FOLLOW AUSTRALIA: COMMENCE MOSCOW | 13 – 29 JUNE 2018

Tour Summary

Our action-packed 16-night Follow Australia Tour commences in one of the world’s most historic cities, Moscow. Moscow isn’t just the heart of Russia but home to the Kremlin, Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral.

Moscow will host our Welcome Party, where we’ll be joined by Socceroos fans travelling on our Moscow Home Base Tour. From Moscow we’ll fly to Kazan for Australia’s first group stage game vs France. From Kazan we travel to Ulyanovsk (Lenin’s birthplace) by overland coach and then onto Samara for Australia’s match with Denmark. We then fly by charter to Sochi for Australia’s final group match with Peru. Finally each guest has the option of completing the tour in St Petersburg or back to Moscow.

In each city you’ll be given the opportunity to uncover its unique sights and culture on organised day tours. During the evenings, our guides will show you to local bars and restaurants, where we’ll catch all the group stage action.

The night before a Socceroos match is always an exciting time in the host city, with a truly festive atmosphere as you meet and mingle with fellow Australians as well as fans from the opposing nation.

On match days, our coaches will transport us to the venues of our pre-match functions (France function will be post-match due to 1pm kick off) and then to the stadium. Green & Gold Army pre-match functions, which include lunch or dinner and drinks, are renowned as being the perfect way to warm up to the all-important match- our expert panel of football personalities will be on hand to preview or review the match and provide insight.

Welcome to Russia. Welcome to Follow Australia!

Macro Itinerary:

  • 13th June overnight Moscow (evening Welcome Party includes dinner, drinks & entertainment)
  • 14th June overnight Moscow (day tour Kremlin/Red Square & evening RUS v KSA)
  • 15th June overnight Kazan (day transfer Moscow/Kazan by commercial air)
  • 16th June overnight Kazan (1pm FRA v AUS 4pm Post-Match party includes dinner, drinks & entertainment)
  • 17th June overnight Kazan (day tour UNESCO World Heritage Kazan Kremlin)
  • 18th June overnight Ulyanovsk (day transfer by overland coach 3 hr journey)
  • 19th June overnight Ulyanovsk (day tour Volga River Cruise)
  • 20th June overnight Samara (day transfer by overland coach 3 hr journey)
  • 21st June overnight Samara (12noon Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment. 4pm DEN v AUS)
  • 22nd June overnight Samara (day tour Stalin’s Bunker & Space Museum)
  • 23rd June overnight Sochi (day transfer Samara/Sochi by charter air & evening GER v SWE)
  • 24th June overnight Sochi (rest day – beach)
  • 25th June overnight Sochi (day tour Stalin’s holiday home / Olympic precinct & mountain village)
  • 26th June overnight Sochi (1pm Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment. 5pm PER v AUS)
  • 27th June overnight # Moscow or St Petersburg (day transfer by commercial air)
  • 28th June overnight # Moscow or St Petersburg (day tours to be advised)
  • 29th June Tour Ends

#Note: Guests get to choose destination (Moscow or St Petersburg for final 2 nights of program)

Domestic Transportation 

We will release the Domestic Internal Travel Services Package in January 2018. It is compulsory to purchase the Domestic Internal Travel Services Package. These services are on-charged at cost:

  • Moscow – Kazan (Commercial Air Service)
  • Kazan – Ulyanovsk (Overland Coach)
  • Ulyanovsk – Samara (Overland Coach)
  • Samara – Sochi (Charter Air Service)
  • Sochi – Moscow or St Petersburg (Commercial Air Service)

Inclusions

  • 16 nights’ accommodation (choice of 3 star or 4 star)

  • Full daily breakfast

  • All ground transportation

  • Welcome function including dinner and alcoholic beverages

  • Three pre or post match functions including lunch or dinner and alcoholic beverages

  • Hosted by Australian football personalities

  • Fully escorted by Australian and local bi-lingual hosts

  • Guided city tour in each host city

  • Australian Match Ticket Guarantee

  • Official Green & Gold Army welcome kit: backpack, tour scarf and some fun Russian themed merchandise

  • $100 discount off Round of 16/Quarters & Semis/Final Packages

  • Optional cultural and sightseeing day trips

  • A group of like-minded football-loving Socceroos fans to share the experience with

Notes & Additions

  • Single Traveller Match Program- we will match you with another single traveller of the same sex and a similar age to keep the cost of the package down

  • International airfares are not included, but GGArmy Group Flights (inclusive of airport transfers) can be purchased when you complete the booking process. Note: Tour participants booking Group flights return from Moscow on 30 June and the group flight cost includes 1 extra night’s twin share accommodation on the evening of 29 June

  • Match Tickets are not included and can be purchased directly through the FIFA Ticketing Site

  • Travel insurance, meals and sightseeing (other than as specified in the itinerary) are not included

 Places are filling fast. All you need to do put down a deposit to secure your place – the time of your life is just a click (and a fairly long flight) away!

Pricing & Payments

Hotel RatingDouble/TwinSingleSingle Traveller Match
3 Star$6,695$9,695$6,695
4 Star $7,495$11,495$7,495
Instalment Schedule Instalment Per Person
Deposit $2500
15 January 2018$1,500
15 February 2018$1,500
15 March 2018Balance

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