October 20 – 25
October 20 – 25
October 20 – 25
The story of Georgia’s magnificence could be told endlessly, and getting to know the country would be impossible on one trip, except for getting to meet it. But getting to know Georgia will leave a trail of unbelievable beauty, which will be attracting you back again and again. It is a country of legendary hospitality, with its rugged beauty of mountain temples and taverns of old Tbilisi, its unique dance culture and unmatched polyphonic polyphony.
6 days – 5 nights
20 – 25 of October. Tbilisi, Georgia
Goals and objectives of the choir tour
What will participants get?
- A memorable journey through a country with a rich choral culture.
- Performances in ancient Orthodox churches steeped in history and powerful energy.
- The excursion programme is designed to cover as much as possible.
- International Diplomas.* We are an accredited Spanish organiser, all our diplomas, certificates and other documents meet European standards and are internationally recognised and QR-coded.
- Certificates for Educators. Every teacher will receive a personalised international certificate with a Spanish stamp and evaluation of the prepared competitor, which can be used in a portfolio.
- Prestige. “Fiestalonia” collaborates with more than 30 universities, conservatories and choreographic academies around the world. With more than 20 Ministries of Education and Culture in Europe, Asia and America, collaborating with dozens of prestigious international federations.
Welcome to Georgia!
Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport.
You are met by Fiestalonia representative.
Transfer to the hotel with a guide, accommodation.
Breakfast at hotel.
Excursion around Tbilisi.
The capital of Georgia is unique. It stands on several mountainous hills, on which the ancient districts of the city “crawl” in layers. Tbilisi has the beautiful Kura River with its picturesque rocky banks, which flows through the city.
Tbilisi was founded by the Georgian King Vakhtang Gorgasali in the fifth century AD. In the 12th century Tbilisi became one of the important political, economic and cultural centres of the Caucasus and the Middle East. As the capital of one of the most powerful countries in the Caucasus region, Tbilisi was the crossroads of the main trade and cultural routes between east and west, south and north, the main route of the “Great Silk Road”.
We will visit the city centre, we will look at life of city dwellers, and our guides will tell you how the city breathes.
You will not only have the chance to admire, but also to learn much about the architectural and cultural monuments of the Old Town, which has been protected for centuries by the “Narikala” fortress with its castellated walls.
Visit Peace Bridge. On the left side of the bridge is temple Sioni, which we will also visit. Walk around Old Tbilisi, Rustaveli Avenue, Abanotubani (sulphur baths area).
On request (extra charge) you can visit sulphur baths – ‘Georgian Thermal Spa’.
The city of Tbilisi is based on sulphur springs. Alexander Pushkin, going to Arzrum in 1829, stopped in Tbilisi, where he visited the local baths and described in one of his works: “I have never seen anything more luxurious than the Tiflis baths, neither in Russia nor in Turkey…”.
Today they are modern equipped bathhouses, their water is taken from sulphur springs and there is a swimming pool filled with springs.
Sulphur springs are very good for the skin.
Return to the hotel.
Jvari and Mtskheta
Breakfast at hotel. Departure for excursion.
From Tbilisi we drive to Dzhvari monastery located on the top of the mountain.
According to legend, in the IV century a cross was erected here. It stood in an open place and was an object of public worship. In the second half of VI century on this place was erected a monastery Jvari. The temple up to now is preserved almost without changes. This is the place Lermontov described in his poem “Mtsyri”.
Arrival in Mtskheta.
Mtskheta is a museum city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is where the baptism of Georgia began.
Visit Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (1010-1029), in the base of which is buried one of the main relics of Christianity, the Chiton of the Lord, and the burial place of many kings of Georgia. There is also a part of the life-giving pillar.
Lunch during the tour.
Return back to hotel, dinner.
Tbilisi – Bodbe – Sighnaghi – Chumlaki – Tbilisi.
Breakfast at hotel, drive to festival + excursion.
Visit to Bodbe monastery.
Performance by choirs as part of festival.
Bodbe: monastery and episcopal complex of St. George, located in Kakheti, place Bodbe, was built in the IX century. Here are the remains of St. Nino enlightener of Georgia.
Transfer to Signagi. Sightseeing tour in Signagi.
Situated on a mountain, the small town of Sighnaghi, offers a view of the Alazani Valley and the Caucasus Mountains. The town is also famous for its fortress, which was built in XVIII century by King Erekle II and is included in the list of the most famous and biggest fortresses of Georgia. The walls of Signaghs fortress miraculously survived and today they surround the old part of town and extend far beyond the town borders. The fortress consists of 28 towers, each of which was built by the residents of the surrounding villages and have similar names.
For lunch we will visit a traditional Georgian family in the village of Chumlaki.
We will have wine tasting, shish kebab and khinkali making master class in traditional Kakhetian family and lunch. And also a Georgian choir, led by our host Giorgi.
Lunch is provided during the tour.
Return back to hotel, dinner
Tbilisi – Asureti – Tbilisi
Breakfast at hotel. Departure for festival and sightseeing.
Performance at ancient monastery complex.
Excursion to the Monastery of 13 Assyrians to the Abbot, archimandrite Seraphim Bit-Kharibi.
Services are conducted in two languages – Georgian and Aramaic, the language spoken by Jesus. Today divine services are conducted here by spiritual master and abbot of the monastery, His Eminence Seraphim Bit-Haribi.
During the tour lunch is provided.
Return to Tbilisi for dinner and gala-dinner with show-program.
Return to hotel, overnight in Tbilisi.
Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to airport
End of programme.
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