For many football supporters a trip to watch the final of a World Cup would be a dream come true.
This year’s final will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15 and will be the culmination of a month-long footballing extravaganza.
If you’re planning on travelling to Russia, it is still possible to piece together a package that would allow you to watch football’s most prestigious game.
Brazil, Germany, Spain and France are amongst the teams fancied to win the tournament, but the likes of Belgium and England are capable of reaching the final if they produce their best form.
Read on as we look at how to attend the final of the World Cup 2018.
If you want to leave from London the day before the final on July 15 and return to the UK two or three days later, you will have to spend around GBP 500 for the cheapest direct return flight from London Heathrow to Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.
According to flight comparison engine Kayak, there are also one-stop options for approximately GBP 300 departing from Stanstead, with a layover in a German regional airport.
We also checked options from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports, and found flights from around GBP 400-500 for a one-stop flight, round trip.
There are plenty of hotels still available in Moscow for the World Cup final and they are also pretty affordable.
If you want to spend two nights from July 14 to July 16, you will have to pay around GBP 300 for a double room in the city – similar to what you would spend in central London on any normal day.
If you look for a slightly upscale hotel it’s a bit more complicated. According to Luxury-Hotels.com all 5-star hotels are sold out for the day of the final.
Based on ticket prices, the final of the World Cup is one of the most expensive sports events to attend. According to Fifa.com, the cheapest tickets for the final cost around GBP 350, but only for those people who were successful in the random selection draw.
However, it’s still possible to purchase tickets from resale websites. At the moment, the cheapest available ticket for the final will cost around GBP 2,000. Depending on which teams are playing, rates could fluctuate significantly. If England reach the final the price would probably rise to at least GBP 5,000.
If you decide to book a trip to watch the stars in action at the final in Moscow, you will have to spend less than GBP 3,000. However, if you wait until the last minute to see if England make it into the final the price will be significantly more expensive.