How to Plan a Last Minute Winter Olympics Vacation

We've got a plan for you on how to get to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
We’ve got a plan for you on how to get to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Having a sudden urge to hop on a plane and attend one of the most exciting events in the world? Then look no further because we have all the details you need to make your Olympic extravaganza a success. The Olympics is one of the popular events in the world and continuously attracts people to watch the most talented athletes. This year, the winter Olympics is in Sochi, Russia and begins tomorrow, Feb. 7, and ends Feb. 13. The winter Olympics features all kinds of sports from skiing to bobsledding to figure skating and more. It is a good idea to plan a week vacation for the Olympics to experience all of what this amazing event has to offer.

The primary airport in Sochi is the Sochi International Airport and was recently reconstructed in preparation for the Olympics. To fly from the DFW Airport to Sochi, it would cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000. Because of the weather conditions during the winter, flight delays are likely.

There are several hotels that are still available like the Penaty Pansionat for $87 and the Uyut Ripsime Hotel is also available for $85. Go a little more luxurious at The Waterloo Hotel for $112 and the Miloo Hotels. All of these hotels are close to the Imeretinskaya lowland of Adler district, which is the chosen venue of the Olympics within Sochi.

The tickets for the actual Olympic events range significantly. Each event is bought individually. To attend the opening ceremony, nicer seats cost around $3,000, while the closing ceremony costs around $2,000. Every event is priced differently based on popularity. Some events will cost as low as $30, while others $1,500.

If you are traveling all the way to Russia for the Olympics, you may as well make an exciting vacation out of it! Fortunately, Sochi has many historical sights, monuments and museums. Boat tours are very popular among tourists, as Sochi is located along the Black Sea Coast.

Всего наилучшего! Which means best wishes in Russian!

For a complete schedule of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, visit the Olympics website.

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