Tbilisoba

Tbilisoba

Category: Event tours Guaranteed Tours with Fixed Departures
Tour type: Guaranteed
Duration: 5 days
Travel dates: 15.10.2017 / 19.10.2017
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Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport
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People from all over the country and further abroad are expected to enjoy the two-day Tbilisoba festival, which this year will showcase iconic street professions of the 19th Century. The event will also host several outdoor concerts of traditional music and dancing, flea markets and a whole raft of other cultural events. Visitors can also sample traditional wine and food. Tbilisoba traditionally celebrated the rich history of Georgia’s capital and showcased a range of dance styles and music.

Itinerary: Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Sighnaghi - Kvareli - Tbilisi

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Arrival: Tbilisi International Airport

Departure: Tbilisi International Airport

Day One

Arrival at Tbilisi International airport. Meet by the company representitive. Transfer to hotel.
Accommodation. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day Two

First you will visit The Open Air Museum of Ethnography. It occupies 52 hectares of land and houses more than eight thousand artifacts brought from all over Georgia. Each exhibit presents a certain historic-ethnographic area of Georgia. Together with architectural monuments, the museum presents ethnographic materials - different kinds of tools, textiles and ceramics. The museum also includes the 5th-6th century basilica of Sioni, as well as a rich collection of grave stones in relief. The museum provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience Georgian folk exhibitions.
We continue our excursion, sightseeing tour around Tbilisi: Holy Trinity Cathedral, Metechi church with panoramic views over the old part of the city, Sioni cathedral, Anchiskhati Church, Narikala fortress, Old streets of the city, Sulphur Baths in Abanotubani, Meidan Square, Chardin Road, Freedom Square, House of Melik Azarianc (Passage), Bridge of Peace, Rustaveli Avenue, Shota Rustaveli Theatre, Vorontsov Palace, Pantheon on Mtatsminda Mount, Turtle Lake and more other sites of the city... 
Lunch at the tradional restaurant with master class and georgian feast.
Departure to ancient capital - Mtskheta (UNESCO World Heritage Site). It was a capital of the eastern Georgian Kingdom of Iberia from the 3rd century BC to 5th century AD. Visit to the following monasteries: Jvari, Svetitskhoveli and Samtavro Monasteries. Svetitskhoveli Cathedral is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and, along with Jvari Monastery, the clear highlight of a trip to Mtskheta. It was founded in 1010, built on the site of Georgia's first church, and contains the graves of the ancient Georgian kings, including Sidonia, who was said to have been buried holding Christ's robe.
Farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants of the capital with entertainment folk program.
Back to hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day Three

We are inviting you to have a walk along a lovely city - Signagi. Visiting Bodbe Monastery and holy spring named after Saint Nino – female evangelist from Cappadocia. The monastery now functions as nunnery and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Georgia. Departure to Kvareli. In Kvareli we will visit one of the wineries Kindzmareuli - Chateau Kvareli. Kindzmareuli Corporation's vineyards are cultivated on traditional and historical places where our ancestors grew vine from ancient time. On the territory of Chareau Kvareli is a museum, where are you will see ancient winemaking tools and instrument, wine house where quests can taste different kind of wine, learn about modern and traditional methods of wine-making. Also they can try to do "churchkhela" and bake a georgian bread. Dinner with wine at the local restaurant. Bon apetite!
Back to Tbilisi through Gombori pass. Overnight in Tbilisi.

Day Four

Transfer to one of the main holiday in Georgia. 
In Georgia, autumn is always associated with Tbilisoba, one of the most colorful, diverse and tasty festivals of the year. The festival that celebrates the history and rich culture of Georgia’s capital was first held in 1979 and since then it has become an annual celebration. Many entertaining events are planned in relation to the festival and one of the major spots where one can enjoy the festival at its best will be recently renovated historical Aghmashenebeli Avenue, now known as New Tiflis. As promised, the guests will be able to observe various performances, Georgian folk dances, live concerts of popular Georgian musical bands, as well as have an opportunity to enjoy delicious Georgian food and staples such as mtsvadi, Georgian barbecue, churchkhela, Georgian candy with nuts and grape juice, sample Georgian cheese and large number of wines. Those tourists, who have planned their visit on this weekend, are really fortunate enough to be part of this massive feast and celebration and experience the lively spirit of the city.
Transfer back to hotel.
In the evening we are inviting you to a farewell dinner with folklor show and delicous georgian cuisine!
Individual back to hotel. Overnight in Tbilisi. 

Day Five

Check-out. Transfer to Tbilisi International airport.
See you soon, Genacvale!


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