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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.
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 a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $260.
From $24
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu., 4 Mar.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$24 per person
$24 per person
Thu., 4 Mar.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
Join 4 other guests
$24 per person
$24 per person
Thu., 4 Mar.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2504 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 2504 reviews.

Erin
March 2021
This was a gift for my mom and dad. They thought the details and tour were splendid. It has inspired them to take more online "trips" via airbnb!
Catey
March 2021
Great to be able to connect internationally during this time when travel is so limited! We booked this experience as a work / team building event, and the feedback was really positive.
Larissa
March 2021
I appreciated that this is one of the more creative online experience offerings focused on a niche topic, they did a great job with the presentation and set up even though the video didn't virtually transport me to the city as much as I thought it would (I'll blame the connection). In the end though, it felt way more like a trivia night or meant for families / people who don't know anything about European history which I wasn't expecting (I'll blame not reading enough reviews). Would highly recommend this experience if that's what you are looking for or just a little entertainment, it's perfect for that. But for those who are hoping for something more in-depth and a meaningful cultural experience over a touristy one, then you might be disappointed.
I appreciated that this is one of the more creative online experience offerings focused on a niche topic, they did a great job with the presentation and set up even though the vide…
Amanda
February 2021
David was very personable, polite, and kind. The way they've adapted their tour experience to a virtual platform was very well done - the silent video of the tour route with the live guided discussion worked out really well!
Jennifer
February 2021
When I saw this pop up in my suggested experiences months ago I knew it would be amazing. We finally decided to schedule a private tour with a few friends and family this past weekend, and it was even better than we expected! David is incredibly engaging and knowledgable, happily eager to answer any questions throughout the tour. He and Lucie have really gone above and beyond in their research, and it shows. I highly recommend this to groups of any size!
When I saw this pop up in my suggested experiences months ago I knew it would be amazing. We finally decided to schedule a private tour with a few friends and family this past week…
Ben
February 2021
We really enjoyed our tour - the content was really well-produced, and accompanied by informed and funny live commentary. I'd highly recommend it as a group activity!

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  • Thu., 4 Mar.
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 4 Mar.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 4 Mar.
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 4 Mar.
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
    This time is popular
    $24 per person
  • Fri., 5 Mar.
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $260 per group
  • Fri., 5 Mar.
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Fri., 5 Mar.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Fri., 5 Mar.
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
    This time is popular
    $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.