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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lucie & David

60 mins
Up to 15 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Step back into time and virtually experience the empty streets of Prague during the Black Death and plagues of the 17th and 18th centuries. Through video, we'll follow the footsteps of Dr. Alexander Schamsky, an unknown Czech hero who fought the plague in 1713. From the “personal protective equipment” of the time to the deserted landmarks of the city, you’ll immerse yourself in the forgotten history of the pneumonic and bubonic plagues. Our recorded video has no audio as we comment everything live we see. The movie was shot with a professional camera during times of quarantine and shows the abandoned old town.
One of our 5 Plague Doctors will take you on the journey to visit the famous Charles Bridge, walk around the Old Town Square, and go into the Jewish Quarter, discovering hidden gems in the dark streets. We´ll stop by the old St. Francis hospital and conclude the tour at the convent of St. Agnes. So, not only will you traverse time, but you’ll also get the sense of travel—all from the comfort of your home.
Looking for Prague plague-free? Try our online Nightwatchman Tour:
https://www.airbnb.de/associates/256364?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_9&a4ptk=12803_0_9_256364&af=115
One ticket is for one device.
+++We offer a version for team building and company events up to 100 people+++
Step back into time and virtually experience the empty streets of Prague during the Black Death and plagues of the 17th and 18th centuries. Through video, we'll follow the footsteps of Dr. Alexander Schamsky, an unknown Czech hero who fought the plague in 1713. From the “personal protective equipment” of the time to the deserted landmarks of the city, you’ll immerse yourself in the forgotten history of the pneumonic and bubonic plagues. Our recor…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $205.
From $19
/ person
Book for a private group
Sat, May 8
From $205 per group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $205 per group
Sat, May 8
$19 per person
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
Join 3 other guests
$19 per person
Sun, May 9
$19 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
$19 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2,736 Reviews
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Hello from Prague! We are group of multinational tour guides who share the passion for the history of Prague. We’ve created a virtual version of our successful tour (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1290936) in order to provide a similar experience in your living room during the current travel restriction. We were inspired by the book of the plague doctor Alexander Schamsky, a forgotten hero of Prague. We’re looking forward to sharing the famous spots and hidden jewels of Old Town Prague with you! We will confirm prior the event who of us will do the tour+++This experience can be also booked as a private event and team building up to 100 people+++We have also created vouchers to give this tour as a gift+++ Feel free to contact us for more details
Hello from Prague! We are group of multinational tour guides who share the passion for the history of Prague. We’ve created a virtual version of our successful tour (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1290936) in order to provide a similar experience in your living room during the current travel restriction. We were inspired by the book of the plague doctor Alexander Schamsky, a forgotten hero of Prague. We’re looking forward to sharing the famous spots and hidden jewels of Old Town Prague with…
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Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 2,736 reviews.

Matthew
May 2021
This is a fantastic way to experience Prague without being able to travel there. The host was knowledgeable and kept it entertaining the entire time! Well worth the money to experience this!
Nobuyo
May 2021
This first experience was fascinating! I appreciate it. I could get a realistic feeling while a host was talking about . If you love history in Europe, I highly recommend the tour.
Selene
May 2021
Such an interesting way to spend an hour! Highly recommended for anyone interested in history, storytelling, and/or has the travel bug but can’t leave their homes!
Christopher
May 2021
A great and informative evening with an amazing host. Would definitely recommend. It was very special seeing Prague without all the tourists because it was filmed during lockdown.
Kenneth
May 2021
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed our Plague Doctor tour through Prague experience. David is very knowledgeable about the history of Prague and the various historical bouts of plague. David also had a good understanding of the science behind the plague, and was able to draw some parallels to our current Covid-19 situation. He was able to insert a few jokes along the way and keep everyone engaged. If you want to try something different and learn something along the way then you should try it out for yourself.
I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I really enjoyed our Plague Doctor tour through Prague experience. David is very knowledgeable about the history of Prague and the various…
Anne-Marie
May 2021
A fun & interesting way to learn about Prague and a unique time in it's history. This can be a good way to bring family and friends together. David was very well organized, and everything was on time with no technical difficulties.

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  • Sat, May 8
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Sat, May 8
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 3 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Sun, May 9
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Mon, May 10
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Mon, May 10
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Mon, May 10
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.