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HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Cron Palace Hotel 4* (overnights day 1-3, 5-6)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Hotel is located in the picturesque central district of Tbilisi – Ortachala. Cron Palace will open you wonderful views of Tbilisi. Restaurant, bars, spacious spa-center, that includes swimming pool, sauna, hamam and sport complex – these are just few places at the hotel that give you the opportunity to relax during your stay in Georgia.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: 30 Standard King Rooms 22 sq.m.
15 Standard Twin Rooms (with separate beds) 22 sq.m.
10 Suite Rooms – 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed 38 sq.m.
2 Penthouse – 1 king bed 50 sq.m.
2 Presidential Room – 1 Round Bed / 1 Sofa bed 55 sq.m.
• F&B OUTLETS: There are two restaurants at Cron Palace Tbilisi. Their menus combine food of various cuisines, so, our guests can try dishes for all tastes. If you prefer European, Russian or Georgian dishes visit Victoria Restaurant. Breakfasts for hotel guests and lunches for conference participants are served here.
As for Piano Bar’s menu, it contains a blend of European and Georgian cuisines. Traditional European cuisine creatively accented with artistic touches of Georgian, presenting really unique dishes. You’ll adore the combination of stylish décor, excellent service and inventive cuisine.
• OTHER FACILITIES: Spa-center with closed swimming pool, sauna and hamam; bar with refreshing drinks, located just next to the swimming pool in the Spa-center; Fitness-center; Concierge service; dry-cleaning and laundry; Multilingual staff; Easy access to the hotel for the guests with special needs; 24 hours room service in the rooms; Free parking; Shuttle service from hotel to old city free of charge.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Single room 36 3 2 99.85 599.10
Double room 36 3 17 111.37 5,679.87

Borjomi Palace 4* (overnights day 3-5)

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• PROPERTY DESCRIPTION & LOCATION: Borjomi Palace Hotel & Spa is located in Borjomi town centre, just 200 metres from the mineral water spring. It features a spa centre and a gym. The on-site spa centre offers various medical and cosmetic treatments, including massage services. You can work out in a gym, relax in a sauna and play billiards. Borjomi Train Station is 10 minutes’ walk away, and the distance to Tbilisi International Airport is 170 km.
• ACCOMMODATION & CATEGORIES: Borjomi Palace hotel has a total of 91 rooms, of which 27 are double rooms. All bright rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a kettle and a minibar. Modern bathrooms are fitted with a spa bath, and free toiletries are available.
• F&B OUTLETS: Georgian Wine House Restaurant offers various Georgian and European dishes. Also guests can have a drink at the bar and sing karaoke.
• OTHER FACILITIES: table tennis, table hockey, billiards, wine house, open bungalow, conference room, wireless internet, medical center, 24-hour security, parking space, yard, sauna, hamam, pool, fitness room
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Single room 36 2 2 76.80 307.20
Double room 36 2 17 96.00 3,264.00
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, transfer to the hotel

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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
Deluxe Coach (40 seats) for transfer from airport + transfer to/from dinner 36 1 245.77 245.77
English speaking guide for transfer from airport + transfer to/from dinner 36 1 184.62 184.62

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.

19:30 Departure from the hotel for dinner

20:00 22:00 Dinner in restaurant Kalanda

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: traditional Gerogian
• CAPACITY: The restaurant has 1 large hall and 4 small halls
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: Restaurant "Kalanda" is located in the left coast of river Mtkvari, which has one big hall decorated with traditional old Georgian balconies and paintings, big hall can accommodate 180 persons. In the garden there are 4 coupes where can accommodate 20-25 persons.
Cousin is Georgian - Europian, made by the best cooks and with the eco products.
Every evening you can listen to live music, at the same time every evening you are able to enjoy Georgian traditional Dance Show.
• ADDITIONAL SERVICES: Wi-Fi Internet. Everyday, Live music / Georgian traditional dances
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu (indicational rate) 36 36 26.88 967.68
DAY 2

10:00 Departure from the hotel

10:00 13:00 Sightseeing in Tbilisi

• 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
Two-way tickets on cable route (to Narikala fortress) 36 36 3.07 110.52

13:00 14:30 Lunch in restaurant Machakhela

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TYPE OF CUISINE: Traditional Georgian
CAPACITY: There are two large rooms and two summer terraces, one on the first floor balcony with views over the river towards Matekhi church and Avlabari. This is one of a chain, with four restaurants in the city.
LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: This is Georgian style restaurant in terms of décor, serving fresh cooked dishes. Specializing in Georgian cuisine, it has an extensive menu and a long drinks list. There are two large rooms and two summer terraces, one on the first floor balcony with views over the river towards Matekhi church and Avlabari. This is one of a chain, with four restaurants in the city.
Machakhela is famous for its tasty Acharuli khachapuri and many other pastries made of cheese or vegetables. Besides high-quality ingredients and experienced cooks, one of the most important reasons why their khachapuris are so tasty, is that they are baked in a wood-fired oven, what gives incomparable color and taste.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu (indicational rate) 36 36 19.20 691.20

14:30 17:00 Continuation of City Tour with Walking Elements

DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: Thereafter going up to Mtatsminda mountain and Pantheon (burial place of famous writers, poets, statesmen of Georgia and the world).
Walking through the central street Rustaveli Ave and restored Mardzhaneshvili street.
At the end of the day taking a walk along famous streets Sharden and Leselidze.
MAIN ATTRACTION: Mtatsminda mountain and Pantheon, Rustaveli Ave, Mardzhaneshvili street
RECOMMENDATIONS: To women a request to have at itself a kerchief
SPECIAL NOTES: Do not enter in church in shorts

OPTIONAL: Excursion and Sparkling wines tasting at world-known “Bagrationi 1882” Factory

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• DESCRIPTION: In just fourty-five minutes, you will enhance your knowledge of sparkling wine production methods and enjoy a variety of our wines. Here you will taste 10 sorts of wine with Georgian bread, cheese and fruits. “BAGRATIONI 1882” JSC Bagrationi 1882 is the first specialized company in Georgian producing sparkling wine in Georgia. The Company was founded in 1937. Nowadays Bagrationi 1882 is the leader of sparkling wines market in Georgia.
The name of JSC Bagrationi 1882 is connected to the name of Georgian Kings descendent Ivane Bagrationi –Mukhraneli, who started production of Georgian sparkling wines using French method of second fermentation in bottles in the middle of XIX century. For the first time the production acquired the world-wide acknowledgment in 1882 in Saint-Petersburg where it was awarded the highest prize - Grand Prix on the International Exhibition.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: Here you will enhance your knowledge of sparkling wine production methods and enjoy a variety of wines with Georgian bread, cheese and fruits.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Price for excursion and tasting 36 36 26.88 967.68

20:00 22:00 Dinner in the restaurant Mravaljamier

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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.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu (indicational rate) 36 36 26.88 967.68

10:00 22:30 Transport and English speaking guide

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Deluxe Coach 36 1 268.81 268.81
English speaking Guide 36 1 153.61 153.61
DAY 3

10:00 Departure from the hotel to Borjomi

Tour to Borjomi with stops on the way (230 km distance)

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• DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: Departure to Borjomi. Stop in Gori where Joseph Stalin was born, and now there is his museum (excursion). Next visit to "Uplistsihe" - awesome city, founded in the late II millennium BC. This ancient fortress - a fabulous work on the creation of a city from a rock. Cave Town-Fortress Uplistsihe is situated on a rocky massif in 15 km eastwards to town Gori on the left bank of the river Mtkvari. The fortress is mentioned in chronicles from earliest times. Its history begins in the I-II millennium B.C. Uplistsikhe was an important religious, political and cultural centre in the Hellenistic and the late Antique periods (IV c. B.C. - IV c. A.D.). The town was in its heyday as far back as the 9th - 11th centuries. In 13th century, it was ravaged by Mongols. Archaeological excavations have revealed extraordinary artefacts of different epochs: beautiful golden, silver and bronze jewellery, magnificent samples of ceramics and sculptures.
Lunch will be offered for the guests in traditional restaurant.
Arrival to Borjomi. Visit to Kharagauli park where you will have possibility to taste world-famous Borjomi mineral water directly from the spring.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: the guests will see the place where one of the most well-known Russian (Soviet) Politicians was born. Joseph Stalin’s Museum complex in Gori consists of memorial house, where Stalin was born, exposition building with tower and Stalin’s personal coach with interior, by which he had travelled to Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. Museum houses Stalin’s personal things, study room of Kremlin, manuscripts, gifts from over the world, Stalin’s mask, paintings.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance tickets to Gori Museum, Uplistsikhe Cave Town and Kharagauli National Park 36 36 15.36 552.96
Lunch in local restaurant 36 1 0.00 0.00
English Speaking Guide full day with overnight in Bonjomi 36 1 268.81 268.81
Comfortable bus full day with overnight in Borjomi 36 1 499.23 499.23

GENERAL: BORJOMI DESCRIPTION

HISTORY: Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia, In the Middle Ages, the area of what is now Borjomi was part of the Tori province. It was populated by a series of forts guarding the strategic crossroad of routes leading to the western, eastern, and southern provinces of Georgia. Three important forts – those of “Gogia”, “Petra”, and “Sali” – still overlook the town from nearby hills. The post-Soviet years of political and economic crisis hindered development of the area, but it remained a popular destination for internal tourism. In the 2000s, a growing government and private investment into tourism and municipal infrastructure helped Borjomi recover.
DESCRIPTION: The climatic health and spa resort Borjomi is situated in the Mtkvari river plain, in the forested valley with the rivers Borjomula and Gujaretistskali. It stretches over an area of more than 600 hectares. Near the town, between the altitude of 850 to 2200 m is located the Borjomi Nature Reserve, where you can meet the oriental spruce, Caucasian fir, pine, beech, oak, hornbeam, elm, and chestnut trees. Borjomi climate is moderately humid with warm and long summers and mild winters. The main treatment at the resort is mineral spring water. Favorable conditions for this treatment are inherent in several Borjomi areas: Likani, Phapha, Plateau.
LIFESTYLE: Here you can visit several Georgian restaurants, national park Borjom-Kharaguli, taste mineral water Borjomi.

Arrival to the hotel. Dinner at the hotel (included in accomodation price)

DAY 4

10:00 Departure from the hotel for active day. Please choose activity in advance

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Optionally: lunch - outdoor picnic 36 36 23.04 829.44

- Rafting

ENTERTAINMENT: (optional) Rafting tour along The Kura River to Borjomi Gorge. Starting point - village Chitahevi. Duration of the descent - 1 hour 30 minutes. Distance - 14 km.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Participation price 36 36 42.24 1,520.64

- Horseback Riding

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Participation per person 36 36 53.76 1,935.36

- Quads Excursion

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Participation per person 36 36 57.60 2,073.60

13:00 Arrival to the hotel. Half-Day at leisure. Lunch and dinner in the hotel (price is included in accomodation)

Transport and English speaking guide full day including overnight in Borjomi

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Deluxe Coach 36 1 307.22 307.22
English speaking Guide 36 1 268.81 268.81
DAY 5

10:00 Departure from the hotel to Tbilisi

Tour on the way to Tbilisi

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• DESCRIPTION / ROUTE: Borjomi- Mtskheta –Tbilisi.
Stop in Mtskheta – ancient capita of Georgia. Visit to Cathedral Svetitskhoveli (XII century), Monastery Samtavro (XI century). Going up to the monastery Jvari (V century), where you will enjoy beautiful view of an ancient capital. Here, in Mtskheta we will visit wine cellar of national peasant family, testing Georgian wine and chacha + lessons of cooking Georgian cuisine.
Arrival in Tbilisi.
• MAIN ATTRACTION: Cathedral Svetitskhoveli (XII century) – stands on the site chosen by St. Nino as the place for the first church in Georgia. Situated at the confluence of the Aragvi and Mtkvari rivers, the cathedral was built by architect Arsukidze in the early 11th century and is the place where Georgian kings were crowned and buried. The cathedral is one of the most sacred places in Georgia and the place where Christ’s robe is said to be buried.
Convent Samtavro (XI century) former residence of the lords of Mtskheta is a burial and coronation site of Georgian royal family. The first Christian King, Mirian and his wife Nana are buried in the church. The main building of the complex is the great church of Samtavro. The tiny church of St Nino dates from the 4th c. In the North-west stands a handsome three-storey bell-tower of 13th c. The South-west buildings have functioned both as a nunnery and theological seminary of the Georgian Orthodox Church.
Jvari monastery (V century) The name is translated as the Monastery of the Cross. According to traditional accounts, in the early 4th century Saint Nino stayed here to pray and erected a wooden cross on Mtskheta’s highest hill. The church was built on the crest of a cliff at a confluence of the rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi. It is a representative of the tetraconch architectural type that was popular not only in Georgia but also in Byzantine world. Jvari served as a model for many other churches in the country. Unusual and varied relief sculptures decorate its façades. The importance of Jvari complex increased over time and attracted many pilgrims. According to the legend pilgrims visiting the site shed tears while praying and the nearby natural lake was named the Lake of tears.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Wine Tasting, Lunch, master classes of cooking Georgian cuisine in traditional Georgian Marani 36 36 30.72 1,105.92

Arrival to Tbilisi, time at leisure

20:00 22:00 Gala Dinner in restaurant Old House

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• TYPE OF CUISINE: traditional Georgian
• LOCATION & DESCRIPTION: The Old House restaurant or Dzveli Sakhli might be the best choice if you want to enjoy authentic Georgian cuisine. It can be found right on the banks of the Kura River. During the summer, try to select a table on the terrace, as there is nearly always a breeze there and the Old House provides a great refuge from the midday heat. The interior is like a real country house, with a well, a wood stove and other attributes suited to the style, as well as countless niches and opportunities to hide if you don't want to sit in the main hall.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Menu (indicational rate) incl. Georgian Wine and Chacha 36 36 38.40 1,382.40

Transport and English speaking guide full day

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Deluxe Coach 36 1 422.42 422.42
English speaking Guide 36 1 192.01 192.01
DAY 6

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.

Stop on the way to the airport at Dry Bridge for shopping souvenirs

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DESCRIPTION: Dry Bridge is the place where you can buy any kind of traditional Georgian souvenirs. It lies a few hundred meters down from Rustaveli Avenue in the center of Tbilisi. For decades, people have gathered under the shadows of the plane trees here, selling mostly old Soviet things like dishes, medals, cameras, watches, old cassettes and music players. You’ll find all kinds of knick-knacks and charming miscellanea at this open-air market – original art, decorative drinking horns and daggers, shaggy hats, accordions, as well as china, glass and silver being sold off by impoverished old folk. Open daily if the weather is good, from 10:00 - 17:00

Airport Tbilisi Depature

  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Transport for transfer 36 1 153.61 153.61
English speaking guide 36 1 115.21 115.21
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 273.62 9,850.17
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 187.39 6,746.04
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 85.56 3,080.13
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 546.57 19,676.34
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