FIFA World Cup And Tips On Visiting Moscow & St. Petersburg
All eyes are on Russia as the country prepares to host the FIFA World Cup 2018 starting on June 14.
Although Russia has had its share of controversies over the past many years, it cannot be denied that the country is among the most historically rich and compelling tourist destinations in the world.
If you do decide to visit Russia this year, whether to cheer for your country in the football World Cup or otherwise, there are some facts you should keep in mind. Furthermore, in case you love backing your favorite team in the football betting market, Sbat is the most trustworthy and reputed online bookmaker to place your punts. Let’s take you through the important facts now.
• The Dates Of FIFA World Cup 2018
The FIFA World Cup 2018 will be on from June 14–July 15. The participating teams will play all over Russia, including the popular Western Russian cities – Moscow, Kaliningrad, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhniy Novgorod, Kazan, Volgograd, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Saransk, Ekaterinburg and Samara. Majority of the teams will set base in St Petersburg and Moscow. Both the cities will attract maximum football action, specifically the semi-finals and finals that are to be held between July 10 and July 15.
• What if you’re not into football?
Although the World Cup would be on only for a month, those dates are actually also the most popular among travelers to St Petersburg and Moscow in general. So, if you’re not into football, you must instead reschedule your visit for either in April, May or after the completion of the World Cup. Russia is equally beautiful during the winter months.
• When Is The Ideal Time To Visit Moscow?
Moscow is a constantly busy metropolitan city that gets a great multitude of business travellers each year. You can get the best hotel rates if you travel to the city during the weekdays. However, as expected, with the World Cup in June and July, you can expect weekend rates during the weekdays too.
• How The World Cup Will Affect The Baltic Cruise Travelers
People who are going on Baltic cruise on the same dates as the FIFA World Cup tournament, it would be better if they opt for private shore excursion in St Petersburg. Please note, ship excursions are recommended during the week of World Cup semi-finals and finals. Please stay flexible during the World Cup dates as there could always be last-minute closure of roads and/or tourist sites for all kinds of reasons.
• Where To Get Tickets To Watch A FIFA World Cup Match
All FIFA World Cup tickets are sold through FIFA and its supported vendors like CoSport or Match in the US. These vendors not only sell tickets for the football matches, they can also help you with hospitality packages, including all kinds of hotel accommodations.