Overview

The 20th century is tied to the wave of Red Terror, which did not miss Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, the communists easily took power in the country and established a tough rule of law that, in the 1950s, took the lives of thousands of people. The 1960s were freer, but the end of the decade saw the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, which brought tanks and foreign soldiers streaming through the streets of Prague.
You will also hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc, the following period of Normalization, the fear that permeated the era, and the heroism throughout. During the tour, you'll also get to visit the nuclear bunker once used by the officers of the Warsaw Pact.

This activity includes:

Gestapo prison - Communist Party Headquarters - Jan Palach memorial - Nuclear Bunker - Jan Opletal - Jan Zajíc - Wenceslas Square - Dissidents - Lucerna Palace - Národní třída - Velver Revolution memorial - Secret agencies - Cold War - Political trials - Prague Spring - Soviet Invasion - Velver Revolution - Václav Havel

Our Guides

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Awesome tours in Prague”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 16, 2017

    Amazing! I actually did three tours in one day. Started off with the free walking tour and the castle tour with Val. She was sweet and gave a lot of great information about the city. Finished the...

  • “Some of the best walking tours I've been on!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 15, 2017

    My friend and I took two tours with Good Prague Tours. The Free Tour (Aris) and The Castle Tour (Vaclav). Both tours were fantastic and I'd highly recommend them.

  • “Exceptional tour with Mike”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on September 14, 2017

    Easy to find the meeting place and the mid-tour break with free bathrooms and snacks is appreciated. We took the morning tour on 14 Sept with Mike and it was exceptional! It was both educational and...

Meeting point

Na Příkopě 14

On arrival

Our meeting point is situated in Na Příkopě street which you can access either from the bottom part of Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square) or Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square). Look for our Free Walking Tour booth that is situated in front of the Hamleys Toy Store. The nearest metro station is Mústek.

Things to note

Please come at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.