Discover the Highlights of Sochi with a knowledgeable local guide.
Welcome to Sochi!
A tour around Russia's most popular resort-city lasts about 4-4. 5 hours. The tour includes the main attractions plus one of the favorite destinations: Stalin's dacha, Mount Akhun or the Arboretum. There are usually 2-3 stops during the tour for a pleasant walk, photo taking or a cup of coffee.
On this tour you will get acquainted with the history of Sochi and explore the best parts of the city with a truly local guide. Of course, the highlights of Sochi are part of ordinary tour - they're certainly worthwhile. But I will also show you some special things that make Sochi great.
We won't miss the chance to visit St. Michael the Archangel Cathedral, the first Russian Orthodox Church in the area, to seek an insight into a Russian soul. You will also see the great changes that have happened to Sochi recently and yet you'll feel the local atmosphere of the world's most northerly subtropical resort city.
Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
Here are the documents necessary to pass the immigration without a visa:
1. Your international passport
2. Immigration card (that you will get on board)
3. Your booking confirmation or Tour Ticket provided by your tour guide.
To get a tour ticket you need to send me a photo copy of your passportor/pass details. The tour ticket will be sent to you electronically. Important !!! : The tour ticket is a substitute for the Russian visa. This paper is extremely important, without it you won't be allowed to go ashore in visa free Sochi! Your visa substitute (tour ticket) is personal and each person in your party will hold their own. Print your tour ticket off!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at a Cruise Ship Port.
If you visit Sochi with a visa and stay at a local hotel, I shall meet you at the reception.
End location: I will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
I will drop you at your hotel if you are visiting Sochi with a visa
Duration: 4 hours
The duration depends on traffic and season and can be 30 minutes more
Our vehicle will be air-conditioned, clean, and modern.
The type of vehicle used will be determined on number of guests booked. The guide and driver will occupy the front seats.
If there are more than 6 people in your group, a larger vehicle with a driver is rented.
45 people is a maximum number for a bus and a per person cost is much cheaper.
My services as your personal tour guide.
All required transportation.
Providing for a visa-free entry
Organization of itinerary and timing, dealing with local authorities. Translation from Russian into English/German/Italian if needed when visiting museums or Stalin's Villa.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Rubles - All tour related expenses + admissions are not included in the cost of the tour. You are supposed to pay in cash to enter the Botanical garden or Stalin's villa. The entrance fee is from 100 (Akhun Mount) to 350 (Stalin's villa) rubles per person. These prices are valid for the present day, some small fluctuations are possible.
You are responsible for purchasing any items of a personal nature related to shopping, souvenirs, snacks, and restaurant meals.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
There are no admissions, food or beverage included in the tour price.
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We had a wonderful time with Marina and her driver. When we went to Mount Achun, we were reluctant to try the 200 steps to the lookout top. Marina encouraged us to go to the first level for a better view and before we knew it we were at the top. Marina is very personable and knowledgeable. We tried wonderful tea, delicious sweets, had fun shopping and enjoyed the sights.We enjoyed the day!Thank you, Marina.