Prague, Czech Republic

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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

While most visitors fix on Prague’s medieval past, delve into its World War II history on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn how one man, Nicholas Winton, rescued 669 children from certain death in 1939, arranging their escape from the Nazis to Britain. Follow the footsteps of Winton and those he saved in the Jewish Quarter, Old Town and New Town, learning this remarkable tale of survival and courage on route. Drink included.
  • 2.5-hour Prague Jewish Quarter heroes of WWII walking tour
  • Learn about Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued hundreds of children from the Nazis in WWII
  • See sites associated with the rescue in the Jewish Quarter, Old Town and New Town
  • Hear some of the children's poignant stories
  • Finish with a drink at a beautiful Art Nouveau café
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group of eight people or fewer
Choose a morning or afternoon tour and meet your guide and the rest of your small group in central Prague for your 2.5-hour tour. Then, explore the elegant streets, setting the scene by hearing about the fears of Prague’s Jewish community as the Nazis annexed part of Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII.

Delve into the historical Jewish Quarter as your guide’s story unfolds, hearing how British stockbroker Nicholas Winton came to the city in 1938 to help secure safe passage for Jewish children to Great Britain.

Learn about the courageous and complex dealings of Winton and his team, and follow in the footsteps of the evacuees in 1939 as they parted from their parents.

Branch into Prague Old Town and New Town, and view the Petschek Palace, the former German Gestapo headquarters, and the embarkation point of the 669 children Winton managed to evacuate, thus saving them from certain death. 

Learn the poignant stories of some of those rescued, and hear how Winton was knighted in Britain in 2002 for his bravery.

Finish at one of Prague’s most beautiful Art Nouveau cafés. Here, reflect on the strength of the human spirit over a drink with your guide and group, bringing your tour to an end.
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