Grand Tour of Southern Russia

Company : Southern Comfort - Tours to the South of Russia
Activities: Tours / Cultural Tours
Country: Russia
Location : Krasnodar region, South-West Russia
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 2000 £ Pound (UK)

Grand Tour of Southern Russia introduces you to the culture, traditions and lifestyle of locals. 
 

Lifestyle of numerous folks and ethnic groups living in Southern Russia differs from the lifestyle of people living in Moscow, St. Petersbrg and Siberia. Get to know the vast and diverse country from inside. Krasnodar region is located at the South-West part of Russia. It is the most popular tourist destination all year round and the only region where you can find all climate zones.

In summer travelers come to the Black and Azov Seas for leisure and recreational holidays, while in winter extreme sport lovers go skiing and snowboarding in the Caucasus mountains. 10 days tour is a great chance to get to know customs and traditions of Southern Russia and enjoy incredible views of sea and mountains.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Sochi and transfer to a hotel. Evening free to enjoy the city in lights.

Day 2
Sochi sightseeing tour. Walk along the seaside, visit Sochi sea port, Riviera park,  Church of St. Vladimir. Excursion to the house-museum Stalin's Dacha.

Day 3
Tour to the Olympic venues. Visit of Olympic Park, look at the heart of Winter Olympic Games 2014 and Sochi Street circuit, where Formula 1 Grand Prix of Russia takes place. Trip to Krasnaya Polyana mountain settlement, cableway to 2200m above the sea level. Admire incredible views of the Caucasus chain.

Day 4
Hotel check-out and visit to the Tea Houses in Dagomys. Taste the northernmost tea in the world and enjoy Russian tea ceremony with homemade buscuits and jams (varenije) while watching Russian folk dance performance. Departure to Gelendzhik. Hotel check-in in Gelendzhik.

Day 5
Visit of architectural park “Old Park” and short hiking to dolmens - ancient mysterious stone structures.

Day 6
Sightseeing tour of hero city Novorossiysk - one of the largest seaport city on the Black sea coast. Visit to the ship-museum of World War II " M. Kutuzov". Trip to Abrau-Durso, walk along lake Abrau. Visit to the Russian Champagne House Abrau-Durso with sparkling wine degustation. 

Day 7
Hotel check out. Departure to Taman. Visit to ethno-tourist village Ataman. Experience the lifestyle of Chernomorsky Cossacks, feel the culture of Kuban folks, watch fancy trick-riding, Cossack's wedding ceremony, Kuban folk dance performance and taste Kuban cuisine from the fresh local food ingredients. After lunch taste local wines at Fanagoria winery. Departure to Krasnodar. Hotel check-in in Krasnodar.

Day 8
Experience local farmer's life and visit eco-village Sinegorie. Spend one day at the countryside, try mowing grass with a scythe, milking the goats and taste homemade goat cheese. Visit fruit gardens and try fresh, ripe, juicy apples, peaches and pears.  

Day 9
Sightseeing tour of Krasnodar. Visit the largest city in Southern Russia and get to know its exciting history. Free afternoon to shop and get some souvenirs as a memory of your trip. 

Day 10
Hotel check-out. Transfer to the airport.

 

Southern Comfort reserves the right to change the order of the tour without undermining
the quality of the planned program.

Travel

  • Airport Pickup
  • Bus / Coach

Accomodation

  • Accomodation Included
  • Hotel

Meals

  • Breakfast

Tour Price

What's included Hotel accomodation (4 star) 3 nights in Sochi, 3 nights in Gelendzhik, 3 nights in Krasnodar Meals - full-board Transfer to/from the airport/train station Transport by car or bus to/from included activities Tour guide services throughout All tickets and entrance fees to the attractions in the program Visa invitation letter Tour Price Pricing: 10 pax - from 1 415£ per person (groups 6-18people) Single supplement - 250-290£ (contact us to book in other currency)

Start Dates

22nd, 29th May
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st July
7th, 14th, 21th, 28th August
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th September
16th October

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