Seaside and mountain Olympic clusters
The territory of the Olympics is divided geographically into two parts: the Coastal (Olympic Park) and the Mountain (Krasnaya Polyana) clusters. The Sochi Olympics is regarded as the most geographically circumscribed in the history of the Winter Olympic Games and as a symbol of contemporary Russia. All sports venues both near the sea and in the mountains were built from scratch in 6 years period and made Sochi all year round resort. Besides, the Coastal Olympic cluster is the only place in the world where Grand Prix F1 Sochi track is totally integrated.
- Visiting Krasnaya Polyana and going by lift to the height of 2320 m to Rosa Peak (alpine zone) - one of the highest viewpoints in the mountains with a unique 360-degree panoramic view
- Visiting Grand Prix F1 Sochi Museum and the racing track (an option)
- Visiting the Olympic Park and the Medal Plaza, Water and Light show
We start from your place and first go to the Mountain cluster. Depending on where you accommodate the road can take us about 1, 2 hour. In case you choose to go to the top with ski lift (round trip will take us about 1, 5 hour), then we make a 30 min. walk along the river side, visit some interesting shops or cafes, to take pictures.
After that we make our way to the Coastal cluster and see the Olympic park. We can visit Grand Prix F1 Museum or just walk around the park and wait for the Water&Light show. More details can be discussed on Skype.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel, apartment or any other place agreed.
End location: We'll finish our tour at your hotel. In case you'd like to stay in the city I can drop you where you want.
Duration: 9 hours
There are some factors that might affect the tour duration. In case it's very windy the ski lift will not take any passengers, or thick clouds can hide the view. Some special events in the Olympic park can also be the reason to change the time of the Water & Light show. Anyway we can make some amendments to our timing and try to work it out.
The car or bus I can offer is a clean, new and air conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver. I do not drive myself as I suppose the guide should be focused on the guests only.
The comfortable coach (Bus type depends on the number of passengers) - 9 hours
The guide - 9 hours
I do not include food and entrance fees in the tour price because it's up to you to go to the mountain top by ski lift or visit the Grand Prix F1 Museum. Weather conditions in the mountains may affect the program of the tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1850 Russian Ruble - The ski lift - 1450 Rub.
Golf car to get to the Medal Plaza - 150 Rub.
Grand Prix F1 Museum - 250 Rub.
The above prices are understood as current price per person and may change a little depending on the season.
Lunch upon request in any restaurant or cafe according to your preference.
Souvenirs, tasting of local herbal liqueurs and digestives.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.