package

Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Final

Location

Russia

Duration

11 days

Private

This trip is private; included guides and transportation are for you and your group only.
Departure time may be flexible depending on the visit/activity and prices usually depend on group size.
from
$ 2615
Brief

Come cheer for your nation’s football team at Sochi and Moscow! The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be the 21st FIFA World Cup. It is scheduled to take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July after the country was awarded the hosting rights on 2 December, 2010.

The final tournament will involve 32 national teams, which is comprised of the 31 teams determined through qualifying competitions and the automatically qualified host team. A total of 64 matches will be played in 12 venues located in 11 cities. The final will take place on 15 July at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Day 1

Sochi

Arrival in Sochi. Transfer from the airport to hotel. Accommodation and rest in the hotel.

Sochi is often called the unofficial 'Summer Capital' of Russia, or the Black Sea Pearl. This is the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than four million visitors annually with its amazing mountainous coastline, endless shingle beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling nightlife. From May to September Sochi's population at least doubles with tourists, including celebrities and the political elite of the country.

Overnight in Sochi.

Day 2

Sochi

At the appointed time, you will be transferred to Fisht Stadium to watch the first game of your choice. After the game, you will be transferred from the stadium to your hotel.

Overnight in Sochi (Breakfast).

 

Day 3

Sochi

You will have the day to spend at leisure. You can book an optional tour around Sochi, where you will be able to see the following sites:

Riviera Park of Culture and Leisure: One of the most popular attractions in Sochi, the Riviera Park is a must-see for every visitor! The park was founded in 1898 by the famous entrepreneur, V.A. Kludov (1841-1913) and covers an area of 14.7 hectares, filled with 240 species of plants, including 50 of which were rare enough to be included in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation. Riviera Park is great for friends and family with its mass entertainment area, including numerous attractions such as a sports area, the Circus Club Project Nightclub and the Green Theater, which hosts major concerts and shows. There is also the Fields of Friendship, filled with magnolias planted by prominent figures, from politicians to astronauts. And since 2007, the Riviera Park has run the Oceanarium, home to fish brought from all over the world. The Oceanarium in Sochi is located in the central part of the park. Nearby you’ll find the Dolphinarium with animal actors that will impress you with beauty and mastery. Singing, dancing, spectacular dolphin tricks and much more will make your day a fairy tale for the whole family, no matter your age!

Agura Waterfalls: Also known as Agursky, the Agura Waterfalls are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Sochi. Located just outside the city, these majestic waterfalls cascade from a height of 98 feet (30m) and serve as a popular stop off along the hiking trails that wind through the forest along the Agura Ravine in the Sochi National Park. At the Eagle's Rocks, hikers can enjoy the view of the crystal-clear waterfalls crashing down to the oval pool and admire the panoramic views over the city and Black Sea below. Swimming is allowed and is a very popular activity in the warmer months. It is possible to organize tours to the waterfalls, but also easy to seek them out independently.

Krasnaya Polyana: Set 1,968 feet (600m) above sea level, Krasnaya Polyana, (aka, “Red Meadow”) is fast becoming the most popular ski resort in Russia. Skiers and snowboarders in Krasnaya Polyana can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the West Caucasus. Located just 25 miles (40km) from Sochi and the Black Sea coast, Krasnaya Polyana is sometimes called the 'Russian Courchevel" for its well-groomed pistes, good après-ski and nightlife, and high prices. The resort owes much of its popularity to its excellent heliskiing opportunities, but there are also good runs for beginners. The resort underwent massive renovations ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Overnight in Sochi (Breakfast).

Day 4

Sochi – Moscow

After breakfast, you will transfer out from hotel to AER airport of Sochi for your flight to Moscow. Arrival in Moscow, SVO airport. Transfer from the airport to your hotel.

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 5

Moscow

You will have the day at leisure. You will be able to book optional tours in Moscow.

The Moscow Kremlin is a must-see for visitors to Moscow and one of the best things to do in the capital of Russia. Once inside, you can visit Cathedral Square, whose historic cathedrals were worshiped in by the tsars and their families. Also on display are the Tsar Bell and Tsar Cannon, two monuments to the grandeur of Russia’s past. Do not forget the Amory Museum, either, which holds precious relics of Imperial stature, such as gilded carriages and silver-threaded royal garments.

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 6

Moscow

At the appointed time, you will be transferred to Luzhniki Stadium to watch the game of your team.

After the match you will be transferred from Luzhniki Stadium to the hotel.

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 7

Moscow

You will have the day to spend at leisure. You can book optional tours around Moscow, where you will be able to see the following sites:

Red Square: Just outside the Kremlin is the famous Red Square. There you can watch the changing of the guard at the Eternal Flame or visit Lenin's Tomb. If St. Basil's Cathedral is open, explore it – it is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. A final suggestion for Red Square – visit it in the quiet of the evening and experience it without the tourists. It is magical!

Old Arbat Street: Old Arbat Street is Moscow's most famous thoroughfare. Old Arbat Street is tourist-oriented, and you will be able to find some not-so-unusual souvenirs here. You will have more than one artist, musician, or juggler vying for your attention, depending on the season and the time of day. Old Arbat Street is completely pedestrian, which means it is great for people watching.

Sparrow Hills: Get a panoramic view of Moscow from Sparrow Hills. This vantage point allows you to get a good look at the expanse of the city. Perfect for photographs, a romantic moment, or jotting down thoughts in your travel journal.

GUM: If you are fond of shopping, visit GUM, aka the Great Mall of the Red Square! GUM is Moscow's most famous shopping center. As the facade that faces into Red Square has maintained its 19thC appearance, it is easy to pass it by if you do not know it is there. The variety of shops contained within are a testament to how far Russia has come since Soviet days. You will find all manner of boutique represented in GUM. If you just want to window-shop, buy an ice cream from one of the vendors and browse at your leisure.

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 8

Moscow

You will have the day at leisure to continue exploring any of the optional tours you missed out on yesterday!

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 9

Moscow

You will have the day at leisure to continue exploring any of the optional tours you missed out on yesterday!

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 10

Moscow

At the appointed time, you will be transferred to Luzhniki Stadium to watch the game of your team.

After the match you will be transferred from Luzhniki Stadium to the hotel.

Overnight in Moscow (Breakfast).

Day 11

Moscow

As the excitement of the World Cup winds down, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

package code: RU229657
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