Siege of Leningrad Private Tour in St. Petersburg

Siege of Leningrad Private Tour in St. Petersburg
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$20
Duration: 4 hours
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Seize a unique opportunity to set off into a retrospective journey into the history of Leningrad, particularly the Siege of Leningrad! Learn about harrowing events that have been happening during 872 day long city occupation by Nazis and its final liberation.
Devote your private tour day to visit the memorial sites dedicated to the Siege of Leningrad - Rumyantsev Mansion, Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad on Victory Square and Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery (if time allows)

Get ready to be picked up by your guide and driver at the appointed time from your hotel and start your tour right away. Your guide will tell you the heart-rending story of the Siege of Leningrad during the Second World War which lasted from 8th September 1941 till 27th January 1944. Learn why Nazis have failed to capture Leningrad, despite the fact that the city has been cut off from the rest of the world, and its citizens have been starving during this terrifying period. The Siege of Leningrad is notorious for its numerous casualties and connection to the Nazi Operation Barbarossa which was doomed to fail.

Attend the glorious Rumyantsev Estate Museum which offers great photo opportunities, as it is located in the sumptuous palatial interiors in the very heart of the city. Explore exhibitions referred to the war period, including weapons, military equipment and numerous pictures capturing the way Leningrad citizens attempted to survive in this period. 
In order to have a better historical overview, you will visit Victory Square where the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad is located. This monument commemorates the victims and survivors of the Siege of Leningrad and measures 48 meters in length. It was erected in 30th anniversary of the end of the war.

If you have time you will drive to Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery where you will be able to behold the bronze monument 'Mother Motherland' and an eternal flame ignited in the memory of the Great Patriotic War and its victims. 
You are free to finish your tour at a location of your choosing.

Seize a unique opportunity to set off into a retrospective journey into the history of Leningrad, particularly the Siege of Leningrad! Learn about harrowing events that have been happening during 872 day long city occupation by Nazis and its final liberation.
Devote your private tour day to visit the memorial sites dedicated to the Siege of Leningrad - Rumyantsev Mansion, Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad on Victory Square and Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery (if time allows)