Infamously known as the ‘most militarized zone in Europe’ and home to the formidable Russian Baltic Sea Fleet, the exclave of Kaliningrad is shrouded in secrecy. Being a closed Soviet military region for decades and still laced with nuclear missiles, warships and tanks tends to have that effect.
Formerly the city German city of Konigsberg, in the dying embers of WW2 after days of violent urban warfare the city was captured by Soviet forces who annexed the region. Konigsberg is one of the few places where you can see the remains of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union on top of each other. Post WW2, the territory was a strictly sealed off and forbidden military zone throughout the Soviet period.
On our inaugural tour to the region, we will bring you through the highlights of this fascinating Russian exclave. You’ll have the chance to explore Nazi command bunkers, Soviet nuclear submarines, the former frontline of the desperate German defence to hold the city, Prussian forts, natural wonders and forbidden military cities! As always, YPT’s extensive contacts in the region will allow us to gain access to areas most people can’t go!
Make the most of your time in Soviet Europe and join us on our Soviet Baltics tour and our Belarus Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Summer tour directly following this one!
Tuesday 1st August – Kaliningrad Morning
Wednesday 2nd August – Kaliningrad Morning
Thursday 3rd August – Baltiysk – Svetliy – Kaliningrad Morning
Friday 4th August – Curonian spit – Kaliningrad Morning
Saturday 5th August – Kaliningrad
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•All transportation to complete itinerary
•Some local tours
•Local English speaking guides and YPT guide
•Visa Fees – We can provide same day invitation letters to Russia
•Transportation to and from the beginning and end of tour
•Single Supplement (€210)
•Food and drinks
•Tips for the local guide and driver
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.