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Discover Sochi (DS6), 5 days/ 4 nights
Sprawled along the shores of the Black Sea lies the jewel of the Russian Riviera, Sochi. Bought to the limelight as the fantastic host of the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, Sochi has set itself up to become a ‘must see’ city for visitors to Russia. The Winter Games coverage focused on the snow capped mountains and huge modern stadiums, however, Sochi is far more than just a winter playground. The city has over 140km of rugged coastline, smattered with manmade sandy beaches and palm trees.This exciting 6 day tour takes in the main sights of this up and coming city including the Summer Residence of the infamous Josef Stalin; the mystical Matsesta Springs, an ideal area for nature lovers; and Krasnaya Polyana, home of one of the best skiing resorts in Europe, settled in the stunning Caucasus Mountains.
Welcome to Sochi - home of the amazing 2014 Winter Games! Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for your first evening.
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a tour of the city visiting the most popular attractions. Highlights of the tour include the enormous Winter Theatre which looks just as stunning during the day as it does lit up at night; the legendary Matsesta Springs; and Stalin's summer residence where you can enjoy a cup of tea on his favourite terrace.
Today travel to the beautiful Krasnaya Polyana resort in the Caucasus Mountains, home to one of the best skiing resorts in Europe. Don't forget your camera - the panoramic views from the cable cars are something you will never want to forget!
Now that you have had an introduction to the jewel of the Russian Riviera, spend the day at leisure to further explore what Sochi has to offer. A trip to the Akhun Mountain Observation Tower will give you a fantastic bird’s eye view of the city – contact us for more information.
Following breakfast in the hotel, enjoy another day of free time – why not take an out of town hike in the Sochi National Park to view the beautiful Zmeika Waterfalls? Contact us for more details. Day 6 Bid farewell to wonderful Sochi as you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Discover Sochi is available all year round on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.
Included in price:
• Arrival and departure airport/train station transfers
• 5 nights 4* accommodation based on two people sharing a twin/double room with private en suite facilities, including breakfast
• Excursions as outlined in the tour itinerary including museum entrance fees and cable-car fee
• Lunch in Krasnaya Polyana
• Services of an English speaking guide
Package Does Not Include:
• Visas (please contact us to arrange your visas)
• Economy class return flights, including airport departure tax and fuel surcharges
• Regional UK flight connections (Book with us from only £10)