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Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 1426 reviews.Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lucie & David

90 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 movie camera during times of quarantine and shows the abandoned old town. A map is included to track our journey.

Without leaving where you are, one of our 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 by commenting everything live we do see. 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.

One booking is for one household—there’s no need to pay for more people who are in the same room using the same device.
This experience can be also booked as a private event and team building up to 100 people. Feel free to contact us for more details
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $201.
From $19
/ person
Fri, Sep 18
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
$19 per person
$19 per person
Sat, Sep 19
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
$19 per person
$19 per person
Sun, Sep 20
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1426 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.90 out of 5 from 1426 reviews.

Erich
September 2020
Fantastic review and a walk down history. Beautiful video and they really showed off the city. Amazing the issues of today were the same as then (except they used vinegar, where today it is hand sanitizer!). Martin is a great storyteller and the experience was very interactive. I hope to take this tour live and in person someday!
Fantastic review and a walk down history. Beautiful video and they really showed off the city. Amazing the issues of today were the same as then (except they used vinegar, where to…
Holly
September 2020
This is really different to any othe experiences I've done, they've been really clever how its been put together so it feels as real as possible. Prague is a stunning city!
Crystal
September 2020
Tomás was a wonderful host! He had expert knowledge and insightful stories that really made us feel connected to the history and culture of Prague. 10/10 would recommend and would do again.
Renee
September 2020
If you are missing travel and looking for experiences in places you been, or those you wish to travel to, you should look for experiences like this one in Prague.
Margherita
September 2020
We really enjoyed our tour. We learnt a lot of interesting facts about the plague in Prague and the walking tour in the background made it feel like we were strolling through Prague. Martin was very knowledgeable and engaging. Super recommended
We really enjoyed our tour. We learnt a lot of interesting facts about the plague in Prague and the walking tour in the background made it feel like we were strolling through Pragu…
Danielle
September 2020
A really fun activity for an individual, friends spread around the world, or even a family (if you’re ok discussing things like plagues and death lol). Informative, interesting, great story telling, and just a fun activity to do online while we’re all stuck around the world in different situations at this time!
A really fun activity for an individual, friends spread around the world, or even a family (if you’re ok discussing things like plagues and death lol). Informative, interesting, gr…

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  • Fri, Sep 18
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Sep 19
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $19 per person
  • Sun, Sep 20
    4:00 AM - 5:30 AM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Sun, Sep 20
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Mon, Sep 21
    9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Mon, Sep 21
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Mon, Sep 21
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Mon, Sep 21
    11:00 PM - 12:30 AM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $19 per person

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.

More tips

This virtual tour focuses on history.