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Abkhazia: Full-Day Trip From Sochi

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Abkhazia: Full-Day Trip From Sochi

From US$ 452.81 per group up to 5

Discover the Republic of Abkhazia, just 1 hour drive from Sochi. On this private tour, see the remains of ancient civilizations, Soviet mosaic bus stops, old mansions and much more. Abkhazia will find a special place in your heart.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Sochi.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Republic of Abkhazia, a gem stone on the Black Sea
  • Visit Stalin's dacha at Lake Ritza
  • Enjoy authentic local cuisine
Full description
The Republic of Abkhazia is a gemstone on the Black Sea with its ancient and in some ways tragic history. Discover the truly heroic and courageous nature of the local people, a favorite place of rest for Joseph Stalin and the top Soviet political elites. While on the tour, visit Stalin's dacha (summer residence) at Lake Ritza and see the Soviet ruler's private bar, where he personally served drinks to his guests. Later, drive to Gagra and Novy Afon to take pictures of an abandoned railroad station and a spectacular ancient monastery. Then, visit the Pitsunda settlement and see the ancient orthodox church.  After lunch with a local, drive to the capital at the ancient city of Sukhum. There, enjoy a walk along the streets and embankment, drink coffee and feel the flavor of the local life.
Includes
  • Transfers
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fee to Lake Ritza (500 RUB per person)
  • Entrance fee to Novy Afon Cave (500 RUB per person)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Stalin`s Dacha entrance fee (250 RUB per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please make sure to have a multiple or double entry Russian visa
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
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Very interesting trip to a country hardly known until now.

The trip was very well organized. Both the driver (Dima) but especially the great tour guide Aleksandra (perfect German) were very nice and personable and went with every request from us. The process and the route did not quite correspond to the information in the offer, but the changes corresponded to our ideas. Abkhazia, a largely unknown country, is definitely worth a visit. The information given on the way to the history and the current situation was also very interesting. On our day of travel it was very hot, maybe the reason to skip the capital Sukhum. The Rithza lake made up for it in its beauty, surrounded by mountains. The country itself is very poor and therefore has many problems. Also because his independence has not yet been recognized by many countries in the world. The trip was also offered locally (in Sochi) by local providers, at the prices offered there the price seems excessive.

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July 3, 2018

Very nice day - impressive landscape

I had a very nice day with a very nice driver and a wonderful guest guide. The explanations were understandable, sufficient and detailed. But the border controls were bad and time consuming

June 24, 2018

Excellent day tour to Abkhazia

Pretty complete tour. The main tourist spots in the country were visited, including the capital. I have no complaints, everything was very good. I would recommend setting a fairer price. The price of the tour is somewhat high

July 3, 2018

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