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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

+++We have also created a version for team building+++
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.

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.

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.
Great for team-building and groups up to 100 people. Feel free to contact us for more details.
Other things to note
This virtual tour focuses on his
+++We have also created a version for team building+++
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 forgo…

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 $274.
From $25
/ person
Tue, 24 Nov
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue, 24 Nov
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Tue, 24 Nov
11:00 pm - 12:00 am (EST)
This time is popular
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Lucie & David

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 1842 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 1842 reviews.

Alexandra
November 2020
I really enjoyed attending this experience. I learned a lot of surprising facts and got to see some interesting places in Prague. I can highly recommend it to anyone. It is a fun experience for groups too.
Jessica
November 2020
This was a perfect activity to do with family who were logging on from their homes in different cities. Since the pandemic has us all home, it was really interesting to connect to this other time in history when people were under quarantine. Our host Tomas was charming and funny and did a great job answering our questions. We could not have asked for a better tour guide. I highly recommend this experience--cinematography was great, terrific historic illustrations, maps, and jokes! Sign up and do it!
This was a perfect activity to do with family who were logging on from their homes in different cities. Since the pandemic has us all home, it was really interesting to connect to…
Ana
November 2020
A perfect event for my 17 year old son’s birthday! There’s a certain sweet spot for teen events in the US that needs to be cool but not in the least embarrassing—this hit that spot! It was an intimate event that also included Gramma (who’s been quite isolated), cousins, uncles, aunts and old family friends. David was very informed, welcoming, funny, intelligent and the tour was designed in an engaging manner with quick surveys, intimate questions, informative, time for some chat between guests and our own humor. They also provided us with a template for the invite that I customized for our guests too. We mailed our guests a treat in advance and scheduled a follow up zoom conference to chat and sing my son happy birthday—it brightened everyone’s day. Finally, my son mentioned that he liked that we were supporting the creative tour guides overseas who are surviving COVID without government aide and people traveling. Don’t wait or second guess yourself—do it!
A perfect event for my 17 year old son’s birthday! There’s a certain sweet spot for teen events in the US that needs to be cool but not in the least embarrassing—this hit that sp…
Sally
November 2020
I really enjoyed. Felt like I was there. Very apt tour during covid outbreak. Good to travel even though it was virtual. Very clear and well explained by guide
Nandini
November 2020
This event was amazing to say the least. I booked this event as a cultural event for my Honors College and this experience did not disappoint. Lucie and David were exceptional hosts who were prompt and helped with finding a date and time, the payment process and the experience itself. In the world we live in today, we can find solace and similarities to the Black Plague. (It isn’t quite as different as you would think!!) David was very knowledgeable to our group’s questions and explained everything thoroughly. He connected the science of the Plague to the history as well as what it was like in Prague at the time. He also knew how to keep our group engaged by asking us questions and making really funny jokes! The video itself was very well done and our group truly enjoyed this event. I would definitely recommend this to anyone! We can’t wait to sign up for more events hosted by them and hopefully visit Prague one day! Thank you Lucie and David! :)
This event was amazing to say the least. I booked this event as a cultural event for my Honors College and this experience did not disappoint. Lucie and David were exceptional host…
Teresa
November 2020
This was a fantastic experience! Our tour guide was super friendly, funny, and accommodating and our group learned so much and had a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend this experience to others!

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  • Tue, 24 Nov
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Tue, 24 Nov
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Tue, 24 Nov
    11:00 pm - 12:00 am (EST)
    This time is popular
    $25 per person
  • Wed, 25 Nov
    9:00 am - 10:00 am (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Wed, 25 Nov
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Wed, 25 Nov
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Wed, 25 Nov
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Wed, 25 Nov
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $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.