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Small-Group Half-Day Cold War Walking Tour in Prague provided by Insight Cities Prague

Small-Group Half-Day Cold War Walking Tour in Prague

Small-Group Half-Day Cold War Walking Tour in Prague
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore the National Memorial which includes the the Hall of the Red Army in a 3-hour walking tour in Prague and also visit the mausoleum that displayed the mummy of Klement Gottwald, first chairman of the KSC, the adjoining laboratory and temperature control center, and numerous sites that show the life of Prague under totalitarianism.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Make your way to St. Joseph Church, where this tour begins, then set out on a specially-designed route through Prague’s most important Communist sites. See the distinctive statuary and decorations in The Hall of the Red Army, built after the ‘elegant coup’ of 1948, and discuss KSC propaganda and politics. Visit the mausoleum where the mummified corpse of Klement Gottwald—the first chairman of the KSC—was displayed, and the adjoining laboratory where his body was embalmed. See the largest equestrian statue in the world on Vitkov Hill, as the guide describes the importance Czech nationalism in local Communist rule. Take in Letna Hill, former site of an enormous Stalin statue, and hear the tragic story of its sculptor. Visit the John Lennon Wall to see an important site of political protest, then pass the National Assembly building that was the seat of the Communist government. Continue to Wenceslaus Square, where the Velvet Revolution ignited in a single day: by the end of the tour, you’ll have a nuanced picture of the rise of Communism in Czechoslovakia, the impact of the Velvet Revolution, and its ongoing echoes in the modern-day Czech Republic.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Make your way to St. Joseph Church, where this tour begins, then set out on a specially-designed route through Prague’s most important Communist sites. See the distinctive statuary and decorations in The Hall of the Red Army, built after the ‘elegant coup’ of 1948, and discuss KSC propaganda and politics. Visit the mausoleum where the mummified corpse of Klement Gottwald—the first chairman of the KSC—was displayed, and the adjoining laboratory where his body was embalmed. See the largest equestrian statue in the world on Vitkov Hill, as the guide describes the importance Czech nationalism in local Communist rule. Take in Letna Hill, former site of an enormous Stalin statue, and hear the tragic story of its sculptor. Visit the John Lennon Wall to see an important site of political protest, then pass the National Assembly building that was the seat of the Communist government. Continue to Wenceslaus Square, where the Velvet Revolution ignited in a single day: by the end of the tour, you’ll have a nuanced picture of the rise of Communism in Czechoslovakia, the impact of the Velvet Revolution, and its ongoing echoes in the modern-day Czech Republic.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 10847P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Historian guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance to St Vitkov Hill Monument - Hall of the Red Army Tickets (adults CZK 110, students & seniors CZK 60)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - National Monument at Vitkov
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Náměstí Republiky 1077, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Please meet your guide outside Kostel Svaty Josef, Náměstí Republiky 1077/2, 110 00 Praha 1
  • Prague, Czechia
Additional information
  • Choice of morning and afternoon departure; please advise at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour involves a steep climb up to the Vitkov HillVitkov Hill monument requires 20-30 minutes of climbing uphill. For those with difficulty climbing, we recommend a private tour that leaves out Vitkov Hill. We can offer you an excellent tour of cold war sites in the city center that doesn’t require the ascent to Vitkov.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Historian guide
Exclusions
  • Entrance to St Vitkov Hill Monument - Hall of the Red Army Tickets (adults CZK 110, students & seniors CZK 60)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - National Monument at Vitkov
Departure details
  • Náměstí Republiky 1077, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia Please meet your guide outside Kostel Svaty Josef, Náměstí Republiky 1077/2, 110 00 Praha 1
  • Prague, Czechia
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Prague, Czechia
Additional information
  • Choice of morning and afternoon departure; please advise at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour involves a steep climb up to the Vitkov HillVitkov Hill monument requires 20-30 minutes of climbing uphill. For those with difficulty climbing, we recommend a private tour that leaves out Vitkov Hill. We can offer you an excellent tour of cold war sites in the city center that doesn’t require the ascent to Vitkov.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Náměstí Republiky 1077
    Náměstí Republiky 1077, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
    Please meet your guide outside Kostel Svaty Josef, Náměstí Republiky 1077/2, 110 00 Praha 1
    See address & details
  • 1
    National Monument at Vitkov
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Zizkov Televison Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Vaclavske namEsti
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Upside-Down Statue of King Wenceslas Riding a Dead Horse
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Prague
    Prague, Czechia
    See address & details
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TP6795321
Bath, UK1 contribution
Dec 2019
Wow this guy know's his way around Prague. I really enjoyed this tour learning about the architecture and history in detail. I feel like i've done something out of the ordinary rather than just seeing the main sights. It goes to show that there are stories behind every building and area of Prague. I particularly enjoyed hearing about the cold war nuclear bunker (apparently it's still in use...) as we made our way up to Vitkov Hill.
Written June 24, 2020
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InsightCities
Thanks so much for your review. Vadim enjoyed touring you in Prague. The positive feedback is especially encouraging to us while we hang on through the pandemic and wait for overseas travel to recover. Hope to see you in the future on Insight Cities tours in Berlin, Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest and in the city we are adding this year, Munich.
Written June 28, 2020
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mojomcginley
5 contributions
Nov 2019
No one is better qualified than Vadim, with his personal lived experience of Russian, American, and Czech cultures, to tell these stories of Soviet occupation and the Czech struggles for independence. Vadim informs, entertains, and charms. Ask questions! Vadim can answer them. These are important historical sites, but I'm sure few people get the the level of insight I got on this tour.
Written November 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Very Nice tour en great guide
It was great to get a tour inside the library. Vadim Our guide told us a lot of the fresco’s inside. Vadim is a gre
jm8675309x
jm8675309x
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Excellent tour
The tour guide’s depth of knowledge on everything from architecture to history to culture to religion to beer varie
Inspiration97373
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An afternoon well spent
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Such a great tour!
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The tour was exceptional!! Of course we fell in love with Prague, it is a magical city, full of beauty and kind pe
Kate M
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There is no better guide to Prague than Vadim!
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Lori C
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Connecting history with art/architechture
Vadim has a wonderful way of balancing history and art and connecting the dots. I have lived in Prague for 2 years
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Art nouveau - Prague beyond the usual
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Essential for understanding why Prague looks the way it does and is such a special city.
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Excellent
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Excellent, informative tours tailored to your interests
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A wonderful garden tour!
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A wonderful walk through history!
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David C
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excellent Prague walking tour
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Fascinating tour in Prague´s most beautiful historical gardens
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