejc
4 day tour
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Prague evokes thoughts of the Charles Bridges shrouded in mist. Old fashioned street lamps cast a yellow glow over the statues while dramatic silhouettes of spires stand proudly in the distance. Cobbled lanes weave and wind through this charming city of magic and mystery.  But under the facade of a picture perfect city lurks a dark past. Uncover the terror and paranoia which infiltrated daily life during Prague’s Communist era on this exciting tour.

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Bohemia’s Ancient Capital

The Czech capital hosts a myriad of architectural gems and contrasts. Prague’s spectacular castle looms over the city, its towers and spires dominating the skyline. Inside the castle complex is Golden Lane. This storybook street of tiny dwellings gained its name from either its resident goldsmiths or alchemists – accounts vary. This quaint lane is a must-see, especially as Franz Kafka lived in number 22. Relax in a cafe in old town square while horse drawn carriages pass by the town hall. On the hour a procession of apostles will emerge from the oldest operational astronomical clock in the world. Consider timing your trip with the Signal Festival which illuminates Prague each October. Dazzling light displays transform major streets and historical landmarks, thus exhibiting modern art and technology to the city.

The Communist Era

Peak behind the iron curtain and learn about life in communist Prague. Be absorbed by the history of Communism, the Cold War, prisoners and refugees. Experience first hand a nuclear bunker, necessitated by the continual threat of nuclear attacks. You will be guided through the era of Communism to its collapse caused by the Prague Spring and the Velvet Revolution.


Dates

Dates throughout 2019 & 2020


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Prague

Arrive in Prague. Check in to your hotel and begin exploring this remarkable city.

Day 2

Get to Know Prague

Enjoy a day of sightseeing in the City of 100 Spires.  Wander through the cobbled streets of the Jewish quarter or take in the view of the Prague from above by visiting the world’s largest ancient castle. This enchanting complex hosts a 16th century street of tiny dwellings and the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, whose inside is flooded with a kaleidoscope of coloured light from its stained glass windows. While away time waiting for the apostles of the astronomical clock to perform on the hour. This is the third oldest astronomical clock in the world.  As it was installed in 1410, legends surrounding the clock have naturally emerged.

Day 3

Spies and Lies

Uncover a different side of Prague on a Communism tour.  Learn about the spying, lying and paranoia that pervaded everyday life in communist Prague. The tour will delve into the many facets of the Communism in Prague. Among other topics, your guide will cover the cold war, the communist secret police, a visit to a 1950s nuclear bunker, the Prague Spring and the end of Communism: the Velvet Revolution.

Day 4

Tick Prague off your Bucketlist

Depart for the UK.


Suggested hotel

Hotel ibis Praha Wenceslas Square ***

A 3 minute walk from a metro station, this modern hotel is less than a kilometre from Wenceslas Square and just over 2 kilometres from Charles Bridge. The modern rooms feature flat-screen TVs and desks. Other amenities include a colourful bar, free Wi-Fi and a seasonal terrace.


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 4 days
2019 & 2020 dates Prices available on request
All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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