FIFA World Cup 2018 is coming very soon, and Russia will open its doors to host the tournament, which is held every four years.
The world will be full of excitement from June 14 to July 15, 2018. The events will take place in 11 different Russian cities, where 32 countries will face tough matches to win the title and lift the trophy.
Explore the destinations that will host football matches with a guide to the 2018 World Cup.
The tournament will take place and will start from Moscow – the capital of Russia – at the Luzhniki Stadium, which will host the opening match.
You will experience an exciting atmosphere during the semi-finals and the final of the upcoming warmer tournament. Spartak is another stadium in Moscow that will host the 4 groups matches and one of the last 16.
If you do not like participating in football festivals, you can explore Moscow, which has a rich history, majestic architecture and a captivating heritage culture.
There are several tours you can do between matches such as the world-famous Kremlin as the political center of the Russian Federation, or the stunning St. Basil’s Cathedral closely contemplated by the nearby Red Square. This distinctive masterpiece has always been the symbol of the country since the sixteenth century. Do not forget to take a selfie in front of it for a wonderful lifetime.
A modern stadium has been built on the Kristovskiy Island in St.Petersburg for the upcoming tournament. So the fans of this championship will spend the best time in a very modern stadium when watching the four groups matches and one of the most exciting semi-finals.
Although St. Petersburg embraces this new stadium, which has a design inspired by the world of space, it is a great city with an amazing history. Spend time to learn more about this historic city and visit the majestic cathedrals and palaces with the Baroque styles. You will find yourself gaining a great knowledge about the city’s culture, whether you stroll through the halls of the Russian Museum or attend international concerts in the city.
The Kaliningrad stadium will host the fans from all over the world in June to see the four group matches. Do not forget to book a ticket and enjoy the magic of Kaliningrad as much as possible.
It is noteworthy that Poland and Lithuania are surrounding this coastal city, which has a long history after it was founded in the 13th century. Take the opportunity to explore the magnificent Königsberg cathedral that was built in the 14th century and was destroyed later during the Second World War, but it emerged from the rubble to become the most prominent tourist landmark of this city.
Nizhny Novgorod State
The city is located a few hours east of Moscow. So we recommend you to visit it and go to its stadium to watch some group matches and a match from the round of 16 and one of the quarterfinals.
The city is the fifth largest city in Russia and is consists of beautiful tourist attractions, the beautiful Kremlin over the Volga River. Built in the 16th century, this imposing fort consists of 13 stunning towers. Take a stroll through the 12-meter-long red brick walls and admire the scenic views of Nizhny Novgorod.
Go to Kazan Stadium and watch one of the quarter-finals and four groups matches.
This old city is a paradise for exploring enthusiasts because of its amazing tourist attractions in addition to hosting the football matches.
History of this city returns back to 1000 years and its distinctive location has contributed to its acquisition of European and Asian traditions, keen to visit the city’s wide Kremlin with its amazing parks and museums, and the magnificent Blue Mosque of Gul Sharif.
You are on a date with hard matches at Ekaterinburg stadium throughout June. Try to spend more time in this vibrant Russian city while booking your tour.
Ekaterinburg is located at the foothill of the Urals and is therefore ideal for outdoor activities. If you do not want to stroll in nature, visit the Church of the Savior on Blood, which was built where the Romanov family died.
Travel to Saransk and see one of the group matches on Mordovia Stadium, situated in central of Russia, the city is a picturesque and enchanting place and is the ideal destination for a short sports holiday.
Explore Saransk and you will be surprised by many of its museums, theaters and historical monuments. The Cathedral of St. Theodor Oshakov is the most spectacular tourist landmark with its wonderful golden domes.
The Samara Stadium will host football fans during the Group Stage and Quarterfinals. We recommend you to spend some time away from sporting events knowing more about this vibrant coastal city.
Its numerous beaches along the Volga River are ideal in June. Enjoy its pure water and play volleyball on the golden sands.
Watch the exciting football matches for the groups stage at the new Volgograd stadium.
Are you a fan of football and love to get to know historical cities too? you have thus reached the right place, Volgograd, formerly known as Stalingrad, has an ancient heritage. Do not miss visiting the bustling Motherland Statue at 72 meters high and the legendary Stalingrad Battle Museum. The city is located close to the Volga if you prefer to spend time exploring the beautiful lakes in the park too.
The Fisch Stadium in Sochi will host the four group matches and one of the quarter-finals. Take the advantage of your time in Sochi and explore the beautiful Black Sea Resorts.
June is the best month for visiting the city, where you can enjoy exploring and relaxing on its many beaches. You will also be struck by the beauty of its magnificent nature. It is full of wonderful forests, mountains and waterfalls that welcomes you as you entered it.
Rostov On Don State
No doubt you will enjoy one of the four group matches and one of the Round of 16 matches. If you want to spend a good time away from the pitch, go ahead to Rostov-on-Don to explore the most fascinating sights.
You will find a collection of beautiful parks, neo-classical buildings and attractive squares. The city is the perfect place to eat the most delicious fish dishes that are famous for their unique location on the Don River.