GETTING TO THE FIFA 2018 WORLD CUP
Kenya is a nation of football lovers. We consistently dream of the day our mighty Harambee Stars will make it to the FIFA World Cup Finals, they have not managed this incredible fete although this has not diminished our passion for the game. This year, the FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia, a country blessed in both beauty and size. Russia is 17.1 million square kilometers in size and has an approximate population of about 144.4 million people.
Honestly, the thrill of watching a World Cup Final live and in person is something you can relive and cherish for eternity and majority would agree that it is indeed a priceless experience. There are a number of packages to choose from if you want to travel to Russia for the FIFA 2018 World Cup. You can either purchase packages that will allow you to follow the progress of your favorite team through the match by match packages with the option of reimbursement if your team does not pull through; or buy a FINAL/SEMIFINAL/QUATERFINAL package. It goes without saying that the FINAL match packages are more expensive with tickets going for $ 2,350.
So what do you need to make it to Russia for the World Cup?
Firstly, you will need a visa. It takes seven working days to apply for a Russian visa but it is always advisable to apply early. Alternatively, you can seek the services of an awesome travel agency such as ATS Travel and we can take care of your visa processing needs for you.
Secondly, you’ll need flights, accommodation, and ground transfers to facilitate transportation to match venues, sightseeing and shopping tours when your team isn’t playing. ATS Travel is offering all this and more; the only thing to worry about is the number of goals your team scores!
At the top of the list of places to visit, is St. Petersburg, a remarkably beautiful city with a rich history and an even richer cultural background. It is the perfect place for all lovers of art as it boasts a classical theatre, ballet and opera house. Actually, the St. Petersburg ballet is world famous! The St. Isaac’s Cathedral, The Paul and Peter Fortress, the Hermitage Museum and Erata Gallery are just a number of other must visit spots. St. Petersburg also boasts a vibrant night scene enjoyed mostly by young locals and those who are young at heart.
Russia and Moscow in particular is one of the most expensive destinations in the world, so do not be shocked when your wallet begins to grow lighter, faster than you’re accustomed to. It is advisable to walk around with cash because many establishments in Russia prefer cash to cards. Russians food is hearty and tasty so be prepared to gain a few worthy kilos too!