The 67th International SCIJ Meeting
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Rosa Khutor 2020

Between palm trees and Caucasus peaks!

Pre & Post Tours

Preliminary Information Subject to change

Pre-tour program around Sochi and Rosa Khutor. January 16-18, 2020 

(by pre-registration - 100 participants max)

 

Day 1 - January 16

Arrival at Sochi Airport, currency exchange at the airport, transfer to Rosa Khutor, hotel accommodation (at the lower cluster - altitude 560 m).

Lunch (pre-ordered Caucasus cuisine - bamboo, kutaby, khinkali – wine is not included) at the restaurant Che? Kharcho!

After lunch - a walk (in groups) along the lower cluster of the Rosa Khutor with a guide.

After a walk and before dinner - visit the elite Russian spa-bath complex ESPAS (for groups - from lunch to dinner).

In the evening - dinner (pre-ordered) at Ogonyok (or another affordable one) restaurant – wine is not included.

After dinner - visit to a local disco (Optional. Entrance fee is not included)

 

Day 2 - January 17.

After breakfast. Option 1: 4-wheeler Quad tour Fairy forest program (by pre-registration. Maximum 30 people):

- The length of the route is 18 km. The route passes through forest paths, with the intersection of mountain rivers, fords, multiple descents and ascents. Two stops are planned: the first - about a 100 year old wish tree, where you have a chance to get in touch with history, make a wish, the second - a stop in a boxwood gorge, where there are always green trees, and due to the high humidity they grow in moss, very beautiful and a spectacular sight, you can also take great photos there.

Option 2: Guided Snowshoe Tour program (by pre-registration. Maximum 30 people): (by appointment. Maximum 30 people):

- The duration of the route varies from 3 to 5-6 hours, depending on the direction. Possible exits to the Aibga Range, Polikarya Falls, on the slopes of Achishkho.

Option 3: Ski touring program (by pre-registration. Maximum 30 people):

The route must be selected based on the level of guests off-piste skiing, as well as the state of the snow cover. It is potentially possible that the ski tour can be done at the height of the village of Krasnaya Polyana, if there is much snow. Otherwise, if there is very little snow, then it will be ski tour along the Aibga ridge from Rosa Khutor, for example, to the Krasnaya Polyana resort (in this case, guests will have to buy ski passes for both lifts). For well-skiing participants, circus 3 in the resort of Krasnaya Polyana and descent to the ski lift.

Lunch (pre-order) at the Luciano Restaurant (or another affordable one) – wine is not included.

After lunch - a guided walk through Krasnaya Polyana and Rosa Khutor resorts; visit to the Rosa Khutor Casino or the Museum of Archeology (by choice).

In the evening - dinner (pre-order) at restaurant Red Fox (or another affordable one) – wine is not included.

After dinner - visit to a local disco (Optional. Entrance fee is not included)

 

Day 3 - January 18.

Check out of the hotel (the luggage stay in the hotel)

After breakfast - transfer to Sochi – excursion to Stalin’s Summer Residence (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298536-d2333870-Reviews-Stalin_s_Summer_Residence-Sochi_Greater_Sochi_Krasnodar_Krai_Southern_District.html)

Lunch (pre-order – traditional barbecue, local trout - wine is not included) in the cafe Owl's Nest.

Transfer to the Rosa Khutor (mountain cluster - altitude 1100m)

Joining the SCIJ winter meeting main program

The end of the program.

Winter Fairy Tale 

SCIJ Post Tour. Moscow, 25-27 January 2020 

3 Days / 2 Nights 

Day 1 (25/01): Moscow 

Arrival to Moscow Meet with ES guide Lunch in Reporter Cafe Check in from 14:00 p.m. Evening Sightseeing City tour including Moscow underground arty-crafty stations tour Dinner in Shinok National Restaurant Back to hotel. Overnight at hotel 

Evening Option: Visit to Panorama 360* 

- The highest observation deck in Europe in Federation. Tower from the 89-th floor height. The lift will take you to the deck at speed of 8 m/s. Apart from gorgeous panoramic view over Moscow the observation platform offers entertainment and interactive activities in 9 areas. 

Transport & guide for 10 hours

 

Day 2 (26/01): Moscow 

Breakfast at hotel Meet with guide at the lobby of hotel The Red Square and Kremlin tour (3 h) with entrance 

- most of the inner Kremlin territory is open for visitors. It’s home to an ancient ensemble of architecture comprising of temples and cathedrals, palaces and picturesque squares. The territory of the Moscow Kremlin is a town inside a city, growing and developing through centuries, it carefully preserves the memorable objects of traditional Russian architecture of XIV—XX centuries. Our walking tour includes an excursion to one of the cathedrals. Lunch in Korchma Russian Cuisine Restaurant Visit to the one of the most famous art galleries in the world Tretyakov Gallery Dinner in Barashka Modern Moscow Restaurant Free time Overnight at hotel 

Transport & guide for 12 hours 

Day 3 (27/01): Moscow 

Breakfast at hotel Meet with guide at the lobby of hotel Transfer to airport with guide. 

Option: (for those leaving after lunch time) Moscow Sightseeing City tour (3 h)* - stops at the most famous sights, such as: Poklonnaya Hill, New Maiden Convent, Vorobievy Hills. Drive by Tverskaya Street, Manezhnaya Square, 

Okhotny Riad, Red Square with the Kremlin, Bolshoy theatre, Lubianka Square, Savior Cathedral and Kropotkinskaya embankments (no entrances). We’ll make a few photo-stops, will walk around the most remarkable sights and places. 

Package inclusions: 

- Accommodation in Moscow for 2 nights in 3* hotel or similar, BB in DBL/TWN/SGL rooms; - Private standard car for 2 pax, minivan/minibus for 4-6 pax, Sprinter for 8 - 10 pax, big bus for 47 seats for 20 or 30 pax for transfers and sightseeing according program; - English - speaking professional licensed guide for sightseeing & transfers according program ; - Entrance tickets to Kremlin, Tretyakov Gallery, Metro in Moscow; 

-Meals according program (dinner in Shinok Restaurant includes 2 bottles of vine for 4 pax). 

Package Excludes: 

- Insurance, visa fees, porterage and similar fees, optional tours and services 

Offered hotels: 

3* Holiday Inn Baumanskaya Hotel or similar in Moscow