2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship

12, 16 or 18 Days

 
Ufa, Russia

Dec 20,22 or 26/12 to Jan 6/13

 
Ufa LogoJoin us on our long awaited return to Europe for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, this time in Ufa, Russia. This is the first time the event will be held overseas since 2008 in the Czech Republic. Remember the Czech Republic and our group of almost 450, Team Canada winning the Gold in sudden death overtime, ring a bell?

If you have never been with us before you won't want to miss this unforgettable hockey experience of a lifetime in the country of Canada's greatest hockey rival.  A land rich in history, culture and home to some of the most talented hockey teams and players in the world.

You'll meet fellow hockey fans and make new friends from all parts of Canada. We are proud to offer you this, our 10th tour to the World Junior Hockey Championship since our first trip in 1999.

See 2013 World Juniors Press Conference (January 3, 2012)

PARTICIPATING TEAMS
 2007 WJHC Sweden
POOL A POOL B
Sweden Russia
Finland Canada
Czech Republic Slovakia
Switzerland United States
Latvia Germany

DEPARTURES

We will offer the following departures:

  • Dec 20, 2012 - The Ultimate Package:2008 WJHC - Czech
    • 2 days in St Petersburg with included tours.
    • Transfer to Moscow for 2 days with tours of Red Square, the Kremlin and a photo op outside of the Luzhniki Palace of Sports (home of the '72 Canada/Russia Series).
    • Transfer to Ufa in time for the first Team Canada game.
  • Dec 22, 2012 - Christmas in Moscow:
    •  2 days in Moscow with tours of Red Square, the Kremlin and a photo op outside of the Luzhniki Palace of Sports (home of the '72 Canada/Russia Series).
    • Transfer to Ufa in time for the first Team Canada game.
  • Dec 26, 2012 - Christmas at Home:
    • You get to spend Christmas at home and tell all of your relatives about how you will be in Russia in a few days for the World Juniors.
    • Arrive in Ufa in time for the second Team Canada game.

These departures will be available from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa. We can also offer economical flight add-ons from your home airport to one of these gateway departure points.

ITINERARY
ULTIMATE PACKAGE
DAY 1: Thu Dec 20, 2012
Those booked on the Ultimate Package depart today from from gateways in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto for our overnight flights to Frankfurt, Germany.
DAY 2: Fri Dec 21, 2012
After all groups connect in Frankfurt we arrive in St. Petersburg, Russia where we'll stay for the next 3 nights.
CHRISTMAS IN MOSCOW
DAY 1 / DAY 3: Sat Dec 22, 2012
Those booked on the Christmas in Moscow depart today from gateways in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto for our overnight flight to Frankfurt, Germany. Those in St. Petersburg will enjoy a buffet breakfast at our hotel before departing on a tour of this beautiful and historical city which includes visits to The Catherine Palace (Pushkin) and Hermitage Museum (short tour) as well as entrance to Peter and Paul Fortress and the Spilt Blood Cathedral.
DAY 2 / DAY 4: Sun Dec 23, 2012
After connecting in Frankfurt our Moscow group will arrive in Moscow where they will stay for the next 3 nights.  Those with the Ultimate group after breakfast will enjoy a free day to explore St. Petersburg on your own.  This is an opportunity of a life-time to experience sites in the enchanting city that you have always read about - now is your chance!
DAY 3 / DAY 5: Mon Dec 24, 2012
Our Moscow group will enjoy a buffet breakfast at our downtown hotel before boarding our private coach for a tour of historical Moscow.  We visit the Kremlin, Red Square and make a stop for a photo-op at the Luzhniki Palace of Sports to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the '72 Canada/Russia Summit Series.  The Ultimate group will also enjoy a buffet breakfast at their hotel with a few hours to spare before boarding the Sapsan High-speed train to Moscow.  We'll need to hold onto our ice-cubes though as this sleek Choo Choo scoots along at a cool 300 km/h so you might want to avoid wearing your stilettos for this portion of your trip (this goes for the ladies too).
DAY 4 / DAY 6: Tue Dec 25, 2012
Merry Christmas!  Hope Santa found you in Moscow and you finally got that GI Joe with the Kung-Fu grip you have always wanted.  This morning the Ultimate group and Moscow group unite for the first time.  After breakfast the Ultimate people will embark on their city tour of Moscow and the Moscow people will have a free day to explore before we all get back together again for an included Christmas dinner.
CHRISTMAS AT HOME
DAY 1 / DAY 5 / DAY 7: Wed Dec 26, 2012
Today our Christmas at Home groups depart today from gateways in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto on our overnight flights to Frankfurt.  Meanwhile, back in Moscow our new combined Super-Group will fly to Ufa after breakfast.  After arriving in Ufa we'll check-in to our hotel and get settled before making our way to the Ufa arena for the opening game of the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship.  IT'S GO TIME!
Included games: GERMANY - CANADA @ 3:30pm & SLOVAKIA - RUSSIA @ 8:00pm
DAY 2 / DAY 6 / DAY 8: Thu Dec 27, 2012
Our Christmas at Home group will connect in Frankfurt before arriving in Moscow where they will overnight.  After breakfast our Ufa group will embark on an orientation city tour of Ufa.
DAY 3 / DAY 7 / DAY 9: Fri Dec 28, 2012
After breakfast the Christmas at Home group will fly to Ufa then transfer to our hotel for check-in.  Today all groups combine for the first time to bring the Canadian fan contingent to full strength!  Our new Mega Group will then make it's way to the Ufa Arena for game day number 2.
Included games: CANADA - SLOVAKIA @ 3:30pm & RUSSIA - USA @ 8:00pm
DAY 4 / DAY 8 / DAY 10: Sat Dec 29, 2012
After breakfast the Christmas at Home people will embark on their orientation city tour of Ufa.  Then later in the day the Mega group will attend our World Junior Welcome Reception which includes refreshments and local Russian entertainment.
DAY 5 / DAY 9 / DAY 11: Sun Dec 30, 2012
Included games: CANADA - USA @ 3:30pm & SLOVAKIA - GERMANY @ 8:00pm
DAY 6 / DAY 10 / DAY 12: Mon Dec 31, 2012
Happy New Year!  After the Russia-Canada game tonight we'll board our private coaches and make our way to where we will host our New Year's Eve celebration just for our group so we can ring-in the New Year Russian style.
Included games: USA - SLOVAKIA @ 4:00pm & RUSSIA - CANADA @ 8:00pm
DAY 7 / DAY 11 / DAY 13: Tue Jan 01, 2013
New Year's Day is a day off to relax, recover or whatever - you deserve it!  We may offer some optional activities for those who are looking for something to do (TBA).
DAY 8 / DAY 12 / DAY 14: Wed Jan 2, 2013
Ok, we've had our day-off and now it's back to hockey.  If Canada plays today we will attend this game but if Canada gets a bye we'll attend the Russia game plus of course the second game of the day.
Included QF games: A2 vs B3 @ 3:00pm & B2 vs A3 @ 7:00pm
DAY 9 / DAY 13 / DAY 15: Thu Jan 3, 2013
Included games: Semi-Final #1 @ 3:00pm & Semi-Final #2 @ 7:00pm
DAY 10 / DAY 14 / DAY 16: Fri Jan 4, 2013
Optional 5th Place game or Relegation games today.  Plus we will offer some unique activities in the Ufa area - stay tuned...
DAY 11 / DAY 15 / DAY 17: Sat Jan 05, 2013
Today is the day we find out who takes home the big G.  But first you are invited to attend our Farewell Reception for a final get together as a group where we will go over some last-minute departure instructions.
Included games: Bronze Medal @ 3:00pm & Gold Medal @ 7:00pm
DAY 12 / DAY 16 / DAY 18: Sun Jan 06, 2013
This morning we'll make our way to the Ufa airport to board our private chartered aircraft and fly to Frankfurt for our first leg home.  From Frankfurt we'll split off and fly back to either Vancouver, Calgary or Toronto.

Just think of the great stories and experiences you'll have to share with your family, friends and co-workers about your once-in-a-lifetime to the World Junior Hockey Championship in Russia J

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Canada vs USAReturn airfare from gateway airports in Canada.
  • Hotel Accommodations with free Wi-Fi and Breakfast every morning (close to shopping & restaurants).
  • Premium Game Tickets with our group to all Team Canada prelim + playoffs.
  • Private Coach Transportation between Ufa airport, hotels and arenas.
  • Welcome Reception.
  • Custom Apparel Item.
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner & Celebration.
  • Orientation City Tour of Ufa.
  • Farewell Reception.
  • Processing of Russian Tourist Visa.
  • Services of an onsite Destiny group coordinator.
  • Optional Side-Tours unique to the area.
BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED

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