The bus starts from the sea port and takes you along the main avenue of the city Resort Prospect away from the central Sochi, by the new International Airport to the settlement of Krasnaya Polyana, the venue of the Winter Olympic Games 2014. On the way you will have a drive through the Olympic park where you will see Olympic Stadiums and Olympic Village.
Departing the seaport you will have a short drive to the Olympic University (drop-off point), where you start the walking tour along the upper part of the seafront up to the very center of Sochi. On the way you will see a historical monument of the Cannon and the Ancho, Pushkin’s Library and the Theatre Square with the magnificent building of the Winter Theatre. Continue a brief drive through the city up into the lush green hills that overlook the pebble-strewn beaches of Sochi. Here, nestled amongst towering California pine trees, you will find the imposing two-story villa that was once Joseph Stalin's secret dacha.
A short drive through the picturesque tree-lined streets of Sochi brings you to the heart of this fashionable resort city. Your route will take you by the St. Archangel Michael church. Disembarking your coach, you'll begin a walking tour along the popular seaside promenade along the upper part of the seafront up to the very center of Sochi, the Theatre Square where you will see the magnificent building of the Winter Theatre.
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The ancient natural beauty of Southern Russia is yours to discover during this visit to Sochi's Caucasian National Reserve.
Depart the pier by coach for the scenic drive to the Caucasian National Reserve, which spans 750 acres, and is located approximately 12.5 miles from the center of Sochi. The road you will travel on en route to the grove runs along the bank of the Khosta River, and the valley deepens further upstream. Upon arrival at the Caucasian National Reserve, a visit will be made to the ancient primeval forest, where the cool air is redolent with the misty smell of fallen leaves. The crowns form a solid green mass that obstructs the sunshine, and light green tufts of moss hang down from gnarled branches.
A short drive through the picturesque tree-lined streets of Sochi brings you to the heart of this fashionable resort city.
Leaving the city behind, your coach will travel to Agura canyon. The River Agura rises in The Alek Mountains Range (1.000 meters above sea level). In the Agura Gorge the river drops 30 meters (100 feet) in two cascades to form the Agura Waterfalls.
A short drive through the picturesque tree-lined streets of Sochi brings you to the heart of this fashionable resort city. Disembarking your coach, you'll begin a walking tour along the upper part of the seafront. During your promenade you will see a historical place - "A canon and the anchor", examples of Stalin's architecture that is also called "Stalin's Empire". A visit to Theater Square and the "Zimny" theater (only viewing from outside) is included before re-boarding your coach for the drive to a local tea plantation. En route, you will pass by the local evergreen Riviera Park, the home to numerous amusement rides, games and stately magnolia trees that were planted there by Russian astronauts.
The tour starts with a short drive from the port to the drop off point at the Park Hotel. Here your walk along the upper part of the seafront starts. On the way you will see the monument to the Second Russo Turkish War, the oldest Soviet hotel “Primorskaya” - the visiting card of Sochi. Upon arriving at the main square of Sochi, Theatre square, you will see an impressive building of the Winter Theatre. You rejoin the coach to proceed to Stalin’s dacha. Along the main street of the city, Resort Ave, you will see a chain of sanatoria built in Sochi in the1930’sas well as modern buildings. You are heading to the sanatorium Green Grove, the site of the former summer residence of Joseph Stalin. Situated within an old park, the dacha of the “all nations leader” was built in the 1930’s.
A scenic drive along the upper seafront that includes such landmarks as the Russian Orthodox Church of Michael Archangel, Art square and Winter Theatre brings you to the Yew and Box Tree Grove. A part of the Caucasian National Reserve, it is the only one of its kind in the world. It covers 750 acres and lies just 20 kilometers from the centre of Sochi. Follow the course of the river Khosta to where the valley widens. Inside the park lies a primeval forest – its ancient beauty truly enchanting. The cool air is redolent with the misty smell of fallen leaves. The crowns form a solid green mass obstructing the sunshine and light green tufts of moss hang down from gnarled branches. Evergreen box trees live 500 to 600 years whilst some of the slow growing yew trees are more than 700 years old.
During the tour you will be fortunate to visit 3 museums of different epochs. The first one is Stalin’s Dacha - the museum of Soviet time. The second is a contemporary private ceramics museum which is not generally offered to foreign public. Finally you will visit the hand-made Tea chalet comprising all sorts of Russian handicrafts from different regions.
Departure from the port, arrival at Russian Orthodox Church of Michael Archangel, located very close to the port. Visit Art Square, one of the most beautiful squares of the city decorated with mini sculptures made by a famous local artist. The Art Museum is built in 1937. First you look at its wonderful exterior, a fine example of the Italian Renaissance. While walking about the halls of the museum you see the works of the local artists as well as the works by painters and sculptors from other cities of Russia.
Take a drive with the tour guide through the center of the city and enjoy an authentic culinary experience at the restaurant “Urartu” of Armenian cuisine. Discover the traditions and senses of dishes of caucasian, syrian and hemshin armenians.
Dinner will be arranged in a unique Georgian restaurant “Kavkazskiy Aul” located in the forest near Agura Valley.
Specialists will tell you about the history of a famous Georgian restaurant and tasty georgian cuisine.
The restaurant “Nautilus” is located on the coast of the warm Black Sea in the river mouth Agura.
Your Culinary Journey will be arranged in a special and sea designed hall where you will taste cold dishes.