Prague and the Communist Era – Spies & Lies – NEW TOUR
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.
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 throughout 2019 & 2020
Welcome to Prague
Arrive in Prague. Check in to your hotel and begin exploring this remarkable city.
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.
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.
Tick Prague off your Bucketlist
Depart for the UK.
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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|2019 & 2020 dates||Prices available on request|