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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lucie & David

60 mins
Up to 15 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Step back into time and virtually experience the empty streets of Prague during the Black Death and plagues of the 17th and 18th centuries. Through video, we'll follow the footsteps of Dr. Alexander Schamsky, an unknown Czech hero who fought the plague in 1713. From the “personal protective equipment” of the time to the deserted landmarks of the city, you’ll immerse yourself in the forgotten history of the pneumonic and bubonic plagues. Our recorded video has no audio as we comment everything live we see. The movie was shot with a professional camera during times of quarantine and shows the abandoned old town.
One of our 5 Plague Doctors will take you on the journey to visit the famous Charles Bridge, walk around the Old Town Square, and go into the Jewish Quarter, discovering hidden gems in the dark streets. We´ll stop by the old St. Francis hospital and conclude the tour at the convent of St. Agnes. So, not only will you traverse time, but you’ll also get the sense of travel—all from the comfort of your home.
Looking for Prague plague-free? Try our online Nightwatchman Tour:
https://www.airbnb.de/associates/256364?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_9&a4ptk=12803_0_9_256364&af=115
One ticket is for one device.
+++We offer a version for team building and company events up to 100 people+++
Step back into time and virtually experience the empty streets of Prague during the Black Death and plagues of the 17th and 18th centuries. Through video, we'll follow the footsteps of Dr. Alexander Schamsky, an unknown Czech hero who fought the plague in 1713. From the “personal protective equipment” of the time to the deserted landmarks of the city, you’ll immerse yourself in the forgotten history of the pneumonic and bubonic plagues. Our recor…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at £147.
From £14
/ person
Thu, 15 Apr
From £147 per group
13:00 - 14:00 (EDT)
Private groups only
From £147 per group
Thu, 15 Apr
£14 per person
18:00 - 19:00 (EDT)
£14 per person
Thu, 15 Apr
£14 per person
£14 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2672 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello from Prague! We are group of multinational tour guides who share the passion for the history of Prague. We’ve created a virtual version of our successful tour (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1290936) in order to provide a similar experience in your living room during the current travel restriction. We were inspired by the book of the plague doctor Alexander Schamsky, a forgotten hero of Prague. We’re looking forward to sharing the famous spots and hidden jewels of Old Town Prague with you! We will confirm prior the event who of us will do the tour+++This experience can be also booked as a private event and team building up to 100 people+++We have also created vouchers to give this tour as a gift+++ Feel free to contact us for more details
Hello from Prague! We are group of multinational tour guides who share the passion for the history of Prague. We’ve created a virtual version of our successful tour (https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1290936) in order to provide a similar experience in your living room during the current travel restriction. We were inspired by the book of the plague doctor Alexander Schamsky, a forgotten hero of Prague. We’re looking forward to sharing the famous spots and hidden jewels of Old Town Prague with…
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Liubov
April 2021
It was a pretty cool experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the details and the humor. It was quite lighthearted. It was super easy to follow, since a lot of us didn't know a lot about the plague, the information was was definitely eye-opening and quite useful and it put the current pandemic situation into perspective rather than frightening us. Thank you!
It was a pretty cool experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the details and the humor. It was quite lighthearted. It was super easy to follow, since a lot of us didn't know…
Pete
April 2021
If you're looking for an escapist experience, this is the one for you! Thomas was an excellent guide - so friendly and knowledgable.
Tricia
April 2021
I wasn't sure what to expect on this tour, but it was very educational and fun at the same time! Tomáš was a fabulous guide and really personalized the tour for us. Great value for the price! Highly recommend!!
Faith
April 2021
Entertaining, educational, unique, and overall very well done. Our host Thomas was excellent from start to finish. He was engaging, answered all of our questions, and made us all feel comfortable learning about an interesting piece of history. I highly recommend the experience and am really looking forward to doing this in person one day!
Entertaining, educational, unique, and overall very well done. Our host Thomas was excellent from start to finish. He was engaging, answered all of our questions, and made us all f…
Michelle
April 2021
This tour is a unique experience and well organized. My background is Czech and even I learned some new facts about the plague and Czech Republic. We enjoyed the way the tour was organized with casual chats, questions for the audience, and the tour/presentation. Thomas was awesome and very welcoming!
This tour is a unique experience and well organized. My background is Czech and even I learned some new facts about the plague and Czech Republic. We enjoyed the way the tour was o…
Rainbow
April 2021
Had a really great experience, I took a class on the bubonic plague a few years ago and I still learned some new things. The tour guide was fantastic as well!

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  • Thu, 15 Apr
    13:00 - 14:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £147 per group
  • Thu, 15 Apr
    18:00 - 19:00 (EDT)
    £14 per person
  • Thu, 15 Apr
    20:00 - 21:00 (EDT)
    £14 per person
  • Fri, 16 Apr
    11:00 - 12:00 (EDT)
    £14 per person
  • Fri, 16 Apr
    13:00 - 14:00 (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From £147 per group
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    11:30 - 12:30 (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    £14 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    18:00 - 19:00 (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    £14 per person
  • Sat, 17 Apr
    20:00 - 21:00 (EDT)
    £14 per person

Things to know

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

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.