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Great Discovery of Southern Russia: Sochi - Gelendzhik - Krasnodar (CB-33)

Group size
2-14 people
Season
All year
Duration
10 days
Departs
Monday
Starts
Sochi
Ends
Krasnodar
Countries
Russia
Cities
Novorossiysk, Sochi, Krasnodar, Dagomys , Gelendzhik
Price
from £2,195
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Overlooked by many overseas travellers, this comprehensive tour of Southern Russia takes you off the beaten track and into one of the most varied and interesting parts of the country. Whether you’re a beach lover lured by the promise of rest and relaxation by the Black and Azov Seas or whether you’re an extreme sports enthusiast tempted by the skiing and snowboarding opportunities afforded by the Caucasus Mountains, you’ll soon discover that this region is a year-round destination. This itinerary provides the perfect introduction to the customs, traditions and beautiful landscapes of Southern Russia.

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Sochi
Day 1 — Monday
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Sochi is not only the largest of the Russian resorts, it’s also the most popular on account of the proximity of its sunny coastline to the snow-capped mountain peaks of Krasnaya Polyana, the highest of which is more than 2,000 metres above sea level. You can leave the coast, which is not unlike the Mediterranean, and an hour later be enjoying the cool air of the mountains. Overnight Sochi.
Day 2 — Tuesday
Sochi City Tour
Visit to Stalin`s Dacha
Our bus and experienced local guide will arrive at the hotel after breakfast to take you on a city tour of Sochi. You’ll see the historic city centre where the first fortifications and spas were constructed and notice that the climate is warm enough for exotic trees to flourish. Later, we’ll visit Stalin’s dacha. A dacha is a Russian holiday home and Stalin’s is located near the Green Grove sanatorium. You’ll enjoy a stroll around the sub-tropical park which surrounds the property and also pay a visit to the dacha, which is now a museum devoted to the former Russian leader’s life in Sochi and the tragic fate of his family. Overnight Sochi.
Day 3 — Wednesday
Olympic Venues Tour
Visit to the Sochi Sky Park
Due to this distinct climate zones, the venues used during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are clustered in two groups, coastal and mountain. You’ll visit Imeretinskiy Valley, where the coastal cluster is situated. The Olympic Park has been modified since the Games finished and is now a popular theme park with numerous roller-coasters. The Formula 1 Grand Prix race has also been held here since October 2014. You’ll then be taken to the mountain cluster, at Krasnaya Polyana. Travelling via cable car, en route you’ll enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Caucasus Mountains. Finally today, we visit the Sochi Sky Park, home to the world’s longest hanging bridge - it’s 439 metres long and sits 207 metres above sea level. Those brave enough can walk to the observation platform located midway across its span, from where there are stunning views of the canyon with its snaking river down below. Overnight Sochi.
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Dagomys - Gelendzhik
Day 4 — Thursday
Transfer by car / minibus: Sochi - Dagomys
Tea Houses Guided Tour
Folk Dance Performance
Transfer by car / minibus: Dagomys - Gelendzhik
The world`s northernmost tea is grown in Sochi in the village of Uch-Dere, located in the hills above the settlements of Loo and Dagomys. It’s a beautiful spot, the perfect place to feast on the spread of honey, homemade cakes and of course tea that’s waiting for you. You’ll experience a Russian tea ceremony and learn about the samovar while watching a performance from the folk dance group Rus. Leaving the tea growing area, we’ll depart for Gelendzhik and check in to our hotel. Overnight Gelendzhik.
Day 5 — Friday
Old Park at Kabardinka Guided Tour
Visit the Dolmens
Old Park is the first architectural theme park on the Black Sea coast. Located at Kabardinka, it is crammed with reproductions of many ancient structures representing the cultures of Antique Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages and Renaissance as well as Eastern, Orthodox and Caucasus cultures. Leaving the park, we’ll pay a visit to the dolmens which are found in this area, megalithic structures related to the Maykop culture. The dolmens were thought to be vaults and have a very narrow entrance, designed to hide the precious metals and jewels that were hidden inside before being sold. Some say that dolmens possess mystic powers but we’ll leave you to decide that for yourself. Overnight Gelendzhik.
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Gelendzhik - Novorossiysk - Gelendzhik
Day 6 — Saturday
Transfer by car / minibus: Gelendzhik - Novorossiysk
Novorossiysk City Tour
Visit to Abrau-Durso Winery
Transfer by car / minibus: Novorossiysk - Gelendzhik
Novorossiysk is a place where history sits side by side with modern structures. Our sightseeing tour includes a visit to the memorial complex of Malaya Zemlya. It’s dedicated to the heroic landing of marines at Sudzhuk spit and is the symbol of Soviet invincibility. We’ll also visit the historic ship Mikhail Kutuzov, once part of Stalin’s great fleet and now a museum. Your guide will take you up onto the bridge where you’ll learn about the ship’s days on the Black Sea. Later, we will go to the Russian Champagne House, Abrau-Durso. This winery dates back to the days of Emperor Alexander II. The development of the champagne industry commenced in the late 19th century and is attributed to Prince Galitzine`s appointment to the role of the Surveyor of Imperial Vineyards. You’ll have the chance to stroll along the shore of Lake Abrau and ponder the day’s events. Overnight Gelendzhik.
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Krasnodar
Day 7 — Sunday
Transfer by car / minibus: Gelendzhik - Krasnodar
Ethnographic Village Ataman Guided Tour
Fanagoria Wine Tasting
Today we embrace ancient Cossack tradition with a fun day of skilful riding, a folk music performance and even a traditional wedding. While we’re there, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Kuban cuisine and later a wine tasting tour at nearby Fanagoria Winery. Overnight Krasnodar.
Day 8 — Monday
Eco-village Sinegorie Guided Tour
Today we try our hand at traditional farming techniques. At Sinegorie, we’ll meet a farmer and have a go at cutting grass with a scythe - you’ll never moan about having to mow the lawn with a lawnmower again. You’ll really have the chance to muck in with the day to day farming chores: preparing the haystacks for the goats, milking the goats, making goat cheese and learning how to make a house from an adobe material using natural ingredients like clay, straw and sand. You’ll have lunch made from homemade ingredients and learn how to cook some of the local dishes. This is a fantastic opportunity to embrace nature and experience country life, Russian style. After lunch we’ll make a trip to an organic fruit and vegetable garden where you’ll learn about growing food free from chemicals. Moving on, we transfer to Krasnodar for our overnight stay. Overnight Krasnodar.
Day 9 — Tuesday
Krasnodar City Tour
One of the most popular attractions in Krasnodar is without doubt Krasnaya Street. A plethora of historic monuments and landmarks line this street, among them Ekaterina`s Cathedral, the Monument to Ekaterina II, Alexander Nevsky Military Cathedral, the Triumphal Arch in the former Cathedral Square and many more. In the afternoon you will have time to go souvenir shopping. The evening views over the Kuban River are really amazing and will be the perfect way to conclude your holiday. Overnight Krasnodar.
Day 10 — Wednesday
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Today marks the end of your tour and our driver will be waiting in the hotel lobby.
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Year of travel
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single / Solo supplement Book
03/05/2021 - 12/05/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
10/05/2021 - 19/05/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
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24/05/2021 - 02/06/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
31/05/2021 - 09/06/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
07/06/2021 - 16/06/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
14/06/2021 - 23/06/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
21/06/2021 - 30/06/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
28/06/2021 - 07/07/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
05/07/2021 - 14/07/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
12/07/2021 - 21/07/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
19/07/2021 - 28/07/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
26/07/2021 - 04/08/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
02/08/2021 - 11/08/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
09/08/2021 - 18/08/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
16/08/2021 - 25/08/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
23/08/2021 - 01/09/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
30/08/2021 - 08/09/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
06/09/2021 - 15/09/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
13/09/2021 - 22/09/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
20/09/2021 - 29/09/2021 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
09/05/2022 - 18/05/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
16/05/2022 - 25/05/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
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29/08/2022 - 07/09/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
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12/09/2022 - 21/09/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
19/09/2022 - 28/09/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
26/09/2022 - 05/10/2022 £2,195 / £2,645 £255 / £1,495 book now
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03/05/2021 - 12/05/2021 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
10/05/2021 - 19/05/2021 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
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20/06/2022 - 29/06/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
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11/07/2022 - 20/07/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
18/07/2022 - 27/07/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
25/07/2022 - 03/08/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
01/08/2022 - 10/08/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
08/08/2022 - 17/08/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
15/08/2022 - 24/08/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
22/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
29/08/2022 - 07/09/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
05/09/2022 - 14/09/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
12/09/2022 - 21/09/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
19/09/2022 - 28/09/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now
26/09/2022 - 05/10/2022 £2,395 / £2,845 £345 / £1,495 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section “Included” in the tour description.
  2. Price “Including flight” is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price “Excluding flight” does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
  5. Solo supplement is payable in the unlikely event when you are the only person on the tour. It will be refunded if other people join the same tour.
  6. “Train upgrade” supplement means an upgrade for a compartment for 2 people and refers to overnight trains only. Advisable to book if you prefer more privacy and comfort during your overnight train journeys. Read more about train upgrade.
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