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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

+++We have also created a version for team building+++
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.

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.

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.
Great for team-building and groups up to 100 people. Feel free to contact us for more details.
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This virtual tour focuses on his
+++We have also created a version for team building+++
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 forgo…

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 $207.
From $19
/ person
Thu, Dec 3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
$19 per person
$19 per person
Thu, Dec 3
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
$19 per person
$19 per person
Thu, Dec 3
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$19 per person
$19 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1922 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 1922 reviews.

Sumile
December 2020
(English below) とても美しい中世の面影が残ったプラハのビデオと共に、ペストがいかに広まって収束を試みたか、当時の生活を紹介しながら説明してくださりとても勉強になりました。ホストさんもとても親切で質問にも丁寧に答えてくださいました。 Danke! What a fantastic experience! l learned a lot of things about the plague and the medieval life. Thank you so much, Danke :)
(English below) とても美しい中世の面影が残ったプラハのビデオと共に、ペストがいかに広まって収束を試みたか、当時の生活を紹介しながら説明してくださりとても勉強になりました。ホストさんもとても親切で質問にも丁寧に答えてくださいました。 Danke! What a fantastic experience! l learned a lot of t…
Giada
December 2020
Mi è piaciuto un sacco! Mariana è stata chiara, dolcissima e brava a raccontarci Praga al tempo della peste. Mi sono sentita molto coinvolta nell'esperienza, più di quanto immaginavo possibile. Consiglio assolutamente!
Kostas
December 2020
What we particularly enjoyed in this experience was that it was not only very interesting, but also very educational, well set, had a great flow and it was really fun!! Great work, Doctors!!
Ines
December 2020
Our plague doctor Martin was great! He knew so many interesting facts and made the experience super enjoyable. The video through the empty streets of Prague is a delight. It was almost like travelling again! Defo recommend :)
Kevin
December 2020
This was a fantastic introduction to Prague through its history. It was a clever way to weave sightseeing and history into one very-entertaining hour. Thank you!
Denise
December 2020
We had a wonderful time in Praha yesterday! Today my husband and I even reviewed everything new we had learned about the plague on our virtual trip. I loved the parts where we got to make predictions, pick from a list of answers, and contribute our own ideas. It was fun to have people from all over the world on the "trip" with us. Intriguing information, engaging delivery by the presenter, and good visual aids helped bring the stories to life. Well worth it!
We had a wonderful time in Praha yesterday! Today my husband and I even reviewed everything new we had learned about the plague on our virtual trip. I loved the parts where we got…

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    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    $19 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
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  • Thu, Dec 3
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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  • Thu, Dec 3
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    $19 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    $19 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $19 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    $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.