NEW About the tour: Stalingrad: Turning Point of the Eastern Front

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of WW2 that saw Nazi Germany and its allies fight the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad, Russia. Join us on our new 10-day tour, led by Eastern Front and German Armed Forces expert guide, Paul Errington. Throughout this tour we will visit the key battlefields of Stalingrad, spending time on the ground, visiting the site of the Tractor Factory and Grain Elevator, as well as visiting Moscow to see the Tank Museum and WW2 sites around the city. A unique and fascinating tour for the WW2 enthusiast.

Tour Includes


  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return flights to Moscow
  • Airport transfers in Russia
  • Air-conditioned coach travel

10 days from £2,499 pp

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
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We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Fly to Moscow and transfer to our hotel for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Today we have a Moscow sightseeing Tour in the morning, looking at WW2 related sites in the city before we take an internal flight to Stalingrad (now Volgograd) and continue to our hotel for five nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Moscow
    Kremlin Moscow

    Included highlights

    • Moscow Sightseeing Tour

    The morning will be spent visiting areas in the city centre such as Square of the Fallen Fighters, Monument to the Fallen and the Eternal Flame, and Stalingrad Main Railway Station, focusing on the fighting for the city.

    This will be followed, after lunch, with a boat trip on the River Volga. We will look at the fighting in the Factory district, the Volga Embankment and the Volga crossing points, ending in the Northern suburbs of the city, giving a perspective of the combat in those areas from the Russian view.

    We then move onto the Mamayev Kurgan, the ancient Hill which stands 102 metres above the city and dominates the Northern area and Factory district. It was the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting of the Stalingrad Battle, as both sides sought to gain and hold this strategic position.

    Here we will discuss all the aspects of the fighting on the hill, and the surrounding area. We will then visit the Memorial complex, the Hall of Valour, the famous ‘Fight to the Death’ monument, and the huge free-standing statue of Za Rodina, Mother Russia.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Statue of Za Rodina, Mother Russia
    Statue of Za Rodina, Mother Russia

    Included highlights

    • Square of the Fallen Fighters
    • Stalingrad Main Railway Station
    • Volga River Boat Trip
    • Mamayev Kurgan

    The day will begin with a visit to Southern Stalingrad and the Grain Silo, following the advance of General Hoth’s Panzer Korps into the southern outskirts of the city, and the Soviet defence, as they fell back from the Kalmyk steppe. Here we will see the Silo itself, and the memorial to the Soviet Marines who checked the German advance. We will also examine the fighting around the Tsaritsa Gorge, as the Germans attacked to reach the banks of the Volga.

    We then visit the Factory district, scene of very heavy fighting in the Industrial area. We will visit the area of the famous Red October Plant, Barrikady Gun Factory and the Dzerzhinsky Tractor works, looking at the Kovaleva Memorial, the famous Lyudnikovs Island, and the so-called Island of Fire, including the original command post of the 138th Rifle Division and T34 Tank defence line memorials, plus the Chelyabinsk Kolkhozik.

    This is followed by a visit to the wonderful Panorama Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad and the nearby Grudinin Mill, one of the surviving original buildings, before moving on to one of the other famous surviving urban Battle locations at Pavlov’s House, which the Russians defended for 58 days.

    The day ends with a visit to the Rossoshka Memorial, and the Reconciliation and Museum complex, which includes a visit to the Russian and German cemeteries that are situated on the Battlefield to the west of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Grudinin Mill
    Grudinin Mill

    Included highlights

    • Factory District
    • Grain Silo & Memorial to the Soviet Marines
    • Panorama Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad
    • Rossoshka Memorial
    • Grudinin Mill

    We begin in the city centre visiting the Univermag Store Museum, the former Headquarters, and later, place of surrender of Field Marshall Paulus.

    From here we head onto the Steppe, west of Stalingrad, to visit some locations of the German defence lines including Peschanka, Karpovka, and the so-called Marinovka Nose.

    We will then drive to the Don Bridge crossing point at Kalach, significant both to the German advance and the Russian counterattack.

    Moving further west into the Don Steppe, we visit the JS 2 Tank memorial, which commemorates the summer 1942 defence of Stalingrad by the 1st Tank Army.

    We then visit the village of Golubinskaya, where the German 6th Army HQ was located, before heading back towards the city to the famous Sovietsky memorial, situated on the Volga-Don canal, where Russian troops met in November 1942 to trap the German 6th Army in the ‘Kessel’.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Sovietsky Memorial
    Sovietsky Memorial

    Included highlights

    • Don Steppe & JS 2 Tank Memorial
    • Steppe
    • Univermag Store Museum
    • Golubinskaya
    • Sovietsky Memorial

    Today we travel to Gumrak and Pitomnik airfields, looking at the Luftwaffe Airlift to supply the 6th Army once it was surrounded, and at Pitomnik we will see some of the many hundreds of bunkers and trenches which still remain there.

    Near to Gumrak are the Water Tower and the Church at Gorodische, the scene of heavy fighting. A visit will be made to the Russian defence lines of August 1942 at Bald Hill and Soldier's Field to discuss the fighting, and visit the memorials. Before returning to the city we will examine the German advance, and Russian defence of the Northern area of the Stalingrad Front.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we depart Stalingrad and take an internal flight back to Moscow, where we stay for three nights.

    In the evening you will have the chance to take a Moscow by Night tour, in the heart of the city.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Moscow
    Moscow by Night Tour

    Optional highlights

    • Moscow by Night Tour

    Back in Moscow we visit further locations around the city with a WW2 connection, including the Armed Forces Museum and the Kremlin.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Kremlin
    Kremlin

    Included highlights

    • Moscow Armed Forces Museum
    • Kremlin

    On our final day we will visit to the huge Russian Tank Museum, which is split into two separate sites at Kubinka, west of Moscow.

    Here we will see an incredible array of tanks and military vehicles including a Maus, King Tiger and Tiger tank, as well as numerous Soviet tanks. The museum has one of the best collections of armoured vehicles in the world.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Transfer to Moscow Airport for your return flight to the UK.


    NEW Stalingrad: Turning Point of the Eastern Front 10 days from £2,499pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for one night and later three nights at the Holiday Inn Tagansky, or similar in Moscow. You will also stay for five nights at the Hotel Volgograd in Volgograd.

    Your Flights

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

    Return flights to Moscow are available from London Heathrow and Manchester (indirect).

    We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

    Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

    All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

    This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 


    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

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