- 4-hour Prague history and bohemian culture tour
- See quirky sights and top Prague attractions like Charles Bridge and the Jewish Quarter (Josefov)
- Ride in a 1920’s paternoster while learning about Prague under communist rule
- Sample smazeny syr, a communist-era snack of fried Czech cheese
- Visit a traditional absinthe shop in Prague Old Town to sample a shot of the potent liquor
- Relax in a bohemian pub and enjoy a famous Czech beer, Pilsner Urquell
What You Can Expect
While hearing how the city's bohemian history has influenced its culture, visit one of the city’s 1920 paternosters; hop inside and take a ride! Then, head outside and enjoy your food sample – smazeny syr. Take your portion of fried Czech cheese from a street food vendor, and hear tales of Prague’s communist days when the treat was at the height of its popularity.
Stroll past the oldest pub in Prague on your way to a former communist building where Czechoslovak communist secret police based their headquarters. After learning about surveillance techniques used by the feared organization, head into Prague Old Town to explore its enchanting cluster of streets.
As you walk, listen to tales of King Charles IV, one of the most influential monarchs in the country’s history, and hear of his tour-appropriate nickname, the ‘Father of Bohemia.’ In his day, the 80 percent-proof absinthe drink was popular, so visit an old absinthe shop to see it prepared to a traditional Bohemian method involving sugar cubes and fire. Sample a shot of the potent liquor, and then continue exploring.
Amble across Charles Bridge to Prague’s Jewish Quarter (Josefov) and admire quirky sights like the statue of Franz Kafka, a famous Prague novelist. Hear old folklore about Golem, a mystical creation of Prague’s Rabi Löw, and then visit a bohemian pub to sample a glass of Pilsner Urquell, a popular Czech beer.
Your tour finishes at the Old Town Square, and as you head there, your guide will point out more quirky Prague sights. See the Museum of Alchemy, a shop selling communist-era toys and Municipal House – decorated by the legendary Czech artist Alfons Mucha.
This tour was very interesting and informative and I would recommend it!
We were lucky in that the group only consisted on my husband, son and myself and the guide was able to tailor the tour to our interests. He showed us many interesting sites including churches, clock, parks, sites of demonstrations, Jewish quarter and provided a thorough history of the events in Czech history including the second world war, cold war and velvet revolution of which I knew very little about before.
We had lunch with our guide in a very atmospheric Czech restaurant and sampled the local food and beer!
The tour was amazinging. The guide was enthusiastic and full of first hand knowledge. Truly an eye opener. I walked away with more information than I would have gotten from any book