Russia - The Great Patriotic War Tour

Russia — The Great Patriotic War

Follow in the footsteps of the Red Army as they battle with the forces of Hitler's Nazi Germany during the Great Patriotic War, the largest military confrontation in history. Join one of our Expert guides on a tour of the Russian Great Patriotic War battlefields, following the battles, seeing how they developed and how they were fought; in this the most horrendous struggle that is characterized by unprecedented ferocity, wholesale destruction and immense loss of life due to combat, starvation, exposure, disease, and massacres.

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Our 10-day Flexi Tour

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Day One

Arrive in Moscow where, upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transported to our Moscow hotel to check in for three nights. The remainder of the day is free for you to rest, relax and acclimatise. In the evening we gather together for a Welcome Dinner and tour briefing.

Day Two

In the morning we take a tour around central Moscow including the GUM department store, Lubyanka Square, Red Square and Lenin's tomb. In the afternoon we visit the superb Museum of the Great Patriotic War on Poklonnaya Hill. At the end of the day we return to our Moscow hotel to relax before dinner.

Day Three

In the morning we drive out to visit the impressive Kubinka Tank Museum that has a huge collection of Second World War armoured vehicles, the majority of which have only just been open to Westerners. After lunch we visit the 42nd Kilometre where Germans were stopped on Volokolamsky highway and look at exposition of Second World War equipment. At the end of the day we return to our Moscow hotel to relax before dinner.

Day Four

Today we drive outside of the city to enjoy a tour of the Monino Military Aircraft museum. The museum is part of a military airbase and traces the history of Russian aviation from the first days up to the present. Upon our return to Moscow we drive to the airport to catch the evening flight to Volgograd (Stalingrad), during which dinner will be taken in flight. On arrival at Volgograd we drive to our hotel where we check in for two nights.

Day Five

Today we spend a full day exploring the Stalingrad battlefield including the Mamaev Hill, the Factory District, the Grain Elevator, the Volga river crossing, the Lyudnikov's island, the Paulus last HQ and the Stalingrad panorama. At the end of the day we return to our Volgograd hotel to relax before dinner.

Day Six

In the morning we take a boat trip up the Volga past the giant Mother Russia monument and up to the Factory District. Following the boat trip there will be an opportunity for some free time before we catch our return flight to Moscow, during which dinner will be taken in flight. On arrival in Moscow we drive to our hotel where we check in for one night.

Day Seven

We start the day with the visit of the Armed Forces museum to look at the Soviet and German relics of the Second World War which will be followed by a meeting and lunch with war veterans in the Counsel of Moscow Veterans. In the evening we catch overnight train to explore Kursk battle.

Day Eight

We will arrive to Kursk early and take a trip to Poniry Station to look at the events within the 'northern shoulder' and last Soviet defence line on Teplov Hights. In the afternoon we will have time to visit the Rokossovsky HQ. At the end of the day we drive to our Mestechko Svoboda hotel near Kursk, which is located in a picturesque and typical Russian village.

Day Nine

Drive to Jakovlevo and follow the 'death ride' of the Fourth Panzer Army. Explore the battlefield around Prokhorovka, the furthest extent of the German advance. Visit the museum and monuments at Prokhorovka (including the preserved trenches and gun emplacements) before we return to Kursk and catch the overnight train to Moscow.

Day Ten

We arrive back in Moscow and transfer to the airport for you to catch your flight home.

The cost of your tour

The cost of this excellent tour of the Great Patriotic War is subject to exchange rate variation. As a guide this fantastic tour costs just $4500 (USD) per person based on sharing a twin room. Single occupancy is available for an additional $690 (USD) in hotels and $490 (USD) during the overnight train journeys.

All prices are subject to change without notice, unless already confirmed, and are provided for information purposes only.

Where payment in Roubles is preferred, please verify the rate in correspondence with MICEX USD/Rouble rate of exchange. Please check the Rouble price of your tour with our office staff prior to payment in order to avoid any misunderstanding.

A deposit of 30% or £200.00 per person, whichever is the greater, is payable on booking.

An additional supplement may apply for anniversary dates to cover any increase in the associated costs.

Booking indicates your acceptance of our Tour Terms and Conditions.

* The costs may vary from those shown above due to the availability and selection of hotels and other associated costs.

What your tour includes

This fantastic Second World War tour offer is exclusive of flights to and from Moscow and is inclusive of:

  • In-tour land travel only.
  • 10-days escorted tour of the battlefields with one of our expert Battlefield Guides.
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation in selected hotels throughout your tour.
  • Lunch throughout the tour.
  • All transportation throughout your tour including all internal flights, train journeys and minibus services commencing with transfers on the first and the last days of the trip (please note that if your flights are at a different time from the rest of the group a separate fee for a transfer will apply).
  • The services of an English speaking guide throughout your tour.
  • All museum entrance and guide fees to the museums included within the tour itinerary.
  • Visa Support.
  • The opportunity to discuss your battlefield travel plans with our expert team.

What your tour does not include

  • Evening Meals.
  • Drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities.
  • Personal travel insurance.

Optional Extras

All of our Flexi-date tours can have optional extras added to them. We can, for example, add any of the following to your tour: -

  • Transfer to the battlefield area.
  • Ferry crossings or Eurostar from the UK.
  • Accommodation the night before the tour.
  • Accommodation the night night after the tour.
  • Lunches.
  • Full-board.
  • All inclusive.
  • Additional days.

Customising your Flexi-date tour

All of our Flexi-date tours are fully customisable to allow you to see the sites that are most important to you. Where changes to the standard itinerary are made there may be an additional charge to cover the associated additional costs.

To book your tour

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Last updated: 9th December 2018