Sightseeing in the city center/Sotschi Sehenswuerdigkeiten zu Fuss
A walking tour around Sochi is quite popular. And it makes sense! You will be able to see many places of interest while waking past the old and new buildings; you will enjoy the parks and squares and look into an old cathedral. Not far from a cathedral there are some more historical places to see. I'll show you the city in details and tell you all I know about it.
Sochi is nice in every weather, summer or winter. Explore the new city by walking the streets and step where you've never stepped before. If you like we can also visit Arboretum which is actually a dendrology park laid out in the 19th century and has a collection of 2500 trees and shrubs from all over the world. Public transport might be helpful too.
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 of
Highlights in the citycentre:
Seaport terminal, GrandMarina, historical monuments, St. Michael's Cathedral, Art Gallery building, Lenin Monument, Olympic University, promenade to winter theatre, a new boulevard passed the city administration building
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Seaport pier if you are on a cruise ship
At your hotel if you are staying at a hotel or elsewhere
End location: Seaport pier if you are on a cruise ship
At your hotel if you stay at a hotel or elsewhere
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Heavy rain can prevent you from walking. The alternative is a car and driver
You might stay longer at a botanical garden, then the duration is longer and the price will change respectively
Walking. If tired it's possible to take a city bus at 22 rbl p.p. Buses outside the city centre are about 35-60 rubles
Guide's services, organization of a visa-free entry if any.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 Rubles - Arboretum (if wished) admission 350 rbl , coffe, snacks or other drinks 60+