We invite you to meet new year in the country where all the festivities are unique. Hospitality, wonderful traditions, old culture and beautiful nature-all of them create wonderful synthesis of Georgian’s life.Our guests have best occasion to see,to become aware of Georgian traditions, taste Georgian wine and delicious dishes. In addition they can participate in distillation process of “chacha”(Georgian grappa), visit historical monuments and have a bath in sulfur bathes with recreational massage.Visitors will have enough time to walk through narrow, decorated streets of Tbilisi to feel New Year atmosphere.
Arrive in Tbilisi, meet in the airport and transfer to a hotel.
Arrival in the early morning and transfer to hotel.Breakfast at a hotel. Continue to Uplistsikhe cave town (1st millennium BC).Then we drive along the Georgian military highway and on the way we visit Ananuri complex (XVII century). The scenery is very picturesque with snow-covered Caucasian mountains. In the evening we return back to Tbilisi. Dinner and overnight in Tbilisi.
Breakfast at a hotel.Today we visit Tbilisi. We will walk through beautiful streets. Architecture of the city represents synthesis of two cultures,it is a mix of eastern and western cultures. We start visiting the city from the old part of the city: Metekhi church (XIII s.),Synagogue, Sioni Cathedral and Anchiskhati church (the oldest church in Tbilisi of VI century) Afterwards we go up to the Narikala fortress (IV century) by cable-cars.Then we walk down to sulfur bath house. In the afternoon we will get ready to celebrate New Year.During Christmas period Tbilisi is very illuminated with thousands of colorful lights and decorated trees.
1. Relaxing massage in sulfur bath according to Georgian traditions.
2. New Year's Eve Dinner in Georgian traditional restaurant accompanied with traditional music and folk dances.
After New Year's Eve (that is considered to be quite long according to Georgian traditions), guests will be able to sleep till the late morning. Afterwards we drive to Kakheti region, famous for its wine and hospitality of local people. We are visiting fortified small town of Signaghi (XVIII c),Bodbe Monastry (IV century). Whereas Kakheti region is motherland of grapes and wine,it is impossible to leave this region without tasting of local wine. One of the very hospitable families will offer you lunch at home,Georgian traditional table full of various dishes suc as: Satsivi, Khachapuri, Tolma, Mtsvadi, Pkhali etc. Traditional sweets –Gozinaki and Churchkhela.”Supra” is the name of traditional table and every “supra” has toastmaster - a person who offers toasts to the guests. After lunch we return to Tbilisi.
Breakfast at a hotel.Today we visit the ancient capital and religious center of Georgia – Mtskheta and its historical places: Jvari Monastery (6th century) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (11th century) where the Robe of Christ is buried. Both Jvari and Svetitskhoveli are UNESCO World Heritage sites. We continue driving through the medieval complex to visit the palace of the Georgian noble people-Chateau Mukhrani, stables, and wine cellars to taste famous Georgian wines. Return to Tbilisi.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Ladies require scarves in the Georgian orthodox churches, sometimes skirts too, but they can find some in the entrances.
Short trousers are forbidden in the church.
You can bring along: sun cream, hat, rain - and wind coats, etc.
For some program points comfortable shoes are needed.