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FIFA WORLD CUP TOUR : 14 June - 15 July, 2018


This is a small, first-class tour tailored for the discerning traveller looking for additional comfort and service whilst enjoying all that Russia and the FIFA World Cup have to offer.


FIFA World Cup 2018 Tours

Welcome to our FIFA World Cup tour to Russia. We have just returned from an extensive tour, and meetings and inspections with all stakeholders, so we are now in a position to present our program.


Our tour consists of 15 nights, with:

  • 3 nights Moscow

  • 4 nights Kazan

  • 3 nights Samara

  • 5 nights Sochi


And for those wishing to extend, we have an option of:

  • 3 nights in St Petersburg.


We have limited this tour to a maximum of 50 clients, with the whole group travelling together all the time, and everyone in the same hotels. All hotels are either 4 or 5 star, and all centrally located in each city. Please see the links on the itinerary for the hotels and locations.


The tour will be fully escorted by a Premium Sport Tours tour manager, a football celebrity and a Russian bi-lingual speaking guide from our land operator. We will also be using local guides in each city.


All internal travel is included between cities, and the only additional cost is your international airfares, which we can provide for you at our group rate, or you can book your own flights, if you wish.

Brendon Santalab

Brendon Santalab our Tour Celebrity and Ambassador.  


Current A-League striker for Western Sydney Wanderers with his 2016-17 Player of the Year Award. 


Brendon has also played with Sydney FC and well as Belgium's first division K Sint Trudiese, Chinese Super League clubs Chengdu Blades and Chongqing Lifan before moving to Western Sydney Wanderers in 2013.


As well as his Player of the year award, the same year he won the Golden Boot 2016-17 for Western Sydney Wanderers.


Join Brendon on our 16 day tour to the FIFA 2018 World Cup and share in his in depth knowledge as a current A-League player.

Tour Summary

Tour Itinerary & Optional Add-On

Full Tour Itinerary

  • Monday 11th June, 2018
    Depart Australia on your flight to Moscow.

  • Tuesday 12th June, 2018
    Today on arrival in Moscow and will transfer to our hotel, if on our group flights, and make our way to our hotel, the Holiday Inn Suschevsky (confirmed) a new modern 4 star hotel located beside the bustling Prospekt Mira Boulevard, where we will spend the first three nights.

  • Wednesday 13th June, 2018
    This morning after breakfast we'll undertake a tour of Moscow touring their famous metro system. Our welcome lunch will break up the day, before we continue our tour into the Red Square.

  • Thursday 14th June, 2018
    Today you'll have a chance to explore more of Moscow on your own, before settling down to watch the opening ceremony and game of the World Cup featuring host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia.There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the Arbat, Red Square and Red October areas. 

  • Friday 15th June, 2018
    Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight to Kazan, the host city of Australia's first group match against France and base camp for the Socceroos. We'll spend the next 4 nights here at the Hayal Hotel Kazan (confirmed), a modern 4 star hotel, centrally situated in the historical centre of Kazan.

  • Saturday 16th June, 2018 - FRANCE vs. AUSTRALIA (13:00)
    Today is Australia's first match against France at Kazan Arena. We'll have a pre tour briefing with our tour celebrity, before our transfer to Kazan Stadium.

  • Sunday 17th June, 2018
    Today we'll undertake a half day tour, so you can familiarise yourself with the city, including their own version of the Kremlin.

  • Monday 18th June, 2018
    Today is a day at your leisure to relax and see more of our host city and find a relaxing place to watch any of the 3 games on today. The Bauman St pedestrian precinct is a good place to start.

  • Tuesday 19th June, 2018
    Today we'll transfer by coach to Samara, the site of our 2nd group game. We'll spend the next 3 nights here at the Lotte Hotel Samara (confirmed). This is a brand new 5 star hotel opening in March 2018 and is the official FIFA team hotel.

  • Wednesday 20th June, 2018
    Today we'll have a city tour of our host city Samara.

  • Thursday 21st June, 2018 - DENMARK vs. AUSTRALIA (16:00)
    Today is Australia's second group match against Denmark at Cosmos Arena. We'll have our pre-match function before our transfer to and from our hotel to the arena.

  • Friday 22nd June, 2018
    Today we'll transfer to Sochi, the site of the 3rd and final group stage game. We'll need connecting flights to get to the stunning Black Sea resort city of Sochi, and have the next 5 nights at the Radisson Lazurnaya Sochi (confirmed), a first class hotel located on the Black Sea coast, with it's own private beach.

  • Saturday 23rd June, 2018
    Today we'll undertake a tour of this wonderful city, home of the Winter Olympics, Stalin's dacha and the stunning coastline of the Black Sea.


  • Sunday 24th June, 2018
    Today is free, so time to explore maybe the Adler area, where the stadium is located, as is the Formula 1 track and many of the other sporting facilities associated with the Olympics.

  • Monday 25th June, 2018
    Today is a day at your leisure to relax and see more of our host city and find a relaxing place to watch any of the 3 games on today. The city centre area is a good place to start, or the bars along the coast.

  • Tuesday 26th June, 2018 - AUSTRALIA vs. PERU (17:00)
    Today will be the third and final group game for Australia vs. Peru at Fisht Olympic Stadium. We'll have our pre tour function and briefing before our transfer to and from our hotel to the Stadium.

  • Wednesday 27th June, 2018
    Today is the end of our tour, and we'll transfer to the airport for the flight back to Moscow.

  • Or for those doing the add-on, we'll fly to what is considered Russia's most picturesque city - St. Petersburg.


St Petersburg Add-On


  • Wednesday 27th June, 2018
    On arrival we'll transfer to our hotel where we'll spend the last three nights of the tour, the Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge (confirmed) a magnificent 5 star hotel on the banks of the Neva River and is the official FIFA team hotel.

  • Thursday 28th June, 2018
    Today will be our half day city tour of St. Petersburg, including their metro, and a drive around, the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the famous Nevsky Prospect. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.

  • Friday 29th June, 2018
    Today is free at your leisure to explore this wonderful city, and we'll finish off with a dinner river cruise on the Neva River.

  • Saturday 30th June, 2018
    Today we'll transfer to St. Petersburg Airport for our flights back to Australia.

Tour Cost - Price Per Person

Tour Inclusions

  • All internal flights and transport.

  • All airline taxes and charges for the above tours.

  • Airport transfers if booked with group flights.

  • First class 4 and 5* accommodation in all locations with breakfasts included.

  • All travel and transfers in air-conditioned first class coaches.

  • All sightseeing and touring with guides and entrance fees included.

  • Welcome lunch in Moscow.

  • Farewell dinner cruise in St Petersburg.

  • 3 pre match functions with our football celebrity.

  • Services of an experienced Premium tour manager for the full tour.

  • Services of a football personality for the full tour.

  • Services of an experienced multi-lingual guide for the full tour.

  • Travel kit including a sports shirt, scarf, luggage strap and lanyard.


  • Tour conditions as per our Reservation Form.

  • Deposit of $ 4,000.00 per person, non-refundable due upon booking.

  • Final outstanding balance, 10th April, 2018. 

  • We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.

  • We recommend you check with your doctor for immunization & medication requirements.

Tour Conditions

Tour Exclusions

Brendon Santalab

Brendon with his 2016-17 Golden Boot Award



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