A Taste of Life Under Communism

A fun and informative Prague tour that explores the history of the city during the Communist era through food, storytelling and historical site visits.
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A journey through old and new Prague…

From 1948 to 1989, the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) experienced a bleak period under communism rule. Although the regime ended over 30 years ago, there are still architectural and cultural reminders of this time that still exist in Prague today. 

This unique cultural tour takes you back in time to the Communist era in Prague through food, storytelling and historical site visits. Whether you’re a history buff, adventurer or just interested in exploring the city beyond the famous landmarks, this is your chance to see a side of Prague that most tourists miss. 

Your local guide will lead you to significant spots in the Old and New Towns where you can gain a real understanding of daily life in Prague when it was behind the Iron Curtain. You’ll visit the site of the famous Velvet Revolution – where notable demonstrations were held against the ruling Communist Party. You’ll pass old landmarks that still hold memories from this era, and even stop for a beer inside the largest communist building in the centre of the city. 

Along the way you’ll also discover a modern food culture that has been influenced by this time in history. Visit a classic diner known for its traditional  bites; try one of the country’s favourite fast-food snacks; and sit down to eat at a simple canteen-style restaurant where the working-class still go to enjoy traditional lunches. 

Join us as we get underneath the skin of Prague on this fun and informative experience that combines history with tasty modern cuisine.

*Please complete the form on this page to request this new food experience. We’ll provide availability and pricing within 24 hours of receipt. 

 

Departs

Mon - Sun

12.00pm
Duration

3

hours






  • Free Cancellation. Full refund up to 48 hours before the tour.
  • 100% Secure Booking.

Tour Highlights Include

Visit the Velvet Revolution Memorial - an important reminder of the city's communist past.

Enjoy traditional lunch recipes from the 20th century at a humble diner.

Grab a voucher and stand in the food line, just like the locals would have during the Communist era.

Enjoy one of the best views of the city from the top of Kotva, a brutalist-style department store built during the Communist era.

Take a break from walking to try Chlebíčky - we know the best place in town for this traditional Czech snack.

Escape the city bustle at the Franciscan Monastery Gardens and learn more about its dark past.

Pass Wenceslas Square and hear fascinating stories about its history as you walk.

Finish your afternoon with a sweet treat from a speciality shop that promises the "Best Italian gelato in Prague".

How to Arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The Schedule

Departure

Departure

We'll meet you at an easy to access meeting point in the city center.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.

Schedule

Schedule

This private tour can be booked Monday to Sunday, please fill in the enquiry form for availability

Excellent – must do! This tour was absolutely amazing. 4 hours of great food plus some history as well. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Prague.

- Quin (Tripadvisor Review)

Our tour guide Robert was awesome. He was personable and went above and beyond to accommodate the vegan in our group. We made great conversation and he was knowledgeable about Prague history. A great afternoon! I recommend it.