Nice things that the media say about us.
‘The Naked Tour Guide: From Kilmainham Gaol to the streets of Prague – Irish Times Working Abroad, 29 December 2017
‘How to amuse guests and maybe even have fun in the process’ – The Bridge Magazine Spring 2017
The Naked Tour Guide, Marcus (who you’ll be relieved to hear is not actually naked), takes small groups around such key sites as the Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter and the Charles Bridge at 08:00. Because there are not crowds to fight at this hour, guests can take the time to enjoy the sights, and everyone has the opportunity for real conversations and answers to lots of questions. Marcus also means the tour personal: in our case he told found a statue with the name of each of the women on the tour and told us the legends associated with our names. This tour is perfect for early risers, for seniors (although the tour covers about three kilometres, it is all flat and moves at a leisurely pace) and for people interested in history. After the tour, guests enjoy morning coffee and breakfast with Marcus at the Cafe Louvre. For historians and film buffs, the Naked Tour Guide also offers an Operation Anthropoid tour, where you watch the film and then see the real places where the history occurred. And for a literal taste of Prague, try the Beer Tour!Mari Schindele, International Women's Association of Prague
Originally hailing from Kildare, Marcus Bradshaw offers fun, off-the-beaten track tours on a variety of themes. His tours are meticulously researched and nuanced, his delivery relaxed and full of wit. He has lived in the city for years and is a fountain of fantastic tips and helpful recommendations.Aer Lingus Cara Magazine
‘A winter fairy tale in Prague’ Sunday Independent (Ireland) March 2015
We began on Namesti Republiky, then we hopped on a tram and travelled across the river to Veletrzni Palac, the poignant site of the Jewish deportations from Prague.
In 1941, the Czechoslovak government-in-exile in London resolved to assassinate the Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich. Against great odds, Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcík managed to succeed in killing Heydrich. They eventually took refuge in the Cathedral Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius. But they were betrayed, and the church was surrounded by over 800 members of the SS and Gestapo.
The building still bares witness to the horrific end – there are bullet holes and visible blast damage – eventually, rather than surrender, the Czechs and Slovaks killed themselves. But Hitler’s appetite for revenge was not sated, and he ordered brutal reprisals.
Over 13,000 people were arrested, deported and imprisoned. A particular example was made of two Czech villages – Lidice and Lezáky – where almost all of the inhabitants were murdered, their houses destroyed and the rivers that once ran through them diverted.
It is hard to escape the pull of history in this beautiful city. The final leg of Marcus’s tour brought us to the imposing Vítkov Hill monument which afforded us stunning panoramic views of Prague.Jamie Blake Knox, Sunday Independent