Georgia Countdown

Georgian Festivities: New Year's Adventure In Tbilisi & Beyond
828 From
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Overview

Difficulty
Comfort
Destinations
Tour type
December — January
Period
6 days
Duration
6-12
Group
4+
Age
GT001
Program code
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve at a Tbilisi terrace restaurant with panoramic views, fireworks, and a traditional Georgian meal
  • Discover Kakheti's wine heritage and sample local wines in the cradle of viticulture
  • Immerse in Georgian culture with a New Year meal cooking class, folklore performances, and local hospitality
  • Visit historical monuments and UNESCO sites like Mtskheta, Jvari Monastery, and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
  • Experience Tbilisi's festive atmosphere, diverse architecture, and rich history
  • Explore markets, savor authentic cuisine, and enjoy Georgia's picturesque landscapes
  • Engage with local communities, experiencing their warmth and hospitality firsthand

Set off on a memorable New Year's adventure in Georgia with our enchanting tour, designed to immerse you in the magic and festivity of this beautiful country. This perfect getaway from the everyday buzz provides an opportunity to recharge and reload as you welcome the New Year with unforgettable experiences.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at a Tbilisi terrace restaurant, enjoying panoramic views, fireworks, and a traditional Georgian meal. Discover the rich wine heritage of Kakheti and sample exquisite local wines while exploring the picturesque landscapes of the region. Immerse yourself in Georgian culture by participating in a cooking class focused on preparing a traditional New Year meal, enjoying captivating folklore performances, and experiencing the warmth and hospitality of the locals.

Our slow-paced itinerary is designed to give you the freedom to relax, enjoy the moment, and truly understand Georgia's charm. Visit historical monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Mtskheta, Jvari Monastery, and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, and relish the festive atmosphere, diverse architecture, and rich history of Tbilisi.

To add to the excitement, we've included a surprise show somewhere along the journey that is sure to delight and inspire. If you're looking to extend your trip, we'll be more than happy to assist you in exploring further, whether it's skiing in Gudauri or Bakuriani or simply unwinding in Tbilisi.

Join us for a memorable New Year's celebration tour and experience the magic of festive Georgia while recharging your mind and spirit for the year ahead.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 photo: Welcome to Tbilisi

Welcome to Tbilisi

Our team greets you at the airport and escorts you to your hotel for relaxation. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Tbilisi.

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Day 2 photo: Discover Georgia's Premier Wine Region - Kakheti

Discover Georgia's Premier Wine Region - Kakheti

Today, we journey to Georgia's wine heartland, Kakheti. En route, we'll visit the medieval Ujarma Fortress, one of the region's oldest. Next, we'll stop at the Gombori Pass to admire the breathtaking mountain views. In Telavi, we'll explore the lively main market, soaking up the festive spirit before New Year's Day, followed by a stroll through the charming streets. After lunch, we'll tour the renowned Tsinandali Estate, with a serene walk in the park, a visit to one of Georgia's oldest cellars, Prince Alexander Chavchavadze's house-museum, and a wine tasting on a peaceful terrace. Later, we'll experience a cozy family cellar wine tasting in the countryside. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in Telavi.

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Day 3 photo: Savor Famous Georgian Desserts and Delights

Savor Famous Georgian Desserts and Delights

After breakfast, we'll conclude our Kakheti exploration with a visit to the captivating Gremi Church Complex. This hilltop fortress, once the capital of Kakheti, features the Church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, a royal citadel, a bell tower, and a wine cellar. Next, we'll discover the enchanting Bodbe Monastery, overlooking the Alazani Valley.

Embrace the festive spirit by joining a Georgian family for a masterclass in traditional dishes like khachapuri, churchkhela, and gozinaki—popular New Year's candies. Share homemade wine, hopes, and wishes while enjoying traditional music and perhaps a dance.

Later, stroll through the charming streets of Sighnaghi, the "City of Love," and embrace its romantic winter atmosphere. Hunt for hand-knitted wool socks to keep you cozy during your Georgian winter adventure. Savor dinner and an overnight stay in Sighnaghi.

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Day 4 photo: Happy New Year in Tbilisi

Happy New Year in Tbilisi

Our day begins with a bread-making masterclass, where we'll learn to craft crispy Kakhetian bread and sample delicious cheese. Next, we'll explore Davit Gareja, a renowned monastery cave complex and significant religious and cultural center, founded in the 6th century by David, one of the Assyrian fathers. We'll also visit the Georgian-controlled Lavra Monastery and the Ninotsminda Monastery with its Rouen Cathedral.

Returning to Tbilisi, we'll indulge in a scrumptious meal at a renowned restaurant before venturing into the city's enchantingly illuminated streets. Our extraordinary day culminates at a restaurant offering a breathtaking view of the city, where we'll dine, enjoy live music, and count down to midnight. At the stroke of 12, step onto the balcony for a dazzling fireworks display lighting up the night sky. Continue the celebration at bars and clubs in the city center, as the mood strikes. Overnight in Tbilisi.

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Day 5 photo: Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Enjoy a leisurely morning to rest and recharge before we set off to Mtskheta, the spiritual heart of Georgia. Just a half-hour drive from Tbilisi, you'll experience the essence of Georgian soul at the awe-inspiring Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, the country's most significant church, steeped in the history of Georgian Christianity.

Next, we'll climb a small mountain to the Jvari Monastery, offering a stunning view of the illuminated town below. We'll then return to Tbilisi and visit the Chronicle of Georgia, where you can marvel at the impressive view of Tbilisi's seas. Overnight in Tbilisi.

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Day 6 photo: Farewell and Optional Extensions

Farewell and Optional Extensions

As our tour comes to an end, our team will provide a smooth and hassle-free transfer from your hotel to the Tbilisi airport. We'll send you off with a heart full of cherished memories and a renewed spirit for the new year ahead.

For those looking to extend their Georgian adventure, we can arrange additional activities such as skiing in the High Caucasus or simply relaxing in Tbilisi. Just let us know, and we'll be happy to assist you.

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Our tour program's list of attractions is a guide, not exhaustive. Unlisted sites may be visited, and listed ones might be viewed from a distance. Conditions like operating hours, weather, or local rules may affect access. Thank you for your understanding.

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Dec. 28, 2024 — Jan. 2, 2025 GEL 2,340 USD 828 On sale
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