Annual Victory Day Tour Stalingrad-Volgograd 07-09 May 2018

Annual Victory Day Group Tour of Volgograd (former Stalingrad) including Military Parade 07-09 May 2018

Request from 245 USD/person
Bus tour
Walking tour
Private tour
Group tour
Duration 3-day tour
Dates Itinerary 07-09 May 2018

Description

Annual Victory Day Tour Stalingrad-Volgograd with Military Parade 07-09 May 2018

 

7 May

10.00 Collecting of group in a meeting point/or pick up from hotel.

Sightseeing city tour "Hero-city Volgograd" with visit all sights including main war memorial Mamayev Kurgan (height #102.0). Duration 4 hours. During the excursion you will also visit 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 - Univermag.

14.00 Free time. The guide will recommend a place for lunch.

15.00 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 Visit of the souvenir store. End of tour in the city center. Free time.

 

08 May

10.00 Collecting of group in a meeting point/or pick up from hotel. 

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. This 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 End of tour in the city center. Free time.

 

09 May – Victory Day + Military Parade

08.30 Collecting of group in a meeting point/or pick up from hotel. 

10.00 Visit of the annual Victory Day Parade at the main square of Volgograd. Thousands of people from all Russia and all over the world come to Volgograd to feel the festive atmosphere during this so important day for all Russians and people of former Soviet Union.

12.00 Enjoy the festivities on your own and experience the unique spirit. During this day you can meet hundreds of veterans of WW2 and witnesses of the war. Russian people are very open to talk to foreigners to remember the horrors of the war.

On this day in the city center will take place mass celebrations and folk festivals, performances of music and ethnic ensembles.

22.00 In the evening at the Central Embankment of 62 Army arranged annual Fireworks of Victory.

 

The cost of offered annual group Victory Day Tour of Stalingrad 07-09 May 2018:

  • per 1 (single) person 650 USD
  • for group of 2 persons 495 USD/per person
  • for group of 3 persons 345 USD/per person
  • for group of 4 persons 275 USD/per person
  • for group of 5 persons 245 USD/per person
  • the cost of tour for groups more than 5 persons on request 

Request a Victory Day Tour of Volgograd 07-09 May now here>

 

The price includes:

  • tour program of 2-day Stalingrad Battlefield Tour + 3rd Victory Day;
  • transportation services (comfortable car/minivan/bus with air-conditioner, mic);
  • skilled tour guide-interpreter (English speaking);
  • all entrance tickets (including boat trip).

 

We also provide:

  • Russian visa support (for free if the tour already ordered);
  • Hotel reservations;
  • Transportation services (airport-hotel-airport, railway station-hotel, or delivery from or to nearby towns etc).

 

3 steps to book Stalingrad Victory Day Tour:

  • Email your request for a tour;
  • Specify the terms and the tour you would like to;
  • Get the invitation and a hotel voucher from us to apply for Russian visa in the nearest consulate of Russia.