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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
Fri, Apr 23
From $205 per group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $205 per group
Fri, Apr 23
$19 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
$19 per person
Sat, Apr 24
From $205 per group
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $205 per group

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2,697 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 2,697 reviews.

Rian
April 2021
Thomas is a great storyteller and shared lots of interesting facts about the plague and Prague. My company group enjoyed the hour we spent together very much. Thank you!
Thomas
April 2021
Tons of fun! Highly recommended activity for anyone interested in history. Tomáš (I probably spelled that wrong) was an amazing guide, had all the answers, and awesome stories.
Kristina
April 2021
My family and I attended this from different locations as a birthday celebration for my father, since we can't be together right now. It was terrific! Interesting content and footage, interactive, engaging. A fantastic way to be together with a common focus. I definitely recommend.
My family and I attended this from different locations as a birthday celebration for my father, since we can't be together right now. It was terrific! Interesting content and foota…
Marie
April 2021
Interesting but for the price of the experience I was expecting much better. There is visual and commentary but this is not as good as the description.
Juan Eduardo
April 2021
I organized this experience as a fun event for my work team's virtual conference, 11 participants in total. The plague doctor that guided our tour was clear, respectful, funny and kept the experience very interactive and informative. Everyone enjoyed the video tour. This was a good quality experience worth the time.
I organized this experience as a fun event for my work team's virtual conference, 11 participants in total. The plague doctor that guided our tour was clear, respectful, funny and…
Jon
April 2021
This was my first virtual tour during the pandemic and it is fitting that it was ABOUT an epidemic, and our guide was EXCELLENT. He is so well-spoken and has a soothing way of describing what was a very rough time for humanity. The map, the videos, and our guide made it all seem very immersive, well done!
This was my first virtual tour during the pandemic and it is fitting that it was ABOUT an epidemic, and our guide was EXCELLENT. He is so well-spoken and has a soothing way of desc…

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  • Fri, Apr 23
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Fri, Apr 23
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Apr 24
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Sat, Apr 24
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $19 per person
  • Sat, Apr 24
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Sun, Apr 25
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Sun, Apr 25
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $205 per group
  • Sun, Apr 25
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $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.