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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!


pravda street siege of leningrad artillery damage now and then

Now and Then - Pravda street

Corner of Sotsialisticheskaya street and Pravda street, Leningrad. 1943 / Corner of Sotsialisticheskaya street and Pravda street, St…

novgorod siege of leningrad monument lenin tour

Now and Then - Holocaust in Novgorod

Novgorod, St. Sophia square. Late August 1941 / Novgorod, St. Sophia-Victory square. May 2021


German soldiers…

novgorod siege of leningrad ussr war wwii russia monument

Now and then - Millennium of Russia in Novgorod

Novgorod Kremlin, January 1944 / Novgorod Kremlin, May 2021

Soviet soldiers standing in front of the dismantled and…

Gatchina siege of leningrad nazi burgermeister plaque

Now and Then - Gatchina burgermeister

Chkalov street, Gatchina. 26.01.1944 / Chkalov street, Gatchina. May 2021

Soviet soldiers taking down the "Burgermeister"…