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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 $262.
From $24
/ person
Book for a private group
Thu., 25 Feb.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$24 per person
$24 per person
Thu., 25 Feb.
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
$24 per person
$24 per person
Thu., 25 Feb.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
This time is popular
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2472 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 2472 reviews.

Susana
February 2021
Wouldn't really recommend this experience - unless perhaps you were with a group of friends. When I did it no one else was engaging so it felt really slow and dry. But Tomas is a very nice guy :)
Corinna
February 2021
Super Tour - auch für Teambuilding. Die Story hilft, die aktuelle Situation aus einer anderen Perspektive zu betrachten. Danke dafür!
Jordan
February 2021
I'll admit, I've been getting burned out of Zoom experiences and was kind unsure about this one. Butwas a stellar presentation and tour. I had such a great time and was actually bummed that it was only an hour. Do this tour. it is fantastic
Jeanette
February 2021
What a nice little walk through Prague. Tomas was an excellent host, showing us little details on the street, educating us about Prague, and making the tour really entertaining. Highly recommend this experience.
Winston
February 2021
I've done this experience twice now with two different groups (most recently I gifted it as a Christmas present) and it's been phenomenal each time. It really feels like you've journeyed around the city of Prague and learned about the city and the plague. A fun experience I'd recommend for anyone :)
I've done this experience twice now with two different groups (most recently I gifted it as a Christmas present) and it's been phenomenal each time. It really feels like you've jou…
Hallie
February 2021
GREAT experience all around! I booked a tour as a gift for my father's birthday. The combination of seeing a film of a plague doctor in Prague with the storytelling and history lesson by our guide were spectacular. I had some additional family members that were out of frame end up watching and shouting out answers to our guide's questions. He had clearly captured the attention even of the skeptics!
GREAT experience all around! I booked a tour as a gift for my father's birthday. The combination of seeing a film of a plague doctor in Prague with the storytelling and history les…

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  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EST)
    This time is popular
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EST)
    This time is popular
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Thu., 25 Feb.
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
    $24 per person
  • Fri., 26 Feb.
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
    $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.