Discover Experience Georgia
Tbilisi and Kazbegi: June 8/13, 2019
Thursday June 13, 2019.
Assistance at the airport and departure from Milan with Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul and Continue to Tbilisi with arrival in the afternoon.
Transfer to the Hotel Stamba design
Welcome cocktail and Sufra Georgiana dinner: a special welcome for the first evening in Tbilisi.
Sufra is a very ancient Georgian feast. A tradition which overcame centuries and stays alive even nowadays and is a part of any local family. Tamada – head of the feast will lead you into the secrets of supra and will be your guide into Georgian soul
Friday June 14, 2019
Day to discover Tbilisi and Georgian culture.
Georgia is no longer a post-soviet rundown, but one of Eastern Europe’s sophisticated capital.
The itinerary is an incredible way to discover the hidden treasures of Tbilisi and stroll through the houses of the most important cultural artistic figures of Georgia, come upon the traditional carved balconies, old houses clinging from the cliffs, co-called Italian backyards, and more undiscovered places. The real soul of the city lays in the very small details, which can be discovered through the path we have created.
Lunch break at Salobie Bia, a restaurant dedicated to Western Georgian cuisine and to the lobio dish. Lobio is a popular red beans stew, usually served in a clay pot with a corn bread. Apart from great food and a very good choice of wines, the restaurant is interesting because of its unique design – big paintings of modern Georgian artists, minimalist wood furniture and lovely restored details from the Soviet times.
In the afternoon we will continue to discover the city in an authentic and original way including a stop at the MILK café in Fabrika where one of the best coffees is served together with a variety of small cakes and pies.
Dinner at Cafe Littera where the progressive Georgian cuisine meets history. It is located in an impressive courtyard behind the house of Georgian writers in a building of over 120 years, and once belonged to the father of the Georgian brandy – Davit Sarajashvili – who built the place as a gift to his wife.
Saturday June 15, 2019
A unique experience and a great opportunity to discover the cultural character of the country, meet Propaganda owners and artists to immerse themselves in the modern artistic culture of Georgia and discover the value of creative freedom.
Art organization Propaganda, was funded in 2017 by an initiative group, which saw the necessity of systemic vision and consistent work within the cultural climate of the developing country.
We will continue with a special experience in the Georgian tradition: a moment of relaxation in the sulfur baths. Abanotubani (Georgian: აბანოთუბანი, literally “bath district”) is the ancient district of Tbilisi, Georgia, known for its sulphuric baths.
Located at the eastern bank of the Mtkvari River at the foot of Narikala fort across Metekhisubani, Abanotubani is an important historic part of the city: it is where according to a legend the King of Iberia, Vakhtang Gorgasali’s falcon fell, leading to a discovery of the hot springs and, subsequently, to founding of a new capital.
Lunch during the excursion
Free time to discover the Dry Bridge market and to explore unexplored corners of the city.
In the late afternoon you will reach Kunsthalle Tbilisi, an itinerant exhibition space, founded by Irena Popiashvili and Lika Chkuaseli, which exhibit an eclectic mix of Georgian and international art.
Along with Irena Popiashvili, the renowned Shavi Lomi restaurant dinner, will be served at the spa. The restaurant was created by the famous local chef Meriko Gubeladze, who lived in New York. Meriko puts his creativity and originality reworking dishes of Georgian cuisine.
Sunday June 16, 2019
After breakfast, you will leave by bus to Stepantsminda in the Caucasus Mountains. Along the itinerary, you will visit the beautiful ancient capital of Georgia Mtskheta where you will admire the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and the monastery of Jvari accompanied by an art expert.
Continuing to reach the prestigious Chateau Mukhrani winery where the winemaker and owner, Patrick Honnef, will visit the cellars and will organize a tasting of Georgian wines.
Lunch at the cellar.
Arrival at the Kazbeki Hotel the Gergeti Trinity Church – (Georgian: წმინდა სამება – Tsminda Sameba) is a popular name for Holy Trinity Church near the village of Gergeti. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri (the left tributary of the river Terek), at an elevation of 2170 meters (7120 feet), under Mount Kazbegi.
The Gergeti Trinity Church, was built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. The separate bell tower dates from the same period as the church itself. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia
Return and dinner in the renowned restaurant of the Kazbegi hotel.
Monday June 17, 2019
After breakfast, admiring the marvelous landscape of the Caucaso Mountains, you will start the day with an unforgettable experience in helicopters of 15 minutes to see the Gergeti Trinity Church from above and the mountains of the Caucaso.
The day will allow us to discover the territory of the Caucasus mountains.
Sno is one of the oldest village in Kazbegi, place where Patriarch of Georgia was born, and the Gveleti waterfalls.
A meeting and a memorable experience with the sculptor of stone faces Merab Piranishvili.
He is a talented sculptor and artist who sculpts stones and creates masterpieces, most of which remain invisible throughout his life. His house is the laboratory at the same time. He does not have so many visitors and is always ready to show all his works with pride. One of his greatest works was on the road to the village of Sno.
We will continue to the village of Juta for a trekking in an evocative landscape until reaching the Fifth Season shelter at 2,360 meters above sea level. It is the perfect place to enjoy the mountains and a breathtaking view of the Chaukhistskali river.
Gela Arabuli, owner of the shelter, will welcome guests and recount local culture and history.
Juta born Khevsurian will be pleased to introduce you to local culture and history.
Lunch in the shelter.
In the afternoon you can walk the Chaukhi massif to the small frozen lake or take cooking lessons from the mother of Gela and prepare the most delicious khevsurian homemade dishes.
Special greeting dinner from Georgia in the hotel restaurant
Tuesday June 18, 2019
Morning at leisure for relaxing or for a walk in the beautiful nature that surrounds the hotel or for a swim in the panoramic pool overlooking the mountains.
Brunch until departure.
Transfer by bus to Tbilisi airport (150 km) in time for the Turkish flight to Istanbul. Continue to Milan with Turkish flight arriving late in the evening
Fee per person in a double room at the Stamba Hotel and Kazbegi Georgia € 3.130
Supplement in single room € 725
Georgia, June 13/18, 2019
The journey will only be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 10 people
Admissions will be accepted until 05 April 2019
The fee per person includes:
– Flight in economy Turkish Airlines from Milan to Tbilisi via Istanbul (see operating below). Airport taxes € 205
– Assistance at the airport upon departure
– Flight kit
– 5 nights in a double room at Hotel Stamba Tbilisi (3 nights) and Kazbegi Stepantsminda (2 nights)
– All meals included in the program with drinks included (1/3 wine and water at dinners and beer and water for lunches)
– Italian speaking guide for the whole itinerary
– All excursions and activities included in the program
– 15 minute helicopter ride to Kazbegi
– All transfers with a dedicated Mercedes-Benz Sprinter bus
– A useful gift for the days of experience in Georgia
– Presence during the trip of Graziano Mascheri (founder and Experience Designer of Experientiae)
– Medical assistance and baggage insurance
The fee per person does NOT include:
– Possible extra drinks
– Insurance for cancellation of the trip before departure (to be stipulated at the time of signing the “experiences” package)
1 USD $ = 0,883€
13/06 – TK1878 – Malpensa-Istanbul – 06:55-10:40
13/06 – TK382 – Istanbul-Tbilisi – 13:10-16:25
18/06 – TK383 – Tbilisi-Istanbul – 17:25-19:00
18/06 – TK1877 – Istanbul-Malpensa – 21:55-23:50
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