Want to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Opening Match, a Semi-Final or the Final? Head to Moscow with Edusport, the appointed Sales Agents in South Africa for the Official Hospitality Programme of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. You can hand pick the matches you want to see with a Single Match Package or experience more of Moscow with a Venue Series Package.
Welcome to Moscow
The heart of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Moscow is world renowned as a fascinating city. Founded in the 12th Century, the Russian Federation capital has stood the test of time and showcases some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, and restaurants. The city is blessed with beautiful architecture and iconic cultural landmarks such as Red Square, the Kremlin, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum.
Two Moscow stadiums will host 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches: Luzhniki Stadium and Spartak Stadium. Luzhniki Stadium will be the main venue where you can watch the Opening Match, a Semi-Final and the Final.
Top Moscow Attractions and Experiences
Russia’s capital is an iconic, global city, dotted with architectural gems from the time of the Russian Empire. Red Square is the first destination for most visitors to the city. Surrounded by St. Basil’s Cathedral, the State History Museum, Lenin’s Mausoleum and one of the Kremlin’s long brick walls, the name comes from the Russian word “krasnaya,” which means “beautiful.”
Be sure to visit the Kremlin Museum Complex, which includes the Armoury Collection, the Diamond Fund, several churches, the Patriarch Palace and the Bell Tower. If you only want to visit one museum in Moscow, make it the Tretyakov Gallery. One of Russia’s greatest museums, the Tretyakov features a breathtaking collection of Russian art.
Take a walk down Old Arbat Street to feel the “old Moscow spirit” among the souvenir vendors and tourist cafes. In contrast, New Arbat Street features some of Moscow’s most expensive restaurants and nightclubs. The street is lavishly lit up at night and is always very lively.
For fashionistas, Tverskaya Street boasts several prestigious boutiques. It is also lined with cafes, restaurants, coffeehouses, a couple of theaters, and several hotels. Most of the street’s architecture is not historically profound, though along the way you will find the statue of Pushkin at Pushkinskaya Square.
Make sure you visit a Russian bathhouse (banya) while in Moscow, as this is an important Russian tradition. Don’t be alarmed when, after your hot steam, you are whipped with birch branches. Russians swear by the health benefits!
The most well known of Moscow’s many parks, Gorky Park is one of the trendiest places in the city due to its cafes, walking paths, open-air cinema theatre, free Wi-Fi, and contemporary public art projects.
Getting In and Getting Around
South African passport holders attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days in Russia.
It takes about 40 minutes to reach any of Moscow’s major airports by Aeroexpress train. The underground (Metro) is considered the fastest transport in Moscow.
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Visitors
As the appointed Sales Agent in South Africa for the sale of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Official Hospitality Programme, we have a wide selection of Official Hospitality Packages for you to experience the greatest sports show on earth.
Choose your match ticket-inclusive Official Hospitality Package by team and cheer them on every step of the way on their 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ journey, opt for a Single Match Package and hand-pick the matches you want to see or watch a specific series with matches bundled according to group stage, team or hospitality product.