5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Delve into Prague’s rich Bohemian history and culture on this enlightening 4-hour walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, learn how the distinct heritage of Bohemia has shaped Prague and the Czech nation, from its food to its political fortunes, art and architecture. See quirky Prague sights such as David Cerny’s controversial sculptures; explore the up-and-coming district of Vrsovice; stroll past Prague’s oldest pub and an absinthe café; and sample some typical Czech beers and classic Bohemian snacks such as sweet pastries and ‘oblozene chlebicky’ open sandwiches.

Highlights

  • 4-hour Prague and Bohemian culture, history and food walking tour
  • View cool and quirky Prague sights such as David Cerny’s statues and the Žižkov TV Tower
  • Explore off-the-beaten track areas such as trendy Vršovice and Vinohrady
  • See Prague’s oldest pub and an absinthe café where the ‘green fairy’ inspired artists
  • Sample a sweet or salty Czech pastry, and tasty oblozene chlebicky sandwiches
  • Try two tasting beers at a microbrewery, plus Bohemian drinks and snacks at a Vršovice cafe
  • Learn how Bohemian culture and dissidents have shaped Prague’s history through the ages

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What You Can Expect

Prague History and Bohemian Culture Tour

See some of David Cerny's subversive statues on this Bohemian culture tour

Meet your expert guide at Wenceslas Square in central Prague. Then, as a curtain raiser for your walking tour, admire the square's statue of King Wenceslas I, who served as the Duke of Bohemia between 924 and 929.

As you gaze at the king, hear about Prague’s role as the historical capital of Bohemia the ancient land that takes up most of the western Czech Republic and how its culture, art and thinking have shaped today’s Czech nation.

Then, start your walk and listen as your guide explains how Bohemia’s 20th-century dissidents have influenced the recent fortunes of the Czech people. Hear specifically about the Bohemian Václav Havel, who led Prague’s 1989 Velvet Revolution in Wenceslas Square, going on to become president of the Czech Republic.

Walk through an alleyway known for its political graffiti and art, and then switch your attention to traditional Bohemian foods as you visit a lane filled with bakeries and pastry shops.

Stop to try a typical sweet or savory pastry, such as a sugar-dusted trdelnik, and then stroll past Prague’s oldest pub where the iconic Czech beer, Pilsner Urquell, has been served since 1843.

View some subversive statues by modern Czech artist David Černý, and then pause to sample Prague’s favorite after-work snack oblozene chlebicky — bite-sized, open-face breads piled with goodies such as meats, cheeses and egg.

Call at a café where the ‘green fairy’ of absinthe fired the creativity of some great artists, and then ride the metro to the gritty Vršovice district. Run your tastebuds by some local delicacies and drinks at a café, and amble through a beautiful park in Vinohrady on route to the funky Žižkov neighborhood.

Here, see the Soviet-era Žižkov TV Tower, another showcase for Černý’s statues, and visit a Pivoteka microbrewery to enjoy two delicious tasting beers.

After a final food stop, your tour ends at Old Town Square. Say goodbye to your guide and get directions back to your hotel, or ask for your guide's tips on nearby bars or food stops if you want to continue exploring.

Please note: the order of activities described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Couldn't have asked for a better guide than Nikky who was very engaging and in depth in sharing the beginnings of the Velvet Revolution, up to the recent death of the beloved President Havel, to the bohemian lifestyle of Czechs. The itinerary, save for the sweltering heat, was perfect- we walked from the Wenceslas Square to some sidestreets, and took the metro to a quiet suburb, where we had lunch at a cafe with very few locals around no other tourists except us and later found our way to a farmer's market..Oh and thanks to Nikky's tip on a secluded jazz bar in Old Town! This was definitely a highlight of my Prague visit!

Housewifetravel
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

I booked group tour, but it came as private, no more people was there. Amaising!!! So my personal guide Tereza Moravkova was excellent . Great English, knowledge. She even didnt mind finish tour hour later. Always could give advise abt any aspects.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

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

Nathan C
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Nikki was fantastic. Highly personalised tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

My tour guide, Katy was amazing. She is so knowledgeable of the history in and around Prague. Personable and helpful. It was a fun filled day.. Highly recommend this tour.

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