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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

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.
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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 a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $259.
From $24
/ person
Mon., 8 Mar.
$24 per person
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
$24 per person
Mon., 8 Mar.
$24 per person
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Join 1 other guest
$24 per person
Tue., 9 Mar.
$24 per person
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
$24 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2528 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 2528 reviews.

Colleen
March 2021
It was a very interesting tour and so cool to see the streets of the old city virtually empty. We enjoyed the tour very much.
Meg
March 2021
👍🏼 Lucie and David worked with me to create a “gift certificate” to give this experience as a gift, and even opened up an extra time slot for me when they were all booked up on the day that I wanted to go!
Michelle
March 2021
Great experience and very informative tour of Prague through the lenses of a plague doctor. Also David kept us engaged with asking us questions and we enjoyed his sense of humor.
Tricia
March 2021
David is a fantastic tour guide. The city of Prague is gorgeous and being able to visit remotely while learning about the plague was a treat! I love history and medicine (I am a nurse), so this was a highly enjoyable tour! I learned many new things and had a fun time interacting with the group. I highly recommend this tour as a way to travel abroad from your own home!
David is a fantastic tour guide. The city of Prague is gorgeous and being able to visit remotely while learning about the plague was a treat! I love history and medicine (I am a…
Candice
March 2021
As much as I would have loved to gone to Prague in person, David did an incredible job of setting the scene for us and "walking" us through the city. His knowledge of history was absolutely impressive and it was an engaging tour all the way to the end, even when we went overtime. He answered every one of our questions with thought and care.
As much as I would have loved to gone to Prague in person, David did an incredible job of setting the scene for us and "walking" us through the city. His knowledge of history was a…
Margaret
March 2021
A lot of research is behind David's fun presentation on the black plague, delivered as he plays a video of him dressed as a plague doctor walking through the eery nightime streets of old Prague. He keeps a discussion going, and was glad to answer questions that were off topic, so clearly he knows a lot about Prague's history. I recommend this to anyone planning a trip to Prague, and also to health professionals /microbiologists as an entertaining and historically interesting jaunt thru 600 years of history the plague.
A lot of research is behind David's fun presentation on the black plague, delivered as he plays a video of him dressed as a plague doctor walking through the eery nightime streets…

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  • Mon., 8 Mar.
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Mon., 8 Mar.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $24 per person
  • Tue., 9 Mar.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Tue., 9 Mar.
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Wed., 10 Mar.
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Wed., 10 Mar.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 11 Mar.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 11 Mar.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $24 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.