Tours

All guided tours can be adapted to individual taste, time possibilities or professional interest. For any questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us.

Prague behind the Iron Curtain | Architecture 1948-1989 | full tour

Between 1948-1989 a number of large-scale projects affected the character of the city. Uncompromisingly shaped structures radically entered the urban landscape and did not avoid its historical center. The high-priority projects became a representative display of socialist Czechoslovakia, but have remained unaccepted.

Architecture of the second half of the 20th century forms a specific chapter in Czech architecture history. Avoided for a long time by historians, unseen by the general public, it has been despised as a fruit of the political regime in the frame of which it was created. And yet, on the background of the everyday greyness of real socialism, progressive architectural concepts were realized, able to withstand the comparison with contemporary architecture from the other side of the Iron Curtain. Despite their recent regain on popularity and a gradual reconsideration of values, the buildings from the postwar era keep on suffering from misinterpretation, physical obsolescence and frequent threats of demolition. 
 
The tour will cover distinctive architectural realizations along with major structural, transportation and artistic projects from the given period and explain them in the context of the Czechoslovak history. 

time: approx. 3 h (with an optional coffee break in the middle)
distance walked: 4,5 km
price: 950 CZK / 35 EUR / 40 USD per person* 

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* Prices are valid for groups of 2-8 people – if you are alone or traveling in a larger group, please contact us for an individual price offer. 

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Prague behind the Iron Curtain | Architecture 1948-1989 | in a glimpse

The second half of the 20th century left a distinctive mark on the character of the city and did not spare it's historical disctricts. Discover the essentials of Prague’s post-war architecture on a shortened walk through the city center.

The tour will cover selected major realizations and give an overview of the development of Prague between 1948-1989.  

time: approx. 2 h
distance walked: 2,7 km
price: 650 CZK / 25 EUR / 30 USD per person*

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* Prices are valid for groups of 2-8 people – if you are alone or traveling in a larger group, please contact us for an individual price offer. 

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Housing the Masses | walk through a post-war housing estate

Between 1960 and 1990, tens of thousands of people found new homes in prefabricated houses on the periphery of the capital. The socialist state promised a modern flat to every family and envisoned the construction of a ring of new districts with abundant job opportunities and a rich infrastructure for public health, education, retail and leisure. The housing estates, easily accessible by the newly constructed metro lines, should have become independent cities within the city, satisfying all needs of their inhabitants.

The tour will walk you through the biggest housing estate in the Czech Republic and compare the utopic visions of a life on the periphery with the everyday reality of a contemporary inhabitant. 
 

time: 2 h
distance walked: 2,5 km
price: 650 CZK / 25 EUR / 30 USD per person*

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* Prices are valid for groups of 2-8 people – if you are alone or traveling in a larger group, please contact us for an individual price offer. 

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Contemporary Prague

After the Velvet Revolution, Prague had to cope with multiple challenges connected to its newly regained freedom: privatization and restitutions of properties, arrival of foreign capital, a boom of turist industry and a redistribution of political power between different entities willing to shape the city and its public space. The state of architecture, and especially its contemporary manifestations in the historical center, remains a silent witness of these disparate influences. Explore the post-revolutionary city jungle and the marks 27 years of freedom left on the character of the highly-protected UNESCO metropolis. 

The tour will cover selected political cases and architectural realizations and explain the latest urban tranformations.  

time: approx. 3 h (with an optional coffee break in the middle)
distance walked: 4,5 km
price: 950 CZK / 35 EUR / 40 USD per person*

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* Prices are valid for groups of 2-8 people – if you are alone or traveling in a larger group, please contact us for an individual price offer. 

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20th century in a Nutshell: 10 decades | 10 buildings

In the 20th century, Prague became the stage for crutial historical leaps. From a city standing in the shadow of a large empire, it became the capital of a new born country and kept on evolving as a modern metropolis until the Second world war approached. After its end, Czechoslovakia plunged into isolation that was to last for another 40 years. The Velvet Revolution in 1989 reopened the door to the world and let Prague, which once again became the capital of a new country, savour the bittersweet flavour of the freshly regained freedom. 

All these events reflect in architecture. Come read the facades of the buildings as a textbook of national history. During a three hour walk through the city center, we will point your attention to ten disctinctive buildings that define ten decades of the past century. 

time: approx. 3h (optional coffee break in the middle)
distance walked: 4 km
price: 800 CZK / 30 EUR / 35 USD per person* 

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* Prices are valid for groups of 2-8 people – if you are alone or traveling in a larger group, please contact us for an individual price offer. 

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Custom

If our tours do not feature the sites you would like to discover, we are ready to prepare a custom-made tour adapted to your individual demands, time possibilities or professional interest. Whether you would prefer to plunge more into the city’s history, learn more about a specific district or actually leave Prague for an architectural trip in another city (Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň...), do not hesitate to contact us.