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Private bookings only! - Explore the battlefields of the most destructive siege in human history - Travel along the Road of Life and visit the battlefields where the fate of millions was decided - See lake Ladoga and the countryside behind the...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 904 630-44-03
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

I've hired many private tour guides over the years, but none has been as amazing as Alexander Shmidke of Histours. Like the prior reviewer, we found Histours through the Siege of Leningrad tour. Our teenage son is really into World War II history. Before even...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited St Petersburg in September 2018 for 6 days. While the city is busy with cruise ships who visit over a 72 hour period we could see that this city needed more time. Being drawn to the city initially because of the WW11 Seige...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alexander was an amazing guide! He had an incredible amount of knowledge which he imparted in a most professional and passionate way. He tailored our 4 day tour to meet our specific interests, and was spot on with his choice of places to visit. He...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

We did two tours with Alexander. Leningrad battlefield and road of life. Action packed. Lots of great info and extra details. This is his passion and it came across clearly. Outstanding English. If you have any real interest in the history of the Battle of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

One day tour of the Siege of Leningrad, including the Road to Life and memorials. Alexander's expert knowledge and passion was unmatched. Every courtesy was extended to us to ensure our safety, comfort and enjoyment. I took my elderly mother and father on the tour...More

Thank Madonna M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Alexander, I’m back in the USA and just wanted to thank you again for a fabulous tour. It had a profound effect on me, thanks in large part to your ability to communicate so knowledgeably and vividly the events of the Siege and the heroism,...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

I took 2 tours with Alexander in June. The first was the Siege of Leningrad tour. I had the tour modified to include a stop at Oreshek fortress. As noted in several other reviews his command of English was amazing. He brought a tablet with...More

Thank rpcec
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

An excellent tour with the very detailed historical view into all major events of Leningrad Siege. The knowledge and passion of Alexander is amazing. Very well organized from all the perspectives. Really recommended to anyone who is interested in the subject. Doing it on your...More

Thank Maciej R
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Alexander’s tour of the the siege was fantastic. His knowledge is extremely detailed and is obviously a real passion. The tour includes sites both well visited and off the beaten path. Alexander was only available the day we flew into St Petersburg, and kindly offered...More

Thank EllenMcC
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Alexander had great indepth knowledge of the siege. The tour was intense and gave a unique sense of the city's history.

Thank Mirik G
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour with Alexander on he seige of Leningrad. He has great knowledge of the world war 2. I feel it's a must do for anyone visiting St Petersburg who is interested in history. We saw a great mesuem as well as...More

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4 November 2018|
Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello, currently there are no tours running tomorrow or on Tuesday. If you would like to contact me quickly, please use the phone +7 921 849 33 54, WhatsApp/Viber available,
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26 May 2017|
Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello Jack, please tell me the dates you are going to take this tour on by writing to me by email, and I'll try to connect you to a group which booked a tour in this time interval. However, there's no guarantee such option... More
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21 June 2016|
Response from AlexanderShm | Property representative |
Hello, maryglarr! Yes, I pick up and drop off at the client's hotel. The cost for 2 people will be 19 000 roubles. The inclusion of the fortress costs 4 000 for 2 people.