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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 for a private group
    Lucie & David can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at €169.
From €16
/ person
Mon, 25 Jan
12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
€16 per person
€16 per person
Mon, 25 Jan
13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
Join 2 other guests
€16 per person
€16 per person
Mon, 25 Jan
16:00 - 17:00 (EST)
Join 1 other guest
€16 per person
€16 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 2299 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 2299 reviews.

Michele
January 2021
This trip was fantastic. All of the photos and videos beautiful and well presented. And because they were taken at a time when there were barely any people on the streets, it felt like we had the city to ourselves and we loved our guide, Mariana. She did a great job of involving all 11 of us at every turn. Such an interesting way to present the city: within the context of this subject. Highly recommended!
This trip was fantastic. All of the photos and videos beautiful and well presented. And because they were taken at a time when there were barely any people on the streets, it felt…
Elisabeth
January 2021
David did a great job guiding us through Prague. We learned a lot about Plague and had a special sightseeing tour through the city without people. David answered our questions, he was very friendly and we had a fun time together. Thanks a lot! I definitely recommend the tour
David did a great job guiding us through Prague. We learned a lot about Plague and had a special sightseeing tour through the city without people. David answered our questions, he…
Tamara
January 2021
This is was really fun. It was an awesome experience for my 13 y/o daughter--very informative with some important key messages relevant to COVID-19. Tomas was lovely--never skipped a beat. It was nice to escape from -12 Ottawa, Canada for an hour and experience the beauty of Prague with a spooky plague doctor. Fun!
This is was really fun. It was an awesome experience for my 13 y/o daughter--very informative with some important key messages relevant to COVID-19. Tomas was lovely--never skipped…
Ally
January 2021
My family which is 2 adults and a 16 years old - wry much enjoyed this experience. Our Plague Doctor was Tomas - he was gentle and funny - we learned so much about the plague and the scenery was perfect. A great way to take a virtual tour.
Diane
January 2021
Tom our guide was great. Good mix of information, stories, and very easy to listen too. A great way for the whole family to celebrate Dad's 94th birthday.
Aaron
January 2021
Highly recommended experience! Learned a lot about the city and of course about the plague. Amazing to realize how far science and modern medicine has taken us.

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    12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
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  • Mon, 25 Jan
    13:00 - 14:00 (EST)
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  • Mon, 25 Jan
    13:30 - 14:30 (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    €16 per person
  • Mon, 25 Jan
    14:30 - 15:30 (EST)
    €16 per person
  • Mon, 25 Jan
    15:00 - 16:00 (EST)
    €16 per person
  • Mon, 25 Jan
    16:00 - 17:00 (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    €16 per person
  • Tue, 26 Jan
    12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
    €16 per person
  • Tue, 26 Jan
    12:00 - 13:00 (EST)
    Private groups only
    From €174 per group

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.