Embark on an in-depth exploration of the great city of St Petersburg (previously known as Leningrad) and learn about the places and events that defined a tumultuous time in Russia’s history. Over the course of this 7-day journey you’ll meet survivors of the 900-day siege and hear their personal stories, visit iconic war sites such as the Nevsky Pyatachok battlefield and see where the Siege of Leningrad was finally broken. You’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the city of St Petersburg and its surrounds with overnight stays at Lake Ladoga and a special night in Catherine’s Palace, home of the legendary Amber Room.
- This tour provides an in-depth insight into places and events that defined the city, then Leningrad, now St Petersburg during World War II, known in Russia as The Great Patriotic War
- Spend time with a war veteran and survivor of the Siege of Leningrad, which lasted for 900 days.
- Stay overnight in a cottage on the banks of beautiful Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe.
- Enjoy tsarist opulence in the delightful town of Pushkin where our accommodation is right in the wing of Catherine's Palace, the former summer home of Russia's royal family.