Georgia: Active winter in Gudauri

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Gudauri Marco Polo 4*

• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Gudauri is a ski resort located on the southern slopes of The Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. The resort is situated in the Kazbegi region, along the Georgian Military Highway near the Cross Pass, at an elevation of 2,196 meters (7,200ft.) above sea level. Gudauri lies 120 km (75 miles) to the north of the capital Tbilisi. The resort offers high quality skiing opportunities.
Hotel "Gudauri Marco Polo" is surrounded by immense mountain picks and gives you magnificent view to the down valleys. Only two hours drive from capital town Tbilisi (international airport) to the north will bring you to Gudauri.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: Hotel is fitted out with 123 rooms of which 89 are standard rooms, 24 junior suites, 7 family rooms, 2 suites and 1 presidential suite. There are smoking and non smoking rooms. The rooms at Hotel Gudauri are decorated in neutral colours, and come with a minibar and a work desk. Bathrobes and toiletries are provided in the private bathroom.
• F&B OUTLETS: A variety of European and Caucasian specialities are served in the classic-style restaurant, and the cosy bar features a fireplace. Evening entertainment is offered in the Gudauri Night Bar until 03:00.
• CONFERENCE & MEETING FACILITIES:
1) Presence of one large conference room with the theater seating configuration allows conducting business events with a maximum capacity of 120 people. This conference hall is equipped with all necessary equipment for simultaneous interpretation and additional technical supplies for organization and conducting of meetings.
2) The medium conference hall with the same configuration of seats and a maximum capacity of 55 people may be equipped with additional inventory and include a wide range of services for conferences at "Gudauri Marco Polo”.
3) The next three conference halls, also with theater configuration of seats, can admit 30 people each. On request they can be equipped with all technical supplies for any kind of small business events. The convenient location of small meeting rooms allows you to work in groups within the frames of one conference or seminar.
4) There is also a medium meeting room, which can admit 25 to 30 people. The room is equipped with all kind of necessary amenities.
• OTHER FACILITIES: Night club, two indoor tennis courts; billiard, bowling, table tennis, kids club, indoor swimming pool; two saunas; jacuzzi; spa; bank service centre.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Standard SNG room, HB 15 3 1 199.69 599.07
Standard DBL, HB 15 3 7 215.05 4,516.05
DAY 1

GENERAL: TBILISI DESCRIPTION

HISTORY: The early history of Tbilisi is a little shady, but archeological findings prove that humans may have inhabited the area as many as 6000 years ago. However, the first history recorded by humans comes only around the 4th century A.D. Over the following 500 years, the city of Tbilisi was occupied and ruled by many of the region’s major powers. During the 12th and early 13th centuries, Tbilisi and Georgia went through what is known as their Golden Age, during which time the country was a major economical power, and was considered the cultural and literary center of the region.
DESCRIPTION: Formerly known as Tiflis, is the capital and the largest city of Georgia, lying on the banks of the Mtkvari River, The architecture in the city is a mixture of local (Georgian), with strong influences of Byzantine, European/Russian (neo-classical), and Middle Eastern styles. The city has important cultural landmarks such as the Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi State Conservatoire, Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, Shota Rustaveli State Academic Theatre, Marjanishvili State Academic Theatre, the Sameba Cathedral, the Vorontsov's Palace (also known as the Children's Palace today), many state museums, the National Public Library of the Parliament of Georgia, the National Bank of Georgia, Tbilisi Circus, and other important institutions. During the Soviet times, Tbilisi continuously ranked in the top four cities in the Soviet Union for the number of museums.
LIFESTYLE: There are many bars, pubs, night clubs, markets, brand shops, banks are open every day except Sunday. Some restaurant are open 24 hours a day, Here you can find national Georgian, European and Asian cuisine

Arrival to International Airport Tbilisi

TERMINAL: Passenger capacity : 2.8 million passengers/year
Total check-in counters : 25
Total passport control : 32
Car park capacity : 370 vehicles
Total Number of Gates : 4
Indoor Gates : 4
Terminal building total construction area: 25.000 m²
VISA PROCEDURES: Visas are obtained from the embassies or consulates of the destination countries. Each country may have different procedures regarding information and documents required. All information concerning Visa issues can be obtained from the web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
DEPARTURE: It is suggested that passengers start the check-in procedures two (2) hours prior to their scheduled flight for international destinations and one and a half (1.5) hours prior to their scheduled flight for domestic destinations.
VIP SERVICES:
• Greeting by a CIP hostess and porter by the aircraft.
• Transfer from aircraft to the terminal via our special apron transportation.
• Passport, custom and visa procedures are completed by assistance of “primeclass” CIP hostess in the lounge.
• The luggage’s brought to the lounge are carried by the porter to the vehicle
• Farewell
• guests are greeted at the departure entrance of the terminal by a CIP hostess and a porter to take their baggage.
• The CIP hostess assists with check-in and passport procedures.
• Until flight time, our guests can spend their time at the CIP Lounge.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport services (full day, including transfer from airport, Tbilisi city tour, transfer to Gudauri) 15 1 230.41 230.41
Professional English speaking guide 15 1 138.25 138.25

10:00-13:00 Tbilisi city tour

• DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: Familiarization with new and old architecture of the capital: the largest Orthodox church in the world - Cathedral Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral), the face of the modern Tbilisi - Bridge of Peace.
Metehi Cathedral (XIII c.) located on a hill above the Kura river. According to legend, here was praying Queen Tamar.
In Tbilisi there are many historical monuments, whose age has exceeded more than thousand years , but the oldest is Anchishati - Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary. It was built in the first half of the VI century.
Sioni Cathedral (XII century). This place is interesting not only as an architectural masterpiece but also as a holy place, which houses several Christian relics. Under its arches you can still see the cross of Saint Nino.
Going up by cable route to fortress "Narikala", where you will see unforgettable city panorama.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: Cathedral Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral), the face of the modern Tbilisi - Bridge of Peace, Metekhi Cathedral (XIII c.), Anchikhati - Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Sioni Cathedral (XII century). Cathedral Sameba (Holy Trinity Cathedral), Bridge of Peace, Metehi Cathedral, Anchishati, Sioni Cathedral (XII century).
∙ RECOMMENDATIONS: To women a request to have a kerchief
∙ SPECIAL NOTES: Do not enter in church in shorts/short skirts
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Passes to cable route (two-way) 15 15 3.07 46.05

13:00-14:30 Lunch in national restaurant "Mravaljamieri"

TYPE OF CUISINE: TRADITIONAL GEORGIAN. EUROPEAN
CAPACITY: There are 9 halls.
LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Restaurant complex "Mravaljamieri" is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Interior of the building is carried out in the Georgian tradition with photographs of old Tiflis. Particularly in summer, you can sit in the yard, near the waterfall.
You will find here delicious Georgian – European cuisine made by professional chefs for true gourmets, Drinks of Georgian and world leading brands, Cozy atmosphere, High-quality service, Dance and live music.estaurant complex "Mravaljamieri" is located on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. Interior of the building is carried out in the Georgian tradition with photographs of old Tiflis. You will find here delicious Georgian – European cuisine made by professional chefs for true gourmets, drinks of Georgian and world leading brands, cozy atmosphere, high-quality service.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch (with soft drinks) 15 15 19.20 288.00

15:00 - 17:00 Transfer to Gudauri

DESCRIPTION: Gudauri is a large alpine ski resort in Georgia on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range with a well-developed infrastructure for skiing and winter recreation activities.
Elevation changes at the resort is 1200 m (the highest point of the track is 3,250 m, the lowest - 2050 m). Good snow density as well as the longest season (from December to April) creates a favorable atmosphere to enjoy active winter in Georgia.
The season begins in winter and lasts until late spring. Resort ski tracks are for all levels of skiers, from blue (for beginners and amateurs) to black tracks for experts and professionals. There are tracks for slalom, giant slalom, super giant and downhill.
The total length of prepared tracks is more than 57 km!
However, the resort territory is not limited only by tracks. Mountain slopes allow off-track skiing, which will please the fans of the free-ride style very much. Look forward to an unforgettable experience and stunning beautiful landscapes, because all the tracks are above the wood level.

Check-in at the hotel, time at leisure

Please ensure that every passenger has the passport in their hand upon arrival as these will be handed in at the reception desk.

19:00-20:00 Dinner in the main restaurant of the hotel

A large area of ​​the restaurant allows simultaneous reception of up to 250 guests while maintaining a pleasant atmosphere and excellent service.
Real masters offer you breakfast and dinner on a "buffet" and a classic service a la card (according to the menu).
DAY 2

8:00-9:00 Breakfast in a hotel

Free day to have skiing

Gudauri is a growing resort, enchanting visitors with its wealth of opportunities for an active holiday in the mountains, unparalleled views, amazing colors, festive atmosphere, and the warm welcome which awaits its guests. Gudauri is situated 75 miles from Tiflis, near Cross Pass, at an altitude of 7205 feet above sea level. The ski season in Gudauri runs from December to mid-April. The snow on the slopes gets up to 5 feet deep. The weather is always warm and sunny, even though the resort is located high up in the mountains.
Gudauri has around 60 km of tracks with different levels of difficulty, marked and prepared using snowcats. For professionals there are the slalom tracks, the giant-slalom, the super-giant slalom, and the speed slope. All of the tracks are FIS certified. Gudauri is also renowned for its freeriding opportunities down the virgin slopes. The deep snow and the absence of stones and any avalanche risk make Gudauri the Mecca of freeriding.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
One-day skipass 15 15 19.20 288.00
Equipment rent (ski/snowboard) 15 15 23.04 345.60
Lessons of skiing and snowboarding with instructor (1 hour) 15 1 23.04 23.04
Lessons of freeride skiing and snowboarding (1 hour) 15 1 61.44 61.44
Freestyle lessons (1 hour) 15 1 61.44 61.44
Heliskiing tour (3 runs, 1 pax) 15 1 921.65 921.65
Paragliding from mountain Kudebi to hotel Gudauri Marco Polo (30- 35 min.) 15 1 168.97 168.97

19:00-20:00 Dinner in the main restaurant of the hotel

DAY 3

8:00-9:00 Breakfast in a hotel

10:0-14:00 Free time to have skiing

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
One-day skipass 15 15 19.20 288.00
Equipment rent (ski/snowboard) 15 15 23.04 345.60

15:00 Lunch with master classes of cooking Georgian cuisine

Spend an unforgettable time mastering you cooking skills. Whether an enthusiastic beginner or a more confident cook looking to advance your skills, this is a unique opportunity to learn and observe the secrets of the Georgian cuisine. When you have finished everything you prepare you will be able to enjoy your culinary delights. This is a culinary experience not to be missed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch (with soft drinks) 15 1 38.40 38.40

19:00-20:00 Dinner in the main restaurant of the hotel

DAY 4

Check-out of the hotel. Departure

• Please do not forget to instruct the Reception about wake-up calls, ensuring yourself about passports and Immigration Forms (that had been stamped by Immigrations and by hotel registration) taken from the hotel reception. Ensure correct and coordinated breakfast, luggage pull and bell service. Also provide time for individual payment at the reception for extra room charge.
• Official check out time in Georgia is 12 p.m. Latest check out is a subject of confirmation and should be discussed in advance.

10:00 Departure from Gudauri to Tbilisi Airport

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transportation service (Gudauri-Mtskheta-Tbilis Airport) 15 1 220.50 220.50
Professional English speaking guide 15 1 105.00 105.00

Sightseeing: Ananury castle complex

On the way to airport a stop near Ananuri, a fortress situated on the foreland by the Aragvi River, not far from Zhinvali water reservoir. It was built by the Dukes of Aragvi and its earliest parts date from the 13th century. The fortress is on the UNESCO Tentative list.
The fortress consist of two fortifications joined by a crenellated curtain wall. The upper fortification with a large square tower, known as Sheupovari, is well-preserved. The lower fortification, with a round tower, is mostly in ruins.
Enjoying beautiful views.

Airport Tbilisi Depature

PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 341.01 5,115.12
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 109.31 1,639.65
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 46.28 694.16
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 496.60 7,448.93
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