Menu
header photo

Alpventures

Your Guide for Unique Travel Experiences

Tour Overview

Tour Highlights:
• Overnight in 3 and 4-Star Hotels
• Enjoy advantages of Small Groups
• Includes a live Russian Folklore Show
• Price includes Russian Visa Support
• Experience counts! We have operated World War II Tours in the Russian Federation for over 12 years

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

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, or you can also add time to the end of your Tour in Moscow.

Tour Map

Tour Photos

Operation Barbarossa Tour

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

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 War 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 throughout the Tour.

Operation Barbarossa Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: IN FLIGHT - to St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

DAY 2: 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)

DAY 3: 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)

DAY 4: 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)

DAY 5: 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)

DAY 6: Moscow
Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Moscow. Sightseeing Tour of Moscow including Lubyanka Square, Red Square and Lenin's Tomb. Lunch. Afternoon Tour of Poklonnay Hill and the Great Patriotic War Museum. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Tour of the impressive Tank Museum in Kubinka. Lunch. Afternoon Tour of the Moscow Defense Museum. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: 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)

DAY 9: Volgograd (Stalingrad)
Breakfast in hotel. Morning Battlefield Tour of Stalingrad including Mamaev Hill. Lunch. Afternoon Tour of Stalingrad Panorama. Dinner. Overnight Volgograd. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: 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 beautiful Volga River. Lunch. Afternoon flight to Moscow. Overnight Moscow. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: 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)

DAY 12: Moscow
Breakfast in hotel. Full free day for optional excursions and / or sightseeing in Moscow. Lunch on your own. Dinner. Overnight Moscow. (B, D)

DAY 13: 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)

DAY 14: 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. The optional Tour extension includes roundtrip train transportation from Moscow to Kursk, bus transportation around the battlefields, all meals and guide service. Kursk cannot be booked as a "stand alone" Tour; it must be combined with our Alpventures® Operation Barbarossa Tour (above).

DAY 14: Depart Moscow for Kursk
Evening departure by train to Kursk. Overnight in First-Class train cabins. (B, L, D)

DAY 15: 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. Afternoon Tour of Rokossovsky's Headquarters. Dinner. Overnight Kursk. (B, L, D)

DAY 16: 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. Return to Kursk and dinner. Depart tonight by train to Moscow. Overnight First-Class train cabins. (B, L, D)

DAY 17: Depart Moscow for U.S.A.
Arrive in Moscow early by train. Transfer to Moscow Airport(s) for return flights home.

Tour Bookings

Tour Dates: Returning Fall 2019

Choose Room Preference:
Add-on Kursk Option:
Promo / Discount Code:

Tour Rates:
USD 5,295 per person in Double Room
USD 6,495 per person 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 and book by mail:

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 cancellations between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds will be honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.

About our Tours

Whether on the battlefield, or inside the impressive museums, you won't miss a thing as we give exciting, detailed accounts and informative historical presentations throughout each Tour. From the D-Day beaches of Normandy, to Hitler's Eagles Nest 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 are even medieval castles and listed historical monuments. Join our small groups on a World War II Tour and experience an historical adventure to Europe!

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

Price includes roundtrip train travel and accommodation, one night in Kursk hotel, all meals, guide service and all entrance fees. Contact us for any questions or concerns, by phone toll-free at 1 (888) 991-6718.