With another round of qualifying matches completed, there’s a lot of excitement building for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “Every World Cup is exciting, and truly a once in a lifetime experience,” says Roadtrips Vice President Duane Penner. “It will never be in Russia again in our lifetime, and all the history and passion that comes rolled into this event, plus that stunning location, just makes this World Cup so cool,” he says.

We loved the World Cup in Rio back in 2014, and the passion that came from having so many soccer crazy South Americans attend this epic event, and Qatar in 2022 will have a unique atmosphere all of its own, but there are several reasons why the 2018 World Cup in Russia will be particularly memorable.

For a start, Russia is so close to Europe that you’re going to be surrounded by European fans, who are every bit as passionate at the South Americans were in Rio. The difference is, they are going to be there supporting the players that play in the Championship League and in the matches many of us love to follow on TV. “You just won’t get this opportunity again for a long time,” says Penner, “If you want to see those big power houses, this is your shot.”

The travel opportunities that Russia provides will be unforgettable. If you want to stay in Moscow to catch the finals, traveling with us will place you in the opulent Ritz-Carlton, located next to Red Square and offering incredible views out over the city. The culture and history of Moscow is seductive and so different, it offers such a superb travel experience. Want to see more of this fascinating country? Go to the Round of 16 and you’ll see vastly different World Cup cities, each with something special and unique to enjoy.

Another advantage of going to Russia for the Round of 16, is that you’ll get to see incredible soccer from one of the best soccer tournaments throughout. “These are the best and the biggest teams fighting it out, with the best players in the world,” Penner says, “Every single match is going to be incredible.”

What we’ve found at past World Cups is that our guests will come to the event thinking they’ll follow their team, whether that be the US, Mexico, or wherever, but end up rooting for other teams too. The soccer is so good that you just get swept up in the high intensity emotion of being there, and fall so deeply in love with the game that every second of soccer that you watch is just golden. We love taking guests to this event, and seeing the effect that being there has on them.

We don’t know for sure which countries will qualify, save Russia with their automatic entry as hosts, and Brazil who’ve already scored enough points to guarantee a spot, but now is the time to start planning out your trip to this pinnacle sporting event. Team USA scored a number of points in their last two games, and this could well help them get to the World Cup, but we will just have to wait to be sure. “Don’t hesitate to book,” says Penner, “Because four years is a long time to wait for the next World Cup, and this is the largest single sport event in the world.”

We’re offering a number of packages to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, from Follow Your Team packages, Final packages, to the super luxurious Ultimate Itinerary. We can create customized itineraries that match your needs and desires, and use our extensive knowledge and local guides to ensure that your trip is exceptional in every way. Contact us to start planning your trip, and make sure you get everything you want, your way.

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