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ALL RUSSIA PROGRAMME 2015 (English)

We invite you to a full Orthodox Russia programme, that includes both the Extreme North during the famous white nights phenomenon (we almost reach the Polar Circle) as well as Central Russia (The Golden Ring), and finish by venerating the holy relics of Saint Teophan the Recluse.

In 2015 we celebrate 200 years since the birth of Saint Teophan the Recluse the Bishop of Tambov (January 10th 1815), a spiritual elder filled with Divine Wisdom. His books are today being printed and translated all over the world.

 

PROGRAMME:

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DEPARTURE BY BUS:

 

Sunday July 19th 2015: Departure by bus, via Bacãu (Romania) – the Baltic countries: Riga – Pskov- St. Petersburg, with 3 accommodations on the way (2000 km, accommodation in Poland, Riga, and Pskov).

Stops for participating at the Divine Liturgy on Sunday July 19th and Monday July 20th – Feast Day of St. Elijah.

Monday, July 21st – visit RIGA (Latvia), accommodation in Pskov.

Wednesday, July 22nd– Visit of PSKOV, the PSKOV-CAVES Monastery – the cave not made by man with more than 10.000 holy relics. It is the monastery described in the book “Everyday Saints and Other Stories by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov). Departure to St. Petersburg.

 

DEPARTURE BY AIRPLANE:

Those that wish to depart by plane have two options:

Plane1: Tuesday July 21st, via Bucharest-Riga: Air Baltic (aprox. 90 euro), 5.50 am – 8.40 am. The bus will wait in the Riga Airport to receive the persons whom will arrive here. Short visit in the old city – UNESCO Heritage. At 12.30 pm departure to Russia, via Pskov. Accommodation in a hotel in Pskov. Wednesday visit of Pskov-Caves Monastery – the cave not made by man with more than 10.000 holy relics. It is the monastery described in the book “Everyday Saints and Other Stories” by Archimandrite Tikhon Serphunov. Departure to St. Petersburg.

Or

Plane2:  Bucharest – St. Petersburg, on July 22nd 2015. Transfer and accommodation in St. Petersburg.

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SCHEDULE:

Day 1 – Wednesday July 22nd   2015: St. Peterburg

In the evening the groups will meet in hotel Azimut 3* in St. Petersburg: the group that comes by bus (via Riga, Pskov) and the group that arrives directly by flight to St. Petersburg. Accommodation.

Day 2 – Thursday July 23rd:  St. PETERSBURG

After breakfast we make a small visit around St. Petersburg, after which we leave for the Extreme North, in order get maximum advantage of the light during the white nights (that take place between May-July). We will later return to St. Petersburg in order to visit the capital of the former Russian Empire.

  • St. XENIA of St. Petersburg, starting 10 am there is the daily service at the St. Xenia Chapel in Smolensk Cemetery;
  • The Monastery of Saint JOHN OF KRONSTAD, veneration of his holy relics;
  • At 14:00 – departure for SOLOVETSKY/SOLOVET Islands (850 km north), crossing during the white night the fascinating landscapes of Karelia, paradise of fishermen and photographers – lacustrine region, forests and waters in the light of the continuous twilight of the white nights. 

 

Day 3 – Friday July 24th:  SOLOVETSKY (SOLOVET)

In the morning we arrive in Kem from where we cross by boat the Solovetsky Archipelago.

Solovetsky Monastery was established around the year 1436 by three monks: Savvatiy, Zosmia and Herman. As they were looking for absolute quietness, for a hermitage in the distant north, with harsh life conditions that would favor their ascetic struggle, the three monks became also the first inhabitants of the Solovetsky Islands. Their ascetic life attracted many whom wanted to follow their example and the monastic life here in Solovetsky formed many monks, their influence spreading throughout all Russia. After the Red Revolution, Stalin transformed the Solovetsky Monastery into the first and worst extermination camp for political and religious prisoners in the USSR. Many from the Bolshevik Regime were condemned and sent here, their immense number being yet unknown (priests, intellectuals etc).   To the extremely hard natural life conditions of the Circle of the North Pole (frost, isolation, 6 months a year of boreal night) the communists added inhumane life conditions, psychological torture, food depravation (the annual allowance for one prisoner was of 240 rubles/year, so 0.65 rubles per day). This gulag (extermination camp) soon became the model for the Soviet Gulag system, which spread all around the USSR.  The camp functioned between 1920 -1991, and its archives have been destroyed. 

The harsh spiritual struggle of the monks from Solovetsky Monastery was followed by the torment and blood sacrifice of those who were “against” the atheist state, many of them having refused to deny their faith. “… wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bounds; but the word of God is not bound”  (Timothy 2 2:9). The Russian Orthodox Church survived in an atheist state, the Russian land was watered with the blood of the Christian martyrs of our times, a martyrdom which reminds us of the persecutions of early Christians in the Roman Empire (since Ancient Rome till now, only here so much blood was shed for Christ). Solovetsky Monastery reopened, and out of God’s Mercy the story of the monks from this isolated spiritual fortress from the waves of the White Sea is not yet over….

The entire historic, cultural and natural ensemble of Solovetsky Island from the White Sea (Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery and all compounds) is in the UNESCO World Heritage List (staring 1992).  

  • Participation at the VESPERS Service, guided tour of the Transfiguration Monastery, with local guide; white nights phenomenon;
  • Accommodation on the island (hotel or private rooms). 

 

Day 4 – Saturday July 25th:  SOLOVET

  • Optional trips on the island: the Church with the lighthouse (Sekirnaia Hill), the site of the first church of St. Savvatiy and St. Herman to the north of the island… Bath in the spring of the Saint.
  • Participation at the services, accommodation (hotel or private rooms). 

 

Day 5 – Sunday July 26th:  SOLOVET

  • Participation and the Divine Liturgy in the Solovetsky Monastery.
  • Departure from the island at 15:00 o’clock, White Sea cruise ship.
  • Leaving Kem towards South, in the morning we will arrive at St. Alexander-Svirsky Monastery. 

 

Day 6 – Monday July 27th:  St. ALEXANDER of SVIR and TIKHVIN 

  • Early in the morning when we arrive at the Monastery of St. Alexander Svirsky, we venerate the myrrh streaming relics of the Saint whom saw the Holy Trinity; participation at the Service (the Akhatist Hymn of St. Alexander of Svir, first hour in the morning).
  • Tikhvin, The Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God (the second out of the three icons that were kept until today, which was painted by St. Apostle and Evangelist Luke during the life of the Most Holy Theotokos; it arrived in Russia around 1838, it appeared above the Ladoga Lake; the feast day of the icon is Aug. 19th/ Sep. 1st)
  • St/ Petersburg, Accommodation in Hotel Azimut 3*. 

 

Day 7 – Tuesday July 28th, Feast of St. VLADIMIR , Enlighter of Russia (Old Calendar): St. PETERSBURG

A relaxing day, dedicated to the impressive capital of the former Russian Empire, St. Petersburg; the old city center, and the Neva banks (UNESCO World Heritage).

  • St. Alexander Nevski Lavra (one of the two Russian Lavras, after the Lavra of St. Sergius of Posad).
  • Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood (1883-1907), the name of the church is referring to the blood sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor) and the Saints Paul and Peter Cathedral (1712-1732, symbol of the city). Here are the tombs of the Russian Tsars, and recently the relics of the Holy Family of Tsar Nicholas II were brought.
  • St. Petersburg, accommodation in Azimut 3* Hotel.
  • Optional: Boat trip by night on Neva, the show of the moving bridges during the white nights season. Can be booked in any of the nights, individual programme; mini-cruises during the white nights are between 1.30-3.00 am. 

ST PETERSBURG, virtual tour

 

Day 8 – Wednesday July 29th: VALAAM Monastery, Ladoga Lake or the STATE HERMITAGE

For this day we have two offers: Valaam Monastery or the Hermitage State Museum

  • Valaam Monastery: Cruise on Ladoga Lake (biggest lake in Europe), participation at the Divine Liturgy in the monastery; guided tour of the monastery. 

Valaam Monastery is a monastery from the 10th Century, that has been vandalized and completely destroyed by the Swedes about 80 times, and always it was rebuilt from the ground. In 1715 it was re-opened by Peter I and it became one of the most renowned monasteries in Russia (in 1913 there were 395 monks in the monastery and 562 novices). In 1917 the island of Valaam enters under Finnish occupation, a non-Christian country. In 1939 it becomes again Russian soil but under the soviet regime, which desecrated and destroyed the monastery and killed its remaining monks (some of them managed to gather all holy objects and crossed on ice the Ladoga Lake to Finland, establishing the monastery of The New Valaam, in order to escape from the same fate as Solovetsky Monastery – monastery that had become the largest concentration camp under the soviet terror). The Valaam Monastery was re-opened in 1990. It is a monastery of martyrs. St. Inagtius Briancianinov said that Valaam is a holy site, and on any of its stones the Divine Liturgy could be done. 

In Valaam lived St. Herman of Alaska (who was sent as Christian missionary to Alaska, and stayed there for 30 years, baptizing almost 12.000 unbelievers). Another saint that lived on the isle was St. Antipas from Calapodesti (Bacãu, Romania). Saint Antipa left for Mount Athos when he was almost 20 years old – having been tonsured in the great schema, he reached the North of Russia to collect funds for the construction of the Romanian Skete of Saint John the Baptist on Mount Athos – “Prodromu”. After completing his task and finding here the quietness for which he longed even whilst being on Mount Athos, he asked the blessing to remain forever at Valaam. After 17 years of harsh ascetic life on the island, on January 10th 1882, hieroschemamonk Antipa felt asleep in the Lord. His incorrupt relics are kept at Valaam Monastery. Saint Antipa is the only Romanian monk that has been included amongst the Saints of Mount Athos (at only 24 years after his death) and in the same time he was also canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • Hermitage – within the Winter Palace of the Russian Tsars, situated in the heart of Saint Petersburg, along the Neva banks. The state museum gathers more than 3 million exhibits grouped in various collections (prehistoric art, antiquities, western European art, Oriental art, Russian art, numismatics, porcelain etc.) that show an interesting painting of the cultural world development from Stone Age to the twentieth century. 
  • Accommodation in St Petersburg, Hotel Azimut 3*. 

 

Day 9 – Thursday July 30th: St. Petersburg, ST. SERAPHIM of VYRITSA, NOVGOROD, MOSCOW

FOR THOSE THAT ENROLLED JUST IN THE “RUSSIA OF THE EXTREME NORTH” MODULE, THE DEPARTURE IS BY PLANE FROM ST. PETERSBURG TO THEIR RETURN DESTINATIONS.

FOR THOSE THAT CONTINUE THE “ALL RUSSIA” PROGRAMME – DEPARTURE BY BUS TO MOSCOW. 

  • Vyritsa (60 km from St. Petersburg), we will venerate the grave of St. Seraphim of Vyritsa (who felt asleep in the Lord on April 3rd in 1949), a place filled by the presence of the Holy Spirit for the prayers of the Saint;
  • Veliky Novgorod, the St. Sophia Cathedral (1045-1050), where the miracle-making Icon of the Mother of God of the Sign (Znamenie) – from the 12th Century, belonging to the old icon painting school of Novgorod; the reverse of the icon shows Saint Joachim and Saint Anne. 

FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO CHOSE JUST THE MODULE “THE GOLDEN RING of RUSSIA”, ARRIVAL BY PLANE

Thursday July 30th you will arrive by plane in Moscow. Transfer at the hotel and accommodation. During the evening there will be a meeting at the hotel with the rest of the group that arrives by bus from St. Petersburg.

The Golden Ring of Russia (Moscow, Sergiyev Posad, Yaroslavl, Suzdal, Vladimir) is an area in the shape of a crown that is situated in the center of the European Russia, where many of the great medieval cities with their kremlins (fortresses) are situated. Historical and religious town centers with important 12th and 13th centuries’ medieval art, Vladimir and Suzdal are today part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

 

Day 10 – Friday 31st of July:  MOSCOW

MOSCOW, capital city of Russia since 1917, a city with more than 11 million inhabitants, with a surface of 800 square km, the pattern is radial concentric, centered on the Kremlin (headquarters of the government) and the Red Square.

Full day dedicated to a complete visit in Moscow.

  • ST. MATRONA OF MOSCOW, we start the day by venerating the relics of the holy protector of Moscow. 

In the monastery where the relics of Saint Matrona are kept there is always a long line of faithful people waiting to venerate – many women come with flowers, a sign that the saint is quick to help all those that ask her intercessions for their daily life problems. Saint Matrona of Moscow was born blind, her eyeballs were completely missing, but she received the gift of spiritual vision and the gift of healing from early childhood. She has helped greatly the citizens of Moscow being one of the eight Russian orthodox pillars during the terrible atheist persecution – next to Saint John of Kronstadt, Saint Seraphim of Vyritsa, St. Jonah (Atamansky) from Odessa etc. She felt asleep in the Lord in 1952. She said: “anyone who will call for my help, I will greet him during the moment of his death”.

  • Visit to THE TRETYAKOV STATE GALLERY, the famous Russian Art Gallery, the old icons gallery has the Icon of The Holy Trinity made by St. Andrew Rubliov, as well as other 3 original icons made by the Saint. In a very small chapel inside the gallery there is the original Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God (the most venerated icon in Russia – currently the icon in the Vladimir Cathedral is a copy). Access only until 17:00 (closing at 18:00).
  • Than we head towards the heart of the city: Red Square and Kremlin (UNESCO Heritage). We visit (optional): Kremlin, the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, the Gum State Department Store, and Central Park.
  • Lunch (optional) at one of the self-service restaurants in Gum store or in Central Park.
  • Free time in the city center.
  • Accommodation at Moscow Azimut 3* hotel.

 

Day 11 – Saturday August 1st: Feast Day of Saint SERAPHIM of SAROV (Old Calendar):

  • Participating at the Divine Liturgy in the Savior’s Cathedral, the biggest orthodox cathedral in the world.
  • Shopping at the Sofrino Factory’s Store – the biggest factory in the world of Orthodox cult objects. (between 10 am – 6pm)
  • After lunch, departure to Sergiyev Posad (60km north of Moscow), visiting The Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius of Radonezh  (UNESCO Heritage);
  • Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Sergiyev Posad. 

 

Day 12 – Sunday August 2nd: Feast Day of Saint Prophet ELIJAH (Old): ST. SERGIUS OF RADONEZH

THE TRINITY LAVRA. SAINT SERGIUS OF RADONEZH (1314-1392) is the first great Russian saint, and highly venerated by the Russian people along with Saint Seraphim of Sarov. As spiritual father of Dimitry Donskoy he advises him to fight against the tartars, having faith in God that Russia is under the Sign of the Holy Trinity. “The orthodox Tsar, once receiving the Holy Unction during the crowing ceremony, becomes a holy person and a bearer of a distinct gift from the Holy Spirit. This spiritual gift from the Holy Spirit works in the tsar as long as he fulfills the law of God and fights the propagation of evil in the world.” St. Sergius of Radonezh was declared the patron saint of Russian in the year 1422. The Holy Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius of Radonezh (70 km from Moscow, in the Golden Ring), is the monastery of the Russian tsars and up to this day it hosts the Russian Theological Academy. It also hosts a church decorated in 1425 by the painters Daniel the Black and St. Andrew Rubliov. The famous Trinity Icon of Saint Andrew Rubliov was painted for this church, and it is the most famous icon of Orthodoxy. 

  • Attending early in the morning the first Divine Liturgy Service in the Lavra (optional); after the Akhatist Hymn to Saint Sergius they open the reliquary to venerate the relics of the saint (it is the only time during the day). Visiting tour of the great lavra.
  • At 9 am – departure to Diveevo Monastery.
  • Suzdal, fortress dating 1024, one of the biggest powers of the medieval period, competing with Novgorod. Currently it is a city with 10 000 inhabitants, 9 square km and 300 medieval churches, some of them included in the UNESCO World Heritage. Short stop.
  • Vladimir, first Russian capital (12th Century) – we visit the first Christian church in Russia – The Cathedral of the Assumption (Uspensky Sobor), where in the year 1000 the first Russian Christians were baptized; St. Prince Andrew Bogoliubsky (1110-1174), whom in his youth was called “Bogoliubsky” (“God-loving”) – the relics of other saints are in this church; original fresco by Saint Andrew Rubliov; the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God painted by metropolitan Peter.
  • Murom. The Monastery of the Annunciation and the Monastery of the Transfiguration, monasteries close to each other of Saint Peter (David) and that of his wife Saint Phevronia (Euphrosyne), the first is a men’s monastery and the second a women’s monastery; veneration of their holy relics.
  • Accommodation in Diveevo at the hotel of the Holy Trinity Monastery of Saint Seraphim of Sarov. 

 

Day 13 – Monday August 3rd:   ST. SERAPHIM of SAROV, DIVEEVO

ST. SERAPHIM of SAROV, the great monk and elder, the most beloved saint of Russia; ascetic and lover of quietness, hermit with the prayer for the whole world, the one whom stood 1000 days and nights on a stone to pray, the one to whom the Mother of God appeared 12 times. The monastery in Diveevo was described to Saint Seraphim by the Mother of God herself, and she named it “one of the four universal places on earth that belongs to her” (after Iviron, Athos and Kiev). The Empress of Heavens promised that she will always be the abbess of this monastery.

  • Schedule of services: 7 am – Akathist of St. Seraphim, 8.00 -9.30 am – Divine Liturgy; the services take place in the church where the relics of St. Seraphim of Sarov are kept;
  • between 12.30 -18.00 : visit to the “nearby desert” at the healing spring of St. Seraphim of Sarov, and at the healing spring of the Mother of God (where she appears daily); bath in both springs.
  • After dinner prepared by the nuns in the monastery – attending the daily procession the Road of the Mother of God (Kanafka).
  • Accommodation in the hotel of the monastery, Diveevo. 

 

Day 14 – Tuesday August 4th:   towards Moscow – ST. THEOPHAN the RECLUSE 

  • In the morning we will participate at the Divine Liturgy, we will venerate the relics of Saint Seraphim of Sarov and the “Umilenie” (“Tenderness”) Icon of the Mother of God (feast day July 28th/August 10th);
  • After the Divine Liturgy we will depart to Moscow;
  • Vyshinsky Monastery – veneration of the relics of Saint Teophan the Recluse, commemorated this year (200 years from his birth);
  • Late in the evening we will arrive in Moscow; accommodation at 3* hotel. 

 

Day 15 – Wednesday August 5th: SERPUKHOV and OPTINA Monastery 

Here ends the Golden Ring of Russia (Central Russia and Russia of medieval cities with kremlins).

THOSE THAT WISH TO RETURN BY FLIGHT DEPART NOW FROM MOSCOW. 

THOSE THAT WISH TO CONTINUE BY BUS DEPART NOW FOR UKRAINE.

  • Early in the morning we will go to Vysotsky Monastery (Serpukhov), where many Russians come for the veneration of the miracle-making icon of the Mother of God “Inexhaustible Chalice”, healer from drinking addiction (200 km south of Moscow).
  • Optina Monastery: relics of the holy elders from Optina, veneration of the graves of the three monks that were martyred in 1993.
  • Accommodation at the Optina Monastery.  

 

Day 15 – Thursday August 6th: The Feast of the TRANSFIGURATION (New calendar): UKRAINE 

  • Early in the morning: participating at the Divine Liturgy, than departure for Ukraine;
  • Accommodation in Chernigov, 3* hotel.  

 

Day 16 – Friday August 7th: CHERNIGOV, KIEV

  • Chernigov: venerating the relics of ST. LAVRENTY (Laurence) – (he felt asleep in the Lord in 1950 – the miracles and prophecies made by him all well-known in the Orthodox world); and St. Hierarch TEODOSY (1630-1696); the Holy Trinity Monastery of Saint Elijah (since 1069); Assumption Monastery in Yelets (Elets) – 11th Century, in 1060 the Icon of the Mother of God from Yelets appeared in the woods, and in honor of this the monastery was built.
  • Departure to Kiev.
  • Kiev: Pecerska Lavra, first biggest monastery in Russia – since 1050, a model for all the other Russian monastic settlements; we will venerate in the caves almost 100 hundred entire relics of saints.
  • KYTAYIV (KITAEV) Hermitage, the church and cave of ST. DOSHITEA (the one who advised St. Seraphim of Sarov to go to the Sarov hermitage) and the relics of ST. THEOPHILUS the Full for Christ (his biography has inspired the movie OSTROV).
  • Accommodation in KIEV, hotel Slavutich 2*.

 

Day 17 – Saturday August 8th: towards ROMANIA

  • Optional, at 6.00 am: participation in the first Divine Liturgy at the Pecerska Lavra;
  • 9.00 am: departure to Romania (by bus, train or plane).  

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The prices vary following the number of people enrolled in the group:

ALL RUSSIA Programme, July 21st – August 8th 2015

Price programme (euro)/ Person
Person/Grup

40

35

30

25

20

Price programme (euro)

999

1100

1150

1250

1399

NOTES:

The prices above refer to the trip by bus in Russia.

Transport to Russia can be done:

– By bus: For the entire trip. To the price listed above add accommodation in Poland, Riga (Estonia) and Pskov (80 euro) and for the way back in Optina, Chernigov and Kiev (75 euro);

– By plane:

One-way ticket to Moscow, than return by bus. To the price listed above add the costs for flight to Moscow and for the return also accommodation in Optina, Chernigov and Kiev (75 euro).

Two-way ticket to Moscow, but return flight is from St Petersburg. To the price listed above add the costs of your airplane ticket.

– The price of the airplane tickets depend on the date you purchase them.

– The seats in the bus are given depending when you book your trip (payment in advance). Priests, monks and nuns have priority for the seats in the front.

We can assist you for the flight ticket.

 

Included in the price:

  • Transportation by bus***, departure/arrival from Bacãu (Romania).
  • Accommodation at hotels in: St. Petersburg, Hotel Azimut 3* (breakfast), Solovetsky hotel 2*, Moscow Hotel Azimut 3* (breakfast), hotel of Diveevo monastery & hotel of monastery in Sergiyev Posad (2-4 people in a room with private bathroom, conditions are very good), hotel of the Optina Monastery (2 or more beds/room). Chernigov 3* hotel, Kiev Hotel Slavutich 2*.
  • Breakfast in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
  • Transport by boat on the White Sea to Solovetsky Island and visits with local guides in Solovetsky.
  • Invitation letter to Russia (required for tourist visa).
  • Procedure to obtain visa.
  • The printed kit with travel information.
  • Accompanying priest and Russian translator, English translator, and a staff member from the travel agency.

 

The price does NOT include:

  • Airplane tickets (optional) and transfers from airport to hotel or from hotel to airport.
  • Intermediary accommodations (outside Russia), for those who take the whole trip by bus: accommodation on the way to Russia in Poland, Riga and Pskov (80 euro) and on the way back in Optina, Chernigov and Kiev (75 euro).
  • Health insurance in Russia (mandatory, required for the visa procedure).
  • Other things that are not included in the offer.
  • The fee for tourist visa in the Russian Federation – 51 US dollars for normal procedure (5 working days) or 100 US dollars for emergency procedure.
  • Lunch and dinner (they can be served in the big food stores/supermarkets, there are self-service areas or many already prepared dishes that are to go).
  • Optional trips: boat trip by night on Neva river (15 euro), trip to Valaam monastery (trip by boat, and tour with guide in the monastery, 85 euro/pers).
  • Entrance fees at cultural and tourist attractions: Tretyakov Gallery, the Savior on Blood Cathedral, St. Isaac Cathedral, Kremlin, Hermitage… (max. 80 euro for all entries).

 

IMPORTANT:

For enrolment:

  • Scan copy of passport and email at miriamturism@yahoo.com , office@miriamturism.ro
  • Cancellation Insurance (optional).
  • Health Insurance (with a company that is re-insured with Coris, the only authorized in Russia).
  • Enrolment advance payment: 30% of the price. The money can be transferred in the bank account of MIRIAM MI TOURISM SRL-D at any offices of Raiffeisen Bank in Romania, after which the legal documents are issues (bill, contract, insurances). The bank details: http://www.miriamturism.ro/contact/

 

The documents for the VISA include:

– Fill-in request document (that can be obtained from our travel agency or the Russian Consulate);

– 1 passport photo;

– Original passport – valid at least 6 months after the date of the departure;

– Invitation letter to Russia from an authorized unit (ensured by our agency);

– Health insurance.

The visa request has to be made latest 2 weeks before the departure date; all documents required have to be sent to our travel agency in advance!!

  • The currency for shopping/exchange in Russia and Ukraine: USD.
  • The programme can be changed depending on the schedule of the flight company or local events, we will try, with good faith, to ensure reaching all sites included in the offer, regardless the order.
  • In case of major events (war, natural calamities etc.) we will visit only what is permitted by the local security authorities, the travel agency is not responsible in this situation for the cancelling of the trip, nor will it pay back.
  • In case for particular reasons regarding someone, at the border or in the airport, the state authorities refuse the entrance/exit from the territory of that country to someone from the group, the travel agency is not responsible, and cannot be asked to pay for any moral/material losses. The person nevertheless can be assisted by our travel agency’s staff member until the situation is clarified, without affecting the major schedule of the group.

 

 

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