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Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

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:
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One ticket is for one device.
+++We offer a version for teams 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 a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $264.
From $25
/ person
Mon., 25 Jan.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2273 Reviews
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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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Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 2273 reviews.

Renee
January 2021
This tour is delightful! My tour guide was Martin, and he was very knowledgeable about not only the main theme of the tour itself, but additional historical context around the places where we walked. He was thoughtful and engaging, and encouraged lots of questions! Definitely recommend it, especially in the current pandemic.
This tour is delightful! My tour guide was Martin, and he was very knowledgeable about not only the main theme of the tour itself, but additional historical context around the plac…
Maria
January 2021
A plague doctor walks the cobblestoned--and empty, because of our very own plague!--streets of Prague at night while your personable host tells you historical tidbits about how the people of this beautiful city dealt with the bubonic plague in centuries past. Settle in with a drink and learn new things! This virtual tour is well worth your time and money. The hour (or more? I don't remember) flew by, honestly.
A plague doctor walks the cobblestoned--and empty, because of our very own plague!--streets of Prague at night while your personable host tells you historical tidbits about how the…
Giselle
January 2021
It was entertaining and knowledgeable! Great story telling from our host. I would recommend for those interested in Prague or the Black Death. I was able to interact with the host and learn more about the subject.
Max
January 2021
Booked as a work social for a group of 10. Martin proved to be a knowledgeable guide and an animated storyteller as he narrated the footage of Prague along with historical inserts. Would recommend for anyone looking to scratch their travel itch until such time that we can travel more freely again.
Booked as a work social for a group of 10. Martin proved to be a knowledgeable guide and an animated storyteller as he narrated the footage of Prague along with historical inserts.…
Gareth
January 2021
An excellent insight into the plague in Prague - and a great tour through the Old Town. Something very different to do in lockdown!
Jeffrey
January 2021
Very interesting and well thought online experience! David's storytelling style is very captivating, full of details and funny. My group learned many things about the Plague Doctors and David was so open and available to answer our questions. The plus, is that you also get to see Prague from afar while waiting for traveling to resume. Highly recommend!
Very interesting and well thought online experience! David's storytelling style is very captivating, full of details and funny. My group learned many things about the Plague Doctor…

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  • Mon., 25 Jan.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person

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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

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.