November holidays in Georgia 2020 (group tour)
5 days / 4 nights
Tbilisi – Sighnaghi – Bodbe – Mtskheta
1 day (11/02/2020).
Arrival in Tbilisi (morning flight SU1890 recommended). Transfer and accommodation at the Tbilisi hotel.
Departure to the city accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide (duration 3 hours). Our tour starts with a drive along Rustaveli Avenue and Freedom Square. Then we stop at the bridge “Peace”. We walk along the glass bridge “Peace” and the park “Rike” with dancing fountains. Next, we will climb the cable car over Kura to the statue of Mother Georgia and to the Narikala fortress (4th century), from where a bewitching view of the city opens. .
Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
2 day (11/3/2020). Tbilisi
Sightseeing tour of Tbilisi with a Russian-speaking guide (duration 4 hours).
At the beginning of the tour we will drive along the main and most famous streets and avenues of the city. On the way, we will stop at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, which is by far the main and largest in the whole Caucasus, the cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Then we will approach the Metekhi church (the Assumption Church of the 12th century), where the first Georgian martyr, Queen Ranskaya Shushanika, rests. Next, we will go to the complex of sulfur baths in the Abanotubani district, which is located in the very heart of Tbilisi, we will examine one of the baths (those who wish can reserve a bath for themselves for an additional fee in order to take a steam bath in their free time). A little later we will walk along the streets of the old city and on the way we will visit Sioni Cathedral (Assumption of Our Lady of the VI century), Anchiskhati Basilica (Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary of the VI century), which is the oldest surviving churches in Tbilisi, a caravanserai and others attractions.
After a walk, we will go to lunch at a restaurant (for a fee, about $ 10 per person), where you will be offered to taste the most famous national dishes of Georgia (khinkali, khachapuri, kharcho, barbecue) and drink Georgian wine.
After lunch, our tour continues with a trip to Mount Mtatsminda, which translates as “Holy Mountain”, where we will visit the temple of St. David and the grave of A.S. Griboedova. From the observation deck of Mount Mtatsminda, we can once again admire Tbilisi from above.
Return to the hotel. Free time.
3 day (04.11.2020). Sighnaghi – Bodbe.
Departure by bus to the wine region of Georgia – Kakheti, accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide (duration 7 hours).
This excursion day we will begin with a visit to the current Bodbe Convent, a monastery where the enlightener of Georgia, St. Nina (IX century), rests.
Then we will go to the city of Sighnaghi – the city of love, music and art, visit the museum, which exhibited the works of the most famous Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani. The city is built in the style of South Italian classicism with Georgian elements and surrounded by a double wall with 28 towers. We will climb one of the towers … We will see a beautiful view – Alazani Valley on the background of snow-capped mountain peaks.
Then – free time for lunch (extra charge), after which we will go to the residence of the Georgian princes of the 19th century – the city of Tsinandali and visit the house-museum of Alexander Chavchavadze, who was the first in Georgia to establish wine production in the European style, look at his residence and take a walk around to the park.
Here we will be offered to taste 4 types of Georgian wine and chachi (tasting is included in the price).
Return to Tbilisi.
4 day (11/5/2020). Mtskheta-Tbilisi
Departure to Mtskheta accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide (duration 4 hours). Our tour starts with a visit to the 6th-century Holy Cross Church of the Jvari Monastery, which stands on a high mountain and was immortalized by Mikhail Lermontov in the poem “Mtsyri”. A beautiful panorama opens up from here on the confluence of two majestic rivers – Aragva and Kura and on the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. After we go down to Mtskheta, take a walk along the streets of the city and visit the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (Life-Giving Pillar of the 11th century), in which the greatest relic of all Christians is located – Christ’s tunic. Visiting Samtavro Monastery – a complex of Samtavro-Preobrazhensky Church and St. Nina Convent, located at the confluence of the Mtkvari and Aragvi rivers.
After a walk we will go to a restaurant for lunch (included in the price), where you will be offered to taste the most famous national dishes of Georgia (khinkali, khachapuri, kharcho, barbecue) and drink Georgian wine.
Then we return to Tbilisi and visit the “Golden Market” where you can buy jewelry made of gold, silver, as well as such a popular Georgian enamel. Also, visit the famous “Agrarian Market” in Tbilisi, where you can buy famous Georgian condiments, churchkhela and many other delicacies, as well as the “Dry Bridge” (handmade paintings and souvenirs market, flea and book markets).
Return to the hotel. Free time.
5 day (11/06/2020).
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Tbilisi Airport. Departure
TOUR COST IN USD FOR 1 PERSON IN THE ROOM
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Included in cost:
Accommodation at the hotel of the selected category based on breakfast;
Guided tours accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide;
Entrance tickets to excursion objects;
Flight Moscow – Tbilisi – Moscow (from 20,000 rubles / person);
Add. excursions at will (payment on site);
Tips for guide and driver.