Treat yourself to a long weekend in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Rent a car on arrival at the airport to have full freedom of movement and relax in a luxury hotel. The itinerary is complemented with interesting sights, nature and mountain walks. In winter, it's mostly pictures from skiing and snowboarding and this itinerary is suitable for everyone, even if you don't want to ski in the mountains. **Search for special offers for premium cardholders inside the trail!
The first day is all about relaxation! A short trip for impressions to the oceanarium, lunch and dinner in some of the best restaurants in the Imereti Bay, spa procedures and rest in a luxury hotel.
Upon arrival at the airport, rent a comfortable car to get around the resorts without too much hassle. Choose your rental time according to the flight tickets you have purchased. **When you pay for your Avis booking with an Avis Mastercard, you'll get up to a 15% discount on your Russian rental car. To redeem your benefits go to [link](https://www.avisrussia.ru/mastercard?utm_source=roadtravel&utm_medium=sochiroadtrip&utm_campaign=valentines), choose your card type and pay for your rental with Mastercard. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=avis) *The offer is valid until 31 December 2021.
While waiting for your room keys, you can make use of the hotel's facilities or head to one of the on-site restaurants for lunch. **Pay your bill at Filini Restaurant at Radisson Collection Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi with Mastercard with 10% discount. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=filini) *Offer is valid till September 30, 2021.
After getting your keys, check into your room. If you want to relax completely, stay in the hotel. If you want to experience, follow the recommendations of the itinerary. **Reserve your hotel room at a 15% discount when you pay with one of our rewards cards:** - Gold Mastercard®, World Mastercard®, Platinum Mastercard®, World Mastercard Black Edition®, World Elite Mastercard® - Mastercard BusinessCard, Mastercard World BusinessCard, Mastercard Executive BusinessCard, Mastercard Preferred BusinessCard, Mastercard Corporate Card and Mastercard Corporate Executive Card **[Discounted Bookings](https://www.radissonhotels.com/ru-ru/booking/room-display?checkInDate=2021-02-12&checkOutDate=2021-02-14&adults%5B%5D=2&children%5B%5D=0&searchType=pac&promotionCode=MCRHG1&brandFirst=rco&hotelCode=AERZB)**
The largest oceanarium on Russia's southern coast is just a half-hour drive away. How about smiling back at the stingrays and sharks swimming by? Opening hours: 10am to 6pm except Mondays and Tuesdays. For information on rates, please visit [official website](http://www.sochiaquarium.ru/ob-okeanariume/stoimost-uslug/).
It's a good time to relax! Contact SPA "SIBO" in advance by phone +7 862 243 33 44 and order services that interest you. Spa complex of 2500 m², 13 treatment rooms, 5 kinds of saunas, 20-meter indoor pool. [Spa menu on the hotel website](https://www.radissonhotels.com/ru-ru/hotels/radisson-collection-resort-sochi-spa/fitness-wellness)
For dinner, head to an Asian restaurant where you can grill your own meal right at your table. Choose from a selection of meats and seafood. **Pay your bill at Umami Restaurant at Radisson Collection Paradise Resort & Spa, Sochi with Mastercard with 10% discount. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=umami) *Offer is valid until September 30, 2021.
After dinner, you can retire to your room or stop by the lobby bar for a couple of cocktails. Just don't drink too much - you're driving tomorrow!
The second day of the route - visit to the city of Sochi, the famous arboretum, as well as the art museum. After lunch - light hiking in the forest.
After breakfast at the hotel go to Sochi. The first stop is the famous arboretum. There are several options for parking around, there is also free parking - just before reaching the park. The area of the park is 46,4 hectares. Here you can see trees and shrubs from all over the planet. You've always wanted to hug a sequoia, haven't you? The park's ticket office is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the park itself is open until 6 p.m.
Next is cultural enlightenment. In the restored Art Museum of Sochi you will find paintings of landscapes, still lifes and some composition paintings. For 30 years the museum has collected many works of Russian art. Today, works from different eras are exhibited here - from ancient Russian icons, applied arts, paintings and sculptures from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Opening hours: daily except Mondays from 10.00 to 18.00.
Next to the museum is the city's most famous oyster bar. The selection of oysters here is astonishing, as are the oyster sommeliers, who will tell you all about each species. Those who aren't a fan of this sea delicacy appreciate the offerings on the sushi menu here. The bar is open daily from 12:00 to 00:00.
In fact, you can spend an entire day on the trails of this famous grove. There is a small circle, a big one and an additional route to the canyon. If you like hiking, you can come here in the morning; if you just want to go for a walk, choose the small circle. You should definitely dress according to the weather and don't forget the appropriate footwear. It might be slippery or wet in places, but this place is worth your while in any season and in any weather. Fresh air before dinner - you'll work up a good appetite. The park is open during daylight hours. In winter, it closes at 5pm. Don't be late.
For dinner we suggest visiting another restaurant of Imereti resort near the hotel. **Pay your bill at Novikov Group restaurants with an exclusive 10% discount. Tell the waiter that you are a World Elite MasterCard® cardholder before receiving the bill and pay by your World Elite MasterCard® card. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=novikov-group) *Offer is valid until 31 December 2021.
After dinner, relax in a hotel of your choice. Spa hours: 07:00-23:00 Next day - checkout and trip to the mountains!
Wake up in the morning, have breakfast at the hotel and turn in your room keys. Today you will go to the mountains - to the Krasnaya Polyana, where you will first ascend to the altitude of 2320 meters above sea level to enjoy the cleanest air and see all the beauty of the Caucasus Mountains. Then take a ride on a not the most extreme, but very exciting attraction, and before leaving for the airport visit the Sovarium and Wow Park.
If you feel like skiing on the slopes of the resort, you probably don't need to be told about rentals, ski passes and other possible services. This destination offers a one-size-fits-all holiday without the ski slopes. Want to stay longer to combine walking with skiing? Book a hotel room for a few nights. Buy your cable car tickets in advance so that you can get to and from the top without additional queues. You can do it on [Rosa Khutor resort website](https://go.rosakhutor.com/).
The highest point of the resort is 2320 metres above sea level. There are several observation decks, all of which offer breathtaking views. To get up here, you have to use ropeways: Olympia, Zapovedniy Les and Kavkazskiy Express.
After climbing back down the cableways Caucasian Express and Zapovedniy Les, visit the all-season entertainment Rodelbahn. Against the backdrop of the mountains, you will have a chance to take a breeze ride on a track that somewhat resembles a roller coaster, only without the dead loops. Another nice difference - each carriage can accommodate one or two passengers, and the speed of descent can be controlled by yourself. Or not - whichever is more to your liking. You can buy tickets in advance [on the resort's website](https://go.rosakhutor.com/).
Return to the base, or rather, to the lower ropeway station.
For lunch we suggest going to an inn with an unusual history. Take a walk along the promenade of the mountain river to work up an appetite. Cosy surroundings, polite staff and delicious food await you at Trikoni. You can read the history of the place [on the website](https://trikoni.ru/nasha-istoriya/).
Russia's first ever Owlarium! 30 bird species: owl, moor owl, long-eared owl, great eagle, owl and spruce owl, Imperial eagle, kite and other representatives of the birds. The main peculiarity is that they are kept on an unrestricted basis. According to the resort representatives, the absence of nets once again demonstrates that birds raised in the nursery prefer to stay in the company of people by their own decision. Working hours are from 10:00 to 20:00 daily except the last Monday of each month. The cost of services can be found [on the website of the Gazprom Mountain Tourist Centre](https://polyanaski.ru/entertainment/sovarium/).
The entertainment centre Galaxy is 100 metres away from Sovarium. Shopping lovers will appreciate [Shopping Gallery](https://polyanaski.ru/galaxy/shopping-gallery/) where you can buy gifts and souvenirs, and fans of unusual entertainment should check out [Wow Park](https://polyanaski.ru/galaxy/vau-park/), where over 600 figures, some of them interactive, are spread over an area of 2,000 square meters. Dark lighting, illumination, sounds and music - a real magical world.
For dinner, return to Adler and visit another great restaurant where you can wait for your return flight. **Pay your bill at Novikov Group restaurants with an exclusive 10% discount. Advise the waiter that you're a World Elite MasterCard® cardholder before receiving the bill, and pay with your World Elite MasterCard®. [Full promotion rules](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=novikov-group) *Offer is valid until 31 December 2021.
Return of the car before the return flight - according to the booked rental.