Tour Rates

Tour Dates:  
Sep. 20 - Oct. 3, 2020 - 25 spots

Tour Rates:
USD 5,390 pp in Double Room
USD 6,490 pp in Single Room
Tour Rates do not include Airfare.

How to Book:
It's easy to book and safely pay your refundable $500 Tour deposit with PayPal. You can also book by phone with a credit card, or you can print the forms at home, send us a check, and book by mail.

Tour Overview

Tour Highlights:
• Overnight in 3 and 4-Star Hotels
• Enjoy Small Group advantages
• Includes live Russian Folk Show
• Price includes Entry Visa Support
• Experience counts! We have operated World War II Tours in Russia for over 12 years

What to Know:
This Tour begins at St. Petersburg (LED) Pulkovo Airport and finishes at Moscow (DME / SVO) Airports in Russia. Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare to Russia (but it does include air from Moscow to Volgograd and back to Moscow). You can plan to arrive in St. Petersburg a few days early, and / or you can also add time to the end of your Tour in Moscow.

About the Tour

Whether on the battlefield, or inside the impressive museums, you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative historical lectures throughout each Tour. From the Siege of Leningrad to the Battle of Stalingrad and beyond, our top priorities are your safety, comfort and enjoyment on Tour. Alpventures® World War II Tours are the result of over 20 years of historical research and first-hand, local guiding experience, making them especially unique. Our superior accommodations are all extraordinary three- and four-star hotels (some of which on other Tours include medieval castles and listed historical monuments). Join our small groups on a World War II Tour and experience a historical adventure to Russia!

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Kursk Rates

Kursk Tour Rates
• USD $1,395.00 ppdo
• USD $1,995.00 ppso

The optional Kursk Tour extension includes roundtrip train transportation from Moscow to Kursk, one night in Kursk hotel, bus transportation around the battlefields, all meals, and tour guiding service.

The Kursk Battlefield Tour Extension cannot be booked as a "stand alone" Tour; it must be combined with Alpventures® Operation Barbarossa Tour as an optional add-on extension.

You can contact us for any further questions or concerns, either by email (click here) or phone - call us toll-free at 1 (888) 991-6718.

Operation Barbarossa Tour

Saint Petersburg (Leningrad), Moscow, Kubinka, Monino, Volgograd (Stalingrad), Russia with optional Kursk Battlefield Tour Extension . . .

What's Included:
  • 11 Nights in 3 and 4-Star Hotels
  • 1 Night in First-Class Train Cabins
  • Breakfast and Dinner included
  • Roundtrip Flight to Volgograd
  • Transfers by Motor Coach / Bus
  • All entrance fees and local taxes
  • Russian Visa Support and Fees
  • Expert local Russian Tour Guides
  • St. Petersburg Defense Museum
  • Artillery Museum / Aurora Cruiser
  • Visit the world-famous Hermitage
  • Enjoy Live Russian Folklore Show
  • Moscow City Tour / Red Square
  • Tour of the Kremlin in Moscow
  • Great Patriotic War Museum
  • Excursion Kubinka Tank Museum
  • Tour of Moscow Defense Museum
  • Museum of the Armed Forces
  • Tour of Monino Aircraft Museum
  • Stalingrad Battlefield Tour
  • Stalingrad Panorama Museum
  • Relaxing Cruise on Volga River
  • Lunch with Russian War Veterans

Alpventures® Operation Barbarossa Tour covers the most significant World War II historical sites, memorials and museums in Russia. The Tour begins in St. Petersburg and finishes in Moscow. The first three days of the Tour are spent in St. Petersburg (Leningrad); including Guided Tours of the Defense of Leningrad Museum and Russian Artillery Museum. We will also discover the city's sightseeing highlights including a visit to the famous Hermitage Museum. Five days are spent in Moscow; where we will visit the city's best military museums and Kremlin; as well as Kubinka Tank Museum and Monino Aircraft Museum. During our two days in Stalingrad (Volgograd) we focus on the battle that changed the tide of the World War II: Stalingrad. Experience our full day Stalingrad Battlefield Tour; seeing all the sites where the worst fighting took place including stops at the tractor factory and grain elevator. A visit to the famous Stalingrad Panorama Museum and a boat cruise down the Volga complete our visit to the historic city. We finish our two weeks in Russia back in Moscow for the last day of the Tour, where we meet with Veterans!

About the Train Travel to Moscow.
Russia is big! The only way to make the most of your trip to this wonderful country is to see as much of it as possible without feeling pushed or uncomfortable. Our Tour transportation from St. Petersburg to Moscow includes First-Class overnight cabins on the train. First-Class berths on a Russian sleeper train actually prove more civilized than ones in Western Europe, as they are often larger and more comfortable. They also have a remarkable on-time record. The trains we will be using in Russia (firmennye poezdy) generally have cleaner cars, more polite attendants and more convenient schedules. They also have fewer stops, more First-Class accommodations and some have functioning Restaurants. We will handle all your train reservations, as well as the Russian Visa that you will need to enter the Country. Tour price for Single Occupancy includes single accommodation on the train. The Tour also includes your roundtrip airfare from Moscow to Stalingrad (Volgograd), and back to Moscow.

About the Hotels we use in Russia.
We have taken much care to choose newer (or recently renovated), clean and comfortable accommodations in Russia. After all the train travel on this Tour, our goal is to provide you with comfortable and relaxing evenings in each city. Our carefully selected Hotels contain all the normal amenities you are used to on our Tours in Europe; including private bath or shower, television (often with European Cable such as BBC or CNN Channels) and telephone. Some of the Hotels offer a hair dryer in the rooms and Internet access either in the lobby or near the Reception. All of our Hotels have helpful English-speaking Staff at your service. Alpventures® Operation Barbarossa Tour is Full Board - all but two meals are included on Tour.

Operation Barbarossa Tour Itinerary

SEPTEMBER 20: IN FLIGHT - to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

SEPTEMBER 21: Arrival in St. Petersburg (Leningrad)
Afternoon arrival at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED). Transfer to hotel for check-in and relax before dinner. Welcome Dinner tonight. Overnight St. Petersburg. (D)

SEPTEMBER 22: St. Petersburg (Leningrad)
Breakfast in hotel. Morning Tour of the Defense of Leningrad Museum and visit the Cruiser "Aurora". Lunch. Afternoon Tour of the Russian Artillery Museum. Dinner. Overnight St. Petersburg. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 23: St. Petersburg (Leningrad)
Breakfast in hotel. Full day of free time for optional excursions in St. Petersburg, such as visiting the impressive Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, shopping Nevsky Prospekt, or taking an optional Battlefield Tour along the Road of Life to Lake Ladoga. Dinner. Overnight St. Petersburg. (B, D)

SEPTEMBER 24: St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Moscow
Breakfast in hotel and check-out. Tour of Peter and Paul's Fortress on the Neva River in St. Petersburg. Lunch. Tour of the famous Hermitage Museum. Tonight we enjoy a traditional Russian Folklore Show. Overnight train to Moscow. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 25: Moscow
Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Moscow. Sightseeing Tour of Moscow including Lubyanka Square, Red Square and Lenin's Tomb. Lunch. Afternoon at Poklonnay Hill and the Great Patriotic War Museum. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 26: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Tour of the impressive Tank Museum in Kubinka. Lunch. Afternoon at Moscow Defense Museum. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 27: Moscow - Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Breakfast in hotel. Morning Tour of the Central Museum of the Russian Armed Forces. Lunch. Afternoon flight to Volgograd (Stalingrad). Arrival in Volgograd and transfer to our hotel for check in and dinner. Overnight Volgograd. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 28: Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Breakfast in hotel. Morning Battlefield Tour of Stalingrad including Mamaev Hill. Lunch. Afternoon at Stalingrad Panorama. Dinner. Overnight Volgograd. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 29: Volgograd (Stalingrad) - Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Free time this morning visit to Paulus Headquarters, located in the same building as our hotel. Midday check-out and boat cruise along the Volga River. Lunch. Afternoon flight to Moscow. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

SEPTEMBER 30: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Morning excursion to Monino for a Tour of the Aircraft Museum. Lunch. Afternoon transfer back to Moscow for free time and shopping at Izmailovo Flea Market. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

OCTOBER 1: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Full free day for optional excursions and / or sightseeing in Moscow. Lunch on your own. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, D)

OCTOBER 2: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Morning Tour of the Kremlin in Moscow. Special Lunch with the Council of Moscow Veterans. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

OCTOBER 3: IN FLIGHT - from Moscow International Airport(s)

Kursk Battlefield Tour Extension

The Kursk Tour Extension is optional.

At the end of Alpventures® Operation Barbarossa Tour (see above), we are offering a special Tour extension to Kursk; including visits to the famous tank battlefield at Prokhorovka, and the northern shoulder at Ponyri.

OCTOBER 2: Depart Moscow for Kursk
Evening departure by train to Kursk. Overnight in First-Class train cabins. (B, L, D)

OCTOBER 3: Kursk Battlefield Tour
Arrive Kursk this morning by train. Breakfast in hotel. Full day Guided Tour of Kursk Battlefield, beginning with a drive to Ponyri Station to look at the events within the northern shoulder. Visit Teplov Heights - the last point of Soviet defense. Lunch. Tour of Rokossovsky's HQ. Dinner. Overnight Kursk. (B, L, D)

OCTOBER 4: Kursk Battlefield Tour
Breakfast. Full day Guided Tour of Kursk Battlefield, including a visit to the Kursk Battle Museum. Drive to Jakovlevo and follow the "death ride" of the Fourth Panzer Army. Lunch. This afternoon, we will explore the battlefield around Prokhorovka, the farthest point of the advance. Visit the monuments at Prokhorovka including the preserved trenches and gun emplacements. Dinner and depart by train to Moscow. Overnight First-Class train cabins. (B, L, D)

OCTOBER 5: Depart Moscow for U.S.A.
Arrive in Moscow early by train. Transfer to Moscow Airport(s) for return flights.

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The Fine Print

Reservation Policy:
A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $500 deposit (per person) are required to book this Tour. To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the "Book Tour" button. You can adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to Tour departure, and must be paid in US Dollars by check. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit only; and cannot be accepted for final payment.

Cancellation Policy:
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancelling between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

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