National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

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Prague: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

1. Prague: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

Learn about the Nazi occupation of Prague with licensed historian guides on a walking tour. See the scars of WWII that still remain on the walls and streets of The Old Town. Hear about the fate of Czech Jews while visiting the Jewish Quarter. Enter the crypt of Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and learn about Operation Anthropoid - a special operation to assassinate the notorious SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich.  Visit a medieval underground space within the cellars of the palace U Kunstatu. See how it was used as an air-raid shelter and discover a private collection of WWII artifacts.

Prague: World War 2 and Operation Anthropoid Walking Tour

2. Prague: World War 2 and Operation Anthropoid Walking Tour

Your knowledgeable guide will explain what Operation Anthropoid was and who the key players involved were. See where the resistance members hid during the occupation and hear about why some people risked their lives. During the tour, guests have an opportunity to visit the place where the country’s heroes fought their last battle, learn more about the Prague Uprising and the local resistance, and discover some of the buildings and landmarks associated with World War Two.  The tour will also cover the student uprising and the events that occurred during the early days of the war. The tour will end at the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius in the New Town, which now serves as a memorial to the victims of the Third Reich. Guests can spend time contemplating Prague’s tragic history before heading back to the Old Town.  

Prague: Private Guided Tour by Vintage Car with Local Drink

3. Prague: Private Guided Tour by Vintage Car with Local Drink

You will be picked up from the meeting point in a vintage Trabant 601 vehicle from late 70s by an English speaking driving guide and on a way to the first stop you will get to see from the car the Charles Bridge and its panorama as well as the Prague Castle. First stop is very emotional, unique and the most important war memorial of operation Anthropoid. Operation Anthropoid was a cover up name for assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by brave Czechoslovak paratroopers in occupied Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Two very brave man (Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis), were selected and trained for this mission and were sent back along with many other para-groups to Protectorate. The local resistance risked their lives and lives of their families to fight against the Nazi occupation... You will be driven by an enthusiastic tour guide to the Monument of National Heroes to Heydrich terror where 7 soldiers and patriots fought until their last breathe for almost 8 hours against approximately 800 nazis and you will learn about details that can not be found in any guide book but only heard from those who met the survivors of the Czechoslovak resistance and investigated every detail. After visiting the St. Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and the spot outside with golden bricks where the bodies were identified you will be taken to the crypt which is these days a war museum with photo evidence and very important artefacts as well as the actual underground (crypt) where are still holes from the bullets in the walls. To wash away all that sadness you will be offered a shot of Becherovka - Czech traditional liquor in the pub on the opposite of the memorial called Pub of the Paratroopers, which is also themed with the resistance pictures and carries very unique atmosphere. From there you will be driven in Trabant 601 around the Dancing House and see again the Panorama of the Prague castle and then up the hills of Prague 5 through serpentines to the Great Stadium of Strahov. It is a very forgotten but important monument from the 1st Czechoslovak republic and you will be showed Trabant car, how it works and be told about communist era and how is this stadium connected with it. After the tour you can either be dropped back in the Old Town or outside the Prague Castle.

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based on 362 reviews

We didn’t catch our tour guide’s name, which is a shame because she was fantastic. We had a little trouble finding her at the start - the black umbrella was difficult to identify on a rainy day! And the phone number provided from Get Your Guide didn’t work for us. However we found her just in time, and the tour she gave was great. She was really friendly and informative, and she really knew her stuff! The use of pictures added to the tour as did the box of memorabilia about halfway through the tour. Halfway through the tour there was the opportunity to sit down and rest your feet while still learning which I thought was a great addition, and there is the opportunity to use the bathroom. Overall this was one of the highlights of our trip and we would definitely recommend it.

We booked this as a group tour - but we were the only participants but that didnt deter our young Guide Martin - who was so knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. He guided us around Prague explaining in details the various coded operations for the fighters - he also did an excelent job in explaining the background to the story. We were very impressed - he kept to his timetable and got us to the crypt on time to visit it. A very engaging story - very sad - but so well told and with a great amount of detail and with great enthusiasm - Martin was an excellent guide and we would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the City. Well worth the time and good value for money. Thank you Martin.

An excellent tour in the little blue trabant. Our guide was fabulous and funny with lots of information about communism and WW2 history. The offer to test drive was super and great fun. Highly recommend this trip for an interesting and different way to explore the city.

Great experience. Excellent tour due to the fact that our tour guide Dana, was extremely knowledgeable and added anecdotal comments that made it most interesting. Be prepared to immerse in the history of that period of time.

really enjoyable experience, Martin very knowledgeable guide