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 your tour will either finish in Moscow or Saint Petersburg.

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!

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

  • 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


  • 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 former Socceroo Ned Zelic, Newcastle Jets CEO and former Mariners Manager, Lawrie McKinna and sports broadcaster Francis Leach

  • Fully escorted by Australian and local bi-lingual hosts

  • 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

Macro Itinerary

  • Wednesday 13th June
    Tour Begins. Arrive, get settled, familiarise yourself with the hotel and visit the FAN ID/Ticketing centre (with a Guide) if you need to. In the evening after dinner attend the Welcome Tour Briefing to meet your guides and receive an update on tour activity.
  • Thursday 14th June
    08:00 Optional Day Tour: Discover Moscow Tour (by private Bus- includes Red Square, St Basils Cathedral & Gorky Park)
    08:00 Optional Day Tour: Russian Military Might:  (includes Bunker Taganski & Military Museum)
    08:00 Optional Day Tour: Moscow Hipster Tour in Kursyaka (by Metro/Foot & includes Modern Art/Café Culture & Arabat Street)
    08:00 Optional Day Tour: Russian Arts & Culture:  (includes Backstage Tour of Bolshoi Theatre & State Tretyakov Gallery)
    16:00 transfer from Salut Hotel to our tour Welcome Dinner/Entertainment Event (includes opening Match RUSvKSA on the big screens). Return to the Hotel at 22:00 or kick on late in Moscow’s city centre.
  • Friday 15th June
    12:00 – Group 1 transfers to Moscow Airport (DME) for Charter Flight service to Kazan
    16:00 – Group 2 transfers to Moscow Airport (DME) for Charter Flight service to Kazan
    (2 Charter Flight Services departing Moscow 14:30 & 19:30 and arriving Kazan at 16:00 & 21:00)
    21:00 – Optional Tour (Kazan at Night – 2 hours)
  • Saturday 16th June
    11:30 – Transfer from Hotels to Kazan Arena
    13:00 –  FRAvAUS
    16:30 – Post-Match party (includes dinner, drinks & entertainment)
    21:00 – Transfer back to Hotels
  • Sunday 17th June
    10:00 – Optional Day Tour: Kazan City Tour (includes UNESCO World Heritage Kremlin 4 hours)
    08:00 – Optional Day Tour: Great Volga Bolgar Civilisation site (UNESCO World Heritage Site 1,000 years old)
    20:00 – Optional Tour: Kazan by night (2 hour tour by private bus)
  • Monday 18th June
    12:00 –  Transfer to Ulyanovsk (by Overland Coach)
    16:00 – Arrive Ulyanovsk
  • Tuesday 19th June
    10:00 – Optional Day Tour – City Tour (includes Lenin’s House/Memorial & Museum of Civil Aviation)
    18:30 – Transfer to Group Dinner Venue
    19:00 – Group Dinner: Evening BBQ Dinner Event (Package Inclusion)
    22:30 – Buses return to Hotels
  • Wednesday 20th June
    12:00 –  Transfer to Samara (by Overland Coach)
    16:00 – Arrive Samara
  • Thursday 21st June
    11:00 – Transfer to Pre-Match party venue
    12:00 – Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment
    16:00 – DENvAUS
    19:00 – Transfer from Samara Arena to Hotels
  • Friday 22nd June
    10:00 – Optional Day Tour – Volga River Cruise with beer degustation
  • Saturday 23rd June
    06:30 – Group 1 transfers to Samara Airport for Charter Flight service to Sochi
    13:00 – Group 2 transfers to Samara Airport for Charter Flight service to Sochi
    (2 Charter Flight Services departing Samara 08:30 & 15:30 and arriving Sochi at 09:55 & 16:55)
    Group 1 Transfers will include guests who have secured GERvMEX tickets.
    19:00 – for those who have GERvSWE tickets we offer Guided transfer to and from Fisht Stadium
  • Sunday 24th June
    18:00 – Optional Day Tour – Private Dinner for 18 people in Stalin’s Private Dining Room with Simon Hill & Ned Zelic.
  • Monday 25th June
    10:00 – Optional Day Tour – Sochi Sightseeing & Stalin’s Dacha (includes lookout, Stalin’s House & Olympic Precinct)
    10:00 – Optional Day Tour – Krasnaya Poliana Mountain Village (includes walking trails, relaxed lunch & Gondola ride)
  • Tuesday 26th June
    12:00 – Transfer to Pre-Match Party Venue
    13:00 – Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment
    17:00 – AUS v PER
    20:00 – Transfer to Hotels
  • Wednesday 27th June
    04:30 – Group 1 transfers to Sochi Airport for Charter Flight service to Saint Petersburg
    (Charter Flight Services departing Sochi 06:30 and arrives Saint Petersburg at 09:40)
    13:00 – Group 2 transfers to Sochi Airport for Charter Flight service to Moscow
    (Charter Flight Services departing Sochi 15:30 and arrives Moscow at 16:55)
    Saint Petersburg Tour
    12:00 – Optional Day Tour: City Tour (5 hours & includes Romanov Fort, Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood & more)
  • Thursday 28th June
    Moscow Tour
    09:00 – Optional Day Tour: Russian Military Might (includes (includes Bunker Taganski & Military Museum)
    10:00 –  Optional Day Tour: Arts & Culture by Metro (includes backstage tour of Bolshoi Theater & tour of Tretyakov Gallery)
    18:00 – Optional Night in Red October (by Metro/Foot bar/club district for dinner & night club experience – Returns to Hotel 12 midnight)
    Saint Petersburg Tour
    10:00 – Optional Tour: Winter Palace & Hermitage
    10:00 – Optional Tour: Summer Palace
  • Friday 29th June
    Tour Ends for all guests who don’t have GGArmy Group Flights
  • Saturday 30th June
    Tour Ends for all guests who have GGArmy Group Flights
    08:00 – Optional Transfer Service Fast Train Saint Petersburg – Moscow (to catch connecting flight)


It is compulsory to purchase the Domestic Internal Travel Services Package.
Services Include:

  • Moscow – Kazan (Charter Flight)
  • Kazan – Ulyanovsk (Overland Coach)
  • Ulyanovsk – Samara (Overland Coach)
  • Samara – Sochi (Charter Flight)
  • Sochi – Saint Petersburg/Moscow (Charter Flight)


  • Our Day Tour/Arrival & Departure Transfers portal (includes tour description/pricing) will be released 16th May and be open for selection/purchase until 23 May.
  • All guests will receive a detailed personalised itinerary by email no later than two weeks prior to the tour beginning. This itinerary will detail every transfer time and individualised items (i.e. pre/post tour accommodation and/or optional day tours).

Pricing & Payments

Hotel RatingDouble/TwinSingleSingle Traveller Match
Instalment Schedule Instalment Per Person
Deposit $4,000
15 March 2018Balance

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