This free tour of Prague explores the impact of Communism on, what was then Czechoslovakia, then and now, how Prague became the centre for the Czech Communist Party and soviet regime, what life was like for people behind the Iron curtain in Prague during the Cold War and beyond, revolution and eventual successful overcoming of communism to make way for democracy and liberty for Czech people. As communism was only defeated in 1989, not long ago at all, its lasting effect on Prague is an integral element of the city and culture today and this gripping free tour is well worth doing to gain a detailed insight to modern-day Prague. The guides deliver the information very well in a captivating style, keeping the tour entertaining and interesting in a nice way despite its, at times, somewhat harrowing subject matter. Distance covered is substantial but not daunting at all thanks to the tram and the rest is very easily walked.
Dive deep into the dark past of communist Prague on our free Red Prague tour. A city of physical beauty, it is hard to grasp its ghastly past in the hands of the Soviet Union. It was a time of vigorous surveillance, oppression and executions. Our insightful local guides will share with you Prague’s devastating history, the impact of the Red Army and tell you local stories on this captivating 2 hour tour.
(24 CZK tram ticket is required for the tour)
This tour includes:
Old Town Square — Wenceslas square — Jan Palach’s & Jan Zajíc memorial — Nietsze statue — Bartolomějská street — Národní třída memorial — Memorial to the victims of communism
“Awesome free tour!”
Reviewed on June2, 2016
Shout out to Alfred! Such an amazing tour guide. He was super knowledgable and incredibly entertaining to listen to. We even had to stop the tour for almost an hour due to rain but he spent about…
“Fantastic Toura Beautiful City”
Reviewed on June1, 2016
Alfred our guide was knowledgeable and had an easy manner. He showed us all the important buildings and recounted many humorous and educative tales.Thoroughly recommended.
“Very funny guide”
Reviewed on May 30, 2016
We saw the most important buildings and places at the city center. Also we can know Prague history in a way not boring 🙂
It very easy to go everywhere by foot in the historical centre of Prague and The Old town square is a very well-known part, easily accessible from any Hostel that is centrally located. Just make sure you take our flyer-map and you can be sure you’ll easily find our guides in light blue HostelCulture t-shirts waiting to welcome you!
There are two metro stations very close by; one is called Můstek, on the green and yellow line. When getting off there make sure to take the right exit since there are many. Take an exit to Můstek and you will come out by a huge shop called New Yorker. Take a street called Můstek and go straight, after 5 minutes you will arrive to the square. The second close station is Staroměstská on the green line. Take an exit to Staroměstské náměstí (The Old Town square) and take the street called Kaprova. You will reach the square within 3 minutes. Our lovely guides in light blue HostelCulture t-shirts will be there looking great.
Things to note
IMPORTANT: Please note that there may be several other companies and guides offering walking tours at, or nearby, the same meeting point. The FreeTour.com tour provider you have booked is HOSTELCULTURE, a trusted, dynamic and young team offering tours in 6 cities including Prague. You can easily recognize your local guides by their light-blue umbrellas, official HostelCulture T-shirts and name cards. See HostelCulture.com for more information about us. Enjoy your tour.