The Plague Doctor of Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

Experience hosted by Lucie & David

90 mins, Hosted in English and German
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

+++This is our in-person tour+++
"With the Almighty and the fortunte constellation of the stars Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, we welcome you to Prague, my fellows. May the holy Rochus and Sebastian be on our side today, to let us enter, but also leave the town once we finished our work. Seems you all look fine for now, but I´ll keep an eye on you."
After our success with the Nightwatchman of Prague we invite you now to go back to the times of the Black Death and plague in Prague of the 18th Century. You will explore the city with your personal plague doctor, our forgotten hero A. Schamsky who fought the Plague in 1713. In the original dress of a plague doctor we will take you on a journey through the different centuries for only one purpose: Surviving! A historical walk with shocking details of the pneunomic and bubonic plague. What have we learned from this and when did it all end?
An interactive tour to the hidden gems of the old town. We´ll stop by at the old St. Francis hospital and conclude the tour at the convent of St. Agnes.
Other things to note
The tour is interactive, hence your questions are more than welcome. This is about histiorical facts only, therefore it can appear to be a bit scary...
+++This is our in-person tour+++
"With the Almighty and the fortunte constellation of the stars Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, we welcome you to Prague, my fellows. May the holy Rochus and Sebastian be on our side today, to let us enter, but also leave the town once we finished our work. Seems you all look fine for now, but I´ll keep an eye on you."
After our success with the Nightwatchman of Prague we invite you now to go back to the times…

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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"With the Almighty and the fortunte constellation of the stars Jupiter, Mars and Saturn, we welcome you to Prague!"
We are Thomas, Analise, Lucie David. As history fans, drama teacher and coach we love to share our passion with guests from all around the world. We enjoy the quiet spots in Prague and love the medieval atmosphere of this georgious city.+++Also interested in our Tour Nightwatchman of Prague? Here is the link: https://www.airbnb.de/experiences/160803?s=67&shared_item_type=2&virality_entry_point=2&sharer_id=85163769
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Tue, 3 Aug
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20:00 - 21:30
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Thu, 5 Aug
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Fri, 6 Aug
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Where you'll be

We start at the House of the "Golden Well", after a walk to the City House, continue over the old town square up to the old St. Francis Hospital. We will finish the tour at the Convent of St. Agnes.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 166 reviews.

Brie
July 2021
Absolutely phenomenal tour! If you go on this tour I hope you get Thomas he was such a good storyteller and a great tour guide! We learned so many interesting things about the plague in Prague. Highly recommend this! So much better than the boring tours we normally go on.
Absolutely phenomenal tour! If you go on this tour I hope you get Thomas he was such a good storyteller and a great tour guide! We learned so many interesting things about the pla…
Kyle
July 2021
This was a super fun way to spend a bit of the evening. It's just geeky, kooky, fun, informative and entertaining enough without taking itself too seriously. Thomas has amazing English, knows his facts even when asked about other random historical events and is a great storyteller. It's also interactive and would be good for (not too young) kids. Thanks!
This was a super fun way to spend a bit of the evening. It's just geeky, kooky, fun, informative and entertaining enough without taking itself too seriously. Thomas has amazing Eng…
Vincent
July 2021
The tour was great. Our tour guide Tomas was very enthusiastic and we learned a lot. Especially his side story’s were very interesting and engaging. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the city Prague and it’s dark history around the plague!
The tour was great. Our tour guide Tomas was very enthusiastic and we learned a lot. Especially his side story’s were very interesting and engaging. We would definitely recommend t…
Mohamed Amine
July 2021
Thomas was an amazing guide! We enjoyed the tour with him and learnt many things! He has a very captivating way of narrating stories. Highly recommend !
Megan
July 2021
Wonderful tour was given by Thomas. He had a lot of information about the plague in Prague. It was fun getting a history lesson while wali g through the coty
Yennefer
July 2021
I was looking forward to this Plague Doctor Tour so very much only to be disappointed in so many ways. Please don’t waste your time or money bothering with this tour. There is no structure to the tour on topics, it’s just random pieces of various information put together to lightly reference the plague here in Prague. The places we stopped on the tour most of us had already visited or seen beforehand. No where we stopped along the way had anything to do with the plague directly. The last stop was at a hospital that was used back in the day for soldiers and surgery while our plague doctor discussed leg amputation. Our doctor was on auto pilot and lacked passion for his role. Honestly you’ll get the information on the various non plague topics by visiting Prague on your own by doing what you came to do, visiting the city. What little plague information was presented is what most people learned in school so nothing new there. I travel the world and go on local tours whenever I am at, this was the most disappointing one yet. Definitely bypass this tour and save yourself from the plague of a disaster presented.
I was looking forward to this Plague Doctor Tour so very much only to be disappointed in so many ways. Please don’t waste your time or money bothering with this tour. There is no s…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.