Life Begins At...

The Retiree Magazine Summer 2011-12

Life Begins At.....

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DISCOVER THE NEW FACE OF CENTRAL EUROPE AND RUSSIA Central Europe and Russia defi ne the epic history, culture and traditions of Europe that Australians travel so far to see. Castles, Cathedrals and Galleries chocked with priceless works, lavish palaces dating back centuries continue to draw travellers from our country. Today, countries like Hungary, the Czech Republic, and the former USSR, present a new facet and face to the European experience. Specialists in personalised Small Group Holidays, Bob & Beth Malcolm from Travel Masters have designed a comprehensive 26 day escorted tour that allows you to experience everything this fascinating region has to offer. Departing on June 26, the journey travels to Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Berlin. You will enjoy fi rst class centrally located accommodation throughout along with organised city sightseeing programmes included in the package. The Russian segment begins with an exploration of the majestic city of Moscow, the epicentre of the new Russia. A city of excitement and opportunity, and at its heart lie the mighty Kremlin and Red Square, with 1000 years of amazing history. Your fl oating hotel is the newly renovated Viking Peterhof. The tour cruises through the famous and spectacular Moscow Canal enroute to St Petersburg, with beautiful vistas, villages and people experiences that occur along the riverbank. You'll cruise the mighty Volga River, Europe's largest, and visit Uglich, one of the oldest and most beloved towns in Russia. Upon arrival into St Petersburg, you have ample time to absorb the wondrous architecture and art museums to be found in this truly awe inspiring city. Pay tribute to Gaugin, Picasso, Monet and Degas at the world-famous Hermitage Museum. The tour also visits the former prison of Dostoevsky and Trotsky at the Peter and Paul Fortress, along with a tour that explores the legendary palace, fountains and parks of the Peterhof Palace. Travel Master's Russia and Central Europe, 26 day escorted tour is priced from $11,875 per person twin share. This price includes international airfares, and all the very best sightseeing excursions. You can get more details, including a comprehensive day by day itinerary by phoning Travel Masters on 1800 672 988. THE RETIREE SUMMER 141

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