Sightseeing Private Tour Hero-city Volgograd

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Russia, Southern District, Volgograd
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  • Volgograd
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Overview

Volgograd is a former Stalingrad, a city known primarily for its key role in the Great Patriotic War. The Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the war, and it was the feat of Stalingrad that made it possible to encroach and finally take the invaders to flight. Today excursion tours to Volgograd will introduce you to the heroic history of this city. You will visit such famous memorials as Mamayev Kurgan with the sculpture "Motherland Calls!", Alley of Heroes, Panorama Museum Stalingrad Battle, "Bald Mountain" complex and many others.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Mamayev Kurgan, Prospekt Imeni V.i. Lenina Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd 400005 Russia

Mamaev Kurgan - the hill in the central area of ​​the city of Volgograd. There is a historical memorial complex "To the Heroes of the Battle of Stalingrad."

During the Battle of Stalingrad there was fierce fighting lasting 200 days. On Mamaev Hill buried the dead soldiers, the rough data - about 34 500 people. Monument - ensemble "Heroes of Stalingrad Battle" was created here in 1963-67 GG by a team led by sculptor A. Vucetich and architect JB Belapolskay. Center of the ensemble is the sculpture "The Motherland Calls!".

Monument ensemble combines various sculptural, architectural and natural elements, and its purpose - to uncover the meaning of the Battle of Stalingrad, to show the greatness of deeds committed by soldiers during the war. Also, now here is the exhibition hall, Military Memorial Cemetery, Church of All Saints.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hall of Military Glory, Mamaev Kurgan, Volgograd Russia

On the vault of the Hall of Military Glory - the image of 18 orders of the USSR and the Guards tape with the inscription: "Yes, we were mere mortals, and few of us survived, but we all fulfilled our patriotic duty to the sacred Motherland." On the walls there are 34 mosaic banners, on which 7,200 names are carved. For specific names - millions of dead defenders of Stalingrad.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: 'The Motherland Calls' Sculpture, Lenina Ave. Mamaev Kurgan, Volgograd 400005 Russia

The sculpture “Motherland is calling!” Is a generalized image of the Motherland. It is the compositional center of the whole memorial. The figure of the Motherland dominates not only over Mamayev Kurgan, but also over the city, it is visible for tens of kilometers. In a rapid rush, with a sword in hand, the Motherland calls upon its sons to further advance and finally defeat the enemy. “Motherland is calling!” Is a true patriotic symbol of the country, the expression of the national idea is love for the Motherland, unity and the desire to protect and defend their Fatherland, self-sacrifice in the name of Victory. The main monument and landscape form an inseparable whole. The famous sculptor Yevgeny Viktorovich Vuchetich managed to find such proportions and the technique of execution, which gives the impression that the mound itself is the pedestal of sculpture. Despite its enormous weight - 8 thousand tons, mobile and rapid, it is like a bird hovering in the sky. The sculpture “Motherland is calling!” Is one of the “Seven Wonders of Russia”.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Eternal Flame, Mamayev Kurgan, Volgograd Russia

In the center of the Hall of Military Glory - a sculptural composition: the hand of the deceased hero with the Eternal Flame, as a symbol of the continuation of life. At the top of the torch are inscribed the words: “Glory. Glory. Glory"

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Central embankment of Volgograd, Naberezhnaja 62 Armii Metro Pionerskaja, Volgograd Russia

The history of the Volgograd Embankment, which today bears the name of the 62th Army, dates back to the beginning of the 19th century, when steam navigation began to develop on the Volga. Improvement of this historically commercial and shipping part of the city began only in the 20th century. The central embankment acquired for us the image of a city park after the October Revolution. Then she received the name of Stepan Razin. During the Great Patriotic War, bloody battles took place on the embankment. The warriors of the 62nd army stood to death, not giving the fascists a chance to approach the Volga, because from here they were evacuating civilians and supplying the city with ammunition and food. After the war, the embankment of Volgograd was named after the 62nd Army. In 1952, the destroyed embankment was rebuilt anew in the style of Soviet classicism according to the design of architects Simbirtsev, Fialko and Makarenko. The snow-white cuts on both sides of the stairs symbolize the river gates to the city on the Volga. The majestic staircase of 100 steps rises from the very edge of the water.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Square of the Fallen Fighters, Pavshih Bortsov Square, Volgograd Russia

The square received its name in 1920, when units of the Red Army liberated the city of Tsaritsyn from the White Guards. The remains of 55 victims of white terror were buried on Alexander Square, which from that day became known as the Square of Fallen Fighters. In 1942–1943, the defenders of Stalingrad, who fell in battle, were buried near the grave of the heroes of the civil war. Monument-obelisk, made of black and red granite, opened in 1957. The eternal flame was lit on February 1, 1963. The inscription on a polished slab of black granite near the Eternal Flame says: “Soldiers and officers of the 62nd and 64th armies, heroic defenders of the city, who died the death of the brave in the days of the great battle of Stalingrad 1942–1943, are buried here. Eternal glory to the heroes who fell in the battles for the freedom and independence of our Motherland."

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Poplar on the Square of Fallen Fighters, Volgograd Russia

The poplar that survived the Battle of Stalingrad is a historical and natural monument of Volgograd, a living witness of history. Located near the mass grave of RR Ibarruri, V.G. Kamenshchikova, H.F. Fattyahutdinova. On a trunk of a poplar numerous evidences of military actions remained In 1975, a granite plaque was installed near a historic tree: "This poplar carried its life through the great battle."

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Alley of the Heroes, Volgograd Russia

The boulevard, created in the years of the post-war reconstruction of the city, is today in the heart of Volgograd. Famous architects Alabyan, Levitan and Goldman worked on the Alley project, who made a special contribution to the reconstruction of the city with a great military history. The alley begins from the Central Embankment and passes to the Square of Fallen Fighters. On the houses surrounding the alley, mock-ups of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal, marking the hero-city Volgograd, are installed. Closer to the Central Embankment, where the “Art” fountain is located, there is a beautiful view of the Volga. In the summer, festivals, concerts and mass celebrations are often held here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Post # 1, Heroes Alley, Pavshikh Bortsov Square, Volgograd Russia

Here Volgograd schoolchildren are on weekdays service in honor of the defenders of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kilometre Zero of Volgograd, Pavshih Bortsov Square, Volgograd Russia

“Zero kilometer of highways” in Volgograd is located in its very center. All roads of the Volgograd region begin with it. The sign was opened on September 12, 1998, located on the Square of Fallen Fighters near the square of the square with the mass graves of the defenders of Tsaritsyn and Stalingrad and the Square of Demonstrations. Place visited by newlyweds and tourists. There is a sign: if you stand in the very center of the circle and make a wish, it will come true soon.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mira Street, Volgograd Russia

Mira Street is a unique street in the historical center of the city, which is entirely a protected monument of history and culture. The first city street restored after the Battle of Stalingrad. It passes through the Square of Fallen Fighters and is closed by the building of the Planetarium from the north and the Palace of Pioneers from the south.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Pavlov's House, Sovetskaya St., 39, Volgograd 400005 Russia

"Pavlov's House" was a four-story building, which was scene of brutal fighting from 23 September to 25 November 1942, during the battle of Stalingrad. It was held and defended by a 25-man understrenght platoon and Soviet citizens under direct command of Junior Sergeant Yakov Pavlov. To prevent being isolated, a communication trench was dug to Soviet positions outside.

It was rebuild after the battle and a memorial, made from bricks from the original building, was attached to the eastern outer wall of the complex. The text on this memorial reads: "In this house, military and workers heroic deeds were united."

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: V.I. Lenin Monument, Fadeyeva St., Volgograd 400082 Russia

Construction of the monument began in 1969 and completed by the 103-year anniversary of the leader of the world revolution. Opening of the monument took place on April 20, 1973. Sculpture represents multimeter figure VI Lenin, striding forward, with a cap in his left hand. A monument inscribed on the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest monument erected real living man. The total height of the monument is 57 meters. The sculpture - 27 meters, the pedestal - 30 meters.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Monument to the Marshal V. Chuikov, Chuikov St., Volgograd Russia

An integral part of the old Tsaritsyn Fortress, the residence of Peter the Great, and the foremost line of defense of the 62nd Army during the battle for the Volga. This can all be found on Marshal Chuikov Street, the favorite place for Volgograd residents to take a stroll.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request.
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Departure Time

10:00 AM

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Duration

4 hours

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User's Reviews

Eli Y

07 Oct, 2019

Very interesting. Very emotional. Excellent guide, Victor. Very informative. Very good English, nice car. highly recommended.

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