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Welcome to Histours - Siege of Leningrad and Russian Political History tours page!

Founded in 2009, Histours remains the only tour company focused on providing military and political history themed tours in St. Petersburg and its environs. The project started from the Original Siege of Leningrad History Tour and expanded over time to cover such topics as the Winter War, the Russian Revolution and even the battlefields around Moscow - the only such offer on the Russian tourist market so far. In early 2021 the website underwent radical modernisation and now features a wide selection of World War 2 and Russian Political History tours.

Although the pandemic adversely affected the tour industry, Histours never ceased its operation and is hopeful for the future reopening of international borders. Book your tour for any date this year until the end of April to get a 10% early bird discount!


Siege of Leningrad anichkov bridge horse statue st. petersburg tour war

Now and Then - Horse statues on the Anichkov bridge

Anichkov bridge, prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. Early November, 1941 / Anichkov bridge, Nevsky prospekt, St. Petersburg…

Nevsky prospekt siege Leningrad St. Petersburg artist Pakulin wwii Russia USSR

Now and Then - Nevsky prospekt and painter Pakulin

Prospekt of the 25th of October, Leningrad. January 1942 / Nevsky prospekt, St. Perersburg, April 2021 Artist Vyacheslav Pakulin…

Field of Mars St. Petesburg machine gun dshk

Now and Then - Field of Mars machine gun

Square of the Victims of the Revolution, Leningrad. Winter 1942 / Field of Mars, St. Petersburg. April 2021

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infantes blue division Pavlovsk siege of Leningrad

Now and Then - Samoilova mansion

Dinamo settlement, south of Slutsk, mansion of Countess Yulia Samoilova. Mid-1943 / Dinamo settlement, south of Pavlovsk, mansion of…