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Iain MacGregor, London-UK, 22.11.2020 00:00:00

Fascinating and enjoyable trip

An truly memorable and exceptional experience in visiting a city I have read about for over thirty years and am lucky enough to be writing a book about the epic battle of 1942-43 that defines it. Volgograd Tours organised a bespoke 4-day trip for me which involved two days researching the archives of the Volgograd Panoramic Museum , followed by a tour of the main sites of the battle.

Mikhail from the company was ever present by my side assisting and translating dozens of documents in the archive, and then guiding me through the various sites of the battlefield that he thought relevant (which they were). He was also great company, which when you are travelling alone, a long way from home, during a global pandemic - certainly helps! It made the whole trip stress-free and thoroughly enjoyable.

Would completely recommend Volgograd Tours if you want the full experience of understanding the battle of Stalingrad as well as enjoying stay in a remarkable city.

Date of experience: August 2020

Benjamin & Marta Tittle, UK-Slovenia, 03.01.2021 00:00:00

Fun and highly informative - English

If you are looking for a unique learning experience full of interesting facts and stories then this tour is the right one for you. We spent a lovely three days with Mikhail and Sergei. Mikhail is very detailed with his explanations and descriptions. We particularly enjoyed our personal tour of the former department store where negotiations for the surrender of Paulus and the sixth army took place. The journey to the the Don river and the battle of Kalach was both interesting and fun. You can tell this is Mikhail's passion as well as his profession. All of our three days were fun and interesting. If you are interested in military history or just feel like experiencing something different then we would definitely recommend Sputnik travel. 

Poučno, zabavno, informativno - Slovenian

Z možem sva v Volgogradu preživela tri dni. Z najinim vodičem Mihailom sva si prvi dan ogledala Volgograd z vsemi vojaškimi spomeniki in obema muzejema. Tisti v kleti veleblagovnice je še posebej zanimiv in informativen, saj tamkajšnji muzejski vodič v živo naslika prizore zajetja poveljnika Paulusa. Drugi dan smo se najprej odpravili na ogled treh volgogradskih tovarn, ki so pomembno vplivale na potek bitke za Stalingrad, potem pa smo obiskali še impresiven spomenik Rossoshka, ki se spominja več kot osemsto tisoč padlih vojakov. Tretji dan smo se odpeljali vse do (v tem času zamrznjene) reke Don in mesta Kalač, kjer v tamkajšnih stepah vsako poletje še vedno najdejo na desetine trupel nesrečnih ruskih in nemških vojakov. Vsi trije dnevi z Mihailom in njegovim tastom Sergejem so bili zabavni in izredno informativni. Če bi se tja odpravila sama brez vodiča, ne bi nikoli izvedela toliko zanimivih podrobnosti o dogajanjih v drugi svetovni vojni, pa tudi ne o Volgogradu samem in o Kozakih, ki so v preteklosti imeli zelo pomembno vlogo na tem področju. Toplo priporočam vsem, ki jih zanima zgodovina in ki imajo to srečo, da lahko obiščejo bivši Stalingrad.

Date of experience: December 2020