The Battle of Moscow is widely considered as one of the most decisive turning points of the war. This is where the once-invincible Wehrmacht suffered its first defeat, which dragged Nazi Germany into a war of attrition it could not win. After terrifying defeats in the summer of 1941 the Red Army was on its last legs, and its miraculous counterattack sparked admiration and hope for the Soviet people and the Allies. This tour takes you to some of the most decisive battlefields of this campaign, where the outcome of WW2 was ultimately decided.

Itinerary on the map

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the battlefields at the gates of Moscow
  • Visit the largest tank museum in the world
  • See the grand memorials of one of the most decisive battles in world history
     
Battle of Moscow day 1
Itinerary

Start of the tour in Moscow


1. Khimki Memorial

Stop at the memorial in Khimki, the furthest point of the German advance towards Moscow in the North. What seemed to be the last stepping stone towards the capture of the Soviet capital appeared to be the beginning of the end for the previously undefeatable Wehrmacht.


2. Kryukovo Station

Tour of memorials in Zelenograd. Stop at the memorial in front of the highly contested train station of Kryukovo. We'll stop by the grand memorials on the Leningrad highway where the frontline passed and see the site of some of the heaviest fighting in December 1941.


3. Snegiri Museum

Stop at the memorial in Snegiri and Sadki villages, the furthest point of the German advance to the West of Moscow. Visit to the war museum in Snegiri and a tour of the Soviet, Lend-Lease and German vehicles displayed at the open air exhibition.


4. KV-1 Surprise Attack

Visit to the battlefield site in Nefedyevo where a Soviet KV tank destroyed a German armoured column. We'll learn about the ingenious operation devised by the crew of Lieutenant Gudz and his extraordinary feat of destroying 10 German tanks in one battle.


Drive back to the city.

Battle of Moscow two day tour
Battle of Moscow two day tour
Battle of Moscow two day tour
Battle of Moscow two day tour
Battle of Moscow two day tour
Battle of Moscow two day tour
Itinerary on the map day 2

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the battlefields at the gates of Moscow
  • Visit the largest tank museum in the world
  • See the grand memorials of one of the most decisive battles in world history
     
Battle of Moscow day 2
Itinerary day 2

Start of the tour in Moscow


1. Yushkovo raid

Drive to the village of Yushkovo, where German troops were stopped and thrown back in a daring night time attack of Soviet NKVD border guards with tank support. Stop at Soviet war grave and war memorial.


2. Tenacious defence of Naro-Fominsk

Visit Naro-Fominsk. We'll see several war memorials in the town and visit the frontline that the Soviet troops held for more than a month. We'll stop at the city's major industrial site, the Naro-Fominsk Silk factory, the workers from which contributed much to the defence of the city fighting in the ranks of People's Militia.


3. Fiery welcome for Panzers in Akulovo

Stop at the village of Akulovo where the German army was stopped in fierce battles in early December 1941. We'll visit the site of the flamethrower ambush which devastated the German armoured spearhead rushing towards Kubinka in order to complete the encirclement of Soviet troops.


4. Kubinka museum

Drive to the Tank Museum at Kubinka and "Patriot Park". This museum, probably the largest in the world, is one of the main highlights of the trip. We'll do an extensive tour of Soviet and German tank exhibitions and visit the grand Main Cathedral of Russian Armed Forces consecrated in 2020.


Drive back to the city.

 

Maus in Kubinka
Naro-Fominsk
Naro-Fominsk
Akulovo
Akulovka
Maus in Kubinka
Naro-Fominsk
Naro-Fominsk
Akulovo
Akulovka

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