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Explore the Siege of Leningrad Battlefield

In this tour, you will be visiting attractions like the Road of Life, Road of Life Museum, Oreshek Fortress, Kirovsk, Nevsky Bridgehead, and Diorama Museum.

In Saint Petersburg
8 Hours
History
Upto 3 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit the most important sites of Nevsky Pyatachok located outside Saint Petersburg
  • Learn about the dark history of the Siege of Leningrad
Description

The tour starts with driving along the Road of Life — the only supply route to the besieged city along which dozens of trains and trucks constantly shuttled from the lake coast to the city’s supply depots. The bus will stop by a cemetery where the victims of war are buried and two memorials built in the 60s to commemorate the vital role the road played in saving Leningrad from starvation. 

The next stop will be the Road of Life Museum which displays wartime relics telling of the heroic feat of the truck drivers that braved the lake’s frozen expanses under fire of enemy bombers and artillery. 

On the way to Kirovsk, the bus will stop at the coast of Ladoga Lake in Morozova, where you’ll get a good view of the Oreshek Fortress. Located on a tiny island at the very source of Neva River, it was heroically defended by the Soviet troops throughout the whole Siege. 

Then, the bus will stop in the little provincial town of Kirovsk for a meal in a restaurant that offers good quality fare.

Proceed to see the Nevsky Bridgehead. Nicknamed “pyatachok” – “five kopeck coin” – this tiny patch of land about 3 square kilometres wide became a common grave for almost 50 000 Soviet soldiers, making it one of the bloodiest battlefields of the Second World War.

Finally, you will visit the Diorama Museum. The museum is located underneath a big bridge across the Neva River, on the same place where the German fortifications and trenches along the river were successfully stormed by the Soviet infantry on January 12, 1943, opening the six-day offensive that broke the Siege. You will return to the city after the tour ends.

What's included
  • Guiding and transportation fees
  • Museum tickets
  • Lunch with a set menu
Know before you go
  • On Mondays and Tuesdays, the museums are closed and they can be substituted for other military sites upon agreement with the client
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Address
RXX4+48,Dubrovka,Russia
Meet your Host
Alexander Shmidke

I've been a tour guide for 15 years already, doing a wide variety of tours starting from Walking tours around St. Petersburg to battlefield tours of the Winter War and the Siege of Leningrad. I am also able to provide visa waivers to cruise passengers and the Nevsky Bridgehead and tour of the Political History Museum.

From USD 343 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.