Duration
10 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019 & 2020
Destination
Russia
You’ll spend 10 unforgettable days – from Moscow to St. Petersburg – on your affordable tour of Russia. Begin sightseeing in the capital city of Moscow with the iconic Kremlin complex, Red Square, and the Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also see the 14th-century Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, and you’ll visit the Matryoshka Museum where you can learn how to paint your own Russian nesting dolls.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Travel to the pretty town of Klin to see historic Russian Christmas decorations at the local museum.
  • Visit the beautiful Russian Orthodox Valday Iversky Monastery, the city of Novgorod, an open-air wooden traditional Russian village and more.
  • Discover the magnificent architecture, culture, and history of St Petersbourgh.
HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Flights Sydney- Moscow, St Petersburgh-Sydney
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
Rooms with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi (where available)
16 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 dinners

TRAVEL DATES Multiple Departures dates in 2019 &2020 *These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606
Already booked your flights? Call us to book your Land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606

ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Fly from Australia to Moscow
  • Day 2: Arrive in Moscow, Russia /Meals: Dinner
  • Day 3:  Moscow / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4: Moscow. Excursion to  Sergiev Posad / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5: Moscow-Klin-Tver / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Tver-Torzhok- Novgorod /  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7: Novgorod / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 8: Novgorod- St. Petersburgh/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9: St. Petersburgh/ Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 10:   St. Petersburgh Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 11: St. Petersburgh / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 12: Fly Home
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
*Advertised price is based on a 27 Sep 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing. Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart
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HOTELS Rooms with private bath or shower. Includes hotel taxes, porterage, tips and service charges
WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departures dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Advertised price based on a 27 Sep 2019 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries exclusive saving/discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Itinerary based on a Sunday Departure. Your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Fly from Australia to Moscow

2

Arrive in Moscow, Russia

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to make your way to visit the magical “floating city” of Venice. This evening, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers. MEALS: Dinner
3

Moscow

Guided sightseeing this morning reveals just what makes Moscow so special-from the fortified KREMLIN complex and ARMOURY MUSEUM in the heart of the historic city to the iconic onion-domed St. Basil’s Cathedral and Red Square with the Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also visit the splendid Moscow METRO, lavishly constructed in the early 20th century to resemble a magnificent subterranean palace.
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Moscow. Excursion to Sergiev Posad

An included excursion travels to picturesque Sergiev Posad with its 14th-century TRINITY-SERGIUS MONASTERY-the Russian Orthodox equivalent of the Vatican. With its imposing white-stone façade and blue and gold onion domes, this is one of the loveliest monasteries in Russia. Then, at the MATRYOSHKA MUSEUM, discover how these famous wooden nesting dolls are crafted and painted-and learn how to paint your own.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
5

Moscow-Klin-Tver

Leave Moscow and travel northwest, stopping in pretty Klin. Discover the historic CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS at the local museum and have a go at decorating your own to take home. Then, explore the TCHAIKOVSKY HOUSEMUSEUM, former country home of composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky. This is where he wrote Symphony No 6 (Pathetique) and spent his final days in 1893. See the areas where he lived and worked, as well as his top hat, gloves, and the luggage he took on concert tours. Overnight in Tver, dating back to the 12th century and situated at the confluence of the Volga, Tmaka, and Tvertsa Rivers.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Tver-Torzhok- Novgorod

Start the day with a visit to the GOLDWORK EMBROIDERY MUSEUM in Torzhok, famous for its delicate gold-wire embroidery found in artwork, insignia, and royal clothing. Next, visit the beautiful Russian Orthodox VALDAY IVERSKY MONASTERY, founded in 1653. Situated on an island on Lake Valdayskoye, it became an important centre of culture and education in the 17th century, and producer of fine porcelain tiles. Arrive in Novgorod and enjoy an included dinner featuring traditional Russian cuisine at a local restaurant
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Novgorod

Visit Novgorod, the former cultural, social, and economic hub. Discover its KREMLIN (city centre) and magnificent ST. SOPHIA CATHEDRAL with its ancient frescoes, bronze 12th-century Magdeburg Doors, and five onion domes. Then, explore a recreated old Russian village with traditional izbas (homes), chapels, farmyards, and more at the OPEN-AIR VITOSLAVLITSY WOODEN ARCHITECTURE MUSEUM. Visit ST. GEORGE’S CATHEDRAL, dating back to 1119.
MEALS: Breakfast
8

Novgorod- St. Petersburgh

Depart Novgorod and push north to incomparable St. Petersburg, an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. An orientation drive introduces you to some of the city’s palaces, parks, monuments, squares, boulevards, and 600 beautiful bridges.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
9

St. Petersburgh

n architectural gem founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, St. Petersburg rivals any other European capital in splendour, beauty, and distinction. During your guided sightseeing, see the city’s main sights, including a visit to the PETER & PAUL FORTRESS and CATHEDRAL, which served as a high-security jail for political prisoners. Its most famous inmates included Dostoyevsky, Trotsky, and Peter the Great’s own rebellious son, Alexei. This afternoon, consider joining our guided optional excursion to the Hermitage Museum. Housed in Peter’s magnificent former Winter Palace on the banks of the Neva River, today the museum’s collection boasts precious items from around the world.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
10

St. Petersburgh

A whole day in St. Petersburg to do as you please. Maybe explore on your own, or join the optional excursion to the flamboyant blue and white Catherine Palace, summer residence of the Russian tsars. You may also choose an evening canal cruise to celebrate the conclusion of your adventure. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
11

St. Petersburgh

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
MEALS: Breakfast
12

Fly Home

DESTINATION You’ll spend 10 unforgettable days – from Moscow to St. Petersburg – on your affordable tour of Russia. Begin sightseeing in the capital city of Moscow with the iconic Kremlin complex, Red Square, and the Vladimir Lenin Mausoleum. You’ll also see the 14th-century Troitse-Sergiev Monastery, and you’ll visit the Matryoshka Museum where you can learn how to paint your own Russian nesting dolls.

FLIGHT 
  • Flights Sydney-Moscow, St Petersburg-Sydney included!

TRANSFER
  • All transfers are included in the deal!

WEATHER
  • Eastern Europe enjoys a predominantly moderate climate, with four clearly marked seasons. Local climate differences are determined primarily by the diversity of the relief and proximity to the Adriatic Sea.

VISA A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
How do I book optional tours? This depends on the supplier. Bookings for optional tours can only be made once your tour has been paid in full and the supplier has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
  • Full Day Istrian Peninsula (AUD$100)
  • Home Hosted Dinner at Dubelj (AUD$82)
  • Tour of Radovljica with dinner (AUD$84)
  • Lake Bohinj, the Alpine Beauty (AUD$82)

What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
Where can I find the full terms and conditions for MyDiscoveries? Specific terms and conditions for each holiday can be found in the Fine Print section of every holiday. Full terms and condition for My Discoveries can be found HERE