What You Can Do in Saint Petersburg, Russia – The City That Would Host 7 Matches of the FIFA World Cup 2018™?
If Europe’s great cities compete for ‘Most Beautiful’ title, then Saint Petersburg will be at the top. The majestic historical buildings and the traditional culture make this Russian city a must visit. This city will make a home in your heart with its hospitality and the vibrant energy. With 7 matches being scheduled at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, the city is flowing with energy of celebrations and preparations all around.
When in St. Petersburg for the matches, don’t miss the beautiful attractions of this cultural city. We make it easy for you. Here’s what to do when visiting Saint Petersburg.
Picturesque Saint Petersburg: How the City is Gearing up for FIFA World Cup 2018™?
To celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, a new state-of-the-art and sophisticated stadium is being constructed on Krestovsky Island. From June 14th, the state-of-the-art Krestovsky Stadium will witness four group stage matches, and one of the semi-finals as well.
Explore Saint Petersburg like Local:
Don’t let the newly constructed modern stadium taking all the attention. Saint Petersburg is a lively city of extraordinary history and pure grandeur. When not enjoying the matches, experience the city’s historic heart, with top-notch baroque palaces and Cathedrals to see.
Must Visit in Saint Petersburg:
- Peterhof Palace
- Hermitage Museum
- Winter Palace
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
- Church of the Savior on Blood
- Palace Square
- Radisson Sonya
- Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Center West/Pushkin Hotel
- Renaissance St. Petersburg Baltic Hotel
- AKYAN St. Petersburg Hotel
- Staybridge Suites St. Petersburg
Flights connecting the Middle East to Saint Petersburg:
- Dubai to Saint Petersburg: Ural Airlines, Aeroflot, Finnair
- Abu Dhabi to Saint Petersburg: Gulf Air, Air Baltic, Etihad Airway
- Cairo to Saint Petersburg: Etihad Airways, Lufthansa Airlines, Turkish Airlines
- Kuwait to Saint Petersburg: Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Turkish Airlines
- Sharjah to Saint Petersburg: Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways
Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium: Where the Fun Awaits
Location: Krestovsky Island
Total driving distance from Krestovsky Stadium to Pulkovo International Airport (LED) – 48 min (37.0 km)
Russia Visa Eligibility & Requirements:
Want to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ live? Russia has made it easier. The country has introduced a new visa scheme which will allow football fans to enter Russia for the 2018 World Cup™ without a visa.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law regarding the visa-free system. Fans who have tickets and get their ‘fan ID’ by the Russian government will be allowed to enter the country without any visa. The visa-free system will only be available for the tournament dates and around.
The documents required would be a valid identity document (“tourist” passport) and a “Personalized card of the spectator or the Fan ID.
Contact your local Russian embassy to know the exact details.