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.
Leaving the city behind, your coach will first travel alongside Sochi's beautiful coastline before turning inland. Trading stunning views of the sea for scenic rolling green coastal plains and sub-tropical forests, you'll make your way to the slopes of Mount Armyanka.
One of Sochi's renowned tea plantations is your destination today and upon arrival, an agronomist will give a informative talk about the history of Russian tea growing. Time will be allotted to capture some memorable photos from this picturesque location before proceeding to the tea chalet for a treat of some delicious Russian tea. As you relax and enjoy your tea and homemade sweets, a troupe of local dancers will entertain you with a lively folkloric performance. Time for some souvenir shopping will be provided before returning to the ship.