2018 World Cup Travel Preview: Group E 22/06/2018

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is here!!!

Over the course of the next two weeks, we will be previewing the listings that we provide throughout the different countries that are playing in the world cup. Here are the countries that are playing in Group E:



Rio de Janeiro is a famous city that is known for Christ the Redeemer watching over its sprawling favelas and its famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.  The statue sits atop Sugarloaf Mountain, and one can take a cable car to the summit and take in the breathtaking view of the city. Beaches stretch across the coastal city and always have a strand to walk or bike one, with vendors selling coconut water. There are also a ton of rainforest hikes and explorations around Rio that you can go on and see exotic animals like a toucan. Rio is a bustling city and is notorious for its energy and liveliness. 

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Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort - Book this listing at StayPlanet.com!

The Sheraton Towers Hotel Rio de Janeiro enjoys an enviable reputation in the city as the only resort and beachfront property offering the tropical ambience for one who seeks planning a trip to Rio. The Sheraton Rio Hotel provides guests with a luxurious stay right by the sea, away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. The Sheraton Rio Hotel offers a comprehensive selection of tastefully appointed guestrooms with numerous amenities to ensure that your stay is made more comfortable and enjoyable. 


The city of Zurich lies on the north end of the Lake Zurich in Northern Switzerland. It is a global center for banking and finance, but the city continues to have an old town feel. The Limmat River has picturesque views and architecture and reflects its pre-medieval history. Augustinergasse is another street that is lined with colorful old-world buildings and shows the history of Zurich. You can visit the Grossmünster Tower and get views of the city, lake, and Alps at the top. Being so close to the Alps you can also take trips to hike the scenic mountains and get some of the best views in the whole world. 

Sorell Hotel Zurichberg - Book this listing at: Stayplanet.com

The Sorell Hotel Zurichberg is located high above Zurich's daily hustle and bustle, surrounded by forests and meadows and offering stunning views of the city, the lake and the surrounding mountains. With its stylish architecture and a location unmatched by any other hotel in Zurich, the Sorell Hotel Zurichberg represents a new spirit of hospitality. This modern structure blends perfectly with the natural surroundings and your stay here will be an unforgettable experience. Whether you are here for business, cultural events or shopping, you can reach the city center in just a few minutes. 


San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica in the center of the country. It is located in the Central Valley region and has the Talamanca mountains to the south of it and volcanoes to the north of it. The Plaza de la Cultura is a popular spot downtown to meet with friends and have a drink, with the National Theatre of Costa Rica overlooking it. The city has a ton of Spanish Colonial Buildings and displays a ton of Costa Rican culture. To get even more of the culture of Costa Rica you can visit the Central Market which is always bustling with people and has a ton of food vendors and different small restaurants that sell excellent seafood. To get handcrafted Costa Rican goods you can visit the Mercado Nacional de Artisanias. It is a short travel to immerse yourself in the rainforest for an adventure or to go relax on the beach. 

Hotel Chalet Tirol - Book this listing at: Stayplanet.com

Chalet Tirol is a gorgeous small unique hotel in the mountains of Heredia- just 20 minutes outside of San Jose where outstanding hospitality- gourmet cuisine- cool climate and pure air guarantee a one-of-a-kind experience. Chalet Tirol is a small hotel with 23 rooms- 10 Chalets and 13 suites with fireplace- both room types have modern amenities. It has been distinguished since its start by being a pleasant and exceptional place with an Alpine architecture. At its entrance, the guests will feel as they were transported to a dream- a perfect place for dissemination to rest in harmony with nature. 


Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and is most well-known for the fortress, called the Beogradska Tvrdava, that sits at the meeting of the Danube and Sava Rivers. It is significant because it has been there since 535 BCE, a long time! It is also important because it served as a strategic fortress for the Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, Serbian, and Austrian empires. It is now the site of several museums and a park. The old city, Stari Grad, contains 19th-century mansions and stunning architecture. For a visitor, this city is an incredible way to experience Serbia and immerse themselves in the history of different empires that have occupied the area. 

Belgrade Inn Garni - Book this accommodation at: Stayplanet.com

"Hotel Belgrade Inn was built in 2016 and is located in the heart of Serbian capital. The unique location, warm and friendly staff which is always available, will satisfy guests’ needs whether it's their business or tourist stay in Belgrade. The city's main attractions – Skadarlija Street, National Theatre, Knez Mihajlova Street, Kalemegdan Fortress, Writers Club or the Republic Square, are only a short walk away, so the hotel Belgrade Inn is the exact thing that you need if you truly wish to feel the atmosphere of the capital. Our goal is to give our guests comfortable and memorable stay, in a modern hotel, while keeping the charm and bohemia of old Belgrade." 


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Written by: Nick Yerkes at Stay Planet


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