A classic winter trip to the Caucasus

To be surprised by the bizarre shapes of the mountains, taste dishes of national cuisine and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of resort towns is just the minimum of what we can do on this tour!

We will also take a cable car up to the snowy peaks, which offer no less picturesque views of the main Caucasian ridge. We will see the abandoned city of Dargavs and the Dzivgis rock fortress, visit the sanctuary and walk along the real glacier.

Location

Russia, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 10 – 15 Dec
    • 25 – 30 Dec
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 7 Jan, 2025
    • 21 – 26 Jan, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Unique nature
Dark coniferous forests, stormy rivers, waterfalls and mountains create the unique beauty of this area
National flavor
Delicious food — traditional Caucasian dishes
The Fabulous Glacier
We will take the cable car up to the Skazsky glacier

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting and gathering of the group

    Arrival at Mineralnye Vody airport or Pyatigorsk railway station. 

    13:00 Meeting and gathering of the group, transfer to the hotel in Pyatigorsk. 

    Accommodation in hotels: Mashuk 2*/ Pyatigorsk 3* or Intourist 3*/Beshtau 3*.

    15:00 Sightseeing tour in Pyatigorsk.

    The program of the day: acquaintance with Pyatigorsk — park "Flower Garden" — Diana's grotto — cave Failure.

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  • Day 2 - Pyatigorsk — Honey waterfalls — Kislovodsk — Pyatigorsk
  • Day 3 - Pyatigorsk — Azau Polyana — Mount Elbrus — Nalchik
  • Day 4 - Chegem Gorge — Upper Balkaria
  • Day 5 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 6 - Alagir gorge — Tsey — aul Nar. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation according to the tour program in Pyatigorsk/Nalchik/Vladikavkaz.

The cost of the tour per room, RUB.:

PlacementRoom categoryPrice validity period

Dbl

Two-month

Twin

Two-month

Single

One

Triple*

The third

DBL+CH

2bz+1b

Breakfast

Breakfast

Mashuk 2* — Russia 4* — Kadgaron Hotel 3*standard12.12.2023-07.04.20246330063300408509190086000Sw. table
Mashuk 2* — Russia 4* — Vladikavkaz 3 Hotel*standard12.12.2023-07.04.20246600066000456009450090500Sw. table
Intourist 3* — Syndica 4* — Vladikavkaz 3 Hotel*comfort12.12.2023-07.04.202472800728005095010380098500Sw. table
Mashuk 2* — Russia 4* — Planeta Lux 3 Hotel*standard12.12.2023-07.04.20246600066000417009450090500Sw. table
Intourist 3* — Syndica 4* — Planeta Lux 3 Hotel*Junior Suite12.12.2023-07.04.202471300713005080010200096300Sw. table
Intourist 3* — Syndica 4* — DoubleTree by Hilton 4*standard12.12.2023-07.04.2024873208732062450118900112700Sw. table

Twin — double room (has two separate beds).

Double (DBL) — double room (one double bed).

Singlesingle room.

Triple — for triple accommodation, hotels/camp sites along the route provide DBL/TWN + additional. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

DBL+CH — room for two adults and a child, from 7 to 12 years old inclusive.

Kadgaron Hotel or Planet Lux 3* or 2 nights
Kadgaron Hotel

Kadgaron Hotel is located in the center of Vladikavkaz.

Vladikavkaz Museum is a 10-minute walk away.

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Planet Lux 3*

Planeta Lux Hotel is located in a historic building in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 5-minute walk from Spartak Stadium and Komsomolsky Park.

Free Wi-Fi is available.

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DoubleTree by Hilton 4*

The DoubleTree by Hilton Vladikavkaz Hotel is located in Vladikavkaz. This hotel is located 1 km from the city center.

You can pass the evening or have a nice time before going to bed in a cozy atmosphere in the lobby bar. There are also two restaurants on site. Do you want to stay in touch? The hotel has free Wi-Fi. 

Also for guests at the hotel: massage room, sauna, solarium and hammam. A fitness center, gym and yoga are specially available for guests who do not miss the opportunity to do sports. Karaoke is one of the on—site entertainment options. Take your pet with you. The hotel can accommodate a pet for an additional fee.

The hotel staff can arrange a shuttle service upon request. Accessible environment: the elevator is working. Extras: laundry, ATM and ironing services. The hotel staff will support the conversation in English and Russian.

The room is comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you need to relax after a long and busy day. There is a TV, a minibar on request and a bathrobe. The listed services are not available in all rooms.

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Vladikavkaz 3*

The Vladikavkaz Hotel is located in the heart of Vladikavkaz with a magnificent view of the Terek River and the indescribable beauty of the peaks of the mountain ranges. The Kosta Khetagurov Park and the National Museum are located in the immediate vicinity.

It offers 177 stylish and ergonomic rooms with everything you need for a good rest; TV, kettle, air conditioning, bathroom with toiletries and towels. Also, for a fruitful pastime on the territory there is a large swimming pool, a modern fitness center, and a beauty salon.

The hotel has a luxurious restaurant with several halls, and a hearty and delicious breakfast is served in the morning. There is also a lobby bar with a variety of drinks and small snacks. There are several banquet halls of varying capacity.

Services for renting a comfortable conference room equipped with modern appliances are provided.

The distance between Vladikavkaz Hotel and the airport is 27 km, and the railway station is 3 km away.

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Mashuk 2* or Intourist 3* 2 nights
Russia 4* or Syndica 4* 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Stavropol Territory, Pyatigorsk

Included in price

  • group transfers from Mineralnye Vody Airport and Pyatigorsk railway station to the hotel on the first day of the tour upon arrival, meeting at 13:00;
  • group transfer to Vladikavkaz airport and railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour for flights/trains later than 18:00;
  • accommodation in hotels according to the tour program in Pyatigorsk/Nalchik/Vladikavkaz;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 2 lunches/picnic lunch along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the objects of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody / Pyatigorsk and back from Vladikavkaz;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 400 rubles.;
  • ticket for the cable car in the Elbrus region: Azau — station Mir — 1,600 rubles.;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program, resort fee;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and the Mineralnye Vody railway station, as well as any individual transport service.

Book in advance, the number of seats is limited:

  • Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting:
    • adult — 1,950 rubles/person.;
    • child under 16 years of age — 1,600 rubles/person.;
    • children's menu, up to 8 years old — 700 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Please take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. When planning a visit to protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slippery soles are best suited.

Regardless of the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes on the trip; they will be useful in case of a cold snap. 

Sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains regardless when you travel in winter or summer. Clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.

When visiting shrines, you will need appropriate clothing. In the mosque, women need to wear clothes that will cover the whole body, only the face and hands remain open, trousers are also not allowed. It is enough for men to wear trousers and a shirt with sleeves to visit the mosque.

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Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 363
    10 – 15 Dec 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 363
    25 – 30 Dec 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 363
    31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 363
    2 – 7 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 363
    21 – 26 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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