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Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana

3 days and 2 nights

  • Schedule
    Tour can be started on any day
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Accommodation
    The following hotel options are available:
    3 stars - 4 stars - 5 stars
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
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Itinerary

This is our shortest Sochi tour, during which you will get acquainted with the city’s major highlights such as the Pushkinskaya Library, Primorskaya Hotel, Riviera Park and Matsesta. You will also take a full day trip to Krasnaya Polyana – an incredible place often called the Russian Switzerland.

Day 1

Arrival in Sochi
Welcome to Sochi, one of the most famous Russian cities! On arrival in Sochi you will be met by our friendly representative who will escort you by car or mini bus to your hotel. Your Russian travel itinerary begins right away as on the way to the hotel, you will have the opportunity to get your first glimpse of city.

Excursion: Panoramic City Tour (4 hours)
After settling down at the hotel, you will take a panoramic city tour to 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 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 Russian 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

Breakfast at the hotel

Excursion: Full-day trip to Krasnaya Polyana (8-9 hours) and Trout fishery (1 hour)

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

Breakfast at the hotel

Check-out

Transfer to the airport


Say goodbye to Sochi, the summer capital of Russia and home to the 2014 Winter Olympics. We hope to welcome you back to Russia in the future. Do Svidaniya or until we meet again!

Included Sightseeing

These sights are included into the standard package:

Sochi
Krasnaya Polyana
Krasnaya Polyana

Krasnaya Polyana (Red Meadow) is often called small Russian Switzerland. In the beginning of the XX century, this small settlement became the Imperial hunting grounds. A hunting lodge was built here for the Emperor Nicholas II in 1901, and was soon followed by numerous chalets of Russia's nobility. During Soviet times, this unique resort was abandoned, and it was revived only in the last quarter of the XX century. Today Krasnaya Polyana is a popular skiing and hiking resort.

Prices and Terms

Low Oct 1st - April 30th
  hotel 3 stars hotel 4 stars hotel 5 stars
2-3 $1014 $1049 $1144
4-5 $763 $797 $891
6-8 $633 $667 $763
single supplement $173 $108 $282
High May 1st - Sep 30th
  hotel 3 stars hotel 4 stars hotel 5 stars
2-3 $1053 $1049 $1192
4-5 $802 $797 $940
6-8 $672 $667 $810
single supplement $277 $143 $325

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy in a specific hotel. You should add single supplement to the price in case you travel in a group but you stay at a single room. If you travel by yourself, please, contact us and we will give you a quote.

Prices include

  • Transportation for excursions and tours
  • Guide service
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Breakfasts at the hotel, 1 lunch (during Krasnaya Polyana trip)
  • Free visa invitation – the document necessary for obtaining a Russian visa when applying for one at the local Russian Consulate in your country.

Prices do not include

  • Visa processing costs. For US, UK and Canadian citizens, our company offers Full Visa Support. This is where you send us your passport and other documentation and we obtain the Russian visa for you. 
  • International airfare. Our Russian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. 
  • Optional services as well as theater tickets
  • Travel insurance

Tour dates are flexible. Tours can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances on your request. We can also mix and match and adjust the accommodation to any hotel of your choice.

Payment policy:
To book a tour, 30% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The trip must be fully paid 31 days before departure.

Cancellation policy:
61 or more days before departure - a fee equal to 15% of the entire package will be charged.
60-15 days before departure - a fee equal to 30% of the entire package will be charged.
14 days or less before departure or no-show - a fee equal to 100% of the package will be charged.

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