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Tbilisi - the capital of Georgia - is located in the valley of the hidden valley of the mighty Kura River. It is a mega-fascinating destination with a rich history, and exciting blend of cultures and an architecture which testifies to Byzantine, Eastern and European influences. Once the hub of many trade routes; today Tbilisi is a colorful city where the Middle East peacefully meets West.
In order for you to enjoy the best of Tbilisi we have added some extra values to this citytrip. For instance you will spend an evening in a Georgian family cooking traditional dishes and share the meal with them while the hoome-made vodka flows richly. And those who want will be able to go on a day's outing to the mythical city of Mtscheta and its Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, listed as UNESCO World Heritage. After this introduction, Tbilisi will no longer be unknown nor unloved!

Individual

Day 1 - Tbilisi

At your arrival at Tbilisi airport you are welcomed by your guide who  accompanies you to your hotel in the city centre. Why not explore the city centre at your own pace tonight and get a taste of what this marvelous city has in store .

Day 2 - Tbilisi

After breakfast a local proudly shows you around and together you stroll through the streets of the ancient city. You will hav the time to get acquainted with its multi-religious and multi-cultural history and experience firsthand how the city has transformed itself into a place of trendy bars, restaurants and all modern facilities of the 21st century. 
Dotted with stunning buildings and facades, still witnesses of Byzantine, European and Eastern influences, the city centre is a place where different cultures merge peacefully. And why not make some time for a plunge in the hot springs?

An evening among a Georgians family


In the evening, it's time for action. You are invited to prepare your own supper in the company and with the help of a Georgian family. First you tour their house, garden and wine cellar, Georgia has a rich history when it comes to wine-making as well. Next you help to prepare a delicious dinner  made of national dishes. You will notice Greek, Italian and Arabic influences as culinary too Georgian cuisine is rich. The home-made vodka tastes twice as good after cooking is done. Your hands and feet may come in handy for more than just preparing food!

Day 3 - Mtsckheta & Kazbegi

Today you have the choice: either discover Tbilisi at leisure or join on a trip to the mountainous area of Kazbegi & Mtsckheta (not included). The former capital of the Georgian Empire has been well preserved and from the Jvari Monastery you can enjoy fabulous views of Mtsckheta and its rivers. Next a breath-taking trip by 4x4 through the mountainous landscape has been scheduled. On your programme: the Trinity church of Gergeti at 2,170 meters altitude and its awesome views of one of the highest glaciers in the Caucasus, the Mount Kazbek (5.047m). By the evening you return to your hotel.

Day 3 - Tbilisi

All beautiful stories come to an end. Your transfer to Tbilisi International airport awaits. By 3pm you arrive at Brussels airport with a luggages filled with exciting memories to share and stories of that special city on the dividing line between the Middle East and the West.

Travel Documents

  • For Belgian citizens* (babies and children as well) a valid Belgian ID suffices. Surf for more info to http://diplomatie.belgium.be
  • Travellers with a non-Belgian nationality and / or persons travelling on a foreign passport are invited to spontaneously report this matter to the Connections travel consultant and shall contact their respective embassy (s) or Consulate (ate) to obtain the latest updates concerning all current travel requirements and documents. 

Insurances

Have a safe and carefree trip: travel fully insured with our Protections travel insurance! Our Protections insurance policies offer various formulas in order to offer you the widest possible cover (with even a fly-on-time, natural catastrophes and epidemics) for both single journeys or for the entire year.  We guarantee you the best protection at the best price. 

Tailored travel

The online tours are just a few examples of possible travel itineraries. Each one can be tailored to suit your specific needs. If you want to book a specific destination or combine it with a mini-tour then we will gladly make you a tailor-made offer. For a personalised day-by-day program please contact our destination experts

Would you like to travel in a group; with your entire family, friends or colleagues? (min. 10 people required). Put our know-how to the test and send us your details and wishes. We will gladly turn the blueprints of your trip into a detailed quote and a lasting memory for you to cherish. Contact our Connections' Group Service by e-mail at groups@connections.be or by telephone on +32 (0)2 550 01 65. We would love to hear from you.

Health

No mandatory vaccinations. To verify the latest updates on health requirements, please surf to www.itg.be.

Medical interventions and costs can soon become outrageous abroad. Reflect before leaving and subscribe a decent travel insurance. Our protections All-in Premier insurance was especially designed specifically for travel to the U.S.A. and provides ample cover for all major calamities (fly-on-time and natural disasters included)!

Time Zones

Georgia

GMT +4 (GMT +3 in summer)

Currency

Currency

Lari (GEL), 1 EUR =  0.35 GEL (06/10/17)

Payment Methods
  • Credit cards are widely accepted. Cash Euros are current and widely accepted.

Climate

Thanks to its location between sea and mountains and despite its small size Georgia offers several climate types. In the west, near the Black Seae, the climate is subtropical while towards the east it is more mediterranean. In eastern Georgia and especially in Tbilisi, the climate can be best described as continental. In summer, it's a bit warmer; and of course temperatures descend as altitude increases. Mind you the cold has a dry feel to it and not by far as humid as In Belgium.
Spring is undoubtedly the most pleasant season to visit Georgia. On the other hand, for mountain hikes, summer and early fall are preferable.

 Average max. temperatures (°C):

Destination J F M A M J J A S O N D
Tbilisi -5 -6 11 18 23 27 30 30 25 19 17 7

What's included?

  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast* 
  • Private return transfers airport - hotel  
  • Full day tour "impressions of Tbilisi" 
  • Traditional dinner and night out in a Georgian family 

What's not included?

Optional excursions en tipping

Good to Know

Full day excursion Mtskheta & Kazbegi :  1 person: €309/pp -  2 persons €161/pp - 3 persons €120/pp

Hotels & rates: 25MAR - 31MAY 2018

SGL DBL TPL
“Rooms Hotel Tbilisi” ***** 1158 723 698
Hotel “Tiflis” *** 839 559 502
Hostel “Fabrika” *** 873 573 565

 

Hotels and Rates: 01JUN - 31/08/2018

  SGL DBL TPL
“Rooms Hotel Tbilisi” ***** 1288 853 828
Hotel “Tiflis” *** 969 691 632
Hostel “Fabrika” *** 1003 703 695
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