A Taste of Life Under Communism

Take a peek behind the Iron Curtain and get a taste of life in Prague under communism.
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Take a peek behind the Iron Curtain…

Are you curious how life in Prague was like under communism? This 3-hour walking tour allows you to experience it first-hand by visiting many cold war era sites, dining in a Communist-era workers’ cantina and hearing stories of life under Communist rule from someone who lived it.

What you’ll Experience on this Prague Food & History Tour

  • Visit various evocative historical & cultural cold war landmarks and many of the sites of the famous Velvet Revolution.
  • Get a literal taste of Cold War life through 3 different Communist style dishes including some at a workers’ cantina (don’t worry we’ve selected only the really good stuff!).
  • Sip on a classic Pilsner on the roof of a Communist shopping mall with the best views in the city.
  • Hear fascinating stories from the days Behind the Curtain and satisfy all of your most burning questions.

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. 

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. 

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 street food snacks; and sit down to eat at a simple communist worker canteen-style restaurant where the working-class still go to enjoy traditional lunches. 

Join us as we get underneath the skin of Prague and visit a darker time in recent history that still shapes daily life today.

 

Due to COVID-19, we are not running food tours in Prague. Please click here to sign-up for an alert when tours begin to run again.

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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.

Stand in the food line at a working class cantina, just like the locals would have during the Communist era. You'll feel like you went back in time.

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

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 food tastings with a sweet treat from a speciality shop serving traditional Czech pastries.

How to Arrive for Your Prague Food Tour

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)

Your Food Tour Schedule

Departure

Departure

We'll start the tour in Wenceslas Square. We'll send the exact location with your booking confirmation.

Cancellations

Cancellations

You can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour date. For further details please review our cancellation policy.

Schedule

Schedule

This tour runs Monday to Saturday, please see the calendar when booking for available days & times

The guide was very knowledgeable, made sure everyone was engaged and provided some fantastic food options. Great way to try the food and view the city

- Brandi A.

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)

Neill was a fantastic tour guide. He was engaging and funny. He taught just the right amount of history while keeping us all very full and happy. His food tour was the best food tour I have been on, and my family has been on many food tours. The food choices were great, the history was interesting, and it was a great time all around! I would 100% recommend this tour to others.

- Lori G.

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.

- Kim – Tripadvisor Review

Neil was a fantastic guide that made the evening a lot of fun. We tried several different places we never would have known existed and they were all fantastic. This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.