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Highlights of Russia - 8 Amazing days in St Petersburg and Moscow

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£899.00

Spend 8 amazing days exploring Russia’s two most important cities and their world-renowned landmarks. Begin your Highlights of Russia Tour in stunning St. Petersburg, where you will visit the famous Hermitage Museum, a number of beautifully decorated cathedrals, and the best food market in the city. Take a day trip to Pushkin to admire the intricately adorned Catherine’s Palace and its huge garden grounds. Travelling south by train, you will reach the countries capital, Moscow. Here you will explore Russia’s ‘heart and soul’ at UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Red Square, marvel at the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral, and navigate around the stunning Moscow Metro.

Day 1 – Saturday 10th July 2021- Arrive St. Petersburg

Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities. If you arrive in time, you can join your tour leader and the rest of the group for dinner to get to know your fellow travellers!

Day 2 – Sunday 11th July 2021 - St. Petersburg

After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your city tour of St. Petersburg. You will start with a walk through the cobbled streets of the Dostoevsky Quarter before heading to one of the best food markets in the city, the Kuznechny Market, which supplies some of St. Petersburg’s top restaurants. From here, you will visit the House of St. Peter the Great, St. Peter’s & Paul Cathedral, and the Church on Spilled Blood, and then have the afternoon free to further explore the city. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 3 – Monday 12th July 2021 - St. Petersburg

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be travelling 30km south of St. Petersburg to Pushkin where you will visit Catherine Palace, a huge palace named after Catherine I, wife of Peter the Great. The palace is nearly 1km in circumference, and every inch is beautifully decorated – not to be missed! You will then be transferred back to the city and the afternoon will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in St. Petersburg.

Day 4 – Tuesday 13th July 2020 - St. Petersburg / Moscow

After breakfast, you will need to check out of your hotel and store your bags in the luggage room. You will then head to the impressive Hermitage Museum, home of Russian art and culture, and one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. Afterwards, you will visit Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, whose dome still dominates St. Petersburg’s skyline, and from where you will have amazing panoramic views of the city – if you can manage the 211 steps! You will then head back to your hotel to pick up your luggage, and walk to St. Petersburg’s Train Station (5-minute walk from hotel) to catch the high-speed train to Moscow. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 5 – Wednesday 14th July 2021 - Moscow Full Day Tour

After breakfast, you will begin your full day city tour of Moscow’s historical centre, starting with a tour of the incredible Moscow Metro. You will then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Square, arguably the heart and soul of Russia. From here, you will visit the Novodevichy Convent, which was built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The convent is a classic example of Russian architecture and is also home to several important paintings and artefacts. Next, you will take a stroll down the famous Arbat Street, where you will be able to pick up some souvenirs, or just relax and have a coffee. Overnight in Moscow. (Please note this is a full day tour and requires a lot of walking).

Day 6 - Thursday 15th July 2021 - Moscow

Today will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 7 – Friday 16th July 2021 - Moscow

After breakfast at the hotel, you will make a visit to the Kremlin and explore the beautiful churches inside. You will also visit Saint Basil’s Cathedral, perhaps Moscow’s most iconic building, before spending the afternoon at your leisure to further explore the city. Dinner will be arranged for your last night of the tour. Overnight in Moscow.

Day 8 – Saturday 17th July 2021 - Depart Moscow

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for international flights home.

Cost of trip is just £899.00 based on sharing a twin room and a non refundable deposit of £150.00 via bank transfer will secure your place. This price is valid until 1st March 2021. Trips sell out quickly as places are limited, so don’t miss out. Reserve your space on payment of just a deposit. On payment of deposit please email me with your full name as per passport and country of issue, together with your full address and postcode so that a financial protection certificate can be issued as all monies paid are financially protected under ATOL/TTA. A Visa is required for Russia and we will obtain a visa support letter so that you can get your visa processed through the visa centre in London - you must have a validity of a minimum of 6 months on your passport from the date of arrival. Travel insurance is essential. Flights not included. Do not book your flights until we have a minimum of 5 people paid deposits.

***Please click on the link below to secure your place and pay your deposit by credit card. If we haven’t received your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released. Please get in touch for details if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer***

https://live.tourcms.com/reserve/r1.php?t=118&a=10037&w=10365&ty=t&k=10eab22d2b60

By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies:

www.solo-travellers.com/booking-terms-and-conditions/

It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes.

What’s included:

· 3* Accommodation sharing a twin room with breakfast (single supplement £250)
· All visits and entrances according to program
· Air-conditioned transport (including airport transfers if travelling on suggested flights)
· Train ticket between St. Petersburg and Moscow
· English speaking local guide for all visits and transfers

Please be aware that this is a very fast-paced trip that requires a lot of walking and sightseeing to ensure you get the most out of your visit to Russia. You will also be required to carry your own bags from the hotel to the train station in St. Petersburg (5-minute walk).

If you wish to see the Russian Ballet at the Mariinsky or Bolshoi Theatre, it's best to book in advance as performances get booked up.

Romania Land of Legends - Transylvania, Bear Sanctuary & much more - 6 Days

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£799.00

Dreaming of beautiful landscapes, fascinating wildlife and fairy-tale castles? Our Highlights of Romania tour is perfect for you! Join other solo travellers on this 6-day adventure through one of Eastern Europe’s most intriguing countries. We’ll kick start our tour in the country’s capital, Bucharest, famed for its quaint cobbled streets, unique architecture and abundance of coffee shops. And of course, no trip would be complete without a visit of the city’s epic 12-storey Palace of Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. We’ll discover the best of Romania’s wildlife with a visit to the Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary, the biggest brown bear sanctuary in the world! We’ll then venture into the Transylvanian countryside, brimming with medieval charm, to discover the areas beautiful castles; Peles and Bran – the latter the setting for Bram Stoker’s Dracula! On our penultimate day, we’ll visit the Medieval Fortress of Sighisoara, a beautiful medieval citadel, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. A country enriched with history, delicious food and architectural treasures; Romania will leave you in awe!

16 SEP 2021 - Day 1 - Arrive Bucharest

Today is an arrival day so there are no planned activities. Tonight, you can join your guide and the rest of the group for dinner to get to know your fellow travellers!

17 SEP 2021 - Day 2 – Bucharest

After breakfast at the hotel, we will start a walking city tour of Bucharest. Romanian Athenaeum, Old town, Revolution Square and the stunning Palace of Parliament. The afternoon will be free for you to further explore and dinner will be arranged in the evening.

18 SEP 2021 – Day 3 - Bucharest / Sinaia / Bran

After breakfast we will leave Bucharest behind and head to Sinaia to visit the magnificent Neo-Renaissance Peles Castle in the Carpathian Mountains, which is on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1914. Peles Castle is one of the most stunning castles in Europe, a masterpiece of architecture in the picturesque city of Sinaia. After lunch there will be free time to explore Sinaia. We will then continue on to Bran, where we will visit Bran Castle. Surrounded by an aura of mystery and legend and perched high atop a 200-foot-high rock, Bran Castle owes its fame to its imposing towers and turrets as well as to the myth created around Bram Stocker’s Dracula. Overnight in Bran.

19 SEP 2021 – Day 4 - Bran / Zarnesti / Brasov / Viscri / Sighisoara

After breakfast we will visit the biggest brown bear sanctuary in the world, Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary. Zarnesti Bear Sanctuary is home to many European brown bears and black bears, all saved from a life of captivity and cruelty, where you can get an incredible close-up experience with many rescued bears. We will then head off to the medieval city of Brasov which blends dramatic mountain scenery and medieval history to create a rich and unforgettable visitor experience. During a walking tour you will discover the Main Square, the old Council Hall, the Black Church and the medieval walls and defence towers. Later in the afternoon, we will set off to Viscri, deep in the heart of Transylvania, is a unique place full of medieval charm, a UNESCO World Heritage village. Once we arrive in Viscri we start the walking tour that will give us an excellent opportunity to admire the beautiful architectural style of the houses and the idyllic way of life unaltered by time. The most impressive attraction, the Fortified Church, will give us an amazing history of this unique place. Overnight in Sighisoara.

20 SEP 2021 – Day 5 - Sighisoara / Alba-Iulia / Sibiu

After breakfast we will begin our day visiting the Medieval Fortress of Sighisoara. Sighisoara is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval citadels, very fairy-tale like, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage which is still inhabited today. The walking tour will reveal the Clock Tower, the Church on the Hill, Dracula’s House. We will then carry onto explore Alba Carolina Fortress, the largest and well-preserved in Romania, unique in the European military architecture. We will then head to Sibiu, amazing medieval city in the heart of Transylvania, one of the largest and wealthiest strongholds in Europe, nowadays a city of art and culture. Overnight in Sibiu.

21 SEP 2021 – Day 6 - Sibiu / Bucharest Airport

After breakfast, we will start our long drive back to Bucharest airport (approx. 4-5 hours).

The cost will be £899.00 per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Price valid until 1st June 2021. Single supplement £299.00. If you are interested in reserving a place, please pay a non refundable deposit of £150.00 via bank transfer. Please enquire about any price increase after this date. Once you have paid your deposit, please email your full name as per passport to [masked]. We have both ATOL and TTA bonding for all trips for complete financial protection. Any trips that include flights are ATOL bonded whilst tours without flights are TTA bonded.

***Please click on the link below to secure your place and pay your deposit by credit card. If we haven’t received your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released. Please get in touch for details if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer***

https://live.tourcms.com/reserve/r1.php?t=106&a=10037&w=10365&ty=t&k=fa8c3e529a57

By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies:

www.solo-travellers.com/booking-terms-and-conditions/

It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes.

What’s included:

• Return flights from Heathrow
• Sharing a twin room at a three star hotel with breakfast
• Airport transfers
• Sightseeing tour of Bucharest
• Entrance fees as per itinerary
• English speaking local guide

Taste of the Adriatic - Dubrovnik, Kotor & Korčula - 6 Days - 22nd Sep 2020

If you’re looking for a taste of the Adriatic, this 5-night trip to Croatia could be just what you’re after! With crystal clear waters, a plethora of Old Town charm and enough bars and restaurants to keep you entertained for a year, Dubrovnik is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. We’ll kick-start our trip with a city tour of the Old Town, better known as King’s Landing to Games of Thrones fans! We’ll then spend a day in neighbouring Montenegro, visiting the romantic town of Kotor, a place wedged between towering mountains and a beautiful bay. We’ll take another day to discover the gorgeous Croatian island of Korčula, known for its delicious wines, stunning views and the clearest of clear blue waters – stopping in the medieval town of Ston on our way there, you’ll be able to tick another Croatian town off your list! And with a couple of days at your leisure to explore or relax in Dubrovnik, you’ll really get to know this city; the beating heart of the Adriatic.

22nd September 2021 - Day 1 – Arrive Dubrovnik

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel to get checked in. After lunch, you will be given a sightseeing walking tour of Dubrovnik’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner will be arranged for the evening.

23rd September - Day 2 – Dubrovnik free day

Today will be spent at your leisure. You can explore the beautiful Old Town further, walk the city walls or just relax on one of Dubrovnik’s beautiful beaches.

24th September - Day 3 – Day trip to Montenegro

After an early breakfast, you will begin your journey to must-see Montenegro and the pretty Bay of Kotor. We will explore the charming Old Town of Kotor with a local guide. After this we will travel to the small village of Perast and take a short boat trip to the Lady of the Rocks, a tiny island home to a 17th century Roman Catholic church. Although Montenegro is a relatively small country, it is rich in history, culture and cuisine, and just a few hours’ drive from Dubrovnik. Dinner back in Dubrovnik.

25th September - Day 4 – Dubrovnik Free Day

Day at leisure in Dubrovnik. Optional trips (at additional cost) include a visit to the island of Lokrum, the small town of Cavtat or even venture further to Mjlet National Park. A dinner will be arranged in the evening.

26th September - Day 5 – Day Trip to Ston, Peljesac & Korčula

After an early breakfast, we’ll be travelling to the beautiful island of Korčula, stopping on the way to visit the historic town of Ston on the Peljesac Peninsula. The island of Korčula is rich in vineyards and olive groves (meaning there’s some good wine to be had!), it boasts spectacular views from its charming old town, and the island is surrounded by some of the clearest waters you’re ever likely to come across. We’ll be given a tour of the old town’s grid of marble streets and impressive architecture, and afterwards you can relax in one of the areas great restaurants. We’ll head back to Dubrovnik in the late afternoon for a dinner for your last night together!

27th September 2020 - Day 6 – Depart Dubrovnik

Day at your leisure. In the early evening you will be transferred to the airport for your international flights home.

What’s Included?
• Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
• Sharing a twin room at a three-star hotel with buffet breakfast (single supplement £299)
• Airport transfers
• 2-hour City Tour of Dubrovnik with a local guide
• Day trips to Montenegro and Korčula

What’s not Included?
• Lunches & Dinners
• Tips & personal expenses

The cost of this trip is £899.00 based on sharing a twin room. If you wish to reserve a place on this trip, please pay a non-refundable deposit of £150.00 by 1st June 2021. Please enquire about a price increase after this date. Places will be limited and this trip was very popular last year, so it is advised to book early! The remaining balance is payable 8 weeks before departure. We have both ATOL and TTA bonding for all trips for complete financial protection. Any trips that include flights are ATOL bonded whereas tours without flights are TTA bonded.

***Please click on the link below to secure your place and pay your deposit by credit card. If we haven’t received your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released. Please get in touch for details if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer***

https://live.tourcms.com/reserve/r1.php?t=100&a=10037&w=10365&ty=t&k=8a382cf4a6dd

By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies:

www.solo-travellers.com/booking-terms-and-conditions/

It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes.

Beautiful Uzbekistan - Silk Road Adventure - 29 Sep 2021 - 10 Days

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£999.00

If you’re looking for something a little more off the beaten track, this Uzbekistan tour is the one for you. Join other Solo Travellers on this amazing 10-day Silk Road adventure along the world’s oldest trade route. Experience the country’s best restaurants and nightlife in the country’s capital, Tashkent. Explore the archaeological sites of Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala in the friendly old town of Khiva. Visit the well-preserved madrassahs, mosques and bazaars of Central Asia’s holiest city, Bukhara. Spend a night under the stars at a traditional Yurt Camp in the Kyzyklum Desert. And marvel at Uzbekistan’s most stunning attractions in Samarkand, the epitome of the Silk Road.

(DEPART UK 28 September - OVERNIGHT FLIGHT)

Day 1 - Wednesday 29 September - Arrive Tashkent

Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to hotel accommodation (check-in from 8am included), breakfast and rest. Sightseeing tour in Tashkent with visits to Khast Imam Complex, Chorsu Bazaar and Kukeldash Madrasah. Visit to the new part of city: Mustakillik Square (Independence Square), Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theater and square, Amir Temur Monument and Square.

Day 2 - 30 Sep - Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva

Today you will catch an early morning flight from Tashkent, arriving in Urgench at 08:40. From here you will be transferred to the friendly Silk Road town of Khiva for a sightseeing tour. In the evening, we will visit a local family run cafe to watch a traditional bread making process. You will then have the pleasure of eating this delicious bread with your dinner! Overnight in Khiva.

Day 3 - 01 Oct - Khiva, Ayaz Kala, Toprak Kala, Khiva

Today we take a 1.5 hours’ one way drive to Khorezmian ruins of Ayaz kala and Toprak Kala to learn about the original historical town ruins of Khorezmian region. Later in the afternoon drive back to Khiva for a free afternoon and overnight in Khiva

Day 4 - 02 Oct - Khiva, Bukhara

Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara (8 hours) crossing the Kyzylkum desert. Lunch in the roadside café. Arrival to Bukhara at approx. 16:00 hours. Accommodation and overnight in Bukhara.

Day 5 - 03 Oct - Bukhara

Day of sightseeing in Bukhara: The Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Chor-Minor Madrassah, Modari-khan Madrassah, Ulugbek Madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz Architectural Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Monumental Shopping Arcades, The Ark Fortress.

Day 6 - 04 Oct - Bukhara, Yangikazgan

Transfer to Yangikazgan town located in Kyzyk KUm dessert. On the way visit to Chashma in Nurata town. Arrival to Yurt Camp “Camel”, accommodation in yurts. Dinner by the fire.

Day 7 - 05 Oct - Yangikazgan, Samarkand

You will begin your day at Aydarkul Lake, where you will be given the opportunity to go on an easy hike around the lake or swimming (weather permitting). You will then be given a picnic lunch atop a hill with great views of the lake before continuing the journey to Samarkand, where you will spend the night. In the evening, you’ll visit the Khovrenko Winery to learn about this ancient vineyard and do a wine tasting!

Day 8 - 06 Oct - Samarkand

After breakfast, begin your days sightseeing tour of Samarkand. Highlights include Registan Square, Guri-Amir Complex, Bibikhanum Mosque, Siyob local bazaar, Shah-I-Zinda, Ulugbek Observatory and the Afrosiab Musuem of the ancient town. In the afternoon, we’ll make a visit to a local paper mill to discover ancient methods of paper making. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 9 - 07 Oct - Samarkand, Tashkent

Morning in Samarkand to continue our tour and enjoy the local bazaar, Siyob. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent and overnight in Tashkent.

Day 10 - Friday 08 October - Depart Tashkent

Morning free in Tashkent and afternoon transfer to airport for return flights.

Cost of trip is just £[masked]. A non refundable deposit of £150.00 paid before 1st July 2021 will secure your place. On payment of your deposit please email us with your full name as per passport, together with your full address and postcode so that a financial protection certificate can be issued. We have both ATOL and TTA bonding for all trips for complete financial protection. Any trips that include flights are ATOL bonded whilst tours without flights are TTA bonded. British passport holders do not need a visa to enter Uzbekistan but you must have a validity of a minimum of 6 months on your passport from the date of entry. Travel insurance is essential. ***Flights are not included*** (Please do not book flights until we have given the go ahead - get in touch for details of recommended flights).

***Please click on the link below to secure your place and pay your deposit by credit card. If we haven’t received your deposit within 3 days of RSVP, your RSVP will be changed to "not going" and your space will be released. Please get in touch for details if you would prefer to pay by bank transfer***

https://live.tourcms.com/reserve/r1.php?t=122&a=10037&w=10365&ty=t&k=29af7c2d7655

Please note that a check-in time of 14.00 is typical at most hotels. If you are arriving on an early flight, please let us know if you would like the room to be booked from the night before (for an additional cost) to ensure that the room is available for you when you arrive.

It may sometimes be necessary to make small, last-minute changes to our itineraries or hotels for reasons beyond our control. We will ensure that you are kept updated of any changes.

By paying a deposit you will be agreeing to the following cancellation policies:

www.solo-travellers.com/booking-terms-and-conditions/

Price Includes:

§ Accommodation based on sharing a twin room with breakfast (single supplement £299)
§ One night stay in a Yurt (single option not available on this night)
§ Entrance fees for sightseeing places listed
§ Overland transportation by AC coach
§ All airport-hotel-airport transfers if travelling on suggested flights
§ English speaking escort guide for the whole tour
§ Visa support to Uzbekistan
§ 2 bottles of mineral water per day per person

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