A castle in the Green Grove with a private guide
Is Sochi just a resort and Olympic city or has it got a historical value? The answer is found when going to one of its famous destinations, the Green Grove on the slope of Mount Akhun. It is located in a picturesque place within the city limits. The Akhun is the highest point in the city, 663m above the sea level. After the construction of Akhun road thousands of visitors have got the opportunity to admire a fabulous view from the observation tower which is on top of the mount. As for Stalin's villa it has become accessible for the visitors since the 80s and has preserved the atmosphere of the 30s. So, this is a trip for the lovers of history and nature. A cup of tea from an authentic Russian samovar is your award after descending the Akhun tower. While driving to the main destinations you will also be able to get a glimpse of a city.
9-00 pick up at the pier/hotel
drive to Akhun Mount and climbing the tower srtairs to the top
On the way there is some city sightseeing depending on the location of your hotel.
Visit to Stalin's villa
Visit to Matsesta springs and spa
12-00/12-15 Drive back to hotel through the city districts
12-30 you are back at the hotel
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: the hotel or the seaport pier
End location: the hotel or the pier
Duration: 3 hours 30 min.
Weather is important to visit the Akhun Mount for the view. If the weather is not suitable you can choose a tour of a city instead of going to Akhun Mount.
The car is modern, clean and air-conditioned. A better car is available at an additional cost.
Guiding, driver and vehicle, visa-free entry and seaport fees, on-line consultations, translation in the Stalim's villa + a cup of tea on top of the mount.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 RUB - Admission fees
Admission fees to the villa and to Akhun Mount about 500 RUB altogether
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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A wonderful and informative tour with a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended.