Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour

Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour

About
This country has a dark period in its history. The communism was full of paranoia, spying and violence. On this tour You can discover the background and stories from the communist time and experience how life was in Czechoslovakia during the communism and in the cold war period. With all the fear and all the consequences of a nuclear war, of course. Visit a real nuclear bunker from the 1950s which is hidden almost 4 floors deep with cold war time expositions.LOOK BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN !
Prague, Czech Republic

Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours and Tickets by Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour
Walking Tours
2–3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this reservation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Recommended by 97% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$32.53
per adult
Travelers talk about
(36 reviews)
(9 reviews)
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
1,265 reviews
Excellent
1,013
Very good
214
Average
25
Poor
9
Terrible
4

Dan
10 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Before coming to Prague both me and my girlfriend had very limited knowledge about much of central and eastern Europe's history. With that in mind we wanted to get a tour that would teach us about the area.
This tour was amazing, our guide Karoline was brilliant with a deep knowledge and passion for the area, all delivered with a good bit of humor. It was amazing to learn about the velvet revolution and to see the images of the marches.
Would 100% recommend this tour if you're interested in seeing some more of prague than the square etc. and learning in the process!
Written March 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andrea
10 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We really had a wonderful experience, expecially for our guide, Caroline, that was incredibly prepared and also could lighter some of the information for our kids. But she is a professional, so always ready to answer more accurate questions. Really suggested
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jeremiah L
Melbourne, Australia82 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We did not book in advance and rocked up on the morning of the tour, which seemed quite a common thing to do. Our guide, Ladislav was Czech and was not only incredible knowledgeable, but also witty and funny. Having lived through the dark times of the Cold War, he has seen the shift in power from Communism to the free republic state it is now and will share a bit of his personal experience. The walking part of the tour leading up to the bunker includes important areas such as Wencesla square and street where the velvet revolution began. This tour requires a short tram ride (in case of mobility issues) and is perfect if you haven't experienced Prague public transport. The nuclear bunker is amazing and you get to experience dressing up as a Commie and putting on a gas mask - an added bonus for the Instagram generation!
Written June 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ChristerTravel
Bergen, Norway91 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
We wanted to learn more about the former Communist Czechoslovakia, and see the biggest nuclear bunker (blast shelter) in the Czech Republic.

Our fantastic tour guide, Jan, took us through Czechoslovakia’s history in appx. 2-3 hours, as we walked along the Prague streets. After having stopped at three key locations in Prague for photos and interesting stories, the group took the tram (tickets included) to the blast shelter.

There, a four (metric) ton door was opened, and we entered the Prague underground (entrance fee included). Inside, we could see hundreds of gas masks, thousands of pins and small memorabilia, photos, flags and figures. Dressed up dummies were showing how the underground complex worked (and still is – if needed); air filtration, O2 supply, a tiny “field hospital”, CBRN cleaning units, etc.

At the end of the tour, we tried on gas masks and old Czechoslovakian army uniforms, took pictures in front of the old, red communist flag. We also got an authentic survival guide, and a small history book (included).

Although there were some (small) kids in our group, which found the exhibition-part of the tour interesting, this tour is mainly for adults and history buffs.

Overall, this was a different, yet very interesting and educational tour. The main reason the tour was so great, was our funny, inspirational and positive tour guide, Jan, who knew the answers to all our questions.

Will definitely recommend.

Some tips: Remember to bring a camera, a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.
Written April 10, 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Agnieszka R
14 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Best choice for someone who wants to try something out of the ordinary. No more castles, old squares and churches/cathedrals. Prague is also interesting from the underground...and not necessarily from the perspective of the subway itself. The Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour was exceptional. Had it not been for the humour and the stories provided by David (our tour guide) the tour might not have been so appealing and entertaining! Great job! :)
Written August 5, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JenBlack85
Kaiserslautern, Germany348 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this tour, our guide Karoline did a really good job. It was interesting to learn more about the communist history of the Czech Republic, she explained everything well and was very informative. The bunker was very cool to see and walk around in, you really do learn a lot on this tour, I would highly recommend it.
Written February 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JPWhelan
Cardiff, UK73 contributions
My wife and I booked this as we thought it would be an interesting experience. It was so much more !!

The tour itself was fascinating, particularly the time spent in the nuclear bunker itself (which is absolutely huge by the way !)

But what really made this experience for us was our guide, Ladislav, who could truly bring the whole thing to life.

He had grown up in communist Czechoslovakia, and was able to really bring a personal experience to the historical artefacts we saw in the bunker. The story of his time as a young boy, in “Civil Defence Class” was fascinating, but poignant. Combining this with seeing the gas masks for children - almost heartbreaking.

This tour was exceptional. Thoroughly enjoyable, fascinating and exciting. But combined with the additional personal experience of Ladislav, it was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Thank you.

(Boring practical information - the tour lasted about 3 hours, included a short tram ride at no extra cost, and the bunker itself is, as you would expect, underground - about 4 stories of stairs - so to enjoy this experience you need to be able to manage the 80 or so steps down and back up again. Just in case this may be an issue for anyone I thought it helpful to share).
Written January 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Giulia
Northampton, MA25 contributions
Jan 2020
Our guide Zuzana was charming, enthusiastic and knowledgable. We came on this tour knowing little about Communism in the former Czechoslovakia and found this engrossing tour to be fascinating. The personal anecdotes which Zuzana gave us added an extra layer of fascination. We didn't realize that we would be visiting a bunker with Zuzana and the rest of our group ALONE, we thought it would be a museum experience. Obviously however, we were pleasantly surprised to end up on a hill top where Zuzana unlocked the bunker for us! It was incredible to experience this without the hustle and bustle of a museum tour. We would recommend this tour to families (both with or without young children), couples and friends. 10/10 would recommend!
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aimee B
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
We had a fantastic tour with Ludiślav who was so knowledgeable and his explanations were thorough and clear. A very interesting perspective into the history of and we really valued learning more about this country. Thanks again to Ludiślav!
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tal Gibbesch
Berlin, Germany4 contributions
Dec 2019
Ladislav is a great tour-guide. We heard important information and interesting details about the communism time. Take under consideration that you have to go down (and climb back) about 90 stairs in the bunker. Bunker is very interesting.
Written December 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 1,058

Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour, Prague