Seen by military historians as the seminal event in the Eastern Front Conflict, the Battle of Kursk which was fought over a twelve day period in 1943, had over a million combatants at it's peak and was the largest tank engagement in history. This tour combines a stay in Moscow with Kursk with visits to the battlefield and the museums and monuments, which are dedicated to the campaign.
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Morning flight from London Heathrow to Moscow with British Airways. Transfer and stay 2 nights at the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel. (N)
Morning tour of Moscow, including Red Square, Moscow State University, Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and St Basil's Cathedral. Afternoon visit to Kremlin, Russia's apex of political power. The tour includes the Patriarch's Palace, Cathedral Square and the Armoury Museum, which houses an opulent collection of treasures accumulated by the Russian state and church. (B)
Full day at leisure. Late evening transfer to train station for 1st class overnight rail service to Kursk (10 hours). (B)
Morning arrival and transfer to the Aurora Hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon tour of Kursk including a visit to the Museum of Kurskaya Battle. (B)
Full day tour to the village of Prokhorovka, the scene of the heavisest fighting between Axis and Soviet forces. View the Temple of Glory dedicated to the fallen soliders, the ornate bell tower and the Kursk battle museum. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour to Svoboda, the village where Marshal Rokossovsky, the Soviet commander had his headquarters. Late evening transfer to train station for 1st class overnight rail service to Moscow (10 hours). (B)
Morning arrival and transfer to the Marriott Tverskaya Hotel for 1 night. Full day at leisure or optional tours. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly from Moscow to London Heathrow with British Airways. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
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This tour is locally escorted in Moscow and in Kursk. You will be assisted with boarding the train in Moscow/Kursk and met on the platform on arrival in Kursk/Moscow. Prices are valid for Saturday arrivals only. Variable supplements apply for other days of arrival.
The modern 4 star Aurora Hotel is located 7 km from the city centre of Kursk and has 89 guest rooms. Each room has air conditioning, mini bar, telephone and a television. Guests may dine at the Aurora restaurant, which serves Russian cuisine, and there is also a bar. Health and well being facilities include sauna and fitness...
The 4 star Marriott Tverskaya Hotel is only 30 minutes walk from Moscow's city centre. The 119 rooms have been tastefully decorated with modern facilities. In addition the hotel has a restaurant, a lobby bar, a fitness centre and a gift shop. The main restaurant is closed during the summer months, however the full restaurant menu is still available and will be served in the lobby...
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