Family winter tour in Georgia 2013
Day 1. Airport/Tbilisi
Our representative will meet the tour participants in Tbilisi International Airport and will transfer to the hotel. Accommodate and overnight.
Day 2. Tbilisi/Gudauri/Tbilisi
After the breakfast drive towards Greater Caucasus Mountains. This day we will visit world wide known international ski resort – Gudauri. First place to visit is Ananuri Castle (XVI-XVIIcc), this castle is located on the bank of the Jinvali water reservoir and has an amazing view of mountains and lake. The castle belonged the strong rulers of the region and is under the protection of UNESCO. After wards we will continue the way towards Gudauri. On the way to Gudauri we will stop at a local bread bakery where tour participants will see and may participate in bread baking process and enjoy the hot bread with home-made cheese and salty vegetables. Afterwards we will drive to Gudauri. Here we will use the ski-lift which will take tour participants on the top of the ski-pass 3300m above the sea level. From here opens the breath-taking view on Greater Caucasus Mountains and glaciers. We will return back by ski-lifts on the middle level of ski pass and here on 2650m above the sea level is located exclusive small wooden restaurant for skiers, where tour participants may enjoy the hot drinks or lunch. Tour participants may enjoy the ski in the area. All equipments can be hired with additional cost. Afterwards will drive back to Tbilisi. Accommodate at hotel and get ready for restaurant and show. The dinner will take place at a local restaurant with traditional Georgian dance show. Transfer back to hotel and overnight.
Day 3. Tbilisi/Mtskheta/Borjomi/Bakuriani
After the breakfast at hotel start the new tour day. This day is full of sightseeing and the final destination will be another ski resort in Georgia – located in the mountains of Lesser Caucasus Mountains. First place to visit after Tbilisi is Mtskheta – called as a little Jerusalem because of the holly items are kept here (The robe of Jesus and Elias). Here we will visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (UNESCO HERITAGE XI cc). Afterward drive towards small town Gori and visit Uplistsikhe cave-town. Uplistsikhe cave town was one the oldest settled place in Caucasus region. Here are kept the residential rooms, Pagan temples, churches in caves etc. Drive to Borjomi. Borjomi is located in the green mountains of Lesser Caucasus covered by the deep forest. But not only the location makes Borjomi unique but the unique mineral water as well. Pushed out by the natural carbonic gas it comes on the earth’s surface from depth of 8-10 kilometers. Unlikely to other sodium bicarbonate types of water Borjomi doesn’t get cool underground and comes out being warm (38-41 °С). On its way water is enriched with 60 different minerals, contained in The Caucasian mountains solids. Here we will visit the famous Borjomi park to taste this unique water as it comes out from the earth. After Borjomi drive to Bakuriani. Accommodate in Bakurini hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Snow mobile day in Bakuriani
After the breakfast snow mobiles or Quadro mobiles (or both upon request) will wait for tour participants outside of the hotel. Tourists has to be closed very warm as they are going to pass half day in snow mobiles. From here we start the snow mobile tour towards Mitarbi-small village in the forest, famous by its salty mineral water. First place to visit and stop is the small church located in the deep forest. From here we will drive towards salty mineral water spring (different from Borjomi water). This water has different minerals and comes out from the earth cold. Afterwards will drive to see the frozen waterfall in canyon. The snowmobile way is easy, has no difficulties even for the people who will use snow mobile for their first time. In Mitarbi we will visit local fermer`s house. This people are famous by their culinary and warm hospitality. Here tour participants will enjoy the hot local type of Khachapuri (baked bread with cheese), honey straight from the beehive, home-made salty vegetables, hot bread. Tourists may participate in all cooking processes together with hostess. The family has their own caws and sheep and everything is ecological clean and home-made. Afterwards drive back to Bakuriani. Accommodate in hotel and before the dinner tour participants will have time for walking in Bakuriani, visit local small market where you can buy home-made sweets, dry fruits, may enjoy cinema or casino. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 5. Bakuriani
After the breakfast tourists will be delivered to the ski pass. First we will use and visit the highest ski pass Kokhta Gora. From here opens the great view on the whole gorge. In the middle of the ski pass tourists may enjoy the wooden small café (khijina) for hot drinks or to have a lunch. When tourists will be back down they will be given the all ski equipments for skiing. In Baukuriani you can find different traces for skiing, for beginners, for advanced skiers. Trainer will cost (13 USD per hour). Tour participants can find and enjoy another winter activities as well: the horse riding, sledges, typical small wooden restaurants for lunch, casino, bars, cinema. Our guide will lead and show you different places for your fun and enjoyment. Dinner will take place in hotel and overnight. (Option is singers of traditional songs for evening 190 USD ) Tour participants will be served with Kosher hand-made wine of three types and home-made whisky.
Day 6. Bakuriani/Tbilisi-Departure
After the breakfast we leave Bakuriani and drive towards Tbilisi. In Tbilisi you will have a short Tbilisi sightseeing tour, will visit Narikala fortress by the cable carts, will have a lunch in a local restaurant, will see the sulfur bathes area and market in Tbilisi. Afterwards we transfer you to the airport for departure. During your stay in Georgia with us our guide will make for you photos with professional camera and at the end of the tour will give you the disc with photos and slide show free to have and keep sweet memories from Georgia.
Price is given USD for adults in a double room and double occupancy of mobiles:
Price for children:
0-3 yars old – free
3-6 years old – 30 % discount
6-12 years – 20 % discount
• 2xovernights in Hotel Tori or similar 3* (good 3*)
• Lunches (except the day 4 and 6)