During the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, Sochi became one of the most desirable places for visitors from around the world. Explore the place where Olympic dreams came true in 2014.
Sochi is fantastic all year around. It is the only area in Russia with subtropical climate. A guided tour with Fremad Russia is the best way to explore and learn about Sochi, from a dark history of the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin to amazing stories of Olympic achievements. During the 4-day tour, our guides will do what guides do best - inform, explain and entertain. Their knowledge and stories will bring the Olympic games to life.
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Mount AkhunMount Akhun is pretty hard to miss as it is the highest peak in the area! Travel 10 km southwest of Sochi and visit the Observation Tower built in 1936 by Stalin's order on the top of Mount Akhun. Admire a wonderful, 360 degree view of the the Black Sea coast all the way from the Olympic Park in Adler to downtown Sochi on one side and the snow-capped Caucasian Mountains and little villages in the valleys on the other side. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and take breathtaking photos.
Stalin's Summer ResidenceThe former Summer Residence of the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin, is one of the few relics left in Sochi from the communist era. Located 30 minutes from the city center, Stalin's summer house is nestled high in the lush hills looking over Sochi, camouflaged from aerial attacks and shows the dictator's phobia of being assassinated. Nearly everything in the house is original, and you can easily imagine the days when this place was occupied by Stalin. There are pieces of original furniture, including a bulletproof sofa, a custom made pool table, a movie room, a shallow indoor pool, and a wax figure of the dictator to add to the atmosphere.
Krasnaya PolyanaA scenic road passing through a deep, narrow canyon leads up from Adler to Krasnaya Polyana (Red Valley), Russia's recently built ski mecca that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics ski events. No doubts, the Roza Khutor Alpine Resort is a jewel in the Olympic crown. Enjoy the magnificent panorama of the village and surrounding mountains featuring ancient dolmens, waterfalls, and mineral water springs.
Day 1: Welcome to SochiWelcome to Sochi. On your arrival, Fremad Russia will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some rest and prepare for an exciting sightseeing tour of Sochi tomorrow!
Day 2: Mount Akhun & Stalin's Summer HouseEnjoy a city tour in the morning and visit the highest point of the area, the Observation Tower atop of Mount Akhun. In the afternoon, we will take you to Stalin's Summer Residence.
Day 3: Krasnaya PolyanaAn exciting full day trip to Krasnaya Polyana, the center of the 2014 Olympic games.
Day 4: Leaving SochiThis day marks the end of an unforgettable vacation to Sochi. Check out from your hotel by 12:00 pm. Fremad Russia will transfer you to the airport.