Welcome to Sochi

While the sea is warm and the climate subtropical (among Russia’s warmest destinations in winter), Sochi's beaches are disappointingly rocky and grey. You might find (imported) finer white sand at some private beaches in the summer months. In any case, the peak beach-going season (May to September) sees substantially higher prices.

In recent years, Sochi has become most famous as the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics (even though the events were actually held at the neighbouring resorts of Adler and Krasnaya Polyana).

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$57.57 Transfers & Ground Transport

Airport transfer

Pickup/drop-off is available 24/7.  You are welcom to book your trip from airport and also from the place you stay in Sochi or Krasnay Polyana Resort to airport. English speaking driver always happy to answer all questions about Sochi and Krasnay Polyana Resort.Your professional driver will provide expert commentary along the way.We provide Comfort Class cars(Toyota Camry, Mersedes E-class, Mitsubishi Galant) to make your trip save and comfortable. Driver helps you with your luggadge.You are not allowed to smoke in the car. We accept customers with animals. Nice music is also available during the trip. Please provide information about children you travel with in order to have child safety seat in the car. We look forward to make your trip comfortable and save.

$1455.95 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Abkhazia Caucasus Mountains Photography Expedition

Day 1: Sochi Arrival  Arrival to Sochi International Airport and transfer to Abkhazia (145 km) Gagra Area.See Google Maps to follow...Overnight Day 2: Yupsharsky canyon, Lake Ritsa, Chkhi Pass, Agursky lakes After breakfast, departure early in the morning, no later than 08:00. Passing from the coast to Lake Ritz, we will drive another 24 kilometers to the mountains to the Chha Pass 2020 meters on an SUV. From the pass we will begin our hiking to the Agur lakes. This is a group of 13 lakes located on the Agoura-Arihua ridge at an altitude of 2200-2500 meters. Hiking takes about 5 hours, the length of 10 kilometers. Having descended back to the pass, we set up a tent camp near the shepherds' hut, study the life of the shepherds and have dinner together with them in order to get the most out of the local flavor. All dishes are cooked by Abkhaz shepherds on an open fire in special houses with a dirt floor, as they were 200 years ago. Day 3: Lake Chy, the summit of Ancho The rise is not later than 7 am, breakfast. During the hiking along the mountain path, we will be pursued all the way by views of the Main Caucasus Range. In the middle of the route we will make a lunch snack at Lake Chy-2 350 meters. Further along the ridge of Bagri Yasht we will reach the summit of Ancho xwo 2,697 meters. From the top there are panoramas to the mountain ranges of the western part of Abkhazia. Day 4: Resort Avadhara, Adjara waterfalls, Lake Adjara. Getting up no later than 7 am, departure. We will drive about 20 kilometers along the mountain road, wade the Awada river by car and start our hiking towards Mount Ajara.On this day, we try real mineral water from a source that was very much appreciated during the Soviet era.The first part of the route passes along the riverbed and after a few kilometers we will reach the Adjara waterfalls. After a short rest we will move with a more difficult relief along one of the tributaries and within two hours we will reach the final goal. At an altitude of about 2,400 meters there is a small group of lakes in a small rock circus. Day 5: Lake Mzy, Ridge Atsetuk Getting up no later than 7 am, breakfast. Hiking to the lake Mzy through fir forests and the picturesque valley of the river Mzynma. The way to the lake takes about two hours. After a short rest, we are advancing to the final goal of our route - Atsetuk Ridge. We will rise to a height of over 2,500 meters in order to see Lake Ritsu and the resort Avadhara from an interesting perspective. With a pole on the ridge we will explore several more small lakes. The end of the route around 20 00. Overnight in Gagra Day 6: Sochi Departure Breakfast and transfer to Sochi Airport for your return flight

$108.27 Transfers & Ground Transport

Sochi Airport (AER) Private Transfer

HighlightsAvoid the torment of waiting for taxis by opting for this affordable airport transfer. A skilled driver will be waiting for you at the airport, with a name sign in the arrivals hall, and will help with your luggage and guide you to your premium airport transfer. It is recommended to give your flight number in advance, so your driver will arrive once you do. If there happens to be a delay in your flight, your driver will be waiting until you arrive safely at no extra fee. All drivers have excellent experience and a wealth of knowledge of Sochi. So if you have any questions, simply ask. Whether you’d prefer music, talking or simply snoozing after a long journey, your driver will get you to the right destination.  IncludesAirport Pickup:  Directly from the gate, if flight number is provided in advance, with a name card for up to 3 peopleTaxesWaiting time for flight delays, if flight number is provided in advanceChild car seatsIncludes flight trackingluggage (1 suitcase per person travelling allocated)What’s Not IncludedIrregular luggage (e.g. skis, snowboard)Additional stopsWait time longer than 15 minutes (not for airport pick-ups, driver will wait until 60 minutes after landing time)

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Taxi from your Sochi or Rosa Khutor hotel to Sochi airport (AER)

Our driver will come and pick you up from the place of your stay in Sochi at the pre-arranged time. You will have his/her phone number and can also use Whatsapp application to reach your driver. Your driver will try and park as close as possible to your hotel/house and we will instruct you where to find your car. In most cases when your driver can find a place to park the car he will meet you at the reception with your name sign. The journey to the airport usually takes from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your address.

$99 Private & Custom Tours

Highlights of Sochi: Dacha of J.Stalin and Spectacular Mount Akhun Views

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Train Station Sochi, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictMeet your guide at the hotel to start with a city highlights overview tour. Sochi city tour will open the door to numerous architectural landmarks - the face of the city, which include modern ensembles, monuments, squares, embankments and boulevards. Among the highlights of the tour are marine station “Morvokzal”, the first church of the Black sea – The Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, park “Riviera” and other notable sights of Sochi.You will see: Sochi Railway station - not only an important transport hub but also an architectural monument of federal importance. High arches, majestic columns and a snow-white lookout tower with huge clocks perfectly fit into the Black Sea landscape and attract hundreds of tourists trying to find the differences between Sochi station and its twin in Simferopol, Crimea.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Marine Passenger Terminal, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictSochi passenger seaport - the largest passenger port in the Black Sea. A great photo opportunity!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictThe Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel - actually the oldest and the most beautiful Orthodox temple in the region. It took Russian builders 16 years to construct the snow-white church with a cruciform shape.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Winter Theatre, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictTake a local promenade and Winter Theater - righteously considered one of the most beautiful buildings in Sochi. Its architectural style belongs to Neoclassicism, with its massive columns and ornate cornices. The interior of the building is no less impressive: you’ll enjoy the magnificent golden pillars and the majestic chandelier in the central hall. The architecture of this landmark is not the only reason why people from all over the world travel to Winter Theatre on a daily basis – we are ready to tell you about the rest of them right now.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: The Observation Tower on Akhun Mountain, Khosta, Khosta District, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictNow go ahead to discover the beauties of Mount Akhun! Mount Akhun, the highest coastal point of Sochi, offers its guests an unforgettable panoramic view of the city. Its height is over 690 meters above the sea. The top of this peak is crowned by the observation tower, opening a fabulous all-round view of the city and the neighbouring landscapes. This is a great opportunity to see the city of Sochi with all the surrounding landscapes in full view. It’s really fantastic! The height of this peak impresses even sophisticated travelers and mountaineers. The tower situated on the top of Akhun looks like an ancient castle with century-old secrets and ghosts. When the weather is fine, you can even see the Turkish coast from this observation place. Here, you’ll take magnificent pictures of Sochi, the Black Sea, and the peaks of Greater Caucasus.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stalin's Summer Residence, Sochi, Greater Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Southern DistrictDuring this tour, you will also visit the historic house-museum Stalin's Dacha - the former Summer Residence of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. It's one of the few real-life relics left in Sochi from the communist times. During the guided tour you will have a chance to see the favourite amenities of Stalin: the shallow indoor pool, the billiard table, the cinema, and much more. Sochi owes much of its development to Stalin. «The Father of Nations» vacationed here every year and actively contributed to the transformation of a provincial southern town into a pan-USSR national health resort. Here, he spent three months every summer from 1936 to 1953, when he died. The building has two stories with the minimalistic interior environment and conspicuous austerity. There are no expensive pictures, pieces of art, and luxurious furniture – this describes the owner of the house as a very ascetic person.At the end of the tour enjoy a private transfer back to your hotel.Duration: 2 hours

$50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Sochi Sightseeing Tour by Car

You will admire the health palaces of the 1930s -1950s, as well as modern hotels, and get aquainted with the true natural wonder - Matsesta springs. The highlight of the tour is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the breathtaking bird's-eye view of Sochi from the observation deck on the mountain Big Akhun (663 m above sea level). Every year thousands of people visit the stone tower, built on top to give visitors the perfect view on the Black Sea coast and the Caucasus Mountains. It is a truly unforgettable experience. From the upper observation deck you will enjoy a picturesque vista: snow-white peaks of the main Caucasian mountain range, the resort itself, full of lush exotic green, and the boundless blue of the Black Sea.