- The Pushkinskaya Library
- Anchor monument
- The Winter Theatre
- Krasnaya Polyana
- Agura Waterfalls
- The Greater Akhun Mountain
- Stalin’s Dacha
- Trout fishery
Day 1 : SOCHI
Arrival in Sochi.
On the arrival you will be met by our representatives who will then escort you to your hotel. After check in you will have Panoramic City Tour. You see the city’s main highlights, including the Pushkinskaya Library, the Canon and Anchor monument, the Primorskaya Hotel – one of the oldest hotels in the city, built in the 1930s in Stalin’s Empire style; and the Winter Theatre – another majestic example of Stalinist architecture. You will also visit Matsesta, famous for its curative hot sulfur springs first discovered by the ancient Greeks and that have made Sochi a popular resort destination for hundreds of years. Then you will drive to Saint Prince Vladimir’s Cathedral, first opened in 2011, built by voluntary donations made by the citizens of Sochi and visitors from all of Russia’s regions. You will also make a stop at Riviera Park which was originally created for Russia’s Tsars, who enjoyed spending time on the Black Sea coast around Sochi. Your final stop will be at the Sea Port which has recently been enlarged and reconstructed to meet the flow of visitors during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Day 2: SOCHI
Full-day trip to Krasnaya Polyana and Trout fishery.
Welcome to our small Russian Switzerland – Krasnaya Polyana (Red Meadow). In the beginning of the XX century, the small village of Krasnaya Polyana became the Imperial hunting grounds. A hunting lodge was built here for Nicholas II in 1901, and was soon followed by numerous chalets of Russia’s nobility. During Soviet times, this unique resort gradually dwindled into obscurity, and was revived only in the last quarter of the XX century. Today Krasnaya Polyana is a popular skiing and hiking area. During the trip, you will make a photo stop at Monastyr village and enjoy a marvelous view of the Akhtsu Cave; you will go through the longest underpass in Russia (2420m) opened in 2005. Then you will arrive at Chvizhepse narzan spring, where you will have an opportunity to taste a chalybeate mineral water. Finally you will arrive at the village of Krasnaya Polyana. You will make a stop at a local apiary where you can taste and purchase various kinds of local honey and enjoy a delicious Caucasian lunch. At the Krasnaya Polyana ski-resort, you will have chance to taste wines made using local herbs and take a ride on the ski lift to the top of the mountain (for an extra charge) for a breathtaking view of the West Caucasus mountain range. At the end of the day, you will relax at the trout fishery, the largest and the only trout farm in Russia. You will learn how the trout are farmed, see the trout ponds and feed the fish. You can even fish yourself, with guaranteed success! At the end of the tour, you can also taste freshly cooked fish dishes here.
Day 3: SOCHI
Excursion : Tower and Agura Waterfalls or Matsesta: Healing Waters and Northern Tea.
You will start your tour by visiting the Greater Akhun Mountain, Sochi’s highest mountain. The mountain can be seen from every part of Sochi; its height is 633m (2175ft) above the sea level. On top of the mountain, you will see a 30- metre Watch Tower built in 1935. You can climb to the top of the Tower to enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the Greater Caucasian Mountain Range, the city of Sochi, its glittering coastline and the Black Sea. You will then walk through the gorge towards the Agura Waterfalls, formed by the majestic Agura River flowing down from the Alek Mountains. The highest waterfall is 30m, and the lowest is 20m. The path to the waterfalls winds its way through a sub-tropical forest and is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in the area. You will have some excellent photo opportunities on this trip!
The tour to the Tower includes a climb to the top of Akhun Mountain. The tour is recommended for active guests in good physical condition, and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. As an alternative to this tour, we offer a visit to Matsesta which involves less physical effort.
Matsesta is the birthplace of the Sochi resort and the place that originally made Sochi famous. The Matsesta curative hot sulfur springs were first discovered by the ancient Greeks and they are still used to treat people with respiratory and cardio- vascular problems. You will visit the cave where the springs flow from. You will learn about Matesta’s history and the peculiarities of the local water that contains over 27 types of minerals. After this, you will travel to the picturesque Matsesta Valley, where you will visit the Matsesta Tea Factory. Here you will see the tea plantation and the factory, learn about the most northern tea production in the world and about local tea-making traditions. At the end of the tour you will have the chance to taste Matsesta tea and even buy some to take home. After lunch you will visit Stalin’s Dacha. The Dacha (summer residence) is a 3-storey mansion, built in 1937 as a secret place of rest for Joseph Stalin and painted green for camouflage. Located near his native Georgia, this dacha was Stalin’s favorite. After his death, the residence was used by other Soviet leaders. The dacha retains the interior and the atmosphere of Stalin’s époque, you can also see his personal belongings. You will see Stalin’s wax statue seated at a desk with a smoking pipe in hand. The locals even say that Stalin’s ghost haunts the dacha, but you will have to come and see for yourself.
Day 4: SOCHI
After breakfast. You will check-out and will be transferred to the airport.
| Prices and dates
|2 pax||Single Sup|
|3 star Adler||2288||2688|
|3 star Central Sochi||2258||2558|
|4 star Adler||2358||2608|
|4 star Central Sochi||2238||2608|
|5 star Adler||2578||3228|
|5 star Central Sochi||2608||3228|
|3 star Adler||2368||3008|
|3 star Central Sochi||2288||2758|
|4 star Adler||2368||2698|
|4 star Central Sochi||2388||2908|
|5 star Adler||2688||3438|
|5 star Central Sochi||2768||3538|