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Unforgettable Georgian New Year

Guaranteed Departures
30.12.2011 – 04.01.2012
05.01.2012 – 10.01.2012
12.01.2012 – 17.01.2012

Day 1 / Arrive in Tbilisi.
Meeting with Georgian Santa Claus “Tovlis Babua” and the Georgian “Gozinaki (this national sweetness, which is prepared in every family in the New Year’s Eve. By tradition, the hostess gives “Gozinaki” to the guest and by this she means ” let your life be as sweet as this Gozinaki”.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 2 / Tour of Tbilisi
After breakfast we will have Sightseeing tour in Tbilisi. Tbilisi is the capital and the largest city of Georgia. It is based in the 5th century by Vakhtang Gorgasali Georgian King of Kartli (Iberia). Metekhi Church of the Theotokos – built in 5th and reconstructed in 13th century. Castle Narikala. Sameba – Holy Trinity Cathedral, called “Building the Millennium.” Sameba is the biggest Orthodox cathedral in Georgia and the Caucasus Region. Peace Bridge. We will walk through the narrow lanes of beautiful homes with colorful balconies, and the famous Rustaveli Avenue. Lunch at the famous Café Lagideze “where you can taste the Georgian” Khachapuri “(bread with cheese), several species: Adjara, Imereti, Mingrelian, Achma (done in Abkhazia and Samegrelo), Tbilisi (in puff pastry) and the famous water” Lagidze. Free time for shopping at the Christmas Fair or to visit the famous sulfur baths (booking is needed in advance, price from $ 20 per person). Return to the hotel to prepare for New Year’s party. Optionally, you can celebrate this evening in the open air or in one of the georgian restaurants (all guests will be delivered on a pre-booked restaurants orFreedom Square). Selfreturn to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 3 / Tbilisi-Telavi
According to tradition, Georgians have a hangover meal “Khashi”. Offer a sober in Georgian – “Chacha”, “Khashi”, “Chikhirtma” or “Khinkali” in Georgian restaurant and a trip to the region of Kakheti, the famous home winemaking. Sightseeing tour of Telavi. It is the principal city and administrative center of Kakheti. The first archeological finds from the Telavi back to the Bronze Age. Excursion to Alaverdi monastery, dates from the second century. Extant cathedral in the 11 th century was the center of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Visit Gremi monastery, an architectural monument of the 16 th century – the royal castle and church of the Archangels – in Kakheti. Visit Nekresi monastery located in a wonderful nature. After the tour we will visit the restaurant and the cellar, where you will learn how to cook Georgian dishes (khachapuri khinkali, barbecue and churchkhela). We will have Dinner at the restaurant with the leadership “Toastmasters” (head of the Georgian feast), and meeting holiday “Bedoba. In Georgian, “Bedi” means the fate, by tradition as you meet the night of 2nd January, so will pass the whole year. Georgians on this encounter that day with friends in a fun atmosphere.
Overnight in Telavi.

Day 4 / Telavi-Sighnaghi-Tbilisi
In the morning you can watch the cooking process, “Chacha”, which is called “Zavodoba” to get sober by warm vodka and famous Kakhetian barbecue. After this drive to Sighnaghi, the city of love. On the way we will visit the monastery “Bodbe. Have Free time to stroll through the Sighnaghi. Return to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 5 / Tour of Mtskheta
After breakfast we will have Trip to Mtskheta (UNESCO), the ancient capital of the Georgian kingdom with the 3 rd century BC up to 5 th century AD. Dzhvari (6 th century); Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, built in 11 century. Dinner at a restaurant in Mtskheta, “beans in a pot in a Georgian way” and “Chadi (corn tortillas). After the tour willing to offer a shuttle to the ski resort Gudauri or Bakuriani for further relaxation. The remaining guests will be transported back to the hotel.
Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day 6 / Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Tour package price-415 euro includes accommodation in double room, 3 * hotel.

The price includes:

Transfer from hotel to the Tbilisi airport
Accommodation at the hotel, double room
Catering, according the tour itinerary
New Year present for each guest
Russian/English-speaking guide

The prices exclude:

Flight
Insurance
Catering, above the mentioned by itinerary