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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Follow a Plague Doctor Through Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

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 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 $259.
From $25
/person
Mon., Jan. 18
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
This time is popular
$25 per person
$25 per person
Mon., Jan. 18
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
This time is popular
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue., Jan. 19
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2233 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 2233 reviews.

Lauren
January 2021
Such a beautiful virtual tour. We felt like we were walking through Prague at night! The tour guide was great and we learned a lot about the plague. We look forward to visiting Prague in person one day!
Kerstin
January 2021
David hat uns die Geschichte der Post in Prag interessant nahe gebracht. Wir freuen uns schon auf die nächste Geschichte der Inquisition in Prag.
Renee
January 2021
My husband and I loved the tour. Great mix of history and seeing the city via virtual tour. I'd highly recommend the experience!
Rosalind
January 2021
The host was very knowledgeable and fun. While the footage of Prague was pre-recorded, it was good quality and really cool to see the city. Packed with interesting information about a dark time in history.
Nina
January 2021
This experience was so much fun, and super interesting and informative too! My friends and I got to enjoy a virtual travel experience while we are all sheltered-in-place because of the pandemic. It gave us a much needed “getaway!” Our host was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Some of us had visited Prague years ago and some had not, but we all left with the feeling of wanting to revisit this captivating city. I would especially recommend this tour for people who enjoy history or culture, like me!
This experience was so much fun, and super interesting and informative too! My friends and I got to enjoy a virtual travel experience while we are all sheltered-in-place because o…
Grace
January 2021
This was a great way to spend the evening during Shelter In Place. Our guide was full of knowledge and very passionate. It sure beats watching Neflix all night.

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  • Mon., Jan. 18
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Mon., Jan. 18
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Tue., Jan. 19
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $25 per person
  • Tue., Jan. 19
    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Tue., Jan. 19
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Tue., Jan. 19
    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Tue., Jan. 19
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Wed., Jan. 20
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
    $25 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.