The Siege of Leningrad tour offers you a unique opportunity to go beyond a standard tour and visit the most prominent historic sites of the Siege of Leningrad.
During this tour, you will travel along the «Road of Life», the only supply route to the besieged city. Your will also see the Flower of Life, a touching monument to the young citizens of Leningrad and Rumbolovo Hill, the most dangerous section of the road where trucks were subject to Nazi shooting. Next we’ll visit the monument to the legendary Katyusha, a nickname of the famous Soviet rocket launcher, first built and used in World War II. Then we’ll explore a remaining section of the original road, which reveals how dangerous driving along it was.
Our next stop is Ladoga Lake- very unpredictable and sometimes gloomy. Unsurprisingly, the Road of Life museum is located in a building styled as ice blocks. The museum houses wartime relics including GAZ-AA trucks, LI-2T panes, artillery guns, ships and a large archive of war documents and photos.
We will then head to the Diorama, which gives you a chance to visualise the events of the Siege Breakthrough (Iskra operation). Opened in 1885, the Diorama was created by a team of artists and war survivors. The museum is located in a granite building made as a replica of a World War II blockhouse where you can see a collection of tanks lifted from the bottom of Ladoga Lake and Neva River.
The final stop of the tour is the Nevsky Coin, a tiny patch of land, which witnessed the most dramatic of battles. Several memorials and a church have been built on the site.
The tour is a private tour which highly recommend it for World War II history students. The tour itinerary can be customized depending on your interests and time available. Please send us an enquiry to receive your price quotation.