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Political Prisoners´ Prague

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 105 reviews.Praha 4, Czech Republic

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Experience hosted by Tomas, Kristyna, Dan, Tereza, Alex

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Czech, German, English

What you'll do

We´ll visit places connected with the stories of Czech(oslavak) political prisoners and the struggle against the communist regime. We’ll learn about Václav Havel, the world-famous Czech playwright, dissident, political prisoner and president. We will visit his favourite pubs and taste the lifestyle of the Czech(oslovak) underground.

We will offer you unique insight and show you the human face of history. Our guides are trained professionals working as researchers and educators in the field of modern history. Their tours of tourisme-de-mémorie explain recent historical development in context.

If you join us, you will support the activities of our NGO and experience a unique aspect of Prague!

Check the references of our guests and learn more about our tailor-made approach. Talk and walk with us!
We´ll visit places connected with the stories of Czech(oslavak) political prisoners and the struggle against the communist regime. We’ll learn about Václav Havel, the world-famous Czech playwright, dissident, political prisoner and president. We will visit his favourite pubs and taste the lifestyle of the Czech(oslovak) underground.

We will offer you unique insight and show you the human face of history. Our guides are trained profess…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    The first round is on us! We will relax with a drink in a memorable and aut...
From $29
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person
Mon, Oct 26
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person
Tue, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person

Meet your host, Tomas, Kristyna, Dan, Tereza, Alex

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 105 Reviews
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We are members of Political Prisoners.eu, NGO dedicated to documenting and preserving the history of political prisoners in socialist Czechoslovakia. We have interviewed countless survivors of communist persecution and preserve their experiences. Tomas is the founder, while his colleagues DAN , KRISTYNA, TEREZA and ALEX are scholars with study experiences in the Czech Republic as well as abroad. They have an avid passion for 'living' history; history that is meaningful and relevant, with a clear sense of place and individual character.
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About the organization: Političtí vězni.cz



Political Prisoners.eu is a Prague-based, unsubsidized research initiative whose primary purpose is to collect and disseminate the oral histories of the political prisoners who survived Czechoslovakian prisons under socialist dictatorship. We hold regular historical conferences, youth camps, and compile the Czechoslovak Political Prisoners anthology to enable these stories to cross the globe.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Političtí vězni.cz.

Where you'll be

We´ll guide you through:

- the place of family home of V. Havel & the Dancing House
- the Velvet Revolution memorial
- 2 unique historical cafés
- the austere Memorial of the Victims of Communism
- Prague Creative Center at the Old Town Square

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

Petra
August 2020
The tour offers most interesting information about Pragues younger history and is probably unique in Prague. Michal was an excellent and extremely well informed tour guide who answered all my questions very patiently. I highly recommend going on this tour while in Prague.
The tour offers most interesting information about Pragues younger history and is probably unique in Prague. Michal was an excellent and extremely well informed tour guide who ans…
Effy
August 2020
The unique tour presented by Dan is genuinely informative and educational. I managed to get to know the intricacies of Czech history and Havel. Dan is a top-notch storyteller and very informed not only the city but current affairs as well. I enjoy the conversation with him very much. Highly recommend!
The unique tour presented by Dan is genuinely informative and educational. I managed to get to know the intricacies of Czech history and Havel. Dan is a top-notch storyteller and v…
Justin
January 2020
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who like to know more about Czech modern history. I and my girlfriend were tourists from Hong Kong who almost have no knowledge in the history of Czech. It was very fortunate for us to have Dan walk us through Czech's modern history, from the communist era, to Prague Spring and Velvet Revolution. Dan was very friendly, passionate and knowledgeable. He sets a bright mood for the tour, which was perfect for the sunny day. He told insightful stories of each checkpoint, punctuated with anecdotes of Václav Havel himself and his family and friends. These historical figures were down to earth but also extraordinary personas. As the tour went on, it gradually unfolded that all people and places are all connected in significant ways. The organizer Političtí vězni.cz has a meaningful cause to preserve the truth in history. It is very nice of them to put their publications online for free. In conclusion, the tour made us love and respect Czech more, it sprouted interests in us to learn more about Czech history.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who like to know more about Czech modern history. I and my girlfriend were tourists from Hong Kong who almost have no knowledge in the histo…
Taylor
December 2019
A unique insight into the depths of Czech's past. Unnerving at times, but an eye-opening experience that allowed us to appreciate the country in its entirety.
Whitney
December 2019
My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Tereza. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Czech Republic’s Cold War history. She was engaging and really personalized the tour with her own stories. We would definitely recommend and take the tour again!
My husband and I had a wonderful tour with Tereza. She was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Czech Republic’s Cold War history. She was engaging and really personali…
Jim
October 2019
This is a most interesting tour and Kristina was and an excellent guide. I learned much about recent Czech history and especially the dissident movement. Also saw many beautiful sights with Kristyna providing excellent explanations. Also I appreciated that Kristyna answered all my questions and wasvery friendly. I highly recommend the tour.
This is a most interesting tour and Kristina was and an excellent guide. I learned much about recent Czech history and especially the dissident movement. Also saw many beautiful si…

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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

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Bring your camera and any memory connected to V. Havel and/or other Czech(oslovak) political prisoners. We are going to walk for about 1.5 hours with stops at local non-tourist pubs and cafés.

What to bring

Camera, good mood & a bit of cash in case you like the beer too much or wish to taste local cuisine as well. We may stop by the shop of Václav Havel Library too if you wish.