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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 1028 reviews.Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lucie & David

90 mins
Up to 15 people
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 movie camera during times of quarantine and shows the abandoned old town. A map is included to track our journey.

Without leaving where you are, one of our 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 by commenting everything live we do see. 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.

One booking is for one household—there’s no need to pay for more people who are in the same room using the same device.
This experience can be also booked as a private event and team building up to 100 people. Feel free to contact us for more details
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Lucie & David will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $220.
From $24
/person
Mon., Jul. 13
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
Join 4 other guests
$24 per person
$24 per person
Mon., Jul. 13
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
$24 per person
$24 per person
Mon., Jul. 13
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
$24 per person
$24 per person
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Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1028 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 1028 reviews.

Mindy
July 2020
What a wonderful virtual experience! The map, videos, imagery and stories made the whole experience incredibly immersive. I now have Prague on my list for future trips. Thanks for an amazing experience!
Alison
July 2020
Great experience - highly recommended. Our guide was Analise, and she was friendly, personable, well-informed. The topic is fascinating, with contemporary parallels to the COVID-19 crisis, and the tour is really well-constructed. There were people participating from Australia, Japan and Thailand. Terrific experience - I learned a lot.
Great experience - highly recommended. Our guide was Analise, and she was friendly, personable, well-informed. The topic is fascinating, with contemporary parallels to the COVID-19…
Kat
July 2020
Fascinating experience! I felt like we were all on Prague, and the other guests were interesting and fun to meet! I learned so much about this era, some information quite surprising! A truly unique experience and highly recommended!
Gail
July 2020
This online experience is extremely interesting. You hear how different methods were used in hopes to eradicate the plague. It’s a great way to spend 90 minutes.
Lorraine
July 2020
This was my first online experience with Airbnb and I’m so glad I chose this one. It was a fascinating tour and you can just picture yourself walking around Prague admiring all the beautiful architecture and statues and at the same time, learning about the history of the plague doctors. Much better than I expected. Our tour guide Anelise was simply brilliant. Lots of interaction and full of knowledge. Prague is most definitely on my list for next year and I plan to do the tour again in person!
This was my first online experience with Airbnb and I’m so glad I chose this one. It was a fascinating tour and you can just picture yourself walking around Prague admiring all the…
Polette
July 2020
My tour guide was Mariana, she was amazing and made us feel immersed in the tour. She have a lot of knowledge about the topic, answers every question very diligently and seems very friendly. I highly recommend this tour.

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  • Mon., Jul. 13
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
    Join 4 other guests
    $24 per person
  • Mon., Jul. 13
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
    $24 per person
  • Mon., Jul. 13
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $24 per person
  • Mon., Jul. 13
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
    $24 per person
  • Mon., Jul. 13
    11:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. (EDT)
    $24 per person
  • Tue., Jul. 14
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (EDT)
    $24 per person
  • Tue., Jul. 14
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $24 per person
  • Tue., Jul. 14
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
    $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.

More tips

This virtual tour focuses on history.