THE WORLD CUP IS BOTH AN OCCASION TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM, AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER THE HOST COUNTRY OF THE EVENT. FANS GATHERING IN MOSCOW FOR WORLD CUP 2018 WILL HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL TOURISM – IN ADDITION TO THE MUSEUMS AND SIGHTS OF THE CAPITAL, THERE ARE CITIES IN THE MOSCOW REGION, WHICH MAKE AN EASY DAY TRIP.

Guests of the championship can see different facets of Russian culture – the historical heritage of Dmitrov, the colourful life of old Kolomna, the Orthodox shrines of Istra and Sergiyev Posad, and the magnificent museums of Klin. The five most popular tourist cities in the Moscow Region have developed special routes for fans. During the tournament all sorts of special events will also take place in these cities.

The Uspensky Cathedral on Cathedral Square in the Kolomna Kremlin. Special branded trains equipped with comfortable seats, audio guides in various languages, areas for children, and information fianels are being aunched for fans.

Local trains with audio guides

The advantages of sports tourism are already clear at the Moscow railway stations, where the journey to the chosen city of the Moscow region begins: fans board special 2018 World Cup-branded wagons, equipped with comfortable seats, audio guides in foreign languages, areas for children and information panels.

On arrival, travellers will be able to rent a bicycle and check out new bicycle paths, or walk specially designed excursion routes, complete with information stands. There are not only picturesque views and interesting museums on the way, but also areas to relax and Wi-Fi access points. Incidentally, you don’t even need to check which days museums are open or their ticket prices before your trip – during the World Cup they will be open every day and with a Fan Passport entrance is free. Routes and facilities have been adapted for persons with disabilities.

If you prefer travelling by car, finding your way around Moscow region will be easy: there are over 1,000 traffic signs in three foreign languages.

Comfortable outdoor recreation

Regardless of how the battles on the football fields turn out, fans can stay on after the championship, combining tourism and recreation. Choosing a place to relax close to Moscow, but far removed from the capital’s hustle and bustle, is easy. There are about 600 hotels in the region, ready to accommodate 84,000 tourists. These include hotel chains, whose brands are well known: Radisson, Ibis, Heliopark, Ramada, Korston.

FANS BOARD SPECIAL 2018 WORLD CUP-BRANDED TRAIN WAGONS, EQUIPPED WITH COMFORTABLE SEATS, AUDIO GUIDES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, AREAS FOR CHILDREN, AND INFORMATION PANELS.

International standards of service ensure a reliably comfortable chance to relax, complemented by spa centres, saunas and sports facilities, restaurants and bars, and business zones – in short, everything the traveller might need.

Entrance to the museums of the Moscow Region during the World Cup will be free for fans. The Kolomna Kremlin was built in the 16th century and was one of the largest fortresses of the time. The Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in Sergiyev Posad is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Inspiration for travel

This year the new tourist portal “Guide to the Moscow Region” – welcome.mosreg.ru – went live. This is the most complete catalogue of cultural and historical sites, museums, estates, churches and monasteries, theatres, tourist and leisure centres, sports complexes, and centres of folk arts. The guide lists forthcoming cultural and sporting events and the mobile app “Pulse of the Moscow Region” will soon be available. This will give visitors and local residents information about events in each municipality. The portal holds weekly competitions for free tickets to museums and exhibitions, and special gifts from the Ministry of Culture of the Moscow Region. There are some amazing opportunities – you can win a balloon flight or go sledding with huskies.

To organize your weekend go to
welcome.mosreg.ru. 

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