Department of Sport and Tourism of Moscow City

Moscow is the Russian capital, tourists from over the world come here. A variety of museums and objects of interest, types of leisure programs, extensive offer of hotels and well-developed routes for foreign tourists.

Interesting Events in the period of FIFA World Cup 2018

  • Cultural events confined to Russian Day (June 12) celebration
  • The First International Festival “Russian Cuisine” (June 14 — July 15)
  • “Opera Empire” Festival in Izmailovo (June 15 — 16)
  • VII Moscow International Festival of Gardens and Flowers (June 29 ― July 8)
  • GEEK PICNIC — 2018 Festival of Science, Arts and Technology (June — July)
  • Cultural events devoted to the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness (July 8)
  • Night Cycling Parade. Vintage Car Parade in the framework of the Day of Moscow Transport (July 14)


Special tours for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

During the 2018 World Cup, Moscow will offer a number of package tours and tour routes, where classic city tours, as land and boat tours, will be complemented with sport tours with a visit of the largest sports stadiums such as Otkrytie Arena, Luzhniki. These sport tours are developed by the sports facilities administration in cooperation with tour operators. Everyone can also get familiar with Moscow using bikes, segways and scooters.


FIFA Fan Fest in Moscow

FIFA Fan Fest will be located right across from the Moscow State University building. The Vorovyovy Gory zone will open two hours before the beginning of a match and close some time after the end of the last game. The fan zone will offer broadcasts of the World Cup matches during all 25 match days of the tournament. It also provides front seats for wheelchair users.

A bilingual information centre for tourists will be opened in the zone where employees will be able to help visitors in Russian and in English. They will provide information on the most popular sights and attractions in Moscow and all over Russia. Fans will also be able to visit the biggest 2018 World Cup souvenir shop, which will either be spread all over the territory of the fan zone, or by its entrance. The store will offer Muscovites and visitors to purchase designer clothes, t-shirts, balls and other souvenirs.

In addition, there will be a food court and little shops offering folk art and crafts, where tourists will find matryoshkas, utensils, dishes decorated with Khokhloma painting and much more. The exact list of products for sale will be approved by FIFA.

The Vorobyovy Gory fan zone is going to take up 36,000 square feet and to fit 40,000 fans.


Excursions for Foreign Tourists

Moscow offers excursions in 24 foreign languages.


Ease of Travel

Moscow is the largest transport hub of the country. The Moscow Region has 4 new modern airports (a trip by Aeroexpress to the city center from Sheremetievo, Vnukovo and Domodedovo takes only 35 minutes), 9 railway stations connecting Moscow with all Russian regions, 10 interregional bus terminals.

Most popular combined tourist routes — from Crimea and Kaliningrad to Vladivostok and Kamchatka go through Moscow.


Types of Tourism

  • Events
  • Family
  • Educational


The Most Attractive Tourist Objects

  • Red Square;
  • Kremlin;
  • Armory Chamber;
  • Cathedral of Christ the Savior;
  • The Tretyakov Gallery;
  • Moscow City;
  • The Bolshoi Theatre;
  • Tsaritsyno;
  • Kolomenskoye;
  • Poklonnaya Gora;
  • Vorobyovy Gory;
  • VDNKh
  • Ostankino Tower;
  • Moscow Metro;
  • Yuri Nikulin’s Circus;
  • Moscow GUM.


Tour operators who organise tours in region

Inters, On 7 hills, Homeland, Radonez, Ankor, Roza Vetrov, Russkii Renessans, Viaduct Tour, Project Retropoezd, Intourist, TARI TOUR, 4 Seasons Travel and others.



The hotel room capacity in Moscow as of February 1, 2018

Hotel category

Number of units

Number of rooms

Number of beds



6 482

12 795



17 763

34 576



19 495

37 086



6 920

13 463



1 227

3 479

no stars


19 966

89 367


1 323

71 853

190 766




11 903

68 458






Проничева Екатерина
Председатель Комитета по туризму города Москвы
bld. 4,18 Milyutinsky Lane, Moscow, Russia