Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Peter's Walking Tours, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The original walking tours in St. Petersburg, Russia for budget conscious English speaking travellers
Monument unearthed at the end of Siege

Nevsky Prospekt during Siege

Private Biman Tapalov, a WWII soldiers' cemetery

Leningrad under siege, 1941-1944


WWII and the Siege of Leningrad Tour

Availabilty: Currently this tour is available by private booking only. See bottom of page for conditions.

Duration: 4 hours.

Key stops along the way may include*:
1. The Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (which has the best WWII display in the city)
2. A siege cemetery where thousands of starved civilians were buried in mass graves during 1941-1944.
3. A soldiers' cemetery just a couple of kilometres away from the front line.
4. The KV-85 tank memorial
5. The remaining bunkers and tank traps along the old frontlines, just 14 km away from the Hermitage, in the city's southwestern outskirts.

Learn about the heroism of the defenders of Leningrad in the 900 day Siege. For most of the Siege, there was no land link between the city and the mainland. Food supplies in Leningrad were limited to almost non-existence, forcing the citizens to eat glue, rats and anything that they could possibly find. Until today, the exact numbers of victims are not known, but are said to be exceeding 1 million people. Find out about the Road of Life across Lake Ladoga - the lifeline that saved the city.

With a map and explanations provided by the guide, you'll have a better understanding of the development of the war in the region: where exactly the Soviet, German and Finnish positions were, what the inner defence lines of Leningrad looked like, where the Siege was broken by the Soviet troops.

*Exact itinerary may differ, depending on the guide and the date.

The tour is guided by Peter, Dmitri or Nick.

To book this tour privately, please write us at, or ask your guide. The cost is 160 USD, paid in rubles at the day's exchange rate. This covers up to eight people (20 USD extra for for each extra person).

Baltic Navy sailor, WWII