• Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Want to immerse yourself in the culture, food and history of Bohemia? Then, this 4-hour Prague walking tour with food and drinks tastings is ideal. With an expert guide, discover how the colorful heritage of Bohemia has shaped the fabric and folklore of Prague and the Czech Republic, inspiring its food, politics and art. Learn about the history of Bohemia at Wenceslas Square, see quirky attractions such as David Cerny’s subversive sculptures; explore the gritty district of Vrsovice; and sample Bohemian classics such as sugar-dusted pastries and frothy local beers.

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

What You Can Expect

Prague History and Bohemian Culture Tour

Bohemian culture tour

Make your own way to the starting point in Prague and greet your guide. Then, begin your 4-hour walking tour at the equestrian statue of Wenceslas I in Wenceslas Square. Learn about this hallowed king, the 10th-century Duke of Bohemia, and discover why he was eulogized in the famous Christmas carol.

While you take in the statue, listen as your guide describes Prague’s role as the historical capital of Bohemia — the age-old region in the west of the Czech Republic — and how its culture is intertwined with the country’s fabric and folklore.

Hear, too, about Bohemia’s 20th-century dissidents, including the revered Václav Havel, the leader of the 1989 Velvet Revolution protests in Wenceslas Square who then became the Czech Republic’s president.

Afterward, amble down an alleyway famous for its swirling political graffiti,  and then kick off your explorations of Bohemia’s signature foods along a road stuffed with artisan bakeries.

Head inside one to sample a mouth-watering pastry, such as a trdelnik, and swing by Prague’s oldest pub, where the legendary local beer, Pilsner Urquell, has been a fixture since the mid-19th century.

Stroll by Prague’s most controversial artworks — statues by contemporary Czech artist David Cerny — and stop to taste some much-loved oblozene chlebicky, tasty open sandwiches adorned with meat or other morsels.

Take in a café where the ‘green fairy’ of absinthe inspired ground-breaking artists, and travel by metro to the Vršovice district. Here, head to an eatery for more delicacies and drinks, and continue to the hip-and-happening Žižkov area, home to the communist-era Žižkov TV Tower.

Gaze at David Cerny’s baby statues on the tower, and then relax with a couple of beer tastings at a Pivoteka microbrewery.

After a last food stop, your tour finishes at Old Town Square, leaving you free to continue exploring independently, perhaps with pointers on bars and eateries from your guide. 

Please note: the order of activities above may alter on the day of your tour.

Customer Reviews

Debra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

I was very privileged to have Tereza as my guide. She was so knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this tour highly !!

Leslie b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We booked this 4 hour tour with 2 other friends and were very lucky to have Kaja as our guide. Our start point was on Wenceslas Square and from there she took us to areas that tourists and visitors rarely see. As a lifelong Prague citizen she was able to share her insights into recent history combined with what she shared about her family's life during difficult times: this gave our walk incredible depth and we came out of this appreciating the Czech spirit of survival. And their love of the arts, also, as this is a very cultured society. We were walked through passages,that we could never find on our own saw the Lucerna Music venue, the radio tower with the faceless babies crawling up and local neighborhoods. And more things that i can remember i need to look at all my photos!. We stopped for beer, wine and a filling lunch at a converted ice cream factory, had traditional Czech sandwich snacks at a deli where you order your open faced sandwich, drinks and eat standing so you can get back to,work!, and good Czech beer here too, or the Czech version of Coca Cola. We ate our way through town, laughing and talking and having serious discussions and sharing our lives with each other. We went to a busy local bakery to end our get together with delicious pastries, coffeee and tea. We chatted with little girls sitting at the communal table. And then Kaja brought us back to where we started, and there were many hugs all around. The day had whizzed by. We miss you, Kaja!! This walk was one of the highlights of our stay here. We hope to return to Prague!

nicholas P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Tereza was absolutely fantastic, I think she made the tour a very enjoyable experience, very knowlegable and full of good tips so that we enjoyed the rest of our stay

James Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Kaca was great. Took care of all of us. Nice lady and full of Bohemian information.

Lauren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was fabulous, it was just me and my friend! Our guide was great and took us to places we never would have gone on our own.

Louis B USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved this city tour. Guide Mishka was one of the best ever. Sa wamny neighborhoods and learned about Czech Republic

anna k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The guide was awesome! We had fun, thanks!

Bethan P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was a great way to learn more about the culture and history of Prague. Travis the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable on the culture of Prague and provided many interesting insights. The tour groups are kept to a max of 10 people, but I was lucky to be on this tour with only one other person. We got to see another side to Prague, which was fascinating. The food and drink were also great : at the end of the tour Travis was happy to provide advice and recommendations on other things to do in Prague, all of which were good.

Robbie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

If you are in Prague you MUST do this tour. It's a small group tour max 8 people, the day I went I was the only one. If you want to find out the history of the area and you enjoy trying local food and beers this tour is for you. Niky the tour guide was very knowledgable, I learnt a lot about Prague and enjoyed every minute of the four hour tour.

Margarita G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We greatly enjoyed Travis's Bohemian's state of mind tour.
As an American living in Prague, he provided a unique perspective and interesting observations of the city. Travis took us to lunch at a funky and quirky restaurant, with delicious food. He even bought us ice cream.
He also recommended other restaurants that were off the beaten path, away from the tourist mob.
We also received from him a list of books by Czech authors to further explore Bohemia.
We highly recommend his tour.

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