MOSCOW HOME BASE TOUR

Tour Summary

When it comes to Socceroos travel packages, it doesn’t get much better than our 16 night Moscow Home Base tour, which gives you the opportunity to base yourself with other Australians in one of the world’s most iconic cities for the Group Stage of the biggest show on Earth – the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

Moscow is home to two World Cup stadiums (with another two accessible by high-speed train) and is host of the Opening Match and the Final. Put simply, Moscow will be the beating heart of 2018 Russia and is the absolute perfect base for Australian fans looking to support the Socceroos and to make the most of the festival of football.

On Socceroos match days we will travel as a group to Australia’s host cities where we’ll meet with fellow Socceroos supporters travelling on our Follow Australia Tour for our pre-game function before heading to the stadium.  You won’t miss a second of Socceroos action. Following each match, we’ll travel back to our Base in Moscow.

On non-Socceroos match days, you’ll be able to catch even more football action, explore and uncover the sights of this magnificent city and experience a vibrant nightlife.

What’s best is you’ll be able to experience all of this with a group of football-loving Socceroos fans. Welcome to Moscow. Welcome to the time of your life!

Inclusions

  • 16 nights’ 4-star accommodation at Hotel Salut

  • Full daily breakfast

  • All ground transportation on Socceroos match days

  • Welcome function including dinner and alcoholic beverages

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

  • Hosted by Simon Hill, the voice of Australian football, and former Socceroo Jacob Burns

  • 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 ‘The Business End’ 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

  • Domestic internal travel services (Overnight rail and commercial air) are not included in your package and levied in May 2018

  • Ground transportation is included in your package. Ground transportation are bus transfer services to and from hotels/airports/stadia/event venues and tourism activity as organised by GGArmy

  • 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

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
          In the morning join the local walking tour which will introduce you to the local surrounds, explain how the train ticketing works and end with a relaxed lunch. Be ready at 4pm to transfer from the 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
          09:00 – Optional Day Tour: Discover Moscow (includes Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral & Gorky Park)
          18:00 – Group 1 transfers to Moscow Rail Station for overnight sleeper train service to Kazan
          19:00 – Group 2 transfers to Moscow Rail Station for overnight sleeper train service to Kazan
          21:00 – Group 3 transfers to Moscow Rail Station for overnight sleeper train service to Kazan
          (2 Overnight Sleeper Train Services departing Moscow 20:48 & 23:08 and arriving Kazan +1 at 08:00 & 10:45)
        • Saturday 16th June
          13:00 –  FRAvAUS
          16:30 – Post-Match party (includes dinner, drinks & entertainment)
          19:00 – Group 1 transfers to Kazan Airport for return Flight to Moscow
          19:30 – Group 2 transfers to Kazan Airport for return Flight to Moscow
          (2 Commercial Flight Services departing Kazan 21:05 and 21:40 and arriving Moscow at 22:40 and 23:15)
        • Sunday 17th June
          16:30 – for those who have GERvMEX tickets we offer Guided Metro transfer to and from Luzhniki Stadium
        • Monday 18th June
          10:00 – Optional Day Tour: Russian Hipster Tour in Kursyaka & Moscow Metro (by Metro/Foot & includes Modern Art/Café Culture & Arabat Street)
        • Tuesday 19th June
          16:00 –  for those who have POLvSEN tickets we offer Guided Metro transfer to and from Spartak Stadium
        • Wednesday 20th June
          13:00 for those who have PORvMAR tickets we offer Guided Metro transfer to and from Spartak Stadium
          13:00 Optional Day Tour – PORvMAR with Simon Hill open to 19 people
        • Thursday 21st June
          05:15 – Group 1 transfers to Moscow Airport (DME) for Commercial Flight to Samara
          05:30 – Group 2 transfers to Moscow Airport (VKO) for Commercial Flight to Samara
          (2 Commercial Flight services depart DME 07:15 & VKO 07:25 arriving Samara 09:55 & 10:05)
          12:00 – Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment
          16:00 – DENvAUS
          20:00 – Group 1 transfers to Samara Airport for Commercial Flight to Moscow
          22:00 – Group 2 transfers to Samara Airport for Commercial Flight to Moscow
          (2 Commercial Flight services depart Samara 21:25 & 23:50 arriving Moscow 22:10 & +1 at 00:30)
        • Friday 22nd June
          18:00 – Night in Red October (bar/club district for dinner & night club experience. Guided metro transfers- returns at midnight)
        • Saturday 23rd June
          13:00 for those who have BELvTUN tickets we offer Guided Metro transfer to and from Spartak Stadium
          13:00 Optional Day Tour – BELvTUN with Simon Hill open to 29 people
        • Sunday 24th June
          20:00 Optional Tour: Private dinner with Simon Hill @ Cafe Pushkin
        • Monday 25th June
          Rest Day
        • Tuesday 26th June
          05:15 – Group 1 transfers to Moscow Airport (DME) for Commercial Flight to Sochi
          07:30 – Group 2 transfers to Moscow Airport (DME) for Commercial Flight to Sochi
          (2 Commercial Flight services depart DME 07:25 & 10:00 arriving Sochi 09:45 & 12:25)
          13:00 – Pre-Match party includes lunch, drinks & entertainment
          17:00 – AUSvPER
          21:00 – Group 1 transfers to Sochi Airport for Commercial Flight to Moscow
          21:30 – Group 2 transfers to Sochi Airport for Commercial Flight to Moscow
          (2 Commercial Flight services depart Sochi 22:55 & 23:30 arriving Moscow +1 at 01:10 & +1 at 01:50)
        • Wednesday 27th June
          18:00 for those who have SRBvBRA tickets we offer Guided Metro transfer to and from Spartak Stadium
        • Thursday 28th June
          10:00 – Optional Day Tour: Moscow Art & Culture by Metro (includes backstage tour of Bolshoi Theater & tour of Tretyakov Gallery)
          10:00 – Optional Day Tour: Russian Military Might (by coach includes Bunker Taganski & Russia’s Central Museum of Armed Forces)
        • 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

PLEASE NOTE:

        • Our Day Tour 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

Moscow Home BaseDouble/TwinSingleSingle Traveller Match
Hotel Salut (4 Star)ON REQUESTON REQUESTON REQUEST
DateInstalment Per Person
Deposit ON REQUEST
BalanceON REQUEST

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