10.00 Sightseeing city tour "Hero-city Volgograd" with visit to the main war memorial at Mamayev Kurgan "To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad". During the tour you will also visit to all other main and significant city sights: Square of Fallen Fighters, Alley of Heroes of Stalingrad and WW2, Eternal Flame, the tree survived the battle, memorial of the 3 Heroes of Soviet Union, dozens of mass graves of Soviet/Russian soldiers, street of Chuikov, Central Embankment of 62nd Army, Cenral River port and the place of Volga Crossing, line of defense of 62nd Army/Stalingrad front in the city, memorial to the civilians-victims of bombardment of 23rd of August 1942, memorial to Komsomols, Square and memorial of Vladimir Lenin, Pavlov's House defended for 58 days which was marked on personal map of Friedrich Paulus as fortress, Hall of Glory, Not a Step Backwards Memorial, symbolic Ruined Walls, survived buildings after the battle with the damages after fightings etc.
Visit of the museum "Memory" the last head quarter of the 6th German Army and a place of general-field marshall Friedrich Paulus's surrender in the basement of central department store.
14.00 Grain elevator. During the Battle of Stalingrad, one particularly well-defended Soviet strong point was known simply as "the Grain Elevator" and was strategically important. This imposing building in the southern part of Stalingrad became a graveyard for hundreds of soldiers on both sides in September 1942 when the Germans tried to take it and in January 1943 when the Russians retook it.
14.30 Visit of the panoramic-museum "The Battle of Stalingrad" and exhibition "Weapon of Victory" at the open air. This is one of the biggest WWII museums in the world with hundreds of unique exhibits, including Sword of Stalingrad - the gift of British King George the VI, Vasily Zaitsev’s rifle and a huge panoramic canvas. We comment on the most interesting exhibits and answer your questions.
17.00 Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
10.00 Tour to the northern part of Volgograd with visit factory area. This is made up of three factories: the Red October factory, the Barrikady gun factory and the Tractor Plant. The final German attack in this area was followed by the Russian counter-attack in November 1942. On the main square of the Tractor factory you will see the monument to the founder NKVD Felix Dzerzhinsky and also the last legendary T-34 tank which was manufactured here. Near the Red October Factory you will see the defense line which nowadays marked with 19 tank turrets in the city. All this makes clear how close were the Germans to the Volga.
After visit to the Lyudnikov's Island also known as Island of Fire. This symbolic island was a small piece of land held by Lyudnikov’s 138th Rifle Division in November 1942. The division within 40 days was surrounded by the enemy from three sides and from the fourth side by Volga river. So this little scrap of land, 700 meters wide and 400 meters in depth, entered the history of the Battle of Stalingrad as Lyudnikov's Island. The whole story is incredible but true. The ruins of the divisional command post still remain behind the Barrikady Gun factory.
12.00 Tour to Rossoshka reconciliation ensemble in 25 km outside the city is an impressive memorial of the two former enemies now seeking for reconciliation: Soviet and German military cemeteries. Here you will see the rest of German blindages, trenches and would have chance to find some souvenirs. Visit of the Gumrak railway station on the way to Rossoshka.
15.00 Tour to Soldiers' Field on the outskirts of the city with its touching story about the girl who never received her father's last letter. The sight is also a perfect view of the city defense line. The main composition of the memorial is a bronze sculpture of a girl, rushes to the common grave of Soviet soldiers, whose remains were found in mine field. In the center of the memorial - a funnel in the form of a five-pointed star, which rises from the bottom of "explosion" of cemented shells and shrapnel bombs, shells and mines. It is a symbol of the last explosion of the second world war.
16.00 On the back way visit of the Gorodishche settlement and its church where during the battle Germans had one of the hospitals. The walls of the church speak for themselves.
17.00 Boat trip by Volga river - the longest and widest river of Europe. You will see the panorama of city from the Volga. Duration 1 Hour.
18.00 Visiting of souvenir and antique stores. Transfer to the hotel. Free time.
09.00 Tour to Kalach-on-Don – the city of military Glory in 80 km from Volgograd, where greatest encirclement of the German troops was completed on 23rd November 1942. The tour includes visiting the battlefields outside the city and will be finished on the Don Heights near memorial tank Josef Stalin.
During this day you will go through all three defence lines and visit:
Peschanka settlement with its defensive line built in huge girder and Austrian memorial.The site of concentration camp # 205 which was the the biggest of the 47 camps in the Stalingrad area. The middle defensive perimeter on the Karpovka River, the Marinovka settlement. The nose of Marinovka was supposed to be the meeting point for Manstein and Paulus in December of 1942.The bridge over the Don River, the latter being an outer defensive perimeter «Meeting of two fronts» memorial that completed the encirclement of the German army on 23rd of November 1942 Memorial tank Josef Stalin 2 on the Don Heights. It was put here by the Soviet veterans in memory of their fallen comrades.
In short distance away is village Golubinskaya. There's a wooden house in original where before the assault on Stalingrad was HQ of the 6th German Army, and later the HQ of the 21st Soviet army. During this day it is also possible to visit the site of German airfield in Pitomnik.
In the evening we can recommend restaurants with Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, Italian, German, Indian or Tatar cuisine, as well as steak houses with dishes cooked at open fire.
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